• Saline Solar Shadow - Eclipse Weekend Celebration

  • Saturday, August 19th in Crete, Nebraska

    7:30am: Run Run Registration*

    8:00am: Fun Run Begins - 1 Mile & 5K located at Tuxedo Park

    Sponsored By: Great Western Bank and Heath Sports & Tees

    8:00am - 10:00am: Crete Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Feed located at Sertoma Building in Tuxedo Park

    10:00am - 4:00pm: Community Shopping Tours located at City Park by downtown Crete and throughout the Crete Community

    **In conjunction with Doane University's Downtown Orientation Tour from 11:15am - 12:15pm in City Park

    11:00am - 2:00pm: Community Luncheons with local Crete Restaurants

    2:00pm - 3:00pm: Educational Panel (English) 

    Sponsored By: Doane University

    3:00pm - 4:00pm: Educational Panel (Spanish)

    Sponsored By: Doane University

    5:00pm - 10:00pm: Food Fair in Downtown Crete

    6:30pm: Country Swing Dancing / Line Dancing 

    5:00pm - Midnight: Band In The Street Event and Beer Garden featuring Panama Road in downtown Crete

    *$5 Cover Change begins at 7pm - Midnight

    Main Gate Entrance Located off 12th and Linden by Crete News

    Sponsored by: Crete Ace Hardware




  • Sunday, August 20th in Wilber, Nebraska

    8:00am: Pork In The Park Participants Set-Up located in the Wilber Legion Park

    9:00am: Sand Volleyball Tournament located in Wilber Legion Park

    Sponsored By: Food Mesto and Wilber Wellness

    9:00am - 1:00pm: Wilber Fire & Rescue Pancake Feed

    10:00am - 6:00pm: Pork In The Park BBQ Cook-Off* in Wilber Legion Park

    Sponsored By: American Legion Post 101 and LTC Midwest, LLC

    1:00pm - 2:00pm: Educational Panel located at Wilber-Clatonia High School

    Sponsored By: Doane University

    1:00pm - 5:00pm: Kid's Carnival located in Wilber Legion Park

    4:00pm - 6:00pm: Photo Booth located in Wilber Legion Park

    5:00pm - 6:00pm: Polka In The Park with Polka Lessons featuring Wilber Clatonia Alumni Band Performance

    6:30pm - 8:30pm: Pork In The Park BBQ Meal located in Wilber Legion Park

    Admission Cost: $10 per meal 

  • Monday, August 21st - Events In Both Crete and Wilber, Nebraska 

    7:00am - 8:00am: Sunrise Meditation and Yoga

    Crete: City Park

    Wilber: Legion Park By Military Tank

    Sponsored By: Saline Medical Specialties

    9:00am - 3:00pm: Community Shopping Tours in both Communities

    9:00am - 12:00pm: Farmers Market in Downtown Wilber

    9:00am - 1:30pm: Solar Eclipse Viewing Sites

    Crete: Armory Park

    Wilber: Legion Ball Fields & Ice Skating Rink

    10:30am - 1:00pm: Community Luncheon with Crete Restaurants

    10:30am - 1:00pm: Concessions Luncheon at the Wilber Legion

    10:30am - 1:00pm: FFA Alumni Food Truck located at Wilber Ice Skating Rink

    11:36:46am - Partial Eclipse Begins in Crete and Wilber

    1:01:36pm - Total Solar Eclipse Occurs

    Crete: 2 minutes and 26 seconds

    Wilber: 2 minutes and 36 seconds



  • Purchase Your Solar Eclipse Glasses and Souvenir T-Shirts Today!

    Eclipse Glasses $1.00 a piece


    Wilber Locations: First State Bank, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Downtown Family Vision and Food Mesto

    Crete Locations: Crete Ace Hardware, Crete Chamber Office, Great Western Bank and Heath Sports and Tees


    Souvenir T-shirts, eclipse glasses and koozies available for purchases at Heath Sports and Tees until Thursday, August 31st.