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Downtown Garland Square

April 8, 2024 at 11 a.m.

Experience The Celestial Wonder In The Heart Of Garland!

Join us on the Downtown Garland Square beginning at 11 a.m. for a presentation from Garland ISD Planetarium Director Charlie Ruiz, activities, games, and of course, the eclipse!

For lunch, grab a $10 lunch from one of the participating eateries on the Square and enjoy free live music by Up the Creek.

Garland is directly in the path of totality, so you’ll have front row seats to the solar eclipse event of the century!

FREE solar eclipse glasses will be available while supplies last.

The total solar eclipse will pass between 12:23 p.m. and 3:02 p.m. with totality beginning at 1:40 p.m.

Schedule of Events

The Science Behind the Solar Eclipse

Presentation by GISD Planetarium Director Charlie Ruiz
11 a.m.

Telescope With Solar Filter

Provided by NASA@ My Library
Downtown Garland Square - Lawn
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Live Music By Up The Creek

Downtown Garland Square - Pavilion
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Lawn Games And Kids' Eclipse Crafts

Downtown Garland Square - Lawn
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

$10 Box Lunches

11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Total Eclipse

1:40 to 1:45 p.m.

Parking in Downtown Garland


Explore More Solar Eclipse Activities in Garland!

Eclipse Painting

The Art Lounge
Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m.

We are in the path of totality! Memorialize the event with an eclipse painting!

Join The Art Lounge for a fun hour of creating our very own painting of the eclipse. All the materials, classroom space, and instructions are included with the price of your ticket.

Buy your tickets here!

Ever wonder how people throughout history have viewed eclipses? Wonder no more with this lively reenactment by the South Garland Library puppeteers!

Learn how people throughout history reacted to eclipses and other astronomical phenomena.

Eclipse Maker Party

South Garland Library
Saturday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m.

Stop by to make different eclipse-themed crafts, play and game and pick up a pair of free solar eclipse glasses. All ages are welcome!

Free solar eclipse glasses will be provided while supplies last.

Specialty Eclipse Drinks

Total Eclipse of the Hops

Experience the celestial convergence of flavors with "Total Eclipse of the Hops," a limited-edition Hazy IPA crafted by Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery exclusively for the eclipse day. This 6.6% ABV brew combines the cosmic allure of Eclipse and Galaxy hops, unleashing a bright, juicy, citrus-forward explosion on the palate. Each sip is fermented with Cosmic Punch, a thiolized yeast, and offers a taste of the stars. Take your chance to savor this celestial creation, which is available on draft for one day only.

Sunburst Wheat

Lakewood Brewing Company introduces Sunburst Wheat, their latest seasonal offering, perfect for the warmer months. With an ABV of 5.5%, this refreshing brew captures the essence of a Texas sunset with its light and fruity notes. Crafted to evoke the tranquil beauty of twilight, it promises a delightful drinking experience reminiscent of balmy summer evenings. Scheduled for a statewide release just in time for the solar eclipse on April 8th, Sunburst Wheat is poised to become a go-to choice for those seeking a taste of the Lone Star State's iconic scenery in a glass.

Star Dust

Get ready to experience the enchantment of the cosmos in a cup with the debut of Star Dust from Scoop n' Boba, set to launch on April 8 during the Total Eclipse of the Downtown Square event. This celestial concoction starts with a base of lychee-based lemonade, infused with a vibrant pea flower mix that magically transforms from purple to a mesmerizing indigo-blue hue upon contact with the lemonade. As if that wasn't enough to dazzle, rainbow jellies and edible glitter swirl within, creating a celestial spectacle in every sip. Topped with a whimsical star topper, the Star Dust drink promises to be a dazzling delight that's as delightful to look at as it tastes. Don't miss your chance to sip on stardust and experience the magic for yourself!
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