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Kerrville Eclipse Festival


*The event has already taken place on this date: Mon, 04/08/2024
The Kerrville Parks and Recreation Department invites you to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the 2024 total solar eclipse in Kerrville, Texas! The Kerrville Eclipse Festival will occur in Louise Hays Park on Monday, April 8, 2024. Join us in the heart of the Hill Country to view and celebrate the 2024 total solar eclipse - just a few miles from the center line of totality. This FREE event will include scientific speakers, live music, children's programming, and 4 minutes and 25 seconds of totality. Space in the event area cannot be reserved and you will not need a ticket to enter. Limited off-site parking will be available to reserve ahead of the eclipse for a fee. Please see "Parking" information below.

Please help us keep this calendar up to date! If this activity is sold out, canceled, or otherwise needs alteration, email mindy@kidsoutandabout.com so we can update it immediately. If you have a question about the activity itself, please contact the organization administrator listed below.

We are thrilled to announce that NASA will livestream the eclipse with us in the park. NASA chose only three cities in the United States to livestream the eclipse, and we are honored to be one of them. Totality starts at 1:27 p.m. and grounds will open Monday morning. Get Outdoors. Be Active. Play.

Visit our Facebook Event for more info!

Date: April 8, 2024
Location: Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Dr.
Fee: Free Admission

*No smoking (including e-cigarettes), unapproved merchandise sales, and glass containers. No dogs are allowed in the event area. All park rules and City Ordinances apply.

Vending at Kerrville Eclipse Festival 

Applications to be a food / product vendor at Kerrville Eclipse Festival have not yet opened. If you would like to get added to our potential vendor list, please fill out this form, and we will reach out as soon as applications open. 

Lodging

Kerrville is a wonderful place filled with unique places to visit and stay. Book your stay early and see what Kerrville can offer you. Come for the sun - stay for the stars. Please keep in mind that many hotels have yet to open reservations for the 2024 eclipse. Please see the link below for more information. 

Click here for Lodging Information

Parking

Free first-come, first-serve parking will be available in the Downtown Parking Garage on Clay Street. Paid off-site event parking locations will be available to reserve in advance and will include a shuttle service to the event. More detailed information about parking and reserving a paid spot will be announced in the coming months.

Telescope and Astro-Photographer Information

The Kerrville Eclipse Festival will feature a small, roped off area for telescopes and photographers. This area will be available to the general public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please know that electricity will not be available and that there will be no vehicular access to Louise Hays Park.

Stay Informed

Visit kerrvilleeclipse.com for more information about viewing the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses in Kerrville.

Media Inquiries

For all media inquires, please email the City of Kerrville's PIO, Stuart Cunyus, at stuart.cunyus@kerrvilletx.gov. If you are interested in covering the Kerrville Eclipse Festival live from Louise Hays Park, please stay tuned for a media application that will be posted here.


*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.

Location:

Louise Hays Park
202 Thompson Dr.
Kerville, TX, 78028
United States

Phone:

830-257-8000
Contact name: 
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The event has already taken place on this date: 
04/08/2024
Time: 
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