Best Bets For The Weekend, Apr 2-Apr 4

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE AT BELLINGRATH- Sun 6:30am, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

The service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and is open to everyone in the community. During the service, an offering will be collected to benefit Family Promise of Coastal Alabama, an agency that helps homeless families. There is no admission charge from 6 to 8 a.m. on Easter Sunday. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs, or a blanket; no seating will be providedCLICK HERE   

SUNRISE EASTER SERVICE AT BATTLESHIP PARK- Sun 6:30am, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

We open the gates to the park for our annual Sunrise Easter Service on the banks of Mobile Bay. Government Street Baptist Church hosts the service. Service will be held on the grounds. All denominations welcomed. The public is invited to attend.  CLICK HERE   

COMMUNITY SONRISE SERVICE- Sun 6:15am, Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium

Marcus Pointe Baptist Church invites you BACK to the 2021 Community SonRise Service from inside Blue Wahoos Stadium! Come experience Pensacola's Easter Tradition from beautiful Downtown Pensacola. CLICK HERE  

SEWARD FARMS EASTER EGG HUNT- Sat 10am-3pm, Seward Farms, 

Seward farms offers a safe, fun unique egg hunting experience for children ages 1 to 10 years old. Also included, hayrides, cow trains, jumping pillow,

Yee Haw Slide, Funny Farm Golf (1x), play areas and a visit with the Easter Bunny.  CLICK HERE

FLORA-BAMA EASTER EGG HUNT & KIDS’ FUN DAY- Sat 12noon-3pm, Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

The Flora-Bama tent opens at noon for kids’ Easter arts & crafts, then at 1pm, everyone heads to the beach for the egg hunts. (Bring a basket!) At 1:30, the Easter Bunny skydives onto the beach. Photos with the Easter Bunny begin at 1:45 in the tentCLICK HERE   

WHARF EASTER EGG HUNT- Sat 11:30am, Marina Lawn, The Wharf, Orange Beach (Postponed from last weekend)

Marina Lawn will be speckled with more than 5,000 colorful eggs for youngsters to hunt. There will be separate age group areas designated for the hoppy hunt: 0-2, 3-4, 5-7 and 8-10. A special section for children that are sensory sensitive or have special needs requiring guardian assistance will be available as well. CLICK HERE   

VERY MADD TEA PARTY- Sat 11am, 1pm, 3pm, Downtown OWA, Foley

This unbelievable teatime experience will spotlight a family-friendly live show with an outrageous cast of characters straight out of Wonderland! CLICK HERE  

EASTER AT GULF BREEZE ZOO- Sun 11am-3pm, Gulf Breeze Zoo

Hop on over to Gulf Breeze Zoo for an egg-citing time this Easter! The zoo will be hosting our annual Easter Egg Hunt and will also have face painting, a bounce house, and fun photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny himself! CLICK HERE

COTTONTAIL EXPRESS- Sat 10am-3pm, Wales West Light Railway, Silverhill

Enjoy a family-friendly steam train ride on Dame Ann to meet the Easter Bunny! Travel by train to the “Bunny Hutch” and enjoy an egg hunt, crafts, refreshments, a miniature train ride, hayless hayride and playgrounds. Guests must purchase tickets online before visiting. CLICK HERE 

MOVIES IN THE PARK: HOP- Fri 7:30pm, Michael Figures Park, Mobile

Circles will be laid out so families can enjoy the film while social distancing. The movie will begin promptly at dusk. Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket and refreshments! In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown inside the gym.  CLICK HERE

LEGENDS IN CONCERT: CELEBRATE VEGAS - Wed-Sat 7pm, Sun 3pm, through May 30; OWA Theater, OWA, Foley

Celebrate Vegas will feature four artists that have had the greatest impact on the entertainment capital of the world over the last 60 years. The line-up will include tributes to the stars of the original residencies in Las Vegas, the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra and the King of Rock ‘n Roll, Elvis Presley, as well as the Goddess of Pop, Cher, and Lady Gaga, the hottest ticket on the strip in recent years. CLICK HERE  

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

The Spring Series offers a variety of music from local favorites to national touring bands. Bluegrass, country, blues and rock and roll will be performed on the stage in Downtown Milton. Blankets, chairs, and coolers are welcome. No glass containers are allowed. Dancing is highly encouraged!CLICK HERE   

MUSIC AT MEYER PARK: ADAM HOLT- Thursday 6pm, Meyer Park, Gulf Shores

All Music at Meyer Park concerts are free and open to the public. In the event of rain, the back-up location will be at the Big Beach Brewery. CLICK HERE   

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK- Fri 6pm-8pm, downtown Fairhope

Stroll through downtown and enjoy the work of local artists and musicians at a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. See the newest exhibit at the Eastern Shore Art Center during Artwalk! CLICK HERE

USA JAGUAR BASEBALL vs TROY- Thurs/Fri 6:30pm, Sat 1pm, Stanky Field, USA campus

If you can’t make it to the game, listen to Jags baseball on Sports Talk 99.5 FMCLICK HERE

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY vs BIRMINGHAM BULLS- Thurs 7:05pm; Fri 7:35pm, Pensacola Bay Center 

Thursday is 80’s Night with the Ice Flyers. Friday is Nickelodeon Night, featuring SpongeBob. CLICK HERE   

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