People who are seeking a unique experience with festivals should definitely visit Austin. From the classics of culture to the wonderfully bizarre and everything in-between, Austin has it all.
Here are the festivals to watch out for in August:
1. Bat Fest will be held at the Congress Avenue Bridge. Celebrate this batty event as the world’s largest urban bat colony (1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats which take up seasonal residence beneath the Ann Richards Congress Street Bridge) take to the skies for their nightly flight. Enjoy live music, children activities, a costume contest and more.
2. All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) is the oldest and largest gay and lesbian film fest in the Southwest, and the largest LGBTQI cultural event in Austin. Experience the festival in August and watch for monthly screenings around town.
3. Austin Pride Festival & Parade will be held at Fiesta Gardens. The Pride Festival is the largest annual LGBTQI advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas. Dozens of nonprofit organizations and social clubs use the festival as a platform to inform and interact with the thousands of attendees. Each year, countless people find new organizations to join, causes to support and opportunities to volunteer.