On April 8, 2024, our festival grounds will transform into a haven of wonder and delight. Indulge your senses as you take in live performances from musical acts, dance companies and enlightened talks from renowned experts who will shed light on the science behind this mesmerizing event.
The festival experiences all build up to the breathtaking convergence of nature's most awe-inspiring spectacle - the total eclipse! Our expansive grounds guarantee each guest will have an uninhibited view of this special moment in time. An event like no other, this festival offers experiences for everyone in the family as we experience history in the making together!
Your admission ticket includes solar eclipse glasses for each ticketed guest, 2 years and older. Additionally, you will be able to see performances by UZIMA, Stella Luna & the Satellites, NASA Astronaut Mark Brown, and Emcee Rick Crosslin. Guests will have access to the museum ground areas such as 1836 Prairietown, William Conner House, Animal Encounters Barn, Lenape Indian Camp, and newly opened areas Promised Land as Proving Ground and The Trails at Conner Prairie.
Please note that there will not be reserved parking for Conner Prairie members or donors at this event. If you have a Conner Prairie parking pass for reserved parking at festivals, it will not be honored at the Total Solar Eclipse 2024. Reserved parking will be limited to those guests who have purchased a ticket to the VIP Total Solar Eclipse Soiree.
**ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. IN THE EVENT OF A CANCELATION BY CONNER PRAIRIE DUE TO WEATHER OR ANY OTHER REASON, YOUR TICKET PURCHASE WILL BE CONSIDERED A DONATION TO THE MUSEUM.**
Main Stage Schedule of Events:
10:30 AM: Stella Luna & the Satellites
11:15 AM: Rick Crosslin “Stump Speech”
11:30 AM: UZIMA
12:15 PM: Rick Crosslin
12:30 PM: Stella Luna & the Satellites
1:15 PM: UZIMA
2:00 PM: Rick Crosslin
2:15 PM: Astronaut Mark Brown
3:00 PM: Eclipse
VIP Solar Eclipse Soiree
The VIP Solar Eclipse Soiree begins at 9:30am, 30 minutes prior to our festival opening. The party will continue until 5:30! Tickets to our VIP Solar Eclipse Soiree include:
- Festival admission (All of the above)
- Premium Reserved Parking at the Prairie House with expedited exit exclusive to VIP guests at President's House drive
- Shuttle to festival grounds
- Eclipse viewing glasses
- Exclusive unobstructed viewing area on the South Lawn of the Prairie House with adirondack chairs
- Private coffee and spirits bar with themed signature cocktails and mocktails
- Lunch Buffet catered by City BBQ
- After party with happy hour apps from Chef Susan with music and activities