CELEBRATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
BALATON FUN FEST
Balaton Fun Fest is celebrated each year the 4th of July weekend! Activities include Fireworks, Triathalon, Entertainment, Street Dance, Parade and Volleyball, Basketball and Golf tournaments. Complete information is available at www.balatonfunfest.com
BALATON LIONS CLUB: The Lions Club raise money to help people with vision problems, and collect glasses. They also provide funds for training Seeing Eye Dogs.
BALATON SPORTSMEN'S CLUB: The Sportsmen's Club's mission is to promote, execute and assist in all matters related to hunting and fishing as wells as the conservation and restoration of our natural resources. The Club is responsible for several projects during the year: Highway 14 Ditch Cleanup, Annual Game Feed, Spink Lake Food Plot , Lake Yankton Fishing Tournament, Take a Kid Fishing at Lake Yankton, Gun Training, Fall Fun NIght and the installation and removal of oxygen aerators on 4 local lakes.
BALATON AMERICAN LEGION: The Legion & Auxiliary meet once per month. Activities scheduled throughout theyear include: Girls' State/Boys' State. On To College Tea, Spring party at the Colonial Manor, Military Memorial, scholarships, Fun Fest Work and Honor Guards for funeral services. The Legion also sponsors bingo every other week
BALATON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The Balaton Chamber of Commerce works to "promote and support the community of Balaton and its businesses." However you don't need to be a business owner to be a member. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join. The chamber meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Balaton Community Center.
Events that the Chamber sponsors include the Chamber Banquet, Easter Egg Hunt, Fun Fest, Fall Festival, Tour of Homes and Christmas Night. New events for sponsorship in 2016 are the Little Miss and Mr. Balaton contest and the All-Town Rummage Sale.