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, June 15, 2020

Virtual Stay-At-Home PA Firefly Festival

The FREE Virtual Stay-At-Home PA Firefly Festival will take place online on Saturday, June 27.    Starting at 6 pm EDST, go to our website pafireflyevents.org, Facebook or Youtube channel to get connected to the playlists.  You will be able to view video presentations from firefly experts and enjoy the art and music that would have been happening at our live in-person festival.  We are also going to share some videos of virtual firefly walks/viewing including safety tips and “Firefly Friendly Etiquette”.  Here's a list of what you will see that day. 
  • Art After Dark presented through a grant by the Elk County Council on the Arts and Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts
    • Art After Dark virtual art exhibition with Music by Matt Miskie and Lighted Stained Glass creations by Jeffrey Calta
    • Link to Ibiyinka Alao, United Nations Ambassador of Art, author and producer of the animated film, “My Fireflies”

  • Firefly Experts video
    • Sara Lewis, PhD, Tufts University,  “Firefly Myths” from her 2017 PAFF presentation
    • Don Salvatore, Firefly Watch Citizen Science Project , “Secret Lives of Fireflies” from his Boston Museum of Science presentation
    • Valerie Kuppek, 2020 PAFF Summer Research Intern, Local firefly science and monitoring
    • And more...

  • Virtual Firefly Walks
    • Peggy Butler, Video from PAFF board member and firefly walk guide, 
    • Radim Schreiber, FireflyExperience.org, macro photography and videography of fireflies in the Allegheny National Forest area
  • 2020 T-shirts
    • The t-shirts are a fundraiser for PAFF
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We know it’s hard to miss out on the “real thing” this firefly season.  We hope viewing this online experience brings you some sense of the wonder, joy and HOPE this little light-in-the-forest holds for us all.  We look forward to the years ahead when we can enjoy them together in-person.