Maumelle will be hosting camping opportunities. Please use the link to look at our tent camping options and camper/RV options. We will offer a shuttle service to and from the BlackOut on the Boulevard Festival and Towne Center area for a small shuttle fee(Friday-Monday).
*Please note we have a five-night minimum. You must reserve the five nights starting on 4/4/24 and departing on 4/9/24. To ensure the optimal experience for all, please plan to arrive no later than 6 PM on 4/7/24 (Sunday evening). For the safety of our guests, there will be no arrivals permitted to the camping area on Monday.
The City of Maumelle Presents: BlackOut on the Boulevard - A Spectacular Solar Eclipse Festival
Maumelle, Arkansas - The City of Maumelle is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated event, BlackOut on the Boulevard - a Solar Eclipse Festival! On April 8, 2024 an astronomical spectacle will grace Maumelle with a mesmerizing total eclipse lasting an incredible 3 minutes and 17 seconds. Anticipation is soaring as we prepare to welcome thousands of visitors from various countries, states, and communities to share in this extraordinary experience.
In collaboration with the Maumelle Chamber of Commerce, the City of Maumelle has organized a remarkable 4-day festival, showcasing an array of activities and attractions for both residents and guests. As we strive to provide an unforgettable celebration, BlackOut on the Boulevard will offer camping and prime viewing areas, catering to eclipse enthusiasts eager to witness this rare natural phenomenon.
The festival will include: live music at Lake Willastein, a family-friendly kiddie zone, bounce houses, food trucks, vendor booths, and more
Join us in Maumelle on April 8, 2024, as we come together under the cosmos to celebrate the remarkable BlackOut on the Boulevard - a Solar Eclipse Festival that promises to be an experience of wonder, unity, and joy.
What is a Solar Eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon “eclipses” the sun. This means that the moon, as it orbits the Earth, comes in between the sun and the Earth, thereby blocking the sun and preventing any sunlight from reaching us.
What does this mean for Arkansas?
The Great North American Eclipse is set for April 8, 2024, and Maumelle, Arkansas will be a wonderful place to enjoy this historic event. Two-thirds of the state will be in the path of totality.
The last solar eclipse in North America was 2017.
What will happen?
Set your alarms for April 8, 2024 at 12:33pm because that is when the sun will begin moving. It will then be completely behind the moon and totality in the Maumelle area will last about 3 minutes.
For more information or if you have questions email, the Eclipse Committee.