Jul
24
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Jul 24 @ 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
25
Thu
Preschool Storytime at the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am

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

Jul
28
Sun
Music in the Park @ Salem Lutheran Church
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
Music in the Park @ Salem Lutheran Church | Longville | Minnesota | United States

2019 SCHEDULE:  Sun., July 7: “Monroe Crossing” • Sun., July 28: “Michael Monroe” • Sun., Aug. 18: “Dan Duffy Orchestra”

Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket. Plenty of parking, and there’s a playground for the kids.

Jul
31
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Jul 31 @ 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!

Aug
1
Thu
Preschool Storytime at the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am

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

Aug
7
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Aug 7 @ 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!

Aug
14
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Aug 14 @ 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!

Aug
18
Sun
Music in the Park @ Salem Lutheran Church
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm
Music in the Park @ Salem Lutheran Church | Longville | Minnesota | United States

2019 SCHEDULE:  Sun., July 7: “Monroe Crossing” • Sun., July 28: “Michael Monroe” • Sun., Aug. 18: “Dan Duffy Orchestra”

Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket. Plenty of parking, and there’s a playground for the kids.

Aug
21
Wed
Turtle Races! @ Downtown Longville
Aug 21 @ 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!

Aug
29
Thu
First National Bank State Fair Trip @ Walker, Backus Pequot Lakes
Aug 29 all-day

Bus picks up in Walker, Backus, and Pequot Lakes.  $40 inclues bus fare and ticket.

Sep
14
Sat
“Oktoberfest” All Day in Longville! @ Downtown Longville
Sep 14 all-day
"Oktoberfest" All Day in Longville! @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States

7 a.m.-3 p.m. Fall Festival/Bazaar at Salem Lutheran Church.  Bazaar with crafts, antiques and food, including breakfast from 7-10 a.m.  Sponsored by the Salem Lutheran Women.  Contact Carol Raines, 218-363-2011.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Book Sale at the Margaret Welch Memorial Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Contact: Rose Jorgenson, 218-682-3113.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Arts/Crafts/Music Outdoor Show sponsored by the Longville Lakes Arts Alliance, Contact: Pat Boen, 218-838-4202

11 a.m.–2 p.m. Beer Garden.  Food by the Longville Lions; Oktoberfest Hot Dogs and Goulash Soup.  Serving 1/4# beef hot dogs, potato salad and pop as well as Goulash soup w/roll using the Wabedo Inn’s iconic recipe.  Longville Chamber of Commerce Pie Sale, German music.  Downtown.  Sponsored by the Longville Chamber of Commerce, 218-363-2630; 800-756-7583.

 

11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Scavenger Hunt.  Downtown.  Register at 10:45 a.m. at the chamber tourist building across the street from the Docksider.  Sponsored by the Longville Chamber of Commerce, 218-363-2630; 800-757-7583.

5–11 p.m. Oktoberfest Dance and German Dinner Specials at Patrick’s on Girl Lake, 218-363-2995.

Book & Bake Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library @ Margaret Welch Memorial Library
Sep 14 @ 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

 

Oct
26
Sat
FREE Halloween SPOOKtacular! @ Camp Olson YMCA
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from 5:30-7 p.m.
at Camp Olson YMCA

Looking for a safe and fun way to celebrate Halloween in the north woods? This event is just for you. A FREE family friendly event held on the shores of Little Boy Lake, the Halloween Spooktacular has something for everyone. Bring the kids out to a community event that is guaranteed to be SPOOKtacular!  **Bring a food shelf item to donate.**

This event is co-sponsored by the Longville Chamber of Commerce and Camp Olson YMCA. The Camp is located south of Longville on County Road 54.

 

Nov
30
Sat
Old-Fashioned Community Christmas Celebration @ Downtown Longville
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Old-Fashioned Community Christmas Celebration @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States

3:00-4:30 p.m. bring the kids for FREE PHOTOS WITH SANTA, sponsored by the Longville Area Women of Today, at the Common Grounds Coffee Shop.  Contact Kim McDonald, kmcdonald125@gmail.com

4:00-6 p.m. Downtown Longville, always the Saturday after Thanksgiving and always free.  Enjoy horse-and-wagon rides, a bonfire, hotdogs, hot chocolate and cookies, and Christmas carols.

5 p.m. Christmas sing-along with the Victorian Singers

5:20 p.m. The official town Christmas tree lights are illuminated to celebrate the rest of the holiday season.

Sponsored by the Longville Chamber of Commerce, 218-363-2630, 1-800-756-7583.

Dec
8
Sun
Community Choir Christmas Concert @ Salem Lutheran Church
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm

Free Christmas concert at Salem Lutheran Church featuring the beautiful music of the Longville Area Community Choir.  A holiday tradition!