They Only Come Out At Night



The 11th Annual Bat Fest will be held from 4 midnight, August 22, at the Congress Avenue Bridge, in Austin. The emergence can last up to half an hour as 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats head out for their nightly flight.

Three stages host live music and there are more than 75 arts and crafts vendors, delicious food and drinks,fun children’s activities and other bat activities. A bat costume contest will award $100 for best adult costume and $100 for best children’s costume. Originality is encouraged.

Bat Conservation International will have a festive booth on the bridge helping celebrate Austin’s favorite furry flying friends.


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