Calendar

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 – Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm

Sponsored by “Let’s Go Fishing”

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.

People Mover @ East Bay 9 golf Course parking lot
Jul 7 @ 4:30 pm

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

Concessions-Chad Turner @ Knudsen-Bosley Park
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Community Band @ Knudson-Bosley Memorail Park
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm

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

 

“Roots of OAK” @ Bosley-Knudson 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.

 

Fireworks
Jul 7 @ 10:00 pm

More details to follow for 2017

 

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

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.

Antique Tractor Show @ Glenn’s Service Center
Jul 8 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by Glenn’s Service Center.

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.

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

More details to come.

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!

 

 

Antique Working Tractor Demonstration @ Glenn’s Service Center
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sponsored by Glenn’s Service Center.

Kid’s Carnival @ Lakeview Senior Housing
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Games to Go inflatables @ Lion's Park
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
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

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.

 

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

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“Mobile Heart Beats” @ Lion's Park
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

DJ’s Jeff & Teresa Goettig.

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.

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.

Kiddie Tractor Pull @ 1st Independent Bank Parking Lot
Jul 8 @ 3:30 pm
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
Fun Fest Concessions @ Gazebo-Knudson-Bosley Park
Jul 8 @ 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.

 

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 the Eastbay Playground project.

Jul
9
Sun
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.

Car Show @ Colonial Manor lawn
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm