Enjoy the magic of synchronous fireflies at Greeneville’s Firefly Festival in June

Published 12:56 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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Discover Greeneville, in collaboration with Friends of the Cherokee National Forest and the Cherokee National Forest, you are invited to immerse yourself in the captivating world of synchronous fireflies at the upcoming festival just weeks away. Mark your calendars for the first two Saturdays in June (June 1 & 8) for an unforgettable experience.

It will be an evening filled with acoustic bluegrass music, guided tours by Cherokee National Forest interpreters, and the mesmerizing spectacle of synchronous fireflies lighting up the night sky from 9 to 10 p.m.

To ensure a premium experience, limited parking will be available exclusively to lottery winners. Each lottery ticket admits up to 7 people, with a $25 admission fee per car for selected winners. Lottery registration is now open for both viewing dates (June 1 and June 8). You’re welcome to apply for both dates if you’re available, with multiple applications allowed at $2 each. For registration and more details, visit www.discovergreenevilletn.com/firefly-festival.

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Directions to viewing sites will be provided during registration at the Greeneville Ranger Station on the evening of the event.

Space is limited, and registration is exclusively for lottery winners. Apply for the lottery to secure your spot on either June 1 or June 8.

As part of the Firefly Festival, there will be an online silent auction featuring stunning firefly-themed art pieces. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Cherokee National Forest.

For more information or inquiries, please contact Molly Boyd at molly@greenecountypartnership.net or call (423) 638-4111.

Join us for a night of wonder and enchantment as we celebrate the beauty of synchronous fireflies in the heart of the Cherokee National Forest.