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Bat Fest is back
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by Elizabeth Pagano
This weekend, Bat Fest will close the Congress Avenue bridge from 5 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. the following day, so plan accordingly by using a non-car mode of transportation, or routing around the area. The fest, which was canceled the past few years, comes back this year with musical acts like Bun B, Chamillionaire and Toadies. (Fetty Wap, who was originally scheduled to perform, recently pleaded guilty to federal drug charges so Slim Thug will perform in his stead.) In addition to the music, Bat Fest features arts and crafts booths and, you know, bats. (About 1.5 million of them, emerging from beneath the bridge at dusk.)
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