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Firefly Fling at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks


The annual Firefly Fling, the family-friendly festival held annually at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, July 18.

The event began a few years ago as a small celebration of the summer, but has grown to become one of the organization’s signature events each year featuring live music, and tons of interactive activities for kids.

Last year, organizers say more than 3,500 people attended the festival.

Entertainment this year includes performances by Farmer and The Markets, Shaky Bugs, Papa Rap, Mr. Troy, and more. Also planned this year is a Rapunzel mini-musical, a giant puppet pageant, and performances by a troupe of fire dancers.

A storytelling stage will be set up on the grounds as well, featuring stories by The White Family, Sierra, Luke & Levi, Kayleigh, John & Prosper, Nilufar & Shelby, The Lyons, and Anna & Kylie.

There will be interactive stations set up all over the grounds, including a Duplo creation station, water activities, a recycling relay and bottle cap mosaic station, a giant bubble station, rock painting, a “monkey bridge” climbing structure, and more.

There will also be photo opportunities with fairies, including Tinkerbell herself.

Picnic dinners are welcome at the event, but food vendors will be on hand, including Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Pedal Pops, and Yarnell’s Ice Cream.

Kids are encouraged to dress up with fairy and firefly wings and glow-in-the-dark paint, and bring their glow sticks, and dance around like crazy. It’s adorable.

Advance tickets are $7 for adults, and $4 for children ages 3-13, and free for kids under 3 years. To purchase tickets, visit bgozarks.com.

Tickets will also be available at the door. Prices Saturday night are $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-13, and free for kids under 3 years.

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Dustin Bartholomew is the co-founder of Fayetteville Flyer, an online publication covering all things news, art and life in Fayetteville, Arkansas since 2007. A graduate of the Department of English at the University of Arkansas and a lifelong resident of the area, he still lives in east Fayetteville with his son Hudson, daughter Evelyn, his wife Brandy, and his two dogs Lily and Steve. On occasion, he tickles the ivories in a local band called The Good Fear.

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