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Ongoing Local Events and Announcements

Foot Care Clinic

Senior Center, Grand Marais

The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Cook County Department of Public Health and Human Services offer a foot care clinic at the Senior Center in downtown Grand Marais on the third Tuesday of each month. The clinic is held from 9 to 11 AM on a first-come, first-served basis. People seeking foot care are asked to bring their own soap, towel and bucket for soaking their feet. More information is available from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic at 387-2330.

Go Dog North Shore

Gunflint Dog & Horse Park

Volunteers are needed one Saturday a month to ensure the proper disposal of all dog waste. Time commitment would be about one hour monthly. More information is available from Cathy at 370-9494 or

Grand Marais Art Colony

First Street and Third Avenue

The Grand Marais Art Colony offers exhibits, events, activities and classes in a variety of media and for adults and kids.

The Art Colony and gift shop are open from 9 am to 4 pm daily. More information about courses, events and registration are available at 387-2737 or, and on the website,

Grand Marais Public Library

First Street and Second Avenue West

The Grand Marais Public Library hosts a variety of events and programs for families, children, and adults. 

Many of the Library's public events are sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and funded in whole or in part by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The library is located one-half block off Hwy 61 on 1st St and 2nd Ave W in downtown Grand Marais. The library is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm; on Wednesdays from 10 am to 8 pm; and on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. The library is closed on Sundays and holidays. More information on library programs is available from Patsy Ingebrigtsen, 387-1140, or, and on the website,

Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

Gunflint Lodge

The Gunflint Trail Canoe Races will be held Wednesday, July 19th at 4:30 pm at Gunflint Lodge. Volunteers are needed for every phase of the event, from providing raffle prizes, to preparing food, and selling raffle tickets.  For more information or to volunteer, call Race Coordinator Arden Byers at 218-388-9475.

Ham Lake fire anniversary

Chik Wauk Museum

The 10th Anniversary of the Ham Lake fire is May 5th. Chik Wauk Museum is preparing an exhibit to commemorate that event which affected many aspects of our community. Please share your stories or photos at ham lake fire dot org, or contact or

Kindling Curiosity - Lighting the Creative Spark

Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church
Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery

The Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery features a community art show: "Kindling Curiosity - Lighting the Creative Spark." This annual show - sponsored by Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church - features artwork submitted by community members, and will run through April 9. More information is available from the Johnson Heritage Post by calling 218-387-2314.

Live-streaming and archives of local governmental meetings

Good Measure Media

Good Measure Media offers live-streaming and archives of local governmental meetings that can be accessed at good measure media dot com; the county website at co dot cook dot m n dot u s; the city's website at c i grand-marais dot m n dot u s; or on our website at wtip dot org.

The County Board meets the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 8: 30 am, and the City Council meets the second and last Wednesdays of the month.


North House Folk School

500 West Highway 61

North House Folk School offers classes in northern craft and hosts a variety of public events and activities. The campus is located at 500 West Hwy 61, on the harbor in Grand Marais. Local residents receive a 25% discount on class fees. More information is available at 218-387-9762 or 888-387-9762, by email at, and on the website, Registration for classes and events is available by phone and on the website. 



Northeast Veterans Transportation Program

The Northeast Veterans Transportation Program will provide rides to veterans at no cost. Any veteran traveling for a VA scheduled appointment is eligible to use this service. The program is seeking volunteer drivers. More information is available from Veterans Service Officer Pat Strand at 387-3639.

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