Second Fridays

Engage with and enjoy downtown Batavia during Second Fridays; a night full of food, art, music, fun and so much more! Second Fridays are an interactive and vibrant experience around downtown Batavia working to compliment the monthly art gallery opening at Water Street Studios.

Businesses within the downtown area will offer nontraditional programming in their spaces on every second Friday of the month from 6pm to 9pm. Whether it is a live performance, crafting demo, a book signing or one of the many other programs being presented around town, there is something for everyone at Second Fridays!

Date and Time
Every second Friday of the month from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Downtown Batavia

Participating Businesses / Organizations

Depot Museum
155 Houston St.

Vintage Car Exhibition

Peg Bond
151 N Island Ave.

Paddle Boats on the Fox- $10/30 minutes

Beardsgaard Barbers
117 S Batavia Ave.

Art at the ‘Gaard- fine arts show featuring drawings, paintings and photography from multiple artists

The Dock
150 First St.

Bulldogs Unleashed Kick-off

The Tea Tree
29 N River St.
Book Signing
Kiss the Sky
180 First St.

Live Music- Noah Gabriel

Salvaged Heart
14 N. Island Ave.

Nido Art Studio Henna Tattoos

Salvaged Heart
14 N. Island Ave.

Live music outside

Rivers Edge
12 N. River St.

Live Music- The Aformentioned at 8p in the Beer Garden

Water Street Studios
160 S. Water St.

Opening Reception: Fermilab Photo Club Show + “Day and Night”


Is it free to attend?
Second Fridays is a free umbrella event full of happenings that may or may not cost. Some venues may have a cover; musicians will be playing for tips and shops will be open for business. There are ways to keep your trip downtown for Second Fridays budget friendly, but we suggest being open to investing in the great establishments and artists participating in the event.

Is it kid-friendly?
There are quite a few kid-friendly options. See the star next to events that are specifically geared towards the kiddos.

Parking suggestions
See map for most convent parking lots around the Batavia downtown area. Since this event happens all over the city we encourage biking down or make sure you have your walking shoes!

What do I bring?
Bring your bike! Bring your friends and family. Come ready to enjoy downtown Batavia.

How will I know what businesses are participating?
Check out a map to locate where participating businesses are or look for a sign in their window.

I am an artist/ musician and would love to participate. What should I do?
Contact Batavia MainStreet at 630.761.3528 or email us to If there is a business, you know you’d like to be featured at you can also reach out to them directly.

How can my store become a location?
Our goal is to get every downtown business to participate! Give us a call at Batavia MainStreet 630.761.3528 or email us at