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

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Solar Spectacle: A Total Solar Eclipse At GCV&M

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. 

ROC the Eclipse Festival

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.  

Eclipse Weekend at the Seneca Park Zoo

April 6-8, 2024 | Seneca Park Zoo

Eclipse Weekend will feature a range of on-site activities, all included with Zoo admission including demonstrations of hyper-spectral audio recorders to measure animal vocalization behavior during the eclipse, the fan-favorite Nature Cart and other learning stations run by Zoo Naturalists offering opportunities to learn about the eclipse and build pinhole cameras, and many more.

Dancing in the Dark

April 6, 2024 | Fairport Brewing on University Ave

Experience a performance by the Rochester City Ballet, live music, buffet dinner by Battatinis catering for dinner ticket purchasers, FREE eclipse viewing glasses, cash bar with eclipse themed cocktails and more in celebration of the total solar eclipse! 

Solar Eclipse Party

April 6, 2024 | Figgy Studio and Shop

Commemorate the solar eclipse and enjoy giveaways, locally crafted moon-themed goodies and visit the following local vendors: Breezy's Braid Bar, Kyri Permanent Jewelry (with optional moon charms), Lines By Liv Tattoos, and Mystic Tea by D's Tarot Readings.

Total Eclipse of the ROC: Immersive Artisan Market

April 6, 2024 | Essex

Experience celestial delights at our ‘Total Eclipse of the Roc’ artisan market on Saturday, April 6th from 12-5pm at Rochester's newest concert venue, Essex! Immerse yourself in local art, capture moments at the custom photo wall, and explore your destiny with a tarot reading and dive into the celestial vibe with artisanal treats & unique creations from over 20 local makers under our moody, cosmic ambiance!

Moonlight Market at The Grove

April 6, 2024 | 266 E Broad Street

Experience an open-air vendor fair from 4 to 6 pm  in honor of the upcoming total solar eclipse. The event will feature an array of local vendors and artisans showcasing their unique products, from handcrafted goods to exclusive artworks, not to mention the participation of local businesses that currently reside within, or adjacent to, the space including: Branca Midtown, Unwine’d, 260 Wine + Spirits, Dice Versa, and Need + Co. Attendees can expect to find a variety of entertainment within the event from tarot readings to food trucks, music, and more.

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.

Total Solar Eclipse Candle Making & Chocolate Tasting

April 7, 2024 | Scents by Design

Join us to commemorate the evening before the Total Eclipse! Make a custom scented candle with a special Total Solar Eclipse label (8oz tumbler included in ticket price) and receive a sun and moon eclipse chocolate treat from Laughing Gull Chocolates. While your candle is setting, you'll experience a Laughing Gull Chocolates interactive tasting. We already know the eclipse will be a multisensory experience – tasting chocolate is too! We’ll explore the light and dark side of chocolate, literally and figuratively. You will leave with a candle, Totality Chocolates, and with a new perspective on chocolate!

Eclipse Double Feature: Moon and Sunshine

April 7, 2024 | The Little

Celebrate the great celestial convergence with two themed — and all-time great — indie sci-fi films at The Little, the day before the 2024 total solar eclipse.

Focus, Click, Totality! 

April 8, 2024 | George Eastman Museum

This special event will showcase the historic gardens and grounds as a viewing area for the eclipse. Visitors will have the opportunity to view a display of pinhole cameras from the museum’s extensive collection and a selection of eclipse-related works in the Collection Gallery. Guests can walk into a camera with a mobile camera obscura on the grounds, make their own pinhole projector in the museum’s Discovery Room along with a number of other activities, food and drink options and more.

Solar Spectacular at The Strong National Museum of Play

April 1-8 | The Strong National Museum of Play 

Solar Spectacular: April Break Week: Blast off into space this break week at The Strong! View one-of-a-kind outer space-themed displays, play with the planets, remodel the space rover, and overcome an obstacle course. Put your skills to the test and become an astronaut for the day at Astronaut Training Camp. Get to work on the control panels, do some research on moon rocks, or even strap into the spaceship and get ready for takeoff! Play your way through space as you take on the Arcade Challenge! Locate various space themed arcade machines in eGameRevolution and test your skills.

Monday, April 8 only: Get ready for the eclipse with specialty crafts in the Play Lab. Learn about the science and physics behind eclipses from astrophysicist Kamryn Griffith.

Eclipse Viewing at Memorial Art Gallery

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.

Rochester Red Wings Solarpalooza Viewing Party

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.

View the Total Solar Eclipse at the Anthony Museum

April 8, 2024 | National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

In partnership with the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association and the West Main Street Business Association, the Anthony Museum invites you to gather with friends and neighbors to watch a once-in-a-century solar event from 2pm to 4pm in Susan B. Anthony Square Park on Monday, April 8! This event is completely FREE: solar-safe viewing glasses will be provided! Stop by the Museum Shop to purchase your limited edition t-shirt, featuring a total solar eclipse quote from Susan B. Anthony herself!

Dark Side of the Farm

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!

The Total Eclipse ROCs The Market

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. 

Soltality Music Festival

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. 

Alpacalipse "24"

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.

Total Eclipse of the Park

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. 

Total Eclipse of the Port

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.

Solar Harvest

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!

Arrowhead Solar Eclipse Party

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.

Blackout Total Eclipse 2024

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 SpaceballsFree on-site parking; purchase tickets in advance.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

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.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

April 8, 2024 | Corn Hill Landing

Celebrate the Solar Eclipse along with our other friends in Corn Hill Landing! Corn Hill Navigation we will have: 1,000 FREE eclipse glasses available, live music on the patio from 1:30-3pm, eclipse activities for all ages, 10% off 2024 Riverie and Sam Patch tickets purchased at the event, beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks available for purchase.

Great Gates Eclipse

April 8, 2024 | Total Sports Experience

The Town of Gates will host a special solar eclipse celebration. The event will take place in the fields at Total Sports Experience, 880 Elmgrove Road from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Food vendors, kids activities and entertainment are scheduled to be at TSE as the community joins together to celebrate this unique event. Disposable eclipse glasses will be available while supplies last.

The Total Solar Eclipse Festival at Springdale Farm

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.

Sun Festival

March 29, 2024 | EssexRochester

Eclipse 2024 

April 8, 2024 | Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum

Eclipse Pedal Party

April 7-8, 2024 | Rochester Pedal Tours

We will be taking guests for a trip around downtown in celebration of the Total Solar Eclipse— enjoying a mix both bar stops and learning history along the way. This is a mixer which is where smaller groups go out together (we provide the driver). Enjoy seeing the city, meeting new people and enjoying a few drinks along the way!

Eclipse of the Art Workshop

April 6-7, 2024 | Memorial Art Gallery

Join us in the Creative Workshop for a special painting workshop that is sure to be a total eclipse of the art! Participants will paint their very own landscape featuring the once in a lifetime total solar eclipse event happening on April 8! With step-by-step guidance and encouragement from the Creative Workshop's Teaching Artists, participants will leave with a commemorative piece of their very own creation. 

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

April 8, 2024 | DICK's House of Sport 

Our Solar Eclipse Party is the perfect opportunity to celebrate on the enclosed space of our Field. Join in the fun with hands-on activities such as making suncatchers and creating eclipse chalk art. Plus viewing glasses are included to safely observe the eclipse. Enjoy the rhythm of the day with fun music from a live band and the chance to capture the moment with our photo opportunities.

Black & Blue Total Solar Eclipse Event

April 8, 2024 | Blue Barn Cidery

Enjoy this family-friendly opportunity featuring food and drink specials, live music by Double Dose and John Akers, and a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the total solar eclipse as it passes directly over the Cidery. 

Dark in the Park Eclipse Experience

April 8, 2024 | Rising Storm at the Mill

Experience the eclipse at Ellison Park and Rochester’s brewery in the park - Rising Storm at the Mill with an A-List exclusive curated experience. Your afternoon will include a private brewery tour and a guided hike to enjoy being in nature as we watch and experience the start of the moon covering the sun. We’ll experience Totality in the park, and gather at reserved preferred seating at the brewery for two bands, and a flight of commemorative beer. Delicious food will be available to order at the brewery. 

Total Solar Eclipse Viewing & Celebration

April 8, 2024 | The DeLand House On Main

On Monday, April 8th, from 1:30pm-6:00pm, enjoy a rooftop viewing experience with protective glasses, champagne punch, and an exclusive post-eclipse party at The Blind Pig Speakeasy with appetizers, an eclipse playlist, & cash bar! reservations are required, this is a 21+ event.

Total Eclipse Watch Party at Birdhouse Brewing Co.

April 8, 2024 | Birdhouse Brewing Co.

We look forward to viewing the total solar eclipse with you! To commemorate this special event we will be brewing two new beers, a Blonde Stout and a Moon Pie Stout.

Eclipse on the Beach

April 8, 2024 | Ontario Beach Park

Come join the Charlotte Community Association (CCA) for our eclipse viewing party at Tropix Eatery and lounge near Ontario Beach Park. Tropix will open its doors at 10AM and host two stages of music. The bands will kick off at 11AM and artists performing include M80's, Mesh, Another Vice, and other local bands. The CCA will be selling official eclipse viewing glasses at the event as well as hot dogs, drinks, and snacks for all to enjoy.

BrightON BrightOFF 

April 8, 2024 | Buckland Park


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*While many of these events are being planned with accessible features in mind to welcome visitors of all abilities, the ones notated below have specific call outs for catering to accessibility needs. For more information on accessibility features, please contact the event organization directly.


Embracing the Eclipse: RPO's Sensory-Friendly Concert

April 6 | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra 

Embrace the Eclipse with your RPO before the big event! This concert is designed to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for those with sensory sensitivities. It offers an experience tailored for music lovers who may benefit from a more relaxed and accommodating setting but still wish to engage in the excitement leading up to the RPO’s Eclipse Spectacular the following night. In this way, music lovers of all ages and abilities can take part in this once-in-a-lifetime event in the lead-up to our area’s Total Solar Eclipse.

Total Eclipse of the Park: Hosted by South East Area Coalition 

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. 

Total Eclipse Accessible Experience

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.

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Eclipse Week on Railroad Street

April 4-6, 2024 | Rohrbach Brewing Company at Railroad Street

Celebrate the week leading up to the big solar eclipse at Rochester’s original craft brewery! Located in an old 1800s wood mill factory in the heart of the city’s public market district, stop in Wednesday–Saturday for Eclipse beer on tap, a number of food and drink specials and eclipse merchandise! 

Chocolate and Cheese Totality Pairing

April 4, 2024 | Laughing Gull Chocolates

Looking for something to do in Rochester around the Total Solar Eclipse? In this unique interactive chocolate class, we’ll explore the multi-sensory science and art of tasting chocolate. We’ll pair some of our favorite chocolates with 4 varieties of local cheeses, to create a match made in heaven.

Solar Sizzle Watch Party

April 4-6, & 8, 2024 | Island Wraps 

Eclipse themed food and beverage menu, watch party indoors and out for a spectacular live view of the Eclipse in action, interactive activities, art exhibition, and more. ISO glasses are supplied complimentary with meal purchase while supplies last.

Eclipse Tequila Class

April 5, 2024 | Salena's Mexican Restaurant

Total Bottomless Brunch

April 6-7, 2024 | Blu Wolf Bistro

Sager-Stoneyard Pre-Eclipse Party

April 6, 2024 | Sager-Stoneyard Pub

Get psyched for the Solar Eclipse at Sager-Stoneyard. Try the Eclipse Beer Flight, light to dark, or dark to light. Food specials such as home-made Moon Pies and Dark n’ Light Wings. Wear an eclipse-themed costume and get a free pair of glasses.

The Eclipse and Chocolate: A Tasting

April 6, 2024 | Laughing Gull Chocolates

Come experience a Laughing Gull Chocolates’ interactive tasting. We already know the eclipse will be a multisensory experience – tasting chocolate is too! We’ll taste a variety of chocolate samples of chocolate as we explore the story of chocolate and its similarities to the eclipse.

Sips to the Eclipse

April 6-7, 2024 | Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Join us for a weekend of wine and fun as we celebrate "Sips to the Eclipse" across 10 participating wineries. Participants receive a complimentary "Wine Bingo Card" upon registration. Each card features 10 squares, one for each participating winery. When guests purchase a bottle of wine at a winery, the corresponding square on their bingo card is stamped. Collect 6 or more stamps to be entered to win a grand prize!

Eclipse Brunch

April 7, 2024 | Mendon 64

Toast to Totality

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.”

Dark Sky Total Solar Eclipse Event

April 8, 2024 | Black Button Distilling

Experience the total solar eclipse at Black Button Distilling. Choose from various ticket options, with each providing an incredible, once in a lifetime totality experience.

Party in the Dark: An Eclipse Watch Event

April 8, 2024 | Parcel 5

Party in the Dark is a free event to watch the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse at Parcel 5 downtown. Enjoy NASA live streams and concerts on a 16-foot wide LED video wall, seating with fire pits, free glow sticks, and solar viewing glasses. Local food trucks and vendors will offer food and drinks. Plus, join the after-party at La Bola at The Mercantile on Main with specialty drinks and activities such as tarot card readings and psychics! 


April 8, 2024 | TRATA

Enjoy exclusive access to TRATA from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Your ticket will grant you access to our rooftop to view the eclipse, viewing glasses, welcome cocktail & appetizers.

Brews, Bubbly & Blackouts

April 8, 2024 | The Thirsty Turtle

Sip & savor this once in a lifetime Total Solar Eclipse. We are opening early, Monday April 8th, and celebrating… Thirsty Turtle style! Cold beer, a specialty mimosa, and taking in the mesmerizing dance of the sun and moon. Doors open at 11:00am and the patio will be open for your viewing pleasure.

Black Hole Sun: (FREE) Eclipse Party 

April 8, 2024 | Lovin' Cup

Total Eclipse at the Bar

April 8, 2024 | Marshall Street Bar & Grill

Jazz & Glasses, Eclipse Eleganza

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.  

Solar Eclipse Party

April 8, 2024 | Other Half Finger Lakes

Enjoy all the Americana you'll need to celebrate the eclipse including hot dogs, hamburgers, drink special, and a commemorative keepsake just for the event.

Custom Eclipse Items & Gifts

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Eclipse Beer Series

Rohrbach Brewing Company (Totality), Three Heads Brewing (Dark Side) and Strangebird (Light Side)

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. 

Eclipse Coffee

Neutral Ground

Eclipse Chocolates

Laughing Gull Chocolates

Eclipse Jewelry

Laura Mady's Boucher Jewelry

Eclipse Jewelry


Eclipse Shirts

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