Here's a look at five great events happening this weekend (June 21-23, 2013) on the Gulf Coast thanks to our friends at the Lagniappe.
1. Tonight is Saenger Night Live, which involves a series of variety shows featuring performers from the community - with music, dance, comedy, interviews, athlete spotlight, and more; created by Clayton Roberts and Dale Taylor, founders of Jams Plus Media. It takes place from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Saenger Theater at 6 S. Joachim St. and tickets are $10.
2. Saturday is a great day for some Outlaw music at the Double Deuce outside of Fairhope. This is a night of outlaw country music in support of a new book penned by Spring Hill College professor Neil Hamilton and will feature Jackson Taylor and the Sinners, and Dallas Moore and the Wayne Mills Band. Tickets are just $10 at the door and the show starts at 6 p.m.
3. Get up early Saturday morning to get your veggies at the Market on the Square at Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile. It's getting later in the season so better take advantage of this chance to grab local produce, arts and crafts before the sun gets too hot and they have to shut down until fall. Get there early as it opens at 7 and the early bird usually gets the best corn.
4. If you're looking for a fun golf tournament this weekend, Saturday is the Mobile Mounted Police Auxiliary at the Spring Hill College golf course. This is a four-person scramble that starts at noon and runs $75 per person. Plenty of prizes and a raffle as well, and it helps support a good cause.
5. Saturday and Sunday will see more than 1,000 anglers participate in the Pensacola Fishing Rodeo. This is one of the biggest events in the Gulf and features big prizes for those who can haul in the biggest king mackerel or cobia. Take-off and weigh-in are at Flounders Chowder House on Pensacola Beach. Even if you're not a fisherman, just going to check out these monstrous fish is a good time.
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