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We are excited to feature more than 120 eclipse events across the Columbia, S.C. region, Aug. 18-21, 2017!  Want to see a list of which events will have eclipse glasses? No problem.

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August 18

ECLIPSEFEST IN A NASA DESIGNATED CITY FOUR DAYS- ENLIGHTEN - EXPERIENCE- ENGAGE- ECLIPSE NEWBERRY ECLIPSEFEST: 8/18 & 8/19 11am-5pm, 8/20 1pm-5pm, 8/21 11am-5pm Enlighten your brain with hands on activities ranging from building your own space craft to the science of beer, speakers, photographs, tasting foods, listening to music and moving your heavenly body. A total experience while experiencing totality. Engage with your family, community, and humanity through this very scientific yet human event all throughout different venues in our…

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August 18 @ 8:00 am

We brewed a special double stout, as black as the darkest night, and aged it with 5 lbs of cacao nibs and roasted chilis in a bourbon barrel for over 6 months. It and many others will be available at Old Mill Brewpub from August 18th - August 25th. Join us on the deck for the show.     Located at Old Mill Brewpub in Lexington, S.C.

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10$ - 35$
August 18 @ 3:00 pm

“The Grape Eclipse” 4 Day Weekend 18-21 Aug 2017 - A Gathering of Wine and Sun Lovers! _________________________ >>> Friday 18 Aug. ‘Syzygy Social & Biggy Bonfire’ Open from 3-9pm (Bonfire from 7-9pm) > $10 Entry - Enjoy $5 Wine Slushies. _________________________ >>> Saturday 19 Aug. ‘Dog Walk’ & ‘Vine & Wine’ Tours 11am-8pm > Bring your Dog along for a 1 mile journey through the vineyard and help raise money to support the Carolina Wildlife Center. $10 Entry. ‘Vine &…

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Free
August 21

Join Congaree National Park staff for an unparalleled wilderness eclipse experience. Walk amongst ancient trees, hear the sounds of the forest as the eclipse takes place, experience this once in a lifetime event in the wilds of Congaree National Park! Special exhibits and numerous programs will showcase the stories of the park and the science that takes place to unlock its mysteries. Ranger-led hikes will allow visitors to experience the beauty and solitude of the old growth forests. Astonishing biodiversity…

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Free
August 21

Join Random Tap for the viewing of the total solar eclipse. Bring your lawn chairs and the family for the viewing. Enjoy a special Brewing of Carolina Blackout beer by Benford Brewing. Enjoy a cold one during this once in a lifetime event, and buy a beer in a commemorative can to remember the eclipse. Best viewing area! We will be opening at 10am, and we will have a food truck as well as live music by Blues Deluxe Duo from 11am-2pm.…

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Free
August 21

Come celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse with Publico! The day will feature premium tacos as well as eclipse themed cocktails offered all day! This event will be handing out free eclipse glasses to guests courtesy of the City of Columbia, S.C., while supplies last! Available on event date and time only. Located at Publico Kitchen + Tap in Columbia, S.C.

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August 21

Everyone should come on over to the Sheraton Hotel on Main St. to view the fleeting eclipse. There's a rooftop bar which will put you the highest in the whole city with a wide open view perfect for a telescope and a good time with friends! Come grab some drinks and experience a life changing events with us. Can't wait to see you there!   This event is open to overnight hotel guests only. Thank you! Located at the Sheraton…

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25.00$
August 21

Yonder Field has announced that a family-oriented event, the Solar Eclipse Festival, will be the first official festival at the new outdoor event space in Bowman, SC on Monday, August 21. This full day of family fun includes THE GREAT INFLATABLE RACE, a giant inflatable obstacle course, music featuring Uncle Kracker as well as South Carolina’s own EDWIN McCAIN and COREY SMITH, and a viewing of "E.T. the Extra-Terresterial" on the drive-in movie screen. The Great Inflatable Race includes team…

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Free
August 21

Spend your Total Solar Eclipse afternoon in one of our city's most beautiful green spaces. Riverfront Park features 2.5 miles of shaded trail on the embankment between the Broad River and the Columbia Canal, plus a paved loop trail through the riparian forest. The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; Park Ranger can tell you about the history of the canal and the vintage buildings beside it. An additional park entry is at the north end…

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Free
August 21

Rosewood area visitors will want to pack their picnic baskets and head to Owens Field on Eclipse Day. Arrive early and stay late to enjoy the skate park, disc golf course and ball fields. Owens Field Park, on the south side of Columbia in the Rosewood neighborhood, once was part of the city's first airfield. In its early history, Owens Field offered commercial airline service from both Delta and Eastern Airlines. The first permanent building on the airport, the Curtiss-Wright…

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Free
August 21

Looking for the perfect place to view the eclipse on the south east side of the city? Visit Southeast Park to find an open spot between the beautiful Live Oaks and Hickories that cover this 64 acre park. Bring along some discs, as this park has an award winning disc golf course. Or pack a fishing rod, as our six acre pond is a great spot to wet a line. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and lawn chairs along…

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Free
August 21

Spending your eclipse day downtown? Finlay Park is in easy walking distance, with perfect lawn space to spread your blanket or set up your chair. The Vista Greenway provides a link along an abandoned railway tunnel to the park from Lady Street. The Vista Greenway also extends to the Cottontown Neighborhood beside the Elmwood Underpass. Walk or bike away from traffic! Finlay Park is an oasis in the heart of downtown. This beautiful 18-acre park has had two lives. It…

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Free
August 21

2017 is the "Season of the Total Eclipse" with the Lexington County Blowfish Baseball Club. In recognition of the fact the closest spot to the "Centerline" of the Total Eclipse shoots through the heart of Lexington County, SC the Blowfish Baseball Club are wearing one of a kind themed Total Eclipse/Centerline jerseys during the 2017 season. These jerseys will be auctioned off Saturday August 5th at the Blowfish vs Asheboro Copperheads game at Lexington County Baseball Stadium. Fans will have…

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Free
August 21

$4 Dark Side of the Moon Pints & Blue Moon Pints all day & night. Buy the pint and keep the Blue Moon Glass.   This event will be handing out free eclipse glasses to guests courtesy of the City of Columbia, S.C.! Available on event date and time only. Located at Burger Tavern 77 on Devine Street in Columbia, S.C.

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August 21

Looking for a place to view the eclipse in Columbia, S.C.?  Visit Drew Park to enjoy a playground, gazebo, walking track, spray pad and LED lighted fountain while watching the total eclipse of the sun. Drew Wellness Center has an indoor swimming pool and fitness center for a fee. This event will be handing out free eclipse glasses to guests courtesy of the City of Columbia, S.C.! Glasses will be handed to guests starting at 10am. Guests can come claim their spots as early…

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August 21 @ 9:00 am

Back to School Eclipse Party at Plex HiWire is All WEEK LONG! From Monday August 14-Monday August 21st Plex HiWire will be giving away Solar Eclipse Sunglasses to the First 150 people who buys tickets every day that week! Be the First to get your Plex HiWire Solar Eclipse Sunglasses and have Fun at Plex HiWire before the Eclipse! We will also be broadcasting the Eclipse Monday August 21st!   This event will have eclipse glasses for guests, while supplies…

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August 21 @ 9:00 am

Back to School Eclipse Party at Plex HiWire is All WEEK LONG! From Monday August 14-Monday August 21st Plex HiWire will be giving away Solar Eclipse Sunglasses to the First 150 people who buys tickets every day that week! Be the first to get your Plex HiWire Solar Eclipse Sunglasses and have Fun at Plex HiWire before the Eclipse! We will also be broadcasting the Eclipse Monday August 21st!   This event will have eclipse glasses for guests, while supplies…

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August 21 @ 10:00 am

Note: This event is now sold out! Check out the other eclipse events happening all over the Columbia, S.C. region: http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/event/ Museum Open Mon., Aug, 21 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. To sign-up to receive a notification email if the museum is able to release more general public tickets for Total Solar Eclipse Day, please visit http://scmuseum.org/eclipse/eclipse-day-tickets/ Solar Eclipse Day Tickets include: Special appearance by South Carolina native and Apollo 16 astronaut, Gen. Charles Duke. In addition to being CAPCOM…

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August 21 @ 11:00 am

Celebrate #TotalEclipseCAE and the rare opportunity to view the sun's Corona with *all day* drink specials – $3 Coronas + Corona Lights – at both Cantina 76 locations on Monday, August 21, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Additional happy hour specials vary by location, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Cantina 76 Main Street is located one block from the S.C. State House at 1301 Main St. Suggested parking for the Main St. location is at the Lady St. Garage [1100…

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August 21 @ 11:00 am

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. Additional happy hour specials include $3 pints; $2 Bud Light drafts and $3 Tito's vodka, Tanqueray gin and Larceny bourbon. Za's is located at 2930 Devine St. Columbia, S.C. 29205. There is a free parking lot located in front of the restaurant. Additional parking is available adjacent to Sims Avenue and along Devine Street.…

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August 21 @ 11:00 am

Celebrate #TotalEclipseCAE and the rare opportunity to view the sun’s Corona with *all day* drink specials – $3 Coronas + Corona Lights – at both Cantina 76 locations on Monday, August 21, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Additional happy hour specials vary by location, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Cantina 76 Main Street is located one block from the S.C. State House at 1301 Main St. Suggested parking for the Main St. location is at the Lady St. Garage [1100…

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Free
August 21 @ 11:00 am

Villa Tronco will be featuring 7 Moons Red Blend Wine, Blue Moon Beer, half moon ravioli, and over the moon desserts! We will be kicking things off with our Eclipse Specials for lunch and dinner on both Friday August 18th and Saturday August 19th. These specials will also be available for lunch and dinner on Monday August 21st, as well as live music performances by Doug and Bunny Williams indoors and Vicky Saye Henderson & Kevin Bush outdoors from 6…

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August 21 @ 11:00 am

We'll have some fun eclipse-themed items on our draft list and we'll be hosting an eclipse-themed party ALL DAY LONG! Starts at 11AM and goes until we close! Craft and Draft has an indoor draft beer bar and a safe, outdoor viewing area out back. Hosted by Craft and Draft retail store and draft beer bar on Devine Street in Columbia, S.C.

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Free
August 21 @ 5:30 pm

A free public lecture by Dr. Craig Roberts, distinguished professor and senior physicist at Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, IL). Abstract: The power of the sun is generated by nuclear fusion reactions; and the energy released by these reactions is simply related to the mass differences between light nuclei. Why are they so large? Indeed, more fundamentally, what is mass? Where does it come from? It is popularly thought that the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Englert and…

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Free
August 21 @ 7:30 pm

Come out to Williams-Brice Stadium to get a glimpse of the 2017 Gamecock football team. The team will have an open practice beginning at 7:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. Located at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., hosted by University of South Carolina Athletics.

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125$
August 22 @ 12:00 pm

SOLD OUT! As of Monday morning, there are still $5 parking passes for regular cars at the fairgrounds across the street: http://totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com/event/total-eclipse-tailgate-at-the-south-carolina-state-fair/ The South Carolina State Fair will provide one of the city’s most unobstructed views of the eclipse!  Create a weekend of Eclipse memories with our Total Eclipse Extended Visit RV Parking.  RV parking spaces will be adjacent to the fairgrounds August 19th-22nd and will include an RV pass, one car pass, water and electricity. These passes can be purchased here: https://www.scstatefair.org/total-eclipse-parking. Gates open at…

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