Bulldogs Unleashed
Bulldog in Batavia
Here's how you can find and visit all the Bulldogs in Batavia! 

Batavia's GIS specialist Michael Kamin has been busy putting together a series of helpful ways for everyone to enjoy a tour of Bulldogs Unleashed.

There are online, mobile friendly apps you can call up with your smartphone as you tool around town by foot or on bike. The QR code for this app is featured here in this image. 

You can also go online to the City of Batavia website to scale and print a map to carry with you on your tour. 

Wall maps can be found in: Batavia City Hall, Batavia Public Library, East and West Side Park District Buildings, Batavia Public Schools Central Office, Batavia Post Office

Full Bulldogs Unleashed maps have been printed and are available at the Batavia Government Center, the Batavia Public Library, the Batavia Park District's Bartholomew Civic Center and the Batavia school district's headquarters during regular business hours. 

4th of July fireworks

Batavia Fireworks celebration coming up...July 4th! 

The City of Batavia is proud to host one of the most celebrated 4th of July fireworks productions in the western suburbs of Chicago, which we proudly call the “Sky Concert.” It has a more than 50-year history of being produced and paid for by local citizens. Today, the show is provided under the auspices of the Batavia ACCESS Committee. The show is paid for with private donations and fund-raisers. While the City of Batavia incurs costs for police and fire safety, no tax dollars are used to pay for the pyrotechnics.

Here are the details for the 2018 show!

Location: Main Street & Millview Drive in Batavia

5:00pm – Savor the Flavor – Food Vendors/Food Trucks
6:00pm – Orange Star takes the stage
8:15pm – The Batavia Community Band performs all our favorites
9:30pm – FIREWORKS!!!

Orange Star, an acoustic pop cover band from Batavia, Illinois has been actively performing throughout the Chicagoland area. Whether it’s a bar, festival, private party, or concert in the park, Orange Star has been getting people on their feet with their unique sound and high energy shows. When Orange Star is not working on bringing you the latest pop hits they are creating original pop songs for you to enjoy! Come dance with them at their next show!

Follow them on Facebook!

The Batavia Community Band will be playing all the American classics to set the mood for our Sky Concert. Show them some support by ‘liking’ their Facebook Page!

morton street map

Area 3 Construction ongoing

Morton Street continues to be shut down from Rt. 31 west to Jefferson to thru traffic.  Local Traffic will only be able to access Morton Street from Jefferson.  This closure will be for the duration of the project which is anticipated to be completed on August 10th.  Please follow the detour routes and proceed with caution in the construction zone. 

The week of 5/29, storm sewer began in the cemetery. 

The work is progressing to the west and is close to reaching the intersection of Morton Street & Rt. 31.  New storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water main will need to be installed on Rt 31/Batavia Avenue, requiring lane closures on Rt 31.  Lane closures are in place, which are reducing north and south to one lane in each direction, and work should be completed by mid-July where all lanes will reopen.  Residents and motorists are advised to expect delays as they travel through the lane closures on Rt 31/Batavia Avenue.  For more information on the project go the project website: http://cityofbatavia.net/679/Area-3

Ward One image

2018 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Construction

The contractor, Performance Construction, is continuing to install the watermain piping along Giese Road, this work is expected to take another 1-2 weeks.  Once the watermain has been installed the contractor will begin the testing phase and installing the new water service connections. After the watermain replacement work is completed, the main portion of storm sewer construction is expected to take place after NICOR and AT&T have relocated all of their conflicting utilities.
No on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area but Giese Road will remain open for traffic. Construction equipment staged on the street will be barricaded off every night. In addition, some material will be staged in the parkway of the north side of Giese Road.  Residents and motorists are advised to expect delays on Giese road due to construction activities.”  


Important Note on Garbage Stickers & Refuse Collection

Advanced Disposal will continue as the City’s refuse hauler and will be mailing information to all residents about rates, changes to the program, and survey about the condition of the toters.  Collection days will remain the same. 
Batavia residents purchasing garbage stickers are advised that the City's current refuse contract with Advanced Disposal will be expiring Saturday, June 30.  There will be a price decrease on July 1, so please plan accordingly.  Residents can use Advanced Disposal stickers that expire on June 30, 2018 until July 31, 2018. 
For current information on refuse and recycling services, please visit the City’s website.  
Brush collection

Batavia Residential Brush Collection

The June brush collection has been completed for the entire town.  The next east side brush collection begins the week of Monday, July 9; the next west side brush collection begins the week of Monday, July 16.  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.  To view the 2018 schedule and learn more about the program, please click here.   If you have any questions, please call the Street Division at 630-454-2400. 

Household Hazardous Waste Front Door Collection Service 

The City of Batavia is pleased to begin offering a new Household Hazardous Waste collection service to its residents. The City’s third-party provider, U.S. Ecology, will provide front door collection of many items that should not be placed in the regular weekly refuse collection.  For contact information and to learn about the items that will be accepted, please visit the City’s website
Cocktails in the park

Batavia Mainstreet hosts Cocktails in the Park 

Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 7pm

Take part in the 7th Annual Cocktails in the Park! An event dedicated to showcasing Batavia restaurants and a unique opportunity to discover downtown Batavia, all while raising funds for Batavia MainStreet for our revitalization efforts.

This is your opportunity to enjoy an evening on the riverbanks of the Fox River in Downtown Batavia with live music, drinks, small plates and more!
This year you will have an opportunity to "Win the Bar" with a $20 raffle ticket where you get an opportunity to win an entire tent full of cocktail mixers, spirits, barware and more!
Downtown Batavia is everyone's neighborhood, so we welcome you to join us for this beautiful and unique event.

*must bring a valid ID in order to purchase alcoholic beverages
*ticket price includes small plates, a collectable whiskey glass(first come, first serve) and entry to the event. Cash/credit bar is available.

Blues and Roots

Water Street Studios Events & Opportunities


DEMPSEY FAMILY Gallery  "The Art of the Blues" 

Featuring a wide variety of mediums from local and regional artists celebrating the theme of music and blues in coordination with the 3rd Annual Blues and Roots on Water St. Festival. (image: artwork by Lisa Youngdahl)  More info >>

Friday, June 22nd 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

Live Art Series Presents: Project Bound Dance

 Project Bound is a tri-focal modern dance collaboration aiming to foster community engagement, dance/technology experimentation, and socially conscious performance. Tickets >>

Thursday, June 21st 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fox Valley Pride Kick Off Event

Start Pride weekend in your own backyard! 

Join Creekwood Associates and Youth Outlook at Water Street Studios to enjoy small plates, drinks, and good company in a welcoming, vibrant gallery space. Small plates catered by Gaetano's Restaurant in Batavia. Must be 21+ to attend. Stay tuned for more LGBTQ+ partnership events. 
More info here >>


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Farmer's Market a summer tradition in Batavia

This year will mark the 23rd year of the Annual Batavia Farmers’ Market which takes place every Saturday from 8am to 12pm beginning June 2rd through October 27th on North River St. between Wilson and State St.

Come enjoy over 30 different vendors offering a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, cheese, herbs, flowers, music and more.  Along with our weekly pop up vendors, check our website weekly for who will be in attendance.

3rd Saturdays – will feature the Artisan Collective where you can enjoy living and shopping local. Shop for handmade items from your favorite artists and designers.
Join Batavia United Way and our friends at Batavia Kiwanis as they come to the market with different kids activities every week.  Check back soon for the line up!

Katrina’s Salon and Spa and Xfinity are the 2018 Batavia Farmer’s Market’s Presenting Sponsors:
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