Events this week to help you kick off summer right


Beau Cabell -The Telegraph

New water safety rules governing Amerson Water Park could go into effect in late March with Macon-Bibb County Commission approval.

Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching and guess what? Now you have plans. Check out our list of things to do around town for the week of May 25-June 1  

Thursday, May 26

Sydney’s Salon: Mid-Century Macon 1945-1969

The new book by James E. Barfield and Walter G. Elliott, “Mid-Century Macon 1945-1969,” is delighting readers across Macon. The 180-page book features, in photo and word, an intimate look at 40 of Macon’s most well-known mid-century modern homes, as well as a few business sites that incorporated the clean, simple lines characteristic of the architectural style.

At this salon, Jim and Walter will share how the book came together and have autographed editions available for purchase.

5-7 p.m., No cost with registration at, 950 Third St., 31201,, 742-5084

Friday, May 27

The Gregg Allman Laid Back Legacy live at Hargray Capitol Theatre

The Gregg Allman Legacy Band was formed for a few special shows to bring back the memory and power of the “GREGG ALLMAN/LIVE LAID BACK TOUR ’74 with Special Guests/ COWBOY.”

The “Legacy” is an 11 piece band with Tommy Talton on guitar, Randall Bramblett on organ and sax, Charlie Hayward on bass, and Bill Stewart on drums who were all original members of the band in 1974. They were also the players on the studio album “Laid Back,” Gregg’s first solo album release.  Additional members of the band include vocals by Mike Veal, Tom Grose on keyboard, Jack Jones on drums and Chris Blackwell on guitar and a three-piece horn section.

Show starts at 8 p.m., $25 General Admission at, 382 Second St., 31201,, 257-6391

Train Week at the Macon Museum of Arts & Sciences 

Friday is the last day to get the opportunity to go inside the Museum of Arts and Sciences’ Seaboard Caboose. Additionally, patrons can learn all about trains in the process with an exhibit in the lobby. 

10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m, Free with museum entrance fee, 4182 Forsyth Road, 31210,, 477-3232

Macon Bacon Home Opener

Everyone’s favorite Coastal Plain League team  (Savannah Bananas who?) will hold their home opener on Friday. The Bacon will be playing against the Florence Flamingos at Luther Williams Field with a fireworks display after the game.

7 p.m.,  Cost $13-$30, Willie Smokie Glover Dr, 31201,, 803- 1795


Saturday, May 28

Memorial Day 5K

Is a holiday even a holiday if there isn’t a 5k involved? The Theron Ussery Community Center is putting on their Second Annual Memorial Day 5k Run/Walk at Carolyn Crayton Park (formally Central City Park). Early registration is over but partipants can still register the day of the event. All ages are welcome to join. In addition to the run/walk, there will be vendors and music.

7:30-11 a.m., Free, 150 Willie Smokie Glover Dr., 31201,, 219-2001

Seventh Annual Memorial Day Float

Come out for Float Daze’s Seventh Annual Memorial Day Float. Beginning at Amerson River Park, participants will be floating and cleaning the Ocmulgee River.  Get your tubes and floaties dusted off and meet on the sandbar to celebrate Memorial Day with friends and family.

9 a.m.- 8 p.m., Free, Amerson River Park 2551 Pierce Drive N, 31204, Float Daze: 954-4169

Anne of Green Gables 

Based on the children’s classic novel that spawned a dozen stage and screen adaptations, Macon Little Theatre is present Anne of Green Gables. We follow Anne, a young girl who is adopted by a family expecting a boy, as she wins the hearts of the whole town.

May 20- 29, Cost $10 for students, $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, Macon Little Theatre 4220 Forsyth Rd., 31210,, 471-7529

Macon Pops Presents: The Beatles’ Greatest Hits

The Macon Pops band will be playing the Beatles’ Greatest Hits at the Museum of Arts and Sciences amphitheater. Bring your chairs or a blanket, a picnic basket, and your friends and family out.

There will be food trucks as well! Big Chic On The Go and Drink Wagon Frozen Daiquiris will be selling food, daiquiris, sodas, water, non-alcoholic frozen drinks, and more.

4:30-10 p.m., Cost $20 for adults, students $10 and kids under six are free, Museum of Arts and Sciences 4182 Forsyth Road, 31210,


Sunday, May 29

Jazz in the Courtyard: Trombone Love & One Love Entertainment

This is the kickoff of the Douglass Theater’s  popular outdoor series, when the front plaza comes alive with cool jazz for warm evenings. Bring your favorite lawn chair; sit back, relax, & enjoy this jazzy Douglass experience.

7 p.m., Free, The Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. 31201,