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July 2019

Canada Day at Fort William

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Fort William Historical Park Ontario Canada + Google Map

July 1, Monday Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, with family-friendly festivities, exciting activities and fun contests. Face the challenge of the Zorb Ball Inflatable Obstacle Course. Enjoy canoe rides on the Kaministiquia River, wagon rides, and the bouncy castles. Test your aim with axe throwing and the paintball accuracy challenge. Make Canada Day crafts and get your face painted. Visit the farm animals. Try your hand at carnival games and contests for prizes. And…

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Lake Superior North Shore Fourth of July Festivities

July 4
North Shore MN United States

Head to Tofte for a full line-up of family-friendly events, beginning at 11 a.m., including food and a beer garden, live music by Josh Schmidt and Cook County’s Most Wanted, minnow races, an arts and crafts show, bingo, bouncy houses, and a parade at 2 p.m. There will also be a spaghetti dinner at Zoar Lutheran Church at 5 p.m. At roughly 10 p.m., find a spot in either Grand Marais, Tofte, Grand Portage, Two Harbors or Silver Bay for…

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Thunder Bay Blues Festival

July 5 - July 7
Marina Park Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

The 18th Annual Thunder Bay Blues Festival is sure to entertain this year, with 20 blues artists performing, including this year’s headliners Johnny Reid, Bryan Adams, and Burton Cummings and Band. Held at Marina Park in Thunder Bay, other performers include Amanda Marshall, Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Meghan Patrick, 54.40, St Paul and the Minneapolis Funk Allstars, Dawn Tyler Watson, and The Trews. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Thunder Bay…

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Hovland, MN Arts Festival

July 5 @ 10:00 am - July 6 @ 4:00 pm CDT
Hovland Town Hall Hovland, MN United States

The 14th Annual Hovland Arts Festival, held at the Hovland Town Hall, will showcase 30 artists, featuring everything from jewelry, paintings and pottery, to carvings, photography and fiber arts. Artists include Marcie McIntire, Katy Attleson, Jo Wood, Lou Pignolet, Joan Farnam, Dwayne Wabegijig, Lori Maly, Lenore Lampi, and more. There will also be live music and food provided by Trinity Lutheran Church.

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Watercraft Exhibit Open House

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center Grand Marais, MN United States

An Open House will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to celebrate the newly opened Watercraft Exhibit Building at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center, located on the Gunflint Trail. The new timber-framed building houses various watercraft, motors and artifacts on display for visitors to get a glimpse of how the earlier residents of the Gunflint Trail traveled the waterways. There will be cake and beverages, and admission is free, with access to the entire campus: the museum, nature center, the…

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Two Harbors Heritage Days

July 11 @ 12:00 am - July 14 @ 12:00 am CDT
Two Harbors Two Harbors, MN United States
Two Harbors Heritage Days features two parades, live entertainment, a 5k run/walk, vendors, games and more.

The annual Two Harbors Heritage Days features four days of family fun. Activities include live music and entertainment, a medallion hunt, helicopter rides, a bungee jump and slide, arts and craft vendors, a golf scramble, a lutefisk toss, a street dance, pancake breakfasts, the Lake Superior Zoomobile, a 5k run/walk, class reunions, and more. A Kiddie Parade will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, followed by a free ice cream social and kids’ activities at Thomas Owens Park. On…

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Bay Days Festival

July 12 @ 12:00 am - July 14 @ 12:00 am CDT
Silver Bay, MN Silver Bay, MN United States

This year’s Bay Days Festival, held in Silver Bay, features live music, vendors, kids’ activities, pancake breakfasts, a street dance, raffle drawings, a silent auction, a bean bags tournament, a golf scramble, the Friends of the Library book sale, and more. A parade will be held on Friday at 6 p.m., followed by family yard games at City Hall and fireworks at dusk. The Bay to Bay Run/Walk will be held Saturday morning, followed by the Soap Box Derby. The…

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Grand Marais, MN Arts Festival

July 13 - July 14
Annual Grand Marais Art Festival, held in downtown Grand Marais,

The 29th Annual Grand Marais Art Festival, held in downtown Grand Marais, will feature over 70 local and regional artists, showcasing their unique, handcrafted work. Enjoy a selection of artwork, such as jewelry, photography, woodcarvings, pottery, watercolor paintings, fiber art and more. There will also be hands-on art-making activities, demonstrations, mini-classes, and more. Also occurring is the Clothesline Art Sale Fundraiser; 5x7-inch original works of art hung in the Art Colony festival booth. Each piece will sell for $35. And…

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Living with Fire

July 13 @ 8:00 am CDT

Attend a free, one-day informational workshop in Grand Marais to understand more about wildfires and how to live safely within a fire-dependent environment. Held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center, there will be discussions, vendor exhibits, demonstrations, snacks, Smokey the Bear, afternoon tours of fuel reduction sites and lunch provided. There will also be free prizes given away at the end of the day. Discussions include “Wildlife Impacts on Our Local Tourism Economy,” “Firewise Principles and…

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Lundie Vacation Home Tour

July 13 @ 10:00 am CDT

The 15th Annual Lundie Vacation Home Tour will visit five sites on the North Shore of Lake Superior. See historic and architecturally significant sites of timber frame construction, including the historic Slade House. End the tour with a picnic on Ledge Rock, complete with a beverage bar. Tour transportation is provided; tour registration required. There will also be a panel discussion of Edwin Lundie and his works, hosted by authors Dale Mulfinger and Peter O’Toole from 10-11:30 a.m. at the…

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Taste of Duluth

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm CDT
3rd Annual Taste of Duluth, held in Bayfront Park

The 3rd Annual Taste of Duluth, held in Bayfront Park, is taking on a new look and sound this year, with culture and cuisine at the forefront. New this year will be strolling musicians, as well as a kid’s area. Performers featured on the mainstage will reflect many of the ethnic origins that are a rich part of Duluth’s history. There will also be plenty of ethnic and American food offerings, including sample sizes. Enjoy lots of good food, live…

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Kelley Hunt

July 13 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Kelley Hunt

A forward-thinking songwriter and pioneer in the blues, roots and gospel traditions, Kelley Hunt has earned the respect of thousands of devoted fans across North America and Europe, with her unflappable will, blazing talent as a live performer, powerhouse voice and spellbinding mastery of the keys. With over 1,500 performances to her name, six guest appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, and consistent high praise from critics, Hunt is one of those rare independent artists who have forged their own…

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Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

July 17 @ 12:00 am CDT
Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

The annual Gunflint Trail Canoe Races, which began in 1976, is a fundraiser for the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department. Held at Gunflint Lodge on Gunflint Lake, this year’s event includes 17 canoe races for multiple ages and abilities, including the fun-to-watch gunnel canoe race. There will also be a live and silent auction, a food tent with delicious supper options, and $5 raffle tickets. One lucky raffle ticket holder will win a Current Designs Solara 120 Kayak. Raffle tickets…

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West End Flower Show

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
The West End Garden Club, will hold their annual flower show on Saturday, July 20.

The West End Garden Club, (representing the communities of Schroeder, Tofte and Lutsen), will hold their annual flower show on Saturday, July 20. This year’s theme is Painted Garden, and it will feature beautiful, unique arrangements and refreshments. Master gardeners from the local Cook County Extension Office will be on hand to share information and answer questions, as well as provide valuable resources. The show will take place from 1-5 p.m. at the Birch Grove Community Center in Tofte.

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