Christmas School Musical @ Immanuel Lutheran Church & School
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Christmas Musical.  Two performances:  1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Holiday Cookie Walk @ St. Edwards Catholic Church
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Get your homemade holiday treats, and help a worthy community organization at the same time! Cookie Walk lasts until the baked goods are sold out.  Sponsored by the Longville Area Women of Today.

Gala – Longville Lakes Area Community Foundation @ Patrick's on Girl Lake
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm






Annual Gala and Holiday Tradition. Fundraising event for the Longville Community Foundation.

The LACF serves residents in Cass County, Minnesota residing in the townships of Woodrow, Wabedo, Kego, Pine Lake, Inguadona, Trelipe, Thunder Lake, and the City of Longville.

Our Vision: To make each citizen aware of the past, present and future of the LACF as a dynamic entity for promoting the growth of our community and the well-being of our citizens, and to make them aware that through their donations they become “Trustees” of this organization and proud contributors to the well-being of our community.

Penguin Plunge @ Penguin Plunge
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm

Gather a team of friends to take the plunge and raise money to support the Hackensack Fire Department and Faith in Action for Cass County.  Or, just come and enjoy the fun at the “Back to Hack” festivities!

Ice Bocce Tournament @ Patrick's on Girl Lake
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am

Ice Bocce 2020!
Saturday, Feb. 1st

FYI — here are the 2020 rules information and registration:


Always the first Saturday in February, the annual Ice Bocce Tournament features hot competition on the cold, cold ice of Girl Lake. People come from all across the state to take part in this fun winter-time event. Held in front of Patrick’s, the scene is full of funny costumes, competitive Bocce games, and good times — close enough for the warmth, good food and drinks right inside Patrick’s.

Teams consist of 4 people and must be co-ed (max of 2 Men–may have more than 2 Women). The competition is limited to 64 teams. Tournament coordinator Craig Johnson urges players to register early, as the roster fills up fast. Click here for the 2020 REGISTRATION FORM. Please mail registration forms, with payment, to:

Craig Johnson
PO Box 508
Longville, MN…/ice-bocce-2019-registration.pdf

Cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams and a trophy is presented to the champions. There are also cash prizes for best team name and best dressed team.

Patrick’s is open for food and beverages and to offer a warm place for participants. Registration the day of the tournament begins at 9 AM, with competition beginning at 10 AM.

Be sure to check out the Longville Ice Bocce Tournament Facebook page for photos and updates.


CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 winners!

2019 Grand Champions:
“The Winos”  (Brad & Peggy Johnson, Julie & Scott Hofstedt)

2019 2nd Place Winners:
“Duck, Puck & Chuck” 
(Kaelyn & Andy Folstad, Matt & Caitlin Eck)

2019 3rd Place Winners:
“Goph, Puck, Wild” 
(Christian Whiteside, Beth Sween, Mandy Whiteside, Brett Sween)

2019 4th Place Winners:
“This Pucker’s Hard”
  (Andy & Annie Nihart, Kari Loftus, Nick Gilbert)

2019 Best Costume:
“3 Irishmen & A Bohunk”
  (Bob & Christy Kriha, Dave & Joni Tikalsky)

2019 Best Team Name: 
“Duck, Puck & Chuck”  (Kaelyn & Andy Folstad, Matt & Caitlin Eck)



Spectacular Winter Fireworks & Chili Feed @ Downtown Longville
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spectacular Winter Fireworks & Chili Feed @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States
Cabin fever got you down? Then celebrate winter’s waning days in Longville! The festivities start early at the Docksider with a chili cook-off where YOU get to vote for the winners! After that, make the short trip over to Girl Lake for a winter fireworks display.

Chili cook-off begins at 12:00 p.m. at the Docksider in Longville
Entry fee – $5
Tasting fee – $5
Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

All proceeds go toward the cost of the evening’s fireworks. For more information about the chili cook-off, contact Sara at the Docksider, 218-363-2565.

Dinner specials at Patrick’s on Girl Lake.

***Fireworks start at dusk, usually around 7 p.m.


Easter EGGstravaganza @ Common Grounds Coffeehouse
Apr 11 @ 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, plus there are drawings for more gifts! Come celebrate Easter in Longville. It’s fun and it’s all free!

Evening in Tuscany Spaghetti Dinner @ Union Congregational Church
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Proceeds benefit Faith in Action for Cass County.

An Evening in Tuscany Spaghetti Dinner for Faith in Action from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Union Church in Hackensack. A delizioso spaghetti with choices of sauce, salad, garlic rounds, beverage, and a specialty dessert served tableside.  Live Music adds to a perfect evening for this spring getaway.  FREE; donations accepted at the door.  Open to the public.  Contact Theresa Eclov, 218-675-5435.




“Global 6K for Water” with Empowered Fitness @ Empowered Fitness
May 16 @ 9:00 am




The “Global 6K for Water” is organized through World Vision, and we will be joining runners all over the world for this important cause.

Every entry provides clean water for one person for an entire generation. The distance will be 6K, which is the average distance a person, usually a woman or child, must walk to obtain water. This water, although necessary, is often contaminated and makes them sick. Once access to clean water is provided in an area, the mortality rate for children under 5 years old drops by half.

The run will start with REGISTRATION at Empowered Fitness at 9:00 a.m., and the Race begins at 10:00 a.m.  We will go down Hwy 5, and end back at Empowered Fitness.

Each entry includes a t-shirt, medal, and a race bib with the photo of a child who will receive water because of that entry.

JOIN THE EMPOWERED FITNESS TEAM ($5000 Goal / Adult $50 Donation – Children $25) – Registration is available now at the following link:  TEAM WORLD VISION



2018 Global 6K Pictures

The top 5 finishers of the 6K were:
1) Jack Daudt
2) Evan Daudt
3) Samuel Schafbuch
4) Tanner Johnson
5) Shawna Hasser
The winner of the Kentucky Derby hat was Maia Wright.



Memorial Weekend Events – Poppy Fund Drive/Book Sale/Bake Sale/McLion’s Hamburgers @ Downtown Longville
May 23 all-day

ALL DAY: VFW POPPY FUND DRIVE in Longville, Remer and Outing by Sherman A. Yochum VFW Post 772 & Auxiliary.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. — BOOK SALE sponsored by Friends of the Margaret Welch Memorial Library, held at the library.  Contact Rose Jorgenson, 218-682-3113.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.  — MCLIONS HAMBURGERS, 1/4# hot dogs, chips and pop/water, Docksider parking lot – downtown Longville, sponsored by the Longville Lion’s Club.  Contact Anita Harwig, 605-787-2245.


Smorgasbord at Salem Lutheran @ Salem Lutheran Church
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Popular community smorgasbord dinner at Salem Lutheran Church.

2020 SCHEDULE: June 17; July 15; Aug. 19

Turtle Town Art Fair @ Salem Lutheran Church grounds
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Turtle Town Art Fair @ Salem Lutheran Church grounds | Longville | Minnesota | United States

Arts/Crafts/Vendors on the park-like grounds of Salem Lutheran Church, sponsored by Longville Area Women of Today.

Pie Sale at the Art Fair – Buy by the pie or slice!  Contact Trish Gavin (218-851-1860) –



Music in the Park @ Salem Lutheran Church
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm
Music in the Park @ Salem Lutheran Church | Longville | Minnesota | United States
     The 2020 Music in the Park summer concert series will feature three musical groups at the gazebo in the park area of Salem Lutheran Church in Longville. Kicking off the tenth annual season, and back by popular demand, is Michael Monroe on Sunday, June 28. The concert on July 20 will feature the Compass Rose Brass Ensemble, and the final concert will be the Bill & Kate Isles Band on August 16.
     Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic lunch to enjoy the 5 p.m. concerts. In case of rain, the concerts will take place inside the church, located at 1340 County Road 5, Longville.
    Music in the Park is a community outreach activity of Salem Lutheran Church that is supported by the Longville Area Community Choir and funded in part through grants
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.

2020 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! 


Smorgasbord at Salem Lutheran @ Salem Lutheran Church
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Popular community smorgasbord dinner at Salem Lutheran Church.

2020 SCHEDULE: June 17; July 15; Aug. 19