Total Eclipse of the Parks in Oxford
This southwest Ohio college town has a slate of events planned in the leadup to the celestial event our state hasn’t seen in over 200 years.
It's going to be a Total Eclipse of the Parks in Oxford, Ohio. Join us to celebrate a celestial event we haven't seen in over 200 years and won't see again until 2099. Totality in Oxford will start at 3:08:23 p.m. and will last 2 minutes and 51 seconds.
Festivities will begin much earlier than that — Oxford, Ohio is planning an entire long weekend of solar-themed fun. For those of you coming to visit Oxford during this time, make those travel plans soon, and plan accordingly so that you can bask in the glory of being perfectly positioned for this magnificent event.
Thursday, April, 4, 2024: The Institute for Learning in Retirement (IRL) in partnership with the Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum (RCCAM) at Miami University. Join Jerry Riesenberg (ILR) and Professor Stephen Alexander (Department of Physics) from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at RCCAM for a lecture on the upcoming solar eclipse.
Friday, April 5, 2024: Are you ready for some hair-raising science, toe-tapping music and mind-blowing media? Join Mister C at the Oxford Community Arts Center for an amazing evening of learning in the lab as he explores all things air! All ages welcome!
Saturday, April 6, 2024: Kickstart the festivities in the heart of Oxford, Ohio’s Uptown Parks from 1 to 10 p.m. This family-friendly event will feature a galaxy of space-themed activities, live music and an array of food trucks serving up treats and craft beers.
Sunday, April 7, 2024: Lace-up those running shoes for this space race, featuring both a 5K and a 10K that will take you along the scenic Oxford Area Trail. This is the perfect chance to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while celebrating our connection to the cosmos.
Afterwards, join family-friendly movie experiences at the Lane Public Library, Oxford Community Arts Center, Uptown Parks and more.
Monday, April 8, 2024: Total Eclipse watch locations will be held at Uptown Park, the Oxford Community Park and at the Richard & Carole Cocks Art Museum’s Sculpture Park.
Join one of the Eclipse Watch Parties listed to witness this wonder firsthand. Limited special eclipse glasses will be provided to ensure safe viewing.
Total Eclipse of the Parks will be a special moment where many will come together to marvel at the grandeur of the universe and make lasting memories with friends and family. We hope to see you at this once-in-a-lifetime celestial celebration in Oxford, Ohio.