You don’t need a special occasion to make a visit to Paducah, Kentucky, but, just in case you do, why not visit for a total solar eclipse? The 2017 solar eclipse takes place next month and is a short event that you won’t want to miss!
A total solar eclipse is when the moon completely blocks the sun, resulting in a dark sky where only the sun’s corona is visible. This year, the solar eclipse will take place on August 21st and last around 2 minutes and 19 seconds. During that time, Paducah will experience darkness, but there’s much more to see in Paducah!
In celebration of the solar eclipse, there’s a whole host of eclipse events being planned leading up to August 21st. Eclipse viewing events will be held at the Challenger Learning Center and McCracken County Library. Some of the best viewing areas will include the Paducah Riverfront and Fountain Avenue Health Park.
It would be wise to try to arrive a day prior to the eclipse to avoid any scheduling snags due to bad traffic. The 2017 solar eclipse only happens once, so be sure to head to Paducah to see it for yourself!
We here at Linwood Hyundai of Paducah hope to see you in August for the solar eclipse!
The city of Paducah provides plenty of family-friendly fun and games with their annual LIVE on the RIVER Sounds of Summer Series. One night has already passed us by—its first date was June 3rd—but the second will fall right on July 4th. Come celebrate Independence Day with the city of Paducah, lasting from 4pm until 10 that night with everything from activities and games for children to good ol’-fashioned fireworks.
Festivities begin as early as 1pm, with food truck vendors showing up to the event’s location and Broadway Street, Market Square, and 2nd Street all closed for the celebration. However, the real fun doesn’t begin until 4pm, with live music and entertainment playing all over the downtown streets alongside family- and kid-friendly activities that’s sure to be fun for everyone. The National Anthem will begin at 9:15pm, heralding the oncoming fireworks show, which lasts until 10 and the end of the event.
Celebrate Independence Day with the community on the riverfront; it’s sure to be a blast. After the July 4th celebration, there’s only one more date for the 2017 LIVE on the RIVER Sounds of Summer Series on August 5th, which will feature a Big Brown Truck Pull along with music and family fun. Roll up to any of these summer events in a new vehicle from Linwood Hyundai!