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Batavia Block Party set for Sunday

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  • Rich Franden and Diane Garland from Batavia feast at last year's Downtown Batavia Block Party. This year's event, set for Sunday, will feature food from 11 restaurants.

      Rich Franden and Diane Garland from Batavia feast at last year's Downtown Batavia Block Party. This year's event, set for Sunday, will feature food from 11 restaurants.
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Submitted by Batavia MainStreet

What better way to spend a Sunday night -- when you don't have to work the next day -- than hanging out with your friends and family, listening to music and having fun?

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Batavia MainStreet is planning this year's annual Block Party with family and fun in mind.

The block party is from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 on South River Street between Wilson and State streets.

An agreement with the city of Batavia has made it possible to enjoy the local establishments' food tastings and drink specials, even alcoholic, outside on the Block Party premises with the purchase of a wristband and designated cup, the pair costing $5 at the MainStreet tent. Participants must be 21 and older with valid ID.

Kids can enjoy face painting, bubbles and all the street-decorating they can imagine with sidewalk chalk. Adults can be part of a Bags Tournament by registering and competing that day for a cash prize. For another chance at a cash prize, there will be a 50/50 raffle as well.

Local restaurants will offer drink specials and $2 tastings for the Taste of Batavia aspect of the Block Party. Maps and menus will be provided to each Block Party patron so they can discover all of the treats at their leisure. Bulldogs Red Hots, Andre's Restaurant, and Lodge on the Fox will be present at the Block Party to serve up your ideal summer-night food items.

One Brick Short will perform fun and creative versions of Top 40 hits. Batavia Academy of Dance will be performing a visually and audibly stunning number onstage. Field Day, Batavia's own rock cover band, will play out the night with classic favorites and fun summer standards. Their memorable set at Batavia's Fourth of July Sky Concert this year makes them an act to look forward to again.

The Bags tournament begins at 4:30 p.m. You can register for the Bags Tournament the day of, no later than 4:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per team.

The block party is free, although an optional donation will be collected at the entrance.

For details, visit www.downtownbatavia.com or call (630) 761-3528.

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