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ANNUAL EVENTS

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There’s always something going on in Pine Bluff! Schedule your visit to coincide with Pine Bluff’s many free, family-friendly events, concerts, and festivals, including the perennial favorites listed below. Don’t forget to check out Pine Bluff’s event calendar for the latest updates about these and other events.

Operation Skyhook - Held Memorial Day Weekend


Every Memorial Day weekend, members of the Black Pilots Association of America descend upon Pine Bluff for their annual Fly-In. In fact, 2019 marks the 23rd consecutive year that member chapters from across the nation will touch down at Pine Bluff’s Grider Field Municipal Airport for a weekend of fun, aviation camaraderie, and flying competition. The first Operation Skyhook event was held in 1971. Kids can get airplane rides and admission is free! 709 Hangar Road Ph: 870.534.4131




Crossroads Festival - Held Late Winter


Sponsored by the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas the Crossroads Festival is a three-day event exploring the region’s French, Quapaw Indian, and African American cultural heritage from its historic roots to contemporary iterations through the interpretive lens of film, music, dance, and living history. 701 S. Main Street Ph: 870.536.3375 www.ASC701.org




Boo on the Bayou - Held the Friday and Saturday before Halloween


This is the area’s largest free Halloween event. Wear your costume, bring your family and enjoy two nights of fun and scary activities including games, inflatables, the Scary Maze, the Trail of Terror, food vendors and more. 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Delta Rivers Nature Center. 1400 Black Dog Road in Regional Park Ph: 870.534.0011 www.DeltaRivers.com




4th of July Celebration - Held on the 4th of July


Hosted by the Pine Bluff Festival Association, southeast Arkansas’ largest display of fireworks takes place at the softball fields at Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park. 870.536.7600




Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends - Held the third Tuesday in November through December


Arkansas’ largest drive-thru holiday lights exhibition has over 130 displays, many of which are animated. Pine Bluff’s Regional Park is transformed into 1.2 miles of winter wonderland from mid-November through December. Admission is free. Community volunteers graciously accept donations at the end of the drive. Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park 870.536.7600




Southeast Arkansas District Livestock Show & Rodeo - Held the last week in September/first week in October


This exciting event, held at Hestand Stadium each fall, draws crowds from all over the state and features livestock shows, a Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association rodeo competition, a parade down Main Street, talent show, chuck wagon races, a carnival with gigantic midway and special performances by country music stars. 420 N. Blake Ph: 870.535.2900




Railroadiana - Held the first Saturday in April


Since 1996, Railroadiana has been recognized as the largest exhibition of railroad-related items in Arkansas. On display and for sale are collections of vintage railroad memorabilia and for rail modelers, scale model trains, track sections and accessories. Model railroad club "engineers" operating trains on their working modular layouts. Great for the whole family. Plan to come early and spend the day. Door prizes are awarded hourly during the show. 1700 Port Road Ph: 870.535.8819 www.ArkansasRailroadMuseum.org




UAPB Homecoming - Held every October or November


This annual week-long Homecoming celebration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) draws alumni from across the country. Homecoming activities include parades, concerts, reunions, open houses, a golf tournament, outdoor festivals, and an exciting football game. 1200 N. University Drive Ph: 870.575.8499 www.uapb.edu/homecoming




Farmers Market - Open June through October


Temporarily Closed due to flooding. Open Tuesday 8 AM-12 PM and Saturday 6 AM-1 PM, shoppers enjoy the wide variety of fresh produce from local growers, homemade jams and fresh flowers. Take advantage of the award-winning walking trail around Lake Saracen during your visit to the Farmers Market. 200 Lake Saracen Drive 870.536.0920




Pine Bluff-Altheimer Blues Fest - Held every Spring and Fall


The late Mr. Sam Cook founded The Pine Bluff-Altheimer Blues Fest, one of the oldest Blues fests in the Nation. He always had the down home family concept in mind. So expect great entertainment to go along with the "bring your own goodies" theme which combines for the greatest fest ever.





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

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