Keizer to Celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse in 2017

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April 19, 2016
On Monday, August 21, 2017, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting its shadow across all of North America. This will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States in 38 years. Keizer is on the path of totality.  A proclamation by Mayor Cathy Clark declared  that the City of Keizer is a Total Eclipse City and plans to invite visitors to celebrate the total solar eclipse. The official social media hashtags will be #totaleclipsecity and #keizereclipse2017. 

The Keizer Chamber of Commerce plans to kick off the celebration with a half-marathon on Sunday, August 20, this is followed by a 5K Fun Run/Walk on the day of the eclipse. We understand City of Keizer may plan to continue the celebration with entertainment and viewing at the Keizer/Salem Volcanoes Stadium. The duration of totality will be 1m 49s in Keizer with the partial phase starting at 9:05 AM.

Ã?¢??Full Eclipse from Schriener's Iris Garden has been selected as the 2017 Keizer Iris Festival theme iris. Artwork is being created this year that can be viewed during the May 2016 Keizer Art Association show. An artwork will be chosen to use for marketing the Keizer Iris Festival and parade in 2017.

Keizer Chamber of Commerce will be looking to coordinate a larger schedule of events and the logistics of welcoming our visitors to The Path of totality. A Community Conversations is planned for the month of June to bring businesses, city officials, and organization leaders together to develop a strategic plan.

Contact the Keizer Chamber of Commerce for more information or if you would like to be invited to the Community Conversation in June at 503-393-9111

Danielle Bethell, Executive Director, (503)-393-9111