Best Bets, Weekend of 6/30- 7/4

6/30- 7/4

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4th of JULY:

CITY OF MOBILE 4th of July CELEBRATION- Tues 7pm (gates open at 2), Cooper Riverside Park

*** FIREWORKS MOVED TO NEW LOCATION****--The City of Mobile is relocating its Fourth of July Celebration to Cooper Riverside Park due to the poor conditions of the fields at Battleship Memorial Park following the continuous heavy rains. Based on the current forecast, the fields will not be dry enough for parking based on the amount of vehicular traffic it can sustain. 

Celebrate an evening of patriotic music, picnicking and fireworks on the Mobile River instead. The gates will open at 2 pm. The Mobile Pops concert will be at 7 pm, followed by fireworks at 9pm.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets  Parking will be available in the Mobile Convention Center and the Mobile Civic Center.   CLICK HERE   


MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL and 4th of July FIREWORKS - Tues 6:35pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

Celebrate Independence Day at the Hank! The BayBears host the Mississippi Braves with one of biggest fireworks shows along the Gulf Coast following the game.  And it’s  2-For-Tuesday: Buy One, Get One Free Tickets,  presented by Subway and iHeart Radio.     CLICK HERE    


PENSACOLA SERTOMA’S 4th of July FIREWORKSTues 11am-6pm Seville Square, 7:30pm concert at Community Maritime Park,  Fireworks over Pensacola Bay at 9pm

A family friendly event centered at Seville Square with Inflatables, Face Painting, Pony Rides, Live Entertainment throughout the day, and a HUGE Fireworks show over Pensacola Bay at 9:00 pm.  Please do not bring your dogs or any of your own fireworks. CLICK HERE    

PENSACOLA BEACH FIREWORKSTues 8:30pm, Pensacola Beach

Best viewing spots are Portofino Boardwalk and Quietwater Beach.  CLICK HERE    

FAIRHOPE 4th of July CONCERT & FIREWORKSTues 7pm, Henry George Park and Fairhope Municipal Pier

The Baldwin Pops Band Independence Day Concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Henry George Park. A variety of patriotic music will be played before and during the fireworks display. The Fairhope fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m.   CLICK HERE   

DAPHNE’S 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION- Tues 5pm, Al Trione Sports Complex, Daphne

Waterslides, Inflatables, Games & FREE Concessions. (Fireworks Begin at Dusk).  CLICK HERE 

GULF SHORES 4th of July FIREWORKSTues 9pm, Gulf State Park

Fireworks will be shot from the southern end of the 1500 foot fishing pier, leaving

Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores Public Beach and surrounding areas as ideal locations for spectators.  CLICK HERE  

CHICKASAW 4th of July CELEBRATION - Tues 5pm-9pm, Miller Park

Fantastic Fireworks Show, Concert by Peek and MKB, Hope Puppet Ministry, Kid’s Inflatables, Three Food Trucks, Shaved Ice and Free Watermelon.  CLICK HERE   

INDEPENDENCE DAY STREET PARTY AT THE WHARF- Mon 5pm-9pm, Main Street at the Wharf, Orange Beach

Main Street will be home to loads of children’s activities and serve as the prime vantage spot to watch the fireworks display. Admission is FREE; some kids activities will range from $5 - $10 (animals, trampoline jumper, bouncy house, surf simulator, rock wall, games and prizes, hula hoop artist and face painting)  CLICK HERE   

GRAND BAY WATERMELON FESTIVALMon 3pm-7pm, Tues 8am-4pm, Odd Fellows Festival Park, Grand Bay

Friday preview, free admission.  Saturday, admission is $5 per vehicle, with Vendors, Music, Games, all the Free Sliced Ice Cold Watermelon You Can Eat, Pretty Baby Contest, Hope Puppets, and Open Car Show.  CLICK HERE   

B.B. KING’S ORIGINAL BLUES BAND and FIREWORKS Tues 8pm, with fireworks at 9, Wind Creek Casino, Atmore, CLICK HERE    



AFC MOBILE SOCCERSat 7pm, Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex, Mobile

AFC Mobile will take on Jackson MS’s Gaffa FC in Gulf Coast Premier League action.  AFC Mobile is dedicated to providing the people of Mobile with a team they will be proud of and a family-friendly game day experience that will excite them, all at a low cost. .  CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALLWed/Thurs/Fri/Sat 6:35pm; Sun 4:05pm; Mon 6:35pm Wahoos Stadium, Pensacola

The Wahoos host the Biloxi Shuckers, with promotions including Thirsty Thursday; FANtastic Friday; Fireworks Saturday; and Independence Celebration with fireworks Monday.  CLICK HERE   

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN NATIONAL FINALS- Thurs/Fri 7pm; Sat 7pm, Mobile Civic Center Theatre

Each year the 51 state representatives, including Washington DC, travel to take part in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals.  On Thursday and Friday, the Class of 2017 competes in fitness, talent and self-expression. Saturday, the field is narrowed to 8 finalists, and at the end of the night, one young woman will be named Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2017.  CLICK HERE    

RED, WHITE and BULLS RODEOFri/Sat 5:30pm, The Grounds

The PCA Rodeo Championship will feature all eight professional rodeo events, followed by a live performance by Johnny and the Loveseats (Johnny Hayes of NBC's The Voice) on Friday night, and a fireworks show on Saturday night..  CLICK HERE  

BANDS ON THE BLACKWATER with the CROSSTOWN BANDFri 7pm, South Willing St, downtown Milton

A free outdoor concert series.  CLICK HERE 



LYNYRD SKYNYRD- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

BUSH- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

THE MOLLY RINGWALDS- Fri 10:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   

RANDY HOUSER - Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE


COWBOY MOUTH- Sun 5pm, Golden Nugget Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN- Tues-Fri 8pm, through June 30th, Meyer Performing Arts Center, Gulf Shores

The University of Alabama’s professional summer theatre, SummerTide, will bust out the banjos this summer during its 14th season, presenting Smoke on the Mountain, a 1930’s musical comedy set in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains.   CLICK HERE   

DRUGS: COST & CONSEQUENCESThru September 3rd, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

In this interactive exploration of the effects of drugs on both individuals and society, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the history and the current science behind drug law enforcement, drug prevention, drug addiction, and drug treatment specific to Alabama’s local communities, as well as the U.S.  CLICK HERE   

Don’t plan your weekend without your Best Bets- local events, movies, concerts and more!


DESPICABLE ME 3 (PG)Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.  Featurng the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker

THE HOUSE (R) A dad convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter's college fund. Stars Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler

BABY DRIVER (R) After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.  Stars Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm

THE HERO (R)An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality. Stars Sam Elliott, Nick Offerman.  Now showing at the Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile.   


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