Get ready for an unforgettable celestial spectacle! Join Visit Irving, Las Colinas Association and the City of Irving for a free celebration of the total eclipse happening on Monday, April 8th, at Levy Event Plaza.


Date, Time & Location

Mark your calendars for this community event in Irving that’s sure to impress.

Date: Monday, April 8th, 2024

Time: Gates open at 10 a.m. and the event runs from noon to 3 p.m. 

Location: Levy Event Plaza: 501 E. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039


When the Eclipse Starts

Witness the awe-inspiring power of nature as the moon completely covers the sun. Here's when the magic happens: 

Partial eclipse begins: 12:23 p.m.

Totality commences: 1:40 p.m.

Peak eclipse: 1:42 p.m.

Totality ends: 1:44 p.m.

Partial eclipse continues: Until 3:02 p.m.


RSVP for the Free Event

RSVP for the free event to secure your complimentary pair of glasses and witness the eclipse safely. Food and beverages will be available for purchase with credit/debit cards. But for a truly celestial experience, grab a cosmic-themed drink (cash accepted) at the bar!


Activities Beyond Eclipse

The festivities extend beyond the eclipse, with a couple of fun options on Lake Carolyn. Attendees can embark on a romantic gondola cruise for just $10 per person for a 20-minute ride or a 25-minute pedal boat ride for $40 per boat.

But the fun doesn't stop there! Unleash your inner artist at the sunflower crown-making station, have your fortune unveiled with a tarot card reading, and have an artist paint you a moon “butt” sketch. Expect classic lawn games, face painting, and live music by The Vegas Stars, too. And to truly commemorate the event, don't miss a chance to indulge in a slice of the World's Largest Edible MoonPie!


Transportation & Parking

Ridesharing services are the most convenient way to reach Levy Event Plaza.

A designated drop-off and pick-up zone is located on the corner of Brazos Dr. and E. Las Colinas Blvd. for those arriving by car. Public transportation users can take the DART Orange Line to Urban Center Station, a 15-minute walk from the plaza.

You can park at select parking garages nearby for a fee ranging from $10 to $15. Credit cards are the only accepted payment method. Those include—600 E. Las Colinas Blvd. ($10), Towers at Williams Square (5205 N. O'Connor Blvd., $12), and Canal Central Garage (400 E. Las Colinas Blvd., handicapped parking only). Overflow parking is available at the Toyota Music Factory ($15) and the Irving Convention Center ($10).

There’s a handicap drop-off and pick-up zone in front of the plaza. 

Pro tip: Make getting there effortless! Download the Levy Event Plaza parking map to find nearby garages and overflow parking for a stress-free arrival. You can also order a rideshare to skip parking altogether (highly recommended).


What to Bring

While vendors will primarily accept credit cards, having cash on hand is always a good idea for any unforeseen purchases. Sunscreen is essential to protect yourself from the sun's rays throughout the event. Feel free to bring folding chairs and umbrellas for added comfort as you enjoy the festivities.

Leashed service animals are welcome, and electric mobility scooters are allowed for those who require them. Smoking and vaping are only permitted outside fenced areas. Please be mindful of others and dispose of cigarettes properly. Personal telescopes are encouraged for those who want a closer look at the eclipse.

You’re not allowed to bring outside food and drinks or recreational scooters.


What Else You Need to Know–Accessibility, Lodging & More


Levy Event Plaza is fully accessible, featuring street-level access, wide sidewalks, and ADA-compliant restrooms. Electric mobility scooters and service animals are welcome.


Many Hotel Options

Maximize your Irving visit! Area hotels boast special Eclipse weekend rates to make it a memorable stay. Explore our guide for an incredible 48 hours in Irving ahead of Monday’s event.


Rain or Shine

The event will proceed as planned, rain or shine, unless there's lightning or severe weather. 


Important to know–A first-aid tent will also be available on-site for your peace of mind.


See You for the Eclipse

We're thrilled to celebrate this cosmic event with you in Irving! Get ready to witness the awe-inspiring eclipse and create unforgettable memories under the Texan sky.