2015 Little Balkans Event Schedule

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2014 Little Balkans Days

Schedule of Events



Friday, August 29th

8:00 am ? Chamber Coffee
Pritchett Pavilion (2nd & Broadway)

9:00 am ? 5:00 pm ? Free Petting Zoo
6th & Pine
Sponsored by Midwest Minerals, Pitt Plastics, Kansas Teachers Community Credit Union

1pm ? 3pm ? Senior King and Queen Pageant
Meadowbrook Mall
Sponsored by Medicalodges and Guest Home Estates

6pm - 9pm ? Big Band Swing Dance with "Blues Over Easy"
Meadowbrook Mall
Sponsored by Carrington Place


Saturday, August 30th
(Featuring the APEX Main Stage at 7th and Broadway)



7:30am ? Little Balkans 5K run, 1 mile run & kid's fun run
11th & Broadway at Trail Head Park
Shirts to the first 50 entries, medals and ribbons awarded.
Contact Pittsburg Parks and Rec at 620-231-8310 or visit www.littlebalkans.com for more information.

7:30am - noon ? Farmer?s Market


8am (& 1pm) ? Little Balkans Days 3 Person Scramble Golf Tournament
Four Oaks Golf Course, Lincoln Park
Cash prizes
Contact Four Oaks Golf Course at 620-231-8070 or visit www.littlebalkans.com for more information.


8am - 1pm ? Little Balkans Chili Cook-Off
2nd between Broadway & Pine
Public tasting at Noon
CASI Sanctioned Chili Cook-Off, Jr. Chili Cook Off, Salsa & Hot Wings.
Contact Eric Rosenblad for info at 620-232-1330 or rosenblade@klsinc.org
Sponsored by: Commerce Bank, University Bank

7am ? Gorilla Century 100, 60 or 32 mile Bike Ride
Contact Tailwind Cyclists for more info at 620-231-2212 or www.tailwindcyclists.com

8am ? Little Balkans Car Show
2nd to 4th on Broadway
Sponsored by First Federal Savings and Loan


8:30am ? Tennis Tournament
Four Oaks Tennis Courts
Contact Pittsburg Parks and Rec at 620-231-8310 or visit www.littlebalkans.com for more information

8am - 4pm ? Downtown Merchant Sidewalk Sale
From 4th Street North on Broadway

8am - 10pm ? Mike?s Amusements Carnival
8th & Broadway

8am - 10pm ? Arts & Crafts Festival
On Broadway from 4th-8th Streets

10am ? 4pm - Cake Show
Hotel Stillwell
Drop off entries between 9 and 10 a.m. Judging takes place at 10 a.m. Cake show open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.?
Sponsored by Celebrations by Lori, 231-5700 or celebrationsbyL@yahoo.com

9am ? Baby Contest
APEX Main Stage (7th & Broadway)
Registration begins at 8:15am at Main Stage, $5 registration fee
For rules and more info visit www.littlebalkans.com

9am (& 11am) ? Train Rides (one hour round trips)
Monroe & Elm Streets

9am - 2pm ? Annual Book Sale
Pittsburg Public Library (308 N. Walnut)

9am - 5pm ? Free Petting Zoo
6th & Pine
Sponsored by Midwest Minerals, Pitt Plastics, Kansas Teachers Community Credit Union

9am - 5pm ? Little Balkans Quilt Guild Quilt Show
Memorial Auditorium, lower level (5th & Pine)
Sponsored by Brenner Mortuary, Arvest Bank

10am-5pm ? Folk Life Festival
Prichett Pavilion, 2nd and Broadway
10:00am Holly Reed & Friends
11:00 White Buffalo
12:00 Beta Delta Brass Band
1:00 Kufara
2:00 Julian Davis
3:00 John Kendrick
4:00 Among the Lost

10am ? Junior King & Queen Pageant
APEX Main Stage (7th & Broadway)
Registration begins at 9:30am, $5 registration fee
For rules and more info visit www.littlebalkans.com

10am until sold out ? Homemade Ice Cream, Cake & Pie Social
First United Methodist Church (5th & Pine)

10am - 4pm ? Radio Controlled Airplanes
Half mile west & half mile north of the Pittsburg Airport

11 - 11:30 ? YMCA Academy of Dance
APEX Main Stage (7th & Broadway)


Noon- 12:30 -- YMCA?Shooting Stars
APEX Main Stage (7th and Broadway)

Noon - 10:30pm ? Beer Garden
7th & Broadway (by APEX Main Stage)
Proceeds will be donated to local non-profit organizations
Sponsored by: Pittsburg Noon Kiwanis, with help from the Pittsburg Area Young Professionals


12pm - 4pm ? Michael Ray Drum Workshop
Bourbon Street Bar &?Grill, 518 N. Broadway
Drum enthusiasts ages 10 and up are welcome to attend and learn from the area?s top percussionists! Topics to be covered include: History of percussion, terminology, proper drum tuning, drum fundamentals and drumming demonstrations by the instructors.
A must-attend event for the young upcoming percussionist!


12:50pm ? Mangia! Mangia! Spaghetti Eating Contest!!
In front of the APEX Main Stage (7th & Broadway)
Registration deadline is noon on Aug. 30, register in person at the Info Booth (4th & Broadway)
First 25 to register can enter, must be 14 or older
Come hungry!! Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place!!!!


1:30pm ? 3:30pm ? Pittsburg Idol auditions
APEX Main Stage: 7th and Broadway

3pm ? Pittsburg Community Theatre presents "Clue?
Memorial Auditorium (5th & Pine)
Sponsored by NPC International

5pm - 10pm ? Little Balkans Street Dance
APEX Main Stage (7th & Broadway)
5pm - 7pm: Jake Gill
8:00 ? 10:00pm: Members Only
Sponsored by Coleman Family Foundation and Miller Family Foundation

7pm - 10pm - Johnnie Zibert Polka Band
Between 4th and 5th on Broadway


Sunday, August 31st

8am & 1pm ? Little Balkans Days 3 Person Scramble Golf Tournament
Four Oaks Golf Course, Lincoln Park
Contact Four Oaks Golf Course at 620-231-8070 or visit www.littlebalkans.com for more information.

9:30am load, 10:00am depart ? Extended Train Ride (return at approx.. 2pm)
Train Ride to Carona Depot & Museum, Chicken Dinner included
Trains leave promptly at the times above and are not handicap accessible
Tickets: $20.00 per person (6 and older)
***Advance Tickets only, all sales end after Thur. Aug 28*** sold at Watco Companies (315 W. 3rd)
Limited seats available, no food/drink on trains please
Sponsored by: South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (use logo), Heart of the Heartland Railroad Club

12pm - 4pm ? Little Balkans Quilt Guild Quilt Show
Memorial Auditorium, lower level (5th & Pine)
Sponsored by Brenner Mortuary, Arvest Bank


1pm ? Bocci Tournament
Lincoln Park

6pm - 8pm ? Fishing Derby
Lakeside Park