What makes Austin weird?

"Keep Austin Weird" is the slogan of the city, and below are a few things that do their part to fulfilling that mission.

Eeyore's Birthday. This fictional character from Winnie the Pooh has a birthday celebration, generally on the last Saturday of April, at Pease Park.

The O. Henry Pun-Off world championship attracts pun lovers from around the country. Contestants test their skills in the "Punslinger" and "Punniest of Show" competitions.

We have bats. Every spring about 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats migrate to Austin and take up residence in the Congress Street bridge. This is the largest urban bat colony in North America. Every night the bats leave in search of food.

 

We're not weird, just our city