Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events, 7/19-7/21



ALABAMA DEEP SEA FISHING RODEO- Thurs (Liar’s Contest) 6pm; Fri 5am-Sun 5pm (Fishing), ADSFR site, Dauphin Island

The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a Project of the Mobile Jaycees, is the largest fishing tournament in the world, attracting over 3,000 anglers and 75,000 spectators. The Liar’s Contest kicks things off Thursday. There will be live music at the Rodeo site through the weekend, including Rollin’ In the Hay (Thurs, after Liar’s Contest); The Molly Ringwalds (Fri 7:30pm); and The Red Clay Strays (Sat 5pm). CLICK HERE

LUKE BRYAN with COLE SWINDELL, JON LANGSTON, and DJ ROCK- Fri/Sat 7pm, Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE

WWE SUPERSLAM HEATWAVE TOUR- Sun 5pm, Pensacola Bay Center

See The New Day's Kofi Kingston vs Kevin Owens for the WWE Championship! Roman Reigns returns to Pensacola for the first time in five years to face Drew McIntyre! CLICK HERE 

APOLLO 11 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION- Sat 10am-2pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

The Exploreum Science Center will have space themed activities for all ages. Build your own rocket, explore the Star Lab, watch Apollo 11 Mission clips in the Dome Theater and much more. AirBus Foundation Discovery Space Mission to the Moon activities and NASA activities throughout! CLICK HERE

APOLLO 11 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION- Sat/Sun 9am-5pm, National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola Naval Air Station

For the entire weekend, visitors who make a $25 donation will receive a limited edition Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin plus admission to the Giant Screen Theater’s “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition” and a ride on the new Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Attraction. There will also be a Space Explorers activity for children. CLICK HERE   

SUMMER CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES: DIRTY DANCING- Thurs 7pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, downtown Mobile

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray. 

Get a free popcorn when you donate school supplies to Lifelines CounselingCLICK HERE

SUMMER CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES: HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE- Sun 3pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, downtown Mobile

An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world. Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris.

Get a free popcorn when you donate school supplies to Lifelines Counseling. CLICK HERE

SAENGER CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES: BABES IN ARMS (1939)- Sat 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

A group of vaudevillians struggling to compete with talkies hits the road hoping for a comeback. Frustrated to be left behind, all of their kids put on a show themselves to raise money for the families and to prove they've got talent, too. Stars Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland CLICK HERE

HILL-KELLY MOVIES IN THE PARK SERIES: AVENGERS INFINITY WAR (PG13)- Fri 7:50pm, Pensacola Community Maritime Park

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 availableCLICK HERE

DAUPHIN STREET VAULT- Sat 10am-10pm, 250 block of Dauphin Street, downtown Mobile

The Dauphin Street Vault is a not-for-profit grassroots event to raise awareness for the pole vault and create an opportunity for spectators to see the event up close. Whether you're competing in the event or just watching, you'll enjoy the block party atmosphere. CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA RUNNING OF THE BULLS- Sat 9am, Seville Quarter, downtown Pensacola

The tribute to Pensacola’s Spanish heritage is a safer reenactment of Pamplona, Spain’s Bull Run. Instead of participants chased by angry horned bulls, the Seville Quarter Encierro features the Pensacola Roller Gurlz as well as other ladies from roller-derby leagues as the “Bulls”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 more. CLICK HERE

FRIDAY AT THE FIREHOUSE- Fri 5:30pm-7pm, Crichton Station, 200 Davenport Ave., Mobile

Friday At The Firehouse is an open-house-style evening of family fun! You will have the chance to tour the stations, explore the fire engines, and meet Mobile Fire-Rescue crews. There will also be coloring stations and kids games. CLICK HERE 

JELLY ROLL- Thurs 9pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

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



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

BLUES ANGEL MUSIC BLUES ON THE BAY: CROSS TOWN- Sun 6pm-8pm, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

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 public. CLICK HERE

OLIVER! - Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Playhouse in the Park, Langan Municipal Park, Mobile

Come join Oliver and Dodger as they sing and dance In Lionel Bart's Broadway musical based on Charles Dicken's novel. CLICK HERE

ONCE UPON A SHOE- Sat 10am and 3pm; Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

Mother Goose sadly announces to her children that they must leave their home—a large, comfortable shoe—and move to an old sneaker "across the tracks." The children decide to "put on a show" to save their shoe, and in the best Garland and Rooney tradition, they proceed to enact eight of Mother Goose's best poems.  CLICK HERE   

DEAD ACCOUNTS- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Theatre 98, Fairhope

Jack’s unexpected return from Manhattan to his parents’ Cincinnati home throws his family into a frenzy, and his sister Lorna needs answers. Is he coming home or running away? Where is his wife everyone hates? And how did he get all that money? CLICK HERE

MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL vs BILOXI SHUCKERS- Thurs 6:35pm; Fri/Sat 7:05pm; Sun 1:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

Promotions include Thirsty Thursday, Friday Night Fireworks and Sunday Funday. CLICK HERE  

ASBA SOFTBALL - Thurs/Fri 5pm and 7pm; Sun 5pm and 7pm, Pat Hicks Field, Satsuma High School

This is the 2nd season of the American Softball Association, a professional softball league made up of 4 teams, with players from around the country (as well as local players from South Alabama and UWF!). 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 LION KING (PG)- After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. Starring the voices of Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen

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