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Safety and security are at the core of an enjoyable experience at Firefly Music Festival.

We work with local, state, and federal authorities to ensure the safest possible experience for our fans, staff, volunteers, and artists. Uniformed and plain-clothed security are present throughout the Festival site and are available 24/7 to respond and assist with any safety or security needs.

To ensure everyone’s safety, some of the security measures you will notice upon your arrival include vehicle searches, bag checks, walk-through metal detectors for all staff and attendees, and dog sweeps.

If you see something, say something. If anything seems out of place or suspicious, please notify the nearest security, medical or general staff member.

COVID-19: We continue to monitor the evolving health mandates and regulations. For the most current COVID-19 information relating to the festival, please refer to the COVID-19 section below, which will be updated as the festival approaches. While safety is our top priority, the risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.


All attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result for entry to the festival and festival campgrounds. A photo or digital copy of your vaccine card or recent negative COVID-19 test will be accepted. 

At Firefly 2022, upon entry to the festival grounds (campgrounds or venue), we are requiring all attendees to:

  1. Provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


  2. Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours (3 days) prior to your first entry into the festival grounds (campgrounds or venue). (e.g for Weds. 9/21 arrival, the test must be taken on Sun. 9/18 or later.)

Additional Festival Safety Protocols

  • Touchless wristbands
  • Cashless transactions


When is my last chance to receive the vaccine in order to attend Firefly 2022?
We strongly recommend that all guests be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The last day to receive the second shot of Moderna or Pfizer, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson is Thursday, September 8th.

How do I show proof of vaccination when I arrive?
Acceptable documentation as proof of vaccination required for entry include:

  • A physical copy of a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card issued by CDC
  • A digital copy of such card

Please make sure the proofs include FRONT and BACK of the card. All details must be legible.

You MUST bring a government issued photo ID that matches the details indicated on the proof.

I’m visiting from another country where other COVID vaccines are approved for use (AstraZeneca for example). Will I be able to get in?
Yes, as long as you are considered fully vaccinated and provide a valid form of proof required for the entry.

Where can I get vaccinated?
Please visit CDC’s website for the nearest vaccination site near you.

Where can I get vaccinated in Delaware?
Please visit the State of Delaware's website for the vaccination site locations in Delaware.

What are the protocols for children?
All attendees, including children of all ages, must have a negative COVID test result or provide proof of full vaccination, if eligible.

What kind of tests will be accepted?
We will accept: a negative COVID-19 test result (molecular, PCR or antigen) that was administered by an official testing center. Test results must be dated no more than 72 hours prior to entry. Home testing kit results will not be accepted for entry.

When do I need to take my COVID test?
The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours (3 days) prior to your first entry into the festival grounds (campgrounds or venue). (e.g for Weds. 9/21 arrival, the test must be taken on Sun. 9/18 or later.) Testing must be done in advance / off site in order to meet the entry requirements. Please see below for information on testing site locations near you.

If you are attending only a single day of the event or not the full weekend (i.e single day pass holders), the following are the earliest dates you can get tested and obtain results.

  • If attending Thursday, 9/22: Monday, 9/19
  • If attending Friday, 9/23: Tuesday, 9/20
  • If attending Saturday, 9/24: Wednesday, 9/21
  • If attending Sunday, 9/25: Thursday, 9/22

If you have additional questions regarding testing, please email us at info@fireflyfestival.com.

Where can I get a COVID test near Dover, DE?
You can find the locations of testing centers here.

Where can I get a COVID test outside of Dover, DE?
You can find the locations of testing centers here.


If you or someone you know needs medical assistance at the festival, flag down nearby emergency staff or go to the nearest First Aid location.

First Aid locations are safe spaces. Be honest with emergency personnel. They are there to help you, not to get you in trouble.

Any information provided to emergency personnel is kept confidential.


Familiarize yourself with the emergency exits and review the festival map before arriving at the festival.

In case of evacuation, stay tuned to Firefly social media channels and mobile app for updates. Evacuation does NOT necessarily mean that the festival is canceled - re-opening is always our goal!

In case of evacuation, when the festival re-opens, updated set times will be available in the Firefly mobile app and shared on social media.

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COVID-19 Warning

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. There is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present and there is no guarantee, express or implied, that those attending the festival will not be exposed to COVID-19.


All attendees agree to follow festival policies (including health and safety policies) and posted instructions while at the festival. According to the CDC, older adults and people of all ages with serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk of death or severe illness from COVID-19. All attendees should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend the festival. By entering the festival, attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and confirm that they will adhere to local quarantine mandates and the CDC quarantine requirements, available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html.


We are committed to hosting an inclusive, safe environment for all at The Woodlands.

Harassment based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, pregnancy, ability, appearance or otherwise will NOT be tolerated.