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Get some solar specs for the big show! The Great American Eclipse is August 21, 2017, and Wilmington, NC is preparing to celebrate the sign in the heavens.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth, blocking our view of the sun. The Great American Eclipse will be visible for most of the U.S., with a total eclipse visible from Oregon to South Carolina. In Wilmington, we will see a partial solar eclipse—but it will be quite a show, with 96 percent of the sun blocked.

Join the Solar Eclipse Party at Airlie Gardens

In partnership with the Cape Fear Museum, New Hanover Public Library, and the National Weather Service, Airlie Gardens will have an eclipse party from 12:30 to 3:30 August 21. Eclipse glasses will be provided and you can join in family-friendly games and activities on the lawn.

The event is first-come, first serve until the parking lot is full. The Wilmington Eclipse Party is $9 for adults, $5 for New Hanover County residents or military with ID, and $3 for children 4-12, with free admission for Airlie Gardens and Cape Fear Museum members.

Stretch for Eclipse Yoga at Tidal Creek Food Co-op

The Total Eclipse Viewing Party at Tidal Creek Co-op marks the celestial event with a vinyl set by Gravity Records. Meet at Tidal Creek from 1 to 5 p.m. and join in a free yoga class by Wilmington yoga center (pre-registration required). Eclipse glasses will be available for $1. It’s Wilmington’s grooviest eclipse party!

Enjoy Art with Your Eclipse

Eclipse Artisan Boutique celebrates its namesake in Wilmington with a Total Eclipse of the Art party. Meet the artists showing their work at Eclipse, enjoy light refreshments and giveaways, and buy a couple of raffle tickets to benefit Dreams of Wilmington.

After the Eclipse, Make your Own Party

Celebrate this unusual eclipse with friends by creating your own party! Event Shuttle Service can provide luxury transportation for you, your friends, and your family for eclipse events and after-parties.

  • Our famous Party Sprinter and VIP Jet Sprinter can accommodate up to 12 passengers in luxurious comfort and style! Each vehicle offers a gorgeous interior with flat-screen TVs, DVD and surround sound as well as lush seating and other amenities, and a cooler stocked with your favorite drinks.
  • Our friendly, courteous drivers are ready to take you to your Wilmington eclipse party and on to the after-party of your own choice or design.

Go above and beyond with eclipse transportation from Event Shuttle Service! Call us today at (910) 398-8333 to book transportation for the Great American Eclipse.