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Chronological Event List: Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C.

Celebrate with 120+ events all weekend in the Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast

August 18-21, 2017

 

One of the Southeast’s most vibrant mid-sized cities, Columbia, S.C., is home to the longest total solar eclipse for a metro area on the East Coast and will host Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C., a long weekend of more than 120 eclipse-related festivals and events, from Aug. 18 to 21, 2017. Follow @TotalEclipseCAE and plan your Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C. at http://www.totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com.

 

View full event listings here: http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/event/

 

Thursday 8/17 Events:

 

08/17 – 08/19, 08/21 –  Highlights from the Robert B. Ariail Collection of Historical Astronomy at USC
Hosted by The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, University of South Carolina
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Comprehensive display of highlights from Robert B. Ariail Collection of Historical Astronomy, curated over the last 50 years.

 

08/17/17 – The Jasper Project Presents Syzygy: Invitational Poetry Reading

Hosted by The Jasper Project at Richland Library

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Invited poets will read new poetry preceding a reception and open panel discussion of the eclipse phenomenon. Featuring Poet Laureates of South Carolina and Columbia, S.C.

 

08/17/17 – The Jasper Project Presents Syzygy: The Solar Eclipse Plays
Hosted by The Jasper Project at Tapp’s Arts Center
7:00 p.m.
Six ten-minute plays by S.C. playwrights commemorate the 2017 total solar eclipse. A who’s who of the Columbia, S.C. arts and culture scene, and then some.

 

08/17/17 – Eclipses in Blythewood History
Blythewood Historical Society
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Historic display and discussion of solar eclipses throughout Blythewood’s history.

 

Thursday 8/17 Specials:

 

08/17/17 – 08/21/17 – Back to School Eclipse Party at Plex HiWire Irmo

Plex HiWire Irmo

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Family-friendly, eclipse-themed, week-long party at one of the Midlands’ destinations for play. Free eclipse glasses for first 150 ticket buyers each day, Aug. 14-21.

 

08/17/17 – 08/21/17 – Back to School Eclipse Party at Plex HiWire Sandhills

Plex HiWire Sandhills

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

Friday 8/18 Events:

 

08/18/17 – 08/21/17 – Newberry EclipseFest

City of Newberry, S.C.

All day

PBS-acclaimed Janet’s Planet host will lead citizens and visitors of Newberry through the eclipse with activities throughout the historic downtown.

 

08/17 – 08/19, 08/21 –  Highlights from the Robert B. Ariail Collection of Historical Astronomy at USC

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, University of South Carolina

 

08/18/17 – 08/20/17 – Pre-Eclipse Weekend at the South Carolina State Museum

South Carolina State Museum

10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Weekend of events leading up to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse including a planetarium show, live music and access to the largest museum in S.C.

 

08/18/17 – Moonlight Matinee at Richland Library Blythewood

Richland Library Blythewood

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Watch, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Author’s Court” featuring Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming and a solar eclipse.

 

08/18/17Historic Happy Hour Water Balloon Battle

Hosted by Historic Columbia at Robert Mills House & Gardens

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Historic Columbia hosts third-annual Historic Water Balloon Battle to teach guests about military tactics throughout history via a fun water balloon battle in the summer sun.

 

08/18/17 – Jazz in the Park at Doko Meadows in Blythewood

Hosted by Blythewood Chamber-Cowork-Visitors Center at Doko Meadows Park, Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Enjoy jazz from local artists “Don and Sara” and the “Mean Gene Swing Machine.”

 

08/18/17 – Arts and Draughts Party at Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia Museum of Art

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

One of Columbia’s most popular quarterly parties, for upwards of 1,000 guests of all ages. Enjoy beer tastings of Columbia’s Eclipse Pale Al, food from Real Mexico, Wurst Wagen, and Bone-In BBQ, live music and gallery tours.

 

08/18/17 – Public Lecture at USC – “Solar Eclipses: the Dread and the Fascination”

W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall in the Darla Moore School of Business (Room #101)

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

A free public lecture by Dr. Sarbani Basu, solar physicist and chair of the Yale Department of Astronomy.

 

08/18/17 – Columbia Fireflies Baseball

Hosted by the Columbia Fireflies at Spirit Communications Park

7:05 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Celebrate Total Eclipse Weekend with the Fireflies at Spirit Communications Park.

 

08/18/17 –  Gamecock Women’s Soccer vs. University of Central Florida

Hosted by University of South Carolina Athletics at Stone Stadium

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join the defending SEC women’s soccer champions as they kick off their season at Stone Stadium against UCF.

 

08/18/17 – Ben Kronberg Live at Tapp’s Arts Center

Hosted by Soda City Standup at Tapp’s Arts Center

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Comedian Ben Kronberg comes to the Capital City as part of the Third Friday Comedy Series.

 

 

Friday, 8/18 Specials:

 

08/18/17 – 08/20/17 – Revente’s Total Eclipse Sale

Revente

All day

Stop in Friday through Sunday and save 20% on all regular priced items including designer handbags and accessories.

 

08/18/17 – 08/20/17 – Sid & Nancy’s Total Eclipse Sale

Sid & Nancy

All day

Stop in Friday through Sunday and save 20% on all regular priced items.

 

08/18/17 – 08/19/17 – Cline’s Salon Vista Aveda Eclipting Coloring Technique

Cline Salon

All Day

Cline Salon is offering 20% off all products and complimentary samples while they last.

 

8/18/17-8/25/17 – Barrel-Aged Beer Release at Old Mill Brewpub in Lexington

Old Mill Brewpub

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sip specially-brewed black double stout from Old Mill Brewpub’s deck for the eclipse. Stop by in the days leading up to the eclipse to enjoy this eclipse beer.

 

08/17/17 – 08/21/17 – Back to School Eclipse Party at Plex HiWire Irmo

Plex HiWire Irmo

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Family-friendly, eclipse-themed, week-long party at one of the Midlands’ destinations for play.

 

08/17/17 – 08/21/17 – Back to School Eclipse Party at Plex HiWire Sandhills

Plex HiWire Sandhills

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

08/18/17 – 08/19/17, 08/21/17 – Villa Tronco Eclipse Festivities

Villa Tronco

11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Villa Tronco will be featuring 7 Moons Red Blend Wine, Blue Moon Beer, half-moon ravioli and over the moon desserts with live music performances!

 

 

Saturday 8/19 Events:

 

08/18/17-08/21/17 – Newberry EclipseFest

City of Newberry, S.C.

All day

PBS-acclaimed Janet’s Planet host will lead citizens and visitors of Newberry through the eclipse with activities throughout the historic downtown.

 

08/19/17 – SCE&G Solar Science Saturday at the State Museum

South Carolina State Museum

All day

Family-friendly fun with hovercraft rides, rocket launching, pinhole projectors and more solar eclipse-related activities for kids.

 

08/19/17-08/21/17 – Total Eclipse at Siesta Cove Marina on Lake Murray (Sold Out)

Hosted by Siesta Cove Marina on Lake Murray

All day

Watch the eclipse from Lake Murray on Siesta Cove Marina in Gilbert, SC. with wilderness camping, boat ramp and parking.

 

08/18/17-08/25/17 – Barrel-Aged Beer Release at Old Mill Brewpub in Lexington

Old Mill Brewpub

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sip specially-brewed black double stout from Old Mill Brewpub’s deck for the eclipse.

 

08/19/17 – Family Fun Day & Women’s Empowerment Expo

Hosted by Step Up With Purpose at The Lake House

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The first annual Family Fun Day & Women’s Empowerment Expo featuring activities for kids, merchandise and service vendors and food trucks.

 

08/19/17 – 08/21/17 – Camp Eclipse! at Camp Barstow

Hosted by Indian Waters Council BSA at Camp Barstow

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Experience the Great American Eclipse, Indian Waters Scout style with swimming, boating, shooting sports and climbing!

 

08/17-08/19, 08/21 –  Highlights from the Robert B. Ariail Collection of Historical Astronomy at USC
Hosted by The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, University of South Carolina
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

08/19/17 – 08/20/17 – Historic Main Street Walking Tours

Hosted by Historic Columbia
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Get to know the South Carolina’s capital city during the Total Eclipse Weekend and take a guided walking tour of Columbia’s Main Street with Historic Columbia.

 

08/19/17 – 08/20/17 – Historic Vista Walking Tours

Hosted by Historic Columbia
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Get to know South Carolina’s capital city during the Total Eclipse Weekend and take a guided walking tour of Columbia’s Congaree Vista with Historic Columbia.

 

08/18/18 -08/20/17 – Summer Trunk Show at Anastasia & Friends

Anastasia & Friends Gallery

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A selection of small art, prints, jewelry, soap, glass and other handmade creations by local artists such as Bohumila Augustinova (organizer of the recent yarnbombing on Main Street) and Cait Maloney (designer and illustrator of the Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C. branding) will be available.

 

08/18/17 – 08/20/17 – Pre-Eclipse Weekend at the South Carolina State Museum

South Carolina State Museum

10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Weekend of events leading up to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse including a planetarium show, live music and access to the largest museum in S.C.

 

08/19/17 – 08/20/17— Summer Stamp and Postcard Show
Spring Valley High School, Northeast Columbia, S.C.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

13 professional dealers from around the Southeast will be on site to offer great deals on US and Worldwide collections, philatelic covers and items of postal history.

 

08/19/17 – Total Eclipse Workshops at Sesquicentennial State Park

Sesquicentennial State Park

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Family-friendly learning and crafting opportunity at one of South Carolina’s closest State Parks.

 

08/19/17 – Summer Learning Challenge Wrap-Up Party

Richland Library

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Solar-brate with us during a morning of music, fun and prizes for the whole family as we celebrate the end of summer during the Total Eclipse Weekend!

 

08/19/17 – Eclipse Geocaching Cointrail

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The eclipse cointrail will launch on Saturday, August 19th with an scavenger hunt event at the Convention Center.

 

08/19/17 – Two Gals and a Fork Food Tours (Sold out)

Hosted by Two Gals and a Fork Food Tours at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Two Gals and a Fork Food Tours and Historic Columbia partner to offer two fun walking historical food tours on Saturday, August 19.

 

08/18/17-08/19/17, 08/21/17 – Villa Tronco Eclipse Festivities

Villa Tronco

11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Villa Tronco will be featuring 7 Moons Red Blend Wine, Blue Moon Beer, half-moon ravioli and over the moon desserts with live music performances!

 

08/19/17-08/22/17 – Eclipse RV Parking at SC State Fairgrounds

South Carolina State Fair

12:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The SC State Fairgrounds offers weekend and single day parking during Total Eclipse Weekend with full hookups available for RVs. This is a separate opportunity from the Total Eclipse Tailgate at the S.C. State Fair event on eclipse day, which will have room for 4,000 cars in a tailgate environment.

 

08/19/17 – Columbia Food Tours

Hosted by Columbia Food Tours

1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Experience Columbia one bite at a time.

 

08/19/17 – Gamecock Athletics Colonial Life Fan Appreciation Day

Hosted by University of South Carolina Athletics at Colonial Life Arena

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Meet and greet with members of the 2017 Gamecock football team and other fall sports athletes.

 

08/19/17 – Historic Walking Tours and Dress Rehearsal for the Eclipse at the 12,000-Year History Park in Cayce

Meet at Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center; walk on Timmerman Trail

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

12,000 Year History Park “dress rehearsal” to the total solar eclipse to learn basic facts and expectations in preparation for the eclipse.

 

08/19/17 – Riverfront Park Eclipse Party

Riverfront Park

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Ranger-guided sunset walks along the historic Columbia Canal, where the Broad River intersects with the Congaree and Saluda Rivers, courtesy of the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department.

 

08/19/17 – 08/20/17 – Tapp’s Presents- The Final Journey of Christopher Columbia: Another ECLIPSEploitation Event

Tapp’s Arts Center

6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

A free carnival including an indie rock show, belly dancing and avant garde puppet shows commemorating the wildly problematic exploits of a historic hustler, at one of Main Street’s best arts destinations, with art studios, art exhibitions and more.

 

08/19/17 – Chick-fil-A presents Movie Night in the Park with “E.T.” at Doko Meadows in Blythewood

Hosted by Chick-fil-A and Blythewood Chamber of Commerce at Doko Meadows Park, Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Enjoy a viewing of the classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the whole family on the big screen at the Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater.

 

08/19/17 – United Night of Worship at the Harvest Church in Lexington, S.C.

The Harvest Church

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

A Night of Christian Worship at The Harvest Church.

 

08/19/17 – Columbia Fireflies Baseball

Hosted by the Columbia Fireflies at Spirit Communications Park

7:05 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Celebrate Total Eclipse Weekend with the Fireflies at Spirit Communications Park.

 

08/19/17 – First Night of “Southern Lights” at the Congaree River

Coble Plaza

7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Southern Lights, a sculptural laser installation set to span the Congaree River between the Blossom and Gervais Street bridges by Chris Robinson offers viewers a contemplative experience, meant to be viewed again and again

.

08/19/17 – EclipseFest 2017 at Music Farm Columbia

Hosted by Alter Ego Productions at Music Farm Columbia in the Vista

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

A night of tributes to your favorite rock and roll bands at one of the state’s coolest mid-size music venues!

 

 

Saturday, 8/19 Specials:

 

08/18/17 – 08/20/17 – Revente’s Total Eclipse Sale

Revente

All day

Stop in Friday through Sunday and save 20% on all regular priced items including designer handbags and accessories. Columbia’s favorite consignment boutique, in Five Points.

 

08/18/17 – 08/20/17 – Sid & Nancy’s Total Eclipse Sale

Sid & Nancy

All day

Stop in Friday through Sunday and save 20% on all regular priced items. Hip consignments in Five Points.

 

08/18/17 – 08/19/17 – Cline’s Salon Vista Aveda Eclipting Coloring Technique

Cline’s Salon

All Day

Cline’s Salon in the Vista is offering 20% off all products and complimentary samples while they last.

 

08/19/17 – Cosmic Solar Eclipse Pre-Party at Brittons on Devine St.

Britton’s

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Join us Saturday, August 19th, for our Cosmic Solar Eclipse Pre-Party! Brittons is known for its selection of Southern bow ties, men’s and women’s clothing.

 

08/17/17 – 08/21/17 – Back to School Eclipse Party at Plex HiWire Irmo

Plex HiWire Irmo

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Family-friendly, eclipse-themed, week-long party at one of the Midlands’ destinations for play.

 

08/17/17 – 08/21/17 – Back to School Eclipse Party at Plex HiWire Sandhills

Plex HiWire Sandhills

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

 

Sunday 08/20 Events:

 

08/18/17-08/21/17 – Newberry EclipseFest

City of Newberry, S.C.

All day

PBS-acclaimed Janet’s Planet host will lead citizens and visitors of Newberry through the eclipse with activities throughout the historic downtown.

 

08/19/17-08/21/17 – Total Eclipse at Siesta Cove Marina on Lake Murray (sold out)

Hosted by Steve Siesta Cove Marina on Lake Murray

All day

Watch the eclipse from Lake Murray on Siesta Cove Marina in Gilbert, SC. with wilderness camping, boat ramp and parking.

 

08/19/17 – 08/21/17 – Camp Eclipse! at Camp Barstow

Hosted by Indian Waters Council BSA at Camp Barstow

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Experience the Great American Eclipse, Indian Waters Scout style with swimming, boating, shooting sports and climbing!

 

08/19/17-08/20/17 – Historic Main Street Walking Tours

Hosted by Historic Columbia
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Get to know the South Carolina’s capital city during the Total Eclipse Weekend and take a guided walking tour of Columbia’s Main Street with Historic Columbia.

 

08/19/17-08/20/17 – Historic Vista Walking Tours

Hosted by Historic Columbia
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Get to know South Carolina’s capital city during the Total Eclipse Weekend and take a guided walking tour of Columbia’s Congaree Vista with Historic Columbia.

 

08/18-08/20 – Pre-Eclipse Weekend at the South Carolina State Museum

South Carolina State Museum

10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Weekend of events leading up to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse including a planetarium show, live music and access to the largest museum in S.C.

 

08/19/17 – 08/20/17— Summer Stamp and Postcard Show
Spring Valley High School
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

13 professional dealers from around the Southeast will be on site to offer great deals on US and Worldwide collections, philatelic covers and items of postal history.

 

08/19/17-08/22/17 – Eclipse RV Parking at SC State Fairgrounds

South Carolina State Fair

12:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The SC State Fairgrounds, located just minutes from downtown Columbia, is offering weekend and single day parking during Total Eclipse Weekend. This is a separate opportunity from the Total Eclipse Tailgate at the S.C. State Fair event on eclipse day, which will have room for 4,000 cars in a tailgate environment.

 

08/20/17 – Total Eclipse of the Art at Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia Museum of Art

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Get ready for the solar eclipse with celestial art! The whole family is invited to make galaxy prints during this drop-in studio program. Free.

 

08/20/17 – Eclipse Experts at USC: Myth, History, and Science

University of South Carolina

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Visit the USC flagship campus in the heart of Columbia for a series of short talks from USC faculty and visiting scholars.

 

08/20/17 – The Great American Eclipse in your Astrology

The American Legion

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join us, Urban Shamanics, on Sunday afternoon before the Eclipse Event with Dr. Patricia Bell, of Lily Dale, NY. She will give you the inside info on how the event will rearrange your personal life Astrology.

 

08/20/17 Eclipse Eve Block Party at Music Farm & Tin Roof in the Vista

Music Farm Columbia and Tin Roof

2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Kelly Cheats, The Reggie Sullivan Band and Seventy Six and Sunny will perform free outdoor show at The Music Farm Columbia and Tin Roof. One of S.C.’s top music venues, one block from the S.C. State House.

 

08/20/17Columbia Fireflies Baseball

Hosted by the Columbia Fireflies at Spirit Communications Park

2:05 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate Total Eclipse Weekend with the Fireflies as they take on the Rome Braves on Sunday, August 20 at 5:05pm at Spirit Communications Park.

 

08/20/17 – Always Looking Up: the Eclipse and the Celestial World of Renaissance Art

Columbia Museum of Art

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

In this lecture, Dr. Anna Swartwood House, assistant professor of Renaissance art history at the University of South Carolina, explores depictions of eclipses and other celestial events in Renaissance art.

 

08/20/17 –  Gamecock Men’s Soccer vs. College of Charleston

Hosted by University of South Carolina Athletics at Stone Stadium

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Come out to Stone Stadium to enjoy a FREE exhibition match as the South Carolina men’s soccer team takes on College of Charleston at 3:30pm.

 

08/20/17Star Wars Musiclipse Concert by the S.C. Philharmonic (sold out)
Hosted by South Carolina Philharmonic at the Koger Center for the Arts
3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

A special presentation of music from the Star Wars saga sets the scene for darkness’ reign over daylight.

 

08/20/17 – Solar Eclipse Dinner Featuring Chef Todd Woods and Chef Frank Bradley at The Oak Table

The Oak Table

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join Executive Chef Todd Woods of The Oak Table and Chef Frank Bradley of Bourbon and dine in front of the State House on a 5-course meal inspired by the solar eclipse.

 

08/20/17 – Summer’s End Solar Run 5K at Saluda Shoals Park

Saluda Shoals Park

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Experience a taste of “Cool” Columbia and kick off the solar celebration with a 5K run and 1-mile fun walk through Saluda Shoals Park!

 

08/20/17 – Movie Night in the Park: STAR WARS at Doko Meadows in Blythewood

Hosted by Blythewood Chamber of Commerce at Doko Meadows Park, Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Enjoy a classic movie for the whole family on the big screen at the Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater.

 

08/20/17 – Total Eclipse: “A Space Odyssey” Film Screening at the Nickelodeon Theatre

The Nickelodeon Theatre

6:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. (sold out)

7:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Commemorate Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C., at your favorite movie theatre in the heart of the action for a special one-time screening of Stanley Kubrick’s cosmological opus, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

 

08/20/17 – Gamecock Women’s Soccer vs. Florida Gulf Coast

Hosted by University of South Carolina Athletics at Stone Stadium

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join the defending SEC women’s soccer champions as they take on Florida Gulf Coast at 7pm at Stone Stadium.

 

08/20/17-08/21/17 – Solar Eclipse of THE Dub at if Art Gallery in the Vista

Hosted by Izms of Art at if ART Gallery in the Vista

7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Izms of Art Presents Solar Eclipse of THE Dub featuring Brandon Dibsam Samuels, Babatunde Olabode El, Saraph Sunman, Othello’s Delight, Nepotism and THE Dubber. Excellent opportunity to connect with some of Columbia’s most creative artists and musicians in one of the city’s best contemporary art galleries.

 

08/20/17Eclipse Eve Drive-In Movie at the Historic Speedway in Cayce

Historic Columbia Speedway

7:30 p.m. – 11:40 p.m.

Old fashion drive-in movie night at the Historic Columbia Speedway festival grounds for a showing of an educational short on the history of eclipses followed by “Escape from Planet Earth.”

 

 

Sunday, 8/20 Specials:

 

08/18/17 – 08/20/17 – Revente’s Total Eclipse Sale

Revente in Five Points

All day

Stop in Friday through Sunday and save 20% on all regular priced items including designer handbags and accessories. Local favorite women’s consignment store.

 

08/18/17 – 08/20/17 – Sid & Nancy’s Total Eclipse Sale

Sid & Nancy in Five Points

All day

Stop in Friday through Sunday and save 20% on all regular priced items. Hipster consignment at its best.

 

08/17/17 – 08/21/17 – Back to School Eclipse Party at Plex HiWire Irmo

Plex HiWire Irmo

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Family-friendly, eclipse-themed, week-long party at one of the Midlands destinations for play.

 

08/17/17 – 08/21/17 – Back to School Eclipse Party at Plex HiWire Sandhills

Plex HiWire Sandhills

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

08/18/17-08/25/17 – Barrel-Aged Beer Release at Old Mill Brewpub in Lexington

Old Mill Brewpub

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sip specially-brewed black double stout from Old Mill Brewpub’s deck for the eclipse.

 

 

Monday 8/21 Events and Specials:

 

08/21/17 – Drew Park Eclipse Viewing

Drew Park

All day

View the total solar eclipse from Drew Park! Courtesy of the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department.

 

08/21/17 – Finlay Park Eclipse Viewing

Finlay Park

All day

Spend your eclipse day downtown at Finlay Park with perfect lawn space to spread your blanket or set up your chair. Courtesy of the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department. Located in downtown Columbia, S.C.

 

08/21/17 – Owens Field Park Eclipse Viewing

Owens Field Park

All day

Bring a picnic and enjoy the skate park, disc golf course and ball fields. Courtesy of the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department. Located in the Rosewood neighborhood.

 

08/21/17 – Riverfront Park Eclipse Viewing

Riverfront Park

All day

Spend your Total Solar Eclipse afternoon in one of our city’s most beautiful green spaces where dogs and children are welcome. Located on the river where the Broad River converges with the Congaree and Saluda Rivers. Courtesy of the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department.

 

08/21/17 – Southeast Park Eclipse Viewing

Southeast Park

All day

Visit Southeast Park to find an open spot between the beautiful Live Oaks and Hickories that cover this 64-acre park – bring a picnic basket! Located in Southeast Columbia.

 

08/21/17 – Eclipse Viewing at the Sheraton Downtown Columbia Rooftop

Sheraton Hotel

All day

View the total solar eclipse from the rooftop bar of the Sheraton Hotel on Main St.!

 

08/21/17Shadows and Science in the Wilderness of Congaree National Park (ranger-led tours sold out)

Congaree National Park

All day

Walk amongst ancient trees and hear the sounds of the forest as the eclipse takes place for an unparalleled wilderness eclipse experience.

 

08/21/17 – Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Sesquicentennial State Park

Hosted by Sesquicentennial State Park

All day

Come watch the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in the woods at Sesquicentennial State Park. Guided paddle is sold out but the park has room for thousands of guests.

 

08/21/17 – Total Eclipse Viewing on the “Centerline” at Lexington County Blowfish Stadium

Hosted by Lexington County Blowfish Baseball Club at Lexington County Baseball Stadium

All day

On August 21st, the Blowfish and Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission will open the stadium for a free viewing of the first transcontinental Total Eclipse in 99 years!

 

08/19/17-08/21/17 – Total Eclipse at Siesta Cove Marina on Lake Murray (sold out)

Hosted by Steve Siesta Cove Marina on Lake Murray

All day

Watch the eclipse from Lake Murray on Siesta Cove Marina in Gilbert, SC. with wilderness camping, boat ramp and parking.

 

08/18/17-08/21/17 – Newberry EclipseFest

City of Newberry, S.C.

All day

PBS-acclaimed Janet’s Planet host will lead citizens and visitors of Newberry through the eclipse with activities throughout the historic downtown. One hour from downtown Columbia, S.C.

 

08/19/17 – 08/21/17 – Camp Eclipse! at Camp Barstow

Hosted by Indian Waters Council BSA at Camp Barstow

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Experience the Great American Eclipse, Indian Waters Scout style with swimming, boating, shooting sports and climbing!

 

08/17-08/19, 08/21 –  Highlights from the Robert B. Ariail Collection of Historical Astronomy at USC
Hosted by The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, University of South Carolina.
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Comprehensive display of highlights from Robert B. Ariail Collection of Historical Astronomy, curated over the last 50 years.

 

08/21/17 – Yonder Field Solar Eclipse Festival in Bowman, S.C.

Yonder Field

All Day

Yonder Field will host the first official family-oriented festival at the new outdoor event space in Bowman, S.C., featuring Edwin McCain live! Camping available. Located one hour SE of Columbia, S.C.

 

08/21/17Total Eclipse Tailgate at the South Carolina State Fair

Hosted by the South Carolina State Fair

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The South Carolina State Fair will provide one of the city’s most unobstructed views of the eclipse during a tailgate with free entertainment, food concessions and indoor restrooms!

 

08/21/17 – Visit Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Experience the rarest of celestial shows with over 2,000 animals at the wildest place in Columbia, S.C., during the much-anticipated total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.

 

08/21/17 – Eclipse on the Congaree River with Carolina Outdoor Adventures (sold out)

Hosted by Carolina Outdoor Adventures

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Carolina Outdoor Adventures will be hosting a kayak trip down the Congaree River starting in Cayce and ending in Sandy Run to view the eclipse from a secluded sandbar, complete with a champagne toast.

 

08/21/17 – iMAGINE STEM Festival Midlands at Spirit Communications Park

Hosted by S2TEM Centers SC; South Carolina’s Coalition for Math and Science at Spirit Communications Park

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Starting at 10am, visitors at Spirit Communications Park will have the opportunity to engage in activities with business, industry and education leaders to experience how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) connects to the community around us.

 

08/21/17Soda City Eclipse Viewing Festival at the Historic Speedway in Cayce

Hosted by Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber of Commerce at the Historic Columbia Speedway

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun-filled viewing party at the Historic Columbia Speedway festival grounds with live music featuring Columbia’s Recording Artists “Syr”, food trucks, beverages, water slides, art vendors, and cool shade tents. 15 min. from downtown Columbia, S.C.

 

08/21/2017- Total Solar Eclipse Day at the South Carolina State Museum (SOLD OUT)

South Carolina State Museum

10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Includes an appearance by South Carolina native and Apollo 16 astronaut, Gen. Charles Duke.

 

08/21/2017 – Benedict College Total Solar Eclipse Experience: Featuring the Solar Games

Charlie W. Johnson Stadium at Benedict College

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A Total Eclipse Viewing event  to include educational seminars, food, drinks, snacks, solar games on the football field for the kids of all ages and a special performance by the Benedict College Marching Band of Distinction.

 

08/21/17 – Historic Eclipse in the Gardens at the Robert Mills House (Sold out)

Robert Mills House & Gardens

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Witness the historic Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 on the grounds of the Robert Mills House & Gardens on Monday, Aug 21.

 

08/21/17 – Lexington County Museum Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Lexington County Museum

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The museum is partnering with the Augusta Georgia Astronomy Club to offer a historic way to enjoy the eclipse.

 

08/21/17Solar 17 at Lake Murray
Hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray County RTB; Lexington Chamber of Commerce; Irmo Chamber of Commerce at Lake Murray
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Large festival with tents set up at both sides of the Lake Murray Dam. Raft-up at Bundrick Island!

 

08/21/17 – Solar Eclipse Wine and Viewing Event at Enoree River Winery (sold out)

Enoree River Winery

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Enoree River Winery holds a total solar eclipse event featuring local, handcrafted wine, live music by The Time Pirates & local food by the Disco Pig Barbecue.

 

08/19/17-08/22/17 – Eclipse RV Parking at SC State Fairgrounds

South Carolina State Fair

12:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The SC State Fairgrounds, located just minutes from downtown Columbia, is offering weekend and single day parking during Total Eclipse Weekend. This is a separate opportunity from the Total Eclipse Tailgate at the S.C. State Fair event on eclipse day, which will have room for 4,000 cars in a tailgate environment.

 

08/21/17Farm To Table Event Co. August Solar Eclipse Lowcountry Boil and Paella Party (sold out)

Hosted by Farm to Table Event Co. at City Roots

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us at City Roots farm to celebrate the solar eclipse with a Low Country Boil and Paella Party!

 

08/21/17 – The Grape Eclipse Festival at Mercer House Winery

Mercer House State Winery

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

“The Grape Eclipse” 4 Day Weekend 18-21 Aug 2017 – A Gathering of Wine and Sun Lovers!

 

08/21/17 – MOONDOGGLED! An Eclipsing Battle of the Bands at Doko Meadows Park

Hosted by Blythewood Chamber of Commerce and Freeway Music at Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater, Dojo Meadows Park

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us for the best viewing site in Blythewood for the historic 2017 Total Eclipse, while five area bands compete for a $500 grand prize.

 

08/21/17 – Paddle the Eclipse on Lake Murray with California Republic SUP

California Republic SUP

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us for a paddle boarding experience you’ll never forget on Lake Murray!

 

08/21/17 –  Picnic and Solar Eclipse Viewing at Camp Discovery in Blythewood

Camp Discovery

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Families and friends are invited to spend the solar eclipse with us and enjoy a unique viewing experience of the solar eclipse in the wide-open fields of Camp Discovery.

 

08/21/17 – Shred in the Dark in the Park at Doko Meadows Park

Hosted by Mid Carolina Credit Union at Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater, Dojo Meadows Park

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Help protect yourself from identify theft and fraud by securely shredding personal documents you no longer need.

 

08/21/17 – Solar Fest West at the West Columbia Riverwalk & Amphitheater

West Columbia Riverwalk & Amphitheater

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The City of West Columbia invites you to attend Solar Fest West with live bands, food trucks, a beer garden and more.

 

08/21/17 –  Let’s Cook Culinary Studio “Demonstration Lunch and Learn”

Hosted by Chef John Militello at Let’s Cook Culinary Studio

12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Demonstration Lunch and Learn at the Let’s Cook Culinary Studio on Assembly Street.

 

08/21/17VIP Lunch & Eclipse Viewing Event at Motor Supply Co. Bistro (sold out)

Motor Supply Co.

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Guests will enjoy a luxe lunch prepared by executive chef Wes Fulmer with open bar during this once-in-a-lifetime event, with table seating, valet parking and a dedicated viewing area.

 

08/21/17 – Solar Eclipse Block Party with HIS Radio at Northside Baptist

Northside Baptist

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Great American Eclipse will be seen in totality in Columbia and HIS Radio wants to celebrate with you!

 

08/21/17 – USC Eclipse Station 1: Stellar Collision Disc Golf (Intramural Fields at Gadsden & Devine)

Hosted by USC Department of Physics and Astronomy

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Learn about the eclipse, see the sun through a solar telescope, play some games, and get tips for safe viewing and how to get the most out of the eclipse.

 

08/21/17 – USC Eclipse Station 2: Meter Stick Eclipse Model (Foundation Square by Colonial Life Arena)

Hosted by USC Department of Physics and Astronomy

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

08/21/17 – USC Eclipse Station 3 : Eclipse Cornhole (Recreation Fields by the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center)

Hosted by USC Department of Physics and Astronomy

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

08/21/17 – USC Eclipse Station 4 : Kids Solar Craft Project (West end of the Horseshoe)

Hosted by USC Department of Physics and Astronomy

12:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.

 

08/21/17 – USC Eclipse Station 5 : Eclipse Maps (Russell House on Greene Street)

Hosted by USC Department of Physics and Astronomy

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

08/21/17 – USC Eclipse Station 6: Solar Telescopes (Melton Memorial Observatory)

Hosted by USC Department of Physics and Astronomy

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

08/21/17 – USC Eclipse Station 7: Eclipse Myths (Thomas Cooper Library)

Hosted by USC Department of Physics and Astronomy

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

08/21/17 – USC Eclipse Station 8: Solar System Shuttle Run (Recreation Fields by Blatt P.E. Center)

Hosted by USC Department of Physics and Astronomy

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

08/21/17 – USC Eclipse Station 9: Tabletop Solar System (East Campus by Gibbes Green)

Hosted by USC Department of Physics and Astronomy

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

08/21/17 – USC Eclipse Station 10: Surprising Physics (East Campus near Close-Hipp Building)

Hosted by USC Department of Physics and Astronomy

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

08/21/17 – Eclipse Extravaganza at Saluda Shoals Park

Saluda Shoals Park

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Eclipse Extravaganza will be a fun family event with something for everyone: total eclipse-themed games, activities, crafts, exhibits and young scientists will enjoy our unique hands-on solar experiments.

 

08/21/17 – Total Eclipse on the River at Saluda Shoals Park (sold out)

Saluda Shoals Park

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a quiet paddle along the refreshingly cool Lower Saluda River while taking in the unique experience of a total solar eclipse.

 

08/21/17 –  Total Eclipse Tailgate at Heritage Christian Academy

Heritage Christian Academy

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join Heritage Christian Academy for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse for the opportunity to fellowship, tailgate, and view the eclipse in our large, open field located on the Heritage campus.

 

08/21/17 – Total Eclipse of the Park with Columbia Fireflies Baseball

Hosted by the Columbia Fireflies at Spirit Communications Park

1:05 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate Total Eclipse Weekend with the Fireflies as they take on the Rome Braves on Monday, August 21 at 1:05pm at Spirit Communications Park.

 

08/21/17 – Eclipse Party at the Lourie Center (sold out)

Lourie Center

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Lourie Center will host an afternoon eclipse-viewing party on its west sundeck. Glasses, cookies and lemonade will be provided.

 

8/21/17 – Seacoast Church Columbia Eclipse Party

Seacoast Church Columbia

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us Monday, August 21st at Seacoast Columbia for a once-in-a-lifetime Eclipse Party with eclipse-themed food, fun games, a bounce house, and activities for the whole family!

 

08/21/17 – Free Viewing Event at Boyd Plaza on Main Street

Hosted by City Center Partnership

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

City Center Partnership’s “Yellow Shirts” will be handing out complimentary popsicles and Eclipse viewing glasses at Columbia Museum of Art’s Boyd Plaza in the Main Street District.

 

08/17/17 – 08/21/17 – Back to School Eclipse Party at Plex HiWire Irmo

Plex HiWire Irmo

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Family-friendly, eclipse-themed, week-long party at one of the Midlands’ destinations for play.

 

08/17/17 – 08/21/17 – Back to School Eclipse Party at Plex HiWire Sandhills

Plex HiWire Sandhills

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Family-friendly, eclipse-themed, week-long party at one of the Midlands’ destinations for play.

 

08/18/17-08/25/17 – Barrel-Aged Beer Release & Eclipse Viewing at Old Mill Brewpub in Lexington

Old Mill Brewpub

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sip specially-brewed black double stout from Old Mill Brewpub’s deck for the eclipse.

 

08/21/17 – Corona special + eclipse viewing at Cantina 76 Main St.

Cantina 76

11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate #TotalEclipseCAE and the rare opportunity to view the sun’s Corona with *all day* drink specials – $3 Coronas + Corona Lights – with fresh margaritas and imaginative tacos at both Cantina 76 locations on Monday, August 21, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

 

08/21/17 – Corona special + eclipse viewing at Cantina 76 Devine St.

Cantina 76

11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate #TotalEclipseCAE and the rare opportunity to view the sun’s Corona with *all day* drink specials – $3 Coronas + Corona Lights – with fresh margaritas and imaginative tacos at both Cantina 76 locations on Monday, August 21, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

 

08/21/17 – Day Drinking in the Dark at Publico Restaurant in Five Points

Publico

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Come celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse with Publico! The day will feature premium tacos as well as eclipse themed cocktails offered all day!

 

08/18/17-08/19/17, 08/21/17 – Villa Tronco Eclipse Festivities

Villa Tronco

11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Villa Tronco will be featuring 7 Moons Red Blend Wine, Blue Moon Beer, half-moon ravioli and over the moon desserts with live music performances!

 

08/21/17 – Wine special & eclipse viewing at Za’s on Devine

Za’s on Devine

11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Imbibe during #TotalEclipseCAE with $4 select wine by the glass all day on Monday, August 21, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Za’s on Devine is a locally-owned neighborhood restaurant and bar in the Devine Street shopping and dining district of Columbia, S.C.

 

08/21/17 – 1616 Gervais Bistro Eclipse Party

1616 Gervais Bistro

12:00 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m.

Eclipse specials pairing food and cheese plates with wine and eclipse glasses.

 

08/21/17 – Dark Side of The Moon Special at Burger Tavern 77 on Devine Street

Burger Tavern 77

All day

$4 Dark Side of the Moon Pints & Blue Moon Pints all day & night. Buy the pint and keep the Blue Moon Glass.

 

8/21/17 – Carolina Eclipse Random Blackout Eclipse Viewing at Random Tap

Random Tap

All day

Join Random Tap for the viewing of the total solar eclipse; bring your lawn chairs and the family for the viewing while nursing a special Brewing of Carolina Blackout beer by Benford Brewing.

 

08/21/17 – NSTAR 2017 Public Lecture at USC:  “Laying the God Particle to Rest”

University of South Carolina – W.W. Hoodie Johnson Performance Hall in the Darla Moore School of Business (Room #101)

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

A free public lecture by Dr. Craig Roberts, distinguished professor and senior physicist at Argonne National Laboratory.

 

08/21/17 – Gamecock Football Fan Appreciation Night

Hosted by University of South Carolina Athletics at Williams-Brice Stadium

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Come out to Williams-Brice Stadium to get a glimpse of the 2017 Gamecock football team with an open practice beginning at 7:30pm.

 

 

About the Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C. Campaign

Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C. is a regional tourism campaign that was founded to create economic impact in the Midlands by inspiring local groups to host more than 120 eclipse events and amplifying their efforts with a national public relations and marketing campaign, raising awareness of the Columbia, S.C. area as a vibrant, authentic destination filled with cool things to do all year round. http://www.totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com 

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