Fun November Events 2019

There’s no better place to be this November than at Odyssey Resorts. There are many activities and entertainment options throughout the month, no matter your interest. We’ve rounded up eight of the most popular events that showcase the best of the area. Book a trip and plan your travels around a few our or favorites and find out why the North Shore is special in November.


#1 Gales of November

The peak of storm season culminates with the ‘Gales of November’ — a natural phenomenon on Lake Superior that occurs when cold air from the north and warm air from the south converge. The winds create ferocious and frigid waves that are a thrilling sight. Afterwards head back to your resort bar to warm up with a cup of cocoa or a specialty cocktail.

#2 Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald Celebration

Photo by Dennis O'Hara - Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial.

Famously, the Edmund Fitzgerald was shipwrecked on Lake Superior Nov. 10, 1975. The annual Memorial Ceremony commemorates 44 years of remembrance and takes place 7 p.m. November 10 at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Honor the history and legacy of this North Shore legend and take part in something special. Learn more at

#3 Bentleyville Tour of Lights

The Bentleyville Tour of Lights is the largest free walk through lighting display in the United States and is open Nov. 23 – Dec. 28. This family friendly event features more than 5 million lights decorated throughout a 20-acre park located beside Lake Superior. A variety of festive events are available in addition to the dazzling light displays. Learn more at

#4 Thanksgiving Buffets with Amazing Views

Gather your loved ones for a trip to remember and plan your Thanksgiving feast at the North Shore. Caribou Highlands, Larsmont Cottages, and Grand Superior Lodge host spectacular Thanksgiving buffets that are perfect for family and friends. Celebrate the holiday together and let Odyssey Resorts take care of all the cooking and cleaning up.

#5 Oh Ole Night

Join this quirkey small-town tradition on Oh Ole Night and jump start your holiday spirit! A family fun parade kicks off the evening and is followed by lighting of the town tree and fireworks.

#6 North Shore Readers & Writers Festival

Hey, bookworms! Don’t write off this upcoming event. The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival Nov. 7-10 at Grand Marais Art Colony celebrates the literary arts. Readers, writers, and book professionals will gather to attend panel discussions, classes, author talks, and more!

#7 Lake Superior Storms Festival

A wave of excitement means organizers of the Lake Superior Storm Festival are getting ready for another year. The highly anticipated event takes place Nov. 8-10 and features an entertaining schedule that honors the Big Lake. Weekend activities include recreational contests, food and drinks, arts, and more! Plan to be a part of this annual North Shore tradition.

#8 Winterer's Gathering & Artic Film Fest

For film fans and those of fond of winter, we have the event for you. The Winterer’s Gathering & Artic Film Fest Nov. 22-24 celebrates winter travel and traditional life in the North. The weekend features winter-centric coursework, a winter tent camp, gear swap, dancing, film festival, speakers, and more cultural activities.

There is so much to see and do on the North Shore. Book a trip to Odyssey Resorts this November and craft your own perfect getaway.