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, Nov 10- Nov 12


VETERANS DAY FLAG RAISING CEREMONY-  Fri 7am, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Battleship Memorial Park 

VETERANS DAY PARADE- Fri 10am, Government Street, Downtown Mobile 

Each year scores of organizations participate by assembling floats, marching units, bands, flag details or military equipment for participation in the Veterans Day Parade. 

THE PARADE OF FLAGS- Fri 3pm, Battleship Memorial Park, Aircraft Pavilion

4th-grade students from Mobile and Baldwin County

schools will present the Parade of Flags. Music, celebration,

essay contest- Best winners and keynote speech by DYW of


ANNUAL VETERANS DAY CONCERT- Fri 7pm-9pm, Aircraft Pavilion, Battleship Memorial Park

The Mobile Symphonic Pops Orchestra will be performing a

heartfelt collection of patriotic music and a special salute to

Veterans. This is a free concert.   CLICK HERE   


PENSACOLA VETERANS DAY PARADE- Sat 10am, Downtown Pensacola

Parade starts at 10:00. It begins at the corner of Spring & Main and ends at Veterans Memorial Park at 10:30. 

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY- Sat 9am, Veterans Memorial Park, Downtown Pensacola

Exhibits, musical entertainment,and food trucks begin at 9:00.Ceremony begins at 10:45. Keynote Speaker Hon. Judge Gary Bergosh.   CLICK HERE   


JUNIOR LEAGUE OF MOBILE 39th Annual CHRISTMAS JUBILEE - Fri Nov 10, 11 am to 7 pm; Sat Nov 11, 11am-6pm; Sun Nov 12, 10am-5pm; Mobile Convention Center, Downtown Mobile

Kick off your holiday shopping and support your community at Junior League of Mobile’s annual Christmas Jubilee. The Gulf Coast’s greatest holiday market features a variety of merchants from around the country under one roof for three exciting days of shopping! CLICK HERE     

RON MEYERS CHRISTMAS CITY GIFT SHOW- Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm; Mississippi Coast Convention Center, Biloxi

The Christmas City Gift Show is a magical shopping experience with over 300 booths and thousands of Gifts. Fashions, jewelry, gourmet foods, handcrafted art to the most unusual and unique gifts anywhere. CLICK HERE   

MOBILE BAY WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S- Sun 2pm (registration), 3pm (Walk), Battleship Memorial Park

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association “Walk to End Alzheimer's®” is the world's largest fundraiser for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease. CLICK HERE   

FOO FOO FESTIVAL- Thurs Nov 2- Mon Nov 13, various venues, Pensacola

Foo Foo Fest is a 12-day celebration each fall, with culturally creative happenings, events and moments under one banner, attracting visitors to beautiful Pensacola, Florida. Foo Foo Fest is big fun, with events of high artistic and cultural caliber, delivered with a hefty dose of Southern sophistication.  CLICK HERE  


PENSACOLA BEACH ART & WINE FESTIVAL- Sun 11am-4pm, Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce invites the public to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon strolling the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, enjoying the fall air while sampling wines and perusing the works of some of the Gulf Coast's most talented artists.

The festival is free to the public, however, to participate in the wine tastings festival-goers must purchase a ticket and receive a wristband. Wine tastings will begin at 1 p.m. and last until 4 p.m.  CLICK HERE    

FAIRHOPE FILM FESTIVAL- Thurs-Sun, various venues in Fairhope

The Fairhope Film Festival is a film lover’s film festival held each year on the second weekend in November, offering world-class, award winning films in a unique, picturesque location. Films sell out quickly, so order your tickets early. All tickets are sold online at:  CLICK HERE  

CHOCOLATE AND CHEESE FESTIVAL- Sat 10am-6pm, Heritage Park, Foley

Chocolatiers, food trucks serving your favorite festival foods, vendors featuring chocolate, cheese, and other menu items, live music, high quality arts & crafts, chocolate martinis, pony rides & petting zoo, and more.  CLICK HERE 

39th ANNUAL FRANK BROWN SONGWRITERS’ FESTIVAL - Nov 9th- Nov 19th, various venues along Florida/Alabama Gulf Coast

The 39th annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival will feature nationally acclaimed songwriters in venues along the

Florida / Alabama Gulf Coast. More than 175 artists, 210 performances and 31 music stages. The festival is an opportunity for seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians from all over the world to have their songs heard, and for the public to learn the stories behind the lyrics that only the song’s author can express. CLICK HERE  


PETER FRAMPTON- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

FOREIGNER (**Sold Out**)- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

PATTI LABELLE- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

TOWER OF POWER- Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


The Pensacola Civic Band is set to dazzle audiences with "On Broadway with Megan Hilty: A Broadway Musical Review," an event of the 10th Annual Pensacola Foo Foo Festival, featuring Broadway star Megan Hilty. Get ready to be swept off your feet as the band takes you on a musical journey through the heart of Broadway. CLICK HERE 

DISNEY’S TARZAN: THE MUSICAL- Thurs-Sat Nov 9-Nov 18, Outdoors At Langan Park, Mobile

Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burroughs’s classic story of “Tarzan of the Apes,” Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins and a book by TONY Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits like the Academy Award-winning “You’ll Be in My Heart” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds” make Tarzan an unforgettable experience at The PACT Theatre Company.  CLICK HERE    

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

Elderly sisters Abby and Martha Brewster feel just terribly sorry for lonely old widowers and come up with a creative way to ease their loneliness—permanently. Think twice before tasting the elderberry wine. CLICK HERE   

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

LoDa ArtWalk celebrates Native American Heritage Month. Come enjoy a performance by the Medicine Tail Singers 6-7 pm and 7:45-8:30 pm. Enjoy kid-friendly crafts, photo ops, and more in the Kids Zone! Come downtown to show your support of local artists, arts organizations, and downtown businesses at this fun, family-friendly event. CLICK HERE

COLLARD GREEN FESTIVAL- Sat 9am-2pm, North Mobile County Food Park, Prichard

The Collard Green Festival promises to be a fun-filled day of community celebration, delicious food, engaging performances, and much more. CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA ARTS MARKET- Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, Cordova Square, Pensacola

The Pensacola Arts Market encourages you to shop small and buy art, supporting local artists and artisans who bring life and color to our community. We're passionate about fostering connections, nurturing creativity, and celebrating the arts. ** This Saturday Oct 28, there’s a special Fall Bazaar with fun & games, trick or treat, live music and more.


MARKET IN THE PARK - Sat 7:30am-12noon, Cathedral Square, Downtown Mobile

Shop local for fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, baked goods, jams/jellies, original art, decor, and more! Plus live music each week.  CLICK HERE  

USA JAGS vs ARKANSAS STATE - Sat 4pm, Hancock-Whitney Stadium, Mobile, 


Gameday info, including clear bag policy, HERE

Listen to the Jags all season on 96.1 The Rocket, Sports Talk 99.5 and the free iHeartradio app. Pre-game show starts 2 hours before kickoff. CLICK HERE  

ALABAMA @ KENTUCKY - Sat 11am, Lexington KY, ESPN, CLICK HERE   

AUBURN @ ARKANSAS - Sat 3pm, Fayetteville, AR, SEC Network, CLICK HERE   

FLORIDA @ LSU - Sat 6:30pm, Baton Rouge, SEC Network, CLICK HERE   

FLORIDA STATE vs MIAMI- Sat 2:30pm, Tallahassee, ABC, CLICK HERE


UWF vs CHOWAN - Sat 1pm, Pen Air Field, Pensacola,  CLICK HERE   


Veterans Day. American Flag lying on the table

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