Total Solar Eclipse

Monday afternoon, April 8, 2024 at approx 3:00pm

This will be the last solar eclipse in this area until August 2044 (20 years!)
so you won’t want to miss this one!

What is a total Solar Eclipse?

A solar eclipse happens at the exact moment the Moon aligns between the Sun and the Earth, blocking the Sun from Earth. During this period, which lasts only minutes, partial or total darkness will occur, depending on where on Earth you are located.

 Viewers located in Grant County will experience a total eclipse, which means complete darkness will occur when the Moon aligns between the Sun and Earth.

Plans for viewing areas and entertainment are still being finalized. Here is what has been determined to date.

Hotels and Vacation Rentals

  • Here is a list of accommodationsBook now to reserve your overnight stay. We’ll see you soon!
  • Note: campsites are SOLD OUT.
  • On Fri., April 5, camping will become available at Fairmount Camp.

Viewing Locations


Monday, April 8 Eclipse-a-palooza, 1 – 5 p.m.

Ballard Field, 799 E. 3rd St., Marion

Trolley rides, The Barstool Bandits band, Hive Mind Market and food trucks.

Eclipse viewing spots.

Gas City Music Center

Bands TBD.

Concert at the Stage, James Dean Memorial Stage,
Playacres Park, 300 E. Madison St., Fairmount, IN 46928.

Bands TBD.

Total Eclipse of the Quilt

Quilters Hall of Fame
926 S Washington St, Marion, IN 46953

To commemorate the rare Total Solar Eclipse, The Quilters Hall of Fame is calling for mini quilt entries.  These quilts should reflect the excitement, share the beauty, or explain the science of the Total Eclipse. Entries will be juried and those chosen will be showcased in an exhibit at The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana and will be eligible to win a cash award. Click here for contest deadlines, rules and specifications. Good luck quilters!

Great North American Eclipse -Jonesboro

Monday, April 8 noon – 4:30 p.m.

The Open Field @ 5247 S 150 E, Jonesboro

  • Educational activities
  • Live Band – “Stay Outside”
  • Limited number of viewing glasses, while supplies last.

This event is in partnership with NASA.

Free admission

Total Solar Eclipse at Taylor

Monday, April 8, 11:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Taylor University – Upland, Indiana

  • Educational programs
  • Make a solar viewer
  • Total Solar Eclipse Viewing

Open to the public. Friends, families, alumni, students, faculty welcome. Free admission.

Eclipse Viewing Glasses

Pick up special eclipse viewing glasses at the following locations:

Restaurants will be open and ready to welcome you on Monday, April 8.

Bookmark this page. Check back here for updates.

Grant County

About Grant County

Grant County, Indiana, is home to nifty attractions, outtasight events and rebellious celebrities. Whether it’s saddle shoes, classic cars, vintage bikes, James Dean, or Garfield, we love everything classic and cool. Have a blast just 90 minutes North of Indy.

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