Summer Fun in Lutsen – 2018 Edition

Lutsen Tours

Ongoing, Unique Summer Tours:

North House Campus Tour
June 9th,| 2 pm

Come learn a little about this place where so many folks learn a lot!


Flavorful Events

Hopped Up Caribou
Friday July 13th through July 15th

Don’t miss out on a 4-course beer paired dinner featuring Beaver Island Brewery during the 8th annual Hopped Up Caribou festival. Plus a beerfest pig-roast on Saturday.


Music Events

Ongoing, Unique Summer Music:

Hopped Up Caribou
Friday July 13th through July 15th

Music for everyone throughout this 3-day craft beer celebration. Big Wave Dave and The Ripples on Saturday Night and Lutsen’s local favorite Timmy Haus to play both Friday and Saturday night.

Fourth of July – Tofte
Wednesday, July 4th | Fireworks @ 10 pm

Enjoy a true small town 4th of July celebration in Tofte. Complete with the Tofte Trek 10k Trail Run, a parade, beer garden, food vendors, craft fair and live music! Fireworks will be at 10pm.


Even More Fun!

Biggest Blueberry Contest on the Gunflint Trail
July 20th – August 11th 

Blueberries will be measured by weight, and must be picked fresh and not store bought. The weekly contest will have three rounds, with prize drawings occurring on the last day of each round:

  • Friday July 20 – Saturday July 28
  • Friday July 27 – Saturday August 4
  • Friday August 3 – Saturday August 11

Lutsen 99er
June 23rd |Lutsen Mt.

The Lutsen 99er is your chance to race through the beauty of Minnesota’s North Shore—or, sit back and cheer as a fan. The Midwest’s premier Ultra Mountain Bike Race takes place high above the shores of beautiful Lake Superior. For both racers and fans, the event is an adventure you’ll not soon forget.

Gunflint Trail Canoe Races
Wednesday, July 18th | Beginning @ 4:30 pm

There’s something for everyone at the 2018 Gunflint Trail Canoe Races! Races for all ages, silent auctions, and food tents.

Grand Marais Art Festival
July 14th through July 15th | Grand Marais 

Over 70 local and regional artists set up by the shores of Lake Superior for two days during the peak of summer to showcase their unique handcrafted work and provide insight into their artistic process through demonstration and dialogue.