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The Great Geauga Solar Eclipse!

Geauga County residents are so lucky to be in the path of totality for the total solar eclipse on April 8!

To celebrate, Geauga Park District has partnered with The Great Geauga County Fair to host a FREE large-scale viewing event at the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Plan to come out for The Great Geauga Total Solar Eclipse to receive access to free eclipse-viewing glasses while supplies last (then we share) and access to loads of activities beginning at 11 a.m.  The eclipse itself will last from around 2 to 4:30 p.m., with the total eclipse beginning at 3:15 p.m. for 3 minutes 27 seconds of darkness in the middle of the afternoon!

We hear traffic in the region could be slow due to the influx of people in the area, so while you’re coming to the fairgrounds, why not make a day of it?  A variety of food trucks will be on-site, or bring your own picnic.  Bleacher seating will be available, or bring your own lawn chairs. Sorry, no dogs or drones will be permitted. Additional features will include a pop-up nature store with eclipse merchandise, multiple viewing stations with various equipment, citizen science projects, multiple photo ops and more!

Parking lots open at 10:30 a.m. – arrive early and stay in the area late! Looking back, three of the last four April 8s would have been perfect weather for viewing such an event. But whatever the weather, it will be an awesome experience in northeast Ohio to be sure!  Learn more, including the complete and detailed schedule of events online at