Best Bets

Best Bets

Check your Best Bets before you make your weekend plans, so you don't miss out! We've got local events, concerts and more all along the Gulf Coast.Full Bio


Best Bets for the Weekend, March 15- March 17

ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE - Sat 11am, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Downtown Mobile 

The Friendly Sons of St Patrick walking parade begins at the Cathedral after Mass (around 11). It ends at Mobile Government Plaza. CLICK HERE    

78th Annual ST PATRICK’S DAY STREET PARTY- Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-6pm, Callaghan's Irish Social Club, Mobile

For the second year straight, Callaghan’s is throwing down with a back-to-back TWO DAY St. Patrick’s Day Street Party! It’s two full days of live music, leprechauns, green beer and dancing!  CLICK HERE

“GO IRISH ON THE ISLAND” ST PADDY’S DAY PUB CRAWL-  Sun 9am-7pm, Pensacola Beach

The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce invites one and all to dress in green and join in on the revelry and fun by crawling along Pensacola Beach and supporting beach businesses. 17 participating Pensacola Beach bars, restaurants, and hotels are offering up a pot of gold filled with Irish drink specials, live music, and mischievous fun. CLICK HERE  

SPRING FEVER CHASE- Sat 8am, Fairhope (near the Pier)

Join Thomas Hospital and Wells Fargo for the 46th Annual Spring Fever Chase, a 10K and 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk that winds through beautiful downtown Fairhope overlooking Mobile Bay. Proceeds benefit Baldwin County schools.  CLICK HERE   


Hundreds of artists from all over the nation (and Canada) are participating in this year’s show! The festival entertainment stage features local and regional talent. There’s also a children’s art tent and lots of food vendors. 

(Shuttle service will run all three days from the Piggly Wiggly parking lot on the corner of Hwy. 98 and Fairhope Avenue. The cost is $5 round trip and will run from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm)  CLICK HERE    

52nd Annual ESAC OUTDOOR ART SHOW- Fri/Sat/Sun 10am-5pm, Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope

The art show has included prestigious, international and regional fine artists for the past 51 years. FREE admission for visitors!  CLICK HERE  

JAG GALS CHAMPAGNE & BINGO - Sat 11am-2pm, VIA Health, Mobile

Put on your best hat and join the Jag Gals for this exclusive event, which combines bingo with a delectable brunch, creating a perfect setting for camaraderie and fun. Proceeds support USA Jaguar student-athletes. CLICK HERE   



Join us once again to take art to the streets in Downtown Pensacola for Gallery Night “Dancin in the Streets”! Bring the whole family for 60+ artist vendors, live music, performers, restaurants, food trucks, shopping, and so much more! CLICK HERE   

TOUCH A TRUCK - Sat 10am-2pm, The Grounds, West Mobile

TOUCH A TRUCK is a family friendly event that offers children (& adults too) a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of trucks & meet the people who build, protect & serve our community. Children will be allowed to climb aboard and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe environment. This event supports Rapahope and Adoption Rocks! Admission: $20 CASH per vehicle AT THE EVENT. There are no online tickets available.CLICK HERE   

KITES ON THE COAST- Fri-Sun, Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach

Join us for high-flying, intergenerational fun at our third annual kite festival event! Kites on the Coast is a free, family friendly event featuring showstopping show kites and choreographed stunt kite shows on Pensacola Beach. This event is free to the public and works to bring awareness to Council on Aging of West Florida and other community resources. 

THE WHARF BOAT & YACHT SHOW- Fri/Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm, The Wharf, Orange Beach

Take in a display of 130 wet slip boats and yachts, more than 300 sport & console boats on land, live music, kid’s art classes, seminars and more. This three-day blockbuster event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  CLICK HERE  

MONSTER JAM- Sat 1pm and 7pm; Sun 1pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Enjoy big-time family fun at Monster Jam, where the world’s best drivers and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in intense competitions of speed and skill.  CLICK HERE   


STEVE HACKETT- Genesis Revisited - Foxtrot At 50 + Hackett Highlights - Sun 7pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE  

CLAY STREET UNIT- Sat 8pm, Soul Kitchen, Downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

MATT MATTHEWS- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA OPERA presents DIE FLEDERMAUS- Fri 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Gabriel von Eisenstein finds himself at Prince Orlofsky’s elaborate masquerade ball, along with his wife Rosalinde, their maid Adele, and his friend Dr. Falke. The catch? They’re all concealing their identities as part of an elaborate prank of light-hearted revenge. CLICK HERE   

WATERWAY VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES: Frank Brown Songwriters Festival - Johnny Hayes and Jenna McClelland- Thurs 5:30pm, East 24th Avenue, Gulf Shores

The City of Gulf Shores is thrilled to announce the Waterway Village Series, a FREE sixconcert series taking place this spring at East 24th Avenue. Residents and guests are invited to come out and enjoy

live music every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., beginning March 7 and continuing through April 11. Food trucks will be onsite at each event, and the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber will be selling beverages for all ages to enjoy. 


YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, March 8- March 17, Chickasaw Civic Theatre 

The Peanuts gang tackle the great questions of the universe — while playing games, doing homework, enjoying (or being tormented by) friends, and generally enjoying life. This CCT favorite is full of charming songs and is great for the entire family!  CLICK HERE

13 THE MUSICAL- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, March 8-March 24, Pensacola Little Theatre

After moving from New York City to Indiana, a 12-year-old navigates his parents' divorce, his impending bar mitzvah and his new school's social circles. Thirteen 13-year-olds navigate peer pressure, new friends, tolerance, and 8th grade. CLICK HERE  


St. Patrick's Day Parade

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