ICYMI: There is TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on April 8, 2024 that will cross North America. A total eclipse happens when the Moon passes the Sun and Earth, completely blocks the face of the Sun, and the sky darkens like it’s dawn or dusk.

While total solar eclipses happen every one to three years, they are typically only visible from Earth’s poles or from the middle of the ocean. According to NASA this will be the last total solar eclipse visible from continental U.S. until August 2044.

The majority of the continental U.S. will only see a partial totality, but BONUS! Arlington (and the DFW area) are on the path of TOTALITY. This eclipse is being coined as the “Great North American Eclipse”, and Arlington is expected to see the totality for about three minutes.

Here’s when to expect the eclipse on April 8th:

Partial Eclipse Begins: 12:23 PM
Totality Begins: 1:40 PM
Maximum Total Eclipse: 1:42 PM
Totality Ends: 1:44 PM
Partial Eclipse Ends: 3:02 PM


Looking for a way to experience the total eclipse? As always, we gotcha covered!

Total Eclipse of the Park at Levitt Pavilion

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and head over to the Levitt Pavilion from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM for an eclipse watch party, featuring a love DJ, food trucks and free commemorative eclipse glasses for the first 3,000 guests. Admission is free, and there is open seating on the lawn.

Solar Eclipse Watch Party and Exclusive Beer Release at Division Brewing

With a once in a lifetime kind of event, comes a special beer release from Division Brewing! The brewery will be open on Monday from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM with eclipse viewing glasses to view the eclipse. Plus, grab a 4-pack of their exclusive release, Umbraphile, a coffee, chocolate and vanilla stout. 

Solar Coaster at Six Flags Over Texas

On a rare occasion, Six Flags Over Texas is open on a Monday in April specifically to give you an adrenaline filled eclipse watching experience. The park will be open from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and you can purchase packages to commemorate the day, including exclusive watch areas like the Majestic Theater area and the Oil Derrick.

Solar-bration at The Planetarium at UTA

As one of the three largest planetariums in Texas, OF COURSE The Planetarium at UTA is making a celebration of the total solar eclipse! Not only do they have a weekend full of events leading up to the main event, including an eclipse concert and eclipse observatory show, there’s also viewing party across the UTA campus with food trucks and audio program featuring eclipse experts from UTA!

Total Eclipse Watch Party at Texas Live!

Get your free solar shades and watch the eclipse at the Texas Live! Beer Garden! Grab a space themed cocktail from Troy’s and enjoy a live DJ, crowd games and the eclipse.


Oh and one more thing! CosMc's (McDonald's out-of-this-world- beverage-led concept) is opening in Downtown Arlington in Abram Alley at 300 East Abram Road on April 8th! Check them out giving out samples at the Levitt Pavilion for Total Eclipse of the Park!