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Eclipse Weekend Events In Hopkins County

April Eclipse April 8
National Weather Service

There are many activities planned around Sulphur Springs and the county this weekend in advance of the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8. For a complete listing of events and viewing locations, go to TotalEclipseSSTx.com.

The biggest event will be an all-day concert hosted by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, April 6, at Celebration Plaza downtown. The concert is free and will feature all local talent. Music will start at 1:00 pm with The Paper Dolls, followed by Jason Waldon and the Alibis at 3:30 pm, and Dubb and the Luv Machines hitting the stage around 7:00 pm.

Bring your lawn chairs, purchase food from our local restaurants, shop our stores, and enjoy the Music.

Other events during the Eclipse weekend include:

  • Plant Sale – The Church of the Nazarene will host a plant sale April 4-5-6, beginning at 8:00 am each day at 1300 South League Street.
  • Good Eye Market – Food, Music, antiques, and plants will all be available from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 4, at 109 Magnolia St., home to the Good Eye Market, which will be celebrating its grand opening.
  • Main Street Theatre – The musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will be on stage at Main Street Theatre April 5-7 and 12-14, at 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 pm on Sunday.
  • Vendors Market — The Venue will host a vendor market at 219 from Saturday through Monday, April 6-8.
  • Praise and Worship Concert – Trinity Harvest Church will host a concert by Stephen McWhirter on Friday, April 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Tickets are $10 each. Go to Eventbrite.com for tickets.
  • Heritage Park – On Saturday, April 6, the park will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm—adults $10 and children $5. On Sunday, April 7, the park will be open with hosts in period clothing from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. On Monday, April 8, parking is $20 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. The park buildings will not be open, but you can access the concession stand and restrooms. Bring your lawn chair and watch the eclipse.
  • Walking History Tour – John Sellers will host a walking tour of Sulphur Springs history at 10:00 am. Saturday, April 6, beginning at the flagpole on Celebration Plaza. Call or text 903-335-0707 to reserve a spot for $15. Cost is $18 the day of the event if it hasn’t sold out.
  • Beauty Grace – Beauty Grace Lifestyle Shop will have a Sol Eclipse Market on Connally Street from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 7.
  • Worship Service — First Baptist Church will host an outdoor worship service downtown on Celebration Plaza from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Sunday, April 7. The service will include a full band, Music, and a message from Dr. Jeff Gravens. Bring a lawnchair, dress casual and participate in the outdoor worship environment.
  • Yoga Events — Celebrate on the Centerline with One Soul Yoga, 1008 Main Street. Events include Sun, Moon, and You Flow with Leah on April 5 at 8:30 am; Yogi Blossoms Eclipse Fun, ages 8+, with Miki on April 5 at 6:00 pm; Rings of the Eclipse Hula Hoop Flow with Clarice on April 6, at 9:00 am; Ring of Fire Sound Journey with Deanna, April 7, at 11:00 am; Solar Eclipse Flow and Viewing with Emma, April 8, at noon, stay for eclipse viewing, advanced registration required.
  • Split Decision – Sherry’s Diner and Texas Twisted BBQ will host a concert from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm on Monday, April 8, at 1310 Church St. The concert will feature Dale Cummings.
  • Deep Routes – The coffee shop at 215 Shannon Road will have a watch party from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Monday, April 8.
  • Cosmic Party – Lawn games, volleyball, and live Music will be available from noon to 4:00 pm at 2071 FM 71 West, across from North Hopkins School. A day pass is $10 per person