Police News Releases

July 4th Fireworks Event and Traffic Advisory

Batavia is hosting its annual fireworks sky concert on Monday, July 4, 2022. Observation areas for the show will be at Engstrom Park on Main Street at Millview Drive and the Batavia High School athletic practice fields between Main Street and W. Wilson Street. As a reminder to the public, alcoholic beverages and dogs are prohibited from all event observation areas. Fireworks and sparklers are strictly prohibited within the city limits. 

There will be food vendors on site beginning at 5 p.m. at Engstrom Park. The fireworks show will start at 9:30 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m. At the conclusion of the show, motorists leaving the event area or traveling through the Westside of Batavia will experience significant traffic delays. 

Prior to the show, Main Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic between Feece Drive and Pitz Lane once the public parking lot at Batavia High School (Main Street) and the handicap parking lot at Batavia Covenant Church are full. At that time, all traffic will be detoured to Wilson Street.

 Roadways that will be most significantly impacted are Randall Road from Main Street to Fabyan Parkway, W. Wilson Street and Main Street around Batavia High School, and State Route 31 through the downtown area. All routes will have various barricades and detours posted to assist motorists around the event site.

Motorists are encouraged to plan driving routes accordingly and allow plenty of time to patiently drive into and around the event area. 

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