2024 Solar Eclipse Events in Cincinnati

On April 8, 2024, Cincinnati will become the stage for a unique celestial event – the 2024 solar eclipse. While most of Cincinnati is not in the path of totality, we are right on the edge and will experience partial totality!

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Get ready to bask in the wonder as the moon obscures the sun, casting a temporary shadow over the Queen City and its surrounding areas.

Totality is estimated to last as long as 4 minutes! The eclipse should occur shortly after 3pm.

Be safe out there and be sure to use special eclipse safety glasses. NASA says: “Note that sunglasses, binoculars, and telescopes do NOT count as proper protection.”

Great Parks is hosting an event at Miami Whitewater Forest on April 8, 11am – 4pm. This community-wide gathering is located on the outskirts of Cincinnati at Miami Whitewater Forest – the only Great Park in the path of totality. In addition to the spectacular eclipse, they will also have educational stations, Citizen Science observations, animal encounters, food and more will be available during and after the totality (darkness) event. A limited supply of certified eclipse glasses (free of charge) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Grab your bag chairs and come hang out as we witness this spectacular astronomical phenomenon!

Great Parks will have a Great Parks interpreter stationed at two satellite locations for the big event – Sharon Woods and Parky’s Farm. These satellite locations are NOT in the path of totality. A limited supply of certified eclipse glasses will be available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Niederman Family Farm invites you to their 2024 Total Eclipse of the Farm event (tickets required), happening on April 8, 11am – 4pm. Their “solarbration” includes: farm admission with unlimited access the activities (see their site for details), a special pair of commemorative solar eclipse glasses (that meet the requirements for ISO 12312-2:2015 certification), a solar eclipse snack pack, and more. Tickets required.

Bellevue, Kentucky is hosting Eclipse and Sips on April 8, 1-3pm. Safely view the Solar Eclipse, sip mocktails by Molly Wellman and learn about this once in a lifetime event, held in partnership with The Cincinnati Observatory. The Party will take place on the upper deck of the MRBL parking lot and will include light bites, mocktails, space education, kids activities, music and more! This event is FREE for all to attend. All are invited.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is hosting a Total Solar Eclipse Watch Party on April 8 (tickets required). The park itself opens at 9am. Their “Mounds, Moon and Stars Exhibit” opens at the museum at 10am. They’ll have music from the Butler County Philharmonic from 1pm-3:30pm at the ampitheater. Eclipse themed crafts and games will take place from noon to 4pm in the pavilion. And they’ll have a Spring Family Scavenger Hunt running all day (9am-5pm). Bring a picnic or pre-order a gourmet boxed lunch. Ticket price includes all-day park admission, safe-viewing glasses, crafts and parking.

Many Cincinnati Public Library branches will hold Eclipse Viewing Parties including College Hill (all day), Pleasant Ridge (1:30-4:30pm), Westwood (1:30-4:30pm), Price Hill (1:30-4:30pm), Loveland (1:30-4:30pm), Clifton (1:30-4:30pm), Miami Twp. (1:30-4:30pm), Anderson (1:30-4:30pm), Green Twp. (1:30-4:30pm), Maderia (1:30-4:30pm), Mt. Washington (1:30-4:30pm), Northside (1:30-4:30pm), and Symmes Twp. (1:30-4:30pm).

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Bridgett Raffenberg
My name is Bridgett Raffenberg and I am the creator of 365Cincinnati. I've been uncovering and sharing all of the best things to do in Cincinnati since 2010. I enjoy exploring new spots, discovering local events, and meeting the people who call Cincinnati home!