This calendar contains a wide variety of events across the DFW Metroplex for all ages and interests. We hope you will use it as your central hub for planning your stay in DFW if you have travelled to view the Total Solar Eclipse or if you are a resident seeking to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

While the majority of the events are scheduled during the weekend before the Total Eclipse, others are programmed in the months leading up to the April 8, 2024 celestial event. Learn more about the Total Eclipse DFW here.

Event options include learning opportunities to help you and your family understand what happens during the Total Solar Eclipse, how to prepare and most importantly, how to protect your eyes during the lead up to and the aftermath of the period of totality.

Other events include music, arts, sports, celebrations, museums, businesses, food, local entertainment, tours and many others.

Total Eclipse DFW invited groups with events to upload the information to our site as a service to the community. We take no responsibility for the events, organizations/entities or any representations they have made. We provided the calendar only and are not liable for users’ experience with these organizations or events. By using the calendar on this website, you take full responsibility for your own dealings with the event organizers and posters.

With this understanding in place, we suggest you check back regularly to see additional events that have been posted. We expect the calendar to be updated more frequently by the community as the Total Solar Eclipse nears!

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Eclipse Watch Party – Grand Prairie, Texas

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:02 pm

Grand Prairie graphics for solar eclipse

Eclipse Watch Party – Grand Prairie, Texas

It’s eclipse day! Come out and experience this one-in-a-lifetime moment at EpicCentral! Enjoy live music from Bandolero, hands-on activities & more while you wait for the total solar eclipse to happen!

Don’t have glasses? Don’t worry you can purchase some glasses the day off from Visit Grand Prairie or get them ahead of time at the Tourist Information Center located at 2170 N. Belt Line Rd.

Ripley’s Astro Oddities
Location: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 601 E. Palace Pkwy
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On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, and Ripley’s is celebrating this Astro Oddity with a free watch party and a very special guest at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie – one of the first U.S. cities to experience totality!

  • 12:00 p.m.     Watch Party Opens to the Public
  • 12:23 p.m.     Partial Eclipse Begins
  • 1:40 p.m.       Totality Begins
  • 1:42 p.m.       Maximum Totality
  • 1:44 p.m.       Totality Ends
  • 3:02 p.m.       Partial Eclipse Ends

Believe It or Not! this will be only the second total solar eclipse in the U.S. in less than seven years. The Great North American Eclipse will even have about two more minutes of maximum totality compared to 2017!

Ripley’s will be hosting Michael Papadakis, aka @Sunscribes, for a live art activation at this event. Dubbed Heliography, he uses an array of mirrors and lenses to focus the Sun’s powerful rays into art! Believe It or Not! he will be immortalizing this unique day in solar history on a wooden canvas using the eclipsing Sun itself!


April 8
12:00 pm - 3:02 pm
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Grand Prairie Convention and Visitors Bureau
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2961 State Hwy 161
Grand Prairie, TX 75052 United States
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