WINDMILL CITY FESTIVAL: July 12, 13 & 14
It will blow you away!
Free parking north of the Government Center
Organized by: Batavia Park District, Batavia Chamber of Commerce, Batavia Depot Museum, and City of Batavia
FRIDAY, JULY 12
4:00-10:00 pm: Carnival (Location- Houston Street)
5:00 pm: Cheerleading Demo (BHS Bulldog Cheer Camp Grades K-8)
5:00-11:00 pm: Food Booths Open
5:00-11:00 pm: Beer Garden Open
6:00-8:00 pm: Midwest Dueling Pianos – The hilarious comedy and wildly entertaining music of Midwest Dueling Pianos, is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. You will be singing, cheering, dancing and laughing so hard. It's an experience unlike any other that will leave you begging for more.
9:00-11:00 pm: Arra – One of the best and largest drawing classic rock cover bands in the Chicagoland area for the past 2 decades. Performing the biggest hits by bands of all times with precision and excellence is the secret to their success. Their unparalleled vocal harmonies and incredible musicianship is also what has brought them to being one of the most sought after club and festival bands in the Chicago area markets.
SATURDAY, JULY 13
7:30 am: WCF Youth 1-Mile Run – A competitive, short road race for ages 5 and up on the Batavia Riverwalk! This race will now have chip timing and awards will be given to the 3 overall males and females and the top 3 in each age division. Strollers are welcome for this race! Sorry, dogs and bicycles are not allowed. Packets may be picked up after the race near City Hall. Registration will also take place before the race from 6:30-7 am. Race begins at 7:30 on Island Avenue. Chip-timing and results will be provided by Real Timing, Inc, due to the chipped timing NO on-site registration will be accepted after 8:00 am. Fees: $20 by July 10 or $25 day of the race.
8:00 am-12 noon: Batavia Farmer's Market – Enjoy the changing bounty of the season in downtown Batavia with vegetables, fruit plants, cut flowers and baked goods from local growers. Presented by Batavia Main Street. Location: River Street
8:30 am: Windmill Whirl – 5K Race – Tackle the Fox River Trail! This race will have chip-timing and awards will be given to the 3 overall males and females and the top 3 in each age division. Sorry, strollers, dogs and bicycles are not allowed. The first 75 registrants will be guaranteed a t-shirt. T-shirts may be picked up after the race near City Hall. Registration will also take place before the race from 6:30-8 am. Race begins at 8:30 on Island Avenue. Chip-timing and results will be provided by Real Timing, Inc, due to the chipped timing NO on-site registration will be accepted after 8 am. Fees: $25 by July 10 or $30 day of the race.
9:00 am-4:00 pm: Craft Show and Flea Market – Enjoy a day of outdoor shopping as you browse through more than 30 vendor booths. Location: Riverwalk.
10:00 am: Pet Parade: Invite your furry, or not-so furry friend to this unique parade! Win pet prizes for the following categories: Best Trick, Fastest Runner, Most Spots, Longest Ears, Most Unusual Pet, Best Costume, Highest Jump and Best Kisser. Registered parade participants will receive a complimentary "doggie bag" to take home. Interested participants must register at the main stage from 9:15-9:50 am.
11:00 am-11:00 pm: Food Booths Open
Noon-11:00 pm: Carnival – Purchase a wristband for $18 and enjoy unlimited rides from 12-4 pm! Location: Houston Street.
Noon-11:00 pm: Beer Garden Open
12:30-2:30 pm: Park District Demonstrations – Main Event Stage
Irish Dance...................12:00 pm
1:00 pm: Wiffleball Home Run Derby – Step up to the plate and compete in our 3rd WCF Wiffleball Home Run Derby. We will have 3 age groups going from 10-13, 14-17, and 18+. Each contestant will get 8-10 pitches to try for points per round. Each participant must supply a pitcher. All bats and balls will be provided. Prizes will be provided for the winners. FREE! Location: Batavia Riverwalk.
1:30 pm: BPD Spirit Cheer Team Demo
2:00 pm: Batavia Park District Flipper Demonstration – The gymnastic and tumble team campers will "flip it" for you! Location: Main Stage.
2:00-6:00 pm: Golf Challenge – (Ages 10+) Location: Depot Pond.
3:00 pm: Diaper Derby – Enter your little one in this exciting "crawling race" for babies 6-15 months. Participants and their enthusiastic supporters need to register at the Main Stage between 2:30-2:45 pm. Sponsored by the Batavia Mother's Club.
4:00-4:45 pm: Jason Kollum – Children's Entertainer and Juggler. Location: Tent Area.
5:00-7:00 pm: Strolling Entertainer – Jason Kollum will entertain the crowds with his juggling talents while strolling on stilts!
6:00 pm: Bags Tournament – The Batavia Parks Foundation is hosting a "Toss for a Cause" bags tournament for participants 14 years and older. Two-person teams will play a minimum of three games and cash prizes will go to the top two teams. Register by calling 630-879-5235. Location: Turnaround parking lot. Click here to download a registration form.
6:00-8:00 pm: Libido Funk Circus – Originally formed as an over-the-top tribute to the Disco music of the 70's, Libido Funk Circus has been relentlessly entertaining a wide range of audiences since its inception in 1996. While they continue to play your favorite Disco hits, the addition of hundreds of dance & rock songs, spanning form the 60's through today, has quite literally turned LFC into a human jukebox. Capable of switching styles and genres at the drop of a hat, Libido Funk Circus can entertain any audience…from small children to the most critical musical connoisseurs!
9:00-11:00 pm: Lounge Puppets – THE LOUNGE PUPPETS TRIBUTE TO 80's HAIR BANDS is an incredible heart pumping, fist-thrusting, scream out loud, head banging trip back through time! Re-creating the craziest party that's guaranteed to ‘Kick-start Your Heart!" Taking the term "Tribute Band" to a new level, THE LOUNGE PUPPETS have raised the bar, packing all the large clubs, venues, & festivals in and around the Chicagoland area. Thrilling record crowds to an amazing live concert boasting one of the best light shows around with all of the hair, leather, and attitude that made the very bands they are covering. You must experience it!
SUNDAY, JULY 14
Noon-6:00 pm: Food Booths Open
Noon-6:00 pm: Beer Garden Open
Noon-5:00 pm: Carnival – Purchase a wristband for $18 and enjoy unlimited rides from 12-4 pm! Location: Houston Street.
1:00-5:00 pm: Golf Challenge – (Ages 10+) Location: Depot Pond.
2:00 pm: Ice Cream Eating Contest – A 100 foot gutter will house hundreds of ice cream scoops for teams to devour. Register near the Main Stage between 3:15-3:45 pm. Register between 3:15 and 3:45" to 1:15-1:45 pm. Presented by Foltos Tonsorial Parlor and Batavia Creamery. Location: In front of the Main Stage.
3:00 pm: Fire Hose Challenge – Compete in this exciting challenge to send a ball across the opposing team's line using fire hoses! Participants must be at least 5 years old to participate. Location: Batavia Riverwalk.
1:00-3:00 pm: CTA – CTA brings to life the "Golden Age" of Chicago by meticulously recreating many of the great songs from the first 11 albums down to the finest musical detail. In April of 1969 a new rock ‘n roll band, Chicago, was born in the Midwest and infused elements of jazz, the blues, and Latin music, upon the national popular music scene. See CTA live and experience the early days of Chicago as they perform all of the new classic songs.
4:00-6:00 pm: Back Country Roads – Back Country Roads, aka "BCR" is one of the Midwest's freshest country bands! Comprised of seven musicians, this band brings the big sounds of Nashville home to the Midwest! Performing throughout the Midwest since 2009, BCR's contemporary sound and dynamic stage shows have earned them a loyal following and several opening slots for national acts such as Phil Vassar, David Lee Murphy, Darryl Worley, Neal McCoy, Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia and Danny Gokey.