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Downtown Batavia: July & August

Jul 05, 2017 08:30AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Say Hello to Summer in Downtown—

There is no shortage of reasons to get your family downtown in the Summer months.

Our Batavia MainStreet Family and thousands of community volunteers have been planning and prepping for you to create many memories along the Fox River. In June, we welcomed three new board members, Rob Hollis, K.Hollis Jewelers; Katie Drum, Batavia Park District; and Bill McGrail, IMSA, who will be amazing additions to our mission.

Speaking of our mission. The Batavia MainStreet program is a not-for-profit, community-based organization devoted to enhancing downtown Batavia’s identity as the heart of the community through dedicated volunteer efforts.

Our vision is to help create a unique and vital downtown that enriches the business community, embraces history, celebrates the arts, preserves our natural environment and promotes quality events to instill a ‘sense of place’ in our community.

We appreciate all of the community support that Downtown Batavia receives! This is the place to be thanks to all of our volunteers, community members, partners, sponsors and businesses!

Jamie Saam

Executive Director, Batavia MainStreet

Want to get more involved? Reach out to us at MainStreet—630.761.3528 or visit


Batavia Farmers’ Market

The Market is in full swing with all of your favorite local vendors back including Katic Bread, Windmill Ginger Brew, Sol Gardens, Flat Tire Farms, and more as well as some new ones that you will be sure to enjoy. Join us every Saturday morning from 8am until 12pm on N. River St.

Hosted downtown, Appleton Park (Riverwalk behind City Hall)

We invite you to join us at the 6th Annual Cocktails in the Park. Discover downtown Batavia and enjoy an evening on the riverbanks of the Fox River with live music, drinks, small plates and more!

This year, take advantage of your chance to “Win the Bar” with a $20 raffle ticket where you get an opportunity to win an entire tent full of cocktail mixers, sprits, barware and more!

Downtown Batavia is everyone’s neighborhood, so we welcome you to join us for this beautiful and unique event that will help raise funds for Batavia MainStreet for our revitalization efforts.

Ticket price includes small plates, a collectible whiskey glass (first come, first serve) and entry to the event. Cash/credit bar is available. Advanced ticket price: $25 each; day of ticket price: $30

We are also selling $50 raffle plus entry tickets that get you into the event but also a 1 in 200 chance to win $2500!

Downtown Batavia Block Party and Taste

Sun., Sept. 3 from 4–9pm

Celebrate Labor Day weekend as Batavia MainStreet hosts a ‘Taste of Batavia’ sampler party complete with live music, activities and dancing on the N. River St. and the Riverwalk..

Kids Activities and play area—River City Church will host a bounce house, face painting, balloons, and a raffle.

Lawn games and bags

Classic Car Show, Pie Bake Off, hula hooping and more on River St.!

This year the block party will blast you into the past with something for everyone.