Eclipse Weekend in Bentonville

April 5-8, 2024

The Great American Eclipse is coming on April 8, and Bentonville is the place to stay for your eclipse adventure! Located 2 hours away from the path of totality, Bentonville will experience an awesome partial eclipse. Our city’s award-winning restaurants, cozy bed and breakfasts to hotels and vacation rentals you have come to love, and renowned museums, make it the perfect getaway for a long weekend. Let us help you plan your trip to Bentonville for the eclipse!

Solar-Bration On The Square

Get ready for a celebration unlike any other! Join us Monday, April 8th, from 11 AM - 2 PM for the Solar-Bration on the Square!

Several local businesses will be giving out eclipse glasses to their customers. The event on the square will include live music, local business specials, and of course the viewing of the historic solar eclipse.

This event is presented by Downtown Bentonville Inc., Visit Bentonville, and the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Businesses Participating:

Beautiful Lives Boutique, Markham & Fitz, Label Boutique, Three Dog Bakery, Happy State Co, Blue Moon Bentonville, Block Street Records, Remedy Road, Southern Style Boutique, ​Strider, Coldwell Banker, Oynx

Restaurants Participating:

Mrs. Shawarma, Spice Shuttle, Oh Snap Ice Cream, Monster Food Truck, Natural Muse,  Muse II, Chelle's, Tour De BBQ, Tour De Tacos, Bentonville Dive, Table Mesa, Crepes Paulette


People walking up Ledger ramp

Places to Stay

From cozy bed and breakfasts to the chain hotels and Airbnbs you have come to love, Bentonville's accommodations will provide you with all of the comforts you are used to having at home. Book Lodging Here

Family observing Osage Park

Eclipse Menu Specials 

There’s a kaleidoscope of flavors and award-winning restaurants waiting for you in Bentonville. Check back soon for restaurants and bars that have eclipse menu items! Fun Food & Drinks!


🩷 Grab your eclipse-viewing glasses, for free, from our Visitors Center at 406 SE 5th St Suite 6, Bentonville, AR 72712. 

🛣️ Ensure a smooth trip for your family to Bentonville by prioritizing safety and avoiding traffic delays. Head to The Arkansas Department of Transportation's website to stay informed and make the most of the 97.7% totality experience with us.

😎 Our top advice is always to use proper eye protection and never look directly at the sun. However, we'll leave the rest to the pros at the National Astronomical Society. They've got you covered with tips and tricks to view the eclipse safely!

🎙️ Listen to our episode on the Solar eclipse on our podcast,  New American Town 

Eclipse Weekend Event Line Up

Is your business or organization hosting specials or an event for the eclipse weekend? Submit an event here.

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Whether this is your first half marathon or your fiftieth, take the opportunity to progress forward. Work hard. Push your limits. Make yourself proud.

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