Skip to main content

Neighbors of Kane County

Windmill City Festival returns to the Batavia Riverwalk!

Jul 13, 2017 10:30AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Mark your calendar and be sure to drop by the downtown area tomorrow to enjoy Batavia’s biggest community event of the summer! The Windmill City Festival committee includes representatives from the Batavia Park District, Batavia Chamber of Commerce and the City of Batavia. Admission is free.

New this year – The Fun Zone!

The Batavia Park District is offering new family friendly activities at this year’s festival.  The Fun Zone includes inflatable attractions as well as a Quad Power Jump and a Laser Invader tag game.  Your family will be talking about this year’s festival for a long time to come!  Here’s what you have to look forward to:

Interactive Inflatables:

Kiddiepillar – A crawling experience for kids ages 2-8.  Start in the front of the caterpillar, then climb, incline and slide down into interesting pop-ups and barriers.  Kids will want to do this again and again!

Wild Animal Zoo - This action packed adventure game uses a jungle theme that operates like a challenge course. Kids ages 2-8 will work hard to get through the maze of inflatable animals, slides and obstacles.

Pirate Ship Jump and Slide – Ahoy mateys!  Come onboard and don’t walk the plank!  This inflatable has obstacles inside for kids ages 4+ to push around while jumping.

Wrecking Ball - This brand new game’s goal is simple but challenging. The Last Man Standing is the winner. Participants ages 5+ stand on the rocky platform and push the hanging ball at their opponents to try and knock them down onto the inflated platform. Up to four participants at one time.

Hi-Ball/Powerball - A fast paced interactive game of volleyball and basketball at the same time.  Players have a blast while bouncing on an inflated surface. 

Kid’s Gym - Climb up a slide and navigate through a corridor filled with obstacles. Climb another slide and slip into the play area.  The play area is bouncy and features two soft basketball nets.  For ages 12 and under.


Laser Invader Tag - Plenty of fast–paced laser action. Each participant wears a light sensitive vest and uses a light weight laser “guns”. When they aim at opponent’s target, they shoot to get points and knock the other person out of the game. Teams compete in two circular mazes inside the inflatable, one at each end, which can also serve as team bases. A central “attack field” between the two home bases has lots of inflated “hiding” places. Challenging fast paced fun.

Inflatables wristbands are available for $15 and allow unlimited entry for a single day.  Want boundless fun for the entire festival?  Purchase a weekend wristband for $40 and enjoy unlimited inflatable entry for the three day festival!


Quad Power Jump - A multi-station system that combines the fun of trampoline and bungee jumping in one event! The Quad Power Jump allows up to four participants at one time to jump and accomplish gravity-defying maneuvers like flips and somersaults. Participants are safely buckled in with a comfortable harness system.  You’ll spin, you’ll twist, you’ll scream with delight!

Quad Power Jump tickets are available on a per-jump basis for $5 each.

For more information about Windmill City Festival or for a complete schedule of events, please visit