2017 Solar Eclipse


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The City of Dallas is excited for the upcoming eclipse in 2017 and have built this page to help better inform our citizens of the upcoming eclipse.

Welcome Letter Events  Camping Eclipse Info
Eclipse Event Street Closure Map  Eclipse Shuttle Map       

Welcome to Dallas!

What USA Today has called, "the biggest and best solar eclipse in American history," will visit Dallas, Oregon on August 21.  Dallas is a wonderful place from which to view the totality of the Great American Eclipse - almost 2 full minutes.  Not only are we the first larger city in the world to see it - all 15,000 of us - we are a friendly, welcoming, charming community.  We are the best of small-town America set in the beautiful Willamette Valley of western Oregon - "the" place to be to view this amazing phenomenon.
They tell us to anticipate
around 1 million people
traveling to and around
Oregon to get a good
view of the darkness.
Portland and Eugene,
our big population
centers, are out of the
path of totality, so folks
there will be streaming
to the centerline around here for the experience.  Even more people will be
visiting from countries
far and wide.  So why not
come here to historic Dallas early and stay late to revel
in the entire experience.
 
We'll treat you as a welcomed guest - not simply a tourist.  

The centerpiece of "E-Day" is a big viewing party on our large, historic downtown square surrounded by 19th century buildings.  We are calling our celebration "Lights Out" and will be shutting down the streets and decorating our downtown for a very festive occasion.  When the darkness arrives at 10:17 a.m. that Monday morning, our festive atmosphere will turn quiet and introspective as the eclipse inspiress us to reverence for nature's unique display of brilliance.


For those who want to come early and stay late, Dallas is a wonderful location from which to venture out.  Surrounded by some of the finest vineyards and wineries in the world (we have 18 wineries nearby), we are close to all sorts of natural and manmade attractions to draw from.  The Oregon Coast is just a short 45 minute drive over the hill, the Evergreen Aviation Museum is just north of us (it houses Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose among its many other treasures), famous birding sites, mountain biking, fine restaurants, and so much more.

We are even now decorating our town for your arrival.  Banners, historic building tours, art displays, eclipse science lectures, music concerts, displays, local food vendors, special movie showings on the Square in our restored theater and on and on. If you are looking for an authentic, small-town, rural Oregon experience, Dallas is your place.  Friendly, open, helpful, interesting, and very comfortable - we think you'll like it here!



EVENTS



Visit the DDA's Dallas Eclipse website for a current list of events.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
 Kickoff Party at 7 pm • Nighttime music concert begins at 8 pm
    Barracuda, All Fired Up, and Shooting Star 
    (Heart, Pat Benatar, and Bad Company Tribute Bands)
• Food Vendors, Wine & Beer Garden open til 1 am


SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
Festival opens at 10 am (vendors & food)
• Daytime music 1 pm - 6 pm on the family stage
• Nighttime music concert begins at 8 pm
    Pigs On The Wing
    (Pink Floyd Tribute Band)

• Food Vendors and Wine & Beer Garden open til 1 am

• DORI Disc Golf Tournament - Dallas City Park (Brandvold Side) - 10:00 am
   Come enjoy a laid back 18 holes of disc golf in the picturesque Dallas City Park with a $10
   entry fee and enter your completed score card for a prize drawing.


   Registration
   http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1593355


SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
Festival opens at 10 am (vendors & food)
• Daytime music 1 pm - 6 pm on the family stage
• Nighttime music concert begins at 8 pm 
    Steelhorse and Jukebox Heroes
    (Bon Jovi and Foreigner Tribute bands)
• Food Vendors and Wine & Beer Garden open til 1 am

• Dallas Family Night 5k Solar Run - Lyle Elementary School - 6:30 pm
   You ready to race into the night? Join the eclipse fun and reserve your running spot today!
   Pre-registration includes a shirt and eclipse glasses! The Dallas Family Night Out 5k Solar Run
   will help sponsor Dallas Family Night Out where over 500 children in Dallas receive a backpack
   and back-to-school supplies! Don’t want to deal with the traffic? No problem, you can sign-up
   for a virtual run and run from anywhere and still receive a shirt and glasses. Don’t want to
   run? That is okay! Below is a volunteer link to volunteer at the fun run, where you can cheer
   on your neighbors and friends. You can also give a donation through the race register link.


   Hope to see you there as we race into the night!
 
   Race Registration Link:
   https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=127504
 
   Event Website Link:
   http://www.eclecticedgeracing.com/5k-solar-run.html
 
   Volunteer at 5K Link:
   https://goo.gl/forms/AZn4UjutYKQeupPq1


MONDAY, AUGUST 21

Music from roof of Pressed Coffee & Wine Bar at 8 am
  Jan Looking Wolf Band of Brothers
• Vendors open after the eclipse until 2 pm
• Food vendors and Wine & Beer Garden open til 2 pm

ECLIPSE CAMPING
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Reservations                                                                                                       Camp Rules
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - Noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
503.831.3571
Campsites are at Roger Jordan Community Park located at 1005 SE LaCreole Dr.  
Sites will be rented for $300 for the weekend and will be available from Saturday, August 19 at noon through Monday, August 21 at 5 pm.
Information packets with one complimentary pair of eclipse glasses, one commemorative t-shirt, and Dallas entertainment information will be given to each person that reserves a camp site. Additional eclipse glasses and t-shirts will be available for purchase at the camp and around Dallas. 

RV, Camper, or Tent Trailer Camping


The City of Dallas is not offering RV camping.  We simply don't have enough available spaces.  Below is information regarding camping spaces near Dallas you might want to check out.


Butterfly Falls Campground


Dry Camping - 200 plus dry RV campsites  in a beautiful country setting only 3-1/2 miles west of downtown Dallas. Generous site sizes of 25x50 feet at $300 for the weekend. Contact Mike James at: 503-341-3106 or check out their website: www.butterflyfallscamping.com

Dallas Trinity Lutheran Church


The reservations are now open, and available at www.dallastlc.org/eclipse they have dry camping - 53 spacious RV sites at $300 for the weekend, 15 tent-only sites for $250 for the weekend. Located in Dallas with unobstructed eclipse viewing area.​ 503.623.2233

BeckenRidge Vineyards


This local vineyard and special event facility, located just outside Dallas, offers a panoramic view of the Willamette Valley and the sun rising in the eastern sky. Bring your RV for dry camping and enjoy an entire weekend of entertainment featuring two evenings of dance to live music, catered meals and more. Space is limited to 46 RVs and reservations required at $200 per RV for the weekend. See website www.beckenridge.com for details or call (503) 831-3652.