Windmill City Festival 2016 - July 7-10

"It will blow you away!"

Free admission
Organized by: Batavia Park District, Batavia Chamber of Commerce, Batavia Depot Museum, and City of Batavia

THURSDAY, JULY 7

6:00 - 8:00 pm Batavia Chamber Mixer - For details, visit bataviachamber.org.
Location: Batavia Riverwalk
Golf Challenge (Ages 10+) - 5 Balls for $5! Take your shot at chipping a golf ball onto a green floating in the Depot Museum Pond. Win exciting prizes for landing on the green and for making a hole-in-one. Sponsored by Top Golf- Naperville.
6:00 - 10:00 pm Carnival
Beer Garden Open
7:00 - 10:00 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.

FRIDAY, JULY 8

noon - 10:00 pm Carnival
4:00 - 8:00 pm Golf Challenge (Ages 10+) - 5 Balls for $5! Take your shot at chipping a golf ball onto a green floating in the Depot Museum Pond. Win exciting prizes for landing on the green and for making a hole-in-one. Sponsored by Top Golf- Naperville.
5:00 - 11:00 pm Food Booths Open
Beer Garden Open
5:00 pm Cheerleading Demo - BHS Bulldog Cheer, Camp Grades K-8
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 you'll be doubled over gasping for breath. It's an experience unlike any other that will leave you amazed and begging for more.
6:00 pm Windmill Whirl 5K Warm-up (on Mooseheart School property) - The ProForce Sports Performance Training staff will be on-site at Mooseheart to lead a full dynamic warm-up specifically designed to get all runners loose, mentally strong, and excited to take on the course.
7:00 pm Windmill Whirl 5K (on Mooseheart School property) - Grab your trail running shoes for a new experience and dash off onto this new trail route as we move into the day's sunset. Mooseheart's trail will unveil the hidden treasure of serene settings through cornfields and around a lake. Awards will be given to the three winning males and females in each age division. Walkers are allowed and encouraged! We request that walkers start at the back of the group. This is a family friendly event. However, for safety reasons strollers, bikes and dogs are not allowed to participate. Sponsored by ProForce Sports Performance Training.
5K Registration $25 - On or before July 6, | $30 — Day of Race
Children 8 and under recieve a $10 discount
Location: 1314 Main Street.
  • - Register before June 22 to guarantee your shirt.
  • - Registration after July 6 is available in person and by cash or check
  • - On-site registration will open at 6:00 pm near the Batavia Covenant Church
  • - No registration will be taken after 6:30 pm.
  • - Bib pick-up is available 6:00-6:45 pm at the registration table.
  • - Results and medals will be presented after the last runner returns, and no later than 8:00 pm.
  • - Shirt/packet pick-up will be available W-F, July 6-8 at the Civic Center during normal business hours.
Please note there will be no personal item or bag check available for this race. Water and light snacks will be provided for runners. We look forward to have you with us!
Registration is available at www.signmeup.com
9:00 - 11:00 pm 7th Heaven - The band has been heard on more than seven radio stations in Chicagoland. This show features their hits, “Stoplight,” “Better This Way,” and “Sing.” Known for their famous “30 Songs in 30 Minutes” medley from the 70’s and 80’s, 7th Heaven has been an entertainment staple for 30 years. Playing 250+ shows per year, with an average of 100 outdoor events, 7th Heaven has earned the right to say, “We’ve seen a million faces and rocked them all!”

SATURDAY, JULY 9

7:00 am - 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 MainStreet.
Location: River Street
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
9:30 - 11:30 am Touch a Truck - Children of all ages will have a chance to explore various vehicles.
Location: Turn-Around Parking Lot
10:00 am Pet Parade - Invite your furry, or not-so furry friend to this unique parade! The first 50 registered participants will receive a complimentary "doggie bag" to take home. Pets can win ‘best overall’ in five categories! Interested participants must register at the main stage from 9:15 - 9:50 am. Sponsored by Batavia Animal Clinic.
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Food Booths Open
Noon - 11:00 pm Carnival
Purchase a wristband for $25 and enjoy unlimited rides 12- 4 pm!
Beer Garden Open
Noon - 2:30 pm Park District Demonstrations

Main Stage Event:
  • 1:00 pm - BPD Spirit Cheer Team
  • 1:30 pm - BPD Flippers
  • 2:00 pm - Martial Arts
12:15pm Fencing
1:00 - 8:00 pm Golf Challenge (Ages 10+) - 5 Balls for $5! Take your shot at chipping a golf ball onto a green floating in the Depot Museum Pond. Win exciting prizes for landing on the green and for making a hole-in-one. Sponsored by Top Golf- Naperville.
Paddle & Electric Boats on the Riverwalk - Take a leisurely ride down the scenic Fox River in a four-person paddle boat or a two-person electric boat! Paddle Boats are $10/30 minutes and Electric Boats are $20/30 minutes.
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 under the amin tent between 2:30 -2:45pm.
Sponsored by the Batavia Mother's Club
3:00 - 5:00 pm Live Band Karaoke - Anyone who remembers rocking out into their mom's microphone/hairbrush in front of the bathroom mirror when they were little knows a thing or two about working hard on their stage presence in private. Now that you're all grown up, it's time to take your passions out in to the open. Live band karaoke gives you the opportunity to perform like a true rockstar-with a live, energetic band behind you to back you up. Check out Live Band Karoke and rock on.
Location: Main Stage
3:30 - 5:30 pm Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Contest - Show off your artistic skills at the Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Contest! The School of Art will be hosting this free contest on Saturday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m. on the South Riverwalk Plaza. Participants of all ages are welcome to register at www.schoolofartchicago.com or on-site at the festival. Prizes will be awarded for “People‘s Choice” and “Best in Show.”
Location: South Riverwalk Plaza
6:00 pm Bags Tournament - The Batavia Parks Foundation is hosting a "Toss for a Cause" bags tournament for participants 14 years and older on Saturday, July 9 at 6:00 pm during Windmill City Festival. Two-person teams will play a minimum of three games and cash prizes will go to the top two teams. Register by filling out this form and calling 630-879-5235. The fee is $25 per team.
6:00 - 8:00 pm The New Invaders - The New Invaders are an inspirational 60's rock review that will usher you back in time to the fabulous era of British Invasion, Motown and R&B, Roots Rock & Hard Rock, Surf and Psychedelic Rock, and Folk and Protest music. Climb aboard The New Invader's "Time Machine" as they take you back across the pond where the British Invasion began. Powerfully packed with an incredible sound and theatrical touch, The New Invaders roll out the red carpet with their classic style and repertoire of classic hit songs! Song after song, note for note, hold on to your seat as they take you back in time to an explosive and historical musical time period unlike any other!
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 the biggest 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. Arra has performed with some of the biggest bands and performers of all time. Kansas, 38 Special, Survivor, Rare Earth, The Ides of March, Steppenwolf, Paul Rodgers from Bad Company and Dennis DeYoung from Styx are just a few of the National acts that Arra has shared the stage with throughout the years. Arra was recently voted best classic rock band three years in a row in a major local music publication.

SUNDAY, JULY 10

11 am - 5:00 pm Craft Show and Flea Market - Enjoy a day of outdoor shopping as you browse through more than 30 vendor booths.
Location: Riverwalk
Noon - 5:00 pm Carnival
Purchase a wristband for $25 and enjoy unlimited rides from 12-4 pm!
Golf Challenge (Ages 10+) - 5 Balls for $5! Take your shot at chipping a golf ball onto a green floating in the Depot Museum Pond. Win exciting prizes for landing on the green and for making a hole-in-one.
Sponsored by Top Golf- Naperville.
Noon - 6:00 pm Food Booths Open
Beer Garden Open
1:00 pm Chuck the Duck Race - New! Compete in this fun water activity to see who can send Chuck the Duck across the finish line first. Participants must be at least 5 years old.
Location: Turn-Around Parking Lot
1:00 - 3:00 pm Miles Nielson - Nielsen has been a fixture of the Illinois roots rock and Americana scene for some time now. His music is romping in the vein of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Harry Nilsson, combining classic American sounds with some rock radio-friendly hooks.
2:00 pm Ice Cream Eating Contest - A 100 foot gutter will house hundreds of ice cream scoops for participants to devour. Register near the Main Stage between 1:15 - 1:45 pm. Presented by Foltos Tonsorial Parlor and Batavia Creamery.
Location: Turn-Around Parking Lot
3:00 pm Fire Hose Challenge - Compete in this exciting challenge to send a ball across the opposing team's line using fire hoses! Hosted by the Batavia Fire Department
Participants must be at least 5 years old.
Location: Turn-Around Parking Lot
4:00 - 6:00 pm Hillbilly Rockstarz - Chicago's very own country super group, they specialize in covering the latest hits in country music including some of everyone's classic favorites. This band is always true to the original recording, so they always gotcha covered. Every show is a guaranteed good time...Hillbilly style! Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney, Band Perry, Sara Evans, Billy Currington, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich...these are just a few of the artists' songs that you will hear!