Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events, 6/7-6/9



6th Annual DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL- Sat 7am-2pm, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

55 teams (including Team iHeart Rowdeo) will be racing 46-foot long Hong Kong-style dragon boats at the Battleship, to benefit Fuse Project. #PaddleAtTheBattle! If you're not a paddler, you will still find activities including food, games, shopping, and of course, spectating! CLICK HERE

HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH with special guest BARENAKED LADIES- Thurs 7:30pm, The Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE

EVERBLUE ARTS FESTIVAL: All events at Everblue Acres, County Rd 3, Fairhope

Featuring performing arts events for the whole family and some of the most memorable music and theatre known today, the Everblue Arts Festival will present the hit musical Sister Act, An Evening of Frank Sinatra, The Marlow Boys Live, and Cabaret Under the Stars as part of its 2019 inaugural season June 1-10 at Everblue Acres in Fairhope. CLICK HERE

An Evening of Frank Sinatra- Wed 7:30pm

The Marlow Boys Live- Thurs 7:30pm

Sister Act- Sat 7:30pm (SOLD OUT)

BLUES ON THE BAY: BRING ON THE BENJAMINS & CLASSIC JUNE- 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. Concerts are free and open to the publicCLICK HERE  

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI SUMMER FAIR- Thurs June 6- Sunday June 16, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

Each June the grounds of the Coliseum come alive with heart pounding rides, amazing free shows, live music, games and delicious food. Returning this year, Close Encounters of the Exotic Kind, Extreme Illusions & Escapes starring Josh Knotts & Lea and Show-Me Safari Petting Zoo & Swine Races! A new attraction this year is The 3 Ring Super Circus. CLICK HERE

MJ LIVE- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR, starring The Turtles; Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night; Gary Puckett & The Union Gap; The Buckinghams; The Classics IV; The Cowsills - Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

LUNARO CIRQUE STYLE EXTRAVAGANZA - Sat June 8- Wed Aug 7, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE


THE MOLLY RINGWALDS - Sat 10:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

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

Enjoy local art and local music, as well as refreshments, at various venues throughout downtown Fairhope. Start your Art Walk at the Eastern Shore Art Center for their new exhibits and live music. CLICK HERE 

FRIDAY AT THE FIREHOUSE- Fri 5:30pm-7pm, - Willett Fire Station, 1004 S. Broad St., Mobile

Join Mobile Fire-Rescue as they open the doors to a different fire station each week through August 30th. Tour the stations, explore the fire engines and meet the crews. There will also be coloring stations and kids games. CLICK HERE

MARKET IN THE PARK- Saturdays through July 27th, 7:30am-12:00noon, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

Each year, the Mobile Arts Council and the City of Mobile Special Events Department work together to produce Market in the Park. Each week, the market features live musical performances, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts produced by local artisans, and locally grown produce, seafood, cheese and eggs, honeys, flowers and plants, baked goods, pasta, and moreCLICK HERE

MARKET AT THE PILLARS- Sun 12noon-4pm, The Pillars, Government St, Mobile

Shop Local farmers, crafters, bakers and makers. Local eats & live music, with a Bloody Mary & Mimosa bar. Pet friendly and kid approved! CLICK HERE   

AFC MOBILE SOCCER vs GULF COAST RANGERS- Sat 6:30pm (pregame), 7pm (kickoff), Lipscomb Athletic Complex, Michael Blvd, Mobile

Come out and support Mobile’s minor league soccer team! Tickets are $10 and kids 12 & under are admitted free. CLICK HERE

MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL vs BIRMINGHAM BARONS- Fri/Sat 7:05pm, Sun 2:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile

Promotions include Friday Night Fireworks; Justin Upton Bobblehead Night on Saturday; and Sunday Funday. CLICK HERE   

KISER MYREE MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT- Saturday, Mobile Big Game Fishing Club, Orange Beach

Two weigh stations will be open Saturday from 12noon-5pm at Orange Beach Marina and Pelican Pub on Dauphin Island. Proceeds benefit Wilmer Hall Children’s Home. CLICK HERE

HELLO, DOLLY!- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Joe Jefferson Playhouse

Matchmaker Dolly Levi is a widow, and a professional meddler. But everything changes when she decides the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. CLICK HERE

FOREVER PLAID- June 1-28; Tues-Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm, George C Meyer Performing Arts Center, Gulf Shores

The University of Alabama’s theatre department follows the journey of Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie as they form their band “Forever Plaid” before they meet a tragic ending from which they return via the holes in the ozone for one final performance.  CLICK HERE  

SCHOOL OF ROCK- Wed/Thurs/Fri 7:30pm, The Steeple, downtown Mobile

The Facility for Performing Arts Creative Training, better known as The PACT, presents School of Rock: The Musical, a two-hour, two-act musical that follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. 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


THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (PG) - Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day. Features the voices of Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford, Tiffany Haddish, Eric Stonestreet

DARK PHOENIX (PG13) - Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world. Stars Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy

LATE NIGHT (R) - A late-night talk-show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show. Stars Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow

BHARAT- At the cusp of India's birth as an Independent nation, a family makes an arduous journey to freedom at a cost. A young boy Bharat, makes a promise to his Father that he will keep his family together no matter what. Stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover

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