Events in Macon: September 30-October 4


Micah Johnston

Travis Jean Emporium’s Pride Flag sits in the window every day, signifying the business as a safe space.

The air is getting a little crisper, the leaves are tipped in yellow, and nights have become just a little bit longer: It’s finally fall! There is so much fall fun in Macon this week. There is the continuing Macon Pride week, a legendary flea market, and (grab your pumpkin spiced lattes) a corn maze! 


Thursday, Sept. 29

Macon Pride: Friend of the Groom

As a part of Macon Pride Week, Theater Macon presents “Friend of the Groom” is a full-length autobiographical monologue stage production about an ill-fated green card wedding in the early 1990s. A gay, white New York architect — fresh from a breakup with his long-term partner, David — agrees to marry a Japanese dancer so she may remain in the U.S. This one-man show featuring Mark Mobley is a lighthearted and touching play about how weddings can quickly get out of hand.

8 p.m.; General Admission $25 at the door. No advanced ticketing available; 438 Cherry St


Friday, Sept. 30

Historic Macon Flea Market Preview and VIP Party

Macon’s favorite (and most fashionable) flea market is being held Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 with a preview party and early shopping hours on Sept. 30. Historic Macon holds a flea market twice a year. Their flea market events are less “flea market” and more antique sale (with some occasional sporting goods and electronics thrown in). Depending on which preview event tickets are chosen, attendees can start shopping at 6 p.m. ($35) or 5 p.m. ($100). Ticket holders gain access to the Macon Beer Company flea market party. With items such as furniture, rugs, mirrors, and lawn items at Historic Macon’s Oglethorpe Street warehouse, attendees are sure to find something cheap, chic, and antique. 

5-8 p.m. (VIP tickets) or 6-8 p.m. (General Admission); VIP tickets $100, General Admission tickets $35; tickets available at; Market is free to attend on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2;  357 Oglethorpe St, 31201; (478) 472-5084;


All Hands Art Festival

The All Hands Art Festival is a three-day (Sept. 30-Oct. 2) juried art festival and competition that kicks off on Friday night with a VIP party. All Hands showcases art made with clay, glass, metal, or wood. It includes art vendors, demonstrations, an exhibition, live music, food trucks, and Art Olympics where 3D artists can compete in technical competitions in their craft. 

6-8 p.m. on Friday, 12-6 p.m. Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Sunday; VIP tickets $30 for all three days, General Admission $5 for one day; tickets available at; 206 Lower Elm St, 31201; (478) 333-4371;


Macon Pride: House Party featuring Angeria at the Hargray Capitol Theatre

Sparta native and RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Angeria Paris Van Michaels will be a featured performer at the drag House Party at the Hargray. The show is a part of Macon Pride Week.

7 p.m. VIP meet and greet, 8 p.m. General Admission; VIP tickets with meet and greet $40, General Admission $20; tickets available at; 382 Second St., 31201; (478) 257-6391;


Saturday, Oct. 1

Macon Music Festival at the Macon Coliseum

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton headlines this R&B show on Saturday. He will be joined by singer and television personality Keke Wyatt and Grammy-nominated R&B crooner Carl Thomas.

8 p.m.; VIP tickets with meet and greet $159, General Admission $59; tickets available at; 200 Coliseum Drive, 31217; (478) 803-1593;


Lane Southern Orchards Fall Days at Lane Southern Orchards

There are few things more enjoyable in the fall than getting lost in a corn maze or taking a hayride. Luckily at Lane Orchards, you can do both.  While you’re there, make sure to check out their produce stand and pick up a pumpkin for your Halloween jack-o-lantern. Runs until Oct. 31

Noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Corn Maze & Hayride combo tickets $12 for ages 12 and up, $7 for ages 4 to 12, free for children under 3 years old. Senior and Military discount 10%; 50 Lane Road, Fort Valley, 31030; (478) 221-7358;


Sunday, Oct. 2

Open Streets Macon: Bike Parade

Open Streets Macon comes to the Pleasant Hill neighborhood on Sunday with a Bike Parade. Organized by Bike Walk Macon, Open Streets is a “car-free celebration of public spaces.” There will be a bike decorating tent on Jefferson Long Hub on Pursley Street with pipe cleaners and other crafts to decorate attendees’ bikes before the parade. Pursley Street will be closed for the parade.

2-2:45 p.m. for bike decorating, 2:45 p.m. for parade; Free; Jefferson Long Park, 436 Pursley St., 31201; (478) 832-3324;


Mercer University Opera Presents Gilbert & Sullivan Gala

Gilbert and Sullivan are known for their toe-tapping comic operas that are as popular today as they were when they were first performed in Victorian England. Students from the Mercer University Opera Department will perform crowd favorites from the Gilbert and Sullivan shows, “The Pirates of Penzance,” “The Mikado” and “HMS Pinafore” among others. 

3-5 p.m.; General Admission $15, Students $10; McCorkle Music Building at Mercer University 1501 Mercer University Drive, 31207; (478) 301-2748;


Monday, Oct. 3

Jazz Mondays with the Adam Hendley’s Jazz Trio at JBA

The first Monday of every month is Jazz Monday with “Adam Hendley’s Jazz Trio.” The trio will play two sets. Come listen to some cool jazz on a Monday night after a busy weekend. 

7 p.m. first set, 9 p.m., second set; Free; 499 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, 31201


Tuesday, Oct. 4

Trivia at Just Tap’d 

Grab your pals and head over to Just Tap’d for a fun night of general knowledge trivia. There will be prizes for the winning team and $5 pint night specials. 

7 p.m.; Free; 488 First St., 31201; (478) 599-9951;


Wednesday, Oct. 5 

Clockwork Comedy Open Mic at Startup Studios

Have you ever wanted to try stand-up comedy? Here’s your chance! Comics should prepare a five-minute set. There will be experienced comedians available to give potential comedians feedback on their acts. 

8-10 p.m.; Free; 1055 Riverside Drive, 31201; (478) 254-1830;