Headed to Salem for the total solar eclipse? Mark Your Calendars!

Total Solar Eclipse

Everyone is talking about the total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21, 2017! The shadow first touches land near Newport, Oregon at about 10:15 in the morning and lasts a full minute and fifty seconds of totality. Within two minutes the shadow will extend eastward toward Dallas, Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Philomath, McMinnville, Woodburn and Salem!

In fact, Salem Oregon will be the first of five state capitals in the United States that will be in the shadow of the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 and there is no shortage of local eclipse events to mark the occasion.

Total solar eclipses are rare and one of nature’s grandest events. There’s a tremendous amount of excitement and buzz locally and nationally about this one. Forecasters predict we are in for quite a show!

Local hotels are being booked quickly so we strongly recommend that you make your travel arrangements as early as possible so you can view this monumental occasion. During your visit, we hope you’ll take the opportunity to explore our local attractions and check out some of these eclipse events.

Visit www.travelsalem.com for more information on these and other events.

Eclipse Party at Left Coast Vineyard
Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
Watch the Great American Eclipse while relaxing in a sustainably-farmed vineyard, located on the 45th parallel in the acclaimed Willamette Valley wine region. Celebrate totality (at 10:17 am) with a toast in a souvenir Go Vino glass; your admission also includes breakfast and our Vineyard Stroll Tasting Experience after the eclipse at 11 am.

The al fresco Vineyard Tasting begins in the Orchards vineyard with the crowd-pleasing Left Coast Pinot Gris. Guests will then ascend a moderate incline to the Left Bank vineyard for additional white wine tasting and winemaker discussion. Stroll at your own pace to their Truffle Hill vineyard for award-winning Pinot Noirs before returning to the Tasting Room Cafe where wine and food is available for purchase. The walking tasting takes approximately one hour, and requires the mobility to walk on gravel, uneven ground, and climb hills.

Cost: $95; Club member price, $75

Left Coast Vineyards will also host a winemakers dinner planned and Pre-Eclipse Walk in the Vineyard tastings too! Click here for more details.


Arcane Cellars ~ Total Eclipse Package
August 20- 21, 2017
Join Arcane Cellars for a very special eclipse package at our winery located on the banks of the Willamette River, just 11 miles outside of Salem. We will be offering camping, live music, great food and wine, plus a special talk on this exciting solar event. Our venue offers peaceful places to walk, enjoy the scenery, canoe or kayak – perfect for eclipse viewing. See website for more info and rates.

Arcane Cellars
22350 Magness Rd. NW
Salem, OR 97304

Coria Estates
August 21, 2017
Coria Estates is excited to host a Solar Eclipse Festival. Grounds will open at 7 am, and doors to the winery will open at 9 am. There will be food, live music and more throughout the day in celebration of this incredible phenomena. All ages welcome. Salud. Admission charged.

Coria Estates
8252 Redstone Ave. SE
Salem, Oregon 97306

Eola Hills Wine Cellars 
August 19-21, 2017
Join Eola Hills Wine Cellars for our Eclipse Viewing event. We will provide a weekend of festivities, fun, and featured wines.

Eola Hills Wine Cellars
501 S. Pacific Hwy 99W
Rickreall, OR 97371
503-623-2405 or 800-291-6730

OMSI at Salem Fairgrounds
August  21, 2017
Join OMSI at the Salem Fairgrounds for a very special Solar Eclipse Viewing Party. To celebrate this unique experience we will host a safe, interactive event featuring science lectures, astronomy related community groups, entertainment and more. Admission: $8.

Salem Fairgrounds & Expo Center
2330 17th St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Oregon State Capitol
August 19-21, 2017
Tours and activities throughout the weekend (Aug.19-20), including a concert at 11:30 am on August 19.Aug. 19-20: Open 9 am-2 pm. Tower tours: 9, 10, 11 am, noon, 1 pm. (Weather permitting and limited to 50 people per tour). Building tours: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 am, 12:30 and 1:30 pm. Day of Eclipse: Open 8 am-5 pm. Rose City Astronomer President Margaret McCrea will broadcast from the Capitol Mall during the eclipse. Tower tours at 1 & 2 pm. Building tours at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm.

Oregon State Capitol
900 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

The Oregon Garden
August 19- 21, 2017
Join The Oregon Garden in historic Silverton for their Eclipse Viewing Festival on Saturday, August 19 through Monday, August 21. Experience this unique solar event in the beautiful 80-acre garden while enjoying live music from exciting bands, food, beer, wine and more. Stay tuned for more details.

The Oregon Garden
895 W. Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381


Volcanoes EclipseFest 2017
August 18-21, 2017
The Volcanoes baseball team will be on the field during the 2017 eclipse. A first for a professional baseball game to be delayed due to a solar eclipse. The Brewfest will feature local beer, wine, cider and spirits; participants receive commemorative glass. Local food vendors, EclipseFest Kidzone throughout the weekend. A fireworks show follows games on Aug. 18 &19. Commemorative eclipse safety glasses for spectators to wear during the eclipse. To purchase tickets: www.VolcanoesBaseball.com/Eclipse.

Volcanoes Stadium
6700 Field of Dreams Way
Keizer, OR  97303

Willamette Valley Vineyards
August 21, 2017
Come view totality among the vines at Willamette Valley Vineyards. Guests will gather on an east facing vineyard block with a great view of the solar eclipse, which begins partial phase at 9:05 am, with totality expected at 10:17 am. Then stay for a day of festivities including wine tasting, live music and Pacific Northwest cuisine. A full schedule of activities including admission will be available as the date nears. Sign up to receive our e-newsletters at wvv.com or follow Willamette Valley Vineyards on facebook and instagram for updates.

Willamette Valley Vineyards
8800 Enchanted Way SE
Turner, OR 97301
503-588-9463 or 800-344-9463


Camp Taloali
August 18-21, 2017

Experience the Solar Eclipse Totality while enjoying rustic, family-style camping. Join us on our 111-acre forested, riverfront campground and with large meadows. Activities: swimming pool, rock climbing wall, low ropes course, challenge course, hiking, fitness and biking trails, art and craft center, recreation center. Food vendors on site. $200/night.

Camp Taloali
15934 Santiam Hwy. SE
Stayton, OR 97383

Capital FC Timbers Soccer Complex
August 21, 2017

Come watch the Total Solar Eclipse at the Capital FC Timbers Soccer Complex. Bring a blanket, a brunch picnic and the kids to watch the Eclipse. Gates open at 8 am. $20/car.

Capital FC Timbers Soccer Complex
5201 State St.
Salem, OR 97317


Oregon State Fairgrounds ~ RV Dry Camping 
August 18-21, 2017
Plan to stay the whole weekend of August 18-21, which culminates on Monday with a special eclipse viewing event hosted by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.There will be all sorts of fun festivities throughout the weekend.
2330 17th St.NE
Salem, OR 97301-0601

Roshambo ArtFarm ~ Campout & Cider Tasting Fundraiser
August 17-22.
Farm campout & fundraiser at Roshambo ArtFarm, a 50-acre organic farm. Field camping with a beautiful view of Oregon’s Coast Range. Cider release party 8/19/17, $10 a flight. Tickets for tasting, camping or both. Camping limited. Tent, car camping and RVs, $20/per person/night, kids 15 & under are free.

Roshambo ArtFarm
22900 SW Pittman Rd.
Willamina, OR 97378

FarmSublimity Harvest Festival Grounds
August 19, 2017

Sublimity Festival Grounds offers 3 to 5 nights of camping, a fireside celebration and an unobstructed view of the eclipse. Family-friendly site, close to town and easy access from Hwy.22 & I-5. See website for details and rates.
Sublimity Festival Grounds
11880 Sublimity Rd. SE
Sublimity, OR 97385


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