Below is a list of several that we have either found or been informed about (if you have an event to add, please let us know) :
Best place to see 2017 solar eclipse: Gallatin
If seeing a total solar eclipse is on your bucket list, you just hit the jackpot.
One is scheduled for Aug. 21, 2017, and experts say Sumner County residents have an advantage to see a once-in-a-lifetime event better and for longer than most people worldwide.
“Gallatin is the place to be,” local astronomy and physics expert Allen Robnett said. “You can’t get much better.”
Gallatin falls right in line with the eclipse’s path, which means that people watching the phenomenon from within the city can see it for a longer time than those in other nearby locations. The absolute best place for this particular eclipse is Hopkinsville, Ky., where people can watch it for three tenths of a second longer than in Gallatin, Robnett said.
NASHVILLE SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017
GET READY TO GO DARK!
Total Eclipse in the Park 2017
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the sun will sweep across the United States from approximately noon until 3:00 PM (Central Time). This is the first total solar eclipse to affect the continental U.S. since 1979, and 20 of Tennessee’s state parks fall in the “path of totality.” Join us for “Total Eclipse in the Park” celebrations the weekend prior and stick around for viewing celebrations on August 21.
Map below Via the “Great American Eclipse” website:
Click the link below for more information about what’s going on in Sumner County:
- Bledsoe Creek State Park – Saturday-Monday, Aug. 19-21
Join Bledsoe Creek State Park for “Total Eclipse in the Park” celebrations occurring the weekend of August 19-20, with a viewing event finale on Monday, August 21. For more information, please call 615-452-3706 or visit the TN State Park’s website.
- BriarScratch Brewing – Monday, Aug. 21
Details TBA. For more information contact BriarScratch Brewing at 615-319-1562 or at email@example.com.
- EPIC Event Centre – Monday, Aug. 21
EPIC Event Centre in Gallatin will hold “The EPIClipse Experience,” which will include a lunch buffet and an after-party. Both events require pre-paid (nonrefundable) reservations. The experience goes on rain-or-shine with no refunds. Equipment for safe viewing of the eclipse will be provided. For more information please call (615) 452-1912 or visit EPIC’s website.
- Volunteer State Community College – Monday, Aug. 21
Eclipse events are scheduled from 11:00am to 2:00pm, including presentations, live video, complimentary viewing glasses (while supplies last) and scientific commentary. The Vol State Café will be open. For more info contact Vol State PR at (615) 230-3571 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or register for the event here.
- Get Eclipsed in Goodlettsville: Eclipse Kick-Off Party – Sunday, Aug. 20
The City of Goodlettsville and the Goodlettsville Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting an eclipse kick-off party the night before the big day. Folks are invited to come out for music and food trucks on Sunday, August 20, on the grounds of the Bowen House, located inside Moss-Wright Park. This is a free event from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
- Classic Car Cruise-In & Concert – Saturday, Aug. 19
A classic car show will be on display in downtown Portland from 2pm-5pm, followed by a free Music on Main Street concert featuring “Four on the Floor” from 6pm-9pm.
- Farm to Table Dinner – Sunday, Aug. 20
A delicious, locally-sourced meal will be served under the glow of cafe lights draped over Main Street in downtown Portland. To purchase tickets, click here or call 615-325-9032.
- Eclipse Viewing – Monday, Aug. 21
Various locations throughout Portland will be holding eclipse viewing events, including Richland Park, Meadowbrook Park, and Sumner Crest Winery. For more details on all Portland events, please contact the Portland Chamber of Commerce at 615-325-9032, email at email@example.com or visit www.portlandcofc.com.
- Discover Totality Eclipse Viewing Event – Monday, Aug. 21
The White House Area Chamber of Commerce and City of White House will host an eclipse viewing event at the Soccer Complex. Plans are still being finalized. To date attendees can expect live feeds from NASA, food trucks, music and more. For more information, call 615-672-3937 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.