This listing will continuously be updated as we learn about the numerous places to view this solar spectacular. (If you are having a public viewing site please inform you local tourism bureau.)
View the Total Solar Eclipse from the Cache River Wetlands Center. 9am-4pm. The grounds of the Wetlands Center should be a great place to view the first total solar eclipse over the U.S. since 1979. The main parking lot and an overflow area will be available, on a first-come, first-served basis. 618-657-2064
Bald Knob Mountain is one of the highest points in the area! Bald Knob Cross will be a very popular spot for viewing this phenomenon. Tickets are required and on sale now. See details at: http://www.baldknobcross.com/solar-eclipse/tickets/
NASA Official Viewing – August 21st
1263 Lincoln Dr. Carbondale, IL
Moonstock 2017 – August 18th-21st
Walker’s Bluff in Carterville, IL
Total Eclipse Event – August 18th-21st
Blue Sky Winery in Makanda, IL
Solar Celebration – August 18th-21st
Alto Vineyard in Alto Pass, IL
Total Solar Eclipse – August 19th-21st
Starview Vineyards in Cobden, IL
Solar Eclipse Presentation – August 19th
Big Muddy Brewing in Murphysboro, IL
Lunch & Eclipse Viewing – August 21st
Tanglefoot Ranch in Simpson, IL
SIU Crossroads Art & Craft Fair – August 20th-21st
Saluki Row in Carbondale, IL
SIU Crossroads Astronomy, Science & Technology Expo – August 20th-21st
SIU Arena in Carbondale, IL
Eclipse Viewing Event – August 21st
Bald Knob Cross in Alto Pass, IL
Eclipse Day at Saluki Stadium — Programming and demonstrations from NASA Eclipse 2017 plus viewing from the stadium. Tickets available for $25 each limited tickets still for sale. Order by phone by calling 877-SALUKIS or online at eclipse.siu.edu/tickets. Small service fees may apply depending on how you purchase your tickets.
Crossroads Festival at SIU — A carnival, food and live music for the public. From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21.
Crossroads Art and Craft Fair — A free art fair featuring more than 50 art and craft vendors. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21 just north of SIU Arena.
Crossroads Astronomy, Science and Technology Expo — The free expo will highlight organizations and businesses that specialize in solar, astronomy, science, and new technology, featuring NASA Village, science and technology talks and indoor planetariums. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 at SIU Arena. Indoor viewing on the jumbotron.
Carbondale Shadow Fest — A free homegrown live music event at the intersection of Washington Street and Route 13. The event starts 11 a.m. till 5p.m. on Monday, Aug 21.
Carbondale Eclipse Marketplace — Food and retail vendors from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 in the parking lot of First Mid-Illinois Bank, 509 S. University Ave.
Carbondale Family Fun Zone — A water slide, bouncy house, food, crafts and other free activities for children from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21 at the Town Square Pavilion (N. Illinois Avenue at Route 13).
Rinella Field – Southern Illinois University
Attucks Park – Carbondale Park District
Turley Park – Carbondale Park District
Parrish Park – Carbondale Park District
Super Splash Park – Carbondale Park District
Evergreen Park – Carbondale Park District
Tatum Heights Park – Carbondale Park District
Brehm – Park, Picnic and View
Giant City State Park
Hickory Ridge Golf Course
Southern Illinois Airport
Eclipse at Honker Hill – August 18th-21st at Lucas Bros. Honker Hill Winery in Carbondale, IL
Don’t Be Left Alone in the Dark – August 19th-21st at James Mohan Memorial Park in Cambria, IL
Native American Indian Festival – August 19th-21st at Little Grassy United Methodist Camp – Makanda, IL
Solar Eclipse Party – August 19th-21st at Black Diamond Harley-Davidson in Marion, IL
Eclipse at Johnston City Amphitheater – August 19th-21st at Arrowhead Lake Campground in Johnston City, IL
Eclipse Viewing – August 21st at Stardust Golf Course in Johnston City, IL
The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 – August 21st at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge in Marion, IL
Solar Eclipse 2017 – August 21st at Rent One Park in Marion, IL
Customer Appreciation Day – August 21st South Porte Bank in Marion, IL
Eclipse Event– August 21st at Katy-Lynn Vineyard & Winery in Carbondale, IL
Eclipse Party in the Garden – August 21st at The Frenchman’s Widow in Herrin, IL