The city of Pine Bluff will host a Juneteenth Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the amphitheater at Regional Park.


The event is free and open to the public. A community cookout will feature approximately 30 vendors. The festivities will include singing, dramatizations, the story of the quilts, poetry reading and praise dancing, according to a news release. Participants should bring their lawn chairs.


“Juneteenth recognizes freedom for all slaves in the southwest United States,” according to the release. “The observance of Juneteenth is about the accomplishment of African Americans transitioning from a horrifying period of slavery to freedom.”


Details: Lanette R. Frazier, Juneteenth coordinator, 870-730-2000, ext. 7.