SHANE MARTIN-Street Dance on Main Street
Come kick up your heels at the Freedom Fest Street Dance
Art & Crafts Show
Freedom Fest Art & Crafts Show. Held on Main Street Balsam Lake.
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
Root Beer Floats-Polk County Museum
4th of July weekend at the Polk County Museum...
Saturday July 1st 11am-4pm
Sunday July 2nd 11 am -2pm
FREE ADMISSION Museum is air conditioned, stop in, cool down, check out all of the Exhibits and Displays!!
BLHA BOAT PARADE
Ice Cream Specials -BLICS
Stop by and enjoy a tasty cool treat.
Freedom Fest 5K
Freedom Fest 5k fun run/walk will be July 1st at 8:30 am. The cost will be $20 for the run/walk. The price includes a shirt, finisher can cooler and water at the end of the run/walk. All proceeds go directly to the Unity Lions Club scholarship fund. The route is and out and back route that starts and finishes at Pine Park. Any questions please contact Joey Peper via text or phone at 715-554-7616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Sale at Library!
Library Book Sale 9 am to 1 pm
Wizards Kindom Inflatable-Main Street Cafe
Enjoy the fun at Main Street Cafe
Annual Pie & Ice Cream Social
Come, sit, and talk with friends while enjoying a delicious piece of homemade pie, ice cream
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.
Queens Tea location TBD
Freedom Fest Parade
Join us for the Freedom Fest Grand Parade along Main STreet
Launched from the Balsam Lake Beach at dusk.
Menagerie of Pets w/ DAWCWR
A friendly dog, a curious cat, dancing cockatoo, lazy snake & more! For kids of all ages. Brought to you by DAWCWR - Domestic Animal Wellness Center & Wildlife Rescue Inc. #SummerReading2017 More information on our Facebook Event page
Karate in the Park
Milltown Karate will be demonstrating & teaching karate moves. Dress comfortably and come ready to move!More information on our Facebook Event page
For kids of all ages. #SummerReading2017
Secrets of the Congdon Mansion
The Friends of the Balsam Lake Library will host a summer author event, free and open to the public. Joe Kimball, author of “Secrets of the Congdon Mansion” and reporter covering the case 40 years ago, will talk about one of the region’s most publicized and sensational murder cases.
Balsam Lake Water Ski Show
The Balsam Lake Water Ski Show Team is scheduled to perform their water ski show on Saturday, July 8th at 7 pm. The show is free and fun for all ages. Spectators are encouraged to view the show by boat while the show is performed along the shore of Hwy 46. Please respect the performance area and stay outside of the marked perimeter. You won't want to miss this performance of jumps, stunts, human pyramids, barefoot skiing and more. The Balsam Lake Water Ski Show Team is supported by member dues, corporate sponsorship and donations from spectators at their shows. They pass a container for donations at intermission. If you enjoy the show, please bring a few dollars to help this talented group continue to grow and make a positive impact on our lake community.
Pioneer School Days
A journey back in time, making butter, writing on slates, dressing in pioneer clothes and old school games. Bring your own authentic, pioneer lunch and meet at the little school by the Post Office. MUST PRE-REGISTER BY JULY 5th! Sign up at the library by stopping in or calling or just let us know on Facebook! For kids of all ages.More information on our Facebook Event page
DOC's Restaurant Experience
Meet at the library. Tour Doc's Pub & Eatery restaurant and build your own pizza!More information on our Facebook Event page
For kids of all ages! #SummerReading2017
Reptiles! w/ DAWCWR
Hold a snake or kiss a frog! For kids of all ages w/ DAWCWR - Domestic Animal Wellness Center & Wildlife Rescue Inc.More information on our Facebook Event page
Summer Reading Finale Party w/ the Mad Science guy
Summer Reading Final PartyMore information on our Facebook Event page
Starts @ 4:30 with Pizza and Prizes
followed by Jim Birkel w/ Mad Science of Iowa @ 5:30
"Construction & Destruction"
Get ready for some great mad science as Jim Birkel leads experiments with kid volunteers from the audience. Build a human "kid" dome, stand on eggs, try a demolition catapult, witness explosions (yikes!) and much more.
For Kids of All Ages
Community Vacation Bible School
Children entering grades K-6 are welcome to attend a free technology-themed "Like & Share" Community Vacation Bible School. The 9-noon morning sessions include lessons, music, crafts, snacks, and more. This is a cooperative effort of Faith Lutheran, Holy Trinity UMC, and Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic churches. VBS will be held at Faith Lutheran, located across from the Balsam Lake beach. Register at http://faith-bl.org/events/faithevents.php.