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August 26, 2011

Downtown Austin Event: 7th Annual Bat Fest

Bat This Saturday, the 7th annual Austin Bat Fest takes place on the Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin. The free, family-friendly event begins at 1 p.m. and features live music from 14 bands on two stages, dozens of food vendors and a number of local artisans.

Attendees will gather around 7 p.m. to watch 2 million Mexican Free Tail Bats emerge and take flight from their home under the bridge.

For more information and a full line-up of the bands, vendors and artists, visit the website.

Photo: Kinetic bat sculpture by Austin artist Dale Whistler, www.dalewhistler.com

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