It's our biggest and most exciting event of the year - Bat Fest! Join Saved By Nature for an evening festival celebrating local animals of the night, with live bats, owls, and other creatures. It's a fun time under the stars! With a special guest speaker, food trucks, live music, festival games, arts and crafts, mini-pumpkin patch, REI lounge and community partner organization booths. Be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy popcorn, cotton candy and your favorite drink while watching the movie Adam’s Family (1991) under the night sky.
Enter the silent auction for a guided fly fishing trip, a 3-night stay in a cabin, and artwork by local artists. Purchase raffle tickets for camping gear, equipment and gift cards from REI, Los Gatos Bird Watchers, Bass Pro Shop, Cabela's and more!!
Date: October 22nd, 2022
Time: 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve
Address: 4289 Casa Loma Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Tickets for ages 16+ are $20 each.
Tickets for children aged 6 to 15 are $5, children 5 and under are free.
Parking is free.
4:00pm-4:30pm Opening Ceremony & Land Acknowledgment
4:00pm-7:00pm Ongoing (Face painting, games, crafts, activities, partner booths, chiropractors, auction & raffle)
4:00pm-9:00pm Ongoing (Food, photo area, pumpkin patch, DJ, REI lounge, movie area)
4:30pm-5:30pm Live Animal Presentation (Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center)
5:30pm-6:30pm Take a Bat Walk with Bat Conservation International
6:15pm-7:15pm Live Bat Presentation (NorCal Bats)
7:15pm-7:20pm Announce Raffle & Auction Winners
7:20pm-9:00pm Movie Begins Addam's Family 1991
9:00pm Event Ends
Founded in 2018 in San José, California, by environmentalist Richard Tejeda, Saved By Nature is an environmental and social justice 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonprofit organization. Our mission is to expose and connect people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities to the natural wonders & recreational opportunities of the outdoors. We collaborate with partners to ensure mental, physical, and spiritual healing in nature.
2022 BAT FEST SPONSORS
Environmental & Social Justice Ally
Environmental Education Hero
Diversity & Inclusion Champion
Parks & Open Space Advocate
Tule Elk Defender
Steelhead Trout Supporter
Burrowing Owl Friend