Niagara Falls aims to break world record for ‘most people dressed as the sun’ during solar eclipse


Published April 2, 2024 at 5:21 pm


With the upcoming total eclipse occuring in the Niagara area this week, the city of Niagara Falls is hoping to set a new global achievement alongside the anticipated crowd. How so? By breaking the Guiness World Record of ‘Largest gathering of people dressed as the sun.’

The ‘Here Come the Suns’ event will occur on the morning of April 8, just in time for the solar eclipse that is set to occur later that day. In order to break the record, those in attendance must exceed 287 participants —  the original record set back in 2020. 


The city aims to achieve its goal by dressing up a total of 300 people, with costumes being provided at the event. This large-scale endeavor is mainly inspired by the city’s location, as Niagara Falls is set in the eclipse’s path of totality, the geographical region where it is most visible. 

This means that those who aim to show up in full attire for the event will not only have the chance at breaking a world record — but also — will have the best seat in the house for the rare cosmic dance.

However, according to the official release provided by the city of Niagara Falls, once those 300 slots are filled, no additional costumes will be handed out.

So if you’re think of registering, do so now before you get left in the shade. 

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