Solar Eclipse Viewing Events and Watch Parties in Kentucky and Southern Indiana

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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! 

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY
Big Four Bridge Lawn


E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park

Iroquois Park

Kentucky Derby Musuem


Kentucky State Fairgrounds

Mint Julep Tours- Solar Eclipse and Bourbon Sips Experience* Tour departs Louisville and travels to Hopkinsville.


PNC Achievement Center in Beckley Creek Park


Spalding University

Southern IN
Charlestown State Park

Clifty Falls State Park

Indiana University Southeast School of Natural Sciences

Patoka Lake- Kayak the Eclipse

Silver Creek 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

Christian County, KY
Burdoc Farms


Christian Way Farm


Jefferson Davis Monument


Kelly Little Green Men Festival

Daviess County, KY
Owensboro Museum of Science and History


Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Fayette County, KY
The Living Arts and Science Center

Floyd County, KY
Jenny-Wiley State Resort Park


Henderson County, KY
John James Audubon State Park

Hickman County, KY
Columbus-Belmont State Park

Hopkins County, KY
American Legion in Madisonville


Downtown Dawson Springs

Elks BPOE #738 in Madisonville

Madisonville City Park


Madisonville Community College


Mahr Park at Hidden Hills Farm


Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Marshall County, KY
Kenlake State Resort Park


Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

McCracken County, KY
Art Guild of Paducah

Brooks Field

Carson Center


McCracken County Library


Silent Brigade Distillery


West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Muhlenberg County, KY

Greenville Summerhouse

Oldham County
City Place Lawn *Pre-register for this networking event.

Spencer County, KY
Solar Eclipse Paddle at Taylorsville Lake


Todd County, KY
Jefferson Davis Historic Site

Trigg County, KY
Lake Barkley State Resort Park

Union County, KY
Caseyville Recreation Area & Boat Dock

Warren County, KY
The A-Frame

Aviation Heritage Park

Bowling Green Ballpark

Chaney’s Dairy Farm


Historic Railpark and Train Musuem


Reid’s Livery Winery


Rockn B Horse and Carriage Farm

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 brandy@louisvillefamilyfun.net.

By Guest Contributor: Brandy

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