2017 Solar Eclipse

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.

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August 21, 2017                                                                                          Schedule of Events

Eclipse Day!

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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!

2017 Eclipse Camping-Layout7

Reservations                                                                                                       Camp Rules
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - Noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
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.