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, Oct 13 - Oct 15

BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER- Sat 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

The Black Jacket Symphony recreates The Bee Gees iconic album Saturday Night Fever live in its entirety—note for note, sound for sound—plus a full set of The Bee Gees greatest hits.  CLICK HERE  

YES- Fri 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE  

HARDY with special guests LAINEY WILSON & DYLAN MARLOWE- Sat 7pm, Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE  

PORT CITY BLUES FESTIVAL with Tucka, King George, Calvin Richardson, Willie Clayton, J-Wonn, Pokey Bear & Ronnie Bell-

Sat 7pm, Mobile Civic Center, CLICK HERE   

BERT KREISCHER- Sun 7pm, Mobile Civic Center, CLICK HERE



RODNEY CARRINGTON- Fri 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE     

50th Annual NATIONAL SHRIMP FESTIVAL- Thurs 2pm-10pm, Fri/Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-5pm, Gulf Shores Public Beach, Hwy 59 at 182

For over 50 years this volunteer-driven event has been a tradition on the beautiful beaches of Coastal Alabama. Food, art, and live music featuring Wet Willie with Jimmy Hall on Saturday night. CLICK HERE

TASTE OF THE BEACH- Sat 10am-4pm, Casino Beach Gulfside Pavilion, Pensacola Beach

Taste of the Beach, one of the Pensacola Bay Area’s most beloved annual fall food festivals, is a free, outdoor festival featuring signature dishes made by more than a dozen Pensacola Beach restaurants. 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   

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

LODA ArtWalk Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Join us for an amazing night of Art & Culture! Be sure to visit the Kids Zone to decorate your very own pumpkin! CLICK HERE  

SATURDAYS AT THE COOP- Sat 7pm-10pm, Mardi Gras Park (new location), Downtown Mobile

Relax and enjoy evenings under the stars with LIVE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT! This month it’s Conjunto Tierra Linda (Latin Fest). CLICK HERE 

MOBILE LATIN FEST- Fri 5pm-10pm Cathedral Square; Sat 4pm-9pm, Mardi Gras Park, Downtown Mobile

The Mobile Latin Fest presents a cultural sample of the rich diversity of the Latin countries and helps integrate our communities by promoting mutual understanding. There will be food and arts & crafts vendors, live music, folkloric dances, among many other activities.  CLICK HERE   

GRILLED CHEESE MELTDOWN- Thurs 5pm-8:30pm, Cathedral Square, Downtown Mobile

20+ teams will be competing to see who is really the Big Cheese! This annual event is a fundraiser for the Urban Emporium, Mobile's retail incubator.  CLICK HERE   

OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK- Sun 1pm-4pm, Daphne City Hall, Daphne

Join us in the fight against suicide. The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about. CLICK HERE  

PAWS FOR A CAUSE- Sat 9am-11am, Corinne Jones Park, Downtown Pensacola

The Favor House Pet Walk to End DV (Domestic Violence) event will raise awareness and funds for the pet-friendly shelter and services that serve residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties who are experiencing intimate partner violence. Wolfgang Events will be there with fun activities for pets who love to socialize and play. People and pets are encouraged to dress in Purple to support DV awareness and there will be a costume contest for our furry friends. CLICK HERE  

WOOFSTOCK- Sat 11am-5pm, Oyster City Brewing, Downtown Mobile

Dog Costume Contest! Great Beer! Food! Entertainment! Kids Activities! Wiener dog races! Dog pie eating contest! Free Photo Booth! Plus the popular Dog Pie Eating Contest is back again this year! CLICK HERE  

CINEMAS IN THE SAND: HALLOWEENTOWN - Fri 6:45pm, Gulfside Pavilion, Pensacola Beach

The Santa Rosa Island Authority invites families and friends, young and old, to unpack their beach chairs and blankets, dig their toes in the sand, and spend a Friday evening cozied up on Pensacola Beach while enjoying a FREE classic family film. CLICK HERE   

COUNTRY STAMPEDE FOR ST JUDE- Sat 11am-10pm, 955 Dogtrack Rd, Pensacola

Food, live bands, horse race, bouncy houses and more, to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. CLICK HERE   

SANTA ROSA COUNTY FALL SAFETY FESTIVAL- Thurs 4pm, 4499 Pine Forest Road, Milton

Free helmets with fitting, face painting,games, safety tips, door prizes and giveaways, plus CPR/AED and Basic First Aid mini-training. CLICK HERE   

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR 52ND ANNUAL LAWN PARTY- Sun 10am-4pm, Sacred Heart Residence, 1655 McGill Avenue, Mobile

This event is free and includes live entertainment, homemade baked goods, a hayride, a plant sale, vendors, games, etc. CLICK HERE  

USS ALABAMA BLACKBIRD EXPO- Fri-Sun 8am-5pm, USS Alabama Battleship, Mobile

Mark your calendars for a rare, incredible event at Battleship Memorial Park. Learn about the A-12 and SR-71 from former pilots, mechanics and Reconnaissance Systems Officers (RSOs) of the Blackbird. They will be at the park to hold discussion panels and breakout sessions, 360 cockpit presentation and more. CLICK HERE   

MOVIES IN THE PARK: AIR BUD - Thurs 6pm, Joe Bailey Park (712 Magnolia Road), Mobile

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   

BANDS ON THE BLACKWATER: JARED McCONNELL & THE HIGH ACES- 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  

EDGAR ALLEN POE EXPERIENCE - Thurs-Sat 7pm and 9pm; Sun 7pm, now through Oct 31, Historic Oakleigh House

Venture IF YOU DARE into the mind of the grandfather of the thriller: Edgar Allan Poe as he is admitted into the hospital asylum for his final days. As the doctors and nurses try to subdue Edgar, he sees them transformed before his very eyes into his most iconic characters. You too will experience a maddening visit from The Raven in the night and hear the harrowing story of the Tell Tale heart, become a witness to The Fall of the House of Usher and attend a haunted dinner party hosted by a most mysterious Red Masked Man... are you a guest at Edgar's final soiree or are you a fellow patient in the asylum?  CLICK HERE   


HADJI HAUNTED HOUSE- Fri/Sat 7pm-10:30pm, Hadji Shrine, 800 W Nine Mile Rd, Pensacola

This thrilling community experience will not only provide spine-tingling entertainment but also support the PBCA's mission during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. New Addition - 3d Fun House Maze. CLICK HERE 


NIGHTMARE CHAMBER presents THE INVASION- Oct. 13-15, Oct 19-22, Oct. 26-31, 7pm-10pm, OWA Parks & Resort, Foley

Step into the abyss of your deepest fears as Nightmare Chambers presents “The Invasion,” a haunting experience that will shatter the boundaries of your reality and plunge you into extraterrestrial terror. CLICK HERE 

ALABAMA vs ARKANSAS - Sat 11am, Tuscaloosa, ESPN, CLICK HERE   

AUBURN @ LSU- Sat 6pm, Baton Rouge, ESPN, CLICK HERE  

FLORIDA @ SOUTH CAROLINA- Sat 2:30pm, Columbia SC, SEC Network, CLICK HERE 


UWF @ WEST ALABAMA - Sat 4pm, Livingston, CLICK HERE   

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