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Auburn to host Falcon Park festival for 2024 solar eclipse

The City of Auburn, NY, is gearing up for a historic event, the “Great North American Eclipse,” set to occur on April 8, 2024. This celestial phenomenon, marking the first total eclipse visible in Auburn since 1925, will be celebrated with the family-friendly “Falcon Park Eclipse Fest.” The city, in collaboration with the Auburn Doubledays, invites the community to witness this rare event, with the next opportunity not expected until 2144.


The Eclipse Fest at Falcon Park promises an exciting lineup of activities suitable for all ages. Attendees can enjoy live broadcasts by Classic Hits 99.3, children’s activities, and food concessions. The event, running from 2 to 4 p.m., is free to the public, ensuring everyone can join in the celebration. The Cayuga County Office of Tourism will provide eclipse viewing glasses for safe observation of the eclipse, which will reach totality at 3:22 p.m.

For more details on the Falcon Park Eclipse Fest and other solar eclipse events in Cayuga County, interested individuals can visit the City of Auburn’s official website or the Cayuga County tourism page. This unique event offers a perfect opportunity for community engagement and experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event together.