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Kearney Eclipse Festival

August 17, 2017 - August 21, 2017

August 19-21- Blackout on the Bricks, all weekend long, Downtown Kearney, Central Avenue between 25th Street and Railroad
August 19- Outdoor Concerts- Viaero Event Center, 609 Platte Rd. Kearney
August 20- Speaker Dr. Tabetha Boyajian, Astronomer, 7pm, Merryman Performing Arts Center, 225 W 22nd St, Kearney, NE 68845
August 21- Watch Party at the Stadium- 11am – 2pm, University of Nebraska Kearney Cope Stadium, 2708 12th Ave., Kearney
August 17-20- University of Nebraska Kearney Planetarium Eclipse Educational Shows, 2504 9th Ave, Kearney
Join residents and others from around the world in Kearney, NE and experience a Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. The shadow of the Moon will traverse across the continental USA in about 90 minutes, from Oregon to South Carolina. The partial phase of the eclipse will begin at 11:33 AM, with the Moon gradually occulting the Sun over the period of 1.5 hours. During totality, the disk of the Sun will be blocked from view for 1 minute 54 seconds, starting at 12:57 PM (CST).

Why come Kearney to watch the eclipse? The city that offers the best balance of likelihood of clear skies and duration of totality. Kearney is positioned near Ravenna, NE who is on the line and duration is 2 minutes 35 seconds, only 5 seconds shorter than the maximum duration.

Kearney is located on I-80 in south central Nebraska and has a plethora of family friendly attractions, including the Archway, the Trails and Rails Museum, the Classic Car Collection, among many others. You will find a variety of national chain and locally owned restaurants that can tempt any pallet. So reserve your hotel room now at one of our many 1700 hotel rooms.

We have lots of fun activities planned all weekend. So grab your family and friends and spend the weekend in Kearney for this once in a lifetime event!


August 17, 2017
August 21, 2017


Kearney, NE 68849 United States + Google Map
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