Best Bets: Gulf Coast Weekend Events, 10/4-10/6

LOCAL EVENTS:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

USA JAGUARS vs GEORGIA SOUTHERN - Thurs 6:30pm, Ladd-Peebles stadium, ESPNU, CLICK HERE

Listen to Jags football all season on 96.1 The Rocket, 99.5 The Jag, and on the free iHeartRadio app.  

Stop by the iHeart tent at Fan Fest before any of the Jags home games this season and register to be a Fan of the Game! You could win a road trip to the 2020 Jags/Florida Gators game in Gainesville! CLICK HERE

AUBURN @ FLORIDA - Sat 2:30pm, Gainesville, ESPN, CLICK HERE

UWF vs DELTA STATE- Sat 6pm, Blue Wahoos Stadium, Pensacola, CLICK HERE   

KRUISE FOR ST JUDE- Sat 11am (staging); 1pm (Kickstands up), from Eastern Shore Center, behind movie theater (Spanish Fort) to Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

This police-escorted motorcycle ride will cruise through Baldwin County and end on the Line at the Flora-Bama. LIVE entertainment at Flora-Bama by RCA Artist Ryan Hurd & EMI Nashville Artist Brandon Lay. AND we will be giving away the "Ride For a Reason Motorcycle, a custom Built Vintage Harley Davidson MotorcycleCLICK HERE 

THRILLER NIGHTS OF LIGHTS OF MOBILE- Opens this Friday! Oct 4-Oct 31, open nightly 7pm-10pm, Hank Aaron Stadium

This is a family-friendly drive-thru light show synchronized to music playing through your car radio. Displays of giant spiders, spooky eyes, friendly ghosts, and tumbling scarecrows are just a few of the displays to see dancing to a fun variety of Halloween music. The only show of its kind in the country. CLICK HERE

OWA FALL FESTIVAL- Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, Sept 21-Nov 3, OWA Amusement Park, Foley

Enjoy fall-themed activities including corn mazes (Haunted Corn Maze and a Family Friendly Corn Maze), pony rides, artisan booths, authentic Tribal demonstrations, free weekly concerts and more! CLICK HERE

OWA: THE PARK AFTER DARK- Saturdays & Sundays, 5pm-7pm, Sept 28- Nov 3, OWA Amusement Park, Foley

A variety of kid-friendly events and activities, from pumpkin painting contests to trick-or-treatingCLICK HERE   

OWA TOWN OF TERROR: HOTEL MitcHELL- Fridays & Saturdays 6pm-11pm; Sundays 6pm-9pm, through Nov 3, OWA Amusement Park, Foley

Haunted House (not recommended for those under 13). CLICK HERE

HAUNTED DUCKS- Fridays & Saturdays, starting at 7pm, Fort of Colonial Mobile, downtown Mobile

Embark on this all new spine-tingling tour of Mobile and the Mobile River to search along our haunted city streets for forgotten souls who linger somewhere between today and the afterlife. While this duckboat tour is quite creepy, this is a family attraction! CLICK HERE

WALES WEST PUMPKIN PATCH EXPRESS and SCARY NIGHT TRAIN- Fri 5pm-9pm; Sat/Sun 1pm-9pm, Wales West Light Railway, Silverhill

Ride an authentic steam train to the Haunted Barn, enjoy the new haunted maze and kid-friendly Pumpkin Patch, a hay-free hayride, and petting zoo/pony rides. The kid-friendly Pumpkin Patch Express runs from 5-7 p.m., and the Scary Night Train begins at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE 

GODSMACK, HALESTORM & MONSTER TRUCK- Fri 7pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE

LOVERBOY- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE

STYX- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

BRANDON BENNETT’S ELVIS MY WAY- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

BOYZ II MEN- Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

TONY BENNETT- Sun 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE       

AN EVENING WITH DAWES- Sat 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

YFN LUCCI- Sun 10pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA BEACH SONGWRITER’S FESTIVAL- Wed-Sun, Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach

Pensacola Beach will be alive with the sounds of original music performed by the folks who wrote the tunes during the first week of October. CLICK HERE   

RUBBER DUCKY REGATTA- Sat 10am- 12 noon, Cooper Riverside Park, downtown Mobile

10,000 rubber ducks will be dropped into the Mobile River at 11am, “racing” to the finish line for prizes. Family friendly fun, free admission, and proceeds from adopting rubber ducks will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Mobile CLICK HERE

POLO AT THE POINT- Sat 9:30am (gates open); 10:30 (opening ceremony); 11am - Match begins, Clearwater-Sonny Hill polo complex, Point Clear

Bring a tailgate and enjoy the polo match, with divot stomping and a hat parade at half time. Proceeds benefit the Thomas Hospital Foundation. CLICK HERE

FLAVOR FEST 2019- Sat 2pm-10:30pm, Dauphin St, downtown Mobile

FREE MUSIC with Dumpstaphunk, Tip Top Attractions, The Red Clay Strays, and Yeah, Probably. Taste the most flavorful beverages on the market at over 20 bars and restaurants on Dauphin starting at 8pm!

Free non alcohol beverage sampling by the stagesCLICK HERE   

CRUISIN’ THE COAST- Sun Oct 6- Sun Oct 13, various locations on Mississippi Gulf Coast

The 23rd Annual Cruisin’ The Coast featuring all your favorite activities like Cruise-ins, Headline Bands & Oldies Entertainment, a Swap Meet, the CTC/Vicari Auto Auction and much more! CLICK HERE  

MEGA MUSICAL CHAIRS- Fri 6pm-9pm, The Grounds, West Mobile

Mega-Musical Chairs is coming back bigger and better than ever! The fundraiser where YOU play for the charity of YOUR choice! CLICK HERE

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK- Fri 6pm-8pm, downtown Fairhope

Stroll through various venues in downtown Fairhope and enjoy local artists, makers, crafters, and music. Start your Artwalk at the Eastern Shore Art Centre and get an Artwalk map. CLICK HERE

CAMPO SANTO CONCERT SERIES: SAIL ON- Thurs 6pm-7:30pm, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

Free concert by Beach Boys tribute band Sail On. BYOB&B (bring your own beverage and blanket) event. CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents OPENING NIGHT!- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

From the first notes of Dvorak’s spirited Carnival Overture to the last notes of Debussy’s powerful La Mer, the energy and exhilaration of Pensacola Symphony Orchestra’s Opening Night are incomparable. The orchestra explores the underwater realm in Four Sea Interludes from Britten’s opera Peter Grimes, and violinist Bella Hristova returns to the Saenger stage for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.  CLICK HERE  

DRACULA: A REAL PAIN IN THE NECK- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 3pm, Pensacola Little Theatre

We all know the story of the dread vampire Dracula…or do we? What if everything we think we know is wrong? A comedic studio romp through the myths and fantasy of Dracula. Fun, scary, bloody, and very punny. CLICK HERE  

BALDWIN COUNTY HOMEBUILDERS PARADE OF HOMES- Sat/Sun 10am-5pm, Spanish Fort, Fairhope, Foley, Daphne and Gulf Shores

There are 43 homes in this year’s parade, including the Showcase Home (The Verandas subdivison, Fairhope, off Co Rd 104). The Showcase Home can be viewed for a $5 donation to Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center. CLICK HERE   

MOVIES IN THE PARK-- SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE- Fri at dusk, Newhouse Park, Mobile

Free movie, sponsored by City of Mobile Parks & Recreation Department. CLICK HERE   

MOVIES AT MEYER PARK: GHOSTBUSTERS- Thurs 6pm, Meyer Park, Gulf Shores

Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a free movie under the stars, sponsored by the City of Gulf Shores. CLICK HERE   

MOVIES:

JOKER (R) - A gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society. Stars Joaquin Phoenix and Robert DeNiro

WAR - The film follows an Indian soldier who is assigned to eliminate his former mentor, who had gone rogue.

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