Named Forbes #1 Solar Eclipse Festival in Arkansas
Have you heard the Total Eclipse of the Heart Festival in Russellville, Arkansas has been named the #1 Festival by Forbes.com?
This huge 3-day celestial solar event runs from April 6 -8, 224, at the Russellville Soccer Complex leading up to the Great American Solar Eclipse on April 8.
Saturday, April 6 -11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Get ready for 10 hours of live music from 15 of the best local and national blues artists performing live entertainment for the Blues, Balloons, and Barbeque event. There will be a ton of great food, and BBQ plus weather-permitting tethered hot air balloon rides in the evening.
Enjoy a rock-climbing wall, axe-throwing competition, cornhole tournament, and escape rooms. See a list of entertainment here.
Sunday, April 7 - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m
A showcase of performances from the "Live Music Capital of the World" in Branson, Missouri will keep you entertained throughout the day and evening. Enjoy a rock-climbing wall, axe-throwing competition, cornhole tournament, double escape rooms, chainsaw carvings, and tethered hot air balloon rides weather permitting. Get more info here.
Monday, April 8 Solar Eclipse
Get there early to witness a rare once-in-lifetime-celestial event, The Great American Solar Eclipse with a duration of 4 minutes and 11 seconds. The skies will darken over Russellville in totality for this incredible event. NASA and The Weather Channel officials will be on hand to cover this phenomenal event.
But perhaps the biggest event other than the event is a massive wedding that will take place (minutes before the eclipse) of up to 200 couples getting married at once. A wedding reception, toast, wedding cake, flowers, and decorations will all be provided for FREE. Anyone wanting to elope or get married is encouraged to attend this event. Get more information here.
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