Kentucky Horse Park Hosts Park in the Dark Eclipse Viewing Party August 21

The Kentucky Horse Park will host Park in the Dark, a solar eclipse viewing party, on August 21, 1:30–3 p.m., at Rolex Stadium. The sun in Lexington is going to be 95% covered by the moon, with peak darkness at about 2:30 p.m.

During the event, the eclipse will be broadcast on the scoreboard monitor in Rolex Stadium. Kids crafts will be held 1:30–2:15 p.m., and there will be music and food trucks available. The park will also offer half-price admission for the day, allowing guests to enjoy all of the normal schedule of demonstrations and shows in the morning, and shuttles will be available to take guests to and from Rolex Stadium for the viewing party.

In addition to the day’s planned special activities, the first 250 park guests will be given free eclipse viewing glasses as part of their park admission, beginning at 9 a.m.

To learn more about this and other events at the Kentucky Horse Park, visit the park’s website at

The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. The park is an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet that showcases the many equestrian breeds and disciplines of the American horse industry, and hosts a number of high profile horse shows and special events each year attracting visitors, competitors and horses from across the United States and all around the world. The park is home to the International Museum of the Horse, a Smithsonian Affiliate, dedicated to exploring the history of horses and their impact on human civilization, as well as the National Horse Center, comprising national, regional and state equine organizations and associations. Information about the park’s programs and activities may be found online at, and on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and Periscope.

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