May
31
Thu
Preschool Storytime at the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
May 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Free storytime for preschoolers at the public library. Held weekly on Thursday mornings.

Jun
6
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States

Longville’s iconic Turtle Races have been enjoyed by children of all ages for the last 50 years. Back in the mid-60’s Russ Nyvall started the races after realizing that there was a need to entertain residents and those vacationing in the area during the summer.

Every Wednesday afternoon from June through late August, streams of cars descend on the little town of Longville on the shores of Girl Lake to race turtles.

Today, the turtle mobile rumbles into town at about noon each Wednesday. Promptly at 12:30 nearly 25 volunteers magically appear and unload the turtle mobile, close off main street, and transform the town into a mini-county fair.

Join us Each Wednesday, June 6 to August 22, 2018 (Exception: July 4th)!
Registration: 1:00 pm
Contests: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Games: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Resort Turtle Race: 2:00 pm
Turtle Races: 2:05 – 3:00 pm

Visit our Turtle Race page to learn more!
View our Racer Winner Archives!

Jun
7
Thu
Preschool Storytime at the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Free storytime for preschoolers at the public library. Held weekly on Thursday mornings.

Jun
13
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States

Longville’s iconic Turtle Races have been enjoyed by children of all ages for the last 50 years. Back in the mid-60’s Russ Nyvall started the races after realizing that there was a need to entertain residents and those vacationing in the area during the summer.

Every Wednesday afternoon from June through late August, streams of cars descend on the little town of Longville on the shores of Girl Lake to race turtles.

Today, the turtle mobile rumbles into town at about noon each Wednesday. Promptly at 12:30 nearly 25 volunteers magically appear and unload the turtle mobile, close off main street, and transform the town into a mini-county fair.

Join us Each Wednesday, June 6 to August 22, 2018 (Exception: July 4th)!
Registration: 1:00 pm
Contests: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Games: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Resort Turtle Race: 2:00 pm
Turtle Races: 2:05 – 3:00 pm

Visit our Turtle Race page to learn more!
View our Racer Winner Archives!

Jun
14
Thu
Preschool Storytime at the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Free storytime for preschoolers at the public library. Held weekly on Thursday mornings.

Jun
20
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States

Longville’s iconic Turtle Races have been enjoyed by children of all ages for the last 50 years. Back in the mid-60’s Russ Nyvall started the races after realizing that there was a need to entertain residents and those vacationing in the area during the summer.

Every Wednesday afternoon from June through late August, streams of cars descend on the little town of Longville on the shores of Girl Lake to race turtles.

Today, the turtle mobile rumbles into town at about noon each Wednesday. Promptly at 12:30 nearly 25 volunteers magically appear and unload the turtle mobile, close off main street, and transform the town into a mini-county fair.

Join us Each Wednesday, June 6 to August 22, 2018 (Exception: July 4th)!
Registration: 1:00 pm
Contests: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Games: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Resort Turtle Race: 2:00 pm
Turtle Races: 2:05 – 3:00 pm

Visit our Turtle Race page to learn more!
View our Racer Winner Archives!

Jun
21
Thu
Preschool Storytime at the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Free storytime for preschoolers at the public library. Held weekly on Thursday mornings.

Jun
27
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States

Longville’s iconic Turtle Races have been enjoyed by children of all ages for the last 50 years. Back in the mid-60’s Russ Nyvall started the races after realizing that there was a need to entertain residents and those vacationing in the area during the summer.

Every Wednesday afternoon from June through late August, streams of cars descend on the little town of Longville on the shores of Girl Lake to race turtles.

Today, the turtle mobile rumbles into town at about noon each Wednesday. Promptly at 12:30 nearly 25 volunteers magically appear and unload the turtle mobile, close off main street, and transform the town into a mini-county fair.

Join us Each Wednesday, June 6 to August 22, 2018 (Exception: July 4th)!
Registration: 1:00 pm
Contests: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Games: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Resort Turtle Race: 2:00 pm
Turtle Races: 2:05 – 3:00 pm

Visit our Turtle Race page to learn more!
View our Racer Winner Archives!

Jun
28
Thu
Preschool Storytime at the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Free storytime for preschoolers at the public library. Held weekly on Thursday mornings.

Jul
4
Wed
4th of July Celebration @ Downtown Longville
Jul 4 all-day

We celebrate Independence Day on the actual 4th of July, so come and enjoy the parade, food, and all-day fun, right in downtown Longville.

2017 List of Events  (2018 List Coming Soon)

9:30 a.m. – Free Inflatables for the kids.

10:00 a.m. – The Food Court opens with lots of goodies including food by the Longville Chamber, the Longville Lions, and Bake Sale by the Young-At-Heart Senior Club.

10:00 a.m. – STAGING FOR PARADE will begin in the Salem Lutheran Church parking lot.

11:00 a.m. – PARADE begins, followed by kids’ races, games, contests and prizes for all ages.

DUSK – Longville’s spectacular FIREWORKS display will take place over Girl Lake.

 

Please Note: We will not have Turtle Races on July 4th, 2018. The regular Turtle Races will be held on the Wednesdays before and after July 4th.

 

What a great way to celebrate our nation’s birthday and independence!

2017 Parade Registration Form  (2018 Registration Coming Soon)

Grand Marshal Bruno with owner Larry LaVallee
Most Patriotic Entry: VFW Post 772 and Auxiliary
Most Humorous Entry: “Under the Sea,” the Thompson/Tram Families
Most Original Family: The Deidrick Family
Best Family Entry: The Lind Family

 

Jul
5
Thu
Preschool Storytime at the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Free storytime for preschoolers at the public library. Held weekly on Thursday mornings.

Jul
11
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States

Longville’s iconic Turtle Races have been enjoyed by children of all ages for the last 50 years. Back in the mid-60’s Russ Nyvall started the races after realizing that there was a need to entertain residents and those vacationing in the area during the summer.

Every Wednesday afternoon from June through late August, streams of cars descend on the little town of Longville on the shores of Girl Lake to race turtles.

Today, the turtle mobile rumbles into town at about noon each Wednesday. Promptly at 12:30 nearly 25 volunteers magically appear and unload the turtle mobile, close off main street, and transform the town into a mini-county fair.

Join us Each Wednesday, June 6 to August 22, 2018 (Exception: July 4th)!
Registration: 1:00 pm
Contests: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Games: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Resort Turtle Race: 2:00 pm
Turtle Races: 2:05 – 3:00 pm

Visit our Turtle Race page to learn more!
View our Racer Winner Archives!

Jul
12
Thu
Preschool Storytime at the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Free storytime for preschoolers at the public library. Held weekly on Thursday mornings.

Jul
18
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States

Longville’s iconic Turtle Races have been enjoyed by children of all ages for the last 50 years. Back in the mid-60’s Russ Nyvall started the races after realizing that there was a need to entertain residents and those vacationing in the area during the summer.

Every Wednesday afternoon from June through late August, streams of cars descend on the little town of Longville on the shores of Girl Lake to race turtles.

Today, the turtle mobile rumbles into town at about noon each Wednesday. Promptly at 12:30 nearly 25 volunteers magically appear and unload the turtle mobile, close off main street, and transform the town into a mini-county fair.

Join us Each Wednesday, June 6 to August 22, 2018 (Exception: July 4th)!
Registration: 1:00 pm
Contests: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Games: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Resort Turtle Race: 2:00 pm
Turtle Races: 2:05 – 3:00 pm

Visit our Turtle Race page to learn more!
View our Racer Winner Archives!

Jul
19
Thu
Preschool Storytime at the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Free storytime for preschoolers at the public library. Held weekly on Thursday mornings.