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Sat, Oct 26



FL Bat Festival 2024

Join us as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary of the FL Bat Festival!!!

FL Bat Festival 2024
FL Bat Festival 2024

Time & Location

Oct 26, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

Gainesville, 1309 NW 192nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609, USA

About the Event

Calling All Bat Enthusiasts, Animal & Nature Lovers, Festival Partakers, and Curious Minds!

For two decades, the Florida Bat Festival has been a much-anticipated Family Friendly Fall Festival and is a beacon of education, conservation, and excitement, AND this year, we're celebrating our 20th Anniversary in grand style! Join Lubee Bat Conservancy on Saturday, October 26th from 10-5pm for a day filled with thrilling activities, captivating exhibits, and unforgettable experiences for the whole family. And of course, the world’s largest bats!

Here's why you don’t want to miss out on this year's annual event ...

Explore the Fascinating World of Bats: From the tiny pipistrelles to the majestic flying foxes, immerse yourself in the diversity of bat species through engaging exhibits, interactive displays, and educational presentations.

Discover the Importance of Bats in Ecosystems: Did you know that bats play a crucial role in pollination, pest control, and planting seeds? Discover the 3P’s of the bat world! Learn about their vital contributions to our environment and the importance of conservation efforts to protect these remarkable creatures.

Engage in Fun-Filled Activities & Shopping: From face painting to bat-themed crafts to visiting 100+ vendors, there's something for everyone at the FL Bat Festival! Get creative, unleash your imagination, and take-home unique souvenirs to commemorate your day.

Food Truck Delights: Refuel and recharge with an array of mouthwatering food options available throughout the festival grounds. Whether you're craving savory snacks, vegan nums, or sweet delights, we've got you covered!

Enjoy the Beer Garden in Oak Hollow: The Florida Bat Festival Beer Garden is the perfect shaded place to embrace the great outdoors on Lubee property. Sit under 250+ year old Live Oaks while enjoying brews from numerous local Florida breweries, live music on the Oak Hollow Stage, savory foods, or marveling & admiring the beauty of our oak trees that have been around since the American Revolutionary War! Ticket required to enjoy the beers, not the shade, food, or music! 😉 See ticket information below.

Support Conservation Efforts: Your attendance at the Florida Bat Festival directly impacts and contributes to our bats here at Lubee and vital conservation initiatives aimed at preserving bats and their habitats.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to celebrate 20 years of bat conservation and education at the Florida Bat Festival! Mark your calendars, gather your family and friends, and together let's make the 20th FL Bat Festival an unforgettable experience for all.


$5 AGES 5-12

$10 AGES 13 & up

Children 4 & under are FREE

NO PETS ALLOWED. Service dogs allowed on festival grounds, NOT Bat Viewing area.

Online Ticket Sales end October 25th (11:59pm). Tickets can be purchased at the gate day of event.


Beer Garden Ticket Holder must be 21 years old on or before October 26th, 2003.

  • ​$25 EARLY BAT🦇Beer Garden Tickets (March 1st - May 31st)
  • $35 Beer Garden Tickets (June 1st - September 30th) September 30th is the LAST day to purchase Beer Garden Tickets online.
  • $40 Beer Garden Tickets  at the gate October 26th while supplies last!

Beer Garden participants will receive a 21 & up wristband and a 5oz souvenir glass for UNLIMITED beer samples.

Beer Garden ticket includes general festival entry.

ALL ticket sales are final. Ticket funds collected are used for Lubee Bat Conservancy's resident bats and our ongoing conservation & community education programs. Thank you for your support!! 


  • FL Bat Festival Ticket - Child

    Sale ends: Oct 25, 11:59 PM EDT

    General Admission. Ages 5-12 years.

  • FL Bat Festival Ticket - Adult

    Sale ends: Oct 25, 11:59 PM EDT

    General Admission. Ages 13 & older.

  • FBF: Beer Garden Online

    Sale ends: Sep 30, 11:59 PM EDT

    *THIS TICKET MUST MATCH THE NAME ON A GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID.* This ticket grants one ADULT entrance to the FL Bat Festival-Beer Garden and a 5oz. souvenir tasting glass. Available to patrons of legal drinking age of 21 & older (26 Oct 2003 or earlier) and must provide a valid ID at event to prove legal drinking age. All ages are welcome in the Beer Garden. One tasting glass per ticket; no replacements available. NO PETS ALLOWED. Service dogs welcome.




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