SPOKANE, Wash.—Grab your solar eclipse glasses and find yourself a good place to view the 2017 complete solar eclipse August 21. KREM 2 has you covered when it comes to finding a watch party near you.
We also will be live during the KREM 2 morning shows and during the eclipse from Moscow, Idaho as we watch the historic event from the University of Idaho campus! Join us at Commons Plaza on the first day of school for food, drinks and, of course, the solar eclipse!
While many campsites and other attraction have been booked up for the event as early as 2016, there are still viewing parties and events across the Inland Northwest people can watch the (almost) total eclipse of the sun.
University of Idaho: Join KREM 2's morning show crew from Commons Plaza starting at 9 a.m. Join them on the lawn to watch the eclipse, enjoy food and drinks and mingle with the community. More information can be found here.
Coeur d’Alene Resort Lakeside Eclipse Viewing Brunch: The Coeur d’Alene Resort will host a brunch viewing party Monday August 21 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Tickets for adults are $35 and children are $20. The price covers brunch, live music and even includes special solar eclipse viewing glasses. Tickets need to be purchased in advance. More information can be found here.
Solar Eclipse Event at Nez Perce National Park: From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. the Spalding Visitor Center will host a free special solar eclipse event. Rangers will lead solar eclipse presentations, there will be a live NASA eclipse feed and a great view of the eclipse. The park will have viewing glasses for sale on location. The visitor center is located 12 miles east of Lewiston on highway 95. Information can be found here.
Astronomy Club on Eastern Washington University’s Cheney Campus: EWU’s Astronomy Club will be hosting a viewing party at the Inferno at Roos’ Field. The club will be selling eclipse glasses, snacks and drinks at the event to fundraise for the club. (KREM 2 will be at this party, stop by and say hi!)
Coeur D’Alene Public Library: The library in Coeur d’Alene will host a solar eclipse party where the first 100 people in attendance will get free solar eclipse glasses. The party starts at 8:30 a.m. and lasts through the eclipse.
Schweitzer Mountain: Solar Eclipse at the Summit: Schweitzer Mountain will open the Great Escape Quad at 8:30 a.m. The first 150 people on site will get free viewing glasses. Guests need to purchase a $15 scenic lift ride ticket to get up the mountain. Junior tickets cost $12 and seniors cost $13. (KREM 2 will also attend this party! Swing by and maybe you'll be featured on TV!)
Spokane County Library District with Out of This World: Events will be held at seven location: Argonne, Cheney, Deer Park, Medical Lake, Moran Prairie, North Spokane, and Spokane Valley Libraries. There will be crafting, lessons on stargazing and eclipse viewing from 10 a.m. to noon.
Silverwood Theme Park & Boulder Beach: The park will be holding an eclipse viewing party August 21. The park will open its doors early, at 9:00 a.m. The first 200 people will get complimentary eclipse glasses.The park will also have eclipse glasses for sale when the park opens. A day pass to the park costs $51 for adults and $28 for kids.
Mobius Children’s Museum Solar Eclipse Viewing Party: Mobius Children’s Museum and Science center are hosting a once in a lifetime viewing party at the museum. The first 200 eclipse chasers will receive complimentary eclipse glasses. The event is free and open to the public.There's more information available on their Facebook page. (KREM 2 will be at this party, stop by and say hi!)
Venture Crew 454 watch Party: The Venture Crew 454 will be setting up a pop up tent and chairs in the Spokane Scout Office’s parking lot starting at 9 a.m. The event is free to the public, but it has been requested to contact Michael Dunlap if you want you scout to receive a patch.