2019 Synchronous Fireflies Season (Updated May 24, 2019 at 11:30 am)
COMET Shuttle Service Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-26)
The park will be piloting a new shuttle service for this year's Fireflies Festival from May 24 through May 26. The shuttles will depart from the South Carolina State Fairgrounds at 908 George Rogers Boulevard (the RV Parking area). The first shuttles will depart starting at 7:00 PM (or when full), and depart the park to return to the fairgrounds at approximately 9:45 PM. Depending on demand, a second round of shuttles will depart the fairgrounds starting at approximately 8:15 PM, departing the park at approximately 10:45 PM . Shuttle parking will open at 6:30 PM. Fares for the shuttle will be $4 round trip. Payment must be made in cash (exact change only) or by using the COMET app. Riders will be issued a wristband corresponding to their departure time at the fairgrounds. Riders must be ready to depart the park at their assigned time. If you miss your assigned bus, you are responsible for arranging return transportation to the shuttle parking area.
On Thursday, May 23, visitors to the park were treated to another beautiful evening of synchronous fireflies. The fireflies have remained active all evening and are still well synchronized. If you are coming out to the park to see the fireflies, please be sure to read ALL of the important information below so that you and your fellow visitors to the park can have the best experience possible.
Visitor Center Trailhead Closed to Dogs During FestivalDue to the increase of visitors coming out to see the fireflies and crowded conditions around the visitor center and along the Firelies Trail, the Harry Hampton Visitor Center parking area and trailhead will be closed to dogs from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM. This is for the safety of both your pets and your fellow visitors. Visitors who would like to to come out with their pets and see the synchronous fireflies have the option to see them at the Kingsnake Trailhead, located at the South Cedar Creek Canoe Landing. Synchronized fireflies have been confirmed in good numbers there for visitors to observe and have been putting on quite a show the past few nights.
COMET Shuttle Service Memorial Day Weekend
The park will be piloting a new shuttle service for this years Fireflies Festival on May 24 through May 26. The shuttles will be leaving from the South Carolina State Fairgrounds at 908 George Rogers Boulevard (RV Parking area). The first shuttles will leave starting at 7:00 PM (or when full), and return to the fairgrounds at 9:45 PM. Depending on demand, a second round of shuttles will depart the fairgrounds starting at appoximately 8:15 PM, returning at 10:45 PM . Parking will open for those who would like to use the shuttle at 6:30 PM. Fares for the shuttle will be $4 round trip. Riders must be ready to depart the park at the assigned time and are not permitted to skip their time in hopes of a shorter or later stay, as their may not be room for them on the earlier or later departures. Please see the list below of items that you should and should not bring.
Participants are asked to observe the following viewing etiquette:
Other important information about the Fireflies Festival:
Last updated: May 24, 2019