Bats make flight during the Annual Austin Batfest! at Congress Avenue Bridge.jpg
Batfest, Austin's annual celebration of our furry flyers, returns this year for an all-day and night party. Enjoy the scenic backdrop of Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin as up to two million Mexican Free Tail Bats emerge for their nightly flight, launching from underneath the Congress Avenue Bridge. The creatures are unpredictable, but usually start flying between 7:30 and 9:30pm.Batfest will also feature arts, crafts, live music, food vendors, children's activities, educational displays and, of course, the famous bat watching at sundown.