If you are still in search of glasses…many of these events have them for guests, but they are first come – first serve. Good Luck!
The Great American Eclipse will appear on August 21, 2017, and millions of people across the United States will be able to see nature’s most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky. The eclipse will sweep from the Pacific to the Atlantic, with a handful of states having the highest visibility, including Georgia!
Here’s a roundup of eclipse events for the big sighting. Some are right here OTP, while others are worth the drive for a better view.
Woodstock: Dark in the Park Party at the Northside Cherokee Amphitheater from 1:00 to 4:00. The event will include music, activities a moonwalk and moon pies. Woodstock also plans to provide eye protection to the first 200 people who arrive at the amphitheater.
Marietta: Moonstruck in Marietta with Brew with a View at the Earl Smith Strand Theater. Patrons will get to grab a drink and experience the partial solar eclipse at a special Monday Brew With A View open from 12pm-4pm! Special NASA approved ISO certified eclipse sunglasses will be available to purchase for $5 the day of. No cover, family friendly!
Solar Eclipse Over Tellus: Head to the Tellus Museum in Cartersville to experience the first total solar eclipse to come across the continental United States since 1970. While Cartersville will only see a 97% eclipse, we will have a live feed in the theater from the best possible location in the total eclipse path with Tellus Astronomer David Dundee and WSB-TV meteorologist Glenn Burns. Meanwhile, Tellus staff will give you a play by play as the eclipse progresses.
Roswell: Safely watch the Solar Eclipse from the North Fulton Public Library grounds from 1:00 t0 3:30.
Chattahoochee Nature Center: 2:00-4:00. Activities included with admission price.Head out to CNC and catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse. Solar viewing glasses provided by Charlie Bates Astronomy Project, while supplies last.
Athens: The University of Georgia will be holding the Eclipse Blackout 2017 hosted by the university’s geography department, will allow onlookers to view the moment Aug. 21 at Sanford Stadium. “UGA is in a great position to view a 99.1 percent “blackout” from a total solar eclipse. And, the first 5,000 guests will get free, custom UGA viewing glasses and can expect to see other views from around the world on the stadium’s big screen. Worth the drive to UGA!
Canton: Eclipse viewing party hosted by Canton Family Life Magazine in Cannon Park. Proper viewing sunglasses will be provided by the magazine. Hours are listed as 1:00 – 3:30 pm. Kona Ice will be provided while supplies last.
Scaly Mountain, NC: 10:00-4:00 with local bands and activities. While waiting for the sun to make its grand disappearance, take part in everything the sun touches at Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center. For an additional fee, enjoy trout fishing, gem mining, and summer tubing. Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets and alcoholic beverages and enjoy refreshments from the on-site vendors; Annie’s Café, known for its Southern hospitality and great food, will feature a special solar eclipse menu. During the party, the sun is expected to transition from a partial eclipse to a total solar eclipse at 2:35 p.m. (EST). Party-goers can feast their (protected) eyes on all phases of the eclipse using glasses from the Scaly Mountain swag bag (included in entry fee). $20 for adults, $15 for minors, and free for kids under four. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
Let us know if you know of other eclipse parties!