Eclipse on the River

We invite you to join us on Monday, August 21 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for “Eclipse on the River” to view the solar eclipse at Clat Adams Park on the Riverwalk. The solar eclipse in Quincy, IL will begin at 11:47 a.m., with maximum coverage at 1:14 p.m. and ending at 2:40 p.m.

Free eclipse viewing glasses will be given out to the first 150 guests, courtesy of Potter & Vaughn, with a suggested donation to Quincy Art Center. If you don’t have viewing glasses, Quincy Art Center will be providing materials for pinhole viewers for all to use.

Schedule of Activities

11:00 a.m – Live Stream of the Eclipse via NASA EDGE Megacast on the big screen thanks to Mobile Entertainer,

11:00 a.m. – y101radio live broadcast at the riverfront hosted by Michael Rose,

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Food by The Butcher Block,

11:30 a.m. – Music by Rodney Hart & Friends of Second String Music at 5th & Maine,

12:00 p.m. – BYO Yoga mat for Moon Child Yoga & Meditation by Mahala of the new The Bodhi Tree Studio,

12:30 p.m. – Talk & Healing Meditation with Mahala,

1:00 p.m. – WGEM News Talk Live! 60 minute broadcast from Clat Adams Park, hosted by Greg Harley


Arts Quincy will provide additional activities and bottled water will be given out courtesy of Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce.

“This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” states Joi Cuartero Austin, marketing & communications at Great River Economic Development Foundation (GREDF) and co-organizer of the event. “The last continent wide eclipse has not happened since 1776! We wanted to have a place where people could view this experience together, and the Riverwalk was a perfect location. We are thrilled to gather community at this one place.”

Additionally, Amtrak & Illinois DOT are promoting Quincy, IL as an alternative location to view the eclipse, encouraging same day trips from Chicago and the subsequent stops. The Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is providing a free shuttle from Quincy Depot to “Eclipse on the River” along with a self guided itinerary of afternoon dining and sight seeing in The District. Shuttle service will be continuous from Quincy Depot to the Riverfront from noon to 1:00 p.m, with continuous return shuttle from Washington Park (5th and Maine) to Quincy Depot from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

“Eclipse on the River” is brought to you in partnership with Great River Economic Development Foundation, The District, Quincy Right on Q, Arts Quincy and the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce.