Lagniappe Weekend Rundown: April 4-6

The folks from the Lagniappe joined us on Studio10 with a look at what’s happening this weekend.

1. The city’s greatest crawfish fiesta happens again Saturday with the St. Mary’s Crawfish & Bluegrass Extravaganza. It’s tons of mudbugs, corn and taters accompanied by the high-speed fingering of the area’s greatest bluegrass masters, including Fat Man Squeeze, Rollin’ in the Hay and Drunken Shade of Green. The fun runs from 4 – 9 p.m., $30 per person at the gate at St. Mary’s Catholic School on Old Shell Road.

2. Also Saturday is the inaugural Great Firkin Fest in downtown Mobile. There will be firkins aplenty at Moe’s BBQ in LoDa – a firkin being a small barrel of beer. Get your mind out of the gutter. Doors open at 12:30 and the firkins will be cracked, joined by some great music – Eric Lindel and Keller Williams being two of the big names. Tickets are $35 for the festival and Keller Williams or $22 for just Keller Williams.

3. Tonight is Fairhope’s monthly First Friday Artwalk, featuring a variety of ways to check out art studios, shops and restaurants all while drinking wine. Picturesque downtown Fairhope will be the place beginning at 6 p.m. and lasting until 8.

4. If you’re feeling civic minded before you go down and gobble crawfish or guzzle firkins, you can head out to Mobile Baykeeper’s trash cleanup at Tricentennial Park beginning at 8 a.m. This is one of several neighborhood cleanups that will take place through the Three Mile Creek Watershed from downtown to West Mobile.

5. Over in the Pensacola area it’s time for the 14th Annual Festival on the Green today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the University of West Florida. This Spring celebration honors Pensacola’s rich history and diverse culture through fine arts shows, hand-made crafts, music, live performances and other events. There’s even a trading post that will be new this year.

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