Thu July 15, 2021
What’s on your summer bucket list, Batavia? The best fest around, of course!
Windmill City Festival returns from Aug. 27 to Aug. 29 to downtown Batavia. After a hiatus last year because of the pandemic, this free festival is back and better than ever! Festival times are 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Aug. 27, noon to 11 p.m. on Aug. 28, and noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 29.
Brand new this year is a special lineup of 18 bands on two stages! The Riverwalk Stage is at the Peg Bond Center, 151 Island Ave., overlooking the picturesque Depot Pond. The Comedy Vault Stage will set up in the 18 E. Wilson St. parking lot, and will be for the 21-and-older crowd, with a $5 daily cover charge.
Fest-goers won’t forget the array of blues, country, disco, hair, pop, R&B, jazz, karaoke, ska and rock cover bands. There also will be a smattering of funk, soul, reggae, and hip hop in the mix, as well as bands geared for the kiddos. You might have been cooped up all last year, but now is the time to rock out with your family and friends!
Many family favorite traditions are returning, like the popular Fire Hose Challenge, Golf Challenge, Pet Competition and Craft and Vintage Market. This won’t be a boring weekend with a massive outdoor water fight, whacking golf balls out over Depot Pond (those balls float, you know), and pets showing off their adorable best. Cute pooches and other loveable pets will compete to win Best Kisser, Best Trick, Highest Jump, Best Costume and Most Unusual awards. Register your pet at windmillcityfest.com today.
Make time to browse the craft fair, too. Indulge in a bit of eco-conscious, local shopping while connecting with history you can take home. It’s the thrill of the hunt for a unique gift amid booths sporting unique and tantalizing hand-made crafts. The festival’s Craft & Vintage Market will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 28 and 29 along the Batavia Riverwalk.
Why not make fun your business along with us at the Park District as a Windmill City Festival volunteer? There are so many great opportunities to give back and help create a mind-blowing festival this summer.
Or join us as a sponsor and let us help you promote your business in our community. A variety of sponsorship levels are available. Sponsors help us make this festival the best it can be!
Check out windmillcityfest.org for all event details, to volunteer or to become a sponsor. For more information on our Batavia Park District programs and events, call (630) 879-5235 or visit bataviaparks.org.