2017 Total Solar Eclipse
On Monday August 21, 2017, Kentucky Lake will get to take part in a spectacular event, a total Solar Eclipse! At 10:15 a.m. PDT the solar eclipse will begin in Lincoln City, Oregon and then spend the next hour and forty minutes crossing the United States ending in Charleston, South Carolina. With guaranteed viewing of over 2 minutes of Totality in the Western Kentucky region, we are preparing to welcome thousands of visitors to our area. Rooms are booking up fast so don’t wait any longer! Give us a call at 800.467.7145 or visit our website at www.kentuckylake.org!
If you are looking for ideas on how to plan your own Total Solar Eclipse party, these two websites are great resources!
Calvert City, Kentucky:
With approximately two and a half minutes of Totality, Calvert City will have designated viewing areas available throughout Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, not too mention Kentucky Dam itself! They also have a variety of events planned in the days leading up to the Total Solar Eclipse including a Moonlight Ball, a Saturday lecture, live bands, and a movie at the park! Safety glasses will be available! Stay tuned for further details!
Benton, Kentucky will have a little over two minutes of totality during this celestial event and they will be throwing a community wide celebration on that day at HH Lovett Park. They will be hosting a 5K run at approximately 12pm, as well as a “Solar Plunge” fundraiser to raise money for the city pool. They hope to offer a live webcast from NASA at the Joe Creason Building and will offer a variety of kids activities including a life size art mural, vendors, and more family fun entertainment. Stay tuned for further details!
Aurora, Kentucky will feature a “Total Eclipse of the Park” flea and craft market and the Aurora Community Park. This will also serve as the area’s designated viewing area! Please stay tuned for further details!
Marshall County, Kentucky:
Mike Miller Park in Draffenville will serve as a designated viewing area for anyone in the county as well as those passing through. A schedule of events taking place at the park is still in the works, please stay tuned for further details!
For more information the special eclipse glasses needed to safely view the Solar Eclipse and how to acquire or sponsor some, please give us a call at 270-527-3128 as soon as possible!