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Where will you be for the total solar eclipse? Check out these events around Vermont

A view of the sunset on Lake Champlain with the Adirondack mountains in the background.
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A view of the sunset on Lake Champlain with the Adirondack mountains in the background.

Where will you be on April 8?

Whether you already call Vermont home or you’re planning a visit to experience the total solar eclipse (if you were able to snag a vacation rental or hotel room, that is), there are plenty of ways to watch and celebrate.

Communities and businesses across northern Vermont are planning events to bring together residents and eclipse-searchers alike for the great spectacle in the sky.

MAP: See the path of the 2024 total solar eclipse in Vermont

Local businesses, museums and even the airport are opening their doors to sky watchers. There are also a host of different types of pre- and post-eclipse activities that you don’t need special glasses to enjoy.

Here’s a list of eclipse events taking place across northern Vermont:

Note: We’ll continue to update this list as more events are announced.

Alburgh

Alburgh Totality Festival 
1 N. Main Street
April 6-8
Alburgh’s three-day community eclipse festival will include live music and a parade leading up the eclipse.
More information

Barre

Barre’s Solar Eclipse Block Party
Merchant’s Row
April 8, 1-5 p.m.
Head to Merchant’s Row in downtown Barre to browse vendors, enjoy music and, of course, watch the eclipse.
More information

Brandon

Eclipse viewing and weekend events
April 5-8
The town of Brandon, while not in the path of complete totality, will experience 99.4% coverage of the moon over the sun. Businesses in the town are hosting a number of events leading up to the eclipse, including art shows, musical performances and a “zombie walk” down Park Street. The town invites people to “ring in the eclipse” at local churches or watch from local parks and recreation areas — just don’t forget the eclipse viewing glasses!
More information

Brattleboro

Solar Eclipse Celebration with Thistle
Epsilon Spires
April 8, 2-7 p.m.
Grab some viewing glasses and watch a partial eclipse outside Epsilon Spires, then head inside at 5:30 p.m. for a performance by the chamber folk duo Thistle. Tickets are $15.
More information

Brighton

Island Pond Great American Eclipse 2024 Weekend
April 6-8
Island Pond will have a number of eclipse-related events, as well as a viewing party at Lakeside Park. Some of the activities leading up to the eclipse include an adult cookie decorating party, live music and breakfasts at the Brighton American Legion on Sunday morning and Hobo’s Cafe on Monday.
More information

Burlington

Spirit of Ethan Allen Eclipse Cruise
Departs from Burlington Waterfront
April 8, 1-5 p.m.
View the eclipse from the middle of Lake Champlain. The scenic cruise will depart the Burlington Waterfront and head toward Grand Isle until it reaches the center of the path of totality. Spots can be reserved for $149.99. Booking ahead of time is recommended.
More information

Transcend 
April 8, 2-5 p.m.
Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport
For the price of a ticket ($100 for adults — kids are free) you can watch the eclipse from the airfield at BTV and enjoy live music, food, drinks and more.
More information and tickets

Total Eclipse of the Heart
Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
April 8, 4-7 p.m.
This ticketed ($55) '80s-themed event begins right after the eclipse. Enjoy cocktails, eat hors d'oeuvres, and dance to music from the 1980s as an eclipse palate cleanser.
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Totality at Hula
Hula Lakeside
April 7 at 3-5 p.m., April 8 at 12-5 p.m.
The Hula campus in Burlington will have former NASA aerospace engineer Jack Bacon for a presentation on the science and process of a solar eclipse on Sunday afternoon. On Monday, there will be food and drinks, music and lakeside eclipse viewing at Hula.
More information

Obscura Burlington
Events from the end of March to April 8
Obscura Burlington comprises a number of events leading up to the eclipse, including “Totality Talks” with University of Vermont professors, live music, comedy shows and other events around the city. Viewing sites around Burlington include Waterfront Park, City Hall Park and more. Visit Obscura Burlington’s official page for road closures, as well as a full list of events and public viewing sites.
More information

Obscura Burlington events include:

Solar Eclipse Festival 
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
April 5-9
The ECHO Leahy Center will have a variety of eclipse-related activities throughout the weekend leading up to the day of the eclipse. On April 8, the center will have a variety of safe-viewing methods and hands-on activities, as well as a livestream of the eclipse.
More information and tickets

Astronomical 
BCA Center
April 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
Get in the mood for the eclipse and see work by an astrophotographer followed by an astropoetry reading by Tina Escaja from her book 13 lunas 13 / 13 moons 13.
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Zoë Keating
Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington
April 6, 8-9:30 p.m.
Hear the innovative soundscapes of cellist and composer Zoë Keating to prime your senses for the upcoming eclipse.
More information and tickets

Randal Pierce: Song to the Moon 
Contois Auditorium
April 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The Burlington composer will provide a score to the famous film A Trip to the Moon and other space-related films.
More information and tickets

Solar Eclipse Party: Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
The Venetian Soda Lounge
April 8, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m
Head to the Venetian Soda Lounge for cosmic-themed cocktails and music, plus a costume contest.
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Totalidad Carnival 
Santiago’s Cuban Cuisine
April 5-8
Santiago’s will have a range of activities starting on April 5 and culminating in the eclipse, which you can view from Santiago’s patio area.
More information

Solar Eclipse After Party with Lady Moon & The Eclipse 
Higher Ground
April 8, 7 p.m.
Post-eclipse, head to Higher Ground for live music from Lady Moon & The Eclipse. Tickets are $12 in advance.
More information

Illuminate Vermont
Market Street in South Burlington
April 5-6, 5-9 p.m.
The weekend leading up to the eclipse, head to South Burlington for this indoor/outdoor market, which will include food and drinks, music and a range of artists and other vendors.
More information

For more events and information about watching the eclipse in Burlington, visit the city's official page for Obscura BTV.

Colchester

Total Eclipse Event at the Sunset Drive-In
Sunset Drive-In
April 8, noon-4:30 p.m.
Hit up the drive-in theatre on eclipse day — but instead of a screen, you’ll be watching the sky. Sunset Drive-In will have eclipse glasses for purchase, and their snackbar, playground and mini putt will all be open. Tickets are $5 per car.
More information

Derby

Eclipse Viewing in the Labyrinth
Lavender Essentials of Vermont
Head to the Lavender Essentials farm in Derby for an all-inclusive eclipse watching package that includes activities like a scavenger hunt on a fairy trail, refreshments and camping at the farm. All-inclusive tickets ($99 for adults) are required ahead of time.
More information

Enosburgh

Solar Eclipse Party and Yoga
Lincoln Park and Bridge of Flowers and Light, Enosburg Falls
April 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Join a free yoga session from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Bridge of Flowers and Light, and say “namaste” just in time to watch the sun on its transit to totality. Head to Lincoln Park starting at 2 p.m. for music, food, giveaways and a view of the total solar eclipse. Pre-registration is highly recommended for yoga.
More information

Glover

Bread and Puppet Theater eclipse ritual and exhibit
April 8, 2 p.m.
The Bread and Puppet Theater is putting on a ritual for the solar eclipse. They will lead an exorcism of all evil, as well as a dance and song circle leading up to the moment of totality. (They invite participants to arrive early Monday to learn the songs.) There will also be an art exhibit featuring the work of Peter Schumann. Tickets are available for $10.
More information

Jeffersonville

The Golden Retriever Eclipse Experience
Golden Dog Farm
April 8, 1-5 p.m.
Golden Dog Farm (which has become something of a viral sensation), is holding an eclipse-watching event featuring food and refreshments, a playdate with the pups, live music and more. Tickets are $249.
More information

Jericho

Solar Eclipse at Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
April 8, 2-4 p.m.
Watch the eclipse from the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library along with Abbey Heimlich, youth librarian, and Scott Turnbull from the Vermont Astronomical Society.
More information

Lunenburg

Eclipse at the top of the Lunenburg Common
April 8, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Head to the top of the Lunenburg Common for an eclipse celebration with plenty of sugaring season activities. Watch the sun and moon align as you enjoy sugar on snow, sample maple cotton candy and look at displays about Lunenburg’s heritage of maple sugaring.
More information

Marshfield

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Jaquith Public Library
April 8, starting at 2 p.m.
Jaquith Public Library will host an eclipse party with viewing glasses and other viewing devices. They’ll also have activities and models that dive deeper into eclipse science. The library will have an eclipse-themed activity and information session, along with an opportunity to make eclipse viewing devices, on Saturday at 1 p.m.
More information

Middlebury

The Totally Amazing Eclipse Party in Middlebury
Middlebury Recreation Park
April 8, 12-4 p.m.
This family-oriented event will have local food and music as the moon eclipses the sun.
More information

Montpelier

Montpelier Alive Eclipse Weekend
April 5-8
Montpelier is celebrating the eclipse all weekend with activities and events including an art walk on Friday, a free eclipse lecture at the library on Saturday, and eclipse-watching opportunities at an array of parties and public viewing areas on Monday.
More information

Solar Eclipse Party at Barr Hill
April 8, noon-4 p.m.
Head to Caledonia Spirits’ Barr Hill distillery for a free eclipse-watching event with live music, cocktails, food and more.
More information

Newport

2024 Total Eclipse Event
Gardner Park
April 8, 2-4:45 p.m.
Clouds or sunshine, the city of Newport is inviting those watching and celebrating the eclipse to gather at Gardner Park. There will be live music, a guest speaker from the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation and free eclipse glasses for the first 500 guests.
More information

Norwich

Solar Eclipse Activity Days at the Montshire Museum of Science
April 7, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and April 8, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Montshire Museum will have activities on Sunday and Monday leading up to the eclipse, including opportunities to make a pinhole eclipse viewer. They will also be offering sessions in their StarLab portable planetarium. Visitors can watch the eclipse from the museum grounds. Parking and museum admission will be first come, first served.
More information

Plattsburgh, New York

2024 Solar Eclipse
Plattsburgh City Beach
April 8, noon-5 p.m.
Head to the other side of Lake Champlain for a free eclipse-watching event featuring live music, food trucks and more.
More information

Peacham

Solar Eclipse Watch at Northern Skies Observatory
April 8, 2-5 p.m.
The Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation is inviting eclipse watchers to the Northern Skies Observatory, where there will be one minute of totality. For a small donation, they’ll provide viewing through telescopes and solar eclipse glasses.
More information

Quechee

Solar Eclipse 2024 at The Vermont Institute of Natural Science
April 8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The museum will have live music and a program focusing on animals and the eclipse.
More information

Richford

Total Solar Eclipse Weekend
April 7 and 8
The town of Richford is going all out for the eclipse. Grab a free pair of viewing glasses at town hall, then head to official viewing areas: Richford Elementary School, The Richford Country Club or Davis Park.
More information

Shelburne

Shelburne’s All-Town Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Shelburne Field House
April 8, 2-5 p.m.
Gather at the Shelburne Field House to watch the eclipse and browse vendors from Shelburne Farmers Market. They’ll also have the entire Pink Floyd album “Dark Side of the Moon” playing to set the mood.
More information

“You Are My Sunshine” Eclipse Event
Bread & Butter Farm
April 8, 1-5 p.m.
Bread & Butter Farm is opening up its space for eclipse-watching. They’ll have live music, farm-fresh food for sale and opportunities to explore the farm. This event is ticketed, with varying prices based on your mode of transportation ($10 if you arrive via bike, $25 for motorcycles, $60 for cars and $99 for passenger vans).
More information

The Great Eclipse Sacred Sound Sanctuary Retreat
All Souls Interfaith Gathering
April 8, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
This day-long retreat is meant to nourish your body and your mind in a peaceful environment. There will be a talk about astrology and the energies associated with the eclipse. There will also be an anointing ritual and sound journey ahead of the eclipse reaching totality. Tickets for the retreat are $222.
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Moonshadow: An Eclipse Viewing Experience
Shelburne Vineyard
April 8, 1-5 p.m.
At this ticketed event, hear an improvised musical score during the eclipse and enjoy food and beverages.
More information and tickets

Solar Eclipse Party 2024 
Palmer’s Sugarhouse
April 8, 1-4:30 p.m.
Watch the eclipse and have some local food and beverages at this maple syrup producer.
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Solar Eclipse at Shelburne Museum
Shelburne Museum
April 8, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A ticket ($25) gets you a pair of eclipse glasses and allows you to watch the eclipse from the Shelburne Museum grounds.
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Eclipse Weekend Barrelhouse Tasting Tours
Shelburne Orchards
April 6-7, tours start at 1 and 2 p.m.
Get ready for the eclipse with a bit of brandy and pommeau at Shelburne Orchards. You’ll tour the barrelhouse and learn about the process of making the spirits. Then, you’ll get to try them. Tickets are $10.
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South Hero

Solar Eclipse Gathering
Camp Hochelaga
April 8, 1-5 p.m.
Head to Camp Hochelaga to view the eclipse, hear local musicians and browse local artists and vendors. This event is not ticketed, but organizers are suggesting a $5 donation.
More information

Great Northern American Eclipse
Blue Paddle Bistro
April 7-8
Blue Paddle Bistro is putting on several special events for the eclipse. Join an eclipse-themed trivia brunch on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. On the day of the eclipse, enjoy cocktails and appetizers from 2-4 p.m., as the sun reaches totality. Then, wind down after the eclipse with a “Moonlight Delight Dinner.” Call Blue Paddle Bistro to make reservations.
More information

St. Albans

Totality in Taylor Park 
Taylor Park
April 8, 2-5 p.m.
Because St. Albans is located right in the center of the path of totality, it's likely to have a prime view of the eclipse (as long as there aren't clouds in the way). Hang out in Taylor Park surrounded by live music and food trucks while you don your eclipse glasses.
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Eclipse Brews & Views
14th Star Brewery
April 8, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
14th Star is hosting a viewing party and will have their new Eclipsed New England IPA on tap for the occasion.
More information

St. Johnsbury

Sun+Moon+YOU
April 8, noon-4:30 p.m.
The Fairbanks Museum
The Fairbanks Museum is hosting a day of programming,including a live broadcast withBut Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids host and executive producer Jane Lindholm and astronomy expert Mark Breen.
More information

Stockbridge

Solar Eclipse and Spiritual Weekend Retreat at Camp Wizby
April 5-8
Camp Wizby is hosting eclipse-watchers for a weekend of meditation, yoga, organic meals and more. The cost for the full weekend is $500, with an additional cost for lodging at Camp Wizby.
More information

Stowe

Solar Eclipse 2024
Trapp Family Lodge
April 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This ticketed eclipse watching event will take place in the concert meadow at the Trapp Family Lodge. There will be live music, as well as food and drink at the von Trapp Brewing Beer Garden. Tickets ($42.80 for adults) must be purchased in advance.
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There Goes The Sun
Stowe Community Church
April 8, 7 p.m.
On the evening after the sun reaches totality, Stowe Community Church will hold a special concert for the eclipse. Earlier that day, the church will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Solar Eclipse Party
The Alchemist Brewery
April 8, noon-6 p.m.
Head to Alchemist Brewery for live music, fire dancers and beer to accompany the eclipse.
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Westmore

Westmore Total Solar Eclipse Festival
Westmore Community Church
April 5-7, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
On Saturday, astronomer Bill Vinton will give a workshop from noon to 2 p.m. There will be local music, food vendors and art for sale throughout the weekend.
More information

Winooski

Solar Eclipse Event at Waterworks
Waterworks Food & Drink
April 8, 1-4 p.m.
Watch the eclipse near the Winooski River at Waterworks’ ticketed viewing event. They offer price tiers for general ($15), regular ($20) and premium ($35) seating. Admission includes eclipse glasses and moon pies.
More information

No Quarter – the 2024 Solar Eclipse
Four Quarters Brewing
April 8, noon-5 p.m.
Four Quarters Brewing is inviting eclipse-viewers to its free watch party. They’re also offering a “swag pack” that you can pre-order ($50) and pick up at the event.
More information

For more information about watching the eclipse in Winooski, head to Downtown Winooski’s website.

Worcester

Solar Eclipse Party
Ladd Field
April 8, 2-4 p.m.
People are invited to gather at Ladd Field in Worcester to view the eclipse. There will be light refreshments and viewing glasses available.
More information

Ski Resorts

Jay Peak
The Whiteout
Jay Peak Resort Foeger Ballroom, Tramside Base
April 7-8
On April 7, Jay Peak resort will have Meteorologist and Science Educator Christopher Kurdek on hand to talk about eclipse science, followed by a musical performance by Pink Talking Fish. On the day of the eclipse, Jay Peak's lifts will stop at 2 p.m., and Pink Talking Fish will play the entirety of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon as the eclipse reaches totality.
More information and booking

Bolton Valley
Total Solar Eclipse
April 8
The resort will be celebrating the upcoming eclipse all weekend leading up to April 8. On the big day, they’ll pause the lifts during the eclipse but invite people to watch from their base or from the top of their west-facing slopes.
More information

Stowe
2024 Total Solar Eclipse
Stowe Mountain Resort
April 8, noon-5 p.m.
If you're at Stowe Mountain Resort on eclipse day, you can view the eclipse from outside the Cliff House and Octagon Café, as well as outside the Mansfield and Midway Base Lodges. They'll have a limited number of Gondola SkyRide tickets available for purchase on the day of the eclipse.
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Solar Eclipse Party with DJ Logic
Spruce Peak Village
April 8, 2-5 p.m.
DJ Logic will spin tunes as the moon eclipses the sun.
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Smuggler’s Notch
Total Solar Eclipse Weekend
Smuggler’s Notch Resort, Bootlegger’s Lounge
April 5-8
Smuggler’s Notch will have live music, fire and drum performances, fireworks and plenty of après ski parties leading up to a Winter Eclipse Carnival on April 8 from noon to 4 p.m.
More information

Sugarbush 
Eclipse Viewing Party
Lincoln Peak Courtyard
April 8, 2-5 p.m.
Watch the eclipse from the Lincoln Peak Courtyard at Sugarbush Resort.
More information

More eclipse viewing options

Total Eclipse in the Park
Vermont State Parks
April 8
Though eclipse day falls in the off-season and facilities will be closed, some state parks will make prime viewing locations for the eclipse. According to Vermont State Parks, they include Boulder Beach, Branbury, Crystal Lake, DAR, Elmore, Emerald Lake, Mt. Philo, Grand Isle, Knight Point, Lake Shaftsbury, Lake St. Catherine, Little River, Niquette Bay, Silver Lake and Waterbury Center.
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Updated: March 29, 2024 at 10:52 AM EDT
This article has been updated with a new location for the Solar Eclipse Party and Yoga in Enosburgh. The Solar Eclipse Party will be held at Lincoln Park in Enosburg Falls, and the yoga session will be held at the Bridge of Flowers and Light.
Updated: March 22, 2024 at 5:42 PM EDT
This article was updated March 22, March 28 and April 4 with additional events.
Corrected: February 23, 2024 at 9:46 AM EST
A previous version of this event round-up included a performance at the Elmore Mountain Amphitheater. It has been removed, as there will not be a public event at the Elmore State Park Amphitheater on April 8.
Zoe McDonald is a digital producer in Vermont Public’s newsroom. Previously, she served as the multimedia news producer for WBHM, central Alabama’s local public radio station. Before she discovered her love for public media, she created content for brands like Insider, Southern Living and Health. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi in 2017. Zoe enjoys reading, drinking tea, trying new recipes and hiking with her dog.
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