Calendar

Jun
2
Mon
Fun Fest Calendar Raffle Tickets
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – Jul 5 @ 8:00 am

Tickets can be purchased from any Chamber/Fun Fest member or at First Independent Bank in Balaton.

(2) $250 winners and (10) $100 winners.

Jun
30
Mon
Medallion Hunt @ Lions Club Community Sign & Various Businesses Until Found
Jun 30 @ 7:30 am

First clue posted at 7:30am on Monday, June 30th, 2014. New clue posted every day at Lions Club Community Sign & Pete’s Garage & Benson’s by the Lake.  Clues will also be announced on KJOE, KISD and Marshall radio stations. $250 prize sponsored by Dr. Richard Brown.

If you find the medallion, call Julie at 507-734-2351 or 507-828-0114.

Jul
3
Thu
Little Miss and Mr. Balaton @ Victory Christian Church
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Balaton Women of Today.

Jul
4
Fri
Fitness Fun Run-Walk Registration @ Lions Park
Jul 4 @ 7:30 am

Sponsored by Gifford Trucking

Fitness Fun Run Walk @ Lions Park
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am

Sponsored by Gifford Trucking.

Disc Golf Tournament (under 15 years of age) @ Disc Golf Course
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Novice” division-those that use the disc’s provided.

“Pro” division-those that bring their own discs.

Sponsored by Balaton Foundation.

 

Disc Golf Tournament(15 years of age and older) @ Disc Golf Course
Jul 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

“Novice” division-those that use disc’s provided.

“Pro” division-those that bring their own discs.

Sponsored by Balaton Foundation.

Balaton Historical Society @ Historical Society & former Plaeatorium
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

There will be a wedding dress display at the former Pla-Eat-orium on Main Street.  The Historical society will also be open and will be celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the building.

Pontoon rides around Lake Yankton @ Lake Yankton
Jul 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sponsored by “Let’s Go Fishing”

Beer Tent @ Bosley Knudson Memorial Park
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 5 @ 10:00 pm

Sponsored by American Legion.

Burger Feed – Balaton Foundation @ Lake Yankton
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 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.

Chad’s Snack Wagon @ Lakeview Sr. Housing parking lot
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

They will also be available on Saturday in Lion’s Park.

Concessions @ Lakeview Sr. Housing parking lot
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sponsored by Tracy JO Volleyball.

Minnow Races & Duck Pond @ Lakeview Sr. Housing parking lot
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bring your own lawn chair. Shuttle service will be provided from parking lots at East Bay Nine.

 

 

People Mover @ East Bay 9 golf Course parking lot
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Community Band @ Lakeview Sr. Housing parking lot
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm

Bring your own lawn chair. Shuttle service will be provided from parking lots at East Bay Nine.

Sponsored by Balaton Construction.

Sara DeGroat @ Lakeview Sr. Housing parking lot
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Sponsored by Balaton Auto Salvage.

Lighted Boat Parade @ Lake Yankton
Jul 4 @ 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.

Sponsored by Balaton’s Sportsmens Club.

Fireworks @ Lake Yankton
Jul 4 @ 10:00 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.

Sponsored by Ralco, City of Balaton and Balaton Legion.

Jul
5
Sat
Antique Tractor Show @ Glen’s Service Center/Hively Welding
Jul 5 @ 8:00 am

Sponsored by Glenn’s Service Center.

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament @ Main street
Jul 5 @ 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.

$40 per team.

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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Co-ed Volleyball @ Lions Park & Knudson Bosley Memorial Park
Jul 5 @ 8:30 am

Co-ed tournament, must have 3 men and 3 women. $10 per person

Interested in entering your team? Fill out the following form and and hit ‘Send’! Please sign up by July 1st to get a spot.

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3Z Inflatables @ Lion's Park
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sponsored by Ralco and Cans for Kids and Dave & Joan Baack.

Balaton History Center @ Balaton History Center & former Pla-eat-orium
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Balaton History Center will be serving coffee and cake in honor of the 100th year anniversary of the building.  There will also be a wedding display at the former Pla-eat-orium on Main street.

Kettlecorn KAstle, LLC @ Lions Park
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

They serve kettlecorn, caramel corn and home-made ice cream.

Sanford Zoo Bus @ Lions Park
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Antique Working Tractor Demonstration @ Glen’s Service Center
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sponsored by Glenn’s Service Center.

2 Person Best ball golf tournament @ Eastbay Nine Golf Course
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Parade Line-Up
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm
Float Judging @ Football Field
Jul 5 @ 1:30 pm

Floats will be judged on originality and creativity. Prizes given for first three places. Prizes donated by Balaton Chamber.

Bunting’s Belgian Horse rides @ Parade and Lions park
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sponsored by Balaton Lion’s Club and Rick & Marla Anderson.

Highlander Bagpipes @ Parade and Lion's Park
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Sponsored by Benson’s by the Lake.

Lighter Side Clown Club @ Parade and Lions park
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm

Sponsored by Hoek’s Outdoors and Bob’s Auto Body.

Parade
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm

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

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

Parade starts at 2pm.

Grand Marshalls for 2014 are Balaton Citizens of the Year-MaryEllen Mattson, Bryan Smith and Merlyn Seaton

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

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RTR Drumline @ Grand Parade
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by Enviro-Pump-Plus and Lee’s Janitorial Service/Wee’s Furnace & Air Duct Cleaning.

Schell’s Hobo Band @ Parade & Lions Park
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Sponsored by Glenn’s Service center, Pete’s Garage and CM Transport and Balaton American Legion.

SuFuDu Drumline @ Grand Parade& Lions Park
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sponsored by First Independent Bank,HMI Mechanical and City of Balaton.

Balaton History Center @ Balaton History Center & former Pla- Eat-Orium
Jul 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Coffee and cake will be served at the Balaton History center in honor of the 100th year anniversary of the building.  There will also be a wedding display at the former Pla- Eat-orium on Main street.

Jessica Kesteloot’s Face Painting @ Lion's Park
Jul 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jessica’s Ponies & Petting Zoo @ Lions Park
Jul 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sponsored by Western Mutual and Gifford’s Trucking Co.

Pick-up & Antique Tractor Pull @ Railroad Avenue
Jul 5 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Balaton Lions.  The event will be run by Central Plains Truck Pullers Inc. There are three classes Stock,Super Stock & Modified in 2 and 4 wheel. The only antique tractors used will have been in Glenn’s Service Center tractor show.  $20 initial hook-up and $10 for each additional hook-up.

For more rules and regulations contact Larry at 507-828-8020.

Kiddie Tractor Pull @ First Independent Bank Parking Lot
Jul 5 @ 3:30 pm

Sponsored by First Independent Bank .

Dinner in Lion’s Park @ Lions Park
Jul 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Catered by Benson’s by the Lake

Cow Bingo @ Lions Park
Jul 5 @ 4:30 pm
Firemen’s Dance @ Dirt Road Profits
Jul 5 @ 9:00 pm
Fun Fest Raffle Drawing @ Main Street
Jul 5 @ 10:00 pm

Raffle tickets can be bought from any Fun Fest or Chamber member. Contact Julie at 507-828-0114 if you are interested.

Jul
6
Sun
Ecumenical Service @ Victory Christian Church
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am
Adult/Child Golf Tournament @ Eastbay Nine Golf Course
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Trinity Church Picnic Dinner @ Balaton Community Center
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Balaton History Center @ Balaton History Center & former Pla- Eat-orium
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Balaton History Center and former Pla-eat-orium will both be open.

Bean Bag Tournament @ Knudson Bosley Memorial Park
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm
Car & Bike Show @ Colonial Manor lawn
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sponsored by Colonial Manor.