Best Bets

Best Bets

Check your Best Bets before you make your weekend plans, so you don't miss out! We've got local events, concerts and more all along the Gulf Coast.Full Bio


Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 5/24- 5/27

5/24- 5/27


THOMAS RHETT with DUSTIN LYNCH, RUSSELL DICKERSON, RHETT AKINS - Sat/Sun 7pm, Amphitheater at The Wharf, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE  

BUCKCHERRY- Sat 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

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

Be there when over 5,000 beach balls fall from the sky at 6:25pm! (Check your beach ball to see if you win a prize!) There will be dozens of family-friendly activities, including surf simulator, bouncy house, inflatable battle zone, trampoline jumpee, bubble zone, face painting and a loving Kangaroo to pet! Then fireworks at 8:45pm!  CLICK HERE

SPARKS AFTER DARK FIREWORKS SHOW - Mon 8:45pm, The Wharf, Orange Beach

The Sparks After Dark fireworks show will flash to life again this summer! You’ll have a weekly chance to catch the high-flying flickers in action every Monday this summer! CLICK HERE  

S’MORES ON THE SHORE- Thurs 6pm, Gulf Shores Public Beach

Enjoy campfires, music and s’mores at this free family-friendly event. Bring your blankets, chairs, friends and family to join the fun. CLICK HERE

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

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

BALDWIN POPS MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT- Fri 6:30pm, Heritage Park, Foley; and Mon 6:30pm, Henry George Park, Fairhope

Join Baldwin Pops for their Memorial Day concerts, with music to be played in honor of those who have served our country. Bring a chair, blanket, and a picnic for a night with the family. CLICK HERE  

PENSACOLA CIVIC BAND MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT- Mon 5pm, Hunter Amphitheater, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

This concert is an excellent way for area residents, families, and friends to end the Memorial Day holiday weekend and have the opportunity to honor the men and women who have served in the military to maintain our freedom. CLICK HERE


In addition to fun kids activities inside The Park at OWA all weekend long, Saturday welcomes the Tommy Morse Band on OWA’s Island

from 4-7pm for a free concert. Then catch the 8pm GLOWA ( free, family friendly DJ party) performance, followed by Foley’s largest, free firework show at 8:45pm. CLICK HERE 

LULUPALOOZA- Sat 2pm-7pm, Lulu’s Gulf Shores

Revel in a family day filled with non-stop fun, food, and back-to-back live music out on the Crazy Sista Boat Stage. Free concerts all day – Phil & Foster, Lefty Collins, Albert Simpson & John Kulinich, Jimmy Lumpkin & Gypsy Spark, and Adam Holt. CLICK HERE

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



HILL-KELLY MOVIES IN THE PARK: FIELD OF DREAMS- Fri 7:40pm, 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 are shown at the Hunter Amphitheater with grass seating only. Bring picnic baskets. Food trucks available. CLICK HERE

BLUES ANGEL MUSIC’S BLUES ON THE BAY: NOT QUITE FAB- Sun 6pm-8pm, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

Pack your coolers and bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while dancing and listening to some of the region’s best musical talent. The Not Quite Fab Beatles Show is "Your favorite Beatles songs performed live". CLICK HERE

AFC MOBILE SOCCER vs PORT CITY FC- Sat 7pm, Lipscomb Athletic Complex, Michael Blvd, Mobile, CLICK HERE


Don't miss this action packed MMA & Kickboxing event, with kids/teens Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & grappling matches at 5:30 PM and the kickboxing & MMA matches at 7 PM.  CLICK HERE

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

Promotions include Thirsty Thursday; Friday Night Fireworks; Max Scherzer Bobblehead Night on Saturday; Sunday Fun Day. CLICK HERE

THE GREAT INFLATABLE RACE- Sat 9am, The Grounds, Mobile

The Great Inflatable Race, or TGIR (pronounced: tigger), is an obstacle fun run where you make your way through a series of giant inflatable obstacles spread throughout the race course. Get fit, support a good cause, and create epic memories! Proceeds go to further the developments of Safe Harbor Housing. CLICK HERE  

GUYS & DOLLS- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but.  CLICK HERE

PRELUDE TO A KISS- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Theatre 98, Fairhope

At Peter and Rita’s wedding, a mysterious old man insists on kissing the bride. While honeymooning, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. The wedding kiss caused Rita’s soul and the old man’s soul to change places. Peter must track down the old man and free his young love’s spirit trapped in an aging and diseased body before it’s too late. CLICK HERE

SCIENCE FICTION, SCIENCE FUTURE- Sat May 25 - September 2, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Engaging exhibits enable visitors to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts might become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms, and augmented reality. CLICK HERE


ALADDIN (PG)- A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. Stars Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

BOOKSMART (R) - On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night. Stars Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams

BRIGHTBURN (R) - What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? Stars Elizabeth Banks, Jackson A. Dunn, Jennifer Holland

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