Giveaway: Family 4-pack to the popular Firefly Fling event at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Firefly fling collageMamas, we’ve got such a fun giveaway starting today!

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will transform into a magical fairyland for the extremely popular 2017 Firefly Fling event on Saturday, July 15, and we’ve got a FREE family 4-pack for one Northwest Arkansas mama to win! Your kids will be SO.EXCITED. 

ABOUT THE FIREFLY FLING: From 6-10 p.m., local groups will have dozens of fun activities for children and adults; including fairy house building, photo booths, an obstacle course, giant bubbles, nature stations and more.

The garden will come alive with live music and tales from storytellers, and after dark there will be glowing games, glow-in-the-dark performances and fire dancing.

This year, the Firefly Shoppe will have more fairy wings, wands, glow sticks and other festival items for sale than ever before. Bring a little cash so that you build a fairy costume and even decorate your own fairy wings.

At the gate admission will be $15/adults, $5/children 3 to 13, and children under 3 are free. Tickets may also be purchased in advance for $11/adults and $4/children at  Online ticket sales will close at noon on Saturday, July 15th.

Picnics and blankets are welcome, or you can buy something from one of the food trucks at the event. No pets, please.

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HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win the Family 4-pack to the Firefly Fling, click on the word “comments” (right under the headline of this post) and scroll down to the bottom of the comments posted by other moms. Then write a quick comment telling us your favorite thing about this event. If you’ve never been, what are you most looking forward to?

You can also email your answer to us at

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    • I just learned of thos event. We would love to go. We would participate in all activities . 🙂

  1. Ummm. Yeah! I’ve been talking about going to this event since our girl was born three years ago! Would love to take her, her 12 year old sister whom I never ended up taking when she was younger 🙁 and the hubby :). Crossing fingers!

  2. My daughter and I went last year, and we loved all of the different activities they had for her to do. Her favorites were making a fairy house and the bubbles!!

  3. Have never been but I love evening fairs, festivals & music performances in the summer especially. Can’t wait to see fire dancing

  4. I have never been to this event. I know my kids would have a great time. The firedancing sounds exciting! Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. We love the outdoors and events like this! We’ve talked about it every year, but have never made it!

  6. We have never been but my children would love to see the fire dancing!! And the giant bubbles! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. I love to play in the Garden with my family. I’ve never been to the Fire Fly Fling but would love to experience it with my kids and amidst my amazing community.

  8. How fun! I can’t believe I’ve never been, but would sure love to go this year!! I love seeing the pics of all of the kids having fun outside!

  9. Our daughter loved all the kid centered activities at the last one. The fireworks after were cool. It’s just magical being around so many fairies.

  10. We love the music, the community, and especially the fire twirling, throwing, etc. !!

  11. I love watching my daughter’s face! :$3 thinks this event is truly magical!

  12. The thing I look forward to is seeing my daughters face light up when she sees the glow sticks and wands..,.all the lights.

  13. Went last year and loved how magically it was!. I took my nice and she loved every minute if it. The fire dancers were the best part.

  14. We are so excited to go, this will be our first year! I’m looking forward to the puppet show the most.

  15. My daughter, my granddaughters and I came down from KC last year when we found out about it from friends who live there locally. This is all new since my daughter graduated from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville. My granddaughters loved it and fell in love with the city. Couldn’t understand why we didn’t still live there. If it hadn’t been for my job which had brought me to the area and then back to KC I think we would still live there. This event was so much fun my daughters KC friends all want to come this year. Free tickets would help with the costs since we will also be paying for hotels and gas. Thanks.

  16. Our family looks forward to the fling every year as a time to be outside together enjoying the beautiful gardens, the colorful and glittery outfits, and earthy crafts that celebrate all that is beautiful here in NWA. This is by far one of our families MOST favorite events.

  17. I love watching the kids play all the different games and love watching their faces during the fireworks and other performances. They loved the fire dancing that was done one year! I was sad to find out they were too young to remember it now so I hope we can go this year!

  18. We love the firefly fling! It’s such a fun family event – my sister and I bring our families and a couple picnic blankets. I love seeing all the kids dressed up and having so much fun together!

  19. We have never been to this event but i know that my step daughter(7) and my granddaughter(2) would love this!!! It would be great to see them enjoying the activities. Especially the glow sticks and fire dancing. Making their own fairy costumes and wings would be so much fun!!!

  20. We recently moved to the NWA area and would love to win tickets! We are a nature loving family! We look forward to allthe events we have read about!

  21. My son, daughter-in-law, grandson and granddaughter have lived many hours away for several years, they have since moved back to the Northwest Arkansas area and I have enjoyed showing them the Ozarks, fishing, the lake and this would be another first for all of us. I remember catching fireflies when I was a little girl and I know we would have a great time.

  22. Myself, my mother, my fiancé, & our daughter would be so excited to win free entry – we were excited last year but didn’t make it! My 2 year old daughter Isabella loves crafts, paining, & designing arts & crafts & I think she would be most excited to get to get to build a fairy house with her Daddy! And I am personally excited for the glow in the dark activities – it’s what summer is all about!

  23. Our favorite thing is the overall magical aura that is built around the event. My daughter really does love it.

  24. I have never been. Have enjoyed many events at The Botanical Gardens but not this one. I would love to bring my family and see this event.
    Thank you kindly

  25. I love the Firefly Fling! I think my favorite part is just that it’s so kid-centric. Everything about it is just meant for kids to have fun and enjoy! I love the lantern release at the very end, but honestly the whole event is not to be missed.

  26. I’m raising two of my grandchildren and things are always tough. We’ve never been to this event and when I read the description to them they were excited to hear the storytelling and watch the fire dancers.

  27. My 7 yo son with autism is absolutely obsessed with bugs, especially fireflies! He is out hunting for them even now as I type this at 4 in the afternoon. We have never been to the firefly fling but I thin he would love going to an event built around his favorite bugs!

  28. My daughter loves the music, and getting to dance around in her fairy wings! We got to see Tinker Bell once, and enjoyed and aerial artist, as well! So much fun for the whole family!

  29. Love the chance to take my kids to something so whimsical and fun! We’ve never been but hope to start it as a family tradition!

  30. I love the fire dancers. I have 2 new granddaughters that are just now old enough to go and they would love the fire dancers.

  31. We love the musical performances and the kids love all of the activities. The firefly fling is such a special event that should not be missed.

  32. We are coming up from Hot Springs for our summer stay-cation, and the Firefly Fling is the main reason! I work at Garvan Gardens in HS, and I have heard excellent things about this event, and I know our 2 year old girl would love it.

  33. I would love to take my grandson, granddaughter, and husband to this event since we have never been. It truly sounds like a magical time for all. What a fun way to spend time together!

  34. We LOVE the fire dancers and concert at the end. The boys loved the bubbles do much we had to go out and buy the giant bubble sticks. They loved rock painting. Our youngest rubbed the painted wet rock all over his face. Lol. We brought glow Sticks and danced the night away!!

  35. My oldest daughter and I attended last year and she has talked about it ever since. We loved everything about it but our most favorite things were the giant bubbles, the fire dancers, and she absolutely loved the crafts we made. Can’t wait to bring the rest of the family this year!!!

  36. We moved here a year ago from Dallas and are amazed at all the amazing activities for families. We don’t have fireflies in Dallas so I would love to introduce my sweet girl to the childhood joys of catching these amazing creatures. She’s almost three so fairies and fireflies would just thrill her.

  37. We have never been there but I know my kids would surely love it. Especially the fire dance, bubbles, fairy house building & stories. I will be definitely taking them this year.

  38. Addie has gone with her granny but I’ve never been, so this would be fun to check out with her, as she’s enjoyed it when she’s gone.

  39. Oh My Gosh! My two youngest granddaughters would LOVE this! I have never heard of it and have never been to the Botanical Gardens yet. Looks like great fun and they will LOVE it!

  40. I have never been to this event, but it sounds really fun. I’m looking forward to see what they will do for glow-in-the-dark activities!

  41. We have never been, but our girls love dressing up and seeing others costumes.

  42. Is it too late? I’ve never been. My family just got bigger and I’m looking for fun things to do with all the kids. It used to be just me and my son. Now there are 6 of us (so i’ll still need to buy 2 tickets) and finding fun things to do just got that much more involved. This would be a super fun “team building” experience and the free tickets would REALLY help. Lol

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