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Jun
28
Tue
Medallion Hunt @ Medallion Hunt
Jun 28 @ 7:30 am

This event is sponsored by Dr. Richard Brown, Balaton Dental.

First clue posted at 7:30am on Tuesday, June 28th 2016. New clue posted every day at Pete’s Garage & Benson’s by the Lake.  Clues will also be announced on KJOE, KISD and Marshall radio stations. We will be hiding 5 medallions this year, each worth $50. One medallion a day from Tuesday-Saturday of Fun Fest. We will only publish one clue per medallion. You may only claim one $50 prize per year.You can’t claim a prize for a medallion before the medallion clue is posted.

If you find the medallion, call or text Erin at 530-632-7004.

Jun
30
Thu
Little Miss and Mr. Balaton @ Victory Christian Church
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Balaton Chamber of Commerce.

Jul
1
Fri
Balaton Historical Society @ Historical Society
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pontoon rides around Lake Yankton @ Lake Yankton
Jul 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sponsored by “Let’s Go Fishing”

Fun Fest Concessions @ Gazebo-Knudson-Bosley Park
Jul 1 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Starting at 7:oopm we will sell hotdogs and barbecues9but not until after 7pm.)

Burger & Hotdog Feed – Balaton Foundation @ Lake Yankton picnic shelter
Jul 1 @ 4:30 pm

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

People Mover @ East Bay 9 golf Course parking lot
Jul 1 @ 4:30 pm

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

Cold Stone Icecream @ Gazebo Lake Yankton
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Concessions-Chad Turner @ Knudsen-Bosley Park
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Duck Pond @ Knudson-Bosley Park
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kid’s Crafts @ Knudsen-Bosley Park
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lighter Side Clowns Face painting @ Bosley-Knudson Park
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monroe Crossing-early performance @ Bosley-Knudson Park
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

A Free Will donation will be taken at the park entrances to help with expenses.

Community Band @ Knudson-Bosley Memorail Park
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm

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

Sponsored by Balaton Construction.

“Monroe Crossing” @ Knudsen-Bosley Park
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm

Monroe Crossing plays an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, gospel and heartfelt originals.  Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements and onstage rapport make them audience favorites in the United States and Canada. Free will donations will be taken at park entrance.

Lighted Boat Parade @ Lake Yankton
Jul 1 @ 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 @ East Bay
Jul 1 @ 10:00 pm

The fireworks for 2016 are being shot off at East Bay.  You can still sit at the lake and watch them, you may just have to turn your chairs.  Fireworks regulations are requiring us to make this change in location.

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 American Legion, Cans for Kids and City of Balaton.

Jul
2
Sat
Concessions-Chad Turner @ Lions Park/Main Street for dance
Jul 2 all-day

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

Inflatable obstacle course run @ Eastbay
Jul 2 @ 7:30 am

Registration at 7:30 , run to follow. This is a 1 mile course with 5 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 @ Eastbay Nine Golf Course
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am
Antique Tractor Show @ Glenn’s Service Center
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by Glenn’s Service Center.

Fun Fest Breakfast @ Balaton Community Center
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Modern Woodmen of America is matching funds up to $500 on this breakfast.  Your generosity will be appreciated.

All proceeds will go towards the East Bay Park Project.

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament @ Main street
Jul 2 @ 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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Co-ed Volleyball @ Knudson Bosley Memorial Park
Jul 2 @ 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. Also look for a Facebook event invite.

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Balaton History Center @ Balaton History Center
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Concessions -Tracy girls summer softball @ Lion's Park Picnic shelter
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Menu: hotdogs, chips, bars,pop,water, Mr. Freeze.  Also selling Cold Stone ice cream for the Chamber.

Proceeds go to support JAM ministry.

Games to Go inflatables @ Lion's Park
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kiddie Parade @ Lions Park
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am

The theme this year is Fitness/Sports.

Stay for the Teddy Bear Band performance in Lion’s Park following. No prizes will be given this year, but everyone participating will get a snack to enjoy after the parade.

 

Antique Working Tractor Demonstration @ Glenn’s Service Center
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sponsored by Glenn’s Service Center.

Teddy Bear Band @ Lions Park
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The theme this year is Health and Fitness. “This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the SW MN Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”

Hobo Band-Traveling Concert @ Main street around Balaton
Jul 2 @ 12:30 pm

Hobo Band will travel around Balaton performing starting at 12:30. They’ll be in the Main street and 2nd street area and wherever they can find a crowd.  Then they’ll be in the Grand Parade starting at 2pm.

Parade Line-Up @ Parade line-up
Jul 2 @ 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 2 @ 1:30 pm

Floats will be judged on originality and creativity. This year we are also looking for the most musical. Prizes given for first three places. Prizes donated by Balaton Chamber.

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

Sponsored by Balaton Lion’s Club and Rick & Marla Anderson. Ride are given in a wagon pulled by the Belgian horses. They will line up across from Lions Park after the parade.

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

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

Parade
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm

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

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

Parade starts at 2pm.

Grand Marshall’s for 2016 are the Betty & Lester Chandler family

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

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TMB Drumline @ Grand Parade
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm

Sponsored by Lakeview Senior Housing and Colonial Manor.

Balaton History Center @ Balaton History Center
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cold Stone icecream @ Lions Park
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jessica Kesteloot’s Face Painting @ Lion's Park
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jessica’s Petting Zoo
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phoenix Drumline @ Lion's Park
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm

Performance in Lion’s Park after parade.

Free Throw Shooting Contest @ Lions Park Basketball Court
Jul 2 @ 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.

Kiddie Tractor Pull @ 1st Independent Bank Parking Lot
Jul 2 @ 3:30 pm

Sponsored by First Independent Bank .

“Mobile Heart Beats” @ Lion's Park
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

DJ’s Jeff & Teresa Goettig. Sponsored by Lee’s Janitorial Service& Wee’s Furnace Air Duct Cleaning, Almlie-Horvath Funeral Service, Onken Backhoe Service Inc., and Ladonna Rosen.

Dinner in Lion’s Park @ Lions Park
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Catered by Benson’s by the Lake

Cow Bingo @ Lions Park
Jul 2 @ 4:30 pm
Firemen’s Dance-Pirate Taxi @ Main Street
Jul 2 @ 9:00 pm

“Pirate Taxi” is the 2016 band.

Fun Fest Raffle Drawing @ Main Street
Jul 2 @ 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 a future playground project at East Bay .

Jul
3
Sun
Ecumenical Service @ Victory Christian Church
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am
Adult/Child Golf Tournament @ Eastbay Nine Golf Course
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am

No children over 15.

Trinity Church Picnic Dinner @ Balaton Community Center
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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

Disc Golf Tournament(15 years of age&under) @ Disc Golf Course
Jul 3 @ 11:30 am

“Novice” division-those that use discs provided.

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

 

Sponsored by Balaton Foundation.

Balaton History Center @ Balaton History Center
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bean Bag Tournament @ Eastbay Nine
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm
Concessions- Victory Christian Church youth @ East Bay Nine Golf Course
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Disc Golf Tournament(15 years of age and older) @ Disc Golf Course
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm

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

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

Sponsored by Balaton Foundation.