POPLAR BLUFF STATS
Start of Totality: 1:56:14 P.M. | Duration of Totality: 4 minutes 8 seconds
On April 8, 2024, Missouri will once again be in the path of totality, which will cut across the Southeast part of the state, in particular Poplar Bluff. At 4 minutes and 8 seconds, Poplar Bluff will have more time in totality than any other sizable community. This time the sun’s shadow will start in Mexico and sweep northeast, entering Texas, moving across the Heartland through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois, then on through Indiana, Ohio, and up into the northeast, completing its journey in Canada. The path of totality will be wider, the duration of totality will be longer, and the number of people residing within the band of totality will be nearly three times as great as in 2017. We will even get an eclipse ‘preview’ with a partial annular eclipse visible throughout Missouri on October 14, 2023! (Source: moeclipse.org)
Poplar Bluff will be your hotspot for viewing and celebrating! Stay tuned for more details to come! Follow our official Facebook page here.
NASA agrees, Poplar Bluff is the BEST place in Missouri to watch the eclipse!
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Lodging | Dining | Shopping | Area Guide
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Calendar of Events:
*Note: New events and details will be continuously added. Check back to stay informed.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024
(Time TBD) Educational presentation from Three Rivers College. Details pending.
4:00 P.M. Former NASA Astronaut, Tom Akers with over 800 hours of space flight including over 29 hours of space walking experience, will present at Three Rivers College.
Bricks Off Road Park – Fireworks set to music
7:00 P.M. Opry at the Historic Rodgers Theatre
(Time TBD) Night Golf at Ozark Ridge Golf Course
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2024
8:00 A.M. – Wolf Creek Trail Run SIGN UP HERE – https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=107839
1.7 mile walk, 6K, and half marathon.
12:00 – 6:00 P.M. Total Eclipse of the Bluff Music Festival at Downtown Poplar Bluff
Food trucks, entertainment, and more!
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2024
7:00 P.M. – Jeff Foxworthy LIVE at the Black River Coliseum
MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2024
1:56 P.M. Total Solar Eclipse! Duration 4 minutes and 8 seconds.
FREE shuttles will be provided to and from all major events, lodging, viewing stations, and shopping.
Get Your Merch:
Total Eclipse of the Bluff T-Shirts: $20.00 each (Now taking preorders! Call (573) 785-7761.)
Solar Eclipse Glasses: $2 each
Items can be purchased at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce at 1111 West Pine, Poplar Bluff, MO.
Poplar Bluff High School Football Field – Main Viewing Location
Ray Clinton Park
Bricks Off Road Park
Poplar Bluff Airport
Three Rivers College
Black River Coliseum Parking Lot
Wappapello Lake Visitors Center
Poplar Bluff Motorsports Park
Poplar Bluff Junior High School
Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center
First Baptist Church
The Bluff Church
Mt Calvary Power House Church
Palace of Praise
Larry Hillis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat
ALL Poplar Bluff Parks
Camp sites available at Lake Wappapello.
Temporary primitive campsite available at Ray Clinton Park – contact City Hall for more information.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
The Dermatology Office
Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center
Southeast Signs & Graphics
Briggs & Stratton
Butler County EMA
Fairfield Inn & Suites
John O. Wood, Psy.D.
Mossy Oak Properties, Mozark Realty
Poplar Bluff Library
Revere Plastics Systems
Susan McVey, State Farm Insurance
Smith & Co. Engineers
State Farm Eddy Justice
Buffalo Wild Wings
Wil Fischer Distributing
Colton’s Steak House & Grill
The Bank of Missouri
The Office Bar & Grill
Jake’s Loch Loma Lounge
Haffy’s Sports Bar & Grill