Mar
31
Sat
Easter EGGstravaganza @ Common Grounds Coffeehouse
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us the Saturday before Easter at Common Grounds in Longville for a free Easter Egg hunt for the youngsters. Bring your camera for photos with the Easter Bunny! This free Easter celebration is sponsored by the Longville Area Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the Longville Lions Club.

10 a.m. — Registration begins.

10:30 a.m. — First Easter Egg Hunt begins.
Easter Egg hunts organized in three age groups — 4 years and younger, 5-7 years, and 8 to 11 years.

Every child gets Easter eggs and a gift. Special eggs contain special prizes, plus there are drawings for more gifts! Come celebrate Easter in Longville. It’s fun and it’s all free!

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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
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
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
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!

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

There will be a food court featuring many different food vendors in the city parking lot across from the city docks. The Chamber will be selling pies, hot dogs, hamburgers and pop. Other tempting treats usually include walking tacos, cheese curds, snocones — and a beer garden!

Staging for the parade will begin at 10 a.m. in the Salem Lutheran Church parking lot. The parade begins at 11 a.m.

There will be inflatables for the kids and games, contests and prizes for all ages.

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

At dusk, Longville’s spectacular fireworks display will take place over Girl Lake.

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

2017 Parade Registration Form

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
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
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
25
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Jul 25 @ 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!

Aug
1
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Aug 1 @ 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!

Aug
8
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Aug 8 @ 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!

Aug
15
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Aug 15 @ 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!

Aug
22
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Aug 22 @ 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!