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Best Bets For The Weekend, March 25-March 27

AZALEA TRAIL RUN- Sat 8am- 10K; 8:15am- 5K; 9:30am- 2K, downtown Mobile

Mobile's Azalea Trail Run will celebrate 44 years of running the streets of Mobile at its blooming best - join us! The Azalea Trail Run offers USATF certified 10K and 5K race courses, plus a 2K Fun Run/Walk. All races start and finish in downtown MobileCLICK HERE  

ELBERTA GERMAN SAUSAGE FESTIVAL- Sat 8am-5pm, Elberta Town Park, Hwy 98

The sausage festival is a town fund-raiser, spearheaded by Elberta's Volunteer Fire Department. The festival has over 200 arts and crafts booths, live music (polka, country, contemporary and German music), carnival rides, and they cook up approx. 6,000 lbs of Elberta German Sausage per festival.  CLICK HERE  

LAINEY WILSON- Fri 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile

Winner of the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artist! CLICK HERE

CODY JOHNSON with special guests EASTON CORBIN and IAN MUNSICK- Sat 7pm, Amphitheater at The Wharf, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE  

DWIGHT YOAKAM with special guests SUGARCANE JANE- Sat 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE   

KENNY G- Sun 7:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE  

MOBILE BALLET presents PETER PAN- Sat 2:30pm and 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Civic Center

Peter Pan will take audiences to the magical island of Neverland in a delightful fantasy adventure! Peter Pan is a timeless story that comes to life onstage with stellar guest artists, the outstanding Mobile Ballet Company, captivating sets and costumes, and mesmerizing video projections. CLICK HERE    


MOBILE OPERA presents TOSCA- Fri 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, The Temple Downtown, downtown Mobile

Tosca is nothing short of an emotional roller coaster. No opera is more intensely engaging. Drawing us into this gripping plot is the richly romantic music of Puccini in his most dramatic and cinematic score. CLICK HERE 


DOWNTOWN CAJUN COOK-OFF - Sat 10am-2pm, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

Teams from some of the area’s best local restaurants and businesses will be cooking up your favorite Cajun dishes. You can sample as many as you want and vote for your favorites. There will also be live music and other activities. This event is a major fundraiser for the Child Advocacy Center, which coordinates services for children who have been abused.  CLICK HERE  

DAUPHIN ISLAND NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL- Sat 9am-5pm, Dauphin Island Indian Shell Mound Park, #2 Iberville Drive

Celebrate the Native American heritage of Dauphin Island and surrounding areas dating back to 1100 AD! Experience "of the period" hands-on demonstrations of Native American arts and crafts such as pottery, weaving, and canoe carving. Living historians and storytellers will exhibit 18th and 19th century Creek hunting camps and tell fascinating stories about Native Americans and the French who made port on Dauphin Island in 1699. The Festival will be a fun and educational experience for the entire family! Food and traditional arts and crafts will be available for purchase. CLICK HERE  

ST PAWTY’S DAY- Sat 1pm- 4:30pm, OWA, Foley

This is a family-friendly event featuring music, dog adoptions, a dog kissing photo booth, pet parade, and costume contest located on the OWA Island! CLICK HERE   


AUBREIGH’S ARMY LEMON FACE GALA - Sat 6:30pm, MacQueen Alumni Center on the University of South Alabama Campus

Aubreigh Nicholas was a brave and fierce fighter during her 11-month battle with DIPG – the deadliest form of brain cancer. During her fight, Aubreigh’s spirit shined, and she started the Lemon Face Challenge, which went viral all over the world. March 28th would have been her 15th Birthday. Let’s celebrate Aubreigh at this wonderful event and keep her legacy going. This group will keep fighting and continue to fund research for DIPG. They’ve joined the DIPG Collaborative, a national organization of foundations to come together to find treatment, and ultimately a cure for DIPG.  CLICK HERE   

CICLOVIA PENSACOLA- Sat 10am-3pm, downtown Pensacola

This event closes major streets in downtown Pensacola to motorized traffic and opens them up for people to ride bikes, walk, run, play, or whatever moves them! Come join in on the fun! CLICK HERE  

PERDIDO KEY CRAFT AND FOOD TRUCK FEST- Sun 11am-7pm, Southwest Escambia Sports Center, Pensacola

Food Trucks, Vendors, Live Music, Bounce House and More!  CLICK HERE   

THRILLVILLE- March 17-March 27, Open at 5pm Mon-Fri, Open at 1pm Sat/Sun, Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile

World-class entertainment including the Sea Lion Splash, Aquatic Acrobatics, and the High Flying Pages. There will be over 30 amusement rides, fair food, games and so much moreCLICK HERE   

LEGENDS IN CONCERT presents LEGENDS OF COUNTRY- February 9 – May 29, Legends in Concert Theater, OWA, Foley

Wednesday through Saturday at 7:00pm in February, Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm in March, with a weekend matinee performance on Sunday at 3pm.

This new production is more spectacular than ever with dazzling tributes to Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Garth Brooks and Elvis. (Elvis tribute artist fans around the country will recognize Patrick Dunn, recently crowned 2021 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion from Elvis Week in Memphis.) CLICK HERE   

RING OF FIRE- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm, Joe Jefferson Playhouse, Mobile

Make plans to come see this fun upbeat musical about the life of Johnny Cash, featuring 39 of his songs! CLICK HERE  

Low Section Of Marathon Runners Competing At Park

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