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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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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.


Eclipse Golf Tournament

Location: Harbor Oaks Golf Course
Date: Friday, April 5
Time: 9:00 AM Shotgun Start

Start the weekend off right with the Eclipse Golf Tournament hosted by Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation. 2-Person Scramble, Women and Men Flight.

$150 per team - Includes cart & range balls

$5 mulligans purchased at check-in


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.


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 -10:00 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.


Oil Painting with Brenda Lawrence

Location: The ARTSpace, 623 S. Main St.
Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

A two-part class in the art of oil painting with artist Brenda Lawrence. You will create two paintings between the two classes. One of the paintings will feature solar elements.

$60 Members, $75 Non-Members

Eclipse Simulation

Location: Pine Bluff Main Library, 600 S. Main St.
Date: Saturday, April 6

Details coming soon!

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Riverfront Jazz Festival - Sooth Your Soul

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

Lineup and ticket information will be announced soon.

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. 

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

Chamber at 870.535.0110.

ARTx3 Campus - Special Opening

Location: ARTx3 Campus 
Date: Monday, April 8
Time: 10:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dive into the enchanting world of Pinhole Cameras with the exciting STEM project! Discover how these simple yet ingenious devices have been used for centuries to capture photographs without the need for complex technology. We'll unravel the science behind Pinhole cameras, explaining how they work and why they're a fantastic tool for photography enthusiasts of all ages.


Eclipse Viewing Party

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

Details coming soon.

Eclipse Viewing Party

Location: Pine Bluff Main Library, 600 S. Main St.
Date: Monday, April 8
Time: 11:00 AM

Details coming soon.



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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