Experience Total Eclipse in Hendricks County, Indiana: Affordable Accommodations, Exciting Events & A Weekend Hotel Giveaway

DANVILLE, IN (March 7, 2024) –The first total eclipse to occur in central Indiana in more than 800 years is only a month away and while accommodations are filling fast, Hendricks County still has hotel rooms available and some of the most affordable camping you will find anywhere.

Plus, Visit Hendricks County has partnered with a Plainfield hotel to offer a giveaway to one lucky winner for a two-night stay during the eclipse weekend that visitors can register for through March 20.

“The excitement that is building for this event among both residents and visitors is unlike anything we’ve seen here in quite some time,” said Josh Duke, Senior Manager of Content & Communications for Visit Hendricks County.

On April 8, 2024, Hendricks County will be in the path of totality with darkness lasting for nearly four minutes. Destinations within the county have numerous celebrations and viewing parties planned for this celestial phenomenon with both free and ticketed events to offer something for everyone.

The two free public events:

  • Race to the Eclipse – Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Brownsburg – Events include a 5K run/walk for a fee, live entertainment by a local band, children’s activities and two nitro dragsters speeding down the track at 300 mph when total darkness ensues.
  • Solar Eclipse 2024: Military Tribute – The Shops at Perry Crossing, Plainfield – This event will offer space to all branches of military, local recruiters and veteran resources as well as an activity to celebrate local heroes. Also enjoy children’s activities and plenty to do throughout the day including shopping, dining and other entertainment at the mall.

A sampling of the ticketed or paid events include:

  • Total Solar Eclipse at Beasley’s Orchard – Cost is $7 a person for a prime viewing spot on the Danville farm where you can also enjoy live music, educational components about the eclipse, games, family entertainment and more.
  • Experience the Eclipse Live! – Cost is $25 a person to take in this once-in-a-lifetime event in the brand-new Hendricks Live! entertainment venue in Plainfield. Enjoy their arts center event space and the adjoining outdoor terrace with artistic and educational activities planned for all ages.
  • Eclipse Viewing Party at Murphy Aquatic Park – For $5 a person, your registration includes bounce houses for the kids, live music, food trucks and more in Avon.
  • Ms. B’s TotaliTEA – Cost is $45 a person for a unique experience including a themed tea party both inside and on Ms. B’s Teas outdoor patio in Clayton. Limited space is available, and everyone will have an outdoor spot during the eclipse.

Apart from the two free events, registering in advance is highly recommended for all other events. To view frequently asked questions about the eclipse, reserve hotel or camping accommodations, find more events, register to win the giveaway and much more, visit our eclipse online guide at www.VisitHendricksCounty.com/Eclipse.

The Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc., d/b/a Visit Hendricks County attracts visitors to the county by promoting and developing tourism, which stimulates economic growth and enhances quality of life.  For more information, visit our website at VisitHendricksCounty.com or call (317) 718-8750.

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