South Jersey Firefly Festival 2024

South Jersey Firefly Festival 2024


June 29, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Tall Pines State Preserve
Bark Bridge Road & Indian Trail, Wenonah, New Jersey, 08090
Loading Map....

The festival includes a number of fun, family-friendly, education stations scattered along a half-mile, self-guided trail. We recommend people arrive between 8:00 and 8:15 pm and allow an hour to complete the walk. Some species appear at dusk; some appear when it is darker (the best viewing is after 9:00). The spectacular tree-top species is near the “fishing ponds”. Bring a flashlight. NO DOGS PLEASE.

Poets, scientists and people of all ages have long been fascinated by fireflies (lightning bugs). A familiar sight in parts of the US, fireflies are the fairies of summer nights. Viewing “nature’s light show” is part of the magic of growing up in New Jersey. But their numbers are declining. Join us as we explore the world of fireflies…the Night Country… and how you can help their numbers increase.

WHERE: From Rt. 553 (Woodbury-Glassboro Rd) turn west onto Bark Bridge Rd. Park in the lot on the left. The trail begins and ends here at a Welcome Tent. Please car pool, as space for parking is limited. The festival is staffed by volunteers of the Gloucester County Nature Club and employees of the NJ State Park Service.

REGISTRATION: Attendance is free but we request that people pre-register so we can anticipate numbers. Please email to: . Tell your name and the number of people in your group.

RAIN DATE: Sunday, June 30th at the same time.

Sponsored by:

  • Gloucester County Nature Club
  • NJ State Park Service
  • Friends of Tall Pines State Preserve
  • Mantua Township Environmental Commission
  • Wenonah Environmental Commission

Get event updates on .

Time lapse photo of fireflies above Mantua Creek at the 2018 Firefly Festival An educational table at the 2018 Firefly Festival