Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 4/26- 4/28

4/26 - 4/28

LOCAL EVENTS:

KENNY CHESNEY with special guest David Lee Murphy and Caroline Jones - Sat 7pm, Amphitheater at The Wharf, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE

FOREIGNER- Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE

CRAWFISH MUSIC FESTIVAL- Wed-Sun, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

Each night of the Festival promises fun, excitement, and a little something new, whether it’s the headline entertainment, hot boiled crawfish, or exciting mid-way rides! Lineup includes The Outlaws, Justin Moore, Colt Ford, Jamey Johnson, and Travis Tritt.  CLICK HERE 

INTERSTATE MULLET TOSS & GULF COAST’S GREATEST BEACH PARTY- Fri/Sat/Sun 10am-until, Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

Those who participate in the Mullet Toss will throw a dead mullet over the state line of Florida and Alabama, to see who gets the farthest. Kids toss from 10am-12noon each day; adults 12 noon-4pm; celebrity tossers at 4pm. There’s also live music, Bikini and Hot Body contests. CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA CRAWFISH FESTIVAL- Fri 11am-11pm; Sat 10am-11pm; Sun 11am-5pm, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

This year’s Festival features 15,000 pounds of crawfish, plus Cajun dishes like red beans and rice, boudin balls, seafood gumbo, étouffée, jambalaya, Cajun pasta and MORE will also be available. Enjoy live music, crawfish eating contests, children’s area, arts & crafts. Sponsored by Fiesta of Five Flags. CLICK HERE

MUD BOTTOM REVIVAL MUSIC FESTIVAL- Sun 3pm-7pm, Bender Point, 3619 Rivière Du Chien Rd

Musicial guests are the Red Clay Strays followed by our feature artist Will Kimbrough and Friends. Gates open at 2 pm with a special treat from Ryan Balthrop! Bring picnic blankets, baskets and chairs to enjoy an afternoon of live music. Proceeds benefit the environmental efforts of Dog River Clearwater Revival. CLICK HERE

DELTA WOODS & WATERS EXPO- Sat 9am-4pm, 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center

Free event. Featuring informative presentations, exhibitions and

interactive displays by experienced outdoorsmen, professionals,

educators and enthusiasts, the Expo includes fun and exciting hands-on demonstrations which allow attendees to learn and practice new skillsCLICK HERE

#MobileCountyCares EARTH DAY CELEBRATION- Sat 10am-3pm, Chickasabogue Park

The event features more than 40 exhibitors with giveaways, food trucks, plant vendors, a Kid Zone area with face painting, healthy cooking demonstrations, pet adoptions from the Mobile County Animal Shelter, a blood drive by LifeSouth, and even an Amazing Race competition.

FREE rabies vaccine vouchers will be given out while supplies last and 100 trees in 15-gallon containers will be among the giveaways. CLICK HERE

CREPE MYRTLE TRAIL RIDE- Sat 8am-11am, Arlington Park, Brookley, Mobile

The Crepe Myrtle Trail is an integral part of the Mobile Greenway Initiative, a multi-use waterfront trail stretching from the University of South Alabama and Langan Park, along Three Mile Creek south to Dog River and eventually, Dauphin IslandCLICK HERE

THUNDER ON THE BAY- Sat/Sun 9am-5pm, Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island

Come celebrate the upcoming 155th Battle of Mobile Bay, with the 6th Alabama Cavalry and the Alabama Division of Reenactors. Saturday at 2:00 pm will be the Battle of Mobile Bay then at 3:30 a surrender ceremony, on Sunday at 1:00pm will be a Tactical Battle. CLICK HERE

TACO TAKEDOWN- Sun 12 noon-3:30pm, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

This is Mobile’s first and only taco competition, with tacos from local favorites like Fuego Coastal Mexican Eatery, Roosters, Nourish Cafe, Von's Bistro, Rock-n-Roll Sushi, Taco Mama, La Cocina, and P. S. Taco Company! Also enjoy live music by Yeah, Probably. Sponsored by the Mobile Arts Council, to fund their artist grant program. CLICK HERE

GIRLS NIGHT OUT AT THE PILLARS- Thurs 5:30pm-8:30pm, The Pillars, Government St, Mobile

Enjoy food, drinks and local shopping. Free admission. CLICK HERE

JEFF FOXWORTHY- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

RBRM: RONNIE, BOBBY, RICKY & MIKE- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

THE JACKSONS - Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

JOE THOMAS- Sat 8pm, Wind Creek Casino Amphitheater, Atmore, CLICK HERE

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS- Sat 8:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

The 93rd season comes to close with a program inspired by folk music from around the world.  CLICK HERE

MOBILE YOUTH SYMPHONY SEASON FINALE- Sun 2pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

Featuring the Prince Igor Overture by Alexander Borodin and Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” No.9 in its entirety.  CLICK HERE

MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL vs MISSISSIPPI BRAVES- Thurs 6:35pm; Fri/Sat 7:05pm; Sun 2:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

Promotions include Thirsty Thursday; Friday Fireworks; Sunday Funday, Bark in the Park and Meet the BayBears.  CLICK HERE   

MARCH OF DIMES “MARCH FOR BABIES”- Sat 9am, Geri Moulton Park (between USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House), Mobile

Join the March for Babies and help end premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. March for Babies is the March of Dimes’ largest local fundraiser and all proceeds do directly to the March of Dimes mission of creating Healthy Moms and Strong Babies.  CLICK HERE

WIGGLE WAGGLE RESCUE RUN- Sat 8am, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

Choose a certified 5K run for humans only starting at 8 a.m. or a 1 mile fun run / walk for dog owners and their pups, at 9 a.m. Both races will benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). CLICK HERE

JURASSIC ADVENTURE- Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12 noon-5:30pm, Shoppes at Bel Air (Mobile) and Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds

A massive display of the MOST REALISTIC GIANT DINOSAURS, that are unlike any other. Come see T-Rex, Spinosaurus and 50 moreCLICK HERE  

***LAST WEEKEND*** GENGHIS KHAN: THE GREAT CIVILIZER- Ends Sun April 28, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Discover the man behind the legend in the blockbuster exhibition experienced by over a million people around the world. Through artifacts, performers, artwork, and other historically significant items, discover the eye-opening story of the world’s most well-known conqueror, civilizer and innovator.  CLICK HERE

COLUMBUS SHIP REPLICAS: NINA AND PINTA- Fri-Sun, Perdido Key Oyster Bar Restaurant & Marina, Perdido Key

Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public.  CLICK HERE

MOVIES:

AVENGERS: ENDGAME (PG 13)- After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe. Stars Brie Larson, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Paul Rudd, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr

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