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Best Bets for the Weekend, Sept 30- Oct 2

ORANGE BEACH FREEDOM FEST- Fri-Sun, The Wharf, Orange Beach

It will be an All-American weekend at The Wharf in Orange Beach with concerts, special speakers, arts & crafts, children's activities, food, and entertainment. Also enjoy the Bama Coast Cruisin’ Car Show, and the Let Freedom Roar Run and Motorcycle Rally. CLICK HERE

Friday + Saturday | 9 am - 5 pm:

Arts, crafts and food vendors, entertainment, kids' activities, Bama Coast Cruisin’ car show + more

Saturday only, Noon:

2nd Annual Let Freedom Roar Run and Rally, a motorcycle and Jeep parade, benefitting Youth Reach Gulf Coast.

Sunday | noon - 5 pm:

A special keynote speaker and benefit concert headlined by John Rich of Big & Rich held at The Wharf Amphitheater. Concert to benefit Folds of Honor.

1 pm: Ben Walborn, US Navy Blue Angel

1:15 pm: Kevin Lacz, US Navy SEAL - served with “American Sniper” Chris Kyle

1:30 pm: Bruce Smelley

2 pm: John Rich of Big & Rich

ZZ TOP with special guest JEFF BECK- Fri 7:30pm, The Wharf Amphiteater, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE  

A DAY TO REMEMBER, with The Used, Movements & Magnolia Park - Sat 6pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE    

24th Annual DAUPHIN STREET BEER FESTIVAL- Sat 6p-9pm, various venues, Dauphin St, downtown Mobile

Thirteen taverns and restaurants will welcome participants to sample 39 different craft brews and imports from all over the world! This year there will be a giant outdoor screen playing SEC football, live music and more! Limited number of tickets available. CLICK HERE   

2nd Annual OKTOBERFEST at OWA- Sat 2pm-6pm, OWA Entertainment District, OWA Parks & Resort, Foley

Oktoberfest is free to attend for those looking experience some German-inspired fun. Catch traditional Oktoberfest-themed live music, dancing, and entertainment, plus German-inspired beer games! CLICK HERE  

NIGHTMARE CHAMBERS: THE HORRIFIC RETURN- Fri-Sun Oct 1-Oct 30; Mon Oct 31, Downtown OWA, OWA Parks & Resort, Foley

Weekends in October, fear-goers can experience three different scare zones within one terrifying haunted attraction. CLICK HERE   

PENSACON HALLOWEENFEST - Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm, Splash City Adventures, 6709 Pensacola Blvd, Pensacola

HalloweenFest offers two full days of spooky pop-culture fun in an outdoor, convention-style atmosphere. The weekend will feature vendors, live entertainment, celebrity guests, artists, trick-or-treating and other fun in a safe environment. Celebrity guests include actor Butch Patrick, best known as Eddie Munster on the classic TV series, “The Munsters.” Butch will be bringing along the famous Munsters Koach vehicle for photo opportunities. CLICK HERE   

2022 BFM5K ON THE RUNWAY- Sat 7am, 23 East Venue, 1886 5th Street, Mobile

Whether you run or walk, everyone is invited to race on the airport’s runway. The fun doesn’t stop once the race ends! There will be plenty of Family Fun including FREE Kids Activities, Food Trucks, Vendors and Music! ALL proceeds will benefit the Mobile Airport Authority Foundation, an organization that focuses on elevating charitable, educational, and scientific initiatives in the surrounding community. CLICK HERE

RIDE YELLOW- Sat 7am, Halliday Park, Bay Minette

Join Infirmary Health for RIDEYELLOW, a charity bike ride benefitting Rapahope. The ride begins at Halliday Park with a 6-mile tribute ride honoring and remembering those who are currently or who have battled cancer. CLICK HERE   

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S- Sun 2pm REGISTRATION 3pm CEREMONY and WALK; Community Maritime Park, Pensacola

This year’s event will mark the 10th year of the Walk and a decade of community action to raise awareness and fundsCLICK HERE

6th Annual DANETOBERFEST -Sat 11am-4pm, Seville Square, downtown Pensacola

Northwest Florida Great Dane Rescue’s (NWFLGDR) lovable, gentle giants are back to take over Seville Square at the 6th Annual Danetoberfest celebration and fundraising event.“Highway to the Dane-Ger Zone” is this year’s event theme, so festival-goers best come prepared for face-to-face nose boops and surprise slobber bombs! NWFLGDR will have more than two dozen adoptable Great Danes onsite to meet and give treats to. CLICK HERE    

MOVIES IN THE PARK: SOUL -Thurs 6pm, Walsh Park (1401 Windsor Avenue), Mobile

Rated PG: After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife.

Movies In The Park is a free event that will happen every Thursday in Fall! 8 Movies in 8 Parks! Bring your blankets, chairs and coolers for a Movie Night with Mobile Parks and Recreation. All Events Start at 6PM. Movies Play at Dark. CLICK HERE   

CINEMAS IN THE SAND: LUCA- Fri 6:30pm, Gulfside Pavilion, Casino Beach Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach

“Luca” is a 2021 computer-animated Disney and Pixar feature film which tells a coming-of-age story about a young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera. But all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

Pack up your beach chairs and a blanket, and dig your toes in the sugar-white sand while watching classic family movies on Pensacola Beach for FREE this fall. CLICK HERE   

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

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra welcomes celebrated violinist Paul Huang for the Korngold Concerto, an atmospheric piece, rich with soaring melodies and a jubilant finish. This high-energy program also features An American in Paris, George Gershwin’s lively thematic portrayal of the City of Light, Aaron Copland’s spirited El Salón México, and Emmanuel Chabrier’s imaginative España. CLICK HERE   

MOBILE SYMPHONIC POPS SPACE CONCERT- Thurs 7pm, Mobile County Bicentennial Pavilion At Medal of Honor Park

Join the Pops this fall as we take you on a musical journey through the universe. We will be featuring several well known space themed pieces, such as Star Wars Trilogy, Highlights from Star Trek Into Darkness, Guardians of the Galaxy, Dr. Who Through Time and Space, When You Wish Upon A Star, Stardust, and several more. As a reminder, all Pops concerts are free to the public! So bring your friends and family along with chairs or blankets. CLICK HERE   

(**SOLD OUT***) THE MANN’S CONCERT & COMEDY SHOW- Sat 7pm, Mobile Civic Center, CLICK HERE 

  

COLT FORD- Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

SOUTHERN SOUL FALL BASH with CALVIN RICHARDSON & KING GEORGE- Fri 8pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

LEGENDS IN CONCERT: BACK IN THE BUILDING- Sept 13- Oct 2, Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday matinees at 3pm; OWA Theater, OWA, Foley

This is a first-ever “Back in the Building” Elvis themed production. Audiences should be ready to fly with the man from Memphis in the all-new show highlighting the multiple eras of the music career of Elvis Presley. All brought to life by three Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Champion/Finalists. The show will feature not only the world’s greatest tribute artists, but a live band, magnificent costumes, and much more. CLICK HERE   

CITY OF GULF SHORES SUNSET SERIES CONCERTS: Frank Brown Songwriters Showcase- Thurs 6pm-8pm, Gulf Place, Gulf Shores

These free concerts consist of live music overlooking our beautiful white-sand beaches at sunset. We invite you to bring your family, friends, and lawn chair and join us for these family-friendly concerts. CLICK HERE  

BANDS ON THE BLACKWATER: STEPHANIE LEIGH HALL - Fri 7pm-9pm, Jernigan’s Landing, Milton

Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor spring and fall concert series held Friday nights in downtown Milton. Pull up your boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great live music! CLICK HERE   

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

USA JAGUAR FOOTBALL @ LOUISIANA - Sat 4pm, Lafayette, LA, CLICK HERE

For Game Day information on Home Games, CLICK HERE   

Listen to Jags football all season on Sports Talk 99.5, 96.1 the Rocket and on iHeartRadio! Pre-game show starts 2 hours before kickoff. CLICK HERE   

ALABAMA @ ARKANSAS - Sat 2:30pm, Fayetteville, AR, CBS, CLICK HERE  

AUBURN vs LSU - Sat 6pm, Auburn, SEC Network, CLICK HERE   

FLORIDA vs EASTERN WASHINGTON - (Moved due to Ian) SUNDAY 11am, Gainesville, SEC Network, CLICK HERE     

FLORIDA STATE vs WAKE FOREST- Sat 2:30pm, Tallahassee, ABC, CLICK HERE  

UWF vs NORTH GREENVILLE- Sat 4pm, Pen Air Field, Pensacola, CLICK HERE 

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