Presented by North Georgia Technical College in cooperation with the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce.

Watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Blairsville, GA. Blairsville-Union County is in the path of the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on Monday, August 21, 2017, and it was recently named one of the best places to watch the Eclipse in Georgia. The Partial Phase starts at 1:05pm and Totality begins at 2:34pm. Blairsville will receive 1 minute and 58 seconds of totality!

There are lots of viewing parties in the area for visitors and locals to experience the eclipse. A complete list is provided below. The Chamber sponsored parties on Aug. 21 include:

Meeks Moon Party: 11 am - 4 pm at Meeks Park
Viewing at the IP: 11 am - 4 pm at the Blairsville Industrial Park
Totality Tailgate: 11 am - 4 pm at the Union County Schools Fine
Arts Center

Reservations are filling up quickly, so book your place to stay today!

Mark your calendar for this once in a lifetime event that you won't want to miss!

Union County Schools will be closed on Monday, August 21st.

Glasses and T-shirts

Eclipse viewing glasses and Blairsville Eclipse Experience T-shirts are for sale at the Welcome Center, while supplies last. Stop by the Chamber offices at 129 Union County Recreation Road, call 706-745-5789 or email tourism@blairsvillechamber.com. 

Glasses are $2 each - CURRENTLY SOLD OUT

Remember that you should not look at the partial Solar Eclipse without proper eye wear.  

*Payments for Eclipse items are accepted by cash and/or checks only. Thank you!

 

T-shirts are $13 each for sizes S - XL.
XXL shirts are $15 each.
XXXL shirts aare $17 each.

Local Events:

All events are on Monday, August 21, unles noted otherwise.

Learn More About the Eclipse:

http://goseetheeclipse.com/georgia/

http://www.exploregeorgia.org

http://www.eclipse2017.org

https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/

http://www.americaneclipse2017.org/

http://nationaleclipse.com/

Eclipse Write-ups:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/police-hospitals-brace-large-crowds-eclipse-49245623

http://news.wabe.org/post/northeast-georgia-town-prepares-eclipse-mania

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/union-county-expecting-thousands-of-visitors-for-eclipse/577571776

https://lakelanier.com/2017/06/the-great-american-solar-eclipse-is-coming/

http://www.southeasterntraveler.com/travel-guide-solar-eclipse/georgia/blairsville/

Alternate Viewing Areas:

Andrews, North Carolina

Helen, Georgia

Hiawassee/Towns County, Georgia

Rabun County, Georgia

Franklin, North Carolina