The 2017 Solar Eclipse is fast approaching!

Posted by on Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 3:51pm.

Not sure where to go or what to do…. How about some “Stellar” ideas!

 Awesome events around Beaufort County and SC to watch the solar eclipse


Beaufort Academy will be featuring guest speakers and present displays in association with The Kennedy Space Center starting at 1:30 p.m. the day of the  eclipse, then hosting eclipse viewing from their football field. Free eclipse glasses will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Beaufort County Libraries- Branches around the county will be hosting various events. Many branches will screen the NASA live feed of the eclipse as it makes its way across the country to the      South Carolina Coast and the Bluffton branch will hold an “eclipse and salsa” party starting at 2 p.m. For a complete list of library eclipse events, which will be ongoing up to and including the day  of the eclipse, visit the Beaufort County Library website.

Beaufort Inn- The historic hotel invites you to join them for a viewing party from the rooftop patio of the Old Bay Marketplace Loft from 1 to 3:30 p.m., complete with free eclipse glasses while  supplies last. That will be followed by an eclipse celebration from 8 to 10 p.m. in Tabby Garden featuring Michael Ponder and the Steel Rail Express. Both events are free and open to the public.

Island Explorer Dolphin & Nature Tours- Island Explorer will be offering a special eclipse themed tour on Aug. 21 that will take guests on a journey down Broad Creek and through Calibogue  Sound on their way to the large sandbar off Daufuskie Island, dubbed “Vanishing Island” by Island Explorer’s owner Jim Harkins. The eclipse will peak while on Vanishing Island, offering guests an  unobstructed view. Tickets are $75 for adults and $65 for children 12 and under, and each ticket comes with a pair of eclipse glasses.


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