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Book your travel, buy your glasses, and get ready for…

The Show of the Decade on April 8, 2024!

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If you are traveling south from Canada and Michigan, or west from Chicago and beyond, your closest viewing point to the total eclipse is in NW Ohio.  Rossford is an ideal location to view the eclipse.  For hotel reservations at I-75 and Ohio Turnpike Exit 64 check out the HotelsOnClark.com.  

Details on viewing sites will be uploaded soon.  Click on the link below  for information to help you plan the best viewing experience possible.

Contact Beth Genson, Executive Director of the Rossford CVB, for more information or to book your trip, bethgenson@visitrossford.com,

855-765-5451.

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A total solar eclipse photographed from Madras, Oregon, in 2017.​
​ (Image credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

Solar Eclipse Events in Rossford
 

Quality Family Eyecare – 647 Lime City Road - Monday, April 8; 1-4 PM

Dr. Angela Jackson will have eclipse glasses available for purchase with proceeds going to The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio. Enjoy food from Smashdawgs food truck, music, and a sunglasses trunk show. Parking is across the street at All Saints School/Church. Bring your own lawn chairs.


Kim’s Kakes LLC – 480 Dixie Hwy., Unit B -  Monday, April 8; 1-3:30 PM

Eclipse glasses will be available for purchase at $5.00 each. Food will be available from Duce’s Wings ‘N More food truck and Kim will have bakery specials on Eclipse Moon Pies and cupcakes. Music and more fun on the patio.


Interstate Lanes – 819 Lime City Road – Monday, April 8; Noon-11 PM

Free parking in the parking lot with proof of Rossford residency. Take $3.00 Off an Extra Large Johnny P’s Pizza. Come in and bowl a game while you wait for the eclipse.


Hollywood Casino Toledo – 1968 Miami Street, Toledo – Monday, April 8; 11 AM-11 PM

Guests will receive a complimentary pair of solar eclipse glasses (while supplies last).  Guests may participate in a Swipe and Win promotion to win Free Slot Play (Must have PENN Play loyalty card, free to obtain).  It is free to participate and you must be 21 years of age or older. Food and beverages available for purchase at Take 2, Hollywood Sportsbook and Regalo during hours of operation.  Select restaurants will feature themed cocktails.

 

Hotels on Clark Drive, Rossford – Sponsored by the Rossford Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sunday, April 7th at 6 PM

Hampton Inn & Suites conference room, 9753 Clark Drive

 

ECLIPSES: CELESTIAL SHADOW DANCES – presented by Dr. Kate Dellenbusch, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Bowling Green State University

 

Much of northwest Ohio lies within the approximately 115-mile-wide path of totality for the upcoming April 8 total solar eclipse. Another total solar eclipse won't be visible in this part of Ohio until 2099. What is an eclipse, and why do we see them at all? What should we expect to see on April 8? Get ready to safely experience totality! This presentation is free to the public.

 

Hotels on Clark Drive, Rossford – Sponsored by the Rossford Convention & Visitors Bureau

Monday, April 8; Noon-5 PM

Eclipse on Clark Event - Parking lot across from Hampton Inn & Suites, 9753 Clark Drive – attendance open to the public, free eclipse glasses and t-shirts available to purchase while supplies last.

  • FOOD TRUCKS  - Holly's Homemade Eats and The Traveling Chef

  • LIVE MUSIC –
    Noon-1:25 - Tim Tegge, Original Folk Music

       1:45-3:00 - Mounty & Moody, Classic Rock & Country

       3:25-4:50 - Damnit Sam, Rock, Americana, & Originals

  • GAMES & GIVEAWAYS!

References and Tools for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse
~ American Astronomical Society (AAS) Eclipse
Website - https://eclipse.aas.org/eclipse-america-2024
~ AAS 2024 Eclipse Workshop Planning Videos -
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9mnuCTgaFA56i4zZoVr1jw
~Great American Eclipse Website –
www.greatamericaneclipse.com
~Detailed 2024 eclipse information -
https://eclipse2024.org/
~ White Paper on Community Eclipse Planning-
https://eclipse.aas.org/sites/eclipse.aas.org/files/Russo-White-Paper-Community-Eclipse-Planning.pdf

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