Best Bets

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, Mar 1- Mar 3

4th Annual BEERS & BLOOMS FESTIVAL- Sat 12 noon-6pm, Bellingrath Gardens & Home, Theodore

Bellingrath’s Beers & Blooms is an all-day craft beer festival and concert series on the Great Lawn at the heart of the Gardens. Hear great music from local bands and sample a wide variety of craft brews, plus enjoy a variety of food trucks and local vendors, all in the beautiful surroundings of the springtime Gardens.  CLICK HERE    

SOULS OF TIME- Fri 7pm, Mobile Civic Center

SOULS OF TIME, a musical drama written and composed by Mobilians, is a story that follows a young girl named Jade, residing in Mobile in 2020 before the Pandemic. Living with her emotionally abusive mother and younger brother in the Down the Bay community, Jade struggles with self-acceptance and self-love. Through an unexplained turn of events, she is transported to 1963, living in the body of Mary-Ann Thomas, a 15-year-old girl who lived in the same house 57 years earlier. She experiences firsthand the challenges of Black people in Mobile County during the height of segregation, subsequently learning about herself, her culture, the history of Mobile County and Alabama, and her inner-generational resilience.  CLICK HERE   


FLOYD NATION- Sat 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

Floyd Nation is a U.S.-based Pink Floyd Tribute Band that performs all of your favorite hits. You’ll be immersed in sound, lights and lasers as they take you on an epic journey, bringing back your best memories of some of the most iconic music ever produced.  CLICK HERE    

KEVIN JAMES- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Biloxi, CLICK HERE

BABYFACE - Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

MOZART, MAHLER & MENDELSSOHN - Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Join the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra for an exploration of metaphorical light and darkness through the works of musical giants. CLICK HERE    

ROYAL HANNEFORD CIRCUS - Fri March 1- Sun March 10, weeknights at 7pm; Sat/Sun 1pm, 4pm and 7pm The Grounds, West Mobile

The Royal Hanneford Circus is proud to present an all new show UNDER THE BIG TOP at the Grounds. Come along & enjoy an incredible circus performance for the whole family!  CLICK HERE   

GULF COAST RENAISSANCE FAIRE & PIRATE FESTIVAL- Sat/Sun 10am-5pm, Santa Rosa Fairgrounds, Milton

Each year on the first weekend in March The Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair is celebrated as a fun and learning experience of the middle ages. It is a time when young and old dress up as Renaissance characters (not required) and head out for a an exciting weekend full of history, music, food, arts, crafts, and games. Guest celebrities include actor Richard Tyson and author John T Wayne (actor John Wayne’s grandson).  CLICK HERE   

LEGO NIGHT- LEGO BUILDING COMPETITION- Fri 6pm-8pm, Exploreum Science Center, Downtown Mobile

Designed to spark the creativity of young builders aged 4 to 13, LEGO Night promises an evening packed with excitement, contests and prizes.

The theme of this year's competition is Dr. Seuss! The competition will challenge your child with a Dr. Seuss-themed build. Children are welcome to come to the event in their best Dr. Seuss attire, as many schools will be celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday that day with Dr. Seuss costumes. CLICK HERE   

FREE FIRST SUNDAY- Sun 1pm-5pm, History Museum of Mobile, Downtown Mobile

Visit any time from 1 - 5 p.m. and enjoy free admission into the History Museum of Mobile and Colonial Fort Conde.  CLICK HERE  

19th Annual TEE OFF FORE A CURE- Fri 6:30 (pre-party); Sat 9am (shotgun start), Lakewood Golf Club, Grand Hotel, Point Clear

Join the swing of things and tee up for a good cause! 

Sign up for a team and help raise money to support the fight against pediatric cancer! The 19th annual Tee Off Fore A Cure event begins with a pajama pre-party Friday night. Teams will have a shotgun start Saturday at 9 a.m.   CLICK HERE    

DIABETES WALK FOR CAMP SEALE HARRIS- Sat 9am-12noon, Downtown OWA, OWA Parks & Resort, Foley

The event will feature music, food, and fun for everyone! This event not only raises awareness of Type 1 diabetes but also serves as a fundraising opportunity for Camp Seale Harris’s camps for kids with Type-1 Diabetes. CLICK HERE    

MOBILE OPERA SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA- Sun 3pm, Bragg Mitchell Mansion, Springhill Avenue, Mobile

Join Mobile Opera for afternoon tea with guest speaker Scott Wright, sharing the story of Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser, the founder of Mobile Opera. Mobile Opera’s Young Artists will provide musical entertainment. Hats are encouraged. CLICK HERE    

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

Friday night is another Small Dog Race Night and Saturday is Bushwackers Night.  CLICK HERE    

Boy playing with LEGO bricks

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