The 7th Annual Pennsylvania Firefly Festival will take place June 22 at the Black Caddis Ranch in Kellettville, Forest County between Tionesta and Marienville on Route 666 in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest.
The PA Firefly Festival offers a whole day of fun before it gets dark! Between Noon and 10:00 p.m, you can experience educational exhibits, shop local arts and crafts, enjoy live entertainment and food and participate in fun activities for the kids.
New this year is a special Art After Dark art and performance program to be viewed and experienced at night by United Nations Ambassador of Art Ibiyinka Alao.
There is a $5 per car parking fee with proceeds benefiting the Amvets Post #113.
June 14-15 Programs
The Pennsylvania Firefly Festival (PAFF) will provide 2 nights of firefly programs at Loleta Recreation Day Use Area in the Allegheny National Forest in Warren County.
PAFF guides will meet registered participants at 9:30 p.m. at the designated location and provide a short informational program. Then the guides will help locate, observe and identify the fireflies in that location.
The firefly-- Photuris pennsylvania (De Geer) is the official state insect of Pennsylvania. Click Here to learn how it was named in 1974.
In addition to fireflies, Forest, Potter and Warren counties have dark sky observation areas for unobstructed star gazing, including Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County and Route 44, a state-designated Highway to the Stars in Potter County.
The Pennsylvania Firefly Festival, Inc. has a mission of educating the public about firefly science and conservation. PAFF celebrates the annual PA Firefly Festival on the fourth Saturday in June.
This coincides with the mating displays of over fifteen different species of firefly in the Allegheny National Forest area including the Synchronous firefly and the unique "Chinese Lantern" firefly along the Tionesta Creek.
Visit the Pennsylvania Firefly Festival, Inc. website for more event information, educational resources and conservation projects. Like them on Facebook.(Photo: PA Firefly Festival Facebook page.)