8th Annual Night of the Bat Fest

http://www.roadwayevents.com/RoadStar/Events-cat.asp?media1Id=1323

Bat Fest and Night of the Bat sponsored by the City of Austin. FREE Admission

Saturday, August 25th, 2012 on the Congress Ave. Ann Richards Bridge

5 PM until Midnight All ages welcome. Bring the family!

10 Bands on 2 Stages!

6:20pm Bat Costume Contest Prize $200 - Bring your best bat costume and enter the contest! Last year the winner was chosen by applause.

What will you see at BatFest this year? 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk, 2 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, ALL FOR FREE!!

Because bats are wild animals, it is hard to predict exactly when the emergence will begin but the flight usually begins between 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 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!

Parking: Numerous paid lots in the area including

* Palmer Events Center Garage, S. 1st and Riverside

* One Texas Center 505 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78704

Bike Parking: We have Bicycle Rack to secure your bike.

Be GREEN! Ride the Bus! Capital Metro is a great cheap, green option.

2012 Bands:

KLBJFM Stage North end:
5:00pm Dara Niemi
5:30pm Charlie Hurtin and the Hecklers
6:20pm Bat Costume Contest Prize $200
6:50pm Jake Andrews
8:10pm Vallejo
9:30pm Alpha Rev
11:00pm Fastball



101XFM Stage South end:
5:00 PM The Bellmen
6:30pm Alex Marleyand the Raspas performing His Cousin Bob's Songs
8:00pm The Black & White Years
9:30pm The Soldier Thread
11:00pm Adema

What you can and cannot bring

Items you can bring to Bat Fest:
1) Cameras
2) Bicycles parked outside the event on bike racks.
3) Chairs
4) Baby items: strollers, baby food and drink, etc.
5) Pets (Please remember if you bring your pet to take it down to the park for restroom breaks).
6) Ice Chest with Ice only
7) I would bring some bottles of water.

Items you cannot bring to BAT FEST.
1) Beer, wine, or liquor
2) Food and Drinks (each person can bring 2 sealed bottles of water)
3) Weapons
4) recording equipment

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  • RAVI

    Bats didnt show up....atleast not while we were there......but the meetup was fun.

    August 26, 2012

  • Ryan W.

    Good time tonight. Thanks to those who made it happen.

    August 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone at little woodrows? Let me know

    August 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wonder what happened to my multicultural friend and the french woman?

    August 26, 2012

    • Josh G.

      Do you mean me? If not then, are there more multicultural people here? Anyways I punched out early.

      August 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm at Lucys, will be heading out soon, Little woodrows with some buds

    August 26, 2012

  • Greg L.

    Where everybody b..? Who all at Lit Woodrow's

    August 25, 2012

  • Pamela

    Little woodrows

    August 25, 2012

  • Ryan W.

    Pamela- where you guys headed?

    August 25, 2012

  • Ryan W.

    1 group is at docs on south congress and another group went to food trailers on south congress.

    August 25, 2012

  • Pamela

    We are watching Silver Thread and then going to bar hop...where is everyone at?

    August 25, 2012

  • Ryan W.

    Are you guys planning on drinks? I'd be up for meeting some new peeps!

    August 25, 2012

    • Pete

      This a go? Still on the bridge and can start heading that way

      August 25, 2012

    • Pete

      Lost the group from the roof, where did you end up for food?

      August 25, 2012

  • Chris M.

    Bats are a no show ... Where y'all headed?

    August 25, 2012

  • Ryan W.

    Should be there shortly

    August 25, 2012

  • Ryan W.

    Is the bat show Over?

    August 25, 2012

  • Justin P.

    If you are joining the roofip group, take elevator to 5th floor and go to door labled 6th floor garage.

    August 25, 2012

  • Roland

    This meetup needs more Ed!

    August 25, 2012

  • Justin P.

    The small descenting party has arrived at the top of the raddison garage. The view is amazing....!

    August 25, 2012

  • Chris M.

    Are the bats out yet?

    August 25, 2012

  • david g.

    Weak,,ok where to for drinks

    August 25, 2012

  • Emily

    About to try to find y'all... Anyone have an iPhone? Can you drop a pin and send to[masked]? Thanks!

    August 25, 2012

  • Adam

    Ok where is everyone at now? Text me[masked]

    August 25, 2012

  • Chris

    Made it here. Where is everyone gathering at?

    August 25, 2012

  • david g.

    I always need a pick up Tatiana,, ha ha

    August 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone coming from san Antonio? Or need a pickup along 35 to round rock? Let me know within the hr.

    August 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any specific place and time we're all meeting at?

    August 25, 2012

    • Justin P.

      Meet up at the Austin American Statesman parking lot at the corner of Barton Springs Road and Congress Avenue between 5:30-5:45pm. There is a grassy area to meet up.

      August 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yeah, anyone wanna meet up anywhere after 6 just txt me[masked]

    August 25, 2012

  • david g.

    Oh[masked]

    August 25, 2012

  • david g.

    I'm up north braker and 183 area, if anybody wants to share ride,, I have never been

    August 25, 2012

  • Dottie

    @Doug...Me too! First time going to Bat Fest so not sure what it usually entails but im sure drinks will be a must afterwards

    August 25, 2012

  • Doug T.

    I second the motion for drinks afterward

    August 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Theyre why I'm going too Dan!

    August 24, 2012

  • Celina

    Anyone willing to give me a ride from the NW area?

    August 24, 2012

    • Celina

      Nevermind, I found one. :) Thanks!

      August 24, 2012

  • Ed

    Is there any place group is meeting afterwards? Like for drinks?

    August 22, 2012

  • Dan

    my favorite band the soldier thread is playing at
    9pm, Check them out here
    http://youtu.be/7AldlEOekVw and here
    http://youtu.be/EUE9599wWbU

    August 18, 2012

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