Best Bets, Gulf Coast Weekend Events 10/25-10/27

LOCAL EVENTS:

**** CANCELLATIONS / POSTPONEMENTS DUE TO WEATHER ****

MAKING STRIDES WALK (SOUTH ALABAMA)-- Cancelled due to weather CLICK HERE

USA JAGS FOOTBALL-- FANFEST (before game) cancelled

GREATER GULF STATE FAIR- THE FAIR IS CLOSED FRIDAY DUE TO WEATHER

Friday Night's Rodeo has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 27th at 3:00 pm.

Saturday Night's Rodeo will still take place at 7:30 pm, Saturday, October 26th.

GREATER GULF STATE FAIR Community Pancake Breakfast and Diaper Derby ---CANCELLED .CLICK HERE

PRODISEE PANTRY’S TURKEY TROT -- CANCELLED (May be rescheduled; watch Facebook page) CLICK HERE

MAKING STRIDES WALK PENSACOLA-- POSTPONED Rescheduled for Nov 9 CLICK HERE 

10th Annual Halloween Egg Haunt --City of Pensacola Parks & Recreation - Cancelled-- CLICK HERE

EASTERN SHORE CENTER Trick or Treat and Costume Contest....STILL ON.... but NOBIUS concert is cancelled. CLICK HERE

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

USA JAGUARS vs APPALACHIAN STATE- Sat 11am, 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

ALABAMA vs ARKANSAS- Sat 6pm, Tuscaloosa, ESPN, CLICK HERE   

AUBURN @ LSU - Sat 2:30pm, Baton Rouge, CBS, CLICK HERE

FLORIDA STATE vs SYRACUSE- Sat 2:30pm, Tallahassee, CLICK HERE   

UWF @ FLORIDA TECH- Sat 12 noon, Melbourne FL, CLICK HERE   

****CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*****MAKING STRIDES WALK (SOUTH ALABAMA)- Bienville Square, downtown Mobile

Come together with survivors, caregivers, men and women from all walks of life who are passionate about saving lives from breast cancer. This is a 3.5 mile walk through downtown Mobile and the Oakleigh Garden District, that begins and ends at Bienville Square. CLICK HERE  

****POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER*******MAKING STRIDES OF PENSACOLA- NOVEMBER 9th 8am (check-in); 9am (Walk), Plaza de Luna, downtown Pensacola CLICK HERE   

GREATER GULF STATE FAIR- Fri Oct 25- Sun Nov 3, The Grounds, west Mobile

The Fair features the Largest Midway on the Gulf Coast, along with rides for kids, lots of different fair foods, livestock exhibits, Rodeo (Friday and Saturday), Equestrian Chaos, Pirates of the Sky, Pete the Cat Meet & Greets, and the Marshall Tucker Band on the Grandstand this Sunday. CLICK 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 STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas on Friday (7:30pm); Saturday, it’s Seaforth (6:00pm) and Mitchell Tenpenny (8:00pm). 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

****Don’t miss iHeart Thriller Saturday Night from 6:30pm-9:00pm at Thriller Nights of Lights! Look for the iHeart team in costume, with candy, “reverse trick-or-treating” up and down the line of cars waiting to get into the light show. If you know the password “iHeart Thriller” you could win tickets to Christmas Nights of Lights! CLICK HERE 

BOO AT BELLINGRATH- Sat 11am-2pm, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

Dress up your little ghosts and goblins and enjoy a day of Halloween fun at Bellingrath! The Gardens will be filled with spooky and fun inflatables and there will be plenty of treats and trinkets to collect, plus live music and magic shows. CLICK HERE

HALLOWEEN AT THE EXPLOREUM- Sat 10am-2pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

Family friendly activities, costume contest, and demos will take place throughout the day and make sure to catch our new, in-house exhibit, Fear: The Science of Phobias. CLICK HERE   

HALLOWEEN AT THE MUSEUM- Sat 10am-12noon, National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola Naval Air Station

There will be hands-on activities, candy for the kids and even a mascot meet-and-greet. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in costume and explore the Museum’s 350,000 square feet of exhibit space. The event is free and open to the public. CLICK HERE

WOOFSTOCK- Sat 12 noon-7pm, Serda Brewing Company, Government St, Mobile

It’s all about the dogs at Woofstock! Hosted by ARF. Enjoy face painting, local food trucks, scavenger hunts, and music. Don’t forget to dress your pup up for the doggy costume contest! Weiner dog races at 2pm! CLICK HERE  

MOBILE WITCHES RIDE- Sun 3:30pm-7pm, The Blind Mule, downtown Mobile

Put on your best witches costume and mount your broom… uh, bicycle… for a 3-mile, easy paced bike parade around downtown Mobile and DeTonti Square, ending with a block party. Fundraiser for Delta Dogs. 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- Fri/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 TourCLICK HERE

SPOOKY MOVIE ON THE LAWN: COCO- Sat 2pm, with movie at 7:30, Marina Lawn, The Wharf, Orange Beach

Come early and dressed in your top Halloween costume for mischief pumpkin painting and trick-or-treating. Don’t forget to grab your chairs, blankets and pillows for the movie. Movie is free; there’s a charge for activities like pony rides/face painting.  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- Nightly Thursday Oct 24- Wed Oct 30, 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- Nightly starting Thurs Oct 24th 5pm-9pm on weeknights; 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 

ELBERTA SAUSAGE FESTIVAL- Sat 8am-5pm, Elberta Town Park, Elberta AL

Twice a year, Elberta Volunteer firefighters cook up tons of German sausage for this festival….plus there are other German foods, as well as continuous entertainment for adults and children, and over 200 arts & crafts booths. 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

T-PAIN (USA HOMECOMING CONCERT)- Thurs 8pm, USA Mitchell Center, CLICK HERE

DENNIS DEYOUNG: THE GRAND ILLUSION 40TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM TOUR- Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

AIR SUPPLY- Fri/Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

STRAIGHT NO CHASER- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE 

CLINT BLACK - Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - AXEL - Thurs/Fri 7:30pm; Sat 3:30pm and 7:30pm; Sun 1pm and 5pm, Pensacola Bay Center

Cirque du Soleil is back on ice with AXEL, a new electrifying experience fusing world-class ice skating with breathtaking acrobaticsCLICK HERE  

Cat & Nat #MOMTRUTHS Tour- Fri 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, downtown Pensacola

Through their virally famous #MOMTRUTHS and their daily Facebook Live show, Cat & Nat share everything moms think but are too afraid to talk about! CLICK HERE

RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, downtown Pensacola

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, has a brand new show celebrating 50 years of the very best of Fleetwood Mac. CLICK HERE

AN EVENING OF WORSHIP WITH CHRIS TOMLIN- Sun 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, downtown Pensacola, CLICK HERE

MIKE EPPS COMEDY TOUR, with Gary Owen, Tony Rock and Rickey Smiley- Sat 8pm, Mobile Civic Center, CLICK HERE

BANDS ON THE BLACKWATER: MIKEY CLAMS- 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

MOBILE OPERA presents LA TRAVIATA- Fri 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, The Temple, downtown Mobile

Mobile Opera opens the opera season with Verdi's "La Traviata." A cornerstone of operatic literature filled with wildly famous tunes, a tragic heroine, and vivid characters, Verdi's masterpiece has been leaving audiences breathless since 1853. CLICK HERE 

MOBILE BALLET presents GISELLE- Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Civic Center Theater

Giselle is a peasant girl who dies of a broken heart upon discovering her love Albrecht is betrothed to another. Transformed to a “wili”—vengeful ghosts of young maidens who were jilted before their wedding day—Giselle haunts the forest and inevitably saves her true love’s life. CLICK HERE

FRANKENSTEIN- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Playhouse In The Park, Langan Municipal Park

Adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley. Saturday’s performance includes an after party with costume contest.  CLICK HERE

RICHARD O’BRIEN’S THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW- Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Halloween Night 8:30pm and 11:55pm, Mobile Theatre Guild

Come see Brad and Janet meet Dr. Frank N. Furter and his mob of Transylvanians in this adult cult classicCLICK 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 paranoiaCLICK HERE 

MOVIES:

THE CURRENT WAR (PG13)- The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world. Stars Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, Benedict Cumberbatch 

BLACK AND BLUE (R) - A rookie police officer in New Orleans has to balance her identity as a black woman with her role as a police officer when she witnesses other police officers committing murder. Stars Naomie Harris, Mike Colter, Frank Grillo

COUNTDOWN (PG13)- When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out. Stars Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Eliana Bateman

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