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Bat Fest, Austin, TX, August 25, 2012

August 8, 2012 by Grace Sydney  
Filed under Festivals, Festivals: 08 August


Each year 40,000 festival attendees swoop down on the state’s capital city to celebrate the twilight flight of the approximately 2 million bats who make the underbelly of Congress Avenue Bridge their home from mid-March through November.


  • “The children of the night. What music they make!” An array of acts on two stages will provide the beat to the flap of bat wings:

The Soldier Thread
Alpha Rev
The Black & White Years
Jake Andrews
Alex Marley
Dara Niemi
Charlie Hurtin and the Hecklers

  • Whether you’re a Bela Lugosi imitator, a wannabe caped crusader or mimicking the look of the flying mammal, vamp it up on stage for a chance to win a costume competition.
  • Get a view of Austin’s temporary web-winged residents in a guided kayak tour around their lair– Congress Avenue Bridge. Fee is $20 for a single kayak, $30 for a two-person kayak.
  • Want a souvenir of your stay? You’ll go batty for the merchandise on display in more than 75 arts and crafts vendor booths.

…and much more!

When: August 25, 2012 from 5 p.m. – midnight

Where: The Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin

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Photo Credit: ClipArt

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