Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events, 10/18-10/20



ALABAMA vs TENNESSEE- Sat 8pm, Tuscaloosa, ESPN, CLICK HERE   

AUBURN @ ARKANSAS- Sat 11am, Fayetteville AR, SEC Network, CLICK HERE


FLORIDA STATE @ WAKE FOREST- Sat 6:30pm, Winston-Salem, NC, CLICK HERE   

UWF @ WEST GEORGIA- Sat 1pm, West Carrollton, GA, CLICK HERE   

BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY presents PRINCE’S PURPLE RAIN- Fri 8pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating classic albums in a live performance setting. The first set features Purple Rain recreated in its entirety by musicians hand-picked for this album. The second set features a selection of Prince’s greatest hits. CLICK HERE

GREEK FEST MOBILE- Thurs/Fri/Sat 11am-10pm, Annunciation Greek Church, S Ann St, Mobile

Enjoy live Greek music, dancing, a children’s fun area, guided church tour, and of course, the food! Gyros, kalamari, spanakopita, baklava and more! $5 admission charge benefits Gulf Coast charities. Drive up take-out tent at the corner of Azalea & Ann streetsCLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA INTERSTATE FAIR- Thurs Oct 17- Sun Oct 27, Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 W Mobile Hwy, Pensacola

The Fair features over 60 rides, entertaining and educational exhibits, food and entertainment. This weekend’s lineup includes White Tie Rock Ensemble – Presents A Tribute To Lynyrd Skynyrd on Friday (7:30pm) and Jordan Davis on Saturday (7:30pm). CLICK HERE 

***Postponed due to WX*****GREATER GULF STATE FAIR COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST- Reschedule for SATURDAY OCT 26th, 7am-11am, The Grounds, West Mobile

Enjoy a pancake breakfast for only $2, with proceeds benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of Mobile. And there will be a qualifying round for the Fair’s Diaper Derby, to see who has the fastest baby! CLICK HERE

THRILLER NIGHTS OF LIGHTS OF MOBILE-  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 

BOO AT THE ZOO- Sat/Sun 10am-5pm, Gulf Breeze Zoo

Join this safe zoo neighborhood of Halloween entertainment, with kid-friendly fun around every corner. Includes trick-or-treat trail with candy, treats and toys, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, a critter touch zone and the entire Zoo! CLICK HERE

HAUNTED HOUSE WALKING & TROLLEY TOURS- Sat, starting at 6:30pm, Voices of Pensacola, 117 E Government Street, Pensacola

Take a tour with a costumed guide and learn about Pensacola's haunted history. The Trolley of the Doomed tour explores the ghost stories of North Hill. There are 3 walking tours-- the Adults Only Redlight Walking Tour, the Murder and Mayhem Walking Tour and the Seville Spirits Walking Tour. CLICK HERE

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM- Fri 5pm-9pm, History Museum of Mobile, downtown

Admission is $5 per person. Activities include a historical scavenger hunt, storytelling, Halloween crafts & games, live music, and costume contests for all ages! Come dressed as your favorite person throughout history or in your Halloween costume! CLICK HERE

TRUNK OR TREAT AT LANGAN PARK- Sat 4pm-8pm, Langan Municipal Park

Trunk or Treat at Langan Park with Mobile Police, Mobile Fire-Rescue and Public Works! It's a free, fun and safe Halloween experience for the entire family. The first responders will bring spook-takular fun with a display of police vehicles, fire trucks and public works equipment. There will be a costume contest for the prettiest, scariest, funniest and most unusual dressed with prizes and space for local businesses to open their trunks to give out lots of candy to trick or treaters.  CLICK HERE

GRILLED CHEESE MELTDOWN- Thurs 5:30pm-7:30pm, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

20 teams will be competing to see who to see who will be crowned The Big Cheese. Proceeds benefit the Urban Emporium, Mobile's retail incubator. CLICK HERE

BEST OF THE BAY GUMBO CHAMPIONSHIP- Sat 11am-2:30pm, Coastal Alabama Community College, Fairhope

The 9th annual Fairhope Eastern Shore Kiwanis Best of the Bay Gumbo Championship is an Alabama State Qualifiying event for the World Food Championships. The Marlow Boys will be playing and there will be arts and crafts, with bouncy castles, balloon artists & face painting for the children. CLICK HERE

GALLERY NIGHT PENSACOLA- Fri 5pm-11pm, downtown Pensacola

Gallery Night Pensacola is getting in the haunted spirit with a Halloween Spooktacular event! Dress up and participate in the costume contest, shop for spooky-themed art, and keep an eye out for surprise performances (Thriller?!) CLICK HERE

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR LAWN PARTY- Sun 10am-4pm, 1655 McGill Ave, Mobile

A celebration of music, games and delicious food creates one of the best family-oriented events in Mobile! This year’s music includes local favorites Phil & Foster, Emily Stuckey of The Krickets and Donna Hall representing Wet Willie. Proceeds benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor, to care for elderly residents. CLICK HERE


Don’t miss this family-friendly race and Monster Mash after-party that offers something for everyone. Don't forget your costume! Proceeds benefit the Pediatric Emergency Department at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. CLICK HERE

OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK- Sun 1pm-4pm, Daphne City Hall

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.  CLICK HERE

FALL MARKET IN CATHEDRAL SQUARE- Saturdays 7:30am-12 noon, Oct 12-Nov 3, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

Fresh produce, local vendors, baked goods, farm eggs, fresh seafood, canned preserves, local honey, handmade art, plants, herbs and more! CLICK HERE

PUMPKIN PALOOZA- Sat 10am-2pm, The Fort of Colonial Mobile, downtown Mobile

Featuring games & prizes, treats, crafts, activities, bouncy castle and more!! Admission includes a pumpkin for decorating. CLICK HERE   

BANDS ON THE BLACKWATER: BOUKOU GROOVE- Fri 6pm-9pm, Jernigan’s Landing, Milton

Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series held Friday nights during the Fall. Pull up a boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great music. CLICK HERE

MIRANDA SINGS! LIVE- Sat 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE

FRANKI VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS- Fri/Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE 


DREAM THEATER- Sat 8pm, Hard Rock Live, Biloxi, CLICK HERE

DELUNA with SLOTH RACER- Sat 9pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

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

A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. CLICK HERE 

BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must solve the mystery of the ferocious, luminous Hound of the Baskervilles before the heir to the family fortune falls to the jaws of the hound. But when author Ken Ludwig retells the story, it moves from high drama to farcical comedy.  CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY vs ROANOKE YARD DOGS- Fri 7:35pm; Sat 7:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE


MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL (PG)- Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play. Stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson, Michelle Pfeiffer

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP (R)- Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family. Stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone 

JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT (R) - Jay and Silent Bob return to Hollywood to stop a reboot of 'Bluntman and Chronic' movie from getting made. Stars Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Melissa Benoist, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris Hemsworth

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