Many thanks to the volunteers and organizations who contribute to make Batavia Fireworks possible 

4th of July

Batavia’s 4th of July Sky Concert

Here are the details for the 2017 show!

Location: Main Street & Millview Drive in Batavia

5:00pm – Savor the Flavor – Food Vendors/Food Trucks
6:00pm – Laughing Gas rock band takes the stage
8:15pm – The Batavia Community Band performs all our favorites
9:00pm – FIREWORKS!!!

For more details visit the Batavia Fireworks website. 

Concert picnic

4th of July event and traffic advisory

Observation areas for the show will be at Engstrom Park at Main Street & Millview Drive and the Batavia High School athletic practice fields between Main Street and Wilson Street.
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. 

After the show motorists leaving the event area or traveling through the Westside of Batavia will experience significant traffic delays. 

Roadways that will see the most significant impact are Randall Road from Main Street to Fabyan Parkway, W. Wilson Street and Main Street by Batavia High School and Route 31 through the downtown area.  All of these routes will have various barricades and detours posted to assist motorists around the event site.
As a reminder to the public, alcoholic beverages, sparklers/fireworks and dogs are prohibited from all event observation areas.
Motorists please plan your driving routes accordingly and allow plenty of time to patiently drive into and around the event area.

Fox River Cleanup

Batavia Fox River Cleanup July 8

Come out and help clean up your river!   Friends of the Fox River (FOFR) is co-sponsoring a clean-up along the Fox River in Batavia with the City of Batavia.  Everyone will meet at the Blackard Skate & Bike Park 411 S. River St. Batavia at 9AM on July 8th. 

FOFR encourages everyone to bring their own garbage bags and gloves (we’ll have extras in case you forget!).  We’ll also provide snacks and water.  Sturdy shoes and sunscreen are recommended.  All participants must sign a waiver and volunteers under 18 will require a parental signature.  For more information, contact Gary Swick, Friends of the Fox River at or visit the Friends of the Fox website ( ).  See you there!
Be a steward to the Fox River and surrounding land that flows through our town.
Thank you Batavia!

Batavia Residential Brush Collection Schedule for July

The next eastside brush collection will begin on Monday, July 10; westside collection begins the week of Monday, July 17.  Please be sure to have your brush out no later than 7 a.m. on Monday of your scheduled week.  Residents are asked to store their brush outside the parkway until the weekend before the scheduled pickup.  The complete 2017 schedule and information about how to prepare your brush can be found on the Brush Collection information page.  If you have any questions, please call the Street Division at 630-454-2400. 


Kane County Electronics Recycling Event on July 8, 2017

The next Kane County Recycles Event will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017, between 8 a.m. and 12 noon, at 540 S. Randall in St. Charles.

At the upcoming event, you can recycle BOOKS of any age and condition and ELECTRONICS such as computers, keyboards, laptops, printers, stereos, cell phones, microwaves, Christmas lights, and more. 

Latex paint will be accepted at this event for a fee; fee is $3.50/gallon. 
Televisions (any size or age) and monitors are also accepted, but there is a cost. 
The fee will be $25 for screens under 21” (measured diagonally) and $35 for screens 21” and over.

Document shredding is also offered for residents only with a four-box limit; must be in paper bags or boxes.  Fees may be paid online in advance or onsite by exact cash or card; paint is cash or check only. It is recommended that you pay online in advance if possible and bring your receipt to any drop-off or the collection event. Unloading assistance is provided.  A complete list of accepted items and more information can be found on the Kane County Recycles website.  Hazardous waste or large household appliances like washers and refrigerators are not accepted. 

In addition, the Kane County Electronics Recycling Program offers three daily drop-off locations throughout the county.  The closest site for Batavia residents is the former Juvenile Justice Center property at 517 Fabyan Parkway, between Route 25 and Kirk Rd. on the north side of the street.  Hours are M-F from 8 am to 4 pm.  Most items are still free, but there will be a charge for TVs and computer monitors, depending on the screen size. 


Doing yard projects? Call JULIE 811

Before you dig anywhere on your property, it is wise to call 811 for a preventative visit.  Please allow a 48-hour notice (two working days), but no more than a 14-calendar day advance notice prior to the start of excavation

Calling 811 Keeps you and your property safe from potential harm from gas lines or other underground infrastructure. You can also prevent damage or lost services in electrical, cable and other connections. 

Garbage bin

Advanced Disposal Refuse Collection
Refuse collection will be delayed by one day during the week of July 3 due to the observance of the Independence Day holiday.  

Cocktails in the Park

Batavia Mainstreet Cocktails In the Park July 22

You'll likely meet someone you know when you visit the Farmer's Market. Park at the newly installed lot on N. River Street and enjoy a leisurely stroll up the brick streets where flower vendors and veggie farms and tool-sharpening vendors cater to your household needs. Plus, you can smile at people and be part of a community that loves local food and businesses. Stop for lunch at a restaurant along the way. Enjoy summer in Batavia!

Batavia Farmers Market

Locally grown summer produce is a snap at Batavia Downtown Farmer's Market 

Residents using Snap Benefits can visit the Downtown Batavia Farmer's Market. Receive double value coupons to purchase fruits and vegetables. Purchase items such as honey, eggs, bread, meat, cheese, fish and pre-packaged goods with Snap Benefits from LinkUp Illinolis. The Farmer's Market is open Saturddays 6/3-10?28 at 1 N. River Street. 

Snap Benefits flyer

Keep up with government with on demand video at

BATV has a new and interactive website that provides full recordings of government meetings free of charge. 

If you want to know what's happening in Batavia, the site offers
 complete on-demand coverage of City Council Meetings and Committee of the Whole meetings.

BATV also covers Batavia Park District meetings, Batavia Public Library meetings, Batavia Public Schools meetings, both Kane County Board and Forest Preserve meetings, League of Women Voters, and Batavia Township meetings. 

Watch original programs created for our community on demand. The links below will take you to some of the new and exciting shows offered.n addition to meeting coverage, BATV generates newsworthy content with the following programs. 

It's News to Me - Highlights of current news surrounding our community.

Viewpoint - In-depth panel discussions to educate residents on hot topics surrounding our community.

Chamber of commerce services

Batavia Chamber news...and Chili Cookoff coming July 29th

Batavia's Chamber of Commerce is growing in membership and services. Here's the most recent Chamber Digest .

Upcoming events around Batavia include the Chamber Mixer at Windmill City Festival. The upcoming Chili Cookoff is a bit of hot fun in the sun! 

 And if business services are your immediate attention, the Chamber Directory has you covered with businesses that are close to home. 

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