2019 Seasonal Firefly Programs and Activities

These additional dates and locations are led by PAFF guides and registration is required. Space is limited to protect the habitats of the fireflies and improve the experience for the "fireflyers".

These were the Guided Expeditions to benefit the Firefly Educational programs in the Allegheny National Forest or in the Tionesta area in 2019:

  • Hearts Content Recreation Area, June 7 & 8

  • Loleta Recreation Area, June 14 & 15 

  • Tionesta Lake Firefly Boat Ride, June 16

  • Tionesta Campground, June 28 &29

  • Glow & Know PAFF Campout, June 18 & 26

  • Firefly Photography Workshop, June 20 - 21

We thank all of the fireflyers who joined us for a firefly expedition this year and donated to the PAFF Firefly Educational Outreach.  

Guided firefly expeditions are presented in the Allegheny National Forest under a USDA Special Use Permit and at the Tionesta Lake under a USACE Special Use Permit.


The Pennsylvania Firefly Festival, Inc has a mission of educating the public about firefly science and conservation.  PAFF also celebrates the annual PA Firefly Festival on the last 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.

You can view all documents related to our non-profit status HERE.

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Pennsylvania Firefly Festival

13558 Route 666, Tionesta, PA

T: 814-230-2035

E: pafireflyfestival@gmail.com