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Event Series Event Series: New Harmony Firefly Festival

New Harmony Firefly Festival

July 9, 2022

 

FRIDAY, July 8th

4:00 – What you need to know about chasing fireflies – presentation at Capers Emporium.

5:00 – close — Pub Crawl with special firefly theme drinks – Red Geranium, American Legion, Mary Scott’s, Yellow Tavern, Sara’s Wine & Bier Bar

6:30 – 7:30 – Glow Yoga, led by Patti Beagle.  Come and go in the American Legion Annex as we outfit you with glowstick bracelets as we stretch and breathe (and glow!) together.  Friday night only.

7:30 – Hunt for firefly larva – exploring the firefly habitat with Amelia Wildeman, Naturalist, Harmonie State Park.  Meet outside the Atheneum Visitor’s Center.

8:00 – Guided walk to watch the fireflies.  Gather outside the Roofless Church with Rev. Dr. Joanna for a short walk see the fireflies put on their incredible show in Firefly Theater (wooded area behind the New Harmony Inn and Red Geranium).  Friday night only.

8:00 – 10:00 (carts will load and unload approximately every half hour)  – Guided golf cart tours of lit firefly zones.  Our locals will load up golf carts starting at the parking lot of the Atheneum Visitor’s Center to take visitors at dusk to the spots where the fireflies are most prolific, with hundreds of thousands emerging in the woods to perform their magical lighted mating ritual.

Musician Randy Pease will be performing his original composition “And the fireflies flicker” either in Firefly Theater or outside the Atheneum Visitors Center when the golf carts are departing.

Saturday, July 9th

11:00 – 4:00 – Firefly chalk art on the sidewalk outside Hoosier Salon.  The Salon supplies the materials, you bring your creative spark.

1:30 – 2:30 – Presentation by a Thomas Say Reenactor.  USI’s Historic New Harmony is bringing in a history reenactor to speak to us in the role of Thomas Say, pioneering entomologist who came to New Harmony in the 1800s on the Boatload of Knowledge and named Say’s Firefly (which was named the Indiana State Insect in 2018).  It is a captivating rendition of history that will take place in the Working Men’s Institute.

3:00 – Terry Priest, Firefly Photographer, Show and Tell.  By popular demand, Terry Priest returns with a presentation featuring his photographs of fireflies.  Using techniques honed over more than a decade and a half, Terry explains how he uses his in-depth knowledge of the Eastern firefly (common in Indiana) to time his photos and get within inches of them.  His presentation is filled with firefly facts and he will participate in a Q&A session afterwards.  The presentation will be 3:00 to 3:30ish at the Working Men’s Institute.

 

3:00 – Firefly Story Time.   Also taking place at 3:00 at the Working Men’s Institute is a session for kids, featuring Suzy Schuette reading firefly stories for half an hour.

4:30 – What you need to know about chasing fireflies – presentation at Capers Emporium.

5:00 – close — Pub Crawl with special firefly theme drinks – Red Geranium, American Legion, Mary Scott’s, Yellow Tavern, Sara’s Wine & Bier Bar

7:30 – Hunt for firefly larva – exploring the firefly habitat with Amelia Wildeman, Naturalist, Harmonie State Park.  Meet outside the Atheneum Visitor’s Center.

8:00 – 10:00 (carts will load and unload approximately every half hour)  – Guided golf cart tours of lit firefly zones.  Our locals will load up golf carts starting at the parking lot of the Atheneum Visitor’s Center to take visitors at dusk to the spots where the fireflies are most prolific, with hundreds of thousands emerging in the woods to perform their magical lighted mating ritual.

Musician Randy Pease will be performing his original composition “And the fireflies flicker” either in Firefly Theater or outside the Atheneum Visitors Center when the golf carts are departing.

 

All day – both days:  Firefly Trivia Scavenger Hunt.   Those who collect all the trivia pieces from local merchants (participating businesses will be marked with a firefly symbol) will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 cash prize.  Deadline for entry 9:00 pm Saturday, July 9th.

 

All day – both days:  Shopping Experiences all over town!

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