07 Aug 2023
The Sweet Spot: Visit Parowan, UT for the 2023 Annual Solar Eclipse
Who doesn’t love a solar eclipse?! This fall, the small picturesque town of Parowan, Utah will be a prime location (or sweet spot) for viewing this solar phenomenon. Set against the stunning backdrop of southern Utah’s scenic landscapes and the same weekend as their Fall Festival, it’s the place to be!
WHEN: October 14th, 2023 at 10:28 am
WHERE: Parowan, Utah
Awe-Inspiring Location | Parowan, Utah
Nestled at the heart of southern Utah, Parowan is a cute small town with a rich history and natural beauty that makes it a perfect fall destination. This year, with the bonus of being a sweet spot for viewing the solar eclipse! Surrounded by incredible mountain views and vibrant fall foliage, the town offers an unparalleled destination for viewing this solar event.
Join the town for the annual Fall Festival and view the eclipse in the morning (10:28 am) at Main Street Park. And don’t forget to explore for a bit before venturing home, since the nearby scenery is incredible!
Here are 5 things/places we recommend adding to your itinerary for this visit:
- Take a scenic fall color drive through Parowan Canyon (Hwy 143)
- Check out the views and trails at Cedar Breaks National Monument (24-minute drive)
- Visit the Parowan Gap Petroglyphs historic site for an incredible glimpse into the past
- #ExploreLocal with the Parowan Sweet tour (delicious cinnamon rolls) and local businesses
- Pick your favorite scarecrow out of the local designs lining Parowan’s Main Street
Understanding the Solar Eclipse
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the sun and Earth. This blocks the sun’s light and casts a shadow on Earth’s surface. Depending on the alignment, observers will see a partial or total solar eclipse. And Parowan is lined up for a TOTAL eclipse for this year’s event.
Learn more about the time, the path of travel, and other sweet spots for the eclipse HERE
Preparation and Safety Measures
While an extraordinary event, it’s important to take necessary precautions for safe and enjoyable viewing. NEVER look directly at the sun without proper precaution. We don’t want any eye damage. To do our part for an enjoyable experience for eclipse viewers, our team will be at the event with FREE solar view finders.* Look for the Visit Cedar City · Brian Head team at the Parowan Fall Festival to find a pair.
*While supplies last