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Check your Best Bets before you make your weekend plans, so you don't miss out! We've got local events, concerts and more all along the Gulf Coast.Full Bio


Best Bets for the Weekend, Sept 8- Sept 10

USA JAGS FOOTBALL vs SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA - Sat 4pm Kickoff, ESPN+, Hancock Whitney Stadium, USA campus, Mobile

This is the home opener for the Jags. Parking and tailgating open at 8am. Kid Zone opens at 1pm. Jag Prowl is at 1:50.

Gameday info, including clear bag policy, HERE

Listen to the Jags all season on 96.1 The Rocket, Sports Talk 99.5 and the free iHeartradio app. Pre-game show starts 2 hours before kickoff. CLICK HERE  

ALABAMA vs TEXAS- Sat 6pm, Tuscaloosa, ESPN, CLICK HERE   


FLORIDA STATE vs SOUTHERN MISS- Sat 7:30pm, Tallahassee, ACC Network, CLICK HERE 

FLORIDA vs McNEESE- Sat 6:30pm, Gainesville, ESPNU, CLICK HERE 

UWF @ McKENDREE- Sat 1pm, Lebanon, IL, CLICK HERE   

OUT OF THE DARKNESS PENSACOLA WALK- Sat 9am Check in; 10am Walk, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

Walk with us to fight suicide! The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. Help spread awareness and understanding, send the message that help is available, and raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. CLICK HERE   

BULLS ON THE BEACH- ***FRIDAY & SATURDAY ARE SOLD OUT ***Thurs/Fri/Sat, Arena opens at 6PM with live music, Bull Riding from 8PM - 9PM, Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

Three nights of live rodeo action at the World Famous Flora-Bama featuring Professional Bull Riders from all around the country! 

Thursday night is kids night! Kids can participate in a Coloring Contest Bike Giveaway for both a lucky little boy and girl. CLICK HERE   

JIMMY BUFFETT HOMETOWN SECOND LINE PARADE- Sun 3pm, gather at Riverview Plaza; 4pm, Second Line down Dauphin Street to Moe’s Original BBQ

Come dressed in your best Parrot Head attire or Jimmy Buffett inspired costumes and be prepared to dance in the street behind Blow House Brass Band. CLICK HERE   

BLUES ON THE BAY: ASTRONAUTS - 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  

EMERALD COAST BEER FESTIVAL- Fri 5:30pm-8:30pm, Seville Quarter, Pensacola

 The largest and longest-running Beer Fest in Northwest Florida includes over 200 craft beers to sample, food vendors, mead, and live music. Organized by Escambia Bay Homebrewers. CLICK HERE    

MOVIES IN THE PARK: THE LITTLE MERMAID (2023)- THURS 6pm, Tricentennial Park (2121 Lake Dr)

Movies In The Park is a free event that will happen every Thursday in Fall! 8 Movies in 8 Parks! Bring your blankets, chairs, and coolers for a Movie Night with Us! All Events Start at 6PM. Movies Play at Dark.  CLICK HERE   

LODA ARTWALK CELEBRATES DISNEY!- Fri 6pm-9pm, Lower Dauphin Arts District, Downtown Mobile

Join us as we celebrate all things, Disney! Dress up in your favorite Disney gear and have your crowns and tiaras ready for a night of magical memories! There will be music, fun, photo ops, and a few of our magical friends. CLICK HERE    

ROLL MOBILE SKATE NIGHT-  Fri 6pm-9pm, Bienville Square, downtown Mobile

Mobile Parks & Recreation is closing off the streets and turning Bienville Square into a giant roller rink, complete with lights and a live DJ! Bring your skates or bring a chair to watch! Roller skates and roller blades only. CLICK HERE   

SATURDAYS AT THE COOP!- Sat 7pm-10pm, **NEW LOCATION** Mardi Gras Park, downtown Mobile

Relax and enjoy evenings under the stars with live musical entertainment from Honeydaze (Smooth Vintage). Bring chairs, blankets, and your favorite cooler for an evening under the stars! Free event. CLICK HERE   

PAW PATROL LIVE!- Sat 11am and 3pm; Sun 12 noon and 4pm; Pensacola Bay Center

X barks the spot in PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure!” 

It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map! The pups will need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including some help from the newest pup Tracker! CLICK HERE   

MOBILE BRICK CONVENTION- Sat/Sun 10am-1pm, and 2pm-5pm, Mobile Civic Center

BRICK CONVENTION is filled with interactive, creative and educational activities for the whole family! Enjoy hands-on educational fun for all ages: Building Zones, dozens of large-scale and miniature LEGO models and displays, professional LEGO artists, vendors selling anything and everything LEGO and much more! CLICK HERE   

5th Annual BLACK TIE BINGO- Sat 7pm-10pm, Daphne Civic Center

Come spend the evening with us for a great cause- kids with cancer! Enjoy live music, food, drinks, bingo and more, to benefit the Berry Strong Foundation, raising funds for childhood cancer research and supporting local families in Baldwin County whose children are currently undergoing cancer treatments.  CLICK HERE   

85 SOUTH LIVE - Sat 7pm, Mobile Civic Center

The 85 South Show unites three of America's funniest, talented, and most fearless comedians - DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean. CLICK HERE  


CURREN$Y- Fri 9:30pm, Soul Kitchen, Downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   

MIKE EPPS - Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

TRACE ADKINS- Sat 9pm, Wind Creek Casino Amphitheater, Atmore, CLICK HERE   

HARDWIRED - A METALLICA TRIBUTE - Fri/Sat 7pm, OWA Theater, OWA Parks & Resort, Foley, CLICK HERE   

CITY OF GULF SHORES SUNSET SERIES: FLOW TRIBE- Thurs 6pm-8pm, Gulf Place, Gulf Shores

These free concerts consist of live music overlooking our beautiful white-sand beaches at sunset. Bring your blanket and lawn chair! CLICK HERE    

BANDS ON THE BLACKWATER: CASEY KEARNEY- 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  

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   

BEYOND VAN GOGH: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE- ***ENDS SATURDAY*** 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   

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