Eclipse Events

Written on 04/01/2024
Patrick Munsey

Celebrations and viewing opportunities planned for April 8

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For those staying in Kokomo for the eclipse there are a number of events celebrating the once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Keep in mind that some of these events do not take place within the path of totality. The eclipse still will be visible through approved solar glasses and filters, but viewing with the naked eye will not be possible.

The events will be indicated as INSIDE the path or OUTSIDE the path, as follows.


Eclipsed in Fun

It’s not just an eclipse, it’s a party! Join the Kokomo Howard County Public Library on Mon., April 8, for an afternoon celebrating one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles in all of nature! This event takes place at the library’s south branch, 1755 E. Center Road, from noon until 4 p.m. For more information, please visit

Eclipse at the Observatory

Join Indiana University Kokomo on Mon., April 8, to view the total solar eclipse. The event runs from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the IU Kokomo Observatory, 2660 S. Washington St. The eclipse will be live-streamed from a telescope in the dome of the observatory. If the weather conditions are not favorable for viewing in Kokomo, livestreamed views from other locations in the U.S. will be presented in the observatory’s lecture hall.

The Eclipse at Jackson Morrow

Watch the total solar eclipse with the Kokomo Parks and Recreation Department in Jackson Morrow Park, 4200 S. Park Road. This event takes place from 2-4 p.m. and is child-friendly and family focused. This free viewing party will include eclipse glasses (while supplies last), kid-friendly eclipse crafts and activities, a moonwalk bounce house, a live-stream of NASA’s EDGE Megacast, yard games, and snacks.


Eclipse at the Riverwalk

A free concert, Eclipse at the Riverwalk, featuring Luna Worldcast with The Pickin’ Pear, will take place on Mon., April 8, from 1-4 p.m. at the Riverwalk Pavilion in downtown Kokomo. The Coterie will provide food and beverages for this free event.

Dark at the Diamond

Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union invites everyone to Dark at the Diamond on Mon., April 8, for a free eclipse watch party occurring at Kokomo Municipal Stadium, 400 S. Union St., from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome during this family-friendly event. DJ Pugh and Health by Harlow will provide music, and interactive games and activities will take place on the field and concourse. So Tam Good Food Truck, Good Dudes BBQ & Catering, and HomeTeam Ice Cream will have food and treats for purchase, and 2,500 free eclipse glasses will be provided for all attendees while they last.

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