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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at the Amphitheater

Monday, August 21, 2017
Gates open at 11:00am | 11:00am to 2:00pm

Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater
1 Riverfront Drive
Alton, IL 62002
(800) 258-6645


Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at the Amphitheater

When was the last time you were excited for a Monday? August 21, 2017 will not be a Monday that you dread! Take a short break and witness an awe-inspiring celestial event - the Solar Eclipse! What better way to view this phenomenon than to join the fun at the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at the Alton Riverfront Amphitheater? This free event features live music from local rockers Mars Needs Guitars, food & drinks, free solar glasses and an appearance from the Bubble Bus! A live Plein Air painting of the solar eclipse will be taking place, also! Stop by Hayner Library’s booth during the event to enter a raffle for a chance to win the painting (you do not have to be present at the time of the drawing to win the painting)!

What you will find at the Viewing Party:

• Pig on a Wing Food Truck
• Kettle Korn
• Food from Great Rivers Tap & Grill
• My Just Desserts serving sandwiches, chips & desserts a la carte
• Hand-dipped “Sun”days, chocolate covered cheesecake and strawberries from Sweet Addictions
• Tropical Snow
• Bubble Bus
• Treehouse Wildlife Center & resident animals
• Face Painting
• Games: hula hooping, sidewalk chalk, corn hole
• Mars Needs Guitars playing live music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Live Plein Air Painting raffle
• Live NASA feed of the Solar Eclipse
• Eclipse telescope

Alton will see 99.4% Eclipse Obscuration - the fraction of the Sun's area occulted by the Moon! This means that the Eclipse is still very visible in this area even though we are not in totality. If you would like to see what the Eclipse will look like from Alton, click this link! https://goo.gl/i5ECD5

This event is sponsored by the Hayner Library, Alton Park and Rec. and Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Admission
Free

Seasons
Summer
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at the Amphitheater

When was the last time you were excited for a Monday? August 21, 2017 will not be a Monday that you dread! Take a short break and witness an awe-inspiring celestial event - the Solar Eclipse! What better way to view this phenomenon than to join the fun at the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at the Alton Riverfront Amphitheater? This free event features live music from local rockers Mars Needs Guitars, food & drinks, free solar glasses and an appearance from the Bubble Bus! A live Plein Air painting of the solar eclipse will be taking place, also! Stop by Hayner Library’s booth during the event to enter a raffle for a chance to win the painting (you do not have to be present at the time of the drawing to win the painting)!

What you will find at the Viewing Party:

• Pig on a Wing Food Truck
• Kettle Korn
• Food from Great Rivers Tap & Grill
• My Just Desserts serving sandwiches, chips & desserts a la carte
• Hand-dipped “Sun”days, chocolate covered cheesecake and strawberries from Sweet Addictions
• Tropical Snow
• Bubble Bus
• Treehouse Wildlife Center & resident animals
• Face Painting
• Games: hula hooping, sidewalk chalk, corn hole
• Mars Needs Guitars playing live music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Live Plein Air Painting raffle
• Live NASA feed of the Solar Eclipse
• Eclipse telescope

Alton will see 99.4% Eclipse Obscuration - the fraction of the Sun's area occulted by the Moon! This means that the Eclipse is still very visible in this area even though we are not in totality. If you would like to see what the Eclipse will look like from Alton, click this link! https://goo.gl/i5ECD5

This event is sponsored by the Hayner Library, Alton Park and Rec. and Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Admission
Free

Seasons
Summer

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