Balaton, MN

Town in Lyon County, MN

Sponsors of Balaton, MN


Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

About Balaton, MN


On the Shores of Beautiful Lake Yankton

Named after the largest lake in the Central European country of Hungary, picturesque Balaton, Minnesota was platted in July 1879 and incorporated on December 12, 1892. Balaton rests on Lake Yankton in Lyon County and has a population of about 620. The Balaton Fun Fest annually draws visitors from around the area during the first weekend of July with events that include a boat parade, as well as a street parade and dance, fireworks and much more. Balaton is a great destination point for summertime outdoor activities and its parks sport a sand volleyball court, four clay horseshoe courts, picnic shelters, and softball and baseball fields. The scenic Fred Swanson Memorial Trail starts at Knudsen-Bosley Park on the shores of Lake Yankton.

Balaton’s residents are proud of their volunteer fire department and ambulance service that serves three neighboring communities and 10 townships. The city also built and owns the 9-hole “East Bay” Golf Course that is enjoyed by many in the area. Balaton’s citizens actively support their community and encourage participation in their civic organizations such as 4-H, the Lion’s Club, Women of Today, the Park Commission, the Historical Society and the American Legion. Visit beautiful Balaton soon!

Businesses of Balaton, MN


The businesses of our towns are truly the lifeblood of each community, click on any businesses below to learn about them, to learn how to add your business to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Community Organizations of Balaton, MN


Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Events of Balaton, MN


The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Faith Communities of Balaton, MN


Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Balaton, MN


The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

Lyon County, MN


Visit our county page and you will learn about the contributions made by the citizens from our town and county (founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs and military veterans). Here you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Lyon County, MN page.

Citizens of Lyon County, MN


The citizens from our towns for generations have exhibited a pride in community and a enterprising spirit! Click on any of the citizens below to learn more about them. To nominate a citizen to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Veterans of Lyon County, MN


Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!