A day to celebrate

After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 events, the long-awaited 2021 versions of the Pickens Azalea Festival and Issaqueena Festival in Six Mile went off without a hitch on Saturday, as beautiful weather made for large crowds at both annual spring celebrations. The festivals featured food, music, rides, arts and craft vendors and more fun for the whole family. Photos by Rocky Nimmons and Kerry Gilstrap