On Monday, April 8, a solar eclipse will enter totality across North America, per NASA’s website. As described by NASA, a total eclipse occurs “when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun,” causing a temporary darkening of the skies during the daytime.

Austin, Dallas, Waco, Killeen, Round Rock and Cedar Park are some of the Texas cities that will be experiencing the path of the total eclipse. The narrow path of the total eclipse is expected to go through the middle of Texas. A partial eclipse will be able to be seen from areas not directly in the narrow path, according to NASA.

Certain Texas areas can expect a partial eclipse around 12:15 p.m., and the totality of the eclipse begins at about 1:36 p.m., with totality lasting anywhere from one to two minutes.

NASA states individuals have to wear solar eclipse glasses to view the eclipse during its before and after phases of totality. During totality, it is safe to remove solar eclipse glasses and view it with the naked eye because there is zero light from the sun visible from underneath the moon’s covering, according to NASA.

This total eclipse will be the last one visible until 2044.

Here are some events happening in the Lake Travis and Westlake areas and beyond to celebrate the total eclipse.

City of Lakeway Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

Lakeway will host a solar eclipse viewing event that is free to attend. Viewing glasses for the eclipse will be provided free of charge while supplies last. A photo booth, activities and optional food offerings will also be available.Lakeway Resort and Spa Eclipse Event

Lakeway Resort and Spa will have an Eclipse Pass for purchase that grants access to all amenities, eclipse viewing glasses, a commemorative cup, and a complimentary margarita or pina colada. An eclipse-themed buffet will also be available for $35 per adult and $15 for children age 13 and under.Windy Point Park's Solar Eclipse 2024 Viewing Party

Windy Point Park will host an eclipse viewing party on Lake Travis. The event will feature live music and, if weather permits, a bonfire with s’mores included.Hotel Viata's Total Eclipse Pool Party

Hotel Viata will host a pool party April 7 to celebrate the April 8 solar eclipse. The event features small bites, a signature Eclipse Cocktail, tequila tastings and live music.St. Luke’s on the Lake Episcopal Church's Eclipse Party

St. Luke’s on the Lake Church will host an eclipse viewing event at its church that oversees Lake Travis. The event features light refreshments, eclipse glasses and a charm. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to relax on as they witness the eclipse on the front lawn.Family Business Beer Company's Brewery Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

The Family Business Beer Company will host a viewing party for the April 8 eclipse.The company will be having a specialty beer release for a brew inspired by the eclipse itself. Purchase of a ticket includes one free speciality beer and eclipse viewing glasses. Food options will be available on-site for purchase.LCRA Park Solar Eclipse Viewing

The Lower Colorado River Authority will be selling all-day passes to the Grelle and Muleshoe Bend recreation areas. A purchase of the day passes gives visitors free eclipse viewing glasses and all-day access to the parks. Additional eclipse viewing glasses are available for $5 each.The Long Center's Total Eclipse Viewing Party

The Long Center and the Simon Foundation will host a three-day eclipse-themed event series. On April 8, they will be having live music, free eclipse viewing glasses, astronomers and a visual storytelling experience. Food and drink options will be available on-site. The first 1,000 guests to arrive will receive an eclipse tote bag.Total Eclipse Party

The Hampton Branch at Oak Hill Library will host a free solar eclipse event. The event is open to all ages where attendees can craft and enjoy treats. While supplies last, the library will also provide solar eclipse viewing glasses.5 Soular Eclipse Event

5 Soul Wine Co will have a solar eclipse special going on all day. The solar special includes a personal brunch box, a mimosa and eclipse glasses. Guests can view the eclipse from the shared courtyard that has fireplaces, pickleball courts and a playground area for kids.Total Eclipse Watch Party

Front Yard Brewing will host a solar eclipse watch party April 8. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Food trucks will be on-site for guests to purchase. Additionally, Front Yard Brewing will have live music for guests to enjoy after totality. Table reservation includes solar eclipse viewing glasses.Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center's Total Eclipse Event

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center will host a total eclipse event with crafts for children, and a high-quality telescope with solar filters will be on site for guests to get an up-close view of the eclipse. Guests will be able to walk the Uplands trail hike to view the eclipse as well. Each guest receives their own pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs as well as food and beverages in nonglass containers for the event.Eclipse Fest at Vista Brewing

Vista Brewing will host an eclipse fest with live music and space to view the spectacle. Solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided with ticket purchase. Parking is free, and the event is dog-friendly. Vista Brewing will also have drink and food specials. Attendees will also get the chance to learn more about fighting against light pollution with nonprofit DarkSky Texas.Arch Ray Eclipse Fest 2024

Arch Ray Resort will be hosting a two-day concert series at its Living Tree amphitheater. Guests can enjoy wine, beer and food options at the event celebrating the solar eclipse. Guests will receive a pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses to safely watch the eclipse.