Calendar

Jul
5
Thu
Medallion Hunt
Jul 5 @ 7:30 am

The medallion hunt runs from Thursday July 5-Sat the 7th. The daily medallion clue will be posted at 7:30 am at Benson’s and announced on Marshall & Slayton/Pipestone radio stations. A new clue will be posted until the medallion is found. You must return the medallion to claim the prize.

Little Miss and Mr. Balaton @ Victory Christian Church
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Balaton Chamber of Commerce.

Jul
6
Fri
Balaton History Center @ Balaton History Center
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Burger & Hotdog Feed – Balaton Foundation @ Lake Yankton picnic shelter
Jul 6 @ 4:30 pm

Meal is 1/3 lb. burger or a hotdog, chips and a drink.

Fun Fest Concessions @ Gazebo-Knudson-Bosley Park
Jul 6 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm

We will sell assorted candy, pop and water, popcorn along with lighted items, Fun Fest blankets and raffle tickets.

 

People Mover @ East Bay parking
Jul 6 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Park your car and get a ride to the Knudson-Bosley Memorial park. Courtesy of Murray County Fair.

Lighter Side Clowns @ Knudson-Bosley Memorial Park
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mobile Heart Beats @ Eastbay
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mobile Heart Beats will play music during the fireworks display.

Starfire @ Knudson-Bosley Memorial Park
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lighted Boat Parade @ Lake Yankton
Jul 6 @ 9:30 pm

Bring your own lawn chair. No parking at lake except for handicapped parking. Shuttle service will be provided from parking lots at Balaton Bay Golf Course.

 

Mobile Heart Beats @ Eastbay
Jul 6 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Mobile Heart Beats will play music during the fireworks display.

Fireworks @ Eastbay addition
Jul 6 @ 10:00 pm

RESPYRO out of Belle Plaine is the fireworks display company performing the show.  Check them out at www.respyro.com.

 

Jul
7
Sat
Fun Run @ Eastbay
Jul 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Registration at 7:30-8:30am run to follow. This is a 1 mile course with  inflatables.  You can go through the course as many as 3 times.

This event is partially sponsored by Ann & Craig Gifford.

2 Person Best Ball Golf Tournament @ Balaton Bay Golf Course
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am
Fun Fest Breakfast @ Balaton Community Center
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Menu, eggbake, french toast, sausage, coffee, juice and milk.

All proceeds will go towards the East Bay Park Project.

Glenn’s Antique Tractor Show @ CM Transport
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament @ Main street
Jul 7 @ 8:30 am

Located on Central Ave. Registration is at 8:30 am with a 9:00 am start time.

Categories: 6th grade & under, 7th & 8th grade; 9th-11th; 12th-Adult.

Will have separate teams for boys and girls if enough teams are entered.

$10 per person

 

Interested in entering your team? Fill out the following form and and hit ‘Send’!

6th Grade & Under7th-8th Grade9th-11th Grade12th Grade-Adult

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Balaton History Center @ Balaton History Center
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sand Volleyball @ Knudson-Bosley Memorial Park
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am

$60 per team.

Kiddie Parade Registration @ Lakeview Sr. Housing circle drive
Jul 7 @ 9:45 am

2018’s Theme is: Summer Fun

 

 

Coin Dig @ Lions Park
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am

Coins will be hidden in a pile of corn for kids 10 & under to find.  Parent use your discretion if your child is old enough to do this event.

Games to Go Inflatables @ Lion's Park
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kid’s Event @ Lakeview Senior Housing
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Parade Line-Up @ Parade line-up
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm

In an effort to reduce congestion during parade line up, access to Maple Street on 1st ave and 3rd street (not Main street) off Washington Street will be restricted.  Please access Maple Street from 2nd and 3rd avenues and their will be parade staff to direct you.  All floats will be directed to the old football field.

Float Judging @ Football Field
Jul 7 @ 1:30 pm

Prizes given for first three places. Prizes donated by Balaton Chamber.

Grand Parade
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm

Line-up Maple Street (baseball field). 1:00pm

Float judging 1:30pm(football field). 1:30pm

Parade starts at 2pm.

 

Interested in entering? Fill out the following form and and hit ‘Send’!

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Kiddie Parade @ Lakeview Senior Housing
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am
Petting Zoo @ Lion's Park
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kid’s Tractor Pull @ 1st Independent Bank Parking Lot
Jul 7 @ 3:30 pm
Dinner in Lion’s Park @ Lions Park
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Catered by Benson’s by the Lake

Mobile Heart Beats @ Lion's Park
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DJ’s Jeff & Teresa Goettig.

Cow Bingo @ Lions Park
Jul 7 @ 4:30 pm
Hobo Band @ Lion's Park
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rainbow Country Experience @ Lion's Park
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm
Wildrose Ponies @ Lion's Park
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Firemen’s Dance @ Main Street
Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm

2018 Street Dance: Pirate Taxi

Fun Fest Raffle Drawing @ Main Street
Jul 7 @ 10:00 pm

Raffle tickets can be bought from any Fun Fest or Chamber member or at 1st Independent  Bank. Contact Julie at 507-828-0114 if you are interested. All proceeds go towards Fun Fest and Chamber sponsored projects.

Jul
8
Sun
Adult/Child Golf Tournament @ Balaton Bay Golf Course
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am
Balaton History Center @ Balaton History Center
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ecumenical Service @ Victory Christian Church
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am
Trinity Church Picnic Dinner @ Balaton Community Center
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Disc Golf Tournament(age 15& under) @ Disc Golf Course
Jul 8 @ 11:30 am

There will be a ‘novice’ and ‘professional’ category in each age group. Sponsored by the Balaton Foundation.

Disc Golf Tournament(age 15&over) @ Disc Golf Course
Jul 8 @ 12:30 pm

There will be a ‘novice’ and ‘professional’ category in each age group. Sponsored by the Balaton Foundation.

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