2014 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