Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 8/30-9/2



CHRIS STAPLETON with special guests BRENT COBB and THE MARCUS KING BAND- Sat 7pm, The Wharf Amphitheater, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE

JUSTIN MOORE with EASTON CORBIN - Sun 4:15pm, Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

Justin Moore is launching the “Flora-Bama Sunset Beach Concert Series” on the beach behind the Flora-Bama. CLICK HERE

WIDESPREAD PANIC- Sat and Sun 8:00pm, Pensacola Bay Center CLICK HERE

74th Annual LABOR DAY PARADE- Mon 9:45am, downtown Mobile

The AFL-CIO Southwest Alabama Labor Council hosts this parade to pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our community. This is the parade where they throw locally made paper products, such as toilet paper and paper towels! CLICK HERE   

21st Annual CHEF CHALLENGE--A CHALLENGE TO END HUNGER- Thurs 6pm-9pm, Fort Whiting Armory, Mobile

Feeding the Gulf Coast invites you to celebrate with a night of culinary magic as some of the area’s most celebrated chefs come together to enjoy a little friendly competition and fight hunger in our community. Enjoy great food, live music by Roman Street, silent auction, and complimentary beer and wine. CLICK HERE



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ALABAMA vs DUKE- Sat 2:30pm, Atlanta, ABC, CLICK HERE

AUBURN vs OREGON - Sat 6:30pm, Arlington TX, ABC, CLICK HERE



MOBILE BAYBEARS BASEBALL vs TENNESSEE SMOKIES- Thurs 6:35pm; Fri/Sat 7:05pm; Sun 2:05pm; Mon 12:05pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

THESE ARE THE LAST BAYBEARS GAMES EVER AT THE HANK, the final five-game series of the Farewell Season. Promotions include Thirsty Thursday, Friday Night Fireworks, Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, Sunday Fun Day and Every Monday MattersCLICK HERE

GULF COAST SUMMERFEST JAZZ EDITION- Sat/Sun 2:30pm-11pm, Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

Two days of Smooth Jazz on the water, featuring Najee, Adam Hawley, Down to the Bone, Vincent Ingala, Maysa and more! CLICK HERE

GULFQUEST COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE- Thurs 5:30pm-8pm, GulfQuest Community Maritime Museum, downtown Mobile

Enjoy music by Symone French and take a guided tour with staff and volunteers. Sit and watch the ships pass by or take a 25 minute complimentary tour on the river by WildNative Tours. CLICK HERE

2nd Annual OWA LABOR DAY CAR SHOW & FIREWORKS - Sat 8am-4pm (Car Show); 8:45pm (Fireworks), OWA, Foley

OWA will play host to decades of unique and classic cars from hot rods to custom builds. Stick around and enjoy a spectacular firework show at 8:45pm, PLUS a live music on OWA’s Island by The Essentials from 7:30 – 10:30pm!  CLICK HERE

FRIDAY AT THE FIREHOUSE - Fri 5:30pm-7pm, Tapia Station, 4710 Airport Blvd

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

1st SUNDAY OUTDOOR MARKET AT 5 RIVERS- Sun 12noon-4pm, 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, Causeway, Spanish Fort

Featuring local arts & crafts, farmers' market, and outdoor-themed items from the 5 Rivers Cypress Gift Shop. Walk the trails, explore the Exhibit Hall, and attend Animal Ambassador at 2 pm to meet a swamp critter up close.  CLICK HERE

MATILDA- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm; Joe Jefferson Playhouse, Mobile

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, Matilda is the story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginableCLICK HERE

SCIENCE FICTION, SCIENCE FUTURE- LAST WEEKEND!! Thru Sept 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


DON’T LET GO (R) -After a man's family dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. He's not sure if she's a ghost or if he's going mad, but as it turns out, he's not. Stars Byron Mann, Storm Reid, Mykelti Williamson

BENNETT’S WAR (PG13)- After surviving an IED explosion in combat overseas, a young soldier with the Army Motorcycle Unit is medically discharged with a broken back and leg. Against all odds he trains to make an impossible comeback as a motocross racer in order to support his family. Stars Michael Roark, Trace Adkins, Ali Afshar 

KILLERMAN (R) - Moe Diamond is a New York City money launderer who wakes up with no memory and millions of dollars in stolen cash and drugs. He must soon scour the streets in search of answers while trying to dodge a crew of violent and crooked cops. Stars Liam Hemsworth, Emory Cohen, Diane Guerrero 

THE FAREWELL (PG)- A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. Now showing at The Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile

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