Friday, September 17, from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, eastside community Center parking lot
Touch-A-Truck Day gives children of all ages the opportunity to discover vehicles up close! In the past, a fire truck, tractor, dump truck, bus, limousine, police car, military vehicles and more all have made an appearance. Parent supervision is required for this free event. From 10:30-11:15 am, this will be a sensory-friendly event, so please no honking.
Mom & Son Wagon rides
Thursday, September 23, and Thursday, September 30
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm both days, West Main Community Park
Enjoy a special night with your son at West Main Community Park. Wagon rides and dinner will be provided. Participate in pumpkin decorating and more! Campfire time will follow with s'mores for dessert. Wagon rides will begin from the parking lot. Please register early for this popular event.
Fall Drive-in movie
Saturday, October 9, at 7:00 pm, West Main Community Park
We are proud to announce an autumn evening at the movies! You might need to snuggle so bring your family, friends, blankets, and pillows and enjoy a night under the stars watching a great Halloween-themed movie together outdoors! The movie will be the 1988 hit "Beetlejuice." The fee is $20 per car. Please register for this fun, family friendly fall movie.
A nightmare at West Main
Friday, October 15, and Friday, October 22
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm both days, West Main Community Park
The ghosts are coming out to play in the forest at West Main Community Park. Join us for a haunted hike through our spooky trails. Evil lurks in the forest, so enter if you dare! This event is not suitable for kids younger than 10 years old. Advance tickets can be purchased through October 14 for $8 per ticket. Admission is $10 day-of.
*Volunteers are Needed!
The Batavia Park District is seeking volunteers to help host this spooky event. For more information, contact Bethanne Guidarelli at 630-406-5282 ext. 2066 or email@example.com. Ages 12 and older do not need a parent present but are required to have a signed waiver and volunteer application. Great for service hours, team building and community groups!
Halloween House DEcorating contest
Registration deadline: Monday, October 18
Judging: Wednesday, October 20, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bring out your spooky or frightening house decorations in our popular Halloween House Decorating Contest. Prizes will be awarded for overall theme and people's choice. All displays will be judged between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm on October 20. Winners will receive a Batavia Park District prize package. This contest is for Batavia Park District residents only. Addresses of all entries will be published in local media unless specified at the time of registration. Please indicate if you want your decorations viewed at dusk or dark. Registration deadline is October 18.
celebration of lights festival
Sunday, November 28, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Batavia Riverwalk
Experience the Magic of Batavia with the Celebration of Lights Festival! We will have hayrides, holiday craft activities, old-fashioned ornament-making, a community sing-a-long, ceremonial tree lighting, a visit with Santa, story hour and the ever-popular Christmas Tree Lane! The festival is presented by the Batavia Park District in partnership with Batavia MainStreet, the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, the City of Batavia, and the Batavia Police Department. This event is free!
breakfast with santa
Saturday, December 11, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, Shannon Hall
Ho! Ho! Ho! Here comes Santa Claus! He will come to share a light breakfast with you! Families will be able to see Santa and take a picture with him and Mrs. Claus. Santa will talk to each boy and girl, then hand them a present. The light breakfast will include doughnuts, fruit, and yogurt, coffee, juice and milk. You may take home your picture with Santa and a fun craft that will be waiting for you at a table. Ages 2 and older must register.
onlINe holiday house DEcoRating
Photo submission deadline: Monday, December 13, by 4:00 pm
Judging: Wednesday, December 15, through online voting on our Facebook page
Show off your holiday spirit and enter Batavia's Online Holiday House Decorating Contest. We will award prizes in four categories:
o Most Original
o Best Theme
o Best Use of Lights
o People's Choice
All displays will be judged through online voting via our Facebook page on Wednesday, December 15. Winners will receive a Batavia Park District prize package. This contest is for Batavia Park District residents only. Addresses of all entries will be published in local media unless otherwise specified at the time of registration. Photos must be submitted by 4:00 pm on Monday, December 13. Please submit all photos to firstname.lastname@example.org! Winners will be announced on Friday, December 17.