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Solar Eclipse

Helotes will soon be home to both an annular and a solar eclipse, one during fall and one during spring! Eclipses are rare on their own. Begin planning your trip with us now for these two incredible events and stay tuned for additional information, the best locations to view these events, and more!

Countdown to Total Eclipse - april 8, 2024

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On Monday, April 8, 2024, Helotes, Texas will be in the path of totality for the Great North American Eclipse – a total solar eclipse. This means the moon will completely block out the sun for 2 minutes and 40 seconds beginning at 1:32 p.m.

  • Partial Eclipse Begins: 12:14 p.m.
  • Totality Begins: 1:32 – 1:35 p.m.
  • Partial Eclipse Ends: 2:55 p.m.

Eclipse Safety

It is never safe to look directly at the sun – even if the sun is partly obscured. When watching a partial solar eclipse, you must wear eclipse glasses, NOT regular sunglasses, at all times if you want to face the sun. For more information, visit NASA’s eclipse safety page.

Visit Helotes has a limited supply of 50 safe solar viewing glasses available at the following locations:

  • Meadows Frozen Custard at 14108 Bandera Rd 
  • Helotes Beer Garden at 14687 Old Bandera Rd
  • The Cracked Mug Coffee House at 14743 Old Bandera Rd 
(Each location will hand out supplies on Monday April 8th)
SOLAR ECLIPSE AT HELOTES

Public Viewing Spots

Helotes Fitness Park & Disc Golf Course

10483 Parrigin Road, Helotes, Texas 78023

Helotes City Park & Playground

12951 Bandera Road, Helotes, Texas 78023

Senator Frank L. Madla Natural Area

9788 Menchaca Road, Helotes, Texas 78023

Eclipse Events

Are you having a local event or plan on hosting a viewing location for the Annular Eclipse and/or the Total Eclipse in Helotes, Texas? If you so, we want to know about it! Please email us at publicrelations@helotes-tx.gov as we get ready to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event. This form is not for reserving space at Eclipse events or viewing locations.

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Aug
10

Back to School Bingo, Burgers, & Brews Fundraiser

 August 10, 2024 at 6:00 pm

The Annex of Our Lady of Guadalupe

11762 FM1560, Helotes, Texas 78023

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Aug
21

Ladies' Night Out!

 August 21, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Serenity Manor

14405 Old Bandera Rd., Helotes, Texas 78023

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Sep
07

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

 September 7, 2024 at 8:00 am

Helotes City Hall

12951 Bandera Road, Helotes, Texas 78023

Helotes residents, looking for a way to dispose of hazardous household waste?

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Sep
14

Shredding Event - Sponsored by Laura Collins with Magnolia Realty

 September 14, 2024 at 10:00 am

Helotes City Hall

12951 Bandera Road, Helotes, Texas 78023

Safeguard your information for free! Join us at our paper shredding event on September 14.

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Oct
20

Pet Wellness & Vaccination Clinic 2024

 October 20, 2024 at 11:00 am

Helotes City Hall

12951 Bandera Road, Helotes, Texas 78023

A healthy pet is a happy pet!

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