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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, April 5- April 7

MEN’S FINAL FOUR WATCH PARTY - Sat 3pm-8:30pm, Sage Park, Mobile

Join the City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department for the 2024 Men's Final Four Watch Party! Watch on a 23-foot LED Screen that will be set up near the basketball court at Herndon-Sage Park. The game will start at 5:09 PM! This year, we've also added a 3 on 3 basketball tournament!

Please bring your own chairs; no tents or umbrellas are allowed. This is a free event for the public!  CLICK HERE   

BOAT SHOW ON THE BAY- Fri 12 noon-6pm; Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 9am-5pm, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile

Boat Show on the Bay is a 3-day event packed with boats, shopping, rides for the kids, activities, concerts, fishing tournament & more! CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA JAZZ FEST- Sat/Sun 10am-7pm, Seville Square, Downtown Pensacola

Dedicated to advancing jazz music in Pensacola and along the Gulf Coast, Jazz Pensacola hosts its 41st JazzFest! This two-day hallmark event in the Spring brings the community together to celebrate the season and enjoy a variety of live jazz music from local and regional talents. The weekend event is FREE unless you prefer prime seating, snacks, and a designated restroom as a VIP. CLICK HERE 

SPRING AT SEWARD FARMS- Sat 10am-3pm, April 6th, Seward Farms, Lucedale

Spring On The Farm at Seward Farms features many activities including pony rides, hay rides, cow train rides, mini golf and SO much more!!  CLICK HERE    

SPRING MOVIES IN THE PARK: BARBIE- Thurs 6pm, James Seals Community Center & Park, 540 Texas St

Join the City of Mobile Parks & Recreation Department for Movies in the Park this spring! This is a free event in which you can hang out, play games, snack, and watch movies with us. Movies in the Park includes screenings of eight different movies in four different parks and community centers. All indoor events will begin at 6 p.m., and all outdoor events will begin at sunset.  CLICK HERE   

SPRING FLING COMEDY SHOW & MUSIC FESTIVAL- Fri/Sat 6pm-10pm, The Grounds, West Mobile

Friday night, it’s The Spring Fling Comedy Show starring Cedric The Entertainer with Rickey Smiley, Earthquake and more. Saturday, it’s The Spring Fling Music Festival starring Frankie Beverly ft. Maze with other performances by Tucka, TK Soul, Big Yayo, Lacee, Fat Daddy, Jeter Jones, Avail Hollywood, Lj Echols and many more.  CLICK HERE   

SERVE IT UP WITH LOVE - Sun 2pm; Tues 9am & 6pm, Mobile Tennis Center

The Serve It Up With Love Tennis Tournament is the largest USTA-sanctioned charity tennis tournament in Alabama and won the USTA Alabama Charity Event of the Year Award in 2012 and 2021! Men's, women's, and junior tournaments will be featured during this two-day tournament. The tournament raises much-needed funds to benefit the Mobile Child Advocacy Center.  CLICK HERE

BUNNY HOP 5K & FUN RUN- Sat 8:30am, Main Street, The Wharf, Orange Beach

The Pleasure Island Junior Woman’s Club is hosting the 13th annual Bunny Hop 5K + Fun Run in memory of Ann Reese Grote. Proceeds will benefit the Ann Reese Grote Memorial Scholarship, which is given to a graduating senior at Gulf Shores High School and Orange Beach High School who is committed to service within their community.  CLICK HERE 


DISCOVERY DAY - Sat 10am-2pm, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

The annual labwide open house is a free event that is open to the public. Hands-on science lessons showcase the research and outreach activities at the Sea Lab year-round. Visitors can tour marine science laboratories, where cutting-edge oceanography, marine biology, and coastal ecology research are conducted.  CLICK HERE   

SPRING FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS- Fri 9am-5pm, Sat/Sun 9am-4pm, UF/IFAS and Pensacola State College Milton Campus

The festival features plant nurseries, UF student club plant sales, arts & crafts, great food, and educational opportunities to raise money for scholarships, student field trips, and other student needs.  CLICK HERE   


LYNYRD SKYNYRD and ZZ TOP- Thurs 7pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

ZACH WILLIAMS- Thurs 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE   

MITCHELL TENPENNY- Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

FRANK FOSTER with Bobby Hiatt & The Blackwater Band- Sat 8pm, Soul Kitchen, Downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE  

HOME FREE- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

WHITE TIE ROCK ENSEMBLE: GLAM ROCK- Sat 8pm, Pensacola Bay Center

White Tie Rock Ensemble presents Glam Rock, music of Rod Stewart, Elton John, David Bowie, and Queen. CLICK HERE  

WORLD BALLET SERIES: SWAN LAKE- Fri/Sat 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

See the iconic Dance of the Little Swans, count the 32 fouettés performed by Odile and immerse yourself in magical Tchaikovsky's music. Performed with a live orchestra.  CLICK HERE   

MOBILE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performs MOZART’S REQUIEM- Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

Mozart’s final work is a breath-taking choral masterpiece loved the world over. This massive work explores both life and death. The concert also includes Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 4 “Mozartiana,” the Russian master’s own tribute to Mozart. CLICK HERE   

GIRLS NIGHT: THE MUSICAL- Sun 3pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

This touching and hilarious 'tell-it-like-it-is' musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Audience members can’t help but laugh, cry, and sing and dance in the aisles!  CLICK HERE   

BONDED: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND- Sat 7:30pm, OWA Theater, OWA Parks & Resort, Foley

Enjoy an evening of sophistication and style, where the talented Jaimee Paul will transport you into the world of 007 with her soulful renditions of the iconic James Bond theme songs.  CLICK HERE  

WATERWAY VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES: Rosie Ledet and Chubby Carrier- 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. 


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