Solar Eclipse Events in Gatlinburg


August 21, 2017

This month Gatlinburg is blessed to be a prime viewpoint in the direct totality route of the highly anticipated Total Solar Eclipse 2017. While our skyline is no stranger to stunning views, the hemisphere will be graced with a total solar phenomenon that has not been seen in 38 years on August 21, 2017. In anticipation for this exciting event, planning for the use of proper eye safety and possible traffic delays is advised in order to make your Solar Eclipse experience all the more idyllic.

Viewing the Eclipse: The Eclipse will take place in the area around 1PM – 4PM EST, with the climax of the event occurring at approximately 2:30PM. Proper eyewear for viewing the eclipse safely will be offered at the Sevier County Library for free while supplies last and information on how to use glasses correct can be found at the official NASA safety page.

Traveling to the Eclipse: With August being an already popular time to travel to the Great Smoky Mountains, Eclipse viewers are recommended to plan their journey to the area appropriately, taking into consideration traffic and darkening atmosphere conditions that may cause difficulty while driving. Updates and alerts can be found daily at Great Smoky Mountain National Park website and can be used as helpful resources for planning.

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 in Gatlinburg: Here in the heart of the Smokies we are more than a little excited for the ‘day that will turn to night’. See below for events in the community and check back as we continue to update our information at this page.

The path of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse has been crossing the continental United States since 1503 – join us in making history on the 21st of August 2017 and show us how you will be experiencing the wonder of this once-in-a-lifetime spectacle.

Events in town

The Park Vista A Doubletree By Hilton Hotel – SOLD OUT

It’s a Garden Party!

Opening Ceremonies at Noon. Chef’s Eclipse Inspired” Lunch Buffet served – Noon to 2pm. Live Entertainment – Cash Bar with drink specials – Special viewing areas – Noon – 3pm. Call 865-436-9211 with questions.
705 Cherokee Orchard Road – Get the flyer

Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin – All Locations

Free Solar Glasses With Breakfast Entree Purchase

Receive a free pair of solar glasses with any breakfast entrée purchase on August 21, 2017 at any Flapjack’s location in Tennessee. Limit 1 per customer. Offer valid August 21, 2017 only. Open at 7am. Must mention keyword “solar glasses” to your server upon arrival to receive glasses. Limited quantities available, while supplies last. Call 865-774-8004 with questions.
956 Parkway, Gatlinburg. Also available at 478 E Parkway and 146 Parkway locations in Gatlinburg

Cliff Dwellers Gallery

Eclipse Card Make and Take

Join us for a day of fun, demos and unique craft experience. To remember your Total Eclipse Day, design and make your very own Eclipse Greeting card and keep it as a souvenir or mail it to someone special to share the memories. We will also have refreshments – Real Moon Pies (while they last) and Dishpan Cookies. Explore your creative side while you @Dotheloop! Call 865-436-6921 with questions.
668 Glades Rd

A. Jann Peitso, art!


Friday – Monday, 9 – 5 of Eclipse Weekend. Watercolor projects for you to “Choose & Do” while in the Loop! Per project – Choose $8-$15 or reserve 2 hour “Do” @ $35. Smoky Mountains Arts & Crafts Village on the Loop! Call 865-436-2363 with questions.
170 Glades Rd.

Treasures in Earthen Vessels

Eclipse Commemorative Mugs

We have specially designed mugs for the Solar Eclipse. These are perfect souvenirs for anyone coming to Gatlinburg to view the Solar Eclipse. There will be 50 Limited Edition mugs that will be signed and numbered with a commemorative certificate of authenticity. Mugs will be available starting August 16th through August 21st @ noon. Call 865-430-3387 with questions.
170 Glades Road #32

Tennessee Mountain Tours

Solar Eclipse Tour

This tour will run from 12 PM to 3:30 PM on August 21st. This special tour will take guests to an area that is favorable to viewing the Eclipse, we will provide solar glasses, waters, and snacks to guests. Early reservations are required and seating is limited. Cost is$41.99. Call 865-455-6981 with questions.
1011 Banner Rd, Gatlinburg TN 37738

Anna Porter Public Library

Live Stream from NASA

Anna Porter Public Library is showing the Eclipse Live Stream from NASA on Monday August 21. The broadcast will be shown on the “big screen” in the darkened Smoky Mountain Collection space beginning at 12 noon and continuing for four hours surrounding the eclipse. See for information about the “Eclipse Megacast”. Call 865-436-5588 for information about the production and location.
158 Proffitt Road, Gatlinburg TN 37738

Ole Smoky Moonshine

Get Eclipse t-shirts at Ole Smoky Moonshine at 903 Parkway, Gatlinburg

Distillery Exclusive $24.99

Looking for a special event or festival? Gatlinburg is the place to be. Whether you’re looking for arts and crafts shows, special concerts, food festivals, or holiday parades, Gatlinburg hosts a wide range of events in every season. Come join us for exciting celebrations throughout the year!