Western Kentucky is the place to be during the August 21, 2017 Great American Eclipse - with great viewing opportunities and special events. However, the rest of Kentucky is getting in on the fun and planning events designed to highlight this magical, once in a lifetime event. See below for Eclipse related events listed by date:
The Louisville Slugger Museu
m - Louisville
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory welcomes the Solar Eclipse with an exhibit running through August 2017. The exhibit will feature items and photos from the famous eclipses in baseball, including the 2004 World Series Lunar Eclipse, and Louisville’s 19th Century Major League Baseball team called the Eclipse, including rare scorebooks from the era.
For a full list of events happening in the Hopkinsville/Christian County area, visit: http://www.eclipseville.com/events/
For a full list of events happening in Bowling Green, visit https://www.visitbgky.com/eclipse/
For a full list of events happening in Paducah visit: https://www.paducah.travel/event/solar-eclipse-2017/
In Paducah, a weekend (August 19-20) of celebratory eclipse events are being planned as a prelude to the Monday afternoon eclipse including:
• Riverfront Concert Series: City of the Sun
• Celebration Saturday at Downtown Farmers Market
• Music in the Gazebo - Smashin' Summer Saturday Nights
• Heaven & Earth Psychic Fair presented by Wilhair Studios' Rock Shop
• "Zombie Cannibal Asylum" Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
August 17 - Kentucky Bourbon Mashoree at MB Roland Distillery, Hopkinsville
11:00 am - August 21 @ 9:00 pm
MB Roland Distillery, 137 Barkers Mill Road
Pembroke, KY 42266
Kentucky Bourbon Mashoree is a celebration of Kentucky Bourbon & Distillers featuring various Kentucky distilleries and their products. Various evening events will feature live music, on site food, drinks.
August 18 - August 20
- Summer Salute Festival
9th & Main Street
This 3-day festival will kick-off the Official Eclipse Party in Hopkinsville and will feature a variety of live music acts, fun and games for the kids and a ton of great food options! You don't want to miss this incredible festival to start you Eclipse weekend off right!
August 18 - August 21 -A Monumental Solar Eclipse Festival
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, 258 Pembroke Road
Fairview, KY 42221 United States
Join us for this family friendly festival complete with food vendors, arts & crafts booths, kids games, workshops, live music, kids' poster contest and more!
August 18 - Kelly Little Green Men Days Festival
8:00 am - August 21 @ 5:00 pm
The Kelly “Little Green Men” Days Festival is focused on family fun and community fellowship. The festival is held yearly on the third weekend of August and commemorates the alleged landing of the ‘little green men’ on August 21, 1955 in Kelly, KY. On the main music stage you will hear national and local artists performing music of all genres appropriate for all ages. Keep posted to find out who each years Headlining Artist will be. Visit the various vendor booths to locate arts and crafts, souvenirs, jewelry, books and other trinkets. There will also be non-profit booths offering a variety of community information about churches, clubs and organizations.
Don’t forget the food vendors! Each year you may find BBQ, burgers, pizza, ice cream and other delicious treats offered by our local restaurants.
Under the main Kelly Community Organization tent, you will find your community souvenirs such as Kelly “Little Green Men” Days T-shirts and buttons just to name a few. Here you may also find tickets for rides or bouncers. Be sure to visit the silent auction table for great items.
For more information contact Frank Brown at 270-885-1530 or Joann Smithey at 270-881-8843.
August 18 - 21st -Bluegrass Bash at Burdoc
Burdoc Farms, 1655 Pleasant Grove Rd.
Crofton, KY 42217
The following is a list of activities that will be available at Burdoc Farms for the Total Solar Eclipse. In order to make reservations for any of these activities please contact Sara Shepherd by phone 270-348-1483 or email email@example.com.
*Primitive camp sites are availble for tents and RVs. Spaces are limited so you should call to book as soon as your party is ready. Spaces are being sold for the entire weekend August 18th-August 21st.
- Lights Out at Casey Jones Distillery
6-9 p.m. (CST) Casey Jones Distillery, 2815 Witty Lane
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
Music at the Distillery and hot air balloon tethered rides during music. Starting at 6 pm and continuing till after dark! Can take 6 adults per ride.
August 19-20 - Eclipse Con
August 19 @ 8:00 am - August 20 @ 7:00 pm
James E. Bruce Convention Center, 303 Conference Center Drive
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
The inaugural Eclipse Con event will take place August 19-20, 2017 at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. With nationally recognized celebrities and vendors in the genres of cartoons, comics, anime, cosplay, sci-fi and superheroes, this con will certainly offer something for everyone.
August 19 - SonFest
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Heritage Christian Academy, 8349 Eagle Way Bypass
Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States
SonFest Presented by Heritage Christian Academy 8349 Eagle Way Bypass Hopkinsville, KY 42240 Contact: Jennifer Blanchard 270-885-2417 firstname.lastname@example.org Join us Saturday, August 19, 2017 to celebrate the 2017 Solar Eclipse. There will be Live Christian music, food, and fun for the whole family.
- The Solar Eclipse Experience in Oak Grove
11:00 am - August 21 @ 5:00 pm
Valor Hall Conference & Event Center, 101 Walter Garrett lane
Oak Grove, KY 42262
You don't want to miss this 3 day free, family fun filled festival…Concert, Movie, Kid Zone etc. 101 Walter Garrett lane, Oak Grove, KY 42262 Date(s) of Event: August 19th through 21st 2017 (3 day) Times: 11:00am – 10:00 pm on Saturday, August 19th with concert starting at 7:30pm 11:00am – 9:00 pm on Sunday, August 20th with movie starting at 7:00pm 11:00am – 5:00 pm on Monday, August 21st.
-Telescope Making Workshop
– 4:00pm – 8:00pm
430 South College Street., Franklin, KY 42134
Make your own telescope workshop (materials and hands-on instructions provided). Located at The Exploratorium on the Franklin-Simpson High School Campus. Cost $100 Pre-registration is required at least three weeks in advance (limit 15 participants per workshop) 270-586-3040. Led by Western Kentucky University Professor and Astronomer Rico Tyler. View the night time sky using your telescope from the workshop. Bring your new telescope to view the sky during total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st at the Franklin Drive In.
Viewing the Nighttime Sky -
8:00pm - 430 South College Street., Franklin, KY 42134
Free event led by Western Kentucky University Astronomer Rico Tyler. Located at the Exploratorium on the Franklin-Simpson High School Campus.
August 21- Ballpark Blackout at the Bowling Green Ballpark
game starts 10:35 a.m.
Head to the ballpark where you will be able to see the solar eclipse during the game! The Hot Rods and West Michigan Whitecaps will wear specialty jerseys that will be available to bid on with proceeds benefiting Norton Children's Hospital. Free eclipse glasses to the first 2,000 fans.
August 21 - Solar Express at the Historic Railpark & Train Museum, Bowling Green
The L&N Depot and Museum will host a once in a lifetime viewing opportunity of the Solar Eclipse. Activities, viewing and much more to be announced! This event is open to the public and will require an advance ticket purchase.
- Night at Noon, Paducah
Eclipse party at the Challenger Learning Center and West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Night at Noon features fun food, music and free science demonstrations. Former astronaut, Terry Willcutt, will speak at the event and amcee the eclipse. See the NASA High Altitude Balloon Launch and enjoy vendors including Paducah's own Dippin' Dots. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. . This event is not recommended for children 4 years and younger.
- Great American Eclipse Viewing Party at the McCracken County Library, Paducah
Join us in the library garden for a viewing party for the Great American Solar Eclipse. We'll have free solar viewing glasses available, as well as moon pies and sun tea!
- Sun Drop and Moon Pie Party, Paducah
On the lawn of the Carson center, enjoy BBQ, Moonpie and a Sundrop along with tunes by Captain Freddie and the River Cats. To benefit the educational programs of the River Discovery Center.
August 21 - Total Solar Eclipse at Silent Brigade
Come out to Silent Brigade Distillery and prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse 2017!! Join the fun,"we will be giving away free Solar viewing glasses with drink specials.
August 21 - Eclipse viewing at Chaney's Dairy, Bowling Green