2013 Little Balkans Event Schedule

Events and Links

2013 Little Balkans Days

Schedule of Events


Official LBD 2013 Photographer -- Stephanie Underwood, S. Underwood Photography



Little Balkans Buttons can be purchased for $4.00 each and earn you admission to the following events:
- Drawings for Mini iPads
- Little Balkans Quilt Show
- Tallgrass Film Festival Road Show
- Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation Tours
Get your buttons in advance at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium (503 N. Pine), Jock’s Nitch Sporting Goods (523 N. Broadway), Sweet Designs Cakery (311 N. Broadway) or at local financial institutions.


Friday, August 30


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

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

1pm – 3pm – Senior King and Queen Pageant
Meadowbrook Mall
Sponsored by: Medicalodges, Via Christi Village, Golden Living Center

5pm - 9pm – Concert in the Park
Lincoln Park Band Dome
Bands: 5pm – 33 1/3, 7pm – Clean Slate
Food and drink vendors will be on hand
Sponsored by: Jake’s Fireworks

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

8:30pm – Tallgrass Film Festival Road Show – BUTTON EVENT
Colonial Fox Theatre (between 4th and 5th streets on Broadway)
Free admission with button, $3 suggested donation without button
For more information visit http://colonialfox.org or www.littlebalkans.com

 

Saturday, August 31
Special Events
 


7am - 9am – Photo Submission for Little Balkans Photography Contest  (RULES)
Memorial Auditorium, upper lobby (5th and Pine)
Judging begins at 10am
Photographs can be picked up anytime in the month of September
For information and rules visit www.littlebalkans.com

7:30am - noon – Farmer’s Market
2nd & Broadway

8am - 1pm – Little Balkans Chili Cook-Off  (RULES)
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

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

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

8am - 10pm – Mike’s Amusements Carnival
4th & Broadway

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

8am - 10am - Cake Show - BUTTON EVENT
Hotel Stillwell
Drop off entries between 8 and 10 a.m. Open to the public to view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cake Auction at 4 p.m.. For entry information, contact Lori Horton 620-231-5700 or celebrationsbyL@yahoo.com.
Sponsored by Celebrations by Lori
Fundraiser for the United Way

9am - 12pm – Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation Tours – BUTTON EVENT
Between 4th & 5th streets on Broadway
Tours start every half hour, limit of 25 per tour group
Free with button, $3 suggested donation without button
For more information visit http://colonialfox.org

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

9am - 5pm – Free Petting Zoo
6th & Pine

9am - 5pm – Little Balkans Quilt Guild Quilt Show – BUTTON EVENT
Memorial Auditorium, lower level (5th & Pine)
Sponsored by: Community National Bank

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

10am - 4pm – Little Balkans Folk Life Festival
Pritchett Pavilion (2nd & Broadway)
10am: Granny Chicks – (Dual Accordion) Country, Gospel, Rock & Roll
11am: Beta Delta Brass Band - Brass Rock
noon: Johnnie Zibert - Traditional Polka
1pm: Holly Reed & Friends - Original Songs from True Stories
2pm: White Buffalo - Poetry, Storytelling and Song
3pm: Johnny Kendrick & the Branchy Boys - Cowboy & Bluegrass
4pm: AZIZ - Classic Rock & Blues
Hosted by J.T. Knoll
12pm - 4pm – Michael Ray Drum Workshop
Colonial Fox Theatre (between 4th and 5th streets on 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!

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

1pm - 5pm – Live Music on Main Stage
Main Stage (7th & Broadway)
1pm: Gino Geblin
2pm: The Wayward Bettys
3pm: Jamie Ortolani
4pm: Todd East
Magician Larry Fleury will perform between each set
Sponsored by: Cox Communications

5:30pm - 10pm – Little Balkans Street Dance
Main Stage (7th & Broadway)
Show your LBD button at the table near the stage after 3:30 to enter the drawing for a Mini iPad
Drawings will be held at 5:15pm, 7:45pm and 10:05pm, must be present to win
5:30 - 7:30pm: Grab Bag Union
8:00 – 10:00pm: AREA 51
Pritchett Pavilion (2nd & Broadway)
7:00 - 10:00pm: John Yoger Polka Band
Sponsored by: The Coleman Family Foundation

 

SCHEDULED EVENTS



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.

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

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

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

SOLD OUT!!!!  9am (& 11am) – Train Rides (one hour round trips)
Monroe & Elm Streets
Trains leave promptly at the times above and are not handicap accessible
Tickets: $5 each or Family Pack (5 tickets) for $15
Advance Tickets sold at Watco Companies (315 W. 3rd)
On Aug. 31st, any remaining tickets will be sold at loading location
Limited seats available, no food/drink on trains please
Sponsored by: South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (use logo), Heart of the Heartland Railroad Club  -- SOLD OUT!!!!

9:30am – Pie Tasting Contest
Memorial Auditorium (5th & Pine)
Drop off between 9 and 9:30am
Winners announced on Main Stage at the beginning of the dance performances at 11:00 am
Prizes will be awarded

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

11am (& 9am) – Train Rides (one hour round trips)
Monroe & Elm Streets
Trains leave promptly at the times above and are not handicap accessible
Tickets: $5 each or Family Pack (5 tickets) for $15
Advance Tickets sold at Watco Companies (315 W. 3rd Street)
On Aug. 31st, any remaining tickets will be sold at loading location
Limited seats available, no food/drink on trains please
Sponsored by: South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (use logo), Heart of the Heartland Railroad Club

11am – Winners of Pie Tasting Contest Announced
Main Stage (7th & Broadway)

11:10 - 11:45 – YMCA Academy of Dance
Main Stage (7th & Broadway)

12:00 - 12:30 – The Dance Pitt
Main Stage (7th & Broadway)

12:45pm – Mangia! Mangia! Spaghetti Eating Contest!!
In front of the Main Stage (7th & Broadway)
Registration deadline is noon on Aug. 31, 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!!!!

1pm (& 8am) – 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.

3pm – Pittsburg Community Theatre "Steel Magnolias”
Memorial Auditorium (5th & Pine)
Sponsored by NPC

Sunday, September 1



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.

--- SOLD OUT----   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 29*** 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 -- SOLD OUT --- 

12pm - 4pm – Little Balkans Quilt Guild Quilt Show – BUTTON EVENT
Memorial Auditorium, lower level (5th & Pine)
Sponsored by: Community National Bank

1pm – Bocci Tournament
Lincoln Park

6pm - 8pm – Fishing Derby
Lakeside Park
Broadway, Sweet Designs Cakery- 311 N. Broadway or at local financial institutions.

6pm -- SEK Art Fest Auction and Gala
Parrot Bey