Southeast Tennessee experienced a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. See some of the highlights below:
Hang out in the Dark
Starr Mountain Outfitters
Bring your hammock and enjoy music, entertainment, food…..plus more!
Niota Total Eclipse Festival
Time: 12:30 pm
Concert with the Michael Mayes Family, Vicky Gould, and Ron Calypon. Food vendors 2 Dudes BBQ, Nacho Mama’s, and Sugar Shack. Speaker Michael Genest, a 37 year veteran of the U.S. space program and the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Free Solar Glasses available.
More information: Niota City Hall at (423) 568-2584
Sun & Moon Festival
Along the Hiwassee River Blueway
The total eclipse will begin at 2:33 p.m. and will last for 2 minutes and 19 seconds at our location.
Sunday, Aug. 20: Stargazing and smores beginning at 7 p.m. at the Historic Hiwassee Union.
Monday, Aug. 21: Family-friendly viewing event begins at Noon to celebrate the total solar eclipse. Activities include story-telling, free special “eclipse viewing glasses” and more!
More information: OcoeeCountry.com / Polk County Chamber of Commerce at 423-338-5040
Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Savannah Oaks Winery
More information: Casey Davis at 423-263-1513 / Savannah Oaks Winery.
Adventures Unlimited Eclipse Trip
Whitewater rafting during the total solar eclipse followed by an after-party.
More information: Adventures Unlimited / Julie Thornton at 800-882-0667
Eclipse Viewing at the Hoist House
Ducktown Basin Museum
Time: 12-3 pm.
More information: Ken Rush at 423-496-5778
Viewing Party on outpost grounds all day (423) 338-2979
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Spencer, TN (near historic downtown Pikeville)
August 19-21 the park is planning a weekend of activities, including events related to astronomy and the eclipse.
Total Eclipse in the Park Sold Out
Head of the Sequatchie
225 Tranquility Ln., Pikeville, TN
Join the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail and the Friends of the Cumberland Trail for an exclusive viewing of the solar eclipse. Ticket price includes: live music, ranger-led hikes, family-friendly programs (under-12 admitted free with an adult), a pair of eclipse glasses, and a one-year membership to the Friends of the Cumberland Trail. Vendors on-site to provide food and merchandise. All proceeds benefit the Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail. Only 200 tickets ($15.66 online) will be available.
Orena Humphrey Public Library
Come join the Orena Humphrey Public Library on August 21st to watch the eclipse. Glasses will be provided. Pre-order your Sundrop Shirt (Wait for the Sun to Drop) by August 7th at the Orena Humphrey Public Library for $10. orenahumphreyspubliclibrary.com
For more information about the solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017 visit the following resources:
WARNING: Do not look directly at the Sun during the partial eclipse phase, when the Sun is not completely blocked by the Moon. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters compliant with the ISO 12312-2 safety standard , such as “eclipse glasses” (example shown below) or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun.