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.

Saturday, April 13, 2019


The PA Firefly Festival organization and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites you to the FREE Double-Feature  PA Firefly International Film Festival on April 20th at the MACA building in Marienville and a second screening at the Sarah Stewart Bovard Memorial Library in Tionesta on Monday, April 22nd (Earth Day).  The doors open at 6:30 pm for both events. The 2 films being shown are the animated short "MY FIREFLIES" by Ibiyinka Alao and the 2018 Award Winning Documentary, "The Serengeti Rules", portions of which were filmed here in Forest County in 2016.  Residents and campers will recognize scenes of Mayburg, Kellettville and Yellowhammer.  The film is not due to be released in theaters on the coasts until May.  So, this is a real PREVIEW opportunity for Forest County.  Mr. "Ibi" Alao will be in attendance for a Q&A session after his film.  Concessions will be provided by the Marienville Youth Baseball at the MACA.  PAFF will have firefly merchandise and the brand new 2019 Festival T-shirts on sale.  Donations will be accepted and always appreciated.

In addition, on Saturday, April 20th from 1-3 pm PAFF and Forest Area Arts Council are sponsoring a  Painting Workshop with Ibiyinka Alao.  Ibi is a United Nations Ambassador of the Arts from Nigeria. He is a painter and filmmaker who has become a good friend and supporter of the PA Firefly Festival and Forest County.  His film "My Fireflies" will be screened later that evening at the film festival.  Ibi will conduct a painting workshop for all ages and artistic abilities from 1-3 pm at the MACA.  Registration is $20 per adults and $10 for students.  Call 814-463-7606 or email pafireflyfestival@gmail.com to register by April 18.