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
Northwoods Annual Arts & Book Festival. Our festival is known for its high quality original artwork in a variety of mediums: paint, clay, fiber, metal, wood, and photography. All set in the beautiful surroundings of the northern lake country. Unique to this art fair Is the ever-popular book arts section, where authors can submit and sell their personally signed books directly to the public. Children will delight in the face painting and chance to create their own artwork.
The Art and Book Festival has repeatedly earned high marks for being both visitor and artist friendly with its welcoming and helpful staff, food, drinks, printed programs for visitors, and indoor restrooms in the air-conditioned Community Center. There are also ribbon awards for the top visual artists and poetry readings by winning poets chosen by the public.
Shirley Johnson, Artist Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 218.675.6181 (H) 218.820.3793 (C)
Sue Ready, Author Contact: email@example.com 218.682.2562 (H) 612.240.2818 (C)
Click the highlighted link below for the printable Application Form.
Northwoods Art and Book Festival 2019 Application Form
Kick off the “Fall Has It All” autumn celebration at this artists’ reception and open house in downtown Longville.
Sponsored by Friends of the Margaret Welch Memorial Library, held at the library.
2019 SCHEDULE: June 15; Sept. 14
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.
Annual Ladies’ “Brunch, Bubbles & Bling” (formerly “Does Only”) – Spend the second Saturday of deer hunting season at a very special champagne breakfast. Style Show, music, free gifts, food, and fun! Advanced tickets go on sale Oct. 19 at Lori’s Luvs, $20 (at the door, $25). Sponsored by Longville Chamber of Commerce, 800-756-7583.
Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner @ Immanuel Lutheran Church, Walker, MN
Contact Peggy Schmidtke 218-547-3156
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.