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Bug Fans of All Ages Welcome at Firefly Festival

by Katie Pyzyk July 12, 2012 at 11:00 am 3,242 11 Comments

Lightning bugs will take center stage at this weekend’s Firefly Festival.

On Sunday, July 15, people of all ages are welcome to join representatives from Arlington’s Department of Parks and Recreation for a celebration of the bugs that light up the night. There will be bug walks, games, crafts, educational talks and scavenger hunts.

Attendees are welcome to bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy while the sun goes down and the fireflies emerge.

This event takes place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Fort C.F. Smith Park (2411 N. 24th Street) and costs $5 per person, or $20 per family. It will be cancelled there is rain.

For more information about the event, call 703-228-6535.

Photo by Bruce Marlin via Wikipedia

  • daniel

    Because when picking weekend evenings, Sunday is the best of three choices…

    • drax

      Considering that people have lots of conflicts on Friday or Saturday, yeah.

  • Rufus T

    ‘Bout damn time is all that I can say !!!

  • Undereducated

    $20 per family to visit a county park and watch fireflies?

    • Chris Rock

      How ’bout you give me two dollars and I’ll wave a string of christmas lights around in my backyard.

    • Id

      The Fireflies are SAG members.

  • JohnB

    A link to some more info would be helpful:
    http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/ParksRecreation/documents/file70919.pdf

    Looks like there will be activities for the munchkins.

  • Mr. Reynolds

    ADPR can’t take the sky from me.

    • Kaylee

      Shiny!

    • DCBuff

      But it is Arlington, so they can tax it, as well as give developers increased density so that it can be made into a blackbox theatre and below-market subsidized housing.

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