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Solar Rodeo - Solar Eclipse Weekend

Date: April 6 - 8, 2024

The total solar eclipse will take place on April 8, 2024. Totality will begin in Mesquite at 1:40 pm and peak at 1:42 pm. In total, Mesquite will be in totality for 4 minutes and 8 seconds - longer than any other urban city in the DFW Metroplex. We invite you to experience this historic event with a three-day festival - The Solar Rodeo!

Schedule of Events

9 am: Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market Season Kick-Off at
Front Street Station

10 am: Rodeo Parade through Downtown Mesquite

6-11 pm: Downtown Mesquite "Music & Moonlight" Block Party at Front Street Station
- Live Music
- Local Vendors
- Photobooth
- Art
- Beer Garden
... and more!

7 pm: Mesquite Symphony Performance at Mesquite Arts Center (1527 N Galloway Ave)
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1 pm: "Eclipse Over Texas" showing (English) at MISD Planetarium (2501 Memorial Blvd)

1:45 pm: "Eclipse Over Texas" showing (Spanish) at MISD Planetarium (2501 Memorial Blvd).

2 pm: Tejano Fest at Mesquite Arena
Full Fest Lineup:
- Grupo Siggno featuring Jennifer Pena Casate Conmigo Tour 2024
Tickets available for purchase at

Eclipse Viewing Locations:
Downtown Mesquite Eclipse Watch Party at Front Street Station
Time: 10 am-3 pm

Mesquite Arts Center Eclipse Festival at Mesquite Arts Center
Time: 11 am - 3 pm
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Historic Total Eclipse Watch Party at Opal Lawrence Historical Park (711 E Kearney)
Time: 11 am-4 pm
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Solar Eclipse in the Park at Paschall Park (1001 New Market Rd)
Time: 12 pm-3 pm
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