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Solar Eclipse

Arkansas's Great North American Eclipse 2024

On Monday, April 8, 2024, around 1:00 p.m., the entire state of Arkansas will have at least 94% obscuration of the Sun. Two-thirds of the state will be in the path of totality, which will run through the center of Arkansas from southwest to northeast. The last total solar eclipse happened in North American in 2017; that year, Arkansas only had partial totality.

Many scientists believe that the 2024 eclipse will be the most-viewed eclipse in history. While Pine Bluff is not in the direct path of totality, we will encounter a "deep partial" with 98.7% obscuration. This event is expected to bring thousands of visitors to our community to experience this phenomenon. Make plans now for your visit to Pine Bluff, Arkansas!​

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Map Courtesy of NationalEclipse.com
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Click on the image above to see an animation of what the 2024 eclipse
will look like from Pine Bluff.

Mark your calendars now for a weekend full of events leading up to the 2024 solar eclipse.

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Live@5 featuring UAPB Jazz Ensemble

Location: Catherine M. Bellamy Theater, 701 S. Main St.
Date: Friday, April 5
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Delight in the music from UAPB's premiere jazz group that performs a variety of styles that include swing, contemporary, funk, progressive, and the standards.

$5 Members, 10 Non-Members
Complimentary beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are included.

THIS EVENT IS FOR GUESTS AGES 21 AND OLDER.

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Space: Spray and Play

Location: The ARTSpace on Main, 623 S. Main St.
Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Space: Spray and Play is an activity for all ages! Participants will create and take home space themed art using spray-painting techniques. A memento to remember this rare natural phenomena.

Catfish Friday Blues & Soul Night Featuring Ms Zeno The Mojo Queen

Location: UAPB Incubator, 615 S. Main St.
Date: Friday, April 5
Time: 7:00 PM -9:00 PM

FREE live music! Join us for this special edition of our popular music series featuring soul blues legend Ms Zeno The Mojo Queen. 

Catfish dinners will be available for purchase.

Solar Eclipse STEM Activity

Location: Pine Bluff Main Library, 600 S. Main St.
Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Learn how the moon and sun create a lunar and solar eclipse while creating a simple interactive model of the moon and sun.

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Riverfront Jazz Festival - Soothe Your Soul

Location: Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park 
Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Riverfront Jazz Festival, a vibrant celebration of music, culture, and the art of jazz, is set to be a highlight of the Solar Eclipse Weekend, taking place from April 5-8, 2024. This one-day cultural extravaganza, scheduled for April 6, will unfold at the Regional Park Lakeview Amphitheater in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, as part of the stellar lineup of events for the weekend.

Featuring an impressive lineup of renowned artists including Boney James, Lalah Hathaway, Justin Lee Schultz, Josh Vietti, and more, the festival promises to deliver hours of pure Jazz bliss. From smooth saxophone solos to captivating vocal performances, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

SoulAR Time with Jesus

Location: Hestand Stadium, 420 N. Blake St.
Date: Sunday, April 7
Time: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The local church flocks will be coming together featuring a set apart time with Jesus. Several worship teams will lead us as we worship the One who said, "Let there be light," and God saw it was good. We desire to give honor to the Creator who Redeems and Restores. 

This is a FREE, family-friendly event with music, praise, and the opportunity to be a part of the unshakable Kingdom.

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Shells & Shadows Solar Crawfish Boil

Location: Art Alley, 627 S. Main St. 
Date: Sunday, April 7
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for crawfish, music and beer as we prepare for a historic solar eclipse. Musical entertainment will be provided by Desert Rose, a local band made up of teenagers from the area and is affiliated with Jetway Performance out of Hensley, AR

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased by calling the

Chamber at 870.535.0110.

The Eclipse Viewing Party

Location: Saracen Landing, 200 Lake Saracen Drive
Date: Monday, April 8
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Premium Eclipse Sunglasses will be provided to every participant. Live music and food trucks will be available.

For more information, please call 870.536.0920

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Watch Party on the Lawn

Location: Pine Bluff Main Library, 600 S. Main St.
Date: Monday, April 8
Time: 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Join us for our Watch Party on the Lawn as Pine Bluff experiences the 2024 Great North American Eclipse!

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QUESTIONS?

Give us a call!

Questions about things to do? Want a little guidance as you plan your itinerary?

Just give us a call at 870.534.2121 or drop us a line via email. We’re happy to assist!

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