On April 8, 2024, Livingston County will be in the direct path of a total solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon completely covers the face of the sun, casting a shadow on the Earth. It will be the first total solar eclipse in the area in nearly 100 years. The last total solar eclipse in Livingston County occurred in 1925 and the next will not happen again until 2144. During the 2024 total solar eclipse, Livingston County will experience total darkness for several minutes, the longest of which will be 3 minutes 33 seconds in Caledonia, New York – making it an ideal travel destination for eclipse seekers.
With an estimated 350,000-500,000 visitors expected to travel to the Finger Lakes region for the eclipse, Livingston County communities and businesses have an opportunity to draw in residents and tourists. This is not only an opportunity for those who are fascinated by interplanetary movements and the solar system, but for residents to experience the awe and wonder of a total solar eclipse. This event will also be an opportunity for businesses to capitalize on the influx of visitors, the eclipse is expected to draw in thousands of visitors to the region.
To help LivCo businesses and communities prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse, LivCo Tourism is offering a number of packages and funding opportunities to help elevate events and experiences for residents and visitors. All three levels of LivCo Sol Eclipse Packages are now available and open to all Livingston County businesses, organizations, and community groups. Please contact us at email@example.com if you're interested in purchasing a package. Scroll down to learn more!
*ECLIPSE GLASSES NOT FOR RESALE
The accommodation package includes 25 Official LivCo Sol Eclipse Viewing Glasses, accommodation listing on the Official LivCoSol.com website, and LivCo Sol Festival Guidebooks.
If you are interested in the accommodation package, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of the LivCo Tourism Eclipse Retailer Package is to authorize Livingston County retailers to distribute official LivCo Sol glasses and merchandise. The number of authorized retailers will be limited and awarded on a highly competitive basis.
Applications for the Retailer Package are closed. Applicants have been notified via email.
The purpose of the LivCo Tourism Eclipse Event Fund is to encourage eclipse-related events that will take place between April 1st, 2024 and April 9th, 2024 in order to:
This fund will focus on high-quality, thoroughly-planned events that will draw residents and tourists to Livingston County. Funding is limited and will be awarded on a highly competitive basis.
Applications for the Eclipse Event Fund are closed. Applicants are currently being reviewed by committee on a highly-competitive basis.