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A Big Day in Batavia

by dsitler

Car Show
Car Show ©Batavia Downtown Improvement District
Car Show
Car Show ©Batavia Downtown Improvement District

Downtown Batavia will be hopping this weekend with the 13th Annual Summer in the City Festival  on Saturday, August 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Last year, the event brought in over 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 over 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 GOArt! to participate in this activity.) New to the festival is a bicycle wheelie contest by Adam Miller Toy & Bicycle on Center Street. Entertainment for Summer in the City includes the Old Hippies (1:00 -2:00 p.m.), Flatop Gypsy (Country music; 4:00 -6:00 p.m.), and Terry “Elvis” Buchwald (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.).