The Batavia Business Improvement District (BID) will once again host the 13th Annual Summer in the City Festival in Downtown Batavia on Saturday, Aug. 15th, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Last year, the event brought in more than 5,000 people from all over Western New York with over 200 classic cars. This year is expected to be even bigger and better.
The festival includes the annual Don Carroll 5K Race, a Summer Car Cruise, and at least 50 food and craft vendors. The KidsZone will include a Eurobungy (NEW), bounce houses, and lots of activities including workshops by The Home Depot. You can also participate in the GOArt! “Chalk the Walk” to win several prizes. (You must register with GO ART! to participate in this activity.)
New to the festival is a Bicycle Wheelie Contest by Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle on Center Street.
Entertainment for Summer in the City includes the Old Hippies (1-2 p.m.), Flatop Gypsy (Country music, 4-6 p.m.), and, of course, Terry “Elvis” Buchwald (7-9 p.m.).
The BID, which is an independent nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the revitalization of downtown. Every year it has a group of dedicated volunteers to help organize the event and/or help the day of the event. If anyone would like to help the day of the event, they are still looking for strong volunteers for setup and take-down.
The BID would like to thank its major sponsors Alpina Foods, The Batavian, The Home Depot, and WBTA Radio as well as several other sponsors who helped make this annual event happen once again.
For more info contact the BID Office at 585-344-0900 / e-mail Laurie at [email protected], visit us at www.DowntownBataviaNY.com, or LIKE us on Facebook at DowntownBataviaBusinessImprovementDistrict.
With any luck, this dude from Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, won't come down and pop-a-wheelie with the locals...