When is the PA Firefly Festival?

Friday, June 25 and Saturday June 26 from 7 pm to Midnight. Subscribe to the PAFF Newsletter at Pafireflyevents.org to get early notification of the online registration links.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Registration OPENS MAY 1!!!

Tonight, at midnight, registration opens at The Brown Paper Tickets for the 6th Annual PA Firefly Festival .  There are also 3 other weekend opportunities in Forest County and a mid-week campout experience to consider.  Search PA Firefly Festival on Brown Paper Tickets to see the full list. 

The new website will be opened any minute.  So,
stay tuned and get complete lists and information for the 2018 Firefly Season in NW Pennsylvania.  

Sunday, April 29, 2018

PAFF Honored as a Champion of Conservation and Stewardship by PA Wilds

On April 26th, PAFF was honored by the PA Wilds at the 15th Annual Dinner & Awards.  The PA Wilds Center was formed 15 years ago by public and private partners in a cooperative effort to promote the outdoor recreation opportunities in 13 counties in North Central Pennsylvania.  The dinner's theme was "Celebrating 15 Years: The Wilds At Work".  PA Wilds recognized PAFF for the significant contributions we have made through our multi-faceted conservation work including innovative partnerships, training and education, youth involvement, usage of grant funding to support conservation initiatives, educational marketing and events, collaboration with conservationists and researchers, habitat preservation and more.  We are humbled and thank the PA Wilds Center Board of Directors and the Awards Committee for the honor and recognition. 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

2018 Festival News... NO Joke!!

PA Firefly Festival has exciting additional opportunities for this year's Firefly Season in Western Pennsylvania... Firefly Expeditions!  More and more people are wanting to see fireflies, and the demand has resulted in PAFF looking for new and creative ways to respond to the demand without posing a threat to the fireflies or their habitats.  PAFF is planning on leading several weekend Firefly Expeditions starting June 8th through July 14th at various sites, not only in Forest County but throughout Western Pennsylvania.  Afterall, the Firefly is the official Pennsylvania State Insect!

There will be at least 4 different locations for as many as 11 nights of Expeditions and exploration, including the festival in Kellettville.  For a nominal registration fee, PA Firefly Festival staff and interpretive guides will provide short informative programs each night starting at 9 pm.  Then, when conditions are just right, survey the area with the participates and help them seek, find, and identify the fireflies at that location. The locations and links to registration will be announced April 15th and registration will open, May 1st.  Space is limited at each venue.  Be sure you have subscribed to the PAFF newsletter on the website to receive the newsletter and links to register.

From the casual and curious firefly watcher to the serious Citizen Scientists, you should be able to find a Firefly Expedition option that suits your level of curiosity, knowledge and ability.