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Downtown Batavia

Apr 27, 2017 11:16AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

It is here!

Spring has sprung in Downtown Batavia, and we want to see you and your family out and about around town.

Stores are open, bike trails are groomed, flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining. Downtown Batavia has plenty of great options to fill your time whether you enjoy wandering around the Riverwalk Boardwalk to see the newly hatched ducklings or hanging out on a Wednesday evening for live music at the Peg Bond Center. There is truly something for everyone because Downtown Batavia is everyone’s neighborhood.

See you in downtown!

Jamie Saam

Executive Director, Batavia MainStreet

Batavia Farmers’ Market—

The Batavia Farmers’ Market kicks off its 22nd outdoor season on Sat., June 3. All of your favorite local vendors will be back including Katic Bread, Windmill Ginger Brew, Sol Gardens, and more as well as some new ones that you will be sure to enjoy. In partnership with the opening day of the market, two new events will also take place on June 3. At 7:30am Batavia MainStreet will host our first ever 5k run! Race to Market—Opening Day 5K will begin at the Farmers’ Market and take the 5K loop around Fabyan Park and end at the Peg Bond Center. There, participants and the public can enjoy all there is to learn about wellness, fitness, prevention and a healthy world at the new WellBatavia Expo.

Please be sure to register at today to ensure your spot in this Inaugural event.

Blues & Roots on Water Street-

The Fox Valley Music Foundation, in collaboration with Water Street Studios and Batavia MainStreet will host a one-day Blues & Roots Music Festival as a kick-off to the Foundation’s Blues Month programing. This is the second year of Blues on Water Street, which is to take place inside the friendly confines of the Kiss The Sky record store, Water Street Studios and “the Dock” located at the intersection of First and Water streets in downtown Batavia.

The festival will take place on Sat., June 10 with doors opening at 4:30pm.

Roots Stage

5pm Chicago Farmer

6:30pm The Leadfoot Band

8:30pm Jonas Friddle & the Majority

Blues Stage

6pm Noah Gabriel

7:30pm The Leland Ladies

9:30pm Wayne Baker Brooks

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door the day of the festival. Tickets are available for purchase at Kiss The Sky and Water Street Studios as well as online at

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Join the Batavia MainStreet team of volunteers and see what you can do for your community, because Downtown Batavia is everyone’s neighborhood. Please contact the MainStreet office at 630-761-3528 or visit