Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 4/12- 4/14

4/12 - 4/14



Free admission. Fans and kids can meet the players and coaches after the game & get autographs. Plus, everyone who attends will receive a voucher that can be redeemed at any Jags baseball or softball game this season. Game will air on 99.5 The Jag. CLICK HERE

SOUTHSOUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL- Fri-Sun, Cathedral Square and various downtown Mobile venues

SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival is the first festival in the country dedicated to showcasing the best emerging and independent Southern music and art. CLICK HERE

BALDWIN COUNTY STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL- Sat/Sun 9am-5pm, Loxley Municipal Park

Family fun event with strawberry shortcake, entertainment, crafts, carnival, car show and tractor show. Proceeds benefit ARC of Baldwin County and Loxley Elementary School. CLICK HERE

MPD 4th Annual CHILI COOK-OFF- Sat 11:30am-2pm, Mardi Gras Park, downtown Mobile

Teams of police officers will compete against each other with their best chili recipes. Proceeds benefit the Mobile Law Enforcement Foundation and MPD Crime Prevention Unit. CLICK HERE

BELLINGRATH EASTER EGG HUNT and BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY- Sat 8am (Breakfast); 9am (Hunt), Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

Thousands of Easter eggs will decorate the luxurious Great Lawn for children to scurry and collect, plus other “eggtivities.” Hunt times based on age. New this year: A continuous Easter Egg Hunt for children with disabilities from 9 to 10:30 a.m. NOTE: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is nearly sold out! CLICK HERE 

THE GREAT EXPLOREUM EASTER EGG HUNT- Sat 10am-2pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Doors open at 9; hunt begins promptly at 10 for an incredible 10,000 eggs filled with lots of fun prizes for everyone! Special appearance by the Easter Bunny and lots of games and prizes to give away. CLICK HERE 

EASTER EGG HUNT AT THE WHARF- Sat 11:30am, The Wharf, Marina Lawn, Orange Beach

The Marina Lawn will be speckled with nearly 5,000 colorful eggs for youngsters to claim including 4 golden eggs! A wide variety of kids’ activities will be offered on-site, including face painting, a bouncy house, giant coloring sheets, cookies and more! CLICK HERE

DAPHNE EASTER EGG HUNT- Sat 11am-2pm, Trione Sports Complex, Daphne

Enjoy hunt hunts, inflatables and games! Hunt times determined by child’s age. CLICK HERE

COTTONTAIL EXPRESS AT WALES WEST- Sat/Sun 11am-4pm (thru April 20th), Wales West RV Park and Light Railway, Silverhill AL

Always a family favorite, a ride on real train is only one part of an experience that includes an Easter egg hunt, treats and refreshments, and a visit with the Easter Bunny. CLICK HERE

TWERK FEST 6- Fri 9pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

Twerk Fest 6, the Official Kickoff Party for Biloxi Black Beach Weekend!!! Twerk Fest is the reason Biloxi Black Beach is known as the livest Party in the South. CLICK HERE 

5th Annual GULF COAST SPRING FEST- Sat 7:30pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi


JOAN BAEZ- Sat 7pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE

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

DANE COOK (for mature audiences)- Fri 7pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE  

LIVE AT FIVE COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES presents ROMAN STREET - Fri 5pm-7pm, Halstead Amphitheater (Coastal Alabama Community College), Fairhope, CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA CIVIC BAND presents A NIGHT OF GERSHWIN- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

A Night of Gershwin" features some of the most beloved music from George and Ira Gershwin. CLICK HERE

USA OPERA presents THE ELIXIR OF LOVE- Fri 7:30pm; Sun 3pm, Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, USA campus

Girl is rich, she's beautiful, she's smart. Boy is poor, he's not too bright, and he's hopelessly in love with her. Enter a pompous sergeant who immediately proposes to the girl, and a snake oil salesman who promises the girl's love in one day if the boy buys and takes his special elixir. CLICK HERE 

USS ALABAMA REUNION- Sat 8am-5pm, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

The USS Alabama welcomes her original crewmen back for their annual reunion. To help celebrate, there will be living history crews aboard the USS ALABAMA and USS DRUM; the Black Ducks WWII airplanes landing on the field and flying maneuvers, concerts by the Blue Anchor Belles, and the Dixie Division Military Vehicle Car Show. CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL vs JACKSONVILLE JUMBO SHRIMP- Wed/Thurs/Fri 6:35pm; Sat 6:05pm, Sun 1:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

Promotions include Thirsty Thursday, Fireworks Saturday, Family Sunday. CLICK HERE

GENGHIS KHAN: THE GREAT CIVILIZER- Sat Jan 26- 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


HELLBOY (R) - Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. Stars David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane

MISSING LINK (PG)- Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.  Stars Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, Zoe Saldana

LITTLE (PG13)- A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear. Stars Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Marsai Martin

MIA AND THE WHITE LION (PG)- A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub. Stars Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood

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