Get ready for history in Frisco, Texas! On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will make a narrow path of totality across parts of Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Frisco is within that narrow path where viewers can observe the moon blocking the sun for two to four fascinating minutes. The Frisco area should be able to witness the eclipse starting approximately 1:41 p.m.

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The perfect alignment of the moon and the sun to fully obscure the sun happens about once every 18 months, but a total eclipse occurs in the same place on Earth only about once every 375 years, on average. The United States will see another total eclipse in 2044, but likely in a path not over Frisco, Texas, so take advantage of your chance to stand in the shadow of the moon on April 8, 2024. You won't be alone. About 12.7 million people live in the path in Texas, plus another 450,000 visitors are expected to witness the eclipse.

There are many places in and around Frisco, Texas to set up, sit down, and prepare to catch a view of the total eclipse. Grab your lawn chair and head to one of Frisco's city parks or smaller community parks. Hotels such as Omni Frisco Hotel at The StarHyatt RegencyDrury InnOmni PGA Frisco Resort, and The Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa have rooftop patios, pools, or spacious settings for hotel guests to view the sky.

For a full list of Frisco's 26 hotel offerings, click here

Stages of a Total Eclipse

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between the Earth and the sun, and the moon blocks the sun for a viewer on Earth. During a total eclipse, the moon lines up perfectly to fully obscure the sun. When the shadow of the moon begins to look like it's at the edge of the sun, it's the first contact stage. As it covers a portion of the sun it's in the partial state, then second contact is when it's almost fully blocking the sun. Totality is when the moon is 100% blocking the sun, which allows the shimmering edges to shine, called the crown or corona. As the sun is uncovered, it's the third contact phase.

Events in Frisco

Choose from one of these planned events in Frisco to witness the rare total eclipse. Gather at Riders Field in Frisco to enjoy live music, Frisco RoughRiders team meet & greet, and fun activities. The party starts at 11 a.m., and as a special bonus, the $10 ticket to Total Eclipse of the Ballpark includes glasses and a voucher for a RoughRiders opening-week game April 9-14!

Total Eclipse of the Ballpark

Kaleidoscope Park and Sci-Tech Discovery Center are hosting Total Eclipse of the Park on April 8 from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Guests can explore HALL Park, participate in hands-on science activities, and enjoy musical entertainment while safely experiencing the eclipse.

While you are here, see the magic of Disney on Ice: Magic in the Stars April 3, 6, and 7, bounce at FUNBOX at Stonebriar Centre, or enjoy live, local music at the Calaboose Singer Songwriter Series on April 11. 

Guests of The Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa can enjoy a Silent Disco from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and guests of the Hyatt Regency Frisco can experience an eclipse party with food and beverages on the pool deck.

Check out our events calendar here for additional happenings in Frisco. 

Watch the Eclipse Safely

The path of the total eclipse goes over Mexico, over the U.S. in Texas, crossing 13 states, exiting in Maine, then over Canada. It's estimated that 215 million Americans watched the 2017 solar eclipse, with about 12 million of those in the path of totality. Because 32 million Americans live in the path of totality for the April 8, 2024 total eclipse, it could be the most watched in history!

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It is not safe to look directly at the sun, even if it's partially blocked or viewed through a camera, binocular or telescope lens. Wear special-purpose solar viewing glasses, also known as eclipse glasses that have a solar filter to avoid eye injury. Learn more about safely viewing the Eclipse here.

See You in Frisco

Just 25 minutes from both DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport, Frisco is an easy-to-get-to location in the central time zone. And with 26 hotels, more than 400 restaurants, public art, a growing museum district, and year-round events, any time of year is a great time to visit Frisco.