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FIREFLY EVENT, TN

part ofGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, National Park Service

Notice:

  • The dates for the 2014 Firefly shuttle program have not been determined. Please check back on or after April 28, 2014 for scheduling information. Parking pass sales will begin on April 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Like many seasonal events, the annual timing of the display of synchronized fireflies is influenced by environmental conditions, mostly climate, which are impossible to accurately predict in advance. Park Biologists will monitor conditions through April in an effort to predict when the display will peak; however, conditions which affect the intensity of the "show" from year to year are beyond the control of the National Park Service. There are no refunds and no rain checks. The shuttle trolley ride will be cancelled if weather presents a threat to public safety.

  • Dates of the event typically range between late May and early June.

  • During the program operating dates, a parking pass is required for evening access to the Sugarlands parking lot and the firefly shuttle to the Elkmont viewing area. There is a limit of one parking pass per household per season.

  • Visitors must present identification upon entering the parking lot. The identification must match the name on the reservation and must be presented by a person in that vehicle. Please bring exact change for the trolley fee ($1/person.)

  • Additional information can be found in the Know Before You Go section on the Tour Park Details page.

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Large Vehicle Parking Pass
Nature Tour 4 hr. 00 min.
Easy
Accessible
Photo: Large Vehicle Parking

The Large Vehicle parking pass will admit one large vehicle and up to 24 passengers to the Sugarlands Visitor Center parking lot at 7:00 p.m. on the day assigned.Large Vehicle Parking Passes will be available on April 30, 2014 at 10:00am and will remain on sale until sold out or until 4pm the day of the event, whichever comes first. Please bring your confirmation letter with you. There will be no parking passes available at Sugarlands.

There is no reason to arrive earlier than 7:00 p.m. but you should arrived no later than 7:30 p.m.. The pass guarantees access to the parking lot until 7:30 p.m. and trolleys will not begin running until 7:00 p.m.

A large vehicle is defined as a vehicle measuring between 19' and 30' long. This pass is intended only to accommodate large vans or small busses and will not admit a passenger car. Large busses (motor coaches) and large motorhomes will not be accommodated.



Please note: Prices listed here do not include the $1.50 per ticket reservation fee, which is non-refundable under all circumstances. Prices listed here also do not include the $1 per person fee for the trolley, which will be collected when you board the trolley.

Prices: Large vehicle - 19'-30' long: $0.00

Online availability Tour Type Duration Effort Photo
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Day Before Parking Pass
Nature Tour 4 hr. 00 min.
Easy
Accessible
Photo: Day Before Reservations

A Day Before parking pass will admit one passenger car and up to 6 passengers to the Sugarlands Visitor Center parking lot at the date and time assigned. Day Before parking passes will be held out and not offered for sale until 10 a.m. the day before the event. The passes will remain on sale until sold out or until 4:30 p.m. the day of the event, whichever comes first.

85 Day Before passes will be available for each day of the event. There will be no parking passes available at Sugarlands. If you are unable to print your confirmation notice, please remember your reservation number.

There is no reason to arrive earlier than the time on the pass but you should arrive within 30 minutes after the time on the pass. The pass guarantees access to the parking lot until 30 minutes after the time assigned.



Please note: Prices listed here do not include the $1.50 per ticket reservation fee, which is non-refundable under all circumstances. Prices listed here also do not include the $1 per person fee for the trolley, which will be collected when you board the trolley.

Prices: Vehicle: $0.00

Online availability Tour Type Duration Effort Photo
Enter Date
Advance Parking Pass
Nature Tour 4 hr. 00 min.
Easy
Accessible
Photo: Advance Reservations

The Advance parking pass will admit one passenger car and up to 6 passengers to the Sugarlands Visitor Center parking lot at the date and time assigned. Advance parking passes for the entire period will be available on April 30, 2014 at 10:00am and will remain on sale until sold out or until 4:30pm the day of the event, whichever comes first. Please bring your confirmation letter with you. There will be no parking passes available at Sugarlands.

There is no reason to arrive earlier than the time on the pass but you should arrive within 30 minutes after the time on the pass. The pass guarantees access to the parking lot until 30 minutes after the time assigned.



Please note: Prices listed here do not include the $1.50 per ticket reservation fee, which is non-refundable under all circumstances. Prices listed here also do not include the $1 per person fee for the trolley, which will be collected when you board the trolley.

Prices: Vehicle: $0.00

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