In anticipation of Wyoming’s total solar eclipse, Pinedale will host a four-day celebration this weekend, August 18-21, which will feature everything from live music to solar-based kids activities to lectures on the phenomena of Solar Eclipses.
The Pinedale Eclipse Festival kicks off Friday, with all events taking place at the Museum of the Mountain Man. Astronomy historian Kevin Schindler from the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ will give two lectures (see schedule below) on the phenomena of Solar Eclipses as well as other celestial events throughout recorded history.
A jam packed Saturday, Aug. 19 will see all events take place at American Legion Park in Pinedale beginning with science stations for kids, an inflatable star lab with ongoing demonstrations and a solar oven cook off.
Saturday night will see a huge lineup of live music at American Legion Park featuring The Deer, The Lonesome Heroes, and Whippoorwill. All three bands are based out of Austin, Texas and will perform as part of Pinedale’s Soundcheck Summer Music Series (music starts at 5 pm).
Following music in the park, both the Lonesome Heroes and Whippoorwill will keep the party going by playing a very special after-party at Wind River Brewing Company in downtown Pinedale.
On Sunday, Aug. 20, the festival will wind down with an evening outdoor screening of Guardians of the Galaxy at Legion Park (9 pm). The screening is part of Pinedale’s ongoing Park After Dark film series.
The Total Solar Eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21 and much of the Pinedale area lies in the path of totality. For more information on the Pinedale, Eclipse Festival visit visitpinedale.org and sublettechamber.com