Summer spotlight

The “Summer Spotlight” section runs weekly and features upcoming festivals going on around the area.

Today: Balaton Fun Fest.


celebrates 4th with fun fest

Fun Fest returns to Balaton on Friday. Events for the festival include a dance, fireworks and a parade. There will also be volleyball, basketball and golf tournaments throughout the weekend. Food and concessions will be available each day, as well as the Balaton History Center. For more information regarding fees, prizes and registration, visit


7:30 a.m. Fitness Fun Run-Walk registration, Lions Park

8 a.m. Fitness Fun Run-Walk, Lions Park

11 a.m.- noon Disc golf tournament (ages 15 and under), Disc golf course

12:30-1:30 p.m. Disc golf

1-4 p.m. Balaton Historical Society, Historical Center

3 p.m. Pontoon rides, Lake Yankton

5-10 p.m. Beer tent, (Bosley Knudson) Memorial Park

5-10 p.m. Chad’s Snack Wagon and concessions, Memorial Park

5-7 p.m. Minnow races and duck pond, Lake Yankton

5-10 p.m. People Mover, East Bay 9 Golf Course parking lot

7 p.m. Community band, Lake Yankton

8-9:15 p.m. Sara DeGroat, Memorial Park

9:30 p.m. Lighted boat parade, Lake Yankton

10 p.m. Fireworks, Lake Yankton


8 a.m. Antique tractor show, Glen’s Service Center/Hively Welding

8:30 a.m. 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Main Street

8:30 a.m. Co-ed volleyball, Lions Park and Memorial Park

9 a.m.-5 p.m. 3Z Inflatables

9 a.m.-noon Balaton History Center

9:30-11 a.m. Sanford Zoo Bus, Lions Park

10 a.m.-noon Antique working tractor demonstration, Glen’s Service Center

11 a.m.-noon. 2-person best ball golf tournament, Eastbay Nine Golf Course

1 p.m. Parade lineup

1:30 p.m. Float judging, football field

2-4 p.m. Bunting’s Belgian horse rides, parade/Lions park

2-5 p.m. Kettlecorn Kastle, LLC, Lions Park

2 p.m. Lighter Side Clown Club, parade/Lions Park

2 p.m. Parade

2-3 p.m. RTR Drumline, grand parade

2-4:30 p.m. Schell’s Hobo Band, parade/Lions Park

2-4 p.m. SuFuDu Drumline, grand parade/Lions Park

3-5 p.m. Balaton History Center

3-6 p.m. Jessica Kesteloot’s face painting, Lions Park

3-7 p.m. Pick-up and antique tractor pull, Railroad Avenue

3:30 p.m. Kiddie tractor pull, First Independent parking lot

4-6 p.m. Dinner in Lion’s Park

4:30 p.m. Cow bingo, Lion’s Park

9 p.m. Firemen’s dance, Dirt Road Profits

10 p.m. Fun Fest raffle drawing, Main Street


10 a.m. Ecumenical service, Victory Christian Church

11 a.m.-noon Adult/child golf tournament, Eastbay Nine Golf Course

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Trinity Church picnic dinner, Balaton Community Center

Noon-4 p.m. Balaton History Center

Noon Bean bag tournament, Memorial Park

1-4 p.m. Car and bike show, Colonial Manor lawn