Path of totality
The Path of Totality—where you can experience the eclipse in full—is quite narrow, and our festival site near Hot Springs National Park is one of the few places in the country to offer both a full viewing while also providing world-renowned musical performances, state-of-the-art classes, and an outstanding campground. There won't be another opportunity to see this rare cosmic phenomena within the continental US for the next 20 years.
- Partial eclipse begins April 8 at 12:32 PM CT
- Totality begins April 8 at 1:49 PM CT
- Duration of totality is 3 minutes and 36 seconds
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valley of the Vapors
Now in its 20th year, Valley of the Vapors (VOV) is an international underground music festival that typically takes place each March in Hot Springs. Since 2005, VOV has been bringing innovative performers from the global music and art communities to Hot Springs.