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Live from Del Rio – experience the Great American Total Solar Eclipse in the Oasis of Texas!

The City of Del Rio, Texas is in the path of totality for a Great American total solar eclipse taking place on April 8, 2024.  This is a historical event that will not be repeated until 2044. The total solar eclipse will trace a narrow path of totality across 13 U.S. states. Del Rio is one of the very first cities in the United States to experience the total solar eclipse. Del Rio will offer a celestial show you won’t want to miss at Texas Solar Eclipse Fest!

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Where spectacular water views and a vibrant border-town culture define Val Verde’s hidden gem in Texas. With a dramatic lakefront shoreline boasting phenomenal scenery, Del Rio is a true oasis in the desert. Home to Lake Amistad with about 65,000 acres of surface area and more than 850 miles of shoreline. The oasis is fed by the Devils River, Pecos River, and Rio Grande River and is created by the Amistad Dam, stretching across the Rio Grande from the US to Mexico. The reservoir sports massive cliffs, ancient rock art, secluded coves, and spring fed waterfalls. The lake town offers a wide range of recreational activities including: fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, water skiing, boating, and swimming. In true oasis fashion, Del Rio is also home to the San Felipe Springs, the third largest springs in Texas. Along the creek walk, families can picnic throughout the warmer months or float, swim, and kayak in the crystal-clear waters of San Felipe Creek. A true Texas treasure, Del Rio offers picturesque water views, both lake and spring, the oldest operating winery in Texas, a lush golf course with views of the San Felipe Springs, an up-and-coming historic downtown district and lively culture within.

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Texas Solar Fest will celebrate a Total Solar Eclipse that crosses from Mexico into Texas over abundant and unobstructed skies! Unlike other border cities Del Rio offers a dramatic lakefront shoreline at Amistad National Recreation Area and State Parks where nature abounds! The Texas Solar Fest will host renown live entertainment, activities and feature the giveaway of a brand-new Mitsubishi Eclipse sponsored by the Khoury Auto Group! 

The partial phase of the total solar eclipse will start in Del Rio, Texas at 12:10:58. Starting at 13:28:31, viewers will be able to experience 3 minutes and 25 seconds of totality. For more information on the eclipse, visit

Partial Phase Start: 12:10:58

Totality Start: 13:28:31

Mid-Eclipse:  13:30:14

Duration of Totality: 3 minutes,  25 seconds

You will be able to purchase solar eclipse glasses from the Del Rio Convention and Visitors Bureau Office for $2 each: 



Del Rio has over 1,200 hotel rooms, 60 short-term rentals, 8 private RV campgrounds, and 77 primitive campsites. For more information on booking your accommodations in Del Rio, download the lodging directory!

On August 21, 2017, America was treated to its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years.

The next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will occur on April 8, 2024, traveling through the country from Texas to Maine. In some ways, the 2024 eclipse promises to be even more spectacular than in 2017, crossing over or coming close to more major cities and with a maximum duration of totality that’s almost two minutes longer!


The next Eclipse visible from the U.S. will be in 2044!

YES –  PROTECTIVE glasses MUST be worn since looking directly at the sun during an eclipse can cause permanent eye damage.  ISO & CE CERTIFIED ECLIPSE GLASSES must be worn.

Because of our wide open spaces in the Val Verde County & Del Rio region, there will be a number of viewing sites.  RV and camping sites will be available with phenomenal viewing opportunities! 

Additional viewing areas throughout Val Verde County and Del Rio:

  • Amistad National Recreation Area
  • Seminole Canyon State Park
  • Brown Plaza
  • Muzquiz Park – (Hamilton Lane)
  • Val Verde Community Park – (Cienegas)
  • SE Ranch – open area
  • Green Area (next to Walmart)

Great American Eclipse

Great American Eclipse

National Eclipse

National Eclipse

American Astronomical Society

American Astronomical Society

National Eclipse Events

National Eclipse Events


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You can also contact us via email  at [email protected] or by calling (830) 775-3551.

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