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Best Bets for the Weekend, Oct 28- Oct 30

GREATER GULF STATE FAIR- Fri Oct 28- Sun Nov 6, The Grounds, West Mobile

The Fair is back, with the Midway, the KidzWay, Royal Hanneford Circus, pig races, and more! Entertainment on the Grandstand includes Sister Hazel (Sat Oct 29 at 7), Micah Tyler (Wed Nov 2 at 7), and Elle King (Fri Nov 4 at 7).  The rodeo is set for Sat Nov 5 at 6pm and Sun Nov 6 at 2pm. 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. Entertainment includes “The Beach Buoys” – Tribute to The Beach Boys Thursday at 3:30 and 7pm; White Tie Rock Ensemble – Tribute To Van Halen & Styx Friday at 7:30pm; and Parmalee Saturday at 7:30pm. The Pensacola Interstate Fair has been selected as one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for the month of October. CLICK HERE 


Join us in the fight against breast cancer with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Put on something pink… and let’s walk together to improve the lives of breast cancer patients and their families. 

MAKING STRIDES OF SOUTH ALABAMA- Sat 7am, Spanish Plaza Park, downtown Mobile

The Walk is at a new location this year, Spanish Plaza Park on Government St in downtown MobileCLICK HERE   

MAKING STRIDES OF PENSACOLA- Sat 8am, Seville Square, downtown Pensacola CLICK HERE


2022 BALDWIN HEART WALK- Sat 9am, OWA, Foley

The Baldwin Heart Walk has always been about coming together, getting hearts pumping, honoring survivors, raising lifesaving funds - and having fun along the way. CLICK HERE  

MOB-TOBER FEST Fall Festival - Sat 9am-9pm, Medal of Honor Park

1711 Hillcrest Rd, Mobile

City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department Presents: Mob-tober Fest: A Fall Festival!!

FREE FAMILY FUN: 3-6PM with a live DJ, favorite characters, and bounce house inflatables!

TRICK OR TREAT: 3-6PM -It wouldn't be Halloween without candy and we'll have plenty of it! We'll even have limited treats for your pups.

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY: 6-9PM with Lisa Perkins & the E-Lusion Band! Bring your blankets and chairs and relax with us! CLICK HERE    

CHUKKERS FOR CHARITY- Sun 12 noon-5pm, The Polo Grounds at Silverhill (13456 County Road 48)

Join the Community Foundation of South Alabama for a day of family fun, philanthropy, and polo! Event proceeds go toward making a lasting, positive impact on the Fairhope and Point Clear community. CLICK HERE   

MOBTOWN MAC DOWN Mac & Cheese Cookoff- Sat 11am-5pm, USA Mitchell Center North Lawn, USA campus, Mobile

The event will be family friendly with music, food vendors, football, games for the young and the young at heart, and LOTS of mac and cheese. The proceeds of Mac Down benefit The Cookery Project, a local nonprofit dedicated to instilling healthy eating habits in economically disadvantaged children and adolescents as well as youth with disabilities in South Alabama CLICK HERE   

DAUPHIN ISLAND GUMBO FESTIVAL- Sun 11am, Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo site, Dauphin Island

Jump on your broomstick and join us for lots of Gumbo sampling from the Terrifying Gumbo Teams and their Horrific Halloween Cauldrons, plenty of ghoulish activities and inflatables for the kids, and a wicked good time for all! CLICK HERE   

BEULAH FALL FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL- Sat 11am-6pm, Escambia County Equestrian Center, Pensacola

Tempt your taste buds and come hungry at Beulah’s Fall Food Truck Festival, with food trucks, vendors, live entertainment and a bounce house for the kids. Adult and Kids Halloween Costume Contest from 12- 1PM. Trick or treating at Food Trucks and Vendor booths. CLICK HERE   

BABY SHARK LIVE! 2022 SPLASH TOUR- Thurs 6pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

Fans of all ages will delight as Baby Shark joins up with his friend Pinkfong to take an adventure into the sea, singing and dancing through new and classic songs. CLICK HERE   

RICKEY SMILEY & FRIENDS, with Blame The Comic, Marvin Hunter & Sean Larkins - Sat 8pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE  

THE JUDDS- Thurs 7:30pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    

COOPER ALAN- Fri 9pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   

HIPPO CAMPUS- Sat 8pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   

PENSACOLA CIVIC BAND Fall Concert- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, 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   

BOO AT BELLINGRATH- Sat 1pm-6pm, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

Dress up your little ghosts and goblins and enjoy an evening of Halloween fun at Bellingrath! The Gardens will be filled with spooky and fun inflatables, and local businesses and organizations will set up numerous treat stations to hand out candy and trinkets to guests of all ages! CLICK HERE  

BOO AT THE ZOO (Gulf Shores)- Sat 9am-12 noon, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Gulf Shores

Celebrate Halloween with the animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. A day full of scare-free fun, trick or treating, activities, and meet and greets with your favorite animal ambassadors. CLICK HERE    

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

HALLOWEEN AT THE EXPLOREUM- Sat 10am-2pm, Exploreum Science Center, downtown Mobile

Venture to a spooky wonderland at the Exploreum’s Annual Halloween Event! Come dressed in your best costume for our Costume Contest and enjoy a series of thrilling and chilling science demonstrations! Free for Exploreum members. Included in General Admission for non-members. CLICK HERE    


The OWA Theater proudly presents Halloween Movie Nights on Saturdays in October. 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! 

Come out early to be a part of a Rocky Horror themed costume contest beginning at 9pm! 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   


BANDS ON THE BLACKWATER: THE MODERN ELDORADOS - 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   

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   



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   

AUBURN vs ARKANSAS- Sat 11am, Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, SEC Network, CLICK HERE    

FLORIDA STATE vs GEORGIA TECH- Sat 11am, Tallahassee, ACC Network, CLICK HERE   

FLORIDA vs GEORGIA- Sat 2:30pm, Jacksonville, CBS, CLICK HERE


UWF vs WEST ALABAMA- Sat 4pm, Pen Air Field, Pensacola, CLICK HERE 



Low Angle View Of Ferris Wheel Against Sky At Sunset

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