2024 Solar Eclipse events around Dayton

last updated 04/04/2024
2024 Solar Eclipse events around Dayton

Mark your calendars for April 8, dust off your eclipse glasses, and get ready to experience Dayton buzzing with eclipse fever.

Dayton Goes Dark: Events for the 2024 Solar Eclipse April 8

Yes, Dayton OH is in the path of totality for the 2024 Solar Eclipse!

Mark your calendars, eclipse enthusiasts! On April 8th, 2024, the moon throws a cosmic party, casting a spell-binding shadow across Dayton, Ohio. Witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of a total solar eclipse, where the sun vanishes completely for a heart-stopping 2 minutes and 43 seconds.

What time will the 2024 total solar eclipse in Dayton begin?

According to NASA, the eclipse on April 8 will begin in Dayton at 1:53:31 PM EDT.  The real drama unfolds when totality commences at 3:09:29 PM, and will continue through 3:12:12 PM, with the maximum eclipse at 3:10:50 PM.  The Sun will then slowly reclaim its throne and the celestial spectacle will conclude at 4:25:35 PM EDT.

This once-in-a-lifetime event isn't just a celestial marvel; it's a cultural extravaganza!  We're already gathering intel on the hottest events planned, and we can confirm the Dayton area will be buzzing with eclipse fever!  With Dayton located on the eastern edge of the eclipse path of totality, we expect more events to be added to the list below in the coming weeks.  Stay tuned!

Solar Eclipse events around Dayton 

Solar Eclipse Day at the National Museum of the USAF - Hands-on activities, rocket launches, presentations, hot air balloon glow and more at the Air Force Museum

The Great American Eclipse at Aullwood - Share this amazing experience at Aullwood Audubon with their team of naturalists. Chris Rowlands will lead the making of commemorative eclipse art (registration required). 

Dayton Eclipse Fest 2024 hosted by WTUE - Family-friendly event hosted by Dayton's Rock Station WTUE at Restoration Park, Medway

Solar Eclipse Event - Englewood OH - Food trucks and more at Centennial Park in Englewood

Vandalia Solar Eclipse Experience at the Vandalia branch of the Dayton Metro Library

Total eclipse of the parks - Map of Greene County Parks within the line of totality.

Solar Express in Springboro - Total eclipse viewing event at North Park, Springboro

Solar Eclipse at Unity of Dayton - Experience the solar eclipse on the spacious grounds at Unity of Dayton in Huber Heights.

Eclipse on the Square - Party Punch rocks the stage with their electrifying performance in downtown Troy

Join Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park for three watch parties across Dayton on April 8th:

Wright-Dunbar Eclipse Watch Party - Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, Dayton - NPS rangers and volunteers will be on hand to pass out FREE eclipse glasses starting at 9:00 a.m. and there will be a LightSound set up for the blind and low vision community.

Wright Memorial Eclipse Watch Party - Stroll the grounds of the Wright Memorial (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) before grabbing your spot for the total eclipse! NPS rangers and volunteers will be on hand to pass out FREE eclipse glasses starting at 9:00 a.m.

Huffman Prairie Flying Field Eclipse Watch Party - to be held at Historic Huffman in Dayton, where Wilbur and Orville learned to fly.  NPS rangers and volunteers will be on hand to pass out FREE eclipse glasses starting at 1:00 p.m.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Hollywood Gaming - Dayton - get a Zombie Dogz and watch the eclipse from the Sunset Patio at the raceway

Get ready for a blackout... of the sun, not the Guinness!  Join the party at the Dublin Pub's Total Solar Eclipse Event

Bookmark this page and check back closer to the event!


Total Eclipse: The Sun and The Planets - A celestial celebration by the Dayton Philharmonic.

For the kids: The weekend before the eclipse, check out Science Saturdays: Looking Into The Sun 

Do you know of other events being planned around the Miami Valley for the total solar eclipse?  Send us a message here.

This page will be updated as we get more information about local eclipse events.

Cover image: Provided by ema.ohio.gov.

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