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, April 12- April 14

RILEY GREEN DUCKMAN JAM Featuring Riley Green, Tracy Lawrence, Jake Worthington, Drake White, Ella Langley and more- Fri/Sat 5pm, Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

Spring Break at Flora-Bama is gonna be a good one! Riley Green is We're taking over Flora-Bama for the first ever Duckman Jam music festival. They're bringing the party with a two day beach concert filled with some of country music's finest. Friday with Riley Green, Tracy Lawrence, Jake Worthington; Saturday it’s Riley Green, Drake White, Ella Langley plus more!  CLICK HERE 

BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY presents PRINCE’S PURPLE RAIN- Thurs 8pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. The performance is separated into two sets--the first set features the album being recreated as a true symphonic piece. The second set, which features a selection of the album artist's "greatest hits".  CLICK HERE 

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND- Fri 6:30pm, The Sound Amphitheater, Gautier (3855 Dolphin Drive)

This is the grand opening of Mississippi’s newest outdoor music venue.


*** THE GUESS WHO- The Guess Who show scheduled for 4/12 at the Mobile Saenger Theatre has been cancelled. Ticketmaster buyers will be automatically refunded. CLICK HERE  

BACKNBLACK- Sat 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE   

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

“A Night at the Opera” is set with an unforgettable concert experience that melds the power of classical orchestration with the enchanting voices of The Choral Society of Pensacola’s talented singers, all under the baton of the esteemed Pensacola Civic Band.  CLICK HERE  

THE ROCK ORCHESTRA BY CANDLELIGHT- Sun 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

In ethereal candlelit settings, this band of 14 classical musicians unleash effortlessly enchanting melodies. Witness the unexpected union of classical music and metal. Performing the music of iconic bands including:

Metallica, AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine, My Chemical Romance, Linkin' Park, SOAD, Evanescence, Papa Roach, The Cranberries & MORE! CLICK HERE   

BALDWIN COUNTY STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL- Sat/Sun 9am-5pm, Loxley Municipal Park

Over 180 arts and craft exhibitors, a dozen different food vendors, an exciting carnival, fun children's games, an antique auto show, exhibits and live music. And, of course, strawberry shortcake! Funds raised benefit Loxley Elementary School and the ARC Baldwin County, Inc.  CLICK HERE    

MOBILE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL- Sat 10am-3pm, The Grounds, West Mobile

The Mobile Chocolate Festival is a celebration of all things chocolate, with all proceeds to benefit Penelope House. There will be vendors offering samples of their chocolate-related products as well as selling their products. Plus the Children’s Area, “Decorate Your Apron” booth, Chocolate Challenge, Project Yum Way, Cupcake Booth, Chocolate Martini tasting, and more!  CLICK HERE   

LODA ARTWALK WORLD CIRCUS DAY- Fri 6pm-9pm, Lower Dauphin Arts District, Downtown Mobile

Come downtown for an evening filled with excitement for you and your family. Enjoy live music, art vendors, games, activities, crafts, face painters, and an entertainment show in Cathedral Square! CLICK HERE  

KITES OVER MOBILE- Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12 noon-5pm, USS Alabama Battleship Park

It’s the 4th annual Kites Over Mobile kite festival at Battleship Park. Professional kite flying demonstrations, show kite displays, kite hospital,

kites for sale onsite or bring your own! Plus face painting, live DJ and music, and more fun family activities! Parking: $5. CLICK HERE  

SPRING MOVIES IN THE PARK: Talladega Nights- Thurs 6pm, Matthews Park (3700 Michael Boulevard)

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   

FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM- Sat 10am-4pm, National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico

Come and Sea for Free at this once a year event! Museum admission is free, door prizes for the first 50 guests, Kona Ice, La Taqueria, free tours of a Coast Guard boat and more! CLICK HERE   

BABYPALOOZA BABY EXPO- Sat 10am-2pm, Abba Shrine Temple, Mobile

Babypalooza will help make preparing for baby easy by gathering all of the information and resources you need under one roof. It's a free day of fun and information to connect you with essential resources, education, and community support. CLICK HERE   

BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH EXPO- Sat 10am-2pm, Abba Shrine Temple

The Black Maternal Health Expo, powered by NOWINCLUDED, is being held in conjunction with the Mobile Babypalooza Baby Expo, offering even more opportunities to explore and connect with a wide range of exhibitors for you and your little one. As advocates for maternal health, we recognize that Black mothers face unique challenges and disparities in healthcare. That's why, in partnership with NOWINCLUDED, a community dedicated to elevating the health of the Black community, we've curated an event that aims to magnify the voices of Black moms and provide education, support, and resources specifically tailored to address these concerns. CLICK HERE   


BLUES ON THE BAY: NOBIUS- Sun 6pm-8pm, Community Maritime Park, Downtown Pensacola

Blues on the Bay is a Free Concert series. Bring your chair, blanket, cooler, drinks and family. Combing influences from across the ages, Nobius blends Soul, Funk, Jazz, Pop, and R&B into an unforgettable experience. CLICK HERE  


WATERWAY VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES: Grayson Capps- 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. 


Baldwin County Strawberry Festival 2023, LoxleyPhoto: Mary Booth, iHeartMedia

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