Total Solar Eclipse Coming 2024

Start of Totality: 1:56:14 P.M.  |  Duration of Totality: 4 minutes 8 seconds


On April 8, 2024, Missouri will once again be in the path of totality, which will cut across the Southeast part of the state, in particular Poplar Bluff. At 4 minutes and 8 seconds, Poplar Bluff will have more time in totality than any other sizable community. This time the sun’s shadow will start in Mexico and sweep northeast, entering Texas, moving across the Heartland through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois, then on through Indiana, Ohio, and up into the northeast, completing its journey in Canada. The path of totality will be wider, the duration of totality will be longer, and the number of people residing within the band of totality will be nearly three times as great as in 2017. We will even get an eclipse ‘preview’ with a partial annular eclipse visible throughout Missouri on October 14, 2023! (Source:

Poplar Bluff will be your hotspot for viewing and celebrating! Stay tuned for more details to come! Follow our official Facebook page here.


NASA agrees, Poplar Bluff is the BEST place in Missouri to watch the eclipse! 
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Lodging     |     Dining     |     Shopping     |     Area Guide


Online “48/48” available here:  Raffle


All merchandise available the Poplar Bluff Chamber 

T-shirts – $20 each
Koozies – $5 eachViewing Glasses – $2 eachMoon Stress Ball – $5 each
Souvenir Cup – $5 each 
(This cup receives $1 off beers at participating sponsors Eclipse weekend)

Calendar of Events: 

*Note: New events and details will be continuously added. Check back to stay informed.



Bricks Off Road Park – Fireworks set to music.  Brick’s Firework Show (Camping available as well.)

7:00 P.M.   Opry at the Historic Rodgers Theatre

(Time TBD)   Night Golf at Ozark Ridge Golf Course


8:00 A.M. – Wolf Creek Trail Run         
1.7 mile walk, 6K, and half marathon.

12:00 – 7:00 P.M.   Total Eclipse of the Bluff Music Festival at Downtown Poplar Bluff
                                                    Food trucks, entertainment, and more!

7:00 P.M. – Night Ranger at the Black River Coliseum








7:00 P.M.  – Jeff Foxworthy LIVE at the Black River Coliseum








10:OO A.M. – Former NASA Astronaut, Tom Akers speaks at Three Rivers College

1:56 P.M.   Total Solar Eclipse! Duration 4 minutes and 8 seconds.

2024 Solar Eclipse Viewing Festival – Hosted by Chaonia Landing (Vendors, food, music, viewing glasses, and a guest astronomy speaker)
Vendors may sign up by contacting Melanie at 573-297-3206

Fellowship General Baptist Church – FREE family friendly event with bounce houses, food, and games.  -Located at 3581 N Westwood Blvd, Poplar Bluff



FREE shuttles will be provided to and from all major events, lodging, viewing stations, and shopping.


Get Your Merch:

Total Eclipse of the Bluff  T-Shirts:  $20.00 each   (Now taking preorders! Call (573) 785-7761.)

Solar Eclipse Glasses:  $2 each

Items can be purchased at the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce at 1111 West Pine, Poplar Bluff, MO.


Viewing Locations:

Poplar Bluff High School Football Field – Main Viewing Location

Ray Clinton Park

Bricks Off Road Park

Poplar Bluff Airport

Wiseman Park

Three Rivers College

Black River Coliseum Parking Lot

Wappapello Lake Visitors Center

Poplar Bluff Motorsports Park

Poplar Bluff Junior High School

Mansion Mall

Valley Plaza

Bluff Square

Fellowship General Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

Grace Christian Fellowship

The Bluff Church

Mt Calvary Power House Church

New Covenant Fellowship

Palace of Praise

Larry Hillis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat

ALL Poplar Bluff Parks

Camp sites available at Lake Wappapello.
Temporary primitive campsite available at Ray Clinton Park – contact City Hall for more information.



The Dermatology Office

Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center


Southeast Signs & Graphics 

Briggs & Stratton

Butler County EMA

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn

John O. Wood, Psy.D.

Mossy Oak Properties, Mozark Realty

Poplar Bluff Library

Revere Plastics Systems

Southern Bank

Susan McVey, State Farm Insurance


Smith & Co. Engineers

State Farm Eddy Justice

Buffalo Wild Wings 

Wil Fischer Distributing 

Colton’s Steak House & Grill 

The Bank of Missouri

The Office Bar & Grill

King David’s 

Jake’s Loch Loma Lounge 

Haffy’s Sports Bar & Grill

Big Whiskey’s