Super Solar Eclipse Celebration in Metropolis is August 20-21

Metropolis Illinois, the Home of Superman, will be your ideal location to celebrate and view the Super Solar Eclipse. There will be vendors, food, entertainment and lots of fun for your family. No admission charge.

super solar eclipse celebrationSunday, August 20, 2017
Super Solar Eclipse Celebration

Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Market Street, downtown Metropolis
As the festivities begin, retail stores downtown on Market Street will be open throughout the day and there will be bounce houses, carriage and helicopter rides.

Musical performances will be on the stage at the intersection of Market and 7th streets.
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.  1Eighty
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  His Redeemed
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  K.P. & the Garrett’s
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Toby Glass & Friends
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.  DJ/Karoake with Amanda Spraggs at 718 BrewCafe

Where’s The Sun Run for Fun
7:00 p.m.
The first 75 entries are guaranteed a t-shirt and eclipse glasses. Run will be held in conjunction with Super Solar Eclipse Celebration in downtown Metropolis. The scenic route will begin near the Lois Lane Statue and take you by landmarks including the Superman Statue, Harrah’s Metropolis Casino, Dorothy Miller Park and more.Registration will take place near the stage at the intersection of Market and 7th streets.

Monday, August 21, 2017
Super Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dorothy Miller Park, 100 E. Front St., Metropolis
The party moves to the banks of the Ohio River at Dorothy Miller Park to view the eclipse. There will be vendors, bounce houses and carriage and helicopter rides. Free kids activities provided by First Baptist Church. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

For information, contact the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce at 618-524-2714 or email