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Celebrate Austin’s tiny winged celebs at Bat Fest

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Tai Moses

Some come for the music; some come for the bats. The 15th annual Austin Bat Fest boasts two stages with live music, dozens of arts and crafts booths, copious amounts of food and drink, kids’ activities, costume contests – oh, and did we mention the largest urban bat colony in the country? About a million and a half Mexican free-tailed bats are slated to leave their cozy roosts under the bridge just after sundown, to the delight of festival-goers. (The bat emergence happens almost every evening between March and October, but it’s not usually set to music.) More details and tickets are available online. Friday, Aug. 24, 4 p.m.-midnight, 100 South Congress Ave.











Photo by Peter Potrowl, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

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