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2024 Avon Lake Total Solar Eclipse Watch Party
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
- Live Music - Audiophile @ 11:30am and Follow the Sun @ 3:30pm
- Food Trucks & Concessions
- Local Vendors including glasses and other eclipse merchandise
- Kids Play Area
- Dedicated Telescope Observation Area
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.
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.
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: Chairs and/or bags chairs come in, Umbrellas, Coolers, Artificial Noisemakers, Tobacco Products, Outside Food and Drink, Firearms, 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
For the most up to date information keep checking www.AvonLakeSolarEclipse.com and Facebook.com/ALParksandRec