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08/18/2017

Solar Eclipse Viewing in Louisville

Check out the blog below for some ideal places to view the partial eclipse in Louisville and a way to see the full eclipse in Southern Kentucky.

Next Monday, August 21, 2017 – all of North America will experience an eclipse of the Sun and Louisville will be in the partial eclipse zone. The moon will be covering approximately 96% of the sun!

The eclipse will begin in Louisville around 12:59PM EST and be at its maximum at 2:27PM…. Ending at 3:51PM.

If you’d like to view the TOTAL solar eclipse, you’ll need to travel south to Hopkinsville, KY.

There are many places to go in the city to view the eclipse but please remember that safety is first and it’s only safe to view with certified eclipse glasses that have been for sale at various stores in the Louisville area while supplies last. Below are just a handful of many places to witness this rare occurance:

1. Eclipse Viewing Party at Fourth Street Live!

  • Party occurs from 12-3PM with food, beverages and eclipse-themed cocktails provided by participating tenants.
  • Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse will be proving box lunches and you can even try a moon-shaped pizza slice from Birracibo!
  • Cost: FREE
  • For more information, click here.

2. Solar Eclipse & Bourbon Sips by Mint Julep Tours

  • Travel to Hopkinsville, KY with the tour for an unmatched viewing opportunity of the full solar eclipse (the first in nearly four decades!)
  • The tour includes transportation to MB Roland Distillery for a tour and bourbon tasting along with the viewing.
  • Live music, food trucks and a cocktail bar will be on site.
  • Cost is $149 per person.
  • For more information, click here.

3. Solar Eclipse Viewing at The Parklands

  • Join Interpretive Rangers from 12-4PM at the PNC Achievement Center in Beckley Creek Park for fun and crafts.
  • A limited supply of solar eclipse glasses will be available, free of charge for the first 300 visitors.
  • Cost: FREE

4. Kentucky Derby Museum Solar Eclipse Viewing Tour

  • View the solar eclipse from the infield at the famous Churchill Downs Racetrack!
  • The tour occurs from 1-3PM.
  • FREE eclipse glasses will be available
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of Churchill Downs and the museum are included.
  • Cost: $50 per person, Kids under 5 are FREE
  • For more information, click here.

5. Eclipse Viewing from the top of Iroquois Park

  • The overlook at Iroquois Park will be open to view the eclipse on August 21.
  • Metro Parks will be providing information tables and music for the viewing.
  • Viewing glasses will not be available.
  • Cost: FREE

For more information about the solar eclipse, click here.