Eclipse Events in Akron and Summit County
Celebrate this monumental moment at one of the area’s many viewing parties and by taking part in interactive events leading up to the big day.
A total solar eclipse, a once-in-a-lifetime event, is quickly approaching as we enter 2024. Nearly 32 million Americans, approximately 10% of the U.S. population, live within the path of totality. We’d like to know, ‘Where Are You Eclipsin?’ Take advantage of the opportunity and visit Summit County, Ohio, one of the areas in the path of totality.
The Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau (ASCVB) is hosting a series of interactive events and collaborating with more than 15 area partners to celebrate the monumental occasion. Each of the partners is hosting designated viewing areas and events for eclipse enthusiasts to enjoy. Be sure to check their individual websites for further information. Current partners include:
- Akron Art Museum
- Akron-Summit County Public Library (Main Branch, Downtown Akron)
- Akron Zoo
- Bath Nature Preserve
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Kendall Hills, Boston Visitors Center
- MAPS Air Museum
- Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
- Sarah’s Vineyard
- Summit County Fairgrounds
- Summit Metro Parks
- The Winery at Wolf Creek
On April 8 in Ohio, the total solar eclipse begins at 3:08 p.m. with the final exit of the Moon’s shadow at 3:19 p.m. Specifically in Summit County, totality will be nearly three minutes long. The sky will darken, and depending on the weather, those along the path of totality will see the Sun’s corona. The area will experience a partial eclipse before and after the moment of totality occurs.
The ASCVB is putting on a series of free, digital events leading up to this special day to create awareness and interest. Everyone is invited to participate.
Trivia Tuesdays: Beginning Jan. 16, trivia questions will be posted weekly on our social media pages leading up to the big day. Share your answer for a chance to win a gift card. The final answer for each question will be posted on the ASCVB website.
Scavenger Hunt: We’ve partnered with some of our local attractions to hold a scavenger hunt. One Saturday per month, we will post a photo with hints of where the prize can be found. The first person to visit the attraction and find the prize is the winner. The schedule for the scavenger hunt is as follows:
- Jan. 20 at the Akron Zoo
- Feb. 17 at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Farmers Market: Winter Market. Old Trail School: 2315 Ira Rd., Bath, Ohio 44333
- March 9 at MAPS Air Museum
- April 5 at Canal Park, for the Akron RubberDucks opening day
Tell us ‘Where You're Eclipsin': Take some photos of your eclipse experience (don’t forget to wear your eclipse glasses!) and post them on your social media platforms. Be sure to tag the ASCVB, @AkronSummitCVB, and be automatically entered into a random drawing to win a grand prize!
Go to visitakron-summit.org/solar-eclipse/ for more details on the total solar eclipse.