The annual event, which serves to entertain and educate locals about the flying nocturnal creatures, beings at 6:00 p.m. with “Bat Talk” activities for younger children at 3608 N. Military Road.
Bat Fest admission is $7, up from $5 last year, and visitors are encouraged to register in advance in order to be sure of a spot. The festival typically draws more than 100 people.
This year, the festivities will include habitat walks, games, crafts, a festival lantern parade and live bat shows presented by Leslie Sturges, Director of Save Lucy, A Little Brown Bat, established to protect and conserve bats in the region. Bat shows run every 45 minutes until the event ends at 9:00 p.m.