The great Solar Eclipse of 2017 is on the lips of everyone in Charleston & Summerville, SC! Being in the path of totality means that we will see all of our homes in Summerville go completely dark starting around 2:45 pm and lasting for 2 mins and 3 seconds.
At an event this historic, it is fun to be with others and enjoy the community of being together at such a historic event. Here are some of the free events/ gatherings happening around Summerville & Charleston to celebrate the Great Solar Eclipse of 2017.
Isle of Palms: Come on out to the beach with the kids for live entertainment and musical performances from DJ Natty Heavy & Plane Jane.
Time: 11:30 am-4:30pm
Place: Front Beach, 1300 Ocean Blvd.
Blue Pearl Farms: This family farm lies directly in the path and they are inviting everyone to pack up chairs, blankets and viewing glasses and head on up to McClellanville for live music and entertainment. Food & Refreshments will be sold.
Place: Blue Pearl Farms, 9760 Randall Rd, McClellanville
Folly Beach: If you live on Folly Beach, head over to Pier 101 for free viewing glasses and live music by Band of Brothers. 843-633-0246
Place: Pier 101 Folly Beech, 101 E Artic Avenue
Downtown Charleston Local Expert Gathering: A group of local Charleston experts and enthusiasts will be gathering at the Charlotte Street Park with solar filtered telescopes to view the eclipse. Talk with locals and learn more about the night sky during this historic event.
Place: Charlotte Street Park Memorial, 1 Charlotte St. Charleston
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina: Come enjoy a midday party at the Beach Club. Live performance by the Dubplats, cocktails and kids activities in a Children’s area.
Place: Sunset Patio & Beachside at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant.
Price: $10-Adults, $5 – Children under 12 (843) 856-0028.
Citadel Mall: The Citadel Mall hosts an eclipse viewing party featuring kid’s activities, food trucks, and live entertainment, with all benefits going to Darkness to Light, an organization dedicated to raising awareness of child abuse in Charleston.
Place: Parking lot across from Planet Fitness. Citadel Mall, 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. 1-3 p.m. (843) 766-8321.
North Charleston: Visit the Bend: North Charleston is hosting an event at The Bend, a 17-acre waterfront spot on the banks of the Ashley River. Live musical performance from Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, a Grammy Award-winning family hip-hop artist, Low Country STEM science projects including a robotics demonstration, and members of Boeing will be there to perform their longest ever trebuchet launch.
Place: 3775 Azalea Dr., North Charleston (843) 577-7327
Moncks Corner & Mount Pleasant : Visit with local astronomy buffs to witness the solar eclipse of a lifetime. Experienced members of the group are stationed at Palmetto Islands County Park (Mt. Pleasant) and Old Santee Canal Park (Moncks Corner) with telescopes ready to share an up-close view of the eclipse.
Place: Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Pkwy., Mount Pleasant
Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stoney Landing Rd., Moncks Corner.
Price: $2-Mount Pleasant $3- Moncks Corner
Yoga in Mount Pleasant: Join yogis of all fitness levels for a one-of-a-kind class in the shadow of the eclipse. Perfect your tree pose as the Moon blocks the Sun over the water at the Mount Pleasant Pier.
Place: Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant (843) 795-4386
Daniel Island MUSC Health Stadium: Bring the family out for astronomy related activities and fun kids zone for a kid friendly eclipse viewing party.
Place: 1990 Daniel Island Dr., Daniel Island
Price: $8, Free Military & Kids 12 and under