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Downtown Batavia: July & August

Downtown is Everyone’s Neighborhood!

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

Meet Rachel Liesendahl, MainStreet's summer intern.
 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 member: Darren Enger, Insurance Services; Kurt Hagemann, Hagemann Wealth Management; and Kyle Boyce, Boyce Body Werks, who will be amazing additions to our team.

Make sure to say hello if you see our summer intern Rachel Liesendahl down at the Saturday Morning Batavia Farmers’ Market on River Street from 8am until 12pm each week.

Downtown Batavia is the place to be thanks to all of our volunteers, community members, partners, sponsors and businesses!
Jamie Saam
Executive Director,
Batavia MainStreet


Cocktails in the Park
Sat., July 21 at 7pm
Downtown, Appleton Park (Riverwalk behind city hall)
We invite you to join us at the 7th 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, spirits, 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 class (first come, first serve) and entry to the event. Cash/credit bar is available. Tickets are on sale at for $30 each.

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. 2 from 4pm–9pm
Celebrate Labor Day weekend as Batavia MainStreet hosts a ‘Taste of Batavia’ sampler party complete with live music, activities and dancing. The Block Party will take place on 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.!

Walk across the pedestrian bridge, or take a stroll across north Wilson St. and view the Classic Car Show that will line the street connecting N. River St. to the Riverwalk. This year the block party will blast you into the past with something for everyone.

Want to get more involved? Reach out to MainStreet—630-761-3528 or visit