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Official City of Festus Eclipse Site

 

West City Park - Eclipse Central   8.21.2017

West City Park  will be THE gathering spot to view the 2017 Eclipse in Festus.  We have acres and acres of open viewing space for visitors to come see the eclipse.  Parking will be at the ballfield complex parking lot, so there may be a little walking to find a perfect spot.  Join us at the West City Park stage August 21 for informational presentations and the countdown to the eclipse.  Activities will be planned for the whole weekend at West City Park.  Eclipse activities are sponsored by the Festus Tourism Commission and in cooperation with the Festus Public Library.


 

 

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Pre-Eclipse Activities at West City Park

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Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:00 PM — Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:00 PM   
Event details

Gather at West City Park for a fun-filled day before the eclipse. We will have sun-themed crafts and activities to help us learn about the eclipse and how the sun and the moon will be creating a show for the following day!

Eclipse day entertainment at West City Park will be provided by the Festus Public Library in cooperation with Cornerstones of Science and NASA @ My Library:
•    Educational activities: Become a human sundial & more.
•    Sun-themed crafts including UV bead crafting.
•    Eclipse games
•    Safe sun viewing with library telescopes in addition to a Sunspotter telescope. (Pictured)

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    Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:00 PM — Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:00 PM
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    West City Park

    Address: 2232-2292 Old State Hwy A Festus MO United States

Volunteer - In the Heart of Eclipse Central!

The library has volunteer opportunities for teens and adults on eclipse day. Your fun awaits at the activity booth in West City Park! Interested? Send an email to Library@CityofFestus.org. Let us know your name, age if you’re 17 or younger, what times you’re available on Monday, August 21, 2017, and how to contact you. We’ll provide quick and easy training when you arrive at Eclipse Central.

Sunspotter Telescope

Accomodations:

Quality Inn - 636-937-0700
Holiday Inn Express - 636-937-7100
Comfort Inn - 636-937-2888
La Quinta - 1-800-SLEEPLQ

Websites to check out:
NASA
Wikipedia
St. Louis Astronomical Society
The Eclipse Path
 

 

Learn & Prepare to experience Eclipse 2017 in Festus.

Prepare to Experience
A Total Solar Eclipse

Festus Area
Amenities & Attractions

West City Park in Festus hosts Eclipse 2017 events, in the center of it all!

West City Park
Facilities

Festus City Hall
711 West Main
Festus, MO 63028
636-937-4694
Fax: 636-937-2140
Open 8a - 5p M - F

 

Public Works
950 North Fifth Street
Festus, MO  63028
636-937-6646
Fax: 636-937-6619
Open 7:30a - 4:30p M-F

Library
400 W. Main Street
Festus, MO  63028
636-937-2017
M - Th 9:00a - 7:00p
Fri 9:00a - 5:00p
Sat 9:00a - 1:00p

West City Park