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Totality Talks
The City of Avon Lake, in partnership with the Avon Lake City Schools, is planning a ticketed event at Avon Lake High School Memorial Stadium on Monday, April 8, 2024 including:
 - General Admission to the stadium area

 - One pair of eclipse glasses per paid admission
 - Live stream of the eclipse broadcast on big screens as it crosses the country
 - Experts to help prepare Eclipse watchers for what to expect
 - Local Astronomer
 - Food Trucks & Concessions (subject to change):
Barrio Tacos, bRaised in the CLE, Cheesy Dave’s, Manna Food Truck, Telos Truck, Jones Bones BBQ & Grub, Off the Griddle, Kountry Krunchin’s, 808 Shave Ice, Dough Daddy’s, CLE Cookie Dough, Susan’s Sugar & Spice
 - CLE Market with over 30 local vendors selling moon, sun and eclipse
themed memorabilia, clothing, jewelry and snacks.

Stitch by Libby, Pet Patootie, Element LABS, The Lape Experience, C&J Custom Signs & Designs, Clean Remedies, Joey's Rockin Poppin' Popcorn, Val's Cookie Corner, KLM Home Decor, Crunchy Cravings, Karen's Bling Boutique, SKS Cookies N More, Five Point Custom Creations, Top Knot Stitches, Grace+Wonder Co., Eclectic Cleveland, MyHookNMe, Coffee and Chaos Boutique, Benzy's Creations, You Rock-It! by Morsels, MsCotti's Biscotti & Scones, Beach Glass by Debbie, Earthly Elements, 3D by JR, Red Velvet Mens Grooming, PrettyCute Projects, Juliefoo, Emerald Delights, Lake Erie Aesthetics, and More!

 - Kids Play Area with Obstacle Course, Face Painter, Crafts & STEAM Activities

Admission:  Buy early and save.  Early Bird wristbands are $15 each.  A limited number of early bird wristbands are available.  Wristbands are $25 each following the early bird offer while supplies last.  Children 2 and under are free and do not need a wristband.  Sorry, no refunds.

Wristband must be worn at all times for access to the stadium area.  Lost wristbands will not be replaced.  Wristbands provide general admission to the stadium seating and the seating area on the turf field.  If you plan to access the turf field, blankets are encouraged.  Lawn chairs are not permitted inside the stadium. 
Tentative Schedule:
8:00 am Parking Lots Open (advanced purchase parking pass required)
11:00 am Stadium Gates Open, Vendors and Kids Activities
11:30 am Band "Audiophile"
1:59 pm Eclipse Begins (Glasses On)
3:13 pm Totality Begins (Glasses Off)
3:15 pm Maximum Totality (3 minutes 52.6 seconds)
3:17 pm Totality Ends (Glasses On)

3:30 pm Band "Follow the Sun"
4:28 pm Eclipse Ends (Glasses Off)
5:30 pm Event Ends
Prohibited Items:  Weapons of any kind, Chairs and/or bags chairs come in, Umbrellas, Coolers, Artificial Noisemakers, Tobacco Products, Vaping Products, Marijuana Products, Outside Food, Drink, Alcohol or other Intoxicating Beverages, and Pets.
Cameras, Telescopes & Tripods:  Photography equipment will be permitted in the stadium.  Handheld cameras will be permitted in the stands.  Anything larger or on tripods will be permitted to be set up in the designated area.  An event wristband is required to access this area.  This is first come first serve general admission area for those who wish to utilize their photography or astronomy equipment.  Patrons will be responsible for the care and safety of their own equipment.  The City of Avon Lake and Avon Lake City Schools are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged equipment. 
About Avon Lake:
Avon Lake is a city in northeastern Lorain County, Ohio, United States, located on the southern shore of Lake Erie about 17 miles west of Cleveland.  The population was 25,206 at the 2020 Census.  It is part of the Cleveland metropolitan area. 

What you need to know:
Avon Lake is on the Centerline of Totality!  This means we will have the longest duration of darkness when the moon is covering the sun.

This is a once in a lifetime event!
- Last total solar eclipse in Ohio was in 1806
- Next total solar eclipse in Ohio will be in 2444
- Lorain County is 1 of only 9 counties that intersect with the centerline of totality!
- Lorain County is estimating the population to increase to over 1 million people during the Eclipse event.
- Ohio is within a one-day drive of 70% of the US population

Note: Wristbands, glasses, parking pass (if purchased) and packet of information with list of events and maps will be available for pick up in advance of the event on specific dates and times to be determined.

Shipping: For purchases made before Sunday, March 17th at 11:59pm you have the option to have your items shipped to you.  If you want your items shipped to you, please add shipping as part of your cart.  Note that shipping is for up to 4 wristbands/glasses.  You can purchase additional quantities of shipping if needed. 

Weekday Packet Pick Up:  Beginning Friday, March 1st you may pick up your packet with ticket/wristband, glasses, event schedule, map, etc. at City Hall weekdays 8:30am - 4:00pm.  Evening: March 27th 8:30AM - 7:00PM

Weekend Packet Pick Up:  Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th 9:00am – Noon – Anchor Recreation Center – 33483 Lake Road

Eclipse Weekend:
Saturday, April 6th 10am – 2pm at the Lake House – 
32756 Lake Rd
Sunday, April 7th 9am – Noon at Beach Park Station – Eclipse Chaser 5K

Day of the Eclipse:

Monday, April 8th 8am – 3pm Pick up only available at Avon Lake High School Caboose – Will Call

For the most up to date information keep checking www.AvonLakeSolarEclipse.com and Facebook.com/ALParksandRec

Additional Forms and Files:
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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EARLY BIRD General Admission for one (age 3 and up) - includes solar eclipse glasses 
3y and up N/A 04/08/2024
11:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Avon Lake High School Stadium
$15.00 Res, $15.00 Non-Res
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Parking Permit - ALHS South Lot Only 
N/A N/A 04/08/2024
10:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Avon Lake High School South Parking Lot
$25.00 Res, $25.00 Non-Res
No RV or Bus parking permitted. Call 440-930-4130 for information on bus parking.
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Handicap Parking Permit - ALHS South Lot (Handicap Placard Required) 
N/A N/A 04/08/2024
10:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Avon Lake High School South Parking Lot
$25.00 Res, $25.00 Non-Res
No RV or Bus parking permitted. Call 440-930-4130 for information on bus parking.
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Parking Permit - ALHS North Lot Only 
N/A N/A 04/08/2024
10:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Avon Lake High School North Parking Lot
$25.00 Res, $25.00 Non-Res
No RV or Bus parking permitted. Call 440-930-4130 for information on bus parking.
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Shipping and Handling for up to 4 Ticket Packages & Parking Pass: This does not include tracking.  
N/A N/A 04/08/2024
11:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Avon Lake High School
$4.00 Res, $4.00 Non-Res
Items will be shipped via USPS.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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