2024 Solar Eclipse

Events Held By Hamilton County Parks and Recreation

Get ready to experience the once-in-a-lifetime celestial phenomenon of the total solar eclipse, occurring on Monday, April 8, 2024. This unique event will offer a viewing path that cuts through Hamilton County, Indiana, and over two of the county's favorite parks. In conjunction with the eclipse and the unusual natural activities that will take place during the time of totality (approximately 3:06 p.m.), parks staff have planned eclipse-related activities that will be entertaining, educational and memory-making. Mark this historic date on your calendar! 

Park Side of the Moon at Cool Creek Park

10:00AM - 5:00PM
$10 for Hamilton County Residents, $15 for Out-Of-County Guests

Cool Creek Park will host an event around the viewing of the Total Solar Eclipse. Guests will park on-site and can tailgate around their vehicles and/or stroll the grounds of Cool Creek Park. Live entertainment will occur on the pavilion stage and include live educational speakers throughout the spectacle. Crafts and activities will be provided at our educational displays throughout the outdoor event space and inside the educational trailer and nature center to inform guests about this unique celestial event. Food will be available for purchase, sponsors and vendors will be available to interact with guests, and a free kid zone activity area will be available. All registered attendees will receive approved eclipse-viewing safety glasses.

Register for Park Side of the Moon

Moon Market at Strawtown Koteewi Park

NOON - 5:00PM
$5 for Hamilton County Residents, $10 for Out-Of-County Guests

The Taylor Center of Natural History will host a Moon Market in celebration of the Total Solar Eclipse. Moon Market vendors will be selling a variety of a celestial themed wares for purchase. In addition to the small artisan market, the Taylor Center will provide eclipse themed crafts and a Total Solar Eclipse educational display. All registered attendees will receive approved eclipse-viewing safety glasses, a reserved spot in the mowed lawn to the east of the Taylor Center and will have the option to tailgate. The Moon Market and associated crafts will be held in and around the Taylor Center with optimal viewing on the "little sledding hill" to the west of the Taylor Farmhouse.

Register for Moon Market

When and Where

In Hamilton County, the approximate starting time for the Solar Eclipse is 1:50PM EST. The Total Eclipse is expected to begin about 3:06PM EST. 

Refer to the following resource for more details:

City Totality Duration
Arcadia 3m4s
Atlanta 2m55s
Carmel 3m29s
Cicero 3m15s
Cool Creek Park 3m23s
Fishers 3m38s
Noblesville 3m27s
Sheridan 2m50s
Strawtown Koteewi Park 3m20s
Westfield 3m18s
Solar Eclipse 2024 path of totality across Indiana and Hamilton County.


View Visit Hamilton County, Indiana's website for more information regarding the 2024 Total Eclipse. 

For the latest Hamilton County and Hamilton County Parks and Recreation eclipse-related information for planning and public safety visit hamiltoncounty.in.gov/Eclipse, MyHamiltonCountyParks.com, follow Hamilton County Parks (Indiana) on Facebook, or call 317-770-4400.