The 10th annual Bat Fest will take over the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, in Austin, Texas, from 4 p.m. to midnight, August 23, with more than 10 bands, 150 booths featuring artisan works and crafts, a bat costume contest, local foods, children’s activities and of course, bat watching.
About 20,000 bat aficionados are expected to attend. Because they are wild animals, it is hard to predict exactly when the emergence of 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats will begin, but the flight usually takes place between 7 and 8:30 p.m.
Admission is $10 at the gate (10 and under free with an adult). Location: 100 S. Congress Ave. For more information, visit Batfest.com.