Viewing the Solar Eclipse in Your Charleston County Parks 

Pre-Eclipse Program



Staging the Solar Eclipse

A master naturalist will lead a program designed to inform participants of all they need to know about the first total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979.

  • August 12, 10-11:30 a.m. at Caw Caw Interpretive Center 
  • $7 per person
  • Register online or call 843-795-4386.


August 21: Solar Eclipse Day

The eclipse begins at 1:16 p.m., and ends at 4:09 p.m., with totality beginning at 2:46 p.m.



SunShadow Yoga

Open to all fitness levels, this program will offer yoga in the sun’s shadow and with views of the harbor as Charleston prepares to go dark during the eclipse. SunShadow Yoga will be instructed by Beth Cosi and feature live music by McKenzie Eddy. Participants who register by August 1 will receive a free pair of eclipse-viewing glasses. 

  • August 21, 1:30-2:30 at the Mount Pleasant Pier
  • $5 in advance or $8 at the gate (if available).
  • Register online or call 843-795-4386.

Eclipse Extravaganza

Very little is known about how wildlife responds to a total eclipse. The public is invited to join a naturalist to tour Caw Caw and explore how wildlife responds to this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event. Viewing glasses will be provided.

  • August 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Caw Caw Interpretive Center
  • $20 per person
  • Register online or call 843-795-4386.


Lowcountry Stargazers

The Lowcountry Stargazers will host a viewing event at Palmetto Islands County Park have telescopes with proper solar filtering for viewing the eclipse as the moon starts to cover the sun.

  • August 21 at Palmetto Islands County Park
  • Viewing begins at 1:15 p.m. Early arrival is highly recommended.
  • Free with regular gate admission. 
  • Lowcountry Stargazers website
Solar Eclipse Safety Tips
Get Eclipsed on IOP

Get Eclipsed on IOP


The City of Isle of Palms will host an eclipse viewing event on Front Beach. Leading up to the eclipse there will be out-of-this-world music by DJ NattyHeavy on the beach behind the Windjammer. Plane Jane will take the stage following the eclipse to celebrate this incredibly rare event. Children's entertainment will be available in the Isle of Palms County Park, and eclipse information will be provided throughout the event.

  • August 21 on front beach Isle of Palms. Children's entertainment will be available at Isle of Palms County Park.
  • 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Learn more on the City of Isle of Palms website
Other CCPRC parks and facilities are great spaces to safely view the solar eclipse, however, we encourage all park visitors to be parked and in place well before total darkness (expected to occur at 2:38 p.m.) Any unprotected view of the sun, even in an eclipse, can damage eyesight, so we recommend that all people wear Solar Filtered Glasses or another certified material for solar viewing.