Firefly season is almost here. Beginning this spring, stunning firefly light shows will light up the South. You can see fireflies in these Southern states including Tennessee, South Carolina, and Florida from March to June 2020. 

Fireflies flash their lights during mating season. Synchronous fireflies are a special kind that puts on enchanting light shows in certain parts of the world, according to Firefly.org. These particular fireflies flash their lights in unison, dazzling spectators, reports My Smoky Mountain Park. 

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee is an excellent viewing location for synchronous firefly shows. You can enter a raffle for tickets to see the firefly show at Elkmont in the Smoky Mountains. The 2020 raffle is not yet open but you can check here for updates.

Congaree National Park in South Carolina is another incredible location for seeing synchronous fireflies. You can roam among the gorgeous park and watch this beautiful display in May and June. 

Although not home to synchronous fireflies, Blue Spring State Park in Florida is an amazing spot to see twinkling fireflies this spring. The Firefly Takeover event will take place in March and will take your breath away. 

Visit these state parks this spring and summer for an unforgettable firefly experience. For more on fireflies, check out this firefly event in Florida this spring. For more hiking inspo, read about this "Little Grand Canyon" near Florida.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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