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RIVER RHAPSODY CONCERT SERIES

Select Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm at Peg Bond Center

Welcome back to our Summer 2021 cultural arts concert series, featuring a variety of lively, eclectic musical acts showcasing a diverse range of tunes. Registration is not required for these free concerts. New this year is a special treat! Wine down after a long day with white or red wine from Acquaviva!
Date Musical Act
Wednesday, June 16 Spoken Four
Wednesday, June 23 Wild Daisy
Wednesday, June 30 The Wayouts
Wednesday, July 14 Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band - rescheduled
Wednesday, July 21 Ethan Bell Band
Wednesday, July 28 Good Clean Fun
Wednesday, August 4 Cadillac Groove
Wednesday, August 11 Johnny Russler & the Beach Bum Band

Sheet music and rose stock image


Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Clark Island Recreation Area

Grab your gear and reel in the fun with your whole family! Enjoy a fun-filled morning of fishing. Bring your Dad to celebrate Father's Day! A limited supply of fishing gear is available, and there will be prizes too. Free!


Drive-in summer movies

"The Santa Clause" - Thursday, July 22 at 8:30 pm, West Main Community Park
"The Croods: A New Age" - Thursday, August 12 at 8:30 pm, West Main Community Park

We are proud to announce an evening at the movies! Bring the kids, blankets, and pillows and come enjoy an evening under the stars watching great family movies together outdoors! Fee is $20 per car.
Register online

Chili Appreciation Society International's Batavia Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, August 7 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm at Peg Bond Center

Things are heating up this summer with the Chili Appreciation Society International's Batavia Chili Cook-Off. Muy caliente!

To compete in the CASI state competition, the entry fee is $25. Competitors may sign up between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on the day of the event, or email Brittany Meyer at brittanym@bataviaparks.org to sign up in advance. CASI chilis will be turned in at 1:00 pm, with preliminary and final CASI judging set for 1:15 pm and 2:00 pm, respectively.

A traditional community competition also will be hosted! Both the turn-in time and judging for the traditional competition are set for 2:00 pm.

Batavian Jay Cherry, an acoustic guitarist, plans to perform classic rock and pop hits from the 1960s through the 1990s from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Concessions, courtesy of Duke's Dogs Chicago Style Hot Dog Cart, will be available.

Don't want to compete? Come to eat! Tastings begin at 1:30 p.m., while supplies last. The fee is $5 for a spoon. No registration is required to watch or to sample the chili.

*This event is brought to you by the Batavia Park District, Batavia Chamber of Commerce and CASI.