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Firefly Event (Light Show)

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Synchronous fireflies that live in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park put on a flash of lights as part of their mating display from late May to mid-June and this special event, with limited slots due to its immense popularity, is determined by a lottery system in late April. Successful applicants will be able to watch the light show at the Elkmont viewing area.
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Annual Firefly Light Show

Secondary Category (If any)

Insect Attraction

Price / Entry Fee

$1 lottery application fee; Successful applicants will automatically be awarded parking passes and billed $24

Opening Period

Lottery opens: April 26
Lottery closes: April 29
Results announced: May 10
Event dates: May 30 - June 6
(Dates may vary, Check website for latest dates)

Driving & Parking Info

Parking is provided at the Sugarlands Visitor Center and a shuttle service will take visitors to the Elkmont viewing area

Known For

Top Travel Destination in North America

Elkmont, TN, USA

Special Info & Comments

April Event Booking Date | May & June Event