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Best Bets for the Weekend, Sept 1- Sept 4

76th Annual LABOR DAY PARADE- Mon 10am, Downtown Mobile

Sponsored by AFL-CIO Southwest Alabama Labor Council, to celebrate  America's labor force and their pivotal role in shaping our society. For over 45 years, local paper mill Kimberly Clark has generously donated locally produced, union made paper products for throws, adding an extra touch of joy to this festive occasion. (Yes, you can actually catch toilet paper at this parade!) CLICK HERE  


TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS with special guests THE CASTELLOWS and MUSCADINE BLOODLINE - Sat 7pm, Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE  

THE CHEE WEEZ- Sun 8pm, Hard Rock Biloxi, CLICK HERE  

LIGHT UP LABOR DAY- Sun 6pm-9pm, The Wharf, Orange Beach

Come out for a celebration full of color with DJ Matt. There will be tunes, games + FIREWORKS! Then, stick around for the SPECTRA Laser Light Experience show to follow.  CLICK HERE  

OWA LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY- Fri-Sun, Downtown OWA, OWA Parks & Resort, Foley

Kick off Fall at the Labor Day Weekend Party at OWA, with kids crafts and live music, plus a Hot Dot Eating Contest on Friday and Car Show on Saturday. CLICK HERE   

CINEMAS IN THE SAND: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN - Fri 6:45pm, Gulfside Pavilion, Pensacola Beach

The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) invites families and friends, young and old, to unpack their beach chairs and blankets, dig their toes in the sand, and spend a Friday evening cozied up on Pensacola Beach while enjoying a FREE classic family film. CLICK HERE   


BANDS ON THE BLACKWATER: THE FLAVORS- Fri 7pm-9pm, Jernigan’s Landing, Downtown Milton

Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series held Friday nights in downtown Milton. Pull up your boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great live music! CLICK HERE  

FAIRHOPE FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK- Fri 6pm-8pm, various venues, downtown Fairhope

The event is free and open to the public. Shops and art galleries are open between 6pm and 8pm. Stroll the streets of downtown Fairhope and enjoy special activities and live music. Check out the new exhibit at the Eastern Shore Art Center, Eastern Shore Camera Club 13th Annual Photography Exhibit.  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   

PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL vs CHATTANOOGA- Wed-Fri 6:35pm; Sat 6:05pm; Sun 4:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium, Downtown Pensacola

Promotions include Mullet Thursdays (with FIREWORKS after the game), Giveaway Fridays, Fire Works Saturdays and Military/Family Sundays.  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   

Mobile Labor Day ParadePhoto: Mary Booth iHeart WMXC-FM

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