Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 8/2-8/4



JENNIFER CLAIRE MOORE FOUNDATION RODEO- Thurs/Fri/Sat 8pm, gates open 5:30pm, Foley Horse Arena, Foley

Watch professional cowgirls and cowboys compete for top prize money in bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, breakaway roping, steer wrestling, team roping and barrel racing. Kids Zone activities include face painting, tattoos, bouncy house, inflatable obstacle course and games! Free Horseback Rides Thursday & Friday. All proceeds benefit local Peer Helper Programs in schools across Baldwin County.  CLICK HERE  

BABE RUTH WORLD SERIES IN MOBILE- Fri 7pm, Hank Aaron Stadium (Opening Ceremony and Alabama Rawdogs vs China); all other games at Jacobs Field, University of Mobile 

For the first time ever, Mobile is hosting the 16-18 year old Babe Ruth World Series, with 8 regional champion teams competing. Friday will be the Opening Ceremony Festivities, followed The Alabama Rawdogs vs China game and a firework show at the Hank. (This is the first time China has competed in the 16-18 Babe Ruth World Series.) A total of 24 games will be played at the University of Mobile from Aug 2 to Aug 9. CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS BASEBALL vs BIRMINGHAM BARONS- Thurs/Fri 6:35pm; Sat 6:05pm; Sun 5:05pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium

Promotions include Thirsty Thursdays, Giveaway Fridays, Fireworks Saturdays (and Field of Dreams Night, celebrating 30th anniversary of the movie!), and Family Sundays/Bark in the Park. CLICK HERE

PELICAN PADDLE- Sat 7:30am-12 noon, Weeks Bay, Fairhope

Pelican Paddle is a fun, family-oriented, 3.5-mile canoe, kayak and paddle board race that’s open to all ages and skill levels. Plus, there’s a seven-mile pro option for the serious paddlers, and a non-competitive, guided Eco-Tour of Weeks Bay. CLICK HERE 

COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY- Sat 9am-3pm, Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores

Fort Morgan State Historic Site will be commemorating the events that happened here at Mobile Bay August 5-23, 1864 with demos by living history staff and volunteers. Join us to learn more about this pivotal battle in the American Civil War. CLICK HERE

155th BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY Commemorative Day - Sat 10am-4pm, Fort Gaines Historic Site, Dauphin Island

The event highlights Fort Gaines integral role in the Battle of Mobile Bay. The cannon will be fired every forty-five minutes in honor of the soldiers that fought in this pivotal battle. Come and experience a living history day for the whole family. CLICK HERE

FRIDAY AT THE FIREHOUSE- Fri 5:30pm-7pm, Berger Station, 7050 Old Military Road, Mobile

Friday At The Firehouse is an open-house-style evening of family fun! You will have the chance to tour the stations, explore the fire engines, and meet Mobile Fire-Rescue crews. There will also be coloring stations and kids games. CLICK HERE


When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. Stars Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone  CLICK HERE

SAENGER CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES: VERTIGO (1958)- Sun 2pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman. This Alfred Hitchcock classic stars James Stewart, Kim Novak CLICK HERE

MAMMA MIA!- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father in time for him to walk her down the aisle... told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. CLICK HERE

OLIVER! - Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Playhouse in the Park, Langan Municipal Park, Mobile

Come join Oliver and Dodger as they sing and dance In Lionel Bart's Broadway musical based on Charles Dicken's novel. CLICK HERE

RON WHITE - Fri 7pm and 10pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

JOHN ANDERSON- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

TROUBLE, w/ NoCap & RYLO RODRIGUEZ- Fri 10pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

COLE JONES & RYAN DYER, BROOKE BROWN- Sat 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

SCIENCE FICTION, SCIENCE FUTURE- Sat May 25 - September 2, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Engaging exhibits enable visitors to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts might become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms, and augmented reality. CLICK HERE


FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW (PG13)- Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity. Stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba

Don’t plan your weekend without your Best Bets- local events, movies, concerts and more!