Grand Marais has a number of clubs and organizations, all of whom welcome new members. If you need information not listed here, please contact us and we'll put you in touch with the right person.
Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce - the Chamber meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 at the Community Center. Our Chamber is made up of local business owners and interested individuals who want to promote Grand Marais. The Chamber sponsors many of the major events during the year, including the annual Fishing Tournament, Music and Arts Festival, Fourth of July Celebration, Cabin Fever weekend, and more. Visit the Chamber page for more information.
Grand Marais Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 26-12 - The Coast Guard Auxiliary provides a vital service to boaters who use the waters around Grand Marais. Their rescue boat, the Burt II, is moored here in town and stands ready to help boaters in trouble. The Auxiliary is a volunteer corps and new members are always welcome. Monthly meetings of the Auxiliary are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm, at the Coast Guard Auxiliary building at the end of Coast Guard Point. Visit their website for more information.
Grand Marais Historical Society - the Historical Society operates three museum in Grand Marais: the Old Post Office Museum, which showcases the rich history of the area; the Pickle Barrel House Museum, former residence of author-illustrator William Donahey; and the Lightkeeper's House Museum, which is the restored 1906 home of the Grand Marais lightkeepers. The Historical Society also maintains two public gardens, the Pickle Barrel Historic Iris Garden and the Old Post Office Memorial Rose Garden, and the Promenade Through the Past historic walking tour. Visit their web page for more information, including merchandise.
Grand Marais Sno-Trails - home of "Da Crazy 8s", so named because the Sno-Trails Club maintains our snowmobile trails: Trail # 8, Trail # 88, and Trail # 888. Snowmobiling is an important activity to the economy of the town, and the Sno-Trails club operates three groomers that keep our trails in top condition. They also brush (clear) the trails in the fall, and put up/take down the trail signs. New members are always welcome! Visit the Grand Marais Sno-Trails web page for more information.
Grand Marais Womens Club - the Women's Club is one of the oldest organizations in Grand Marais. They sponsor a number of events in town, including the annual Volunteer Dinner, Community Christmas Celebration, Holiday Bazaar, Hunter's Dinner, and more. They also provide scholarships to area students and promote town beautification projects. The Women's Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 at the Community Center. New members are always welcome.
AA Meeting - the group meets at 1:00pm every Sunday in the basement meeting room of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Anyone is welcome.
Alzheimer's Memory Group - meets the first Monday of each month at 1:00 at the Community Center. Do you know of the abuse of a senior or someone else? Know of a scam going on? Help is now available. Call Gee at 494 2451 anytime.
Community Hymn Sing (May - October) - held the first Sunday of every month at Methodist Church, at 7:00pm. All are invited.
Food Pantry - the food pantry is located at the First Lutheran Church and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00pm for anyone who might need it.