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.
The pyrotechnics are placed on the Mooseheart field, generously offered by the “Child City.” The audience is invited to watch from Engstrom Park at the corner of Millview
Drive and West Main Street. There is additional audience space on the Batavia
High School athletic fields on West Main Street.
The event begins with our Savor-the-Flavor food vendors which begin to serve an
assortment of treats at 5:00 p.m. and continues until the show begins at 9:30
p.m. Then after announcements and a welcome by the Mayor, the Sky Concert will
begin at 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting)
Rain will not stop the show, however dangerous conditions—lightning or high winds—could cause the show to be delayed until the following evening.
Absolutely no parking will be allowed on Wilson or Main Streets between Van
Nortwick Avenue and Randall Road. No parking will be allowed on Randall Road from Main Street to McKee Street.
Public parking for the show will be permitted at both high school parking
lots (off Wilson & Main), the Ace Hardware Parking lot and at the Wilson Business Center on West
Wilson Street. Parking will also be available at several of the major retail
lots along Randall Road.
A five-dollar donation per car will be requested at
each lot. All proceeds will go to support the fireworks show. Parking at the
Batavia Covenant Church off Main Street will be marked and reserved for
vehicles carrying handicapped stickers.
Safety and Regulations:
The community will be the guests of the Batavia Park District and School
District 101. In addition, Mooseheart is allowing the Committee use of their property for
authorized personnel ONLY. In order to protect the crowd and the school
property, no one in the audience will be allowed to:
(1) Bring alcoholic beverages to Engstrom Park or the school grounds.
(2) Light or brandish sparklers, firecrackers or other handheld explosive devices.
These are dangerous to children and others.
(3) Bring dogs or other pets to the show.
(4) Ride bikes, scooters or mopeds on the school grounds where people are
assembled for the show.
(5) Enter any portion of the Mooseheart property.
Batavia police will patrol during the show. Ask them to help you if these simple, reasonable rules for crowd safety are
Lost and found will be coordinated near the ESDA trailer located at Engstrom