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Best Bets For The Weekend Oct 21-Oct 23

WINE ON THE RIVER- Sat 4pm, Cooper Riverside Park, downtown Mobile

Don’t miss Mobile’s 5th annual wine tasting event, Joe Bullard Wine on the River, presented by Visit Mobile and Rouses Markets! Sample wines from around the world at Wine On The River! Ticket price includes admission, a souvenir tasting cup, all beverage samples, food samples, and a portion benefits Aubreigh’s Army. Live music by the Sold Band.  CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA INTERSTATE FAIR- Thurs Oct 20- Sun Oct 30, Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds

Eleven great nights of entertainment, food, rides and fun for the whole family. The Pensacola Interstate Fair has been selected as one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for the month of October. CLICK HERE 

FALL MARKET IN THE PARK- Saturdays Oct 15- Nov 19, 7:30am-12noon, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile

The market features local artisans, farmers and so much more. Shop local for seasonal fresh fruits, local produce, vegetables, seafood, baked goods, jams/jellies, original art, decor and more in Cathedral Square. CLICK HERE   

MOVIES IN THE PARK: THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG -Thurs 6pm, Detonti Square Park (311 N Conception Street), Mobile

Rated G: A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

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 DarkCLICK HERE   

GALLERY NIGHT: FRIGHT NIGHT- Fri 5pm-9pm, downtown Pensacola

Folks of all ages join us each month for art, music, food, and FUN on the streets of Downtown Pensacola. Gallery Night's theme of "Fright Night!" will highlight the art of the spooky season and that slight chill in the autumn air. Don’t miss the Halloween spirit and come dressed up for this October’s Fright Night! Gallery Night is an all-ages event! That means the costume opportunities come in all shapes and sizes, too! CLICK HERE   

BOO AT THE ZOO- Sat/Sun 10am-5pm (thru Oct 30), Gulf Breeze Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo's Boo at the Zoo festival includes Halloween entertainment and kid-friendly fun around every corner. Explore our trick-or-treat trail complete with candy, treats and toys, bounce houses, face painting, and our Ambassador Animal Headquarters, not to mention the entire Zoo! CLICK HERE   

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM- Fri 5pm-8pm, History Museum of Mobile, downtown Mobile

When the clock strikes 5, history comes to life! 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 

HAUNTED HUSTLE 5K/FUN RUN/WITCHES RIDE- Sat 4pm (music and registration), 6pm (Witches Ride), 6:30pm (Fun Run) 7:10pm (5K), Gulf Place, Gulf Shores

Locals and visitors are invited to wear their best Halloween costume and participate in this horrifyingly fun event featuring a Haunted Hustle 5K, Fun Run, Witches on Wheels, and a live DJ. Proceeds for this event benefit the Dolphin Foundation for Education and Arts. CLICK HERE  

EXPLOREUM AFTER HOURS: THE CRAFT- Sat 5pm-8pm, Exploreum Science Center, downtown Mobile

Join us as we continue our 21+ Night as the new and improved Exploreum After Hours! For October we will be featuring the cult classic hit movie, The Craft. CLICK HERE   

HALLOWEEN 4-D MOVIE NIGHTS AT OWA: THE SHINING (R) -Sat 8pm, OWA Theater, OWA Parks & Resort, Foley

The OWA Theater proudly presents Halloween Movie Nights on Saturdays in October beginning Oct. 8. This 4-D experience will have you leaping out of your chair in fright as you watch your favorite classic horror movies with fog, lights and your favorite horror villains in person! This $5 ticket is a scary-good deal! 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   

PRODISEE PANTRY TURKEY TROT 5K- Sat 8 am 5K, 9 am Fun Run/Walk, Family Festival 7:30 - 10:30 am, Daphne City Hall

Proceeds from the Turkey Trot benefit Prodisee Pantry, Baldwin County's largest nonprofit emergency food pantry. Turkey Trot participants really are a TURKEY…for a family in need! This event allows us to provide food insecure families all the fixings for a traditional “Norman Rockwell” type feast. CLICK HERE  


The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about. There is no fee to register, but donations help support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's work to stop suicide. CLICK HERE  

GOV’T MULE- Thurs 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE  

GARY ALLEN with special guest DYLAN SCHNEIDER- Fri 7:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE    

DESCENDANT: SPECIAL MOBILE SCREENING- Sat 7:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

Documentary filmmaker Margaret Brown returns to her hometown of Mobile to document the search for and historic discovery of The Clotilda, the last known ship to arrive in the United States, illegally carrying enslaved Africans.A free RSVP is required. Anyone wishing to attend the event can request up to four tickets at CLICK HERE     

HARDWIRED: TRIBUTE TO METALLICA- Fri 8:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE    

NELLY - Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Biloxi, CLICK HERE   

CLAY WALKER- Sat 8pm, IP Casino, Biloxi, CLICK HERE  

MAXWELL: THE NIGHT TOUR- Sun 8pm, Mitchell Center, USA Campus, CLICK HERE   

FRANKIE AVALON- Sun 3pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE  

BANDS ON THE BLACKWATER: JOJO PRES - 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   


Chicago Street Supper Club is an elegant outdoor dining experience that takes place in the heart of downtown Foley on North Chicago Street featuring a four-course meal prepared by top local chefs. It is a chance for South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce to bring the community together one bite at a time. CLICK HERE   

THE CRUCIBLE- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm (thru Oct 23rd), Joe Jefferson Playhouse, Mobile

In the insular, Puritan community of 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, a group of young girls are found dancing in the woods, and immediately fall ill. When no earthly cause can be determined, the citizens of Salem suspect that some more sinister force may be at hand. JJP presents this Arthur Miller classic with an all-female cast. CLICK HERE   

THE WIZARD OF OZ- Thurs-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm (thru Oct 23rd), The PACT Theatre Company, 5025 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile

Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. In this new adaptation, you are in for an exciting new fresh take on this classic tale! CLICK HERE   

DEATH BY DESIGN- Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm (thru Oct 30), Theatre 98, Fairhope

Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife, Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly — a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue, a zany modern dancer — each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. CLICK HERE   


USA JAGS vs TROY- Thurs 6pm, Hancock-Whitney Stadium, USA campus, ESPNU, CLICK HERE

For Game Day information on Home Games (parking, clear bag policy, etc) 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   


UWF vs MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE (Homecoming)- Sat 4pm, Pen Air Field, Pensacola, CLICK HERE 




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