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Solar-bration: Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Hickory Creek

Event information

Date: Monday, April 8, 2024

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hickory Creek Preserve – LaPorte Road Access


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An adult and two children looking up at a total solar eclipse Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Stand in the shadow of the moon! Be one of the millions of people across America to view the last total solar eclipse visible from North America until 2044! Join us in the open, grassy area of Hickory Creek Preserve as we view this incredible solar event.

Bring your own chairs or blankets to find your perfect viewing spot. The first 50 attendees will receive free viewing glasses to safely view the event. This party will also include activities to learn more about what’s happening high in the sky and the option to toast marshmallows around a roaring campfire.

Event requirements

No registration required.

The program will not take place under poor viewing conditions such as heavy cloud cover or rainstorms. Meet at Hickory Hollow Shelter near the back parking lot.

The event is hosted along paved pathways and natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.