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LUNACY! Solar Eclipse Festival

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LUNACY! Solar Eclipse Festival

Apr 8 at 10:00 am 5:00 pm

On April 8, 2024, at 3:06 p.m, a total solar eclipse will be completely visible throughout the continental United States. The sun, moon, and earth will align. This “syzygy” will put the sky into epic and unforgettable temporary darkness. Though the following solar eclipse will occur in the year 2044, Indianapolis will not be within the path of totality until the year 2153 – 129 years after 2024. So buckle up and plan your eclipse-viewing in Indy. This eclipse is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a total solar eclipse appear over the Circle City.

White River State Park is the best place in Indy to see the eclipse with multiple viewing locations and a full slate of activities to help you make the most of your day. Free solar eclipse glasses will be provided by IU Indianapolis and can be picked up at the park’s Visitor Center. These glasses are first come, first serve.

Visitors can check out the Old Washington Street Bridge for lunch and drinks. With 20 food trucks and a signature food competition, you’ll have ample opportunities to fuel up and get ready for the main event.

Free yoga classes will be led by NIFS at 12 and 12:30 p.m. in Celebration Plaza Amphitheater and are the perfect opportunity to get your blood flowing.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will have a brass quintet performance at 2:30 p.m.

Guests that want to enjoy the river and view the eclipse from the water can set up a reservation with Frank’s Paddlesport Livery, who will be on site for a group launch. Spots are limited so be sure to sign up early. This is a paid opportunity.

Looking to just relax in the park? Look no further than our chill zone, Naptown! Full of chairs and hammocks to lounge in, this will be the perfect place for you to take in the day in a calm atmosphere.

Free eclipse glasses while supplies last

Yoga classes from NIFS

River Eclipse Viewing with Frank’s Paddlesport Livery

Paid Opportunity. Photo by Daniel Woody

Relax for a while in Naptown

Stretch your legs with a story walk

Don’t forget to grab your photo with the “NDY”

Signature Food Competition



Cornmeal pita stuffed with savory shredded beef, black beans, chihuahua cheese and fried plantain

Books Bourbon & Bacon

Blackout Korean Corn Dog

Black truffle batter, black truffle sugar, black truffle queso, sweet and tangy cheddar crema, mozzarella

Bus Stop Bistro

Michigan Dog

Steamed all beef hotdog, Michigan sauce, white onion, and mustard on a steamed bun

Chef Dan’s

New Orleans Style Shrimp Po-Boy

Dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, and Chef Dan’s delicious house made cajun mayo

Delectable Cuisine

Beef Brisket Sandwich

Slow-roasted beef brisket sandwich on a toasted Brioche bun served with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion and a choice of spicy mayo or spicy mustard


Eclipse Catch

GALS fried fish with fries, slaw and bread, tarter sauce, hot sauce and spicy cocktail sauce

Hometown Mini Donuts

Reese’s Oreo Eclipse

Reese’s peanut butter and chocolate with Oreo crumb mini donuts

J’s Lobster Truck

Lobster Eclipsed Hush Puppies


Karma Kitchen

Walking Taco Salad

All fresh ingredients and your choice of meat – also served vegan or vegetarian

Middle of Nowhere

Blacked Out Garlic Gravy Fries

Signature fresh cut fries tossed in house made blackening seasoning topped with black garlic gravy and sprinkled with a three cheese blend


Acai Eclipse Bowl

Almond milk, acai, blueberries and banana topped with granola, banana, coconut flakes, cacao nibs and honey drizzle

Sakura Express

Katsu Curry

Pork or chicken

Scott Diggity Dogs

Mac and Cheese Dog

All beef hotdog with special five cheese mac and cheese topped with Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce and real bacon bits

Taste of Manila


Filipino style pudding with black pearls

The Boujee Brown Box

Boujee Blackout Bacon Cheezy Smash

Two beef patties, bacon, cheese, grilled onions, dill pickles, housemade boujee sauce

Tijuana Flats

Tijuana Ultimate Nachos

Fresh tortilla chips topped with beef, queso, shredded cheddar/jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, sour cream, fresh jalapenos

Travelin’ Tom’s

Blackout Brown Sugar Cinnamon Frappe

Wild Boar BBQ

BBQ Sundae

Smoked gouda mac n’ cheese topped with choice of meat and signature sauce


Queso’s Nachos

Choice of protein, lettuce, pico de gallo, queso, crema, and shredded cheese

The Kickstand

The Kickstand Club


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Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
(317) 233-2434

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