Summer 2022 is here and we are looking forward to enjoying the music again as a community!!


The Downtown Batavia Business Improvement District Is excited to announce The Batavia BID Boxcar Derby , located on Ellicott Ave. in Batavia NY. Race day Check-in will be in Centennial Park on Saturday August 27th from 8:30am – 9:15am , first race goes off at 9:30:am

What is a Boxcar Derby you ask? Well let me tell you all about it! It’s a STEM/STEAM fun activity that GCEDC and GLOW with Your Hands are the main event sponsors.

GLOW With Your Hands, along with the GDEDC, will sponsor fourteen kids from the ages of 7-10 and fourteen kids from ages 11-13. (Kids must be 7 by day of race and cannot be over the age of 13 on race day.) This means 28 LUCKY kids get to race each other down Ellicott Avenue! What will they be racing in you ask? Let me tell you the best part, our sponsors have paid for the Boxcar kits for all 28 kids at no cost to you! You can build them, decorate them, and show them off. What a great way to end the summer!

*Cars will need to be turned back in at the end of race.*

Anyone that picks up a kit and does not participate in the race will need to return the kit or be charged for the full purchase price of the Box Car kit.

Don’t forget to bring your friends and family to cheer them on and join us for a picnic in the park after the event.

$10.00 Registration Fee gets racers a free Batavia BID Boxcar Derby t-shirt.

Proof of age required at Race Day Check-in.


Italian Festival – August 20th 1-9 Downtown Batavia!

Stroll down the streets of Downtown Batavia enjoying authentic Italian cuisine, live music, numerous craft vendors, and much, much more!

  • Pizza, Meatballs, Lasagna, Tripe, Cannolis, and more!
  • Games and Face painting for the kids!
  • Bocce and Cornhole for adults!
  • Italian Music!



The 2022 Downtown Batavia Wine Walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st from 4-8 PM!

Keep a look out for this years Theme!

For all Ticket Holders:

Registration for the event has been moved to Legacy Insurance Group at 212 East Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

VIP Ticket holders may check in at 3:45 PM. 

General Admission Ticket Holders may check in at 4:45 PM.

All Ticket holders must arrive with Valid NYS ID and printed ticket or phone confirmation ready to scan. Registration closes at 6:30 PM. All ticket holders must be registered by that time to attend. 

Prizes for Best Dressed!


Christmas in the City is on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM in Downtown Batavia!

Our local shops and organizations will be offering holiday specials and activities, including pictures with Santa, Horse and Buggy Rides, and culminating the night with a Holiday Parade down Main Street at 6:00 PM.

Help us celebrate our community this holiday season! There are several opportunities to participate.

Click here for details