Jeanne Everett

Not surprising that Charleston draws a crowd given any day we have visitors coming to see our glorious historic downtown.


However, this year brings a new event and larger crowd, the solar eclipse.


The solar eclipse will be the first one since 1979. For those of you who ask, "what exactly is a solar eclipse?" it is a dark silhouette of the Moon that covers the intense brightness of the Sun, allowing a faint circular glow or ring (if you will) to form what we see with the eye.


This eclipse is reaching 70 miles and heading Coast to Coast. From Oregon to South Carolina, the solar eclipse will be witnessed for about two minutes and 40 seconds.


(Image from Great American Eclipse)


So after you witness this part of history occur, where are you headed to celebrate?


We got the nitty gritty details on the best parties happening around the city. Check them out:





The gritty details:

   - 1pm - 4pm Happy Hour drink specials / DJ Rehab / $1 off 16oz drafts and $5 off specialty cocktails, eclipse glasses.




(August 21 from 4pm - close, with Light The Night featuring beats from DJ Trevor D starting at 9:30pm)


The eclipse inspired menu will include:

  • Solar Fondue - Chef’s pimento cheese fondue served with caramelized toast points, pickled vegetables, house smoked sausage.

  • Sun Sliders - game changing fried chicken with secret sauce

  • Moon Rolls - gourmet pigs in a blanket with house made sweet and savory dipping sauce

  • Sun Chips - fried to perfection with house dipping sauces

  • Moon Pies - Classic and house made for the sweet tooth.


(Image from CVB and Cannon Green)

Cannon Green:

(The restaurant is partnering with Redux Yoga to offer a yoga class in the courtyard and afterward, Moët & Chandon spa cocktails and light fare. Tickets are between $40-60 and can be purchased here. )

12:30 check in

1-2 PM

Yoga in the courtyard lead by Redux Yoga

2 PM

Enjoy Moët & Chandon spa cocktails and light bites


2:45 PM

Eclipse viewing in the Cannon Green courtyard with protective viewing glasses




- 12pm - 4pm. $20 gets a drink ticket and eclipse glasses. DJ Mike Tech.  The event will feature craft cocktails from Absolut Vodka, Jim Bean and more.


There are hundreds of parties around town but we just rounded up our fave picks of unique choices. For more of our favorites (and family friendly parties) click here. For the Patriot's Point Party click here