When Cleveland Baseball Fans Can Watch the Solar Eclipse

Rain delays are common occurrences in baseball, but have you heard of an eclipse delay? Cleveland’s MLB team, The Guardians, postponed their season opener against the Chicago White Sox until 5:10 p.m. on April 8. They are opening the gates to the ballpark early, though, so fans can watch the eclipse when totality begins at 3:13 p.m.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will help celebrate the eclipse with an eclipse festival, running April 5-8, with live music, as well as “an eclipse-themed soundtrack” and DJ Grandmaster Flash headlining. The museum is hosting a free outdoor Total Eclipse Festival 2024, including a NASA Village, where attendees can see what it’s like to walk on Mars or visit the International Space Station. To set the mood, the Cleveland Orchestra will be on hand to perform Mozart’s “Jupiter” as well as Debussy’s “Clair de Lune.”

Thrill-seekers can head to Cedar Point amusement park, which sits right in the path of totality, for eclipse viewing. For those who want to commemorate the occasion on a more personal level, the Lorain County Fair will have an officiant on hand to oversee marriage ceremonies during totality.