April 8 2024, 12:00pm
Great North American Solar Eclipse Party at Old Herald
The next Great American Solar Eclipse is coming April 8! Plans are underway to celebrate the eclipse at Herald Square in Uptown Collinsville on Monday, April 8, 2024 from 12 PM - 3 PM! The fun includes free solar eclipse viewing glasses for all in attendance, live music, a fire-blowing demonstration and shopping. Old Herald will be brewing a Solar Shandy and a Dark Noon Whiskey, a collaboration with, Big Muddy Brewing – made from their Dark Noon Beer. They will have commemorative pint glasses – free for guests.
There will be vendors at Old Herald, including Uptown Scoops who will be offering s frozen custard specialty for the eclipse – Moon Pie Custard! It is Banana Cream Custard, with Moon Pie pieces and drizzled with chocolate hard-shell. They will be selling in stores from April 8 – 14 and at Herald Square during the viewing party.
Old Herald will also have lawn games available, the Collinsville Library and Collinsville Parks & Recreation will both have activity booths available for kids, and the library will also have multiple solar-eclipse themed events leading up to April 8! You don't want to miss the fun- the next solar eclipse won't be visible in the U.S. until 2044! Mark your calendars now!