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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Total Solar Eclipse Watch Party – Cleburne, Texas

April 8

Observatory in a wide field

Total Solar Eclipse Watch Party – Cleburne, Texas

A total solar eclipse will darken most of Johnson County from 12:40-3 p.m. on April 8. There will not be another total solar eclipse in the U.S. until 2045, according to Jerry Becker, manager of the Thomsen Observatory at Southwestern Adventist University. The total eclipse should be over Keene about 1:40-1:44 p.m., Becker said.

The university is planning a watch event at the Thomsen Observatory that includes acres of free parking, free solar glasses, solar-safe telescopes, and a variety of food vendors and activities, Becker said.

The Thomsen Observatory is located in Callicott Park at the north end of Linden Street. SWAU is a charter member of the Keene Chamber of Commerce.


Thomsen Observatory
425 Linden St
Cleburne, TX 76031 United States
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