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August 2017

SIU’s Crossroads Art and Craft Fair

August 19 - August 20

SIU’s Crossroads Art and Craft Fair- the art and craft fair will be held the weekend and day of the Great American Eclipse at Saluki Row by the SIU Arena. This art and craft fair is a unique opportunity to showcase your quality handmade wares of art to thousands of people from across the world.

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Carbondale Eclipse Marketplace

August 19 @ 8:00 AM - August 21 @ 5:00 PM UTC-6

Join us for live music, great food, and an unforgettable astronomical experience in Carbondale, Illinois. Marketplace hours will be on Saturday and Sunday from 11a.m-8p.m and Monday from 8a.m-3p.m. The marketplace will be located in the parking lot of First Mid Illinois Bank, 815 S. University Ave in downtown Carbondale. Vendors are being accepted now and are encourage to apply before the April 30,2017 deadline. Click here to get involved!

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Crossroads Astronomy, Science and Technology Expo

August 20 - August 21

The expo will highlight organizations and businesses that specialize in solar, astronomy, science, and new technology.  This expo is a unique opportunity to showcase your products and services to thousands of people from across the world with a passion for your products and services.

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Blue Sky Vineyard

August 21

In celebration, we are planning a three-day event complete with Self Contained Camper parking, food, music, and even a special-label release wine! Truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Bring the kids, or share the experience with that special someone. More information will be forthcoming, so keep checking back for updates!

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Alto Vineyards

August 21

Join us at Southern Illinois' oldest, most award-winning winery, nestled in the hills of the Shawnee National Forest for a unique four-day Solar Celebration. At Alto Vineyards, we are uniquely situated to enjoy a great view of the entire eclipse! Our Solar Celebration is a four-day event leading up to this once-in-a-lifetime experience. We welcome families, friends, couples, and astronomy enthusiasts to come out and listen to some of Southern Illinois' most talented musicians play some good tunes and watch…

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Walker’s Bluff Moonstock

August 21

Moonstock 2017 – a 4 day Music Festival celebrating the Total Solar Eclipse is taking place at Walker’s Bluff, a picturesque vineyard located in beautiful southern Illinois. On that day, at 1:20 pm, you can experience the light turn to darkness as Ozzy Osbourne kicks off his concert with Bark at the Moon and we have even made, bottled, and labeled two wines just for this special event.

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Giant City Lodge

August 21

Visit one of Southern Illinois Historical places while enjoying the Total Solar Eclipse. More details coming soon visit www.giantcitylodge.com!

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Bald Knob Cross

August 21

Bald Knob Cross of Peace Now Offering Tickets for Viewing the August 21 Total Eclipse on Bald Knob Mountain View the total solar eclipse from Bald Knob Cross – the only 360 degree, unobstructed viewing location for this rare event. Alto Pass, Ill. – January 20, 2017 - Bald Knob Cross of Peace announces that tickets are on sale for viewing the total solar eclipse that will take a path through the United States on August 21. The point of greatest…

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Star View Vineyard

August 21

Located less than 10 miles from NASA's Longest Point of Duration, our beautiful property will be the best place to view the Total Solar Eclipse without an overwhelming amount of people. Enjoy live music by local bands on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We will be accommodating wine tastings and food orders from our regular menu as usual. Be sure to pick up a special label release wine to remember the occasion. A limited number of RV camping spots will be…

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Big Muddy Brewing

August 21

Scientists from Chicago’s Adler Planetarium will be doing a presentation along with telescope viewing at Big Muddy Brewing on Saturday night before the Eclipse. This is an all ages event…Families are welcome.        7-8:30 pm - The Adler staff will give a presentation about the Sun & eclipse. They encourage lots of audience interaction. Presentation + audience Q&A  from 7-8:30 pm. From 8:30-10:00 pm - They will offer telescope viewing of the sky(weather permitting).

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