2024 Solar Eclipse Festival Guide

Listing of 2024 Solar Eclipse Festivals and Celebrations

On April 8, 2024, a Total Solar Eclipse is going to pass through the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Some states, like Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio and Texas, will be directly in the path while other states, like Michigan and Pennsylvania, will only have a small portion within the Path of Totality.

As you can probably guess, from the weekend of April 5 through Monday April 8, there will be all sorts of celebrations: Watch Parties, Viewing Celebrations, Family Fests, Music Festivals and so much more.

Therefore, for the sake of sanity, this list is for Eclipse Festivals and festival-like celebrations that I have found so far, all which should have at least live music and food vendors. Some will have vendors as well and some events may offer camping options.

But I am not listing camping areas that don’t offer food and entertainment nor viewing/watch parties without entertainment or food. There will also be a limited amount of private businesses that are selling their own food (I want festivals with options).

Hopefully, this guide will help you plan your Eclipse Weekend!

The following map of these events is only to show the cities where the events occur. They are not precise locations and there may be more than one event in any city.

Finally, if you are traveling to see the eclipse, please do your best to prepare for your experience. Not only would it be good to have the correct viewing eclipse glasses ahead of time (list of suppliers), but it would be good to have extra water and food in your travels, as traffic can be a serious nightmare, especially after the eclipse (I saw the 2017 eclipse in Kentucky and return trip took three times as long).

Feel free to reach out to me if you don’t see eclipse festivals that you know about and I will add them.

This list will continue to grow and change up to the weekend of the eclipse, so check regularly.

Eclipse Festival Guide

ARKANSAS

4/4-4/8 – Ozark Mountain Soul: Eclipse Edition – Eureka Springs
4/4-4/8 – Piccolo Zoppé Eclipse Circus – Greenbrier
4/4-4/8 – Total Eclipse at the Newton County Fairgrounds – Jasper
4/5-4/7 – Great American Solar Eclipse at Stardust Ranch – Marcella
4/5-4/8 – Art Jam (Blackout Over Brier) – Greenbrier
4/5-4/8 – Atlas Obscura’s Ecliptic Festival/Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival – Hot Springs
4/5-4/8 – Solar Eclipse Balloon Festival – Morrilton
4/5-4/8 – The Great American Cowboy Eclipse – Clinton
4/5-4/8 – Mountain View Eclipse Festival – Mountain View
4/5-4/8 – Blackout on the Boulevard Festival – Maumelle
4/5-4/8 – Total Solar Eclipse Festival and Flea Market at Pappy’s Bait and Mama’s Junk Store – Gillham
Weekend continues below…

4/5-4/8 – Harrison Solar Eclipse Festival – Harrison
4/5-4/8 – Avalon Eclipse Music Festival – Mena
4/5-4/8 – Mena Eclipse-mas Festival – Mena
4/5-4/8 – Moonstock at Little Piney Bottoms – Lamar
4/5-4/8 – James Ranch Eclipse Festival – Pocahontas
4/5-4/8 – Eclipse in the Sticks – Sullivan
4/5-4/8 – Texarkana Solarbration – Texarkana/Texarkana, TX
4/5-4/8 – Solar Eclipse Festival at The Blue; Zip Line and Farm – Mena
4/5-4/8 – Eclipse Fest at Hidden Acres Farm – Russellville
4/5-4/10 – Whiskey Ridge Ranch EclipseStock – Malvern
Weekend continues below…

4/6 – Solar Eclipse Fay Whiskey Fest – Fayetteville
4/6 – Neon Moon Solar Eclipse Fest – Urbana
4/6 – Sevierly Dark Fest – De Queen
4/6 – SoMa in the Dark: Path of Totality Eclipse Festival – Little Rock
4/6 – Arkansas Roots Music Festival (Solar Eclipse Festival at the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home) – Dyess
4/6-4/7 – Norfork Solar Eclipse Festival – Norfork
4/6-4/7 – New Moon Vintage Market– Hot Springs
4/6-4/7 – Moon Bash at StoneCreek – Mountain Home
4/6-4/7 – Solar Eclipse Festival – Heber Springs
4/6-4/7 – Hope Solar Eclipse Weekend – Hope
Weekend continues below…

4/6-4/7 – Total Eclipse in the Park Music Festival – Booneville
4/6-4/7 – The Historical Eclipse Experience at Pioneer Village – Searcy
4/6-4/8 – Solar Fest at Dee’s Barn – Arden
4/6-4/8 – Calico Rocks the Eclipse – Calico Rock
4/6-4/8 – Outdoorfest Solar Eclipse Music Festival at the Ranch at Jackson Bluff – Lamar
4/6-4/8 – Moon Over Main Solar Eclipse Festival – Russellville
4/6-4/8 – Total Eclipse of the Heart – Russellville
4/6-4/8 – Eclipse Festival at Ron Coleman Mining – Jessieville
4/6-4/8 – Darker in Parker Marketplace – Parker City
4/6-4/8 – Moon Block Party – North Little Rock
4/6-4/8 – Solar Fest at Dee’s Barn – Ashdown
Weekend continues below…

4/6-4/8 – Cherokee Village Solar Eclipse Festival – Cherokee Village
4/7 – Eclipse Party on the Path Picnic – Little Rock
4/7 – Barkus on Main – Little Rock
4/7 – Oasis Arts & Eats Fest – Jonesboro
4/7 – There Goes the Sun: Beatles Eclipse Festival – Walnut Ridge
4/8 – Oaklawn Total Eclipse – Hot Springs
4/8 – Galaxy Fest – Searcy
4/8- Total Eclipse Watch Party– Hot Springs
4/8 – Clarksville Downtown Block Party – Clarksville
4/8 – Solar Eclipse Lot Party – Conway
4/8 – Mountain View, AR Eclipse Festival – Mountain View

ILLINOIS

4/4-4/8 – Willow Springs Awakening Eclipse Festival – Tamms
4/5-4/7 – Carmi Music Fest – Carmi
4/5-4/8 – Iron Saddle Ranch Eclipse Festival – Salem
4/5-4/8 – Shawnee Cave Total Solar Eclipse Festival – Murphysboro
4/5-4/8 – Meet Me in Marshall for the Eclipse – Marshall
4/5-4/8 – White Squirrel Blackout – Olney
4/5-4/9 – Solar Eclipse at Touch of Nature – Makanda
4/6 – Total Eclipse of the Art – Alto Pass
4/6 – Benton Eclipse Celebration – Benton
Weekend continues below…

4/6-4/7 – Eclipse on the Bricks – Albion
4/6-4/8 – Mount Erie Solar Eclipse Festival – Mount Erie
4/6-4/8 – Vienna Total Solar Eclipse Celebration – Vienna
4/6-4/8 – The Super Solar Eclipse – Metropolis
4/6-4/8 – Eclipse in River City – Chester
4/7 – Terrabis Eclipse Festival – Grayville
4/7-4/8 – Dieterich Party in the Path – Dieterich
4/7-4/8 – Dancing in the Dark – Lawrenceville
4/7-4/8 – McLeansboro Solar Eclipse Festival – McLeansboro
4/8 – Southern Illinois Crossroads Eclipse Festival – Carbondale
4/8 – Fairfield Solar Eclipse Celebration – Fairfield
4/8 – Eclipse at Merchant’s Park – Mt. Carmel
4/8 – UCA Eclipse Watch Party – Conway
4/8 – Eclipse Fest at the Harrisburg Amphitheater – Harrisburg
4/8 – Solar Eclipse Martinsville AG Fair – Martinsville
4/8 – Eclipse Party at the Rt 66 Skyview Drive-In – Litchfield
4/8 – SI Eclipse Festival – Du Quoin

INDIANA

4/5-4/8 – Total Eclipse at Farmer’s Pike – New Castle
4/5-4/8 – Eclipse Over Lawrence County – Bedford
4/5-4/8 – Get in the Dark: Total Eclipse Festival – Shirley
4/5-4/8 – Hoosier Eclipse Festival – Gosport
4/5-4/8 – Solar Eclipse Festival at Wagler Motorsports Park – Lyons
4/5-4/8 – Hagerstown Eclipse Weekend – Hagerstown
4/5-4/8 – Gibson County Eclipse Celebration – Princeton
4/5-4/9 – Eclipse and More – Richmond
4/6 – Magic City Brewfest – Muncie
4/6 – Lunar Fest at White Diamond Lavender Farms – Hope
4/6-4/7 – Solar Eclipse Jam – West Baden Springs
4/6-4/7 – Nostalgia on 9 Solar Eclipse Market – Shelbyville
4/6-4/8 – Total Eclipse of the Heart – Lebanon
Weekend continues below…

4/6-4/8 – Woolly Yak: A Total Eclipse Celebration – Sheridan
4/6-4/8 – Huntingburg Eclipse: Downtown – Huntingburg
4/6-4/8 – Here Comes the Sun: Eclipse Festival – Spencer
4/6-4/8 – Downtown Washington Solar Eclipse Festival – Washington
4/6-4/8 – Eclipse at Franklin Amphitheater – Franklin
4/6-4/8 – Clay County Solar Eclipse Celebration – Brazil
4/6-4/8 – JOCO Total Eclipse in the Park – Nineveh
4/6-4/8 – Dark Side Bash – Vincennes
4/6-4/8 – Solar Eclipse at the Decatur County Fairgrounds – Greensburg
4/6-4/8 – Mooresville Eclipse Festival – Mooresville
4/6-4/8 – Total Eclipse of the Parks – New London
4/6-4/8 – North Vernon Eclipse Festival – North Vernon
4/6-4/8 – Total Eclipse of the Arts Celebration – Vernon
Weekend continues below…

4/6-4/8 – ShadowFest Solar Eclipse Camping and Music Festival – Bloomington
4/6-4/9 – The Moonshadow Fest – Medora
4/6-4/9 – Totality in the Valley – Worthington
4/7 – Eclipsed: A Magical Evening of Music – Muncie
4/7 – Hot Air Balloon Glow (Party in the Path) – West Plains
4/7 – Lincoln City Total Eclipse of the Park – Lincoln City
4/7-4/8 – Solarpalooza – Evansville
4/7-4/8 – Paoli Solar Eclipse Bash – Paoli
4/7-4/8 – Total Eclipse at the Park – Springville
4/7-4/8 – Tree City Total Solar Eclipse – Greensburg
4/7-4/8 – The Story Eclipse Festival – Nashville
4/7-4/8 – Solar Eclipse at Fallen Oak Campground and Vineyard – Worthington
4/7-4/8 – Soar and Sound Eclipse Music Festival – Indianapolis
4/8 – Newburgh Total Eclipse of the Park – Newburgh
4/8 – Ferdinand Total Eclipse in the Park – Ferdinand
Weekend continues below…

4/8 – Eclipsing the Renaissance – Columbus
4/8 – Total Eclipse of the Park – Beech Grove
4/8 – Solar Jam – Whitestown
4/8 – Eclipse on the Ohio – Mt. Vernon
4/8 – Total Eclipse of the Farm – Edinburgh
4/8 – Batesville Blackout Bash – Batesville
4/8 – Solar Eclipse Part at Gastof Amish Village and Chandelier Barn – Montgomery
4/8 – Lights Out in Linton – Linton
4/8 – Solar Eclipse Celebration at the Vanderburgh 4-H Center – Evansville
4/8 – Total Eclipse at the Patch – Bloomington
Weekend continues below…

4/8 – Zionsville Total Eclipse of the Park – Zionsville
4/8 – Race to the Eclipse – Indianapolis
4/8 – Lunacy! Solar Eclipse Festival – Indianapolis
4/8 – Central Christian Church Solar Festival – Terre Haute
4/8 – A Total Eclipse of the Haute in Pioneer Village – Terre Haute
4/8 – Conner Prairie Total Eclipse – Fishers
4/8 – Total Eclipse of the Art – Indianapolis
4/8 – Solar Eclipse at the Indiana State Fairgrounds – Indianapolis
4/8 – Grow Poseyville Solarbration – Poseyville
4/8 – Total Solar Eclipse Airport Party – Greenwood
4/8 – Total Eclipse Fort Ben – Lawrence
4/8 – Huntingburg Eclipse at the Huntingburg Regional Airport – Huntingburg
4/8 – Grand Park Westfield Total Solar Eclipse – Westfield
4/8 – Knightstown Solar Eclipse – Knightstown

KENTUCKY

4/6 – Total Eclipse Kickoff – Hopkinsville
4/7-4/8 – X Marks the Spot: Paducah Eclipse Festival – Paducah
4/8 – Morganfield Solar Eclipse Festival – Morganfield

MAINE

4/5-4/8 – Main Eclipse Extravaganza – Houlton

MICHIGAN

Still searching.

MISSOURI

4/5 – Sikeston Jaycee Crawfish Boil and Music Festival – Sikeston
4/5-4/8 – Solar Strings: Missouri Eclipse Festival – French Village
4/5-4/9 – Missouri Eclipse Festival – Blackwell
4/6 – Sunshine Festival (Party in the Path) – West Plains
4/6-4/8 – Piedmont UFO Fest – Piedmont
4/6-4/8 – Perryville Solarfest – Perryville
4/8 – Total Eclipse of the Bluff – Poplar Bluff
4/8 – 4-H Eclipse Festival – Poplar Bluff
4/8 – Sikeston Eclipse Viewing Party – Sikeston
4/8 – Solar Eclipse Block Party – Cape Girardeau

NEW YORK

4/5-4/7 – Solar Spectacle Three-Day Festival – Mumford
4/5-4/8 – Eclipse Over Orleans – Albion
4/6-4/8 – Caledonia’s Totally Solar Celebration – Caledonia
4/6-4/8 – Total Solar Eclipse at The Wild Center – Tupper Lake
4/6-4/8 – Roc the Eclipse Festival – Rochester
4/7-4/8 – Total Solar Eclipse Celebration at The Heron – Sherman
4/7-4/8 – Fly-by Night: Eclipse Watch Party – Jamestown
4/7-4/8 – Totality in Tupper with the Adirondack Sky Center – Tupper Lake
4/8 – The EAclipse Festival – East Aurora
4/8 – Solar Harvest: A Farm Eclipse Experience – Rochester
4/8 – Solarpalooza – Rochester
4/8 – Solar Eclipse at Terminal B – Buffalo
4/8 – Total Eclipse of The Port at SUNY Brockport – Brockport
Weekend continues below…

4/8 – Total Eclipse ROCs the Market – Rochester
4/8 – Total Solar Eclipse in Indian Lake – Indian Lake
4/8 – Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Fenton History Center – Jamestown
4/8 – Total Eclipse Event at Transit Drive-In – Lockport
4/8 – Saranac Lake Solar Eclipse – Saranac Lake
4/8 – Total (Eclipse) Tailgate Party – Palmyra
4/8 – Embrace the Dark – Geneva
4/8 – North Tonawanda Blackout Bash – North Tonawanda
4/8 – Total Solar Eclipse Festival at Springdale Farm – Spencerport
4/8 – Eclipse Viewing Party at 21 Brix Winery – Portland
4/8 – Eclipse Party at Beaver Lake Nature Center – Baldwinsville
4/8 – Total Eclipse of the Park at NBT Bank Stadium – Syracuse
4/8 – Totality Fest by the Bay at Collaca Estate Winery – Sterling
4/8 – A Stellar Day in Sterling – Sterling
4/8 – Old Forge Total Solar Eclipse Celebration – Old Forge
4/8 – Total Eclipse of the Park – Watertown

OHIO

4/4-4/8 – Ring of Fire Festival: Solar Eclipse – Wapakoneta
4/5-4/8* – Total Eclipse of Sundusky Festival – Sandusky
4/5-4/8 – Moonshade Festival – West Liberty
4/5-4/8 – OHclipse Mansfield – Mansfield
4/5-4/8 – A Solarbration Weekend at Miami County Fairgrounds – Troy
4/5-4/8 – Dark Side of the Moon at the Shelby County Fairgrounds – Sidney
4/6 – Cabin Fever Arts Festival – Hillsboro
4/6 – Total Eclipse of the Parks: Eclipse Festival – Oxford
4/6 – Total Eclipse of the ‘Burg – Perrysburg
4/6 – Solar Smash Bash – Lima
4/6-4/8 – Solarfest – Wellington
4/6-4/8 – Total Eclipse Fort Loramie – Fort Loramie
Weekend continues below…

4/6-4/8 – Solar Express – Grand Rapids
4/6-4/8 – Darkness Over Delaware – Delaware
4/6-4/8 – Mercer County Eclipse Festival – Celina
4/6-4/8 – Solar Eclipse Festival at Century Village – Burton
4/6-4/8 – Dark Side of the Moon Music Festival and Eclipse Celebration – College Corner
4/6-4/8 – Serpent Mound/Star Knowledge Solar Eclipse, Spring, Peace Summit – Peebles
4/6-4/8 – Total Eclipse Fest – Cleveland
4/6-4/8 – Eclipse Camping and Smokin’ Country Concert – Bloomville
4/6-4/8 – Moon Glow Over Main Street – Bellefontaine
4/7 – Eclipse Eve All-Day Music Festival – Avon Lake
4/7 – Pre-Eclipse Party at Interior Motifs – Wapakoneta
Weekend continues below…

4/7-4/8 – Total Eclipse in the Park – Christiansburg
4/7-4/8 – Eclipse FlyIn – Medina
4/7-4/8 – The Sun Will Rise Solar Eclipse Music Festival and Campout – Tipp City
4/7-4/8 – Eclipse-Fest at Sluggers and Putters – Canal Fulton
4/8 – Streetsboro Solar Eclipse – Streetsboro
4/8 – Path of Totality Solar Eclipse Party – Marysville
4/8 – Total Eclipse of the Port – Fairport Harbor
4/8 – Total Eclipse at Bear’s Mill – Greenville
4/8 – Downtown Tiffin Eclipse Party – Tiffin
4/8 – Total Eclipse on the Farm – Marysville
4/8 – Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Challenged Champions Equestrian Center – Ottawa
4/8 – Euclid Eclipse Festival – Euclid
4/8 – Blackout the Barn at The MAiZE at Darby Creek – Milford Center
Weekend continues below…

4/8 – Lights Out in the Land – Avon
4/8 – Avon Lake Solar Eclipse Watch Party – Avon Lake
4/8 – Solar Eclipse 2024 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force – Dayton
4/8 – Imagination Station Viewing Party – Toledo
4/8 – Solar Eclipse Party at Hensville – Toledo
4/8 – Total Eclipse at the Zoo – Toledo
4/8 – Dayton Eclipse Fest – Medway
4/8 – Eclipse Event at The Cedar – New Paris
4/8 – Solar Eclipse Celebration at Sackett Farm Flowers – Delaware
4/8 – Total Eclipse Party at the HEC – Harrod
4/8 – Huron Parks and Recreation Total Solar Eclipse – Huron
4/8 – Glow in the Park: Total Eclipse Watch Party – Eaton
4/8 – Eclipse Over Springfield Celebration – Springfield
Weekend continues below…

4/8 – Solar Eclipse Festival in Summit County – Akron
4/8 – Lyndhurst Eclipse in the Village – Lyndhurst
4/8 – Dudley Park Family Eclipse Viewing Party – Willowick
4/8 – Eclipse Festival at SPIRE – Geneva
4/8 – You’ll Burn Your Eye Out Solar Eclipse Watch Party – Mansfield
4/8 – Solar Eclipse Festival at Columbia Woods Park – Norton
4/8 – Party in the Dark – Monroe
4/8 – Total on the Oval – Cleveland
4/8 – The Great American Eclipse at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds – Middleburg Heights/Berea
4/8 – Solar Eclipse Party in the Park – West Milton
4/8 – Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Lake County Executive Airport – Willoughby
4/8 – BGSU Total Solar Eclipse Watch Party – Bowling Green
4/8 – Total Solar Eclipse Party at Vermilion Valley Vineyards – Wakeman
4/8 – Total Eclipse at Shawnee Prairie Preserve – Greenville

OKLAHOMA

4/6-4/8 – Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Heavener Runestone Park – Heavener

PENNSYLVANIA

4/8 – Total Eclipse Festival at Lake Erie Speedway – North East
4/8 – Eclipse on the Farm – Waterford

TEXAS

4/5-4/7 – Solar Eclipse Music Fest – Del Rio
4/5-4/8 – Total Eclipse at Starry Night RV Resort – Fort Worth
4/5-4/8 – Kerrclipse Music Festival – Kerrville
4/5-4/8 – Total Eclipse Fest at ThunderWolf Ranch – Kempner
4/5-4/8 – Cosmic Cowboy Eclipse Festival – Hillsboro
4/5-4/8 – Texas Eclipse at Traditions – Burnet
4/5-4/8 – Total Eclipse of the Heart – Dripping Springs
4/5-4/8 – Eclipse Carnival at Eclipseboro Landing – Hillsboro
4/5-4/8 – Texarkana Solarbration – Texarkana/Texarkana, AR
4/5-4/9 – Ground Zero Music Fest – Bandera
4/5-4/9 – Texas Eclipse Festival – Burnet
4/5-4/9 – Burnet TX Eclipse Festival at Equrina Fields Ranch – Burnet
Weekend continues below…

4/5-4/9 – Eclipse Utopia – Utopia
4/5-4/9 – Celest Fest Eclipse: A Total Eclipse Festival – Belton
4/6 – Music Alley Eclipse Fest – Mansfield
4/6 – Corsicana Total Eclipse Fest – Corsicana
4/6 – Music in the Caves: Total Eclipse Festival – Boerne
4/6 – Countdown to the Great American Solar Eclipse – Forney
4/6-4/8 – Texclipse Music Festival – Junction
4/6-4/8 – Total Eclipse Event/Star Party at Parker Farm – Fredericksburg
4/6-4/8 – Solar Eclipse Weekend – Canton
4/6-4/8 – Solar Rodeo – Mesquite
4/6-4/8 – Spring into the Eclipse – Copperas Cove
Weekend continues below…

4/7 – Ring of Fire – Fort Worth
4/7 – Lights Over Waco Festival – Waco
4/7 – 903 Sun Sets: Eclipse Edition – Paris
4/7-4/8 – D’Hanis Eclipse Festival – D’Hanis
4/7-4/8 – Solar Eclipse Part at Slate Theory Winery – Fredericksburg
4/8 – Kerrville Eclipse Festival – Kerrville
4/8 – Downtown Ennis Watch Party – Ennis
4/8 – Solar Eclipse Festival at Grapetown Winery – Fredericksburg
Weekend continues below…

4/8 – Blue Lotus Winery Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party – Hye
4/8 – Dallas Solar Eclipse Watch Party – Dallas
4/8 – Great North American Eclipse at the Perot Museum – Dallas
4/8 – Total Eclipse of the Park – Austin
4/8 – Eclipse Viewing Party at Lost Oak Winery – Burleson
4/8 – Grand Saline Eclipse Party – Grand Saline
4/8 – Denton Total Eclipse in the Park – Denton
4/8 – Forney Eclipse Viewing Party – Forney
4/8 – Eclipse Viewing Party at the Long Center – Austin
4/8 – Eclipse Over Texas: Live from Waco – Waco

VERMONT

4/6-4/8 – Alburgh Totality Festival – Alburgh
4/8 – Transcend: Total Solar Eclipse Festival – Burlington
4/8 – The Totally Amazing Eclipse Party in Middlebury – Middlebury
4/8 – Moonshadow: An Eclipse Viewing Experience – Shelburne
4/8 – Solar Eclipse Gathering – South Hero
4/8 – Totality in Taylor Park: Eclipse Celebration -St. Albans City

Festival Guides

Alabama | Arkansas | Delaware | Florida | Georgia
Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kentucky | Louisiana
Maryland | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri
New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Pennsylvania
South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Virginia
Washington, DC | West Virginia | Wisconsin

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