The Gulf Coast Balloon Festival and Fairhope Rotary Steak Cook Off headline this week’s 5 Things To Do This Weekend, brought to you by Mountain Dew!

Gulf Coast Balloon Festival – OWA

First, the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival is happening now and runs through Saturday at OWA. Even WKRG News 5 Chief Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth will be on hand Friday night! So come to the Alabama Department of Tourism’s 2021 Event of the Year and enjoy entertainment, arts and crafts exhibits and more!

The Mulligan Golf Tournament / Autographs for Amber – Miscellaneous

The Mulligan “A Second Shot at Life” Golf Tournament takes place this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at Spring Hill Golf Course in Mobile, supporting Second Chance, featuring organ, tissue and bone marrow donation for students in the secondary and college. Then followed by autographs for Amber at Tillmans Corner Community Center from 7 p.m. to midnight with autographs and fellowship with former Auburn and Alabama players

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival – Fort Walton Beach

Arrrr Maties! The 66e The annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival takes place this Friday and Saturday in Fort Walton! Friday from 6 p.m. there will be a concert at Le Débarquement as well as the Pirate Skirmish Then on Saturday be at Fort Walton Beach Landing Park at 2 p.m. to witness the arrival of Captain Billy and his band of scallywags as they continue their downtown misdeeds and attempt to take control of the city

Emerald Coast Lionfish Tournament – Destiny

The Emerald Coast Lionfish Tournament is this weekend! The main tournament begins Friday with the biggest cash prize pool ever! Then on Saturday and Sunday begins the Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival at the Harbor Walk Village in Destin, with the awards ceremony also taking place on Sunday, for all of this to be followed by the week of Emerald Coast restaurants open.

Fairhope Rotary Steak Cook Off – Fairhope

Finally, it’s the beefiest event of the week as the Fairhope Rotary Steak Cook Off is taking place in downtown Fairhope this Friday night! Oh, if you love steak, this is the event for you, as 38 teams compete to see who can make the best steak! And don’t worry, there will also be side dishes, drinks, entertainment and so much fun! Even your boy Theo will throw himself on the grill, so stop by the WKRG tent!