Firefly Fling set for July 15 at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

The Firefly Fling at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.

Photos by Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Mark your calendar, and dry clean your fairy wings, everyone. It’s almost time for the Firefly Fling.

The family-friendly festival, held annually at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, July 15.

The event includes tons of fun and interactive events for children, including fairy house building-stations, a photo booth, obstacle course, giant bubble stations, nature stations, craft-making activities, and more. Several garden and woodland fairies will be on hand for photo opportunities and wish granting.

There are also performances of kid songs by Shaky Bugs, storytelling shows, and more early in the evening.

As the sun goes down, there will be glow-in-the-dark performances and firedancing from Violetta Lotus Fireflies, and more.

Picnics are encouraged, but there will also be food trucks on hand with refreshments. There will also be a shop selling fairy wings, wands, glow sticks, and other items.

Tickets to the event are $11 for adults, $4 for kids 3-13, and free for kids under 3 in advance. They’ll also be available at the gate for $15 for adults, and $5 for kids 3-13.

For a bit more information, or to purchase tickets, visit