This weekend's top 5 things to do on the Gulf Coast, Aug. 26 - 28

Melanie LeCroy
Lifestyle Editor
melanie@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 8/26/22

Can you believe this is the last weekend of August? The kids are back in school, the beaches are quieter, but it still feels like summer. This weekend's top pick of events covers a wide range of …

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This weekend's top 5 things to do on the Gulf Coast, Aug. 26 - 28

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Can you believe this is the last weekend of August? The kids are back in school, the beaches are quieter, but it still feels like summer. This weekend's top pick of events covers a wide range of interests from fishing for a worthy cause to the Fort Mims Reenactment. If you are looking for something for the children, why not stop into the Gulf Coast Card Show to pick up a rare Pokémon card or prep for the big "Madagascar Jr." auditions at the audition workshop this weekend. If our top picks don't hit the spot, check out the Event Calendar on GulfCoastMedia.com.

Hooked on a Cure
What: Grab your fishing buddies and join the second annual Hooked on a Cure inshore/offshore fishing tournament. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Children of Alabama's local cancer patients. If you don't have a boat but would still like to participate there is a landlubber category. Register by visiting http://ecs.page.link/yrkuc or visiting the Bear Point Harbor Facebook page.
When: Captain's meeting/pre-party is Aug. 26, tournament kicks off at 6 a.m., Aug. 27
Where: Bear Point Harbor, 5749 Bay La Launch Ave., Orange Beach

Price: Offshore Team $500, Inshore team $250, Landlubber $25

Fort Mims Reenactment and Living History
What: In 1813, Fort Mims was the site of a battle where more than 400 settlers, many of mixed Creek heritage, fell in an attack by warring Red Stick Creek Indians. The annual reenactment will hook children oN history. There are plenty of fun activities to participate in such as tomahawk throwing, archery and more.
When: Aug. 27-28 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: 1813 Fort Mims Road, Stockton

Gulf Coast Card Show
What: The Gulf Coast Card Show is the place to be for those who buy, sell, trade or collect everything from sports cards to Pokémon cards. Along with vendors the event will welcome retired NFL player Wallace Gilberry who will sign autographs. Three local food trucks will also be on-site to fill your bellies.
When: Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Daphne Civic Center, 2603 U.S. 98, Daphne
Price: Tickets are $5 per person and children ages 10 and under are free

Bay Bites Food Truck Festival
What: Mobile Baykeeper's annual Bay Bites benefit will fill Cooper Riverside Park with delicious eats from the area's best food trucks. The event will also feature local craft beer and wine, live entertainment and lawn games.
When: Saturday, Aug. 27, from 4-8 p.m.
Where: Cooper Riverside Park, 101 S. Water St., Mobile
Price: Entry tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the gate and include three drink tickets. Food is not included in the price of entry. Tickets can be purchased by visiting mobilebaykeeper.org.

Exit Stage Left Audition Workshop
What: Exit Stage Left will host auditions Saturday, Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon for an upcoming production of "Madagascar Jr." The children's musical is open to ages eight to 18. Children auditioning will be asked to read selections from the script, learn choreography and sing. Those wishing to prepare with the director should attend the free workshop where students will be taught the show's dance and work on picking the right song for their audition.
When: Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. - noon (workshop) Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon (audition)
Where: Exit Stage Left, 15333 U.S. Highway 59, Foley
Price: Free

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