Apr
20
Sat
Easter EGGstravaganza @ Common Grounds Coffeehouse
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am

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

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

Jun
5
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Jun 5 @ 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: NO TURTLE RACES 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
6
Thu
Preschool Storytime at the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Jun 6 @ 10:30 am

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

Jun
12
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Jun 12 @ 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: NO TURTLE RACES 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
Thu
Preschool Storytime at the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Jun 13 @ 10:30 am

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

Jun
15
Sat
Community Garage Sale/Arts/Crafts/Music @ Downtown Longville
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Turn your junk into cash! Clean out your closets, get rid of the stuff collecting in your garage — bring it to the community garage sale.

Something for everyone including Art Activities for children, downtown on the waterfront.

Sponsored by the Longville Chamber of Commerce and the Arts Learning Center.

Book & Bake Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by Friends of the Margaret Welch Memorial Library, held at the library.

 

2019 SCHEDULE:  June 15; Sept. 14

 

Firemen’s Sandwiches Chamber’s Pie Social & Sale @ Downtown Longville
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am
Firemen's Sandwiches     Chamber's Pie Social & Sale @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States

Famous BBQ sandwiches served by Longville volunteer firemen;  Pie Social and Sale sponsored by the Longville  Chamber of Commerce in the parking lot next to the Longville City Docks.  Serving until it’s gone. Fundraising event for both organizations.

Jun
19
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Jun 19 @ 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: NO TURTLE RACES 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
Thu
Preschool Storytime at the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am

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

Jun
26
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Jun 26 @ 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: NO TURTLE RACES 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
Thu
Preschool Storytime at the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am

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

Jul
3
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Jul 3 @ 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: NO TURTLE RACES 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
Thu
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.

2019 List of Events  

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, Bake Sale from Young-At-Heart Senior Club, and Walking Tacos by the Longville Lions.

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.

 

 

 

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

2019 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