Rain or shine the 2024 Texarkana Solarbration kicks off this Friday, April 5 - 8 in historic downtown Texarkana.

2024 Solarbration

The long wait is almost over we are just days away from one of the biggest celestial events of the year the Great North American Total Eclipse on Monday, April 8. Event organizers for the 2024 Texarkana Solarbration have been working on this event for almost two years and the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, and the City of Texarkana, Texas are ready for the eclipse no matter what the weather conditions may be.

This event will allow eclipse fans the opportunity of a lifetime to witness this rare occurrence standing with one foot in Arkansas and one foot in Texas. Talk about twice as much fun from the twice as nice city.

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Let's take an updated look at everything happening at the 2024 Texarkana Solarbration.

Whether you live here or you are visiting Texarkana you will find something to do to make this experience one to remember.

2024 Schedule of Events

Friday, April 5

  • Food Truck in front of the U.S. Post Office 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wall-E Movie showing at Texarkana Public Library 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Texas Country Headliner Pat Green with Lane Bricker at Crossties on Broad Street at 8 p.m.
  • 79th Annual Four States Fair and Rodeo Opens at the Fairgrounds
  • Silvermoon Children's Theater presents Little Shop of Horrors
  • Behind the Scenes Tour with Nita Fran at Historic Perot Theatre
  • Chace Rains at Hopkins Icehouse at 7 p.m.
  • Glowga Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga at Prodigy Life on Broad St. at 7 p.m.
  • 2 Pianos Free Concert on Front Street Plaza at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 6

Sunday, April 7

Monday, April 8 Solar Eclipse Day

Spring Lake Park's Total Eclipse of the Park for eclipse viewing starts at 7 a.m. the entrance to the park will close at noon if full

Rooftop Solar Eclipse Watch Party at The Hideout downtown starting at 11:30 a.m.

  • Emerald City Band (Event Party Band from Dallas) on State Line Avenue at 11 a.m.
  • Total Eclipse of the Art Paint the Eclipse + creative movement on Broad St. 1 & 3 p.m.
  • Totality Over Texarkana 1:46 p.m.
  • Entertainment continues with Kinfaux at the Loading Dock stage at 3:30 p.m. Front Street
  • Silvermoon Children's Theater presents Little Shop of Horrors
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Awe- Inspiring Eclipse Time

12:28 p.m. Partial Eclipse Begins

Texarkana Totality

1:46 p.m.

Food Trucks

There will also be food trucks on-site during the celebration offering some great food and treats. See a list of vendors here.

Get your solar eclipse glasses in the following locations in Texarkana.

  • American Signs and Banners - 1813 Jim Walter Drive
  • Dot's Rental - 814 North Robinson Road - Texarkana, TX.
  • Fat Jack's Oyster and Sports Bar - 3324 N. State Line Avenue
  • Hopkins Ice House - 301 East 3rd
  • Texarkana Regional Arts Building ( TRACH) - 321 West 4th Street - Texarkana TX.
  • Hot Tails - 83 State Highway 108

In addition, the 79th annual Four States Fair and Rodeo will be opening up the fairgrounds early on April 8, to come watch the solar eclipse. 5,000 free eclipse glasses will be handed out with paid admission to the fair. Bring a lawn chair or blanket if you plan to watch. The midway will open following the eclipse.

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For more information about the 2024 Texarkana Solarbration, hotel accommodations, attractions, or special solar eclipse merchandise please visit their website.

DIY: Eclipse Viewing Without Those Special Glasses

Just click on the pic to open the YouTube video.

Gallery Credit: Jim Weaver

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