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Solar Eclipse Events

Check out these special events taking place during the solar eclipse in New Hampshire and stay tuned for even more!

Eclipse Events
(listed in order of proximity to totality)

A Special Eclipse Concert, Columbia
Listen to the entertaining sounds of Prince Edward Island’s talented musicians Cynthia MacLeod and Gordon Belsher. This Special Eclipse Concert takes place smack dab in the path of totality at the Great North Woods Center for the Arts. Avoid the crowds and stay after the eclipse to enjoy this show, the evening of April 8th starting at 7PM. 

Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham
Elevate your view of the Total Solar Eclipse to 4000’ up the highest peak in the Northeast. To commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime celestial phenomenon, guided Stage Coach tours will take visitors halfway up the Mt Washington Auto Road for the opportunity to experience 99.2% eclipse totality at 4000’. Guests are encouraged to bring camp chairs to set up, upon arrival at the viewing site. The tour is about 2.5 hours round trip, with 1.45 hours at higher elevation to watch the event unfold.  A reminder to dress for the conditions, the weather on Mt Washington can change rapidly particularly this time of year.

Solar Eclipse Party at Wildcat Mountain, Gorham
Experience the Wild in a new light! Wildcat is gearing up for a mind-blowing 98% totality during the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8th. Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime skiing and riding experience, plus a pop-up BBQ and Bar that's bound to eclipse all your expectations! Lift operations will pause at 3pm during the peak totality and will resume after totality, spinning until 5pm. Costume contest, eclipse-themed crafts.

Mt Washington Observatory, Mt Washington
The team at the Mt Washington Observatory has planned a whole series of events to help celebrate this epic phenomenon leading up to and on the actual day of the eclipse starting April 4, 2024. Find more details on all Observatory events here.

Gallery at WREN, Bethlehem
The upcoming exhibit at the Gallery at WREN is a celebration of the Solar Eclipse. “Total Eclipse of the Art,” features eclipse-themed work from more than 20 WREN members and guest artists. WREN (Women Rural Entrepreneurial Network) is located just a short distance from where the path of totality crosses through New Hampshire. The exhibition will be on display starting Friday, March 8 through Friday, April 12, at the Gallery located on Main Street in Bethlehem.

Sugar Hill Eclipse Festival, Sugar Hill
The Sugar Hill Willing Workers is having an Eclipse Festival on Saturday, April 6th from 9:30am - 3:00pm. We will have safety glasses, t- shirts, lunch, live music, baked goods and crafts. All the money collected goes towards local charities.

Cannon Mountain Eclipse Fest, Franconia
Don't miss your chance to watch the Total Solar Eclipse Slopeside at Cannon Mountain! Dub Apocalypse will take the slopeside stage to bring us an American Reggae funk beach party! Dub Apocalypse is an instrumental dub reggae band from Boston, MA. Band members are Tommy Benedetti-drums, Van Martin-guitar, Johnny Trama-guitar, Aaron Bellamy-bass, and Timo Shanko-sax/bass. Get ready for an apocalyptic beach party on Cannon Mountain! Tickets are $30 for the event only. The Aerial Tramway will be running from 2:00pm-5:00pm for those who choose not to ski. Tickets for the Tram and Summit Eclipse viewing are $40, this includes an event ticket. 

The Wentworth, Jackson
The Wentworth’s celebration kicks-off the evening of April 7 with a pre-eclipse meet and greet with Paul Winalski, astrologer, and secretary of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, who will be onsite to guide guests through the eclipse viewing.
The main event, the eclipse viewing reception, will take place on Monday, April 8, 2024, from 12:00pm –4:00pm. Astrologer Paul Winalski will lead discussions and have two telescopes to view the pre-eclipse in a safe manner.  Around Alpine Terrace, chair sand roaring firepits will be set-up for prime viewing comfort. In The Wentworth’s newly renovated Alpine, guests will be served a lunar signature cocktail, themed desserts, and small bites representing the areas close to the equator. The eclipse is expected to be viewable in 99.15% totality around3:30:01 pm EDT from the inn. To book your two-night minimum stay click here.

Loon Mountain Resort, Lincoln
Skiers and snowboarders can ski and ride through the eclipse path at Loon Mountain Resort. With a partial view of the eclipse, Loon will be a prime place to take in the historic event. Lift access during the event will be limited to skiing and snowboarding guests only.

Settlers Green Phenomenal Gift Card Sale, North Conway
Mark the Total Eclipse with extra cash to spend while you shop at Settlers Green! We are selling gift cards valued at $48.24 for $40 to commemorate the Total Eclipse on 4.8.24. Sale runs April 1-8, while supplies last. Purchase online at You can also purchase in person on April 1-5 & 8 from 9am-3pm at the Settlers Green Customer Service Office located in Suite C13.

Solar Eclipse Lunch With A View, North Conway
This once-in-a-lifetime event deserves an incredible viewing location so why not head to the summit of Cranmore Mountain for a solar eclipse-themed lunch and viewing party. This special event is happening from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM on April 8th.  Tickets available to purchase online.  

Starlight Lodge 2024 Eclipse Viewing Party!, North Conway
Starlight Lodge in North Conway New Hampshire Solar Eclipse 2024 viewing party package includes light appetizers and refreshments during the eclipse, souvenir eclipse holiday ornament and viewing glasses. Our beautiful garden area will be a perfect location for viewing this once in a lifetime event. We have limited space and recommend that you make your plans as soon as possible. Call 603-356-3551 and ask for Silvia or book now!

Tuckerman Brewing Company, Conway
Celebrate the celestial event at the eclipse party at Tuckerman Brewing Company. Opening at noon on April 8th with door prizes for the first 100 people. Eclipse viewing glasses will be available for guests, and music by DJkris from 1:30 to 4:30 to ring in the darkness. Their location in Conway is expected to have nearly 98% coverage of the sun. Peak eclipse is expected to be around 3:30. There is no cover charge for this family friendly event.

Eclipse Watch Party at Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough
Gather in Moultonborough on April 8th to watch the 98% eclipse at the Castle! Get a free pair of solar eclipse glasses while supplies last, witness the eclipse through solar telescopes and talk with an astronomer from the NH Astronomical Society.
The event is free and open to the public, pre-registration is encouraged.

Total Eclipse of the ART, Meredith
The Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is celebrating the Solar Eclipse with the exhibit Total Eclipse of the ART. Various juried artists from the League NH Craftsmen are submitting work for this exhibit that will include jewelry, wood, pottery and more with a celestial theme to celebrate the spectacular sight. Stop by the gallery in Meredith between March 18th to April 12th to see the pieces created by their talented artists.

Eclipse Watch at Laconia Public Library, Laconia
Join us in the Library Garden to watch the solar eclipse! Free solar-viewing glasses will be available to Laconia residents and library card holders beginning on Monday, April 1st. Any remaining glasses will become available to all others on Saturday, April 6th. Solar-viewing glasses are courtesy of the STAR Library Education Network and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. No Sign-up is required and all ages are welcome.

Great American Eclipse Viewing Party at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord
Countdown to the Eclipse at the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at the Discovery Center in Concord. The viewing party starts at 12 pm on April 8th.  A total solar eclipse hasn’t happened since 1959 and won’t happen again until 2079. For such a significant astronomical event, you’re invited to watch it unfold at New England’s premier space and aviation museum.

Colby Hill Inn, Henniker
With an expectation of 95% coverage of the sun by the moon, the Colby Hill Inn is hosting a Total Solar Eclipse Celebration on April 8th.  An Earth Science Professor will be on site to assist with the viewing, bringing a telescope. Join them from 1:00 to 2:30 PM to gather up a gourmet picnic to take to your favorite part of the property ($45 pp); or stay after the eclipse for the Solar Eclipse Happy Hour from 3:45 – 6:00 PM ($45 pp including drinks and appetizers). 

SEE Science Center, Manchester
The SEE Science Center is hosting a community viewing event at Arms Park from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM for the partial solar eclipse. The Manchester area, while not in the path of totality, will experience a partial eclipse with 95 % of the sun covered. SEE will be offering several different safe ways to view the eclipse, activities that explain eclipse science and music with local radio station WZID. Certified U.S. made solar viewing glasses can be purchased to use anywhere at the SEE Science Center Gift Shop.

America’s Stonehenge, Salem
Celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse at a Drum Circle at America’s Stonehenge. This area will see 95% totality sometime between 3:15 pm and 3:40 pm. Mystery Hill is the highest point in the area, and perfect for viewing the eclipse. Staff will guide the drum circle as a way to celebrate, visitors are encourage to bring their own drums if they have them, or drums can be purchased on site. Tickets are $20 pp for the day. Be sure to arrive early enough to allow time to walk to Mystery Hill where the drumming circle will take place.