Columbia CVB Announces Solar Eclipse Events & Website Columbia is in the Path of Totality for Rare Eclipse
Columbia, MO – January 12, 2017 – In anticipation of the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is excited to announce two viewing events for residents and visitors to attend. On the day of the eclipse, those in Columbia will witness over two and a half minutes of totality beginning at 1:12 p.m.
Cosmopolitan (Cosmo) Park will host the largest viewing event, which will be open to the public. Attendees can expect live music, food vendors, activities, educational information, recreational opportunities and more. The park also is home to large open spaces, which are ideal for viewing the eclipse.
Eclipse enthusiasts who are traveling with large equipment may want to view the eclipse at Gans Nature Area, where there will be less activity and a smaller crowd. The location is near the ideal path for viewing totality.
Along with the viewing events on Monday, the CVB plans to announce other weekend events in the coming months to entertain residents and visitors and embrace the spirit of the eclipse.
In order to continually keep residents and visitors informed, a website regarding all eclipse-related events and information has launched at www.CoMoEclipse.com. The site will be updated frequently as new details and events are confirmed.
As the first solar eclipse on the continental United States since 1979, millions of people across the nation will travel to locations in the path of totality. The path of totality runs from the coast of Oregon to the coast of South Carolina. Due to its position in the path of totality, accessibility from all directions and services available, Columbia is the ideal place to view this incredible event.
It is anticipated that hotel properties in Columbia will sell out for the eclipse, so potential visitors are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible. Anyone looking for open rooms can contact the Columbia CVB at 573.875.1231.
The Columbia CVB would like to thank its planning partners, Off Track Events and the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department as well as its broadcasting partner KOMU-TV8.
The mission of the Columbia CVB is to generate economic growth and promote Columbia as a tourism destination that creates memorable experiences.