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Embrace the mystery of the cosmos as SoMa celebrates the upcoming eclipse in a vibrant and engaging atmosphere educating residents and visitors about the solar system through the arts Saturday, April 6 for our SoMa in the Dark: Path of Totality Eclipse Festival.


🌙 Nighttime Parade: Be part of a luminous procession as we light up South Main Street with a dazzling nighttime parade, celebrating the upcoming celestial event. Floats will be celestial in nature with points awarded to scientific accuracy. Local clubs, schools, churches and organizations are invited to participate in creating a float. The winner and runner-up will receive a $500 & $250 cash prize, respectively, and display the highest level of unity between science and creativity.

🎨 Artistic Illumination: The art installations will remain for enjoyment on Monday, April 8, for the watch party.

🛍️ Stellar Street Market: Wander through a bustling marketplace in the most prominent block of Main Street occupied by a parking lot fronting Main Street filled with local vendors offering celestial-themed merchandise, crafts and delicious treats. Residents will enjoy a new, lively experience in the parking lot.

🎶 Astro Entertainment: In the same Main Street-fronting parking lot, enjoy mesmerizing live performances, interactive art installations, and cosmic-themed activities that will delight audiences of all ages.


Join us in SoMa Little Rock for our Total Eclipse celebration! SoMa in the Dark is comprised of a weekend of fun, starting with SoMa (in the Dark) After Dark.


A celestial-themed take on our popular, standing first-Friday-of-the-month “SoMa After Dark” series, our shops and restaurants will be open late with specials and pop-ups for a night of wonder under the stars.


The main event!

The SoMa in the Dark: Path of Totality Eclipse Watch Party provides a viewing space for downtown Little Rock residents and visitors on historic South Main Street. The event will educate and entertain residents of all ages through a variety of activations.

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