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Stand in the Path of Totality April 8th 2024 


Until the Total Solar Eclipse

The Best View in the Universe.

On April 8th, 2024 Downtown Kingston will be in the direct path of a total solar eclipse and will experience almost 3 minutes of totality when the moon fully obscures the sun from 3:22–3:25 pm!

The eclipse will begin at 2:09 pm and end at 4:34 pm. There's nowhere better to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime, out-of-this-world phenomenon than downtown Kingston!

Things to Know

What's Happening Downtown

Art After Dark
Solar Eclipse Edition

April 5th, 7 to 10 PM

Experience the ultimate celebration of downtown Kingston's vibrant art scene with a free art crawl this April! Downtown galleries and art-loving businesses are showcasing some of the best art in Kingston with special Solar Eclipse-themed celebrations!

While you enjoy incredible art and exciting events you could win $500 towards the purchase of original artwork!

Eclipse Party Weekend at The Toucan

April 6th to 8th at 76 Princess Street

From Saturday April 6th to Monday, April 8th The Toucan will be giving away eclipse glasses with a purchase of $20+ while supplies last!

Celestial Flavours at AquaTerra

April 5th to 8th at 1 Johnson Street

AquaTerra is bringing the cosmos to your plate with Moon Beef Empanadas, Eclipse Raviolini and Elderflower Eclipse Cocktails. Eclipse glasses included with a purchase of any of these features.

Miss Bāo Restaurant + Cocktail Bar

April 5th to 7th at 286 Princess Street

Indulge in Handmade Black Sesame Mochi and Black Truffle Wonton Soup. And enjoy live Jazz Friday April 5th from 8pm to 10pm! Free admission, book your table via instagram DM @missbaokingston or call 613-545-0123..

Wellington Foreign Exchange

April 7th: 153 Wellington Street

In anticipation of extra visitors to Kingston Wellington Foreign Exchange is opening on Sunday April 7, 11 am to 3 pm, in addition to their regular hours of Saturday 11 am to 3 pm and Monday 9 am to 6 pm.

Eclipse Brunch at the Renaissance Supper Club

April 8th: Noon to 4:30 PM

Dig into a buffet brunch with eclipse-themed food and cocktails, then catch the eclipse on the patio. Glasses will be provided.

Union Kitchen & Cocktails

184 Princess Street

Sip a drink that's as intriguing as a solar eclipse itself. The Union is running a feature cocktail, the "Eclipse Margharita" a citrusy sweet twist on a classic with elferflower liquer.


April 5th to 8th at 73 Princess Street

Enjoy a celestial twist on the classic deep-fried pickle chip and burger with your choice of patty and roasted pineapple, balsamic onions, jalapeño peppers, onion straws, avocado, and Kansas City BBQ sauce. Wash it down with a flavourful Totality Tequila Sunrise.


April 5th to 8th at 195 Ontario Street

Dig in to savoury empanadas with poblano, peas, potato, and Oaxaca cheese served with cowboy caviar and sweet empanadas with chocolate and mango coulis. Enjoy the Dianne's patio with a Tequlia Mint Martini, a delicious blend of tequila, melon liqueur, fresh lime juice, and mint bitters.


April 5th to 8th at 71 Brock Street

Indulge in a celestial feast of Blackout Fettuccine Carbonara, with black squid ink pasta, pancetta, garlic, parmesan, and egg yolk plus a Black Hole Sun cocktail featuring Hounds vodka, Licor 43, lemon juice, simple syrup, and orange bitters at Atmoica.

Black Dog Tavern

April 5th to 8th at 69 Brock Street

Sip on the eclipse feature cocktail, Naked and Famous, with bourbon, Aperol, yellow chartreuse, and fresh lemon juice and dig in to a celestial surf ‘n’ turf meal for two featuring grilled ribeye and shiso butter-poached lobster with sunchoke chips, heirloom carrots, sunflower seeds, and a soy reduction.

Mio Gelato

April 5th to 8th at 178 Ontario Street

Add some sweeteness to your total solar eclipse weekend with a trip to Mio Gelato where they will be mixing quality ingredients to create their East Coast favourite Moon Mist Gelato.

Tango Nuevo, Bar Mayla & Le Jardin

April 5th to 8th at 331 King Street East & 343 King Street East

Toast to this once in a lifetime experience at Tango Nuevo, Bar Mayla & Le Jardin with their special Moonshadow cocktail. The Eclipse features gin, butterfly pea tea cordial, citric acid, and tonic.

Score Pizza

April 8th: 11 am to 8 pm at 91 Brock Street

Celebrate the total solar eclipse at Score Pizza to receive a $5 gift card with the purchase of a regular pizza and drink!

BSE Skate Shop

225 Princess Street

Get a taste of an out of this world experience with a solar eclipe cookie from BSE Skate Shop!

Cards Bakery

April 4th, 6th & 8th at 115 Princess Street

Make your own cookie eclipse with the stellar creations at Cards Bakery and take home a six-pack of sun- and moon-themed cupcakes.

Glow Skincare + Spa

April 4th to 5th: 9 AM to 7 PM, April 6th to 7th: 9 AM to 4 PM

Mention ‘Eclipse’ in the comments when booking a 60-minute facial at Glow from April 4 to 7 and receive a free Alumier retinol eye gel (value $110).

Stoked Solar Challenge

April 4th to 5th: 6 to 9 PM, April 6th: 11 AM to 8 PM, April 7th: 11 AM to 6:30 PM

Win a pair of eclipse viewing glasses! Book a regular Stoked Sauna Co session, and stay in the cold plunge for 3 minutes and 4 seconds which is the length of the solar eclipse.

Wharf and Feather

April 8th at 2 Princess Street

Dine on curated menu features inclduing a main Braised Beef Vol-au-vent and a Chocolate Mousse and Strawberry Tart for dessert. Pair your meal on the patio with a signature Tequila Sunrise.

Check out everything happening in Kingston during the solar eclipse week!

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