Calendar

Jul
5
Wed
Medallion Hunt
Jul 5 @ 7:30 am – Jul 9 @ 7:30 am

The medallion hunt runs from Wednesday July 5-Sat the 8th.  per year. The daily medallion clue will be posted at 7:30 am at Benson’s & Pete’s garage 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. In honor of Balaton’s 125th anniversary the clues have historic references.

Jul
6
Thu
Little Miss and Mr. Balaton @ Victory Christian Church
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Balaton Chamber of Commerce.

Jul
7
Fri
Balaton History Center @ Balaton History Center
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pontoon rides around Lake Yankton @ Lake Yankton
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sponsored by “Let’s Go Fishing”

People Mover @ East Bay parking
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Burger & Hotdog Feed – Balaton Foundation @ Lake Yankton picnic shelter
Jul 7 @ 4:30 pm

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

Concessions-Chad Turner @ Knudsen-Bosley Park
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fun Fest Concessions @ Gazebo-Knudson-Bosley Park
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

 

Lighter Side Clowns @ Knudson-Bosley Memorial Park
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Luke &Samantha Nelson @ Knudson-Bosley Memorial Park
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Luke & Samantha will play a mixture of acoustic Contemporary Christian music.

“Roots of OAK” @ Knudson-Bosley Memorial Park
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Roots of OAK” is a local acoustic band that plays a variety of music to include country, blue grass and folk and oldies.  They add their acoustic flavor with guitar, dulcimer, banjos and harmonica.

Lighted Boat Parade @ Lake Yankton
Jul 7 @ 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 East Bay Nine.

 

Mobile Heart Beats @ Eastbay
Jul 7 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Mobile Heart Beats will play music during the fireworks display.

Fireworks @ Eastbay addition
Jul 7 @ 10:00 pm

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

 

Jul
8
Sat
Concessions-Chad Turner @ Lions Park/Main Street for dance
Jul 8 all-day

Chad sells Pepsi products, nachos, jumbo dill pickles, mini doughnuts, cheese curds and fried ravioli.

Inflatable obstacle course run @ Eastbay
Jul 8 @ 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 8 @ 8:00 am
Fun Fest Breakfast @ Balaton Community Center
Jul 8 @ 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 8 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament @ Main street
Jul 8 @ 8:30 am

Located on Central Ave. Registration is at 8:30 with a 9:00 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 & Under 7th-8th Grade 9th-11th Grade 12th Grade-Adult

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Balaton History Center @ Balaton History Center
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cemetery Walk @ Lakeside Cemetery
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sponsored by the Balaton Historical Society

Sand Volleyball @ Knudson-Bosley Memorial Park
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am

$60 per team.

Kiddie Parade @ Lakeview Sr. Housing circle drive
Jul 8 @ 9:45 am

2017’s theme is “Balaton…125 years” Dressup as anyone throughout Balaton’s history, past or present!

 

 

Coin Dig @ Lions Park
Jul 8 @ 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 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kid’s Carnival @ Lakeview Senior Housing
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Parade Line-Up @ Parade line-up
Jul 8 @ 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 8 @ 1:30 pm

The theme for the floats is “Balaton 125 years!.Floats will be judged on originality and creativity. Prizes given for first three places. Prizes donated by Balaton Chamber.

Parade
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm

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

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

Parade starts at 2pm.

 

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Balaton History Center @ Balaton History Center
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Main Street Walk @ Main Street Balaton, MN
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Mary Ellen Mattson will give a guided historical tour of Main Street.

Petting Zoo @ Lion's Park
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ralco Technology Center Tours @ Ralco Technology Center
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Throw Shooting Contest @ Lions Park Basketball Court
Jul 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

$1.00 per shot. 5th grade and under shoot from Free throw line. 6th grade and over shoot from 3 point line. Winners win 2 liter pop.  All proceeds go to Eastbay Park Project.

Jessica’s Face Painting @ Lion's Park
Jul 8 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kid’s Tractor Pull @ 1st Independent Bank Parking Lot
Jul 8 @ 3:30 pm
Over Sixties Band Concert @ Lions Park
Jul 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
“Mobile Heart Beats” @ Lion's Park
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DJ’s Jeff & Teresa Goettig.

Dinner in Lion’s Park @ Lions Park
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Catered by Benson’s by the Lake

Cow Bingo @ Lions Park
Jul 8 @ 4:30 pm
Firemen’s Dance-Pirate Taxi @ Main Street
Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm
Fun Fest Raffle Drawing @ Main Street
Jul 8 @ 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
9
Sun
Adult/Child Golf Tournament @ Balaton Bay Golf Course
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am
Balaton History Center @ Balaton History Center
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ecumenical Service @ Victory Christian Church
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am
Trinity Church Picnic Dinner @ Balaton Community Center
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Menu: Broasted chicken, potato salad, baked beans and homemade pies and desserts.

Disc Golf Tournament(age 15& under) @ Disc Golf Course
Jul 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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