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
31
Sat
“Arts Off 84” Art Crawl @ Downtown Longville
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm
"Arts Off 84" Art Crawl @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States

Popular annual Art Crawl from Pine River to Longville, following scenic Hwy 84. The Longville site is downtown Longville. Sponsored by Longville Lakes Arts Alliance. Contact Barbara Anderson, 218-363-2649 for more information about the Longville site.

Sep
1
Sun
“Arts Off 84” Art Crawl @ Downtown Longville
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm
"Arts Off 84" Art Crawl @ Downtown Longville | Longville | Minnesota | United States

Popular annual Art Crawl from Pine River to Longville, following scenic Hwy 84. The Longville site is downtown Longville. Sponsored by Longville Lakes Arts Alliance. Contact Barbara Anderson, 218-363-2649 for more information about the Longville site.

Sep
12
Thu
“Fall Has It All” Opening Reception @ Gallery of New Creations
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Kick off the “Fall Has It All” autumn celebration at this artists’ reception and open house in downtown Longville.

Sep
14
Sat
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
6
Fri
Wine & Cheese Reception – Open House at Gallery of New Creations with Longville Lakes Arts Alliance @ Gallery of New Creations/Longville Arts Center
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Special holiday event sponsored by the Gallery of New Creations and The Longville Lakes Arts Alliance. Mix and mingle with local artists and community members.

Dec
10
Tue
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.

Jul
4
Sat
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! 

LONGVILLE 2020 4TH OF JULY ENTRY FORM