Solar Eclipse Viewing Events and Watch Parties in Kentucky and Southern Indiana
Chances are you’ve heard about the solar eclipse that will occur on Monday, August 21st. This is a huge event for Kentucky, because parts of the state are in the path of totality, meaning the moon will completely block out the sun as it passes between the sun and the earth. Optimal total solar eclipse viewing will be slightly northwest of Hopkinsville, Ky. It’s a once in a lifetime viewing opportunity for many, so thousands of people from around the world will be traveling to see it. A map of totality can be found here. For those living in Louisville, a partial solar eclipse will be seen. NASA has a great website explaining everything! And, an interactive map for locations and times.
Below are events that will be taking place all across the Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
Please note: regardless of the degree of totality, you WILL NEED solar eclipse glasses for viewing! Some venues will have a limited number of pairs available. Play it safe and buy a pair before the 21st. We’ve seen them for sale ($1 – $2) at local Kroger, Lowes, Walmart and Heine Bros. locations– to name a few!
Mint Julep Tours- Solar Eclipse and Bourbon Sips Experience* Tour departs Louisville and travels to Hopkinsville.
PNC Achievement Center in Beckley Creek Park
Charlestown State Park
Ballard County, KY
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
Barron County, KY
Barron River Lake State Park
Boone County, KY
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
Bullitt County, KY
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Fayette County, KY
The Living Arts and Science Center
Hickman County, KY
Columbus-Belmont State Park
McCracken County, KY
Art Guild of Paducah
Muhlenberg County, KY
City Place Lawn *Pre-register for this networking event.
Trigg County, KY
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
Union County, KY
Caseyville Recreation Area & Boat Dock
Warren County, KY
Looking for a fun way to teach your child about the solar eclipse? Check out this short animated video by McGraw-Hill Education:
Know of another eclipse viewing party in Kentucky or Southern Indiana? Email a link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Guest Contributor: Brandy