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Best Bets!

5/1 - 5/3

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GULF COAST HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL - Fri 2pm-10pm, Sat 6am-10pm, Foley Sports Park on Hwy 98

See the balloons fly at dusk and dawn.  Tethered rides available both nights (7:30-9:00pm; $20 adults/ $15 for children meeting height requirement).  Live entertainment both days, along with Disc-Connected K-9 Frisbee Dog Show, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatables, a rock wall, arts and crafts, and antique tractors.  CLICK HERE

BOSTON with special guest KANSAS - Fri 7:30pm, Amphitheater at the Wharf, Orange Beach, CLICK HERE

BLESSING OF THE FLEET - Sat/Sun 10am-4pm, St Margaret Catholic Church, Bayou la Batre

Enjoy a Gumbo cook-off and Bayou boat tours on Saturday.   Sunday, there’s a land parade at 2pm, followed by a boat parade at 3pm and the blessing of the shrimp boat fleet by the Archbishop.  Enjoy seafood dinners, boat tours, and children’s activities.  CLICK HERE

PIRATES COVE WOOD BOAT FESTIVAL - Sat/Sun 10am-6pm, Pirates Cove, Josephine, AL

The Festival features more than 30 boats, from a Mayan dugout canoe to a 72 foot Mobile Bay schooner, plus live music, a nautical fair, local artists, boat builders, and marine sales.  CLICK HERE

WIGGLE WAGGLE DOG DAY - Sat 8am (5K), 9am (Wiggle Waggle Walk), Bellingrath Gardens

Bring your dog to Bellingrath, for this one special day, to benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation.  The 5K is for humans only, but the Walk is for you and your pup friends.  Afterward, runners and walkers get free admission to the Gardens, and for race day only, your dog may come, too, for a $5 donation to ARF.  CLICK HERE


PENSACOLA CRAWFISH FESTIVAL - Fri 12 noon-11pm,  Sat 10am- 11pm, Sun 12 noon-5pm, Bartram Park

This year’s festival features 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish, as well as Cajun dishes like gumbo and jambalaya.  Enjoy an array of artists, representing New Orleans jazz, R&B, rock, and traditional Cajun music.   There are also crawfish eating contests.   CLICK HERE

FIESTA 10K and 5K RUN -  Sat 7:30am, downtown Pensacola, ending at Seville Square

Sponsored by the Pensacola Runners Association; Runners get free admission to the Pensacola Crawfish Festival Saturday.  CLICK HERE


CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL - Sat 11am-11pm, HarborWalk Village, Destin

The Fiesta features the Running of the Bulls, the Macho Nacho eating contest, and the Great Duck Dash (to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast.  CLICK HERE


BOZ SCAGGS - Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE


JOSH TURNER - Fri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE


ULTIMATE ELVIS TRIBUTE CONTEST - Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE


BETTER THAN EZRA - Sat 8pm, Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE




NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL - Thurs-Sun, Fairgrounds Race Course, New Orleans

The final weekend of JazzFest features:  Widespread Panic, Allison Kraus on Thursday;  No Doubt, Chicago Friday;  Elton John, Ed Sheeran Saturday; Steve Winwood, Lenny Kravitz, Kacey Musgraves on Sunday.  CLICK HERE   


AVENGERS:  AGE OF ULTRON (PG13)- When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s mightiest heroes -- Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye-- must battle to save the Earth from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.  Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner