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Bat Fest

100 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704 100 South Congress Ave., Austin Directions

When you're ready to take on your next adventure, head to Austin's Bat Fest for some fun. This place is calling your name! Give them a call today.



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Five Things to Know About Bat Fest

For more than a decade, Bat Fest has gathered bat lovers from near and far to celebrate Austin’s nightly flock, the largest urban bat colony in the world. Read on to find out more:

  • You’ll see a lot of bats: Some 1.5 million emerge from beneath Anne W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, which will be closed to traffic for the festival.

  • You’ll help a lot of bats: A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit Bat Conservation International.

  • VIP perks are well worth the price: For $150, guests enjoy VIP access to the main stage, free VIP parking nearby, and a private cash bar, as well as—oh, yes—private restrooms.

  • There’s no rush: The event starts at 4 p.m., complete with live bands and loads of food. The bats don’t take wing until sometime between 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., and the event keep kicking until midnight.

  • Kids are free: When accompanied by an adult, kids 8 and younger get in for free.

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