16th Annual Bat Fest

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Unlikely Candidates
The Unlikely Candidates Photo by Zach Burns

Bat Fest will highlight 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk. The event will also feature two stages with live music featuring The Unlikely Candidates, Chamillionaire, Kevin Fowler, Fetty Wap, and more. Toadies, who had been scheduled to perform, have dropped out of the event due to COVID concerns.

There will also be more than 50 arts & crafts vendors, food and drinks, children’s activities, a bat costume contest, and other bat activities.

Event Details



Congress Avenue Bat Bridge
100 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704


Ticket Info

Admission is free.