It's hard to believe but the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024, is right around the corner we are just weeks away from seeing what is believed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

2024 Texarkana Solarbration

Texarkana will be celebrating this celestial event starting on April 5 through April 8. Watch the eclipse standing with one foot in Arkansas and one foot in Texas, that's the best part of living in a city with two states, it's twice the fun to embrace the cosmos in 2024.


Below is a list of scheduled events planned for the Texarkana area. 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.
  • Texas Country Headliner Pat Green - Crossties on Broad Street
  • 79th Annual Four States Fair and Rodeo Opens at the Fairgrounds
  • Silvermoon Children's Theater presents Little Shop of Horrors
  • Tours with Nita Fran at Historic Perot Theatre

Saturday, April 6

Sunday, April 7

Monday, April 8 Solar Eclipse Day

  • Emerald City Band (Event Party Band from Dallas) on State Line Avenue at 11 a.m.
  • Entertainment continues at 1 p.m. with Kinfaux
Texarkana Museum System
Texarkana Museum System

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

Don't forget the 79th Annual Four States Fair and Rodeo continues at the fairgrounds through the rest of the week.


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

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Gallery Credit: Jim Weaver

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