Atlas Obscura's Ecliptic Festival

05-08 APR 2024
A celebration of the 2024 eclipse at Valley of the Vapors

APR 05 - 08
Hot Springs, AR

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Atlas Obscura and Valley of the Vapors
Apr 05 – 08
Hot Springs, AR
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4 Days of Music, Science, Art & Wonder

Combining the cosmic wonder of Atlas Obscura’s Total Eclipse Festival and the 20th annual Valley of the Vapors!




Total Eclipse 2024

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

Atlas Obscura

At Atlas Obscura, our mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. We are a publisher of best-in-class journalism about hidden places, incredible history, scientific marvels, and gastronomical wonders. What better opportunity to bring our community together than a total eclipse?

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.
Apr 05 – 08
Cedar Glades park, AR
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Over the course of four days, we’ll come together to celebrate this rare astronomical event with an all-out festival of wonder featuring celebrated scientists, legendary musicians, curated vendors, artists and explorers culminating with the Total Eclipse itself—3.5 minutes of otherworldly midday darkness.


Spend the weekend with us under the stars! We’ve got a variety of camping and glamping options available for guests wishing to stay onsite.
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Secure Your Seat at the Frontier
of the cosmos.

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Apr 05 – 08
Hot springs, AR
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