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Best Bets for the Weekend, Feb 9- Feb 11


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 6:30 p.m. - Mystic Stripers Society (Mobile, Route A)


6:30 p.m. - Crewe of Columbus, Krewe de Secondline (Mobile, Route A)

6:45 p.m. - Maids of Jubilee (Fairhope)

7 p.m. - Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Parade (Pensacola)


11 a.m. - Foley Parade (Foley)

12 Noon - Floral Parade, Knights of Mobile, Mobile Mystical Ladies, Order of Angels, Joy of Life (Mobile, Route A)

12 Noon - Krewe of Goats, Prichard Carnival Association (Prichard)

12 Noon - Krewe of Sparta (Saraland) (Look for the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile!)

2 p.m. -Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade (Pensacola)

2 p.m. - Krewe of Mullet Mates (Mullet Point)

5:45 p.m. - Mystics of Time (Mobile, Route H)

6 p.m. - Mystics of Pleasure (Orange Beach)

6:45 p.m. - The Shadow Barons (Daphne)


1 p.m. - Krewe of Wrecks Beach Parade (Pensacola Beach)

1 p.m. - Fort Morgan Parading Society (Fort Morgan) (Look for the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile!)

2 p.m. - King Elexis I Motorcade (Mobile, Route E)

2 p.m. - OWA Mardi Gras Parade & Afterparty (Foley)

2:29 p.m. - Loyal Order of the Fire Truck (Daphne)

2.30 p.m. - Joe Cain Procession (Mobile, Route A)

5 p.m. - Le Krewe de Bienville (Mobile, Route A)



• 11:20 a.m. – Widows Arrival at Church Street Graveyard

• 11:50 a.m. – Arrive at Joe Cain House, 906 Augusta Street

• 12:25 p.m. – Arrive at Malaga Inn

• 2:30 p.m. – The Widows Lead the Joe Cain Procession

JOE CAIN CLASSIC 5K and MOONPIE DASH- Sun 8am, Broad & Canal Streets, Downtown Mobile

Organized by Bay Area Runners, with proceeds to benefit Challenged Athletes. The Post Race Party will be held outside Joe Cain’s House on Augusta Street, a few blocks from the finish line. CLICK HERE  


February LODA ArtWalk is marching to a different beat during Mardi Gras. Join the City of Mobile for a special Art Walk version of Friday Night Live– a family-friendly concert in Mardi Gras Park featuring Six Brass Bands! Bring your dancing shoes, chairs, Mardi Gras umbrellas, and let's have a good time, because you don't want to miss this showcase! CLICK HERE   

USS DONALD COOK ARRIVAL and TOURS- ARRIVAL Fri 11am; TOURS Sat-Mon 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm, Pier 2, Alabama Port Authority, Downtown Mobile

The Mobile Navy League and the City of Mobile are hosting the guided missile destroyer USS DONALD COOK for Mardi Gras. Reservations are not required for public tours of the ship. The public is also invited to attend the welcome ceremony at Pier 2 Friday, Febuary 9 at 11:00 AM. CLICK HERE


JOURNEY, 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR with very special guest TOTO- Fri 7:30pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Pre-party at 4:30pm. Your concert ticket is your entry to the pre-party. CLICK HERE   

TANNER USREY- Thurs 8:30pm, Soul Kitchen, Downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   

STEVE TREVINO- Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Biloxi, CLICK HERE  

313th U.S. ARMY BAND PERFORMANCE- Sun 10am, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Aircraft Pavilion

Come see and hear the the 313th U.S. Army Band perform a patriotic concert in the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion. The concert is free to attend and open to the public. There is a $5 parking fee.  CLICK HERE   

FLORA-BAMA CHILI COOK-OFF- Sat 12 noon-2pm, Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

Taste a variety of chili at the 30th annual cook-off in the Flora-Bama tent. Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.  CLICK HERE   

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME - Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, February 2-18, Pensacola Little Theatre

Set in Swindon and London, the story is visually told through the mind of 15-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone, a mathematical genius with an unspecified autism spectrum disorder. The show is a mystery surrounding the death of Wellington, his neighbor’s dog, after Christopher finds the dog speared with a garden fork.  CLICK HERE   

Mardi Gras

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