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 19- April 21

BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY presents PRINCE’S PURPLE RAIN- Sat 8pm, Mobile 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 features a selection of Prince’s "greatest hits".  CLICK HERE 

31st Annual CRAWFISH MUSIC FESTIVAL- Fri 5pm, Sat/Sun 1pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

The Crawfish Music Festival parties on the front grounds of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum with headline entertainment, hot boiled crawfish, crawfish cook-off, and exciting Midway rides. 

Friday - Warren Zeiders, Sam Barber

Saturday - Charley Crockett, Larry Fleet

Sunday - Chase Rice, Nate Smith


JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT- Fri 7pm, The Sound, Gautier, CLICK HERE  


WOMEN ICONS OF COUNTRY: A Salute to the Music of Tammy, Loretta, Patsy & Dolly- Sat 7:30pm, OWA Theater, OWA Parks & Resort, Foley, CLICK HERE 

9th Annual MUDBOTTOM REVIVAL MUSIC FESTIVAL - Sun 2pm-6pm, Dog River (end of Riviere Du Chien Road), Mobile

Dog River Clearwater Revival (DRCR) is proud to host the MudBottom Revival Music Festival – a fun afternoon created to raise awareness and funds for DRCR’s ongoing Dog River improvement projects. This year’s music lineup features Red Dirt Boys with opening act Rollin’ In The Hay! CLICK HERE   


Pensacola Symphony Orchestra’s season closes in a riot of rhythms as the orchestra performs George Gershwin’s Concerto in F and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony.  CLICK HERE   

PIANO MEN GENERATIONS - Sun 3pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

 Introducing “PIANO MEN: GENERATIONS,” a sensational celebration of the legendary Billy Joel and Elton John, brought to life by the extraordinary father and son duo of Terry and Nick Davies.  CLICK HERE  

KIDS DAY 2024: NURSERY RHYME TIME- Sat 10am-1pm, Lavretta Park (200 W. Parkway Dr.), Mobile

Come and enjoy Nursery Rhyme Time with the City of Mobile Parks and Recreation! Join us for sing-a-longs, book reading, craft time, and more!


SPRING MOVIES IN THE PARK: Trolls Band Together- Thurs 6pm, Dotch Community Center/Michael Dow Amphitheater

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   

EARTH DAY MOBILE BAY- Sat 10am-6pm, Fairhope Park & Pier

Free family fun day, outdoors on the water to celebrate the Earth and learn about the programs around our area who work with the environment. Featuring live music by Grits-n-Greens, Grayson Capps and more. CLICK HERE  

MOBILE COUNTY EARTH DAY CELEBRATION- Sat 10am-2pm, Mobile Japanese Gardens, 700 Forest Hill Drive, Mobile

This FREE event features vendors, food trucks, lawn games, live music, an electric vehicle car show, nature walks, eco-friendly activities, and fun for the whole family, including recycled art projects for children by the Mobile Museum of Art. Free admission and parking. CLICK HERE   

EARTH DAY PENSACOLA- Sun 10am-4pm, Bayview Park, Downtown Pensacola

Enjoy live music performances, interactive children's learning activites, educational and non-profit exhibits, sustainable artisan booths, and vegetarian food vendors.  CLICK HERE  


Bring the whole family for 60+ artist vendors, live music, performers, restaurants, food trucks, shopping, and so much more! CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL vs ROCKET CITY TRASH PANDAS- Tues-Sat 6:05pm, Sun 4:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium, Downtown Pensacola

Promotions include Doggone Tuesday, Winning Wednesday, Mullet Thursday, Giveaway Friday, Fireworks Saturday and Military Family Sunday. CLICK HERE    

GUMBO YA-YA COOK OFF- Sat 4pm-6pm, Seville Quarter, Downtown Pensacola

 Amateur and professional teams will compete for bragging rights for the best Gumbo in Pensacola. As part of the rules, the three-person teams have to make gumbo from scratch. Sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida. CLICK HERE  

MOBILE’S LARGEST YARD SALE- Sat 7am-11am, The Grounds, West Mobile

Mobile's Largest Yard Sale returns Saturday, April 20 at The Grounds! Online sign up is LIVE at! Spaces start at $30! Admission AND parking are free for customers.  CLICK HERE   

GARY ALLAN - Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage, Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

ASHANTI- Sat 8pm, IP Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

THE BROOK & THE BLUFF, HOTEL FICTION- Sun 8pm, Soul Kitchen, Downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE  

Close Up Photo of Crawfish Boil

Photo: ALDodson / iStock / Getty Images

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