St. Louis County, MO – St. Louis County Parks is hosting one of the biggest eclipse events in our area. The Great American Total Solar Eclipse Event kicks off at 9 a.m. at Jefferson Barracks Park on August 21st. Indie Rock Band Cold Roses will provide entertainment and several food trucks will be stationed throughout the venue. “The last time a total solar eclipse occurred in the greater St. Louis area was 1442, so this is a once in a lifetime experience for all of us,” St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said. “We expect up to 10,000 people at Jefferson Barracks Park and the excitement is building.”
St. Louis County Parks will be distributing eclipse glasses and frisbees free of charge while supplies last. County Executive Stenger will sing the National Anthem and the United States Postal Service will unveil a commemorative eclipse stamp on the main stage. Gates open at 9 a.m. and will close at 12:45 p.m. in preparation for totality. The park will reopen at 1:30 and the festivities continue until 3 p.m. St. Louis County Police and Park Rangers will be on hand to help with parking. Please visit our website here for more information.