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Eclipse Weekend at Gorges

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:44pm

Solar Eclipse Weekend Events
The weekend of August 19th-21st will be nothing less than spectacular with fun events and programming for three entire days leading up to the eclipse on August 21st.
See PDF of entire weekend of events!


Monday, August 21

Make plan NOW to spend the Entire Day at GORGES.  Arrive early and pick your PRIME Viewing location.

Gorges State Park is the only North Carolina State Park to be in the 'path of totality' for the 2017 Solar Eclipse!

     Park opens at 5am

 We recommend that you establish your viewing location before 11 am.

 Shade tents, umbrellas, lawn chairs, picnic baskets are encouraged.

 Don’t forget your sun protection, sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat.

 Plan to spend the entire day.

 Be prepared for changing weather conditions

 Picnic tables provided

 Live music 10 am to 4 pm

 Food trucks and vendors 10 am to 4 pm


Learn more about the eclipse and get tips if you plan to go.


See maps for Sunday and Monday!