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Best Bets For The Weekend, May 6- May 8


LEMONADE DAY - Sat 10am-2pm, various locations on the Eastern Shore (Fairhope, Daphne, Spanish Fort) and Coastal Alabama (Foley, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores)

Lemonade Day teaches 3rd - 6th Graders how to start, own, and operate their very own business, a lemonade stand! Kids learn about creating their own success when they learn to set a goal, make a plan, work the plan, and achieve their dreams. You can support them by stopping by one of the 17 lemonade stands this Saturday. Get the map HERE for the Eastern Shore and HERE for Coastal Alabama.

MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT IN THE PARK- Sun 5:30pm, The Amphitheater at Medal of Honor Park, Mobile

Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra's annual Mother's Day Concert will move this year to the amphitheater at Medal of Honor Park in West Mobile. Please join us as we celebrate Mother's Day with an evening of music and scenic beauty. Bring a picnic, blankets or folding chairs. No seating and no shade provided. There is no cost to attend, but donations are welcome. CLICK HERE    

BLUES ON THE BAY CONCERT SERIES: Platinum Premier Band- Sun 6pm, Pensacola Community Maritime Park

Enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while dancing and listening to some of the region's best musical talent. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public. CLICK HERE    

50th Annual ART IN THE PARK- Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 9am-4pm, John B Foley Park, downtown Foley

Over 100 artists showcase their talents while providing unique, hand crafted cultural experiences and shopping opportunitiesCLICK HERE   

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

Visit local merchants in Downtown Fairhope as they open late and highlight the art community. CLICK HERE  

11th Annual CHILDREN’S CUP REGATTA- Sat 12:30pm-9pm, Fairhope Yacht Club

Sailing enthusiasts and friends are invited to enjoy a fun and safe day of sailboat racing, benefitting patients from the Alabama Gulf Coast treated at Children’s of Alabama.. A family-friendly event, guests are invited to watch the races free-of-charge beginning at 12:30 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, guests can bid on silent auction items, enjoy the kids’ activity area, a cash bar and live music from Doc Rodgers and the Rock Dodgers band. CLICK HERE           

6th Annual KENTUCKY DERBY BENEFIT HATS AND HORSES FOR CASA- Sat 2pm-6pm, Country Club of Mobile

This event benefits CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). There will be a Mint Julep Station, Best Hat contest for the women and a Dapper Man contest, as well as Kentucky Derby Race Contests. CLICK HERE

QUEENTUCKY DERBY DAY- Sat 2pm-6pm, The Garage, downtown Mobile

Derby day is a fun day of racing pool-noodle "horses" with our jockeys a foot. All proceeds from this event will go to Willow Farms Canine/Equine Rescue in Loxley, AL. CLICK HERE   

BEULAH FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL - Sun 11am-7pm, Escambia County Equestrian Center

Tempt your taste buds and come hungry at this year's 1st Beulah Food Truck Festival. There will be food trucks, vendors, live entertainment, and a bounce house for the kids.This is a fun family community event. CLICK HERE   

   

MARKET IN THE PARK- Sat 7:30am-12 noon (every Saturday May 7th- July 9th), Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

Fresh and local produce, seafood, baked goods, jams/jellies, local honey, original art and so much more. CLICK HERE   

SEMMES HERITAGE DAY- Sat 10am-2pm, Semmes Heritage Park

The community is invited to come celebrate the history of the Semmes community, its culture, and way of life from the early 1900’s. Admission is FREE. There will be a variety of entertainment including music and dancing, Camellia Maid appearances, plus tours of the 1902 historic Semmes School, the Malone Chapel, the log cabin, the historic replica gazebo, and new to the park, a period General Store. A variety of vendors, food trucks, and arts & crafts artisans will be at the event , along with demonstrations and exhibits to showcase life as it was 100 years ago. CLICK HERE      

MAN OF LA MANCHA- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

Based on Cervantes’ epic 17th-century novel Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is a remarkable, poignant, moving musical that was one of the first shows to musicalize a piece of historical literature. CLICK HERE   

PIPPIN: ESRT's 9th Annual Theatre on the Bluff- Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Henry George Park, Fairhope

Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Presented by Eastern Shore Repertory Theatre. Bring blanket or lawn chair, and picnics are encouraged. Concessions will also be available for purchaseCLICK HERE   

NEEDTOBREATHE- Thurs 7pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE

STEVE-O “THE BUCKETLIST TOUR”- Fri 7pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE

LIVE AT FIVE CONCERT SERIES: RED CLAY STRAYS- Sat 5pm-8pm, Halstead Amphitheater, Fairhope CLICK HERE  

PENSACOLA CHILDREN’S CHORUS presents SHOWTIME- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

​Showtime is a Broadway-style extravaganza featuring music from nearly every genre, ranging from classical to contemporary, pop to musical theatre, and so much more! CLICK HERE

LEGENDS IN CONCERT presents LEGENDS OF COUNTRY- February 9 – May 29, Legends in Concert Theater, OWA, Foley

Wednesday through Saturday at 7:00pm in February, Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm in March, with a weekend matinee performance on Sunday at 3pm.

This new production is more spectacular than ever with dazzling tributes to Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Garth Brooks and Elvis. (Elvis tribute artist fans around the country will recognize Patrick Dunn, recently crowned 2021 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion from Elvis Week in Memphis.) CLICK HERE   

Happy mothers day composition. Flowers on white background. Studio shot.

Photo: Getty Images


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