Ready to witness the celestial event of a lifetime? There are multiple events across South Texas on Monday, Apr. 8 when the total eclipse takes to the sky around 1:30 p.m.
A total eclipse occurs when the moon moves in between the Sun and the Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun.
The northwest portion of Bexar County will be in the path of totality, along with many areas in the Hill Country and the South Texas Plains.
Here are a few events that will be taking place across the area if you want to venture out, but don’t forget, you will need eclipse glasses before and after totality!
San Antonio: Eclipse Watch Party at The Alamo
- Watch the eclipse from the Alamo in downtown San Antonio!
- This free event will take place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 8
- Alamo-themed eclipse glasses can be used to view the eclipse
- For more information, you can visit their website here
San Antonio: View the Eclipse at the Witte Museum
- View the eclipse from the Witte Museum in San Antonio
- A general admission ticket will grant you access to the museum where the viewing event will take place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 8
- Complimentary eclipse glasses will be handed out with general admission, while supplies last
- For more information, you can visit their website here
San Antonio: Solar Eclipse at Fiesta Texas
- Experience the annular solar eclipse at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
- Several packages are available for purchase and include things like eclipse glasses, t-shirts, exclusive seating for the fireworks and drone show, and haunted house wristbands depending on which package you choose.
- For more information regarding the event, visit their website here.
Boerne: Total Eclipse Viewing Party in Kendall County
- Experience the eclipse from Hill Country at the Kendall County Fair Association’s viewing party
- This event will take place in Boerne from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 8 at the Kendall County Fairgrounds
- A snack bar and beverage bar will be open for concessions
- You can purchase admission tickets by visiting their website here
Boerne: Total Eclipse Experience at Cave Without a Name
- Located in Boerne, experience the total eclipse following a weekend’s worth of events at Cave Without a Name
- Running from Saturday, Apr. 6 through Monday, Apr. 8, this three-day, family-friendly event features camping, music, and fun
- For more information or to purchase camping spots, you can visit their website here
Kerrville: Eclipse Festival in Louise Hays Park
- Just a few miles from the center line of totality, a free viewing event will take place at Louise Hays Park in Kerrville on Monday, Apr. 8
- Scientific speakers, live music, and activities for children will be offered with the event that will officially start at 10 a.m.
- NASA will also be livestreaming the eclipse from this event for folks all over the country to see
- Limited off-site parking may be reserved ahead of the eclipse, for a fee
Kerrville: ‘Kerrclipse’ Festival at Quiet Valley Ranch
- The multi-day ‘Kerrclipse’ Festival will take place from Friday, Apr. 5 through Monday, Apr. 8 at Quiet Valley Ranch in Kerrville
- Event tickets include concerts and camping, along with a location to view the total eclipse
- For more information or to purchase tickets, you can visit their website here
Bandera: Ground Zero Musicfest
- This 5-day, 4-night musicfest it touted as a family friend event, with over 20 musical acts, including the Georgia Satellites, Dokken, Great White, and the Bellamy Brothers
- Taking place in the Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena inside Bandera, it’ll feature a full cowboy rodeo, stunt shows, kids zone, cornhole tournaments, horseshoe tournaments, and a total eclipse viewing area
- Camping is available and Bandera will experience over 4 minutes of totality
- For more information on Ground Zero Musicfest, check out their website
Across Texas: Eclipse Viewing at Texas State Parks
- Watch the eclipse from a Texas State Park!
- 31 state parks, including Enchanted Rock and Garner State Park, are in the path of totality. A partial eclipse can still be viewed from the remaining parks
- A reservation or a camping permit is required to enter a park. Regular state park passes do not guarantee entry on the day of the eclipse
- You can make a reservation by visiting the link here
- For more information and to find out which parks are included in the path of totality, you can visit their website here
Del Rio: Solar Eclipse Fest
- Featuring events over a four day span, the fest runs from April 5th through 8th
- Nightly concerts will take place at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds, with a Sunday lineup of John Michael Montgomery, Stoney LaRue, and Eli Young Band
- Other events are planned throughout the city, including many that are free
- 3 minutes and 28 seconds of totality will occur around 1:30pm on April 8th
- For more information, you can visit the event website here
Burnet: Texas Eclipse Festival
- This is one of the bigger events taking place in Texas, located on Reveille Peak Ranch near Burnet
- The festival has numerous artists, DJs, producers, and instrumentalists, plus immersive art, speakers, and panels
- Camping is available for those who attend
- For more information on this event you can access the festivals website here
Dripping Springs: Hill Country Solar Eclipse Fest
- Taking place at the Lucky Arrow Retreat in Dripping Springs, this family friendly event runs from April 7-9th
- Day tickets grant access to our picturesque overlook (eclipse-safe viewing glasses included), planetarium showings, beer/wine tastings, live music, and more
- Overnight lodging is also available
Junction: Texclipse Music Festival
- The Texclipse Music Festival will be held in Junction from Apr. 6th-8th
- Various events including live music, rodeo, wine tasting, and a chili cookoff will take place over the course of the weekend
- On-site camping sites are being offered for both tents and RVs
- For tickets, event lineups and more, you can visit their website here.