2016 Firefly Fling set for July 16 at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Residents enjoy the 2013 Firefly Fling at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.

Photos by Todd Gill, Flyer staff

One of the biggest kid parties of the year in Fayetteville is coming up next month.

Event poster

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks’ annual Firefly Fling is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.

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

Entertainment this year includes performances by Papa Rap and the Firefly Fling Band, Shaky Bugs, and more.

Kid activities this year include fairy wing-making stations, wish-weaving, storytellers craft stations, and other things to keep the little ones busy and happy.

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 $8 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 $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-13, and free for kids under 3 years.