Total Eclipse At The Arch

Schnucks Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Monday, August 21, 2017
Noon – 2:00 pm
Luther Ely Square in Downtown St. Louis

Schnucks is proud to partner with the Gateway Arch Park Foundation to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event. Join us on Monday, August 21 and you’ll have the Gateway Arch as a backdrop!

There will be a variety of food trucks so grab your lunch and settle in for this spectacular event. Plus, we’ll be giving away special Solar Eclipse Cookies – baked fresh at Schnucks Bakery!

Are you on Snapchat? Check out our Snapchat Geofilter the day of the event at the Gateway Arch grounds and share it with your friends!

Solar Eclipse Fun Facts

  • This is the first total solar eclipse in the continental US in 38 years.
  • It is the first time we’ll be able to see a total solar eclipse in St. Louis area since 1442.
  • It is the first time the entire country has been able to see a total solar eclipse since 1918. It’s been nicknamed the “Great American Eclipse”! 
  • The totality of the partial solar eclipse viewable in St. Louis will occur at 1:18:33 PM on August 21.  A spot near Carbondale, Illinois will experience the longest duration of totality, more than 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
  • During the eclipse, you may experience strange things. Dusk to dawn lights may come on. Breezes may vanish and birds may come in to roost. A 10°–15° F drop in temperature is not unusual.

Safety Tips

  • It is never safe to look at the sun without proper eye protection.
  • Normal or even darkened sunglasses are not safe enough!
  • Do not use any other optical device such as a telescope or binoculars as these will concentrate the sun’s rays which could damage your eyes.

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Schnucks Solar Eclipse Party FAQ

  • Where can I park?
    • For parking, the closest garages will be Kiener East & West and Stadium East. Find out more parking spots here:  
  • Do I need a ticket to attend? Is it free?  
    • No ticket needed – it’s FREE!
  • Is everyone welcome?
    • Everyone is welcome!
  • Who can I call with questions?
    • Please contact the Schnucks Consumer Affairs/Community Relations Department at (314) 994-4400.


We are sorry but our stores have run out of eclipse glasses. We are thankful to have given away more than 40,000 FREE solar eclipse glasses over the past two weeks. GOOD NEWS is that we will have solar eclipse glasses to give away at our event on Monday the 21st.