Events at the Resort

Live Music in the Lobby

Saturdays 7pm-10pm

A rotating ticket of regional musicians perform every Saturday.  Cozy up in a comfortable couch in our historic front lobby with a front and center view of the Lake.

Fall Food & Wine Adventure Weekend

Friday, November 13th-Sunday November 15th

Chef/owner Jean Robillard of “Bistro One” in Thunder Bay, Canada, joins Chef Rob of Lutsen Resort for another fabulous weekend of delicious food and fun.   

Friday Night Food & wine pairings 8 PM
Saturday Night six course dinner 6 PM
Sunday Morning champagne brunch

Craft Beer Dinner

Saturday, Febuary 26th

Join us for a multi-course dinner with craft beer pairings set by a Minnesota Brewer. Stay tuned for details to come.

Area Events

Radio Waves Music Festival

Friday, September 11th-Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Area residents and visitors of all ages are invited to come together for three days of music at Sweetheart’s Bluff in Grand Marais as part of the 8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival. Over 30 bands at an incredible outdoor venue, with dancing and children’s activities, are sure to make this year’s festival the best ever.

Tickets are $10 per day or $20 for the weekend, children ages 12 and under are free!

Sponsored by WTIP North Shore Community Radio, the Radio Waves Music Festival features a diverse line-up that reflects the incredible talent and diversity of North Shore musicians. This year’s line-up offers a variety of genres, from rock to folk, jazz, swing, and country.

Unplugged XIV The Northern Harvest

Thursday, September 17th-Saturday, September 20th, 2015

For the Fourteenth Anniversary of Unplugged, North House presents a rich array of musical opportunity.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 with Mountain Stage Radio | BUY Tickets

Martha Scanlan | Charlie Parr | Tift Merritt | Haley Bonar | More TBD

Friday, September 18, 2015 with Mountain Stage Radio | BUY Tickets

Ron Sexsmith | Serena Ryder | Mandolin Orange | John Mark Nelson | More TBA

Saturday, September 19 | BUY Tickets

North House Folk School’s Unplugged XIV – Fourteen Years of Singer/Songwriters, led by founder and Minnesota native, Grammy award winner and creator of Unplugged, Jon Vezner.

Crossing Borders Studio Tour

Friday, September 25th-Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Learn more about the creative process during this tour of artist studios along the Highway 61 from Duluth to Thunder Bay.

The public is invited to participate in a FREE self-guided tour of a select group of professional Artist Studios located along the Minnesota North Shore of Lake Superior.
The Crossing Borders Studio Tour offers a unique opportunity to visit the home studios of the artists and view and purchase artwork. Learn about the artists’ processes and how this environment influences our aesthetic decisions.

Featured this year are stone sculpture, Ojibwe art work, pottery, weaving, glass sculpture and jewelry, print making, wood turning and carving, furniture, metal works and jewelry, leather, and flint-knapping. While traveling between the studios, visitors will enjoy the amazing fall colors and panoramic views of Lake Superior.

Moose Madness Family Festival

Friday, October 16th-Sunday, October 18th, 2015

The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais the 3rd weekend in October! Our favorite species specimen, “alces alces”, Murray-the-Moose, will be around town for the much sought-after photo opportunity, and moose-related activities are planned for everyone!

Click on the Moose News Tribune link below to view and print the busy 2014 weekend Festival schedule, 2015 will feature many of the same great activities!


Lake Superior Storm Festival

Friday, November 6th-Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Join us this November 6-8, 2015 for the second annual Lake Superior Storm Festival — a celebration of Superior’s wild side.

There’s nothing quite like a November gale — wind howling, icy waves lashing the rocks, a shiver of awe running down your spine. Treat yourself to a storm-season retreat before the bedlam of the holidays begins. This event honors the power and wild beauty of the Big Lake.

25th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend

Friday, November 6th-Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Each year the North Shore Music Association sponsors a great weekend for Bluegrass musicians and fans at Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior.
Friday is check-in, registration and jamming, Saturday is workshops, more jamming and an evening concert by our featured group, and Sunday is… more jamming before check-out. It’s a pickin’ weekend in a relaxed setting, and a wonderful opportunity to connect with your Bluegrass friends. There’s no cap on workshop participants, so relax and register when you arrive.

The weekend includes a Saturday evening performance open to the public.
Reserve your rooms now for your bluegrass weekend at Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior! Don’t miss their “3 days for the price of 2″ special, for Bluegrass Masters Weekend attendees only. Call (888) 752-2399 for reservations.

Winter's Gathering & Arctic Film Festival

Friday, November 20th-Sunday, November 22th, 2015

Celebrate the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel
and traditional life ways in the North. Coursework, workshops, a winter tent camp, gear swap, community dancing, evening films, featured speakers and more. 

Featured Speaker
Australian adventurer and author Tim Cope is this year's featured speaker. He'll be sharing about his 6,000-mile journey across the Eurasian steppe by horse--recounted in his book On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads. Tim has also studied as a wilderness guide in the Finnish and Russian subarctic, ridden a bicycle across Russia to China, and rowed a boat along the Yenisey River through Siberia to the Arctic Ocean. Tim will speak Saturday night of the event and offer event coursework. More information coming soon!

Event Highlights
Great Gear & Ski Swap - International Arctic Films
Winter Tent Camping - Snowshoe Shuffle Dance
Deep Freeze Chili Feed - Winter Skills Seminars


Calendar of Area Events

Check out the Calendar of Area Events for all live music in the area.

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