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Best Bets

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, Jan 12- Jan 14


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KREWE DE LA DAUPHINE MARDI GRAS PARADE- Sat 1pm, Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, CLICK HERE   

BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY presents JOURNEY’S ESCAPE- Fri 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

The Black Jacket Symphony recreates Journey’s iconic album Escape live in its entirety—note for note, sound for sound—plus a full set of Journey’s greatest hits. CLICK HERE   

COMEDIAN BRIAN REGAN- Sat 7:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE    

WINTER JAM ‘24 - Fri 6pm (pre-show), 7pm Show, USA Mitchell Center, USA campus, Mobile

Christian concert featuring Crowder, Lecrae, Cain, Katy Nichole, Seventh Day Slumber, and NewSong with special guest Joseph O’Brien. $15 donation at the door! No tickets required.  CLICK HERE   

BRIDGE BUILDER CLASSIC-  Mon 11am & 1pm (high school games); 4pm (women’s game); 6:30pm (men’s), USA Mitchell Center, USA campus

This is the third year for the classic featuring the two largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the state of Alabama, the Bulldogs of Alabama A&M University vs. the Hornets of Alabama State University. The women's game is at 4 pm followed by the men's game at 6:30 pm.

Before the big game, four local high schools will take to the court to showcase the local talent. Blount will take on LeFlore at 11 am and following that game, BC Rain will take on Williamson at 1 pm. Don't miss the opportunity to support HBCU Basketball!  CLICK HERE   

BEETHOVEN & BLUE JEANS presented by the PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Whether or not you choose to wear your favorite denim to this concert, join the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra for this annual celebration of Beethoven, anchored by the composer’s Fourth Symphony. CLICK HERE  

OH BOY! LODA ARTWALK CELEBRATES MICKEY MOUSE- Fri 6pm-9pm, Lower Dauphin Arts District, Downtown Mobile

LoDa ArtWalk celebrates all things Mickey Mouse! Wear your favorite Mickey attire and enjoy Mickey crafts, music, photo ops, and more in the Kids Zone on N. Claiborne Street. Come downtown to show your support of local artists, arts organizations, and downtown businesses at this fun, family-friendly event. CLICK HERE

MYSTERY POP-UP EVENT- Sat 6pm-8pm, Red Bar Espresso & Market, Old Shell Rd, Mobile

The City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Dept is excited to host monthly Mystery Pop-Ups in 2024! Every month, there will be a new location and new fun! You'll know the dates, but the details are a MYSTERY!

This first month's theme is Trivia! Get ready for a night packed with fun, trivia and surprises!  CLICK HERE  


WINTER AT THE WHARF: ICE SKATING - Nov 17-Jan 15, Main Street, The Wharf, Orange Beach

Grab a pair of skates and glide, spin or fall into the season by coasting on blades.  CLICK HERE    

MOBILE MARATHON, PRESENTED BY MOBILE INFIRMARY- Sun 7:30am, Church Street next to Mardi Gras Park, Downtown Mobile

The Mobile Marathon will feature Full and Half Marathons, a Team Competition (Full and Half), and a 1.2 Fun Run. All events benefit First Light Community (formerly L'Arche Mobile), an organization providing people with and without intellectual disabilities an opportunity to share life together. CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY- Fri/Sat 7pm, Pensacola Bay Center

The Ice Flyers take on the Roanoke Yard Dawgs, with Hockey Night on Friday (wear your favorite NHL team!) and Weiner Dog Race Night on Saturday!  CLICK HERE  

Marathon Runners close up legs and shoes

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