Windmill City Festival 2017 - July 14-16

"It will blow you away!"

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

Friday, JULY 14

4:00 - 10:00 pm Fun Zone
Experience all the festival fun with interactive inflatables and family-friendly attractions such as the Adrenaline Rush, Wild Animal Zoo, Wrecking Ball and much more! Purchase a daily inflatable pass or individual tickets for the Quad Power Jump. Want boundless fun for the entire festival? Purchase a weekend wristband and enjoy unlimited inflatable entry!
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.
4:00 - 11:00 pm Food Booths Open
4:00 - 11:00 pm Beer Garden Open
5:00 pm Cheerleading Demo
Bulldog Cheer Camp Grades K-8
6:00 - 8:00 pm Batavia Chamber Mixer
For details, visit bataviachamber.org
6:00 - 8:00 pm New Invaders
The New Invaders are truly “New,” as this inspirational 60s rock review ushers back in the fabulous era of British rock and roll with major new players! 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!
9:00 - 11:00 pm Hi Infidelity
Going to a Hi Infidelity show is a total concert experience from start to finish, with a wide variety of songs and fans. They play the music of all types, but mostly from the 80s Rock period - Journey, REO Speedwagon, Bon Jovi and Boston to name a few. Not only do they cover the classics but are currently playing new music like Daughtry, Nickelback, Buckcherry, and Train. For six consecutive years, the band was voted as the Best Rock Cover Band, and singer Dave Mikulskis is a five-time winner as Best Male Vocalist. If you love great vocals and harmonies, 80s Rock and the best new music, you'll see that Hi Infidelity has really got it covered!

Saturday, JULY 15

8:00 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
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Craft and Vintage Market
Shop small! Check out more than 30 booths of art, crafts, and vintage goods from local crafters and small business owners.
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. 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 Fun Zone
Experience all the festival fun with interactive inflatables and family-friendly attractions such as the Adrenaline Rush, Wild Animal Zoo, Wrecking Ball and much more! Purchase a daily inflatable pass or individual tickets for the Quad Power Jump. Want boundless fun for the entire festival? Purchase a weekend wristband and enjoy unlimited inflatable entry!
Noon - 11:00 pm Beer Garden Open
1:00 pm - 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
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.
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. Presented by the Batavia Mother's Club
3:00 - 5:00 pm DIVA
DIVA is a tribute to the women of Pop. From Madonna to Lady Gaga, Mariah, and Celine, to Britney, Christina, Cher, Tina, Shania and much more. They will play hits spanning four decades to keep you moving through the night.
3:30 - 5:30 pm Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Contest
All ages are welcome to show off their artistic talents and compete to win Best in Show or People's Choice. Sponsored by the School of Art. Location: South River Walk 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. Two-person teams will play a minimum of three games and cash prizes will go to the top two teams. The fee is $25 per team. Pre-register by calling 630-879-5235.
6:00 - 8:00 pm Fool House
Fool House is a cover band playing pop hits from the 90s as well as various top 40s and other timeless classics. Between the mullets, their laid back style choreographed dance moves, and foolish humor, they strive to create the ultimate party anytime they take the stage. The name of the band speaks for itself, reminiscing all the party throwbacks from the 90s.
9:00 - 11:00 pm 7th Heaven
7th Heaven is an experience you just have to see and hear! 7th Heaven has charted #1 on the Midwest Billboard Charts three times in the past three years. The band has been heard on over 7 radio stations in Chicagoland with their hits “Stoplight”, “Better This Way” and “Sing”. Also known for the famous “30 Songs in 30 Minutes” medley of songs from the 70s and 80s, 7th Heaven has been an entertainment staple for 30 years. Playing over 250 shows a 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!

Sunday, JULY 16

Noon - 6:00 pm Craft and Vintage Market
Shop small! Check out more than 30 booths of art, crafts, and vintage goods from local crafters and small business owners.
Noon - 6:00 pm Food Booths Open
Noon - 6:00 pm Beer Garden Open
Noon - 6:00 pm Fun Zone
Experience all the festival fun with interactive inflatables and family-friendly attractions such as the Adrenaline Rush, Wild Animal Zoo, Wrecking Ball and much more! Purchase a daily inflatable pass or individual tickets for the Quad Power Jump. Want boundless fun for the entire festival? Purchase a weekend wristband and enjoy unlimited inflatable entry!
Noon - 6:00 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.
1:00 - 1:45 pm Miss Jamie's Farm
Who's ready for some Farmyard FUN? Chicagoland's favorite children's performer, Miss Jamie, is guaranteed to get the little ones stomping their boots and hollering for more fruits & veggies. Named “Best Show of the Summer” by preschool directors across the state.
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. Presented by Foltos Tonsorial Parlor and Batavia Creamery.
2:00 - 2:45 pm Istvan & His Imaginary Band
When Istvan starts rocking, kids can't help but join in, sometimes on stage, while their moms and dads cheer them on and enjoy the original tunes. Enjoy an irresistible mix of interactive rock 'n' roll, country, pop, punk and sing-alongs that get heads bobbing. Istvan involves the crowd, whether it's playing freeze dance mid-song, inviting them up to sing along or having them ring out the rhythm on a tambourine. Istvan & His Imaginary Band have become kid and family music favorites
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.
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. Every show is a guaranteed good time...Hillbilly style! You'll hear Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney, Band Perry, Sara Evans, Billy Currington, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Big & Rich. Next, they will hit you with some #1 hitz by Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Guns & Roses and Gretchen Wilson. Hillbilly Rockstarz versatility is just what they do and do it well. Not only do they cover the best country songs heard on the radio today, but they also mix in some cool rock tunes too.