BATFEST and Night of the Bat sponsored by the City of Austin
Saturday, August 27th, 2011 on the Congress Ave. Ann Richards Bridge
1 PM until Midnight
All ages welcome. Bring the family! Did we say FREE Admission?
Bats are unpredictable creatures but usually start flying between 7:30 - 9:30. Flight can last about 1/2 hour.
Batfest!, Will feature Arts, Crafts, Music, Food, Bat Watching, Children's Activities, and Educational Displays. Estimated attendance is around 40,000! Enjoy the scenic backdrop of Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin, as up to 2 million Mexican Free Tail Bats emerge for their nightly flight. Shop for creative items made in Austin, Texas, and the world. See over 20 bands on two stages. All for FREE!
All professional Artists and Craftspeople are invited to participate in Batfest!... Approximately 150 Booths will be set up in the Festival Area located on the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin. The booths will feature Arts & Crafts such as pottery, jewelry, fine art, woodwork, stained glass, metal sculpture, mosaics, glasswork, photography and much more.This area is well know for its eclectic night life (no joke intended) as well as it's proximity to downtown and to the more relaxed South Austin (78704 to those who know).
2011 Bands More TBA:
Nakia - Final four on the voice!
The Black & White Years
White Ghost Shivers
Akina Adderley & the Vintage Playboys