Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017Total Solar Eclipse over Tennessee,

August 21, 2017

Events in 4 of Monroe County’s Cities:


Madisonville: Total Eclipse of the Park

Picnic will be held at Houston Park on Monday, August 21st from 11 am until 4 pm.
There will be food, drinks and snacks, vendors, and music.  The city officials will be awarding prizes to the winners of the recycled art project contest at 3 pm that day at the library.
T-shirts and special eclipse glasses are now on sale at the Madisonville Library (240 Houston Street) and at City Hall (400 College Street) and will be available to purchase at the event as well.
Madisonville is in the path for a total eclipse at 2:32 pm so come and join the fun at our beautiful Houston park.
Tsali Notch Vineyard:
Celebrate this “Once-in-a-Lifetime” solar eclipse beginning 10 a.m. in the vineyards of Tsali Notch with a backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains. Music will be provided by Wild Blue Yonder 1:30-4 :30pm. If you are planning on viewing from Tsali Notch please call (423) 506-9895 or email – space is filling up quickly!

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park, Vonore:

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

For approximately two and a half minutes, the longest for any East TN State Park, Fort Loudoun will experience a total solar eclipse. Solar eclipse glasses will be provided. Come learn the 18th century beliefs in solar eclipse and the history of the park. Registration is not required but encouraged to make sure there are enough glasses available. You can register at: – search for Fort Loudoun State Historic Area. Check back for updates for this event.


Eclipse 2017  will be held in Historic Downtown Sweetwater from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 Join us in Sweetwater, TN for the BEST VIEW of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! Sweetwater, located just off Interstate 75, is in a PRIME LOCATION for viewing! Smack in the middle of the path of totality, come join us for this once in a lifetime experience and enjoy 2 minutes and 37 seconds of totality! Many hotels, campsites, and restaurants are located just minutes from our downtown area. There will be vendors and entertainment, we will be showing space-themed movies, learn to moonwalk with Salt & Light Studios, you can buy souvenirs, enjoy a delicious Chattanooga Moon Pie and LOTS more, so stay tuned for the latest information on the event, parking/shuttle info, and more! Please be sure to bring protective eye wear or buy special eclipse glasses through a pre-order here (coming soon) or at the event (quantities limited).

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Tellico Plains:  Standing in the Shadow of the Moon

All events will take place at the Charles Hall Museum and Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center in the fields behind.


 Experience a small town welcome as you enjoy a three-day celebration of The Total Solar Eclipse hosted by the Charles Hall Museum and Monroe County Tourism. Eclipse viewing will last a full 2 minutes and 38 seconds in Tellico Plains who is at the centerline of the path of totality. For more information search FB “Standing In The Shadow of the Moon #Totality in Tellico” Several events are planned for Saturday and Sunday. Monday, the day of the Eclipse, there will be parking available for $5 in the field behind the Visitor Center. Entertaining those who come to experience the eclipse in this choice location with be DJ’s from McKee Promotions, members of the Smoky Mountain Astronomy Club, and a story teller of Cherokee descent who will describe the Cherokee’s connections to the sun, moon, and stars. For more details regarding the event:

Check out “Totality In Tellico” here for dates of events, times, different events and directions in Tellico!