Plan your visit to Rochester for the 2024 eclipse and get ready with our list of events and celebrations happening around Rochester! Keep checking back here, more locations will be added to the list as we count down to April 8.
Celebrations & Festivals
April 6-8, 2024 | Rochester Museum & Science Center
The RMSC will be celebrating the total solar eclipse with a 3-day festival, ROC The Eclipse, filled with hands-on activities, speakers, live entertainment, eclipse merch, food trucks, and more.
April 5-8, 2024 | Genesee Country Village & Museum
Genesee Country Village & Museum is excited to be offering the opportunity to experience totality in a 19th-century Historic Village – plus three days of celestial celebrations leading up to the total solar eclipse (April 5 – 7). Plan ahead and select your unique home-base for Eclipse Viewing Day – whether that is a private building in the Historic Village, one of our unique hospitality packages, or our South Field Drive-In/Festival Grounds option.
RPO Eclipse Spectacular: A Symphonic Celebration
April 7, 2024 | Blue Cross Arena
For the first time, the RPO will perform at Blue Cross Arena for a space themed extravaganza featuring movie music masterpieces from 2001: A Space Odyssey, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Alien, and Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace. This event includes a mind-blowing laser light show, futuristic video wall, and performances by Rochester City Ballet, and amazing aerialists Troupe Vertigo.
April 8, 2024 | George Eastman Museum
Solar Spectacular at The Strong National Museum of Play
April 1-8 | The Strong National Museum of Play
April 8, 2024 | Memorial Art Gallery
Witness a once in a lifetime celestial event right at the Memorial Art Gallery! On April 8th, 2024, Rochester will experience a full solar eclipse! We will be in the direct line of totality. The Moon will pass directly between the Earth and Sun, completely blocking out the Sun’s light! How cool is that? Enjoy the eclipse at the Memorial Art Gallery. Expect eclipse merch, live music, and more! A string trio will be performing during the event.
April 8, 2024 | Innovative Field
The eclipse festivities will include live music by THE SKYCOASTERS, playing their top party hits. Arts and crafts stations, captivating photo backdrops, face painting, autograph sessions featuring Spikes and Mittsy, Rochester Red Wings players, and special character appearances are set to take place throughout the event. Attendees can also look forward to a live NASA video feed on the largest video board in town, raffle prizes, and a wide array of other celestial-themed attractions. Special food and beverage options will be available throughout the concourse during the event.
Eclipse Weekend at the Seneca Park Zoo
April 5-8, 2024 | Seneca Park Zoo
Eclipse Weekend will feature a range of on-site activities, all included with Zoo admission.
April 8, 2024 | Stokoe Farms
Stokoe Farms 'The Dark Side of the Farm' is the perfect place for you and your family to enjoy The Great North American Eclipse! This will be a full day of fun, activities, animals and more!
April 8, 2024 | Rochester Public Market
The Public Market Rocs the Eclipse, a partnership between The City of Rochester, Rohrbach's Brewing, and Laughing Gull Chocolates, will be an all day event on April 8 at the Rochester Public Market. Join us for this free family event with entertainment, eclipse related crafts, and educational activities throughout the day. We will also feature a sensory-friendly safe space for anyone to visit that day. View and experience the total eclipse with us. Additional highlights include music, local food trucks, and beer and chocolate tastings.
April 8, 2024 | Ledgedale Air Park
Soltality Music Festival will be a 1 day music festival on Monday April 8th, 2024. The festival will be taking place outdoors at Ledgedale Air Park in Brockport, NY. We are excited to be hosting in the direct path of totality and at such a venue with unobstructed views of the sky in every direction. Soltality Music Festival will showcase a line up of 5-6 bands, several food trucks, local brewery tent, art vendors, engagement stations, event merchandise, and a viewing deck for those with telescopes to have an elevated viewing experience.
April 8, 2024 | Lazy Acre Alpacas
Experience the eclipse at an Alpaca farm with an optional yoga class add on from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
April 8, 2024 | Town of Perinton
Save the date for the Total Eclipse of the Park! On April 8, 2024, Perinton will be in the path of a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1925. Join us to celebrate this once in a lifetime event at the Perinton Community Center with food trucks, music and plenty of fun activities. If your family is interested in some extra fun, we will be offering a fun pass, granting you access to Star Wars bounce houses, swimming and guaranteeing a pair of eclipse glasses.
April 8, 2024 | SUNY Brockport
SUNY Brockport’s “Total Eclipse of the Port” on campus celebration will primarily be held at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium. The eclipse centerline will pass directly over the stadium, leaving Brockport in totality for longer than areas outside of the centerline.
April 8, 2024 | Homesteads for Hope Community Farm
Homesteads for Hope Community Farm is in the path of totality for a total solar eclipse. Join us for a once in a lifetime experience which has many options for your enjoyment. The event is hosted by our Farm Family, offering activities for all ages & abilities. The actual spectacular starts about 3:20pm and lasts nearly four minutes where the afternoon sky will go dark as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth. This unique experience is a full day event!
April 8, 2024 | Arrowhead Golf Course & Marina
With plenty of open spaces and a surrounding golf course, visit Arrowhead for the eclipse. Ticket includes paid parking, eclipse glasses and access to open spaces. The restaurant and bar will be serving eclipse food and drink specials. Enjoy music and lots of family friendly activities to keep you busy while you are waiting for totality.
April 8, 2024 | Blackfriars Theatre
Join Blackfriars Theatre for the 2024 total solar eclipse as we celebrate with a party in the parking lot (weather permitting), Empanadas by Stephanie & adult beverages (purchase separately), and a big-screen viewing of everyone's favorite galactic cinematic experience: Mel Brooks's Spaceballs! Free on-site parking; purchase tickets in advance.
April 8, 2024 | 20 Deep Winery
Join us at the 20 Deep Winery for a spectacular family fun event - the HFM Rotary Solar Eclipse Family Fun Event! From children's activities and adult games to live music and delicious food, this event promises a day filled with joy and entertainment.
April 8, 2024 | Springdale Farm
Join us for a spectacular celestial event at Springdale Farm! From petting zoo experiences to delicious local food vendors, there's something for everyone at The Total Solar Eclipse Festival at Springdale Farm. Explore our charming farm, take part in engaging activities, and capture stunning photos of this rare celestial phenomenon.
March 29, 2024 | EssexRochester
April 8, 2024 | Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum
Party in the Dark: An Eclipse Watch Event
April 8, 2024 | Parcel 5
April 8 | Genesee Valley Field House
Our celebration will be one that explores what life is like for people who experience life in darkness for more than just 4 minutes. Millions of people experience partial or total occlusion everyday. We will have hands-on events such as light sound box interpreting, tactile exhibits, space science experts, audio darts, tandem biking, guide training, beep baseball, tactile map-building, audio description, free tax preparation, & 3D printing. People of all abilities are welcome.
April 8, 2024 | Al Sigl Community
Tle Al Sigl campus provides an accessible viewing area with designated outdoor space for wheelchairs and other equipment to park and view on a level surface. Outdoor accessible restrooms will be available.
FOOD & DRINK
April 5, 2024 | Salena's Mexican Restaurant
April 6-7, 2024 | Blu Wolf Bistro
April 7, 2024 | Mendon 64
April 8, 2024 | Casa Larga Vineyards
Enjoy a “Planet Patio” party at Casa Larga’s Toast to Totality. Each ticket includes eclipse viewing glasses, custom wine glass, glass of wine or craft beer, lunch and dessert, fire pits, outdoor seating, music, lawn games, unobstructed views and a dedicated private “Black Moon Bar.”
April 8, 2024 | Once Finger Lakes
With live jazz music– and cocktail dress encouraged– join Once Finger Lakes for a decadent experience to remember. Ticket includes eclipse signature cocktail, two glasses of highly-allocated, top of the range Finger Lakes sparkling wines, hors d’oeuvres and eclipse viewing glasses.
CUSTOM ECLIPSE ITEMS & GIFTS
Eclipse Beer Series
Three local Rochester breweries are partnering on a series of beers in celebration of the eclipse. Visit the breweries and taste Totality, the Dark Side and the Light Side beers - brewed in partnership by Rohrbach Brewing Company, Three Heads Brewing and Strangebird Brewing.
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