Front Seat to the Extraordinary!
11 a m-3 pm | Court Square in Downtown McMinnville | #BlackoutEclipse
The Solar Eclipse
The Great American Eclipse is an extraordinary celestial event. From approximately 12:00-3:00 pm on Monday, August 21, the moon will slowly move in between the sun and the earth and blocking the sun for one minute 50 seconds. The full totality will occur approximately 1:32 pm on August 21.
Only a thin swath of the United States will be able to see the moon completely cover the sun, and McMinnville is uniquely position to see all of this extremely rare event. The last full solar eclipse in the Nashville area occurred in the 1460’s and the next won’t occur until 2566
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Court Square in Downtown McMinnville
Why watch the eclipse alone - bring a lawn chair and join your neighbors and friends for good food, great music and plenty of eclipse! You won't want to miss this once in a lifetime experience!
We have activities planned for the whole family:
FREE certified solar eclipse glasses
Vision Testing by the McMinnville Lions Club
Special Live Music Event: Dark Side of the Moon album played in its entirety by Pink Floyd Appreciation Society
Sound Machine spinning hits with a cosmic theme
Live Coverage of the event by WCPI
SHOPPING & DINING
Drawing at Main Street’s booth for eclipse-inspired Onyx Earrings provided by Diamond Jewelry Company
Special Monday opening for Shea's Southern Boutique
Special Monday opening for It All Makes Sense Gift Shop
Special cosmic-inspired flavor at TOPZ
Food trucks with delicious dishes
McMinnville First United Methodist Church handing out FREE moon pies and water
Poppie's Special Blackout Sale Items
ARTS & CULTURE
Magness Library & Community Center special astronomy book display
Special hours for Warren County Heritage Museum & Center
Creative Kids Rock hosting arts and crafts for kids
US Post Office Open House with special solar eclipse stamps and free moon pies to visitors!
Warren County School District’s STEM ON WHEELS trailer for scientific exploration
Live streaming of NASA coverage of the eclipse
Watch this list - it's gonna grow! Check back for updates on special-Eclipse activities!
OUR SPONSORS + pARTNERS
We are still accepting sponsors for this special event.
Contact Katie at 931-506-5335
Limited edition, commemorative t-shirts are available for $20! All proceeds from the t-shirts support the event itself.
Pick up t-shirts from Main Street McMinnville: every Tues-Friday, 9 am- 1 pm AND at the event.
Call Katie at 931-506-5335 for special appointments.
food trucks, yes please!
We seek THREE food truck vendors for this event. We will give special attention to vendor applications with offerings different from downtown restaurants. Applications are due by July 21, 2017 at noon.
Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped by the Main Street office.