City of Carmel Announces Details for Total Solar Eclipse Viewing

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View the Eclipse with Experts at Civic Square

CARMEL, IN – The City of Carmel announces details surrounding the 2024 total solar eclipse. The City will host a Total Eclipse Viewing party at Civic Square from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday, April 8.

Members of the community are invited to join local officials for the special event. Mayor Sue Finkam will kick off the start of the eclipse at 1:30 p.m. with Carmel City Councilor Jeff Worrell and Hamilton County Councilor and Carmel Firefighter Tim Griffin, serving as emcees for the day. The event will feature music throughout the day from local artists including The Bishops, Marielle Sellars, the Indiana Wind Symphony and DJ Jesse White.

Carmel Police Chaplain George Davis will offer opening remarks to kick off the day, while the Carmel Fire and Police Departments will be on hand with plenty of family-friendly giveaways and educational materials for all to enjoy. In addition, the All Things Carmel store will be selling Carmel Eclipse merchandise including viewing glasses. The City of Carmel will have an eclipse Instagram spot with their larger-than-life Eclipse Glasses to snap a commemorative photo.

Food Vendors

317 Charcuterie
Aunt Jean’s Fun Foods
Coco Bongos Indy
Georgia’s Kitchen
Joella’s Hot Chicken
Kona Ice/Hickey’s Shaved Ice
Polish Cottage “Polska Chata”
Poppin’ Sweet Confections
Samano’s Mexican Food

Beverage Vendors

Ash & Elm Cider Co.
Danny Boy Beer Works
Peace Water Winery
Sugar Creek Winery
Sun King Brewery

For those who can’t make it to Civic Square, event partners with Midwest GeoSciences Group will be on location livestreaming the eclipse to The City of Carmel’s YouTubeFacebook and Carmel’s Cable Channel.

Community members are encouraged to bike or walk, if possible. Civic Square and the surrounding roads will be closed for the event. Free public street and garage parking will be available. See map below for details.

Date: March 29, 2024

Contact: (317) 571-2474 or [email protected]