e held Saturday, August 23, from 4-9:30 p.m. in downtown Jonestown. The nature festival celebrates Jonestown’s chimney swifts, small migratory birds that seasonally reside in a downtown cistern during their migration north. This free festival is centered on the swifts’ evening return to their cistern home – a tornado-like sight fascinating to see. Under the cool shade of oak trees, the public can enjoy games and activities for families and children, nature-themed vendors, great food, adult beverages, and a musical lineup that includes Jim Stringer and the AM Band, the Jennifer B Trio, Jean Synodinos, and BettySoo. For more information, visit www.swiftfest.org, like us on Facebook at “Swift Fest in Jonestown,” or call (512) 339-9432. Jonestown is located seven miles west of the intersection of US Hwy 183 and FM 1431. The festival will be held in Fireman’s Park one block off of FM 1431.