Calendar of Events - Balsam Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
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Bernie the Patriotic Bear Drawing

Stop into Basically Balsam for a chance to win Patriotic Bernie the Bear with Radio Flyer wagon full of toys. Drawing on July 3rd after parade.





 

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04/21/16
-07/03/16
 Steven Rediske

Blacksmith Shop Anniversary Party and Car Show

Join us for our annual Car and Cycle Show starting at 2:00 PM. Trophies for the top 20. Come vote for your favorite. Everyone is welcome to this family friendly event. Cars, cycles, music, food, drinks, and fun. What more can you ask for?

The Stone Daisy Band will be performing from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM.  

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06/25/16 Ron Molamphy

Balsam Lake Invitational Ski Show

The Balsam Lake Water Ski Show Team is excited to host the Balsam Lake Invitational Ski Show at 7:00 pm on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 in front of Sunnyside Marina.  Come see some of the very best show skiers from across Minnesota and Wisconsin performing jumps, human pyramids, barefooting, and swivel skiing.
 
The show is free and fun for all ages. Spectators are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to sit on the lawn in front of Sunnyside Marina or come by pontoon.  Please respect the area of the show course if you come by boat in order to maintain the safety of our skiers and boat drivers.  We look forward to a fantastic ski show and seeing you all there!

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06/25/167:00pm to 8:00pmGrant Robinson

QUEENS PAGEANT

Come to the Unity High School auditorium and watch the 2016 Freedom Fest Queen be crowned!

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06/30/16 

Softball Tourney- Slow Pitch

Slow Pitch Softball tourney hosted by Subway Softball and Balsam Lake Chamber. Takes place at Pine Park ball field.

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07/01/16
-07/03/16
 Bear D

BOGO Soft Serve Cones-BLICS

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07/01/16 

Stock & Hot Rod Garden Tractor Pull

Come watch the little tractors pull like the big ones on Main Street.

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07/01/166:00pm to 8:30pm

Chris Hawkey-Street Dance on Main Street

Come kick up your heels at the Freedom Fest Street Dance

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07/02/16 

Art & Crafts Show

Freedom Fest Art & Crafts Show. Held on Main Street Balsam Lake.

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07/02/16 

BLFD Water Fights

Join Balsam Lake Fire Dept and other community fire depts duel it out with water. Taking place in south parking lot of County Hwy Building just off Main Street

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07/02/16 

Polk County Museum Open House

4th of July weekend at the Polk County Museum...
$ 1.00  Rootbeer Floats on the Museum lawn 
Saturday July 2nd  11am-2pm  
Sunday   July 3rd   12noon -2pm

FREE  ADMISSION Museum is air conditioned, stop in, cool down, check out all of the Exhibits and Displays!!

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07/02/16
-07/03/16
 Charity Schaar

BLHA BOAT PARADE

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07/02/16 

Ice Cream Specials -BLICS

Stop by and enjoy a tasty cool treat.

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07/02/16 

White Elephant & Bake Sale- Faith Lutheran

White Elephant & Bake Sale- Faith Lutheran

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07/02/168:00am to 1:00pm

FFA Pancake Breakfast

FFA pancake breakfast held at Legion Hall in Pine Park

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07/02/168:00am to 11:00am

Freedom Fest 5k Fun Run/Walk

Freedom Fest 5k Fun Run/Walk will be at 8:30 am Saturday July 2nd.  Registration is at the basketball courts in Pine Park and that will start at 7:30 am.  Cost is $10 with all proceeds going to the Unity Lions Club Scholarship fund.  This is an out and back route that will finish at the start line.  There will be a water stop at the halfway/turnaround.  Prizes for 1st place Men, Women and under 18.  Also we will be giving away random gift certificates to other participants.  If there are any questions please contact Joey Peper 715 554 7616 (call or text) or email is joeypeper@yahoo.com

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07/02/168:30am to 10:00amJoey Peper

Book Sale at Library!

Library Book Sale 9 am to 2 pm

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07/02/169:00am to 2:00pm

Wizards Kindom Inflatable-Polk Cty Museum

Enjoy the fun at the Polk County Museum

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07/02/1610:00am to 8:00pm

Annual Pie & Ice Cream Social

Come, sit, and talk with friends while enjoying a delicious piece of homemade pie, ice cream

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07/02/1612:00pm to 3:00pmCris Dueholm

Bingo!

Play Bingo! Taking place in Main Street Cafe parking lot

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07/02/164:00pm to 6:00pm

Scoop the Loop

The Balsam Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has a new event this year. Scoop the Loop car cruise on Main St with a twist, cars/bikes will idle or putt down Main and in front of the main stage be able to do a small burn out for fun, then follow the route back around and back down Main St. Starting at 4pm Saturday July 2nd in front of the Main Street Cafe we will start parking cars/bikes for registration for both the Scoop the Loop and Sunday's car show, once Main St is cleared we will start the Scoop cruise. $5.00 entry for the cruise and $10.00 for both Scoop & car show. First 100 entries receive a Balsam Lake Area Chamber goodie bag.

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07/02/164:00pm to 7:00pmNick Walton

Fireworks

Enjoy the Balsam Lake Freedom Fest Fireworks, starting at dusk.

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07/03/16 

Car Show

Come see all of the area's antique autos and hot rods!
Registration opens at 9:00am
Judging will be done by car show participants.
Voting ends at 12:00, trophies awarded at 12:30

Entry fee is $5.00 for this event, with dash plaques going to the first 100 entries!

ALL REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN A $100 OR $50 CASH DRAWING AT THE TIME OF THE TROPHY PRESENTATION (must be present to win).

Best Of Show trophy, and trophies awarded for 1st and 2nd place in each class.


For more information, please contact Herb Helms (715)554-2748 or Brad Hoffman 715-554-3020.

 

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07/03/169:00am to 1:00pmHerb Helms

Bouncy House/Root Beer Floats

Polk County Museum will have Bouncy House and Root Beer
Floats! Be sure to stop by

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07/03/1610:00am to 5:00pm

Queens Tea

Queens Tea being held at Polk County Museum

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07/03/1612:00pm to 1:30pmDebbie Peterson

Freedom Fest Parade

Join us for the Freedom Fest Grand Parade along Main STreet

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07/03/162:00pm to 3:00pm

Rough and Rowdy Rodeo

The rodeo is coming to the Blacksmith. Do you think you are tough enough to ride the bull? Mechanical bull rides 3 for $5.00 from 6 PM to ??? Bull ride tickets will be sold during the event. Bull rides are safe for all ages. 

We will also have a bounce house, slide, and dunk tank. 

Of course, dressing up is always encouraged.

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07/16/166:00pm to 11:30pmRon Molamphy


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