Windmill City Festival – Shaw Local

1. Windmill City Festival: Friday through Sunday, July 12 through 14, at the Peg Bond Center and Batavia Riverwalk, 151 N. Island Ave., Batavia. Food, a beer garden, pet and other contests, live music, craft fair, 5K, carnival, safe sensory space and more. For more information visit

2. Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at the Arcada Theatre, 10 E. Main St., St. Charles. Multimedia images, dynamic setlists and first-hand accounts. The famous Dave Mason will be on guitar and vocals, with Mark Stein on Hammond B3 electric organ, Johnne Sambataro on guitar and vocals, Marty Fera on percussion and Ray Cardwell on bass and vocals. $49 to $99 tickets, depending on seating. For more information visit

3. Cocktails in the park: From 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, July 27, near the Jeffery D. Schielke Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia. Fundraiser, live music, food, drinks, appetizers and more. $40 in advance, $50 at the door. $350 picnic table package; and $7 per drink/raffle or $60 for 10. For more information, visit

4. Garden and pond tour: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 20, 21, 27, 28 at multiple locations, with self-guided map available for purchase at Wasco Nursery & Garden Center, 41W781 Route 64, St. Charles. The 34th tour presented by the Midwest Pond & Koi Society spans the region. $25 per family, up to four people, good all four days. For more information visit

5. Garden Bros Nuclear Circus: Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 15 through 18, at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. World’s Smallest Person, Human Cannonball, Face Painting, Monster Slide, Moon Bounce, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Funnel Cookies and more. $35 general adult tickets with one free child ticket, $20 for children ages 3 to 13, $14.50 for the first 100 tickets purchased and $15 parking passes. For more information visit

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