Path of Totality: where to experience Total 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 being 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. 


Sidney - Official Viewing Sites

  • Custenborder Fields
  • Tawawa Civic Park

Sidney - Events

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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 - 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

  • Alien Festival, downtown Piqua.



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

Recommended viewing locations:

  • Possum Creek MetroPark
  • Carriage Hill MetroPark
  • Eastwood (lakeside) MetroPark


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. 

Montgomery County - Additional Information - Dayton CVB's website for updates on planned Eclipse events in Montgomery County

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