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FireFest 2024

Saturday, October 19, 2024


Join us at Jonathan Dickinson State Park for the 18th annual FireFest on Saturday, October 19, from 1 to 9 PM. This day-long celebration promises fun for all ages with activities ranging from live fire demos to rides, a spooky trail, a pumpkin patch, a kids zone, live music, and more. Experience the vibrant culture of our park through thrilling demonstrations, guided nature walks, and educational talks from our expert rangers about the crucial role of prescribed fire.

FireFest 2024 is a unique opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, learn about local wildlife, and engage in a variety of entertainment and enlightening activities. Whether you’re a long-time park enthusiast or a first-time visitor, there’s something for everyone.

Prepare for a day packed with excitement and adventure. For a complete guide to the event schedule, activities, and more information, you’re in the right place. We look forward to celebrating with you at FireFest 2024—where fun, education, and community ignite!


Live fire demonstrations! Learn about the importance of fire and its positive impact on Florida’s Wildlife.


Enjoy a host of fun activities, including hay and swamp buggy rides, a spooky trail, a pumpkin patch, bounce houses, and a kids zone!


Experience live music, delicious food from local vendors, guided hikes, educational activities, and much more at FireFest!


Park admission is $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people). For those with an annual state park pass or a valid punch card, your event admission is already covered. We encourage everyone else to purchase event admission in advance to save time at the entrance. You can also pay at the gate upon arrival. That's it—there are no other fees to simply attend FireFest!

For day of admission, cash and carpooling are highly recommended.


Purchase tickets for bounce houses, hayrides, swamp buggy rides, and pumpkin patch in advance to save time! Order tickets pre-sale for discounts and avoid the lines on the day of the event.

Bounce house all-day pass — $5
Pumpkin w/ Craft Kit — $10
Hayride — $5
Swamp Buggy Afternoon —1 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. $20
Swamp Buggy Evening — 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $25


Experience the unique thrill of live burn demonstrations, an exclusive opportunity in Florida to witness a controlled burn up close. Alongside, firefighters will showcase their skills and equipment, and kids will even get a chance to spray a real fire hose, making this an unforgettable experience for all ages.

Click here to learn more about prescribed fire.


Prescribed Burn Demos — 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Fire Buckets — 1:30, 2:30, 5:30, 6:30 p.m.
Spray a Fire Hose — 1 to 3 p.m. & 5 to 7 p.m.

* Smoke will be present at this event.

FireFest Merchandise

Visit our FireFest merch store for a variety of themed gear, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, ornaments, and drinkware. Purchasing our merchandise supports The Friends and shows your spirit on event day. Get your FireFest gear and celebrate in style! 

Full selection of products will be available starting in August!


Help us extend a heartfelt thanks to this year's sponsors for their generous support.

Click here to become a sponsor.

FireFest is also proudly supported by:

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