Best Bets, Weekend of 6/1- 6/3

posted by Mary Booth -

6/1- 6/3

LOCAL EVENTS:


GRAND FIESTA PARADE- Fri 7pm, downtown Pensacola

The Fiesta of Five Flags invites you to catch some beads, hear the sounds of local high school marching bands, and enjoy watching beautiful floats parade through downtown at the 69th annual Grand Fiesta Parade! CLICK HERE   


FIESTA BOAT PARADESat 1pm, from Pensacola Yacht Club to Quietwater Beach Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach

The community is encouraged to join the procession of boats escorting Don Tristan DeLuna’s yacht to the shores of Pensacola Beach where he will be welcomed by Chief Mayoki, his Queen, White Dove, and tribe at the DeLuna Landing Ceremony at 3pm.   CLICK HERE   


EXPLORE MOBILE- Sun 1pm-6pm, Mardi Gras Park, downtown Mobile

The city of Mobile’s tourist attractions have come together to celebrate, again! Enjoy live music, food, activities, as well free/discounted admission to the city’s tourist attractions. Featured Attractions include: Gulf Coast Ducks, History Museum of Mobile, Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Fort of Colonial Mobile, Mobile Carnival Museum, GulfQuest, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Mobile Mardi Gras Trail, Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 5 Rivers Delta.  CLICK HERE   


MOVIES IN THE PARK-- JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE- Fri 7:30pm, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

Bring your blankets and chairs then spread out on the lawn to watch a family-friendly movie underneath the stars. Movies begin at sunset and FREE event parking is available at Community Maritime Park and City Hall. CLICK HERE   


FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK- Fri 6pm-8pm, downtown Fairhope

Begins at Eastern Shore Art Center, stroll through downtown Fairhope visiting art galleries and listening to music.   CLICK HERE   


MOBILE FUNK FEST- Sat 5pm, The Grounds, west Mobile

Funk Fest is the ultimate Old School R&B/Hip Hop outdoor music experience! Line-up: Bell Biv Devoe, Yo Gotti, Tank, 8 Ball & MJG, SOS Band, Club Nouveau.  CLICK HERE   


JOHN FOGERTY & ZZ TOP WITH RYAN KINDER- Fri 7:30pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE   


RILEY GREEN with Special Guest: Troy Cartwright- Fri 8pm, The Port at The Wharf, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE   


JIM GAFFIGAN- Fri 7pm and 10pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


CANDLEBOX- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


PEPSI PIRATE PARTY- Sun 7pm-10pm, The Wharf, Orange Beach

Bring ye crew down to The Wharf on Sundays throughout summer for a swashbuckling good time!  “An Epic Pirate Adventure” presented by the lovely folks at Pepsi will play during both Spectra Sound and Light Spectacular viewing times, including Pepsi giveaways and beach balls, doubloons, a bubble machine and many more treasures.  CLICK HERE   


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

This evening on the farm features blueberry picking, a vendors market, food trucks, live music performance by Chris Powell, 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   


RENTWed/Thurs 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.  CLICK HERE    


RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Joe Jefferson Playhouse, Mobile

Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair.  CLICK HERE   


FLORA-BAMA FISHING RODEO- Fri 12am - Sun 3pm, Flora-Bama Yacht Club, Perdido Key

With over $50,000 in prizes, 40 categories of fish and prizes three deep, almost everyone is a winner. As an “everyman’s” tournament, it allows your catch to be from shore, a boat, bridge or dock. Tiny pinfish, croakers and even blue crab can qualify. A portion of the ticket sales goes to Operation ReConnect.  CLICK HERE   


AFC MOBILE SOCCER vs REAL UNITED FC- Sat 7pm, Lipscomb Athletic Complex, Michael Blvd, Mobile

AFC Mobile – Mobile, Alabama’s soccer team – is dedicated to providing the people of Mobile, Alabama 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 BASEBALL vs BILOXI SHUCKERSSun 5:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

The Blue Wahoos kick off a 5-game homestand against Biloxi with Family Sunday at the ballpark- kids can enjoy running the bases and family toss every Sunday.  CLICK HERE   



MOVIES:


ADRIFT (PG13)Based on the true story of survival, a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. Stars  Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Grace Palmer


ACTION POINT (R)A daredevil designs and operates his own theme park with his friends. Stars 

 Johnny Knoxville, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Susan Yeagley


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