New event: A pre-eclipse party

March, 2017 Posted in Other

Logo 1-1 (2)The Santiam Canyon area will be in the path of totality for the Aug. 21, 2017 solar eclipse and thousands of visitors are expected to be on hand to see it. Local non-profit groups are joining forces to show them a good time and encourage them to return.

The first River City Music & Art Jamboree is being planned by volunteers with the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce and Santiam Hearts to Arts.

It is envisioned as an afternoon of festivities at Kimmel Park in Mill City on Sunday, Aug. 20, the day before eclipse which is predicted for Aug. 21, about 10:15 a.m.

Planners are seeking food and other vendors interested in being on hand to sell their wares.

The River City Music & Art Jamboree committee is organizing food and craft vendors, a beer and wine garden, art displays, arts and crafts, eclipse education, and activities for the kids, to start at noon.

It is also arranging for bands to play later in the afternoon  until 8 p.m. Both volunteers and vendors are needed. The hope is to make this an annual event.

To become involved, contact the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce, 503-897-5000 or email

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