Batavia Mainstreet
Peg Bond Pavillion

After three years of planning, fundraising, development and construction, the new Peg Bond Center Performing Arts Pavilion is ready for a full season of performances. The Pavilion will provide an outstanding venue for local musical groups, community festivals, dramatic productions and more.

“This is the latest successful project completed in Batavia due to the strong sense of community held by our residents, local businesses, service organizations and governmental agencies,” said Dan Brace, Batavia Parks Foundation Chairman, “It is the result of hundreds of volunteers and donors who got involved to make it happen. What has been accomplished is very impressive.”

The community is invited to celebrate the grand opening and dedication of the Pavilion on Sunday, May 22 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blankets and take in a variety of local talent. Approximate start times of performances are listed below.

Schedule of Events:

2:00 p.m. Dedication and Ribbon Cutting

2:15 p.m. Aurora Youth Symphony

3:15 p.m. Electric String Orchestra

4:00 p.m. Batavia Academy of Dance

4:30 p.m. Red Tie Trio

5:15 p.m. Batavia Academy of Dance

5:45 p.m.  Albright Theatre Performance

7:00 p.m. Field Day

In addition to a full line up of performances, paddle boats will be in operation from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on the Riverwalk. The cost is $10 per half hour for a four-person boat.

The event is presented by the Batavia Parks Foundation, Batavia Park District, Batavia MainStreet and the City of Batavia. The Batavia Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Their mission is to enhance open space, parks, facilities and recreational programs within the City of Batavia.

For more information please call 630-879-5235 or visit

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