Best Bets, Weekend of 5/25- 5/28

5/25- 5/28

LOCAL EVENTS:


***************************

WX NOTE:   This weekend, especially, events are subject to cancellation due to weather.  NBC 15 is keeping a running list of cancellations.  CLICK HERE for updated info.

**************************



S’MORES ON THE SHORE- Thurs 5:30pm, West Gulf Place, on the western end of Gulf Shores Public Beach

Free family fun...with  beaches, music, campfires and s’mores!  Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, chairs, friends and family to join the fun.  CLICK HERE   


DWIGHT YOAKAMThurs 8pm, Orange Beach Event Center, The Wharf, CLICK HERE   


PEPSI BEACH BALL DROP- Fri 5pm-9pm, The Wharf, Orange Beach

Kick off The Wharf’s So.Much.Summer with the Pepsi Beach Ball Drop-- over 5,000 Pepsi-branded beach balls falling from the sky at 6:25pm, followed by Red Bow Records recording artist Craig Campbell at 6:30pm, presented by 95 KSJ.  Plus family-friendly fun.  CLICK HERE   


****POSTPONED******DAVE MATTHEWS BANDSun 8pm, Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE   


USS ALABAMA BATTLESHIP MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS- USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, on the Causeway

Flag Retirement Ceremony (POSTPONED DUE TO WX)

Monday 6:45am, Flag Lowering Ceremony; 

Mon 9am, Memorial Day Flag Relay

For the past eight years, runners have escorted flags from Mobile to Pensacola on Memorial Day. This year, two run groups start simultaneously (One in Baldwin County and one in Mobile County) and end at the USS Alabama Battleship.

Mon 10am-3pm, Memorial Day Blood Drive 

Battleship Memorial Park will be open Memorial Day weekend from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Last ticket of the day is sold at 5:00 p.m. CLICK HERE


VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCESun 1pm, Veterans Memorial Park, Pensacola

The guest speaker will be the Mayor of Pensacola, Ashton Hayward. During the ceremony the Foundation will unveil its newest memorial honoring our nation’s sacrifices to the ongoing Global War on Terror. This memorial includes an artifact from the World Trade Center attack in New York on September 11th, 2001. Local artist and the creator of the memorial Randy New will attend.  CLICK HERE   


MOBILE POPS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CONCERT- Sat 6pm,  Bicentennial Pavilion at Medal of Honor Park 

Join the Mobile Pops for their annual concert to commemorate Memorial Day, featuring patriotic and Americana music sure to please anyone! Bring a chair or blanket, picnic, and friends and family.  Free concert.  CLICK HERE    


BALDWIN POPS MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT- Fri 6:30pm, Foley Civic Center; Mon 6:30pm, Fairhope Civic Center

The Baldwin Pops will hold two free concerts over the Memorial Day weekend, both of which have been moved indoors due to weather concerns.  CLICK HERE    


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

Promotions include Dollar Dog Wednesday; Thirsty Thursday with iHeart Radio ($1 beer specials); Friday Night Fireworks; $1 Concessions on Saturday; Sunday Funday/ Bark in the Park with iHeart Radio (kids play catch before the game and run bases after the game… and you can bring your well-behaved dog to the park).  CLICK HERE   


PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL vs TENNESSEE SMOKIESWed/Thurs/Fri 6:35pm; Sat/Sun 6:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

Promotions include Wahoo Wednesday/Out of School Fireworks; Thirsty Thursday; FANtastic Friday; Saturday and Sunday Memorial Day Celebrations.  CLICK HERE   


***POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 10****** DAUPHIN ISLAND SUNDAY SUNSET CONCERT featuring YO JONESY AND THE CROWNED JEWELZ - Dauphin Island West End Beach

Celebrating the Island's natural beauty and designation as the "Sunset Capital of Alabama," the concerts begin about 90 minutes before the sun goes down.  bring lawn chairs, (perhaps a little bug spray, just in case) and a laid back attitude. Admission is only $5 per person and those 12 and under are free.  CLICK HERE  


HARVEST NIGHTS AT WEEKS BAY PLANTATION- Sat 4pm-8pm, Weeks Bay Plantation, Fairhope

This evening on the farm features blueberry picking, a vendors market, food trucks, live music performance by Molly Thomas & Rick Hirsch, local artisans, kids activities and more! It’s a fun night for the entire family. Bring your blankets, chairs, BYOB and plan on spending the evening stocking up on organic blueberries, enjoying farm-to-table treats, watching the kids have a blast and listening to some amazing music under the stars.   CLICK HERE   


LONG TIME COMING: A 1955 BASEBALL STORY, Pensacola Premiere- Fri 7pm, Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College

The film is about little known Pensacola history and is having its Pensacola Premiere this Friday. The feature-length documentary that tells the story of the first racially integrated Little League game played in the Deep South between the all-black Pensacola Jaycees and the all-white Orlando Kiwanis—forever breaking the color-line in youth sports across the Southern United States. The film includes Major League Baseball and Civil Rights icons such as Hank Aaron, Cal Ripken, Jr. and Andrew Young.   CLICK HERE  


MOBICON: MOBILE COMIC CON- Fri 12 noon-1 am;  Sat 9am-1am; Sun 9am-5pm, Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, downtown Mobile

Cosplay parade, panels, gaming and guest actors, directors, artists and more. CLICK HERE  


THE ADVENTURES OF PIPPI LONGSTOCKINGFri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Playhouse in the Park, Langan (Municipal) Park

Pippi Longstocking is a red-haired, freckle-faced, playful and unpredictable 9-year-old girl who has upside-down braids and does NOT want to grow up.  She and her friends have the most rollicking adventures, with horses and monkeys, the circus, and more!  CLICK HERE   


JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

Familiar, funny favorite — Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version of how Joseph rose from slave to savior, rescuing his people from famine.  CLICK HERE   


LEANN RIMESFri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


THE O’JAYSFri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


GULF COAST SUMMER JAM KICKOFF PARTY featuring  DJ Ziggy, Rylo Rodriquez, Bear251, Lil Dell, Zaybandz, Creep Nation, Spade MeloSat 10pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   


ULTIMATE EAGLES TRIBUTE: ON THE BORDER- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


PORT CITY RUMBLE MMA FIGHTSSat 7pm, USA Mitchel Center, CLICK HERE   



MOVIES:


SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (PG13)- During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. Stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton


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


Best Bets

Best Bets

Want to know more about Best Bets presented by Sunkist? Get their official bio, social pages & articles on Mix 99.9! Read more

title

Content Goes Here