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Best Bets for the Weekend, Aug 25- Aug 27

JASON ALDEAN with special guests Mitchell Tenpenny, Corey Kent + Dee Jay Silver - Sat 7:30pm, Wharf Amphitheatre, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE   

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND- Sun 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE   

25th Annual DAUPHIN STREET BEER FESTIVAL- Sat 6pm-9pm, Downtown Mobile

42 beers. 14 venues. One epic evening! Discover the wide array of unique beers you can sample at this year’s festival. Fourteen venues within the LoDa entertainment district are participating this year. Put on your walking shoes and visit all your favorites. CLICK HERE   

COUSINNNN, A LITTY COOKOUT EXPERIENCE- Sat 1pm-8pm, Arlington Park, Mobile

This is the littiest cookout you’ve ever attended! It celebrates culture, tradition, and just an all around family affair. You can expect somebody’s son to have the grill blazing, the spades table to be in full effect, and a multitude of lawn games waiting on you to loosen up + have some fun!  CLICK HERE   

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE- Fri 6pm-10pm, Medal of Honor Park, Mobile

A free, family evening of Live Rock & Reggae Music! Performances By: The Rock Mob Band; Ambush Reggae Band; and DJ WizKid. Pick up some food & drinks on your way to the park and enjoy a picnic under the stars! Bring your own blankets and chairs.  CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA TOUCH-A-TRUCK - Sat 11am-4pm, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

Pensacola Touch-a-Truck & Career Expo is the LARGEST gathering of trucks, tractors, heavy machinery, military, police, fire and EMS apparatuses Pensacola has EVER seen! Touch-a-Truck exists to allow kids, teens and adults an opportunity to become familiar with service industry careers by offering an educational opportunity to explore and to interact with the people who build, protect, and serve the Gulf Coast. CLICK HERE    

HOOKED ON A CURE- Fri-Sun, Bear Point Harbor, Orange Beach

Hooked on a Cure is a fundraiser to benefit cancer patients from the Alabama Gulf Coast who are treated at Children’s of Alabama. Captains meeting is Friday, with teams setting sail Saturday and Sunday. It’s a family-friendly event, with live music at the weigh-in Sunday from 4 to 8pm. CLICK HERE   


THE BREAKFAST CLUB- Thurs 7pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

SMOKEY & THE BANDIT - Sun 3pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

Tickets may be purchased at the box office only. There are no online sales. The box office opens 2 hours prior to each film. You are encouraged to bring a donation item for United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile when you attend. Just drop your item off at the table in the lobby as you head for the popcorn! CLICK HERE   


SHAUN OF THE DEAD- Thurs 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre 

THE BIG LEBOWSKI- Sat 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE   

BLUES ON THE BAY: BAY BRIDGE BAND- 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. Pack your coolers, bring your lawn chairs and join us at the Hunter Amphitheater. CLICK HERE  

JURASSIC QUEST- Fri 12n-8pm; Sat 9am-8pm; Sun 9am-7pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

Jurassic Quest is the world’s largest, most popular Dino event with unique and exciting experiences for the whole family. Observe the herd of life size animatronic dinosaurs including Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, and an INCREDIBLE T-Rex! CLICK HERE   

BACK-N-BLACK, THE ULTIMATE AC/DC EXPERIENCE- Fri/Sat 7pm, OWA Theater, OWA Parks & Resort, Foley, CLICK HERE    

GINUWINE- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE  

THE HIDING PLACE: THE MUSICAL- Thurs 7pm, Rex Theatre, Downtown Pensacola

Based on the classic book by Corrie ten Boom, this musical tells the true story of a simple family who hid Jews in their watch shop in Holland during the Nazi occupation.  CLICK HERE   

LITTLE WARS- Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

This acclaimed all-female drama is set in a country home in the French Alps during the Second World War. A unique dinner party unites celebrated writers Agatha Christie, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Gertrude Stein, and Alice B. Toklas ...along with a mysterious guest! Set during World War II, this gripping play offers a thrilling blend of historical drama and unexpected twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat. CLICK HERE   

VINTAGE MARKET DAYS OF MOBILE- Fri-Sun 10am-4pm, The Grounds, West Mobile

Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, yummy treats, seasonal plantings and a little more. CLICK HERE   

BEYOND VAN GOGH: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE- Sun-Thurs 10am-8pm; Fri/Sat 10am-9pm (August 5th – September 9th), Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds

Step inside the works of post-Impressionist icon Vincent van Gogh! This stunningly exhibition blends over 300 of van Gogh’s most celebrated works with cutting-edge projection technology and a specially curated musical soundtrack to tell the story of one of history’s most enduring and influential artists in a completely unforgettable cinematic multimedia experience. CLICK HERE    

PALAFOX MARKET- Saturdays 9am-2pm, Palafox Market North, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, and Palafox Market South, at Plaza Ferdinand, downtown Pensacola

Fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, fine art and antiques are just a few of the items offered by the local small business owners who share their goods, knowledge and Southern hospitality. CLICK HERE   

Enjoying a cold one!

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