Monday, August 21st 12 noon-4 pm
The city of West Columbia invites you to attend Solar Fest West to view the once in a lifetime solar eclipse at the Riverwalk & Amphitheater featuring live music, food trucks, and much more.
Friday, August 18th 7 pm-11 pm
Art, drink, and be HAPPY! Enjoy beer tastings of Columbia’s Eclipse Pale Ale, a collaboration brew from Catawba Brewing Company and The Whig.
Sunday, August 20th 7:30 pm-11:40 pm
Enjoy an old fashion Drive-In Movie night at the Historic Columbia Speedway festival grounds where you will see an educational short on the history of eclipses followed by ‘Escape from Planet Earth’.
Saturday, August 19th 7 pm doors/8 pm show
A night of tributes to your favorite rock and roll bands.
Thursday, August 17th 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Join the Blythewood Historical Society for a discussion of solar eclipses visible in our town over the years. Bob Wood will try to reconstruct each eclipse based on our residents and businesses at the time and on our weather each day.
Monday, August 21st 11 am-4 pm
Be part of history and witness the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 with Historic Columbia at Historic Eclipse in the Gardens on the expansive grounds of the Robert Mills House & Gardens.
Friday, August 18th 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Looking for ways to cool down during Total Eclipse Weekend? Join Historic Columbia for their 3rd annual Historic Water Balloon Battle!
Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th 9 am-10 am
Get to know South Carolina’s capital city during Total Eclipse Weekend and take a guided walking tour of Columbia’s Congaree Vista with Historic Columbia.
Monday, August 21st
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.
Monday, August 21st 10 am-5 pm
Join us for a fun filled viewing party at the Historic Columbia Speedway festival grounds. The event will include live music featuring Columbia’s Recording Artists “Syr”, food trucks, beverages, water slides, art vendors, and cool shade tents. Bring out your chairs and blankets and picnic on our 9 acre lawn and take in one of the best views in the City of this momentous occasion.
Sunday, August 20th 3:30 pm
Columbia is uniquely situated to view a once in a lifetime total solar eclipse in 2017. The special presentation of music from the Star Wars saga sets the scene for darkness’s two and a half minute reign over daylight during Total Eclipse weekend.
Sunday, August 20th noon-3 pm
Get ready for the solar eclipse with celestial art. The whole family is invited to make galaxy prints during this drop in studio program.
Monday, August 21st Gates at 10 am; Game starts 1:05 pm
STEM festival begins at 10 am; Columbia business leaders will have interactive booths set up teaching kids about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Game starts at 1:05 pm.
Summer’s End Solar Run
Sunday, August 20th 6 pm-9 pm
Experience a taste of “cool” Columbia and kick off the solar celebration with a 5K run and 1 mile fun walk through Saluda Shoals Park.
Sunday, August 20th 6 pm-8:45 pm
Go to the Nickelodeon Theatre the night before the eclipse for a special, one time screening of Stanley Kubrick’s cosmological opus, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’