Have you started making plans for your Solar Eclipse weekend?

Eclipse Activities around Hopkinsville and Christian County

 Editor’s note: This list of activities is what the Kentucky New Era has received as of today’s publishing and may not be wholly inclusive. Activities and times are also subject to change.

Summer Salute Festival

Founders Square

Aug. 18-21

Festival Hours: 10:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Event includes live bands, children’s activities, food vendors, gift vendors and more.

Friday, August 18th

Michael Jacobs (11 a.m.)

Justin McReynolds Band ( 1 p.m.)

Jason Lee McKinney Band (3:30 p.m.)

Jimmy Church Review Band (5:30 p.m.)

Fireworks Show (9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

Saturday, August 19th

Joan Brannon / Drum Circle (10:30 a.m.)

Fort Campbell Band (12:30 p.m.)

Gil Gann Trio (2:30 p.m.)

Olivia Faye (5 p.m.)

Main Stage at the Justice Center

WSM Road Show Winners ( 6:30 p.m.)

Ashley McBryde (7:15 p.m.)

Tracy Lawrence (8 p.m.)

Sunday, August 20th

CCBA Church Service (10 a.m.)

Gospel and Christian Music at Founders Square

Performance to be announced (11:30 a.m.)

Pilgrim Project (1 p.m.)

His Praise (2 p.m.)

The Martins (3 p.m.)

CCBA Church Service (5 p.m.)

Main Stage at the Justice Center

The Classic Rock Experience (7-10)

Monday, Aug. 21

Select food vendors open (8-5)

Bluegrass Bash at Burdoc

Aug. 18-20

1655 Pleasant Grove Road, Crofton

Camping and activities will be held at Burdoc Farms.

For more information visit  burdocfarms.com

Friday, Aug. 18 - 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Line dancing

Outdoor movie

Saturday, Aug. 19noon to 10 p.m.

Vendor fair and food trucks

Bluegrass festival

Sunday, Aug. 20

Sunrise church services

Vendor fair and food trucks

Family movie night 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 219 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eclipse viewing

Casey Jones Distillery - Aug. 18-21

2815 Witty Lane, Hopkinsville

Camping, food trucks, music, tours and tastings.

For more information visit https://www.caseyjonesdistillery.com/

Friday Aug. 18

Ridgetop Rambers

Saturday Aug. 19

(Lights out at Casey Jones Distillery 6-9)

9 Day Trip

Hot air balloon rides

Sunday Aug. 20

Hot air balloon rides

Monday Aug. 21

Eclipse viewing

MB Roland Mashoree

Aug. 18-19

Fifteen plus Kentucky distilleries will showcase their products at MB Roland Distillery. For more information visit mbroland.com/

Friday Aug. 183 — 10 p.m.

Live music: Jesse Taylor (4:30 — 6:30), Matt Bell (7-10)

6 p.m.: VIP dinner/ meet & greet with distillers.

Saturday Aug. 19 : 10 a.m. - ?

Live Music: Redwood Climbers (1:30-3:30), David Evans (7-10)

Participating distilleries include: Barrel House Distillery — Lexington,  Casey Jones Distillery — Hopkinsville,  Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. — Louisville,  Corsair Distillery — Bowling Green,  Crooked Tail Distilling Co — Princeton,  Jeptha Creed Distillery — Shelbyville,  Kentucky Artisan Distillery — Crestwood,  Limestone Branch Distillery — Lebanon,  MB Roland Distillery — Pembroke,  New Riff Distilling — Newport,  The Old Pogue Distillery — Maysville,  Second Sight Spirits — Ludlow,  Town Branch Distillery — Lexington,  Wadelyn Ranch Distilling — Waynesburg,  Wilderness Trail Distillery — Danville

Kelly Little Green Men Days

Aug. 18-21

Music, movies, and history lessons. Church services will be on Sunday.

Christian Way Farm

Aug. 18-21

19590 Linville Road, Hopkinsville

Activities including feeding farm animals, mini-golf, and special events planned throughout the weekend and Monday.

 Sunday Aug. 20

4 p.m. Professor Emeritus of Astronomy -Gerald Newsom will be at Christian Way Farm

7 p.m. Worship service with worship Leader Daniel Doss and special guest speaker: Cameron Mills

Jefferson Davis Monument

Eclipse Festival

Aug. 18-21

Festival activities with live music for the weekend. On eclipse day, there will be viewing opportunities at this location.

First Presbyterian Church

Aug. 18-21

Various activities scheduled. For more information visit fpchopkinsville.com.

Pennyroyal Scuba Center Eclipse Diving Aug. 18-21

602 Christian Quarry Road, Hopkinsville

$25 fee (certified divers only)

Spend the weekend diving and enjoying all the festivities. There will be a distinctive specialty Solar Eclipse Diver certification offered Sunday, Aug. 20

For more information call 270-887-2585,

SonFest (@HCA)

Aug. 19

Heritage Christian Academy

Live Christian music and family activities


Aug. 19-20

James E. Bruce Convention Center

A fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Hopkinsville. “Celebrity” guests will be present to talk and sign things. On Saturday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. there will be a cosplay party. Samantha Newark from Jem and the Holograms will be a guest. Santiago Cirilo, an actor from The Walking Dead and former member of the 101st Airborne Infantry (Air Assault), will also be a guest. Comic book artist and writers will also attend and answer questions and sign autographs for fans.

Copper Canyon Ranch


For more information visit


Oak Grove’s Solar Eclipse

Experience in the Park

Aug. 19-21

Viceroy Performing Arts Center

Free to the public

Saturday, August 19

Festival opens at 3 p.m. The Kyle Clements Band 6:30 p.m. followed by the Pink Floyd Tribute Band at 7 p.m. A fireworks display culminates the evening

Sunday, August 20

Bounce houses and other children’s activities will begin at 3 p.m. and will conclude with an outdoor showing of 2009 animated film “Planet 51” at 7 p.m.

Monday, August 21

Eclipse viewing with gates opening at 10 a.m.


Aug. 19-21

On the Ginn Farm between Hopkinsville and Princeton off HWY 109

This is a viewing site free to the public and offers a unique opportunity for Christians to share message about salvation. Located just two miles north of the point of greatest eclipse, there will be vendor booths, Christian trap music, other music, a 5k run and guest speakers.

For more information visit http://solquest2017.com/

Brushy Fork Creek

Aug. 19-21

1550 Pleasant Greenhill Road, Crofton

Weekend activities include a petting zoo of cuddly creatures and play for all ages. Touring an earth-friendly high-tunnel greenhouse, bamboo groves and spa and learn about organic and green living. There will also be live music.

Bro. Guy Consolmagno

Aug. 20

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School

6 p.m.: The director of the Vatican Observatory will be making a presentation on faith and science.

Jeffers Bend Environmental Center Aug. 21

Eclipse viewing. For more information contact the center. http://www.jeffersbend.org/

Hopkinsville Community College

 Aug. 21

Numerous science oriented activities on the day of the eclipse including a satellite balloon will be launched. For more information contact the college at hopkinsville.kctcs.edu

New Work Fellowship

20th Anniversary Celebration

Aug. 20

9503 Eagle Way Bypass, Hopkinsville


9:00 a.m. - Come worship and celebrate with us at the Stadium of Champions

For more information visit http://newworkfellowship.com/

Total Solar Eclipse:

An Edgar Cayce Perspective

(Museums of Hopkinsville)

Aug. 21

Beverly Academy 7630 Old Palmyra Road, Hopkinsville

Edgar Cayce has been called the “sleeping prophet,” the “father of holistic medicine,” and the most documented psychic of the 20th century. Join a group of Edgar Cayce enthusiasts from Virginia Beach wanting to experience the Solar Eclipse in the birth place of Edgar Cayce. Before viewing the eclipse at the Beverly Academy, there will be activities and a seminar on Edgar Cayce.

For more information contact the Historic Museums of Hopkinsville at museumsof

hopkinsville.org or at  270-498-1212.

$75 fee

Eclipse Day Geocaching Event / Kelly Aug. 21

From 9  to 10 a.m. This will take place in Kelly before the eclipse. Searchers will look for items stached around the area, using GPS coordinates, in a competition.

James E. Bruce Convention Center

Aug. 21

A gathering place for international groups as well as others. For more information contact the convention center. http://www.bruceconventioncenter.com/

Public viewing areas

Aug. 21

DeBow Park, Tie Breaker Park, Ruff Park, Trail of Tears Park, Western Kentucky State Fairgrounds, Pardue Lane.

For more information visit http://www.eclipseville.com/

Point of greatest eclipse

Aug. 21

NASA, eclipse viewers, national media will be at a farm outside Cerulean to watch the eclipse. The spotlight will be on the point of greatest eclipse on Aug. 21, as the moon makes its way over the U.S., giving Hopkinsville 2 minutes and 41 seconds of totality.

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