August 21, 2017 will provide the opportunity of a lifetime when a rare total solar eclipse will occur. Portland, TN is on the path for one of the longest durations of totality in the Middle TN area - approximately 2 minutes and 36 seconds.
We will have opportunities for viewing the eclipse on Monday, August 21st, as well as several community events happening in the days leading up to the eclipse.
Saturday, August 19th - Solar Eclipse Treasures
Shopping with small local, many hand-made businesses. Vendors will feature original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor and more. Free to the public.
Saturday, August 19th - Classic Car Cruise in
Time: 2-5pm in the Portland First Baptist Church parking lot (106 N. Broadway)
Saturday, August 19th - Music on Main
Time: 6-9pm on Main Street
FREE Event! Bring lawn chairs & enjoy
Headliner - Four on the Floor (Genre: 50's - 80's)
Sunday, August 20th - Farm to Table Dinner
Time: 7:30pm under the lights on Main Street
Tickets: $75 each (call 615-325-9032 or email Kristen@portlandcofc.com for more information or with questions)
Tickets can be purchased at the below link:
Monday, August 21st - Eclipse Viewing
There will be various locations available to view the eclipse in the Portland area. Eclipse viewing glasses will be available in limited quantities. Currently, here are the locations:
- Richland Park
- Meadowbrook Park
- Sumner Crest Winery
- Days Gone By Museum
- Portland High School
If you would like to learn more about the eclipse itself, you can visit http://www.NationalEclipse.com