Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 8/9-8/11



JAKE OWEN- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE

WHISKEY JAM AT THE FLORA-BAMA- Sat 1pm-until 2am, Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

5 STAGES OF MUSIC - ONE BIG PARTY! Whiskey Jam is a time-tested source of great live music. For over 8 years, they have hosted some of music's best writers & artists, often before they become household namesCLICK HERE

SUMMER FEST AT HARRAH’S GREAT LAWN- Aug 2-Aug 18, Tues-Thurs 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sun 12 noon-11pm, Harrah’s Gulf Coast Casino, Biloxi

Grab your friends and family and head to The Great Lawn for Summer Fest! Take a spin on the Tilt-a-Whirl, Giant Ferris Wheel, Dragon Wagon and much more! Or test your skills at any of the fun carnvial games! CLICK HERE    

WATER BALLOON BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY- Thurs 5pm, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

To mark the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, we’ll stage a reenactment of that epic naval encounter. Except this time, the Battle will be on land, cannons will be replaced by water balloons & super-soakers, and the outcome is uncertain! (Don’t be late — unlike the original battle, this one is over in a matter of minutes!) Water balloons (thousands of them) provided. CLICK HERE

LODA ARTWALK- Fri 5pm-9pm, Lower Dauphin Arts District, downtown Mobile

During the August LODA Artwalk, stop by Cathedral Square for the FREE MOB Music Fest, visit downtown's galleries and venues for art exhibitions and live performances, and stroll through Bienville Square to support LoDa Night Market Vendors! CLICK HERE   

MOB MUSIC FEST- Fri/Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 3pm-8pm, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

This is a free concert event, celebrating performing arts. Musical artists from various genres (including indie, country, bluegrass, rock, alternative, gospel, soul, funk, jazz, brass band, blues, R&B and hip-hop), will be highlighted. (It was postponed in July due to Hurricane Barry). CLICK HERE   

MOBILE COMEDY FESTIVAL- Wed-Sun, various venues in downtown Mobile

The Mobile Comedy Festival will be an annual Comedy Festival, with events throughout the week, including Networking opportunities, Open Mic, Writing and Improv Classes, Comedy Competition, and Comedy Show to end the week. CLICK HERE 

SEA TURTLE BABY SHOWER- Sat 11am-2pm, Landshark Landing, Margaritaville Hotel, Pensacola Beach

A family friendly afternoon of games, activities, entertainment to educate and celebrate Sea Turtles. Take the Sea Turtle Friendly Oath, Meet Meg the Mermaid. Touch a real turtle shell. Lots of giveaways. There is no entry fee. CLICK HERE 

DAUPHIN ISLAND REGGAE WEEKEND- Fri-Sun, various venues on Dauphin Island

Expect cool vibes and laid back feelings all weekend as Dauphin Island puts on a little Jamaican Jammin' with the 4th Annual Reggae Weekend. Select restaurants and bars will be celebrating the food and music of "dat" other island - Jamaica. CLICK HERE


BLUES ON THE BAY: CAT DADDY BLUES BAND & ADAM HOLT- Sun 6pm-8pm, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

Enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while dancing and listening to some of the region's best musical talent. Concerts are free and open to the public. CLICK HERE

TRACE ADKINS- Sat 9pm, Wind Creek Casino, Atmore, CLICK HERE

LIL DUVAL- Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE


JOHNNY GILL- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

CBDB- Fri 9pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

RED CLAY STRAYS, THE PSYCH PEAS- Sat 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

SAENGER CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES: HOUSE OF WAX (1953)- Sat 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous. Stars Vincent PriceCLICK HERE

REAR WINDOW (1954)- Sun 2pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. CLICK HERE

BABE RUTH WORLD SERIES IN MOBILE- Thurs 5pm and 7:30pm, Fri (game time TBD), 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. The week of competition wraps up with the Semi-Finals on Thursday and the Championship Game on Friday. CLICK HERE

MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL vs PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS- Wed/Thurs 6:35pm, Fri/Sat 7:05 pm, Sun 2:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

Promotions include Dollar Dog Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, Friday Night Fireworks, Star Wars Night (Saturday) and Sunday Funday. CLICK HERE

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

Monty Navarro, a penniless clerk, is informed after the death of his mother that he is ninth in line to inherit the earldom of Highhurst. Then the 8 heirs in line ahead of him start dying in natural and unnatural ways… CLICK HERE   

MAMMA MIA!- Thurs/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

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


SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (PG13)- A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives. Stars Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush

THE KITCHEN (R) - The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison. Stars Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, Domhnall Gleeson 

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD (PG)- Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. Stars Isabela Moner, Q'orianka Kilcher, Benicio Del Toro

THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (PG) - Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. Stars Kevin Costner, Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried 

BRIAN BANKS (PG13)- A football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is wrongly convicted and sent to prison. Years later, he fights to clear his name within an unjust system. Stars Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd

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