Awakening from a 17-year slumber, like Rip Van Winkle, businesses are planning a big welcome party for the orange-eyed critters.
The Ritz Carlton Washington has concocted a cicada-inspired cocktail, the "Cicada Soiree." There are also chocolates embossed with the image of the insects, covered in gold leave.
But if you are are more adventurous, how about chomping down on real cicada cuisine? All you need to know about the preparation can be found for free in this recipe book created at the University of Maryland, by scientist Jenna Jadin.
Watch the story for more advice.