The 17th Annual Bat Fest

ZOA Presents The 17th Annual Bat Fest
Featuring: Flo Rida, Mike Ryan, That Mexican OT, George Birge, Mike Jones, Alien Ant Farm, Lil Flip, Tim Dugger, Dj Grip
Date – Saturday, August 26, 2023
Venue – Ann W Richards Congress Avenue Bridge + adjacent Austin American Statesman (AAS) parking lot
Event Hours – 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm (bridge) 4:00 – 11:59 pm (AAS Lot)


Austin, Texas is fortunate to be the home of the largest urban bat colony in the world as 2 million Mexican Free-Tail Bats live underneath the Ann W. Richards Congress Ave Bridge in the heart of Downtown! Every night during spring and summer, these magnificent creatures fly out from their roosting places in search of tasty Texas insects. Thousands of people from all over the world visit the Ann W. Richards Congress Ave Bridge every night to witness this amazing sight.

Roadway Productions is proud to present the 17th ANNUAL BAT FEST – An Austin Festival Tradition that celebrates LIVE Music, Food, Family Fun, Children’s Activities, and of course, THE FAMOUS CONGRESS BRIDGE BATS! This is the only festival in Austin that takes place on a bridge!

Event Format*:

Two stages of live music

The Congress Bridge North Stage (north end of bridge) will operate from 4 pm – 11pm and will feature one of our co-headlining artists.

The Austin American Statesman Stage (parking lot) will operate from 4 pm – 11:59 pm and will feature one of our co-headlining artists.

Other attractions:
-kid’s zone with complimentary activities
-fabulous food and drink vendors
-approximately 25 arts & crafts vendors
-the famous Congress Avenue Bridge Bats!
-see the creative Austin Bike Zoo

Bat Viewing will take place on the bridge / below the bridge from the Statesman Lot (exact timing is not available as Mother Nature dictates here).

*event format, stage locations, all logistics subject to change.

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