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11th Annual Bat Fest – August 22nd, 2015
What will you see at Bat Fest this year? 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk, 3 stages with live music, more than 75 arts & crafts vendors, delicious food and drinks, fun children’s activities, a bat costume contest and other bat activities.
- Cypress Hill
- Men Without Hats
- Alejandro Escovedo
- Alpha Rev
- Dirty River Boys
- Octopus Project
- Charlie Sexton
- Will Taylor & Strings Attached
- Henry + The Invisibles
- Nina Diaz
- Joseph King Band
- Dharma Kings
- Jared & The Mill
Location: Congress Ave Bridge
Address: 100 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
Cost: Admission $15.00 cash at the gate. Kids 8 and under free with an adult. VIP tickets are $150.
Hours: 4pm to Midnight
About the Bats:
Because bats are wild animals, it is hard to predict exactly when the emergence will begin but the flight usually begins between 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. For current emergence times call 512-327-9721 EX16. On August 22 they we monitored the emergence and it was at 7:30pm. The emergence can last up to ½ hour as 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats head out for their nightly flight. Bat Conservation International will have a festive booth on the bridge helping celebrate Austin’s favorite furry flying friends!
Bat Costume Contest: Prize is $100 for Best Adult Costume and $100 for best childrens costume. Participants will be lined up on Stage, and the crowd will be asked to yell for the costume they like the best. Originality is encouraged.
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TXDOT lot located accessed from Riverside Drive just east of Congress.
- Numerous paid lots in the area including
- * The Austin American Statesman Parking Lot at 305 S. Congress Ave.
- * Palmer Events Center Garage, S. 1st and Riverside
- * One Texas Center 505 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78704
- * Various hotels in area both south and north of the river
- * The Long Center at 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
- Bike Parking: We have Bicycle Rack to secure your bike. Be GREEN!
- Ride the Bus! It is a great cheap, green option.
Bat Flight Video
General Admission $15 at the gate day of show cash only! (8 and under free with an adult admission)
General Admission gets you access to all three stages, bats, arts and crafts booths, children’s area, the statesman parking lot event, the bridge, and more!
Hours: 4pm to Midnight
- Food & Drinks
- Liquor Beer or Wine
- Weapons or Fireworks
You Can bring:
- Baby Food & Drinks
- One bottle of water
- 4:30pm Jared & the Mill
- 6:00pm Octopus Project
- 7:30pm Mizgin
- 8:30pm Dharma Kings
- 10:00pm Cypress Hill
Bridge North Stage
- 4:00pm: Joseph King
- 5:20pm: Nina Diaz
- 6:20pm Bat Costume Contest
- 6:50pm Dirty River Boys
- 8:10pm Charlie Sexton
- 9:30pm Alejandro Escovedo
- 9:30pm Men Without Hats
Lake Side stage (new) located in park on South side of Bridge in trees behind Statesman Stage
- 5:15pm Afterburn
- 6:30pm Will Taylor & Strings Attached
- 8:00pm Alpha Rev
- 9:15pm Henry + The Invisibles
The Radisson Hotel Has the best view of the bats and is the closest to the event of any hotel in Austin. Click the link for special discounted festival rates!
Address: 111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, United States