Path of Totality: where to experience Eclipse 2024 In Southwest Ohio

The Great Miami Riverway is a prime viewing location for the 2024 total solar eclipse!

Our Riverway communities are busy planning for several days of fun to celebrate our beautiful region in the path of totality for the solar eclipse in April 2024.

A total solar eclipse is a rare and spectacular event. Only 21 total solar eclipses have crossed the lower 48 states in the entire existence of the United States. Ohio is on fire with excitement after discovering it is in the path of totality for the first time since 1806!

Read on to see a breakdown of viewing sites and events by each of our Riverway communities as well as some helpful links for further discovery and planning.

Make sure to bookmark this page so you can check for any updates or additions as we draw closer to this spectacular celestial event! 

SAFETY NOTE - Viewing ANY part of the bright Sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or telescope without a special-purpose soalr filter will instantly cause severe eye injury. Here is NASA's article on total solar eclipse safety, and a list of safe solar viewers that are endorsed by the American Astronomical Society. 

Official Viewing Sites and Events listed in order from north to south

Sidney - Official Viewing Sites

  • Custenborder Fields
  • Tawawa Civic Park

Sidney - Events


Troy - Official Viewing Sites

  • Duke Park
  • Hobart Urban Nature Preserve
  • Lost Creek Reserve
  • Miami County Grandstands
  • Treasure Island Park
  • WACO Historical Society
  • Troy Community Park
  • Troy Levee

Troy - Events




Miami County Park District - Events

  • Lost Creek Eclipse Experience - Visitors will enjoy abundant open space for viewing, free eclipse glasses, entertainment, educational children’s craft, snacks, and fun.



Piqua - Official Viewing Sites

  • Pitsenbarger Park
  • Garbry Big Woods Reserve
  • Edison State Community College

Piqua - Events

  • Eclipse Party at Crooked Handle Brewing - April 8 @ 11am - 2pm
  • Solar Eclipse Tailgate Party - April 8 @ 12 - 5pm. This free event will include Food Trucks, Photo Booth 360, Art Love – off the record entertainment, Cornhold, Basketball, and a kids dance competition, 100+ door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. First 100 people get glasses free!



Tipp City - Official Viewing Sites

  • City Park
  • Kyle Park

Tipp City - Events

  • Solar Eclipse Block Party - Have you ever been “Dancing in the Streets” in Tipp City? Now is your chance! We are hosting a fun, free solar eclipse block party in our beautiful, historic downtown. Our streets will be filled with entertainment, children’s activities, shopping and dining opportunities, and so much more. Let’s celebrate this cosmic event together!



Five Rivers MetroParks - Official Viewing Sites

Montgomery County - Official Viewing Sites

  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
  • Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

Montgomery County - Events

  • Boonshoft Musem will be hosting lead-up events as well as having on-site activities the day of the eclipse. More details to come.
  • SunWatch Village will host an exclusive all-day ticketed event. More details to come. 
  • The world-class Dayton Philharmonic will be performing a celestial celebration called 'Total Eclipse: The Sun and The Planets' in honor of the eclipse on April 5 & 6 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available now. 
  • Dayton CVB's website for updates on planned Eclipse events in Montgomery County



  • Get Married! On the day of the Eclipse from 2 to 4pm, a mass wedding ceremony will occur at 3pm. Say "I Do" for the first time or renew your vows during the Solar Eclipse! Bring your wedding license and the appropriate paperwork to get married. Mayor Perry will perform a mass wedding ceremony at Trenton Community Park. 




Total Eclipse of the Arts with The Well - Pyramid Hill Park.

Find time together in nature alongside the region’s creative community with a day-long or half-day retreat from The Well. Artist-led activities include meditation in the native garden, a nature scavenger hunt, and a special eclipse viewing soundscape.

 All tickets include a boxed lunch, free admission to the park, parking, viewing glasses and a day of rest, renewal and celebration. TOTALITY packages are for 8am to end of day, and PARTIAL packages are for noon to end of day.



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