Total Eclipse in the Park

Talk about being in the right place at the right time! Join us on Monday April 8 for an eclipse viewing party at Grass Creek Park.
On April 8, 2024, Kingston will experience its first total solar eclipse in nearly 700 years. For a few minutes in the afternoon, we will be in the path of totality, which means the Moon will be perfectly aligned between the Earth and the Sun, blocking out the Sun’s rays entirely. Kingston won’t be in the path of totality again until the year 2399, so we won’t let this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event pass us by!
The total solar eclipse will begin in Kingston at about 2:09 p.m. and will reach the path of totality (maximum coverage by the Moon) at 3:23 p.m. The full cycle of the eclipse will conclude at 4:35 p.m.
Join us at Lake Ontario Park from 1-5 p.m. to get together and celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime occasion!
Things to do:
– Floydium performs Dark Side of the Moon in full + Pink Floyd’s greatest hits
– Drag performance by Tyffanie Morgan
– Beer tent hosted by Daft Brewing
– Beavertails food truck
– Interactive learning with STEM Camp Kingston
– Face Painting
– Queen’s University Eclipse Ambassadors will be on-site throughout the park to guide you through your eclipse viewing!
Keep your eyes safe during the total solar eclipse!
Remember, never look directly at the sun during a solar eclipse. Doing so can damage vision! Enjoy the eclipse safely by using specially-made glasses and viewers from reputable brands.