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The Dark Side of the Square: Eclipse Festival

August 21, 2017

The Dark Side of the Square: Eclipse Festival

August 18 – 21

Friday:  Live Music under the stars @ Between the Bricks 7 pm – 11 pm featuring Retro Active

Saturday:  Wine, Brew & a Movie Too! (Guardians of the Galaxy) @ dusk, Between the Bricks, Courthouse Exchange

Sunday:  Family Moonlight Movie (ET) @ dusk in the Pharaoh Theater parking lot

Monday:  Block party, Solar Eclipse viewing with music, games, food & more! 11:41 am – 2:36 pm

THE DARK SIDE OF THE SQUARE:  BLOCK PARTY

August 21 is the date of the Solar Eclipse and The Independence Square will be in the path of totality.  The eclipse begins at 11:41 am and will reach totality at 1:09 pm.  The Square will be hosting a festival all weekend, culminating in a block party on the day of the eclipse with fun, free activities and food specials found throughout our historic downtown.  Experience this phenomenon as part of a community.

Here’s the block party breakdown:  (Liberty Street between Maple & Lexington)

IT’S NOT DARK YET!
11:41 – 11:45 am         Welcome, Eyewear reminder

11:45 – 12:05 pm         Sun Yoga with Studio On Main
12:05 – 12:10 pm         Eyewear reminder, eclipse percentage update
12:10 – 12:30 pm         Music & Fun

THE DARK SIDE COMES
12:30 – 12:35 pm         Eyewear reminder, eclipse percentage update

12:35 – 1:05 pm          Music, food, games, fun
1:05 – 1:09 pm             Countdown to TOTALITY
1:09 – 1:10 pm              TOTALITY

RETURN TO THE LIGHT
1:15 – 2:00 pm             Crystal Clayton performs

2:00 – 2:30 pm           Music, food, games, fun

2:30 – 2:36 pm            Wrap-up and acknowledgments

Additional information:
Themed food specials at Square restaurants & cafes
Complementary solar sunglasses giveaway while supplies last
Pop-up picnic area
Bounce house & kids activities

Please Note:
Guests may bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.
Schedule, performers and activities subject to change.

Event partners include: Independence Square Association, Country Meadows Baptist Church, Studio on Main, Diamond Bowl, Sonshine Sports Apparel, Polly’s Pop, McClain Enterprises, Crystal Clayton

Enjoy Eclipse Specials:

Main Street Coffee House:  Black Out Latte (Monday only)

Clinton’s Soda Fountain:  Moon Pie Shake

El Pico:  Solar Street Tacos To Go:  (Monday only)

Diamond Bowl:  Moonlight Bowling all weekend

Square Pizza:  Lunar Slices (Monday only)

 

Learn about the Eclipse @ George Owens Nature Park

Saturday:  10:00 a.m. (call 816-325-7115 for reservations)

Monday:  Anytime before the eclipse – food truck during lunch