Best Bets, Weekend of 5/4- 5/6

5/4- 5/6  


69th Annual BLESSING OF THE FLEET- Sat/Sun 10am-4pm, St Margaret Catholic Church, Bayou la Batre

Admission is free and the event will include Alabama Gulf seafood, traditional Vietnamese Cuisine, a Gumbo Cook-off, an Arts & Crafts Show, a Decorated Boat Contest, Boat Cruises, Bingo, activities for children, and more.  There’s a land parade Sunday at 2pm, followed by the Fleet Blessing and boat parade at 3pm.  CLICK HERE   

GULF COAST HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL- THURSDAY 6pm-8pm Balloon Glow at Tanger Outlets; Balloon Festival on FRIDAY 2pm-10pm; SATURDAY 9am-10pm, Festival Grounds, Foley

Over 40 hot air balloons are expected at this year’s festival. Enjoy performances by the World-Famous Disc Connected Canines, musical entertainment, children’s activities and more amid retail, arts & crafts and food booths. Musical headliners follow balloon flights, glows and tethered rides (weather permitting) Friday and Saturday nights. CLICK HERE  

PENSACOLA CRAWFISH FESTIVAL- Fri 12 noon-11pm; Sat 10am-11pm; Sun 11pm-5pm, Bartram Park, Pensacola

This year’s festival features 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish along with great Cajun dishes, live entertainment, and activities for all ages.  CLICK HERE   

FIESTA 10K & 5K RUN/WALK- Sat 7:30am Pensacola State; finishes at Seville Square. Those who run in the race will receive free admission to the Pensacola Crawfish Festival on Saturday.  CLICK HERE  

1st Annual ROCKIN’ FIESTA CINCO DE MAYO BASHSat 6pm-12 midnight, parking at Abba Shrine with free shuttle service to Hacienda San Miguel on Schillinger

Featuring Contraflow (a tribute to Arena Rock), The Atomic Punks (tribute to early Van Halen) and Randy Jackson acoustic (voice of Zebra).  CLICK HERE    

CUBAN FESTIVAL- Sat 10am-5pm, Mobile Museum of Art, Langan (Municipal) Park

This is the Mobile Museum of Art’s first ever Cuban Festival, celebrating the shared cultures of Mobile and our sister city, Havana, Cuba. With free admission for all Mobile County residents offered all day, you can also check out some vintage cars that will be on display out front, tour the galleries with the artists themselves, enjoy lunch from a local food truck, learn to salsa, and end the afternoon with a film about the famous Buena Vista Social Club.  CLICK HERE   

SAWMILL DAY & CAR SHOWSat 8:30am-3pm, Houston Jones Park, Century, FL

This is the 28th annual heritage festival, presented by the Alger-Sullivan Historical Society, featuring live music, pottery demonstrations, arrowhead makers, wood carving and more.  CLICK HERE   

JERRY SEINFELD Fri 7pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE    

GOV’T MULE with special guest BLACK STONE CHERRYThurs 7:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE    

ALANIS MORISSETTESat/Sun 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, CLICK HERE   

BOZ SCAGGSFri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

KIEFER SUTHERLANDSat 8pm, Island View Casino, Gulfport, CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA CHILDREN’S CHORUS presents “SHOWTIME”- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

This year's Showtime is a lively performance featuring music of the more popular genres as well as some tried and true classics. CLICK HERE   


The Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra's season finale will team the Gulf Coast's most talented student musicians with top performers from the Mobile Symphony. CLICK HERE    

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREEFri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Theatre 98, Fairhope

Don is a blind musician living in downtown Manhattan whose controlling mother disapproves of his relationship with a free-spirited hippie in this 1969 comedy.  CLICK HERE      


“Jedi Physics” with Dr. Albert Gapud, followed by a FREE viewing of “Return of the Jedi”.  CLICK HERE  

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

Promotions include Dollar Dog Wednesday; Thirsty Thursday with iHeart Radio; Fireworks on Friday; $1 Concessions Night on Saturday; Sunday Funday/ Bark in the Park on Sunday with iHeart Radio.  CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL vs MISSISSIPPI BRAVES- Wed/Thurs/Fri 6:35pm, Sat 6:05pm, Sun 1:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

Promotions include Wahoo Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, FANtastic Friday, Fireworks Saturday, Family Sunday.  CLICK HERE   

AFC MOBILE SOCCER vs NEW ORLEANS JESTERS- Sat 7:00pm,  Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex (“The Lip”), 3610 Michael Blvd, Mobile, CLICK HERE   


BAD SAMARITAN (R) - A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob. Stars  David Tennant, Kerry Condon, Robert Sheehan 

TULLY (R) - The film is about Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.  Stars Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass

FINDING YOUR FEET (PG13)- On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.  Stars Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall. Now showing at the Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile

BO MCGRAW & THE LEGEND OF THE ALABAMA BIGFOOT- Sat 11am, Crescent Theater, downtown Mobile

When a series of unexplained creature sightings make news in rural Alabama, bumbling outdoor enthusiast, Bo McGraw clumsily attempts to capture the elusive Bigfoot.  Locally produced, featuring Steve Jenks, Killer Beez.  One show only … CLICK HERE   

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