Events in Macon April 13-19

The weather is beautiful (mostly) and Macon wants to get outside. This week features outdoor entertainment such as a Food Truck Festival, a spooky (yet informative) cemetery ramble and a free community bike ride. Remember your walking shoes and water! 

Thursday, April 13

Macon Bike Party: South Macon Slow Roll

South Macon gets some Bike Party love at their slow roll event. The theme this week is recreation, so come dressed as a favorite athlete. Prior to the ride, there will be a demonstration of city biking safety tips. Riders should bring their own bikes and helmets. Bike Walk Macon will provide bike lights, snacks and drinks. Check their website 24 hours before the ride for the specific route, but the group will meet at the South Bibb Recreation Complex. The ride will be canceled if there is inclement weather. So, check Bike Walk Macon’s Facebook page if it rains for any cancellation notifications. 

6-8 p.m.; Free; 7035 Houston Road, 31216; (478) 335-1236;

Friday, April 14

Little Richard: I Am Everything at the Douglass Theatre 

Little Richard, Macon’s favorite son, is heralded as the true founder of rock-and-roll in this documentary that received a 95% fresh score on the film review site The film explores the effect that Little Richard had on subsequent artists such as Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney and how the history of rock-and-roll has been whitewashed to exclude its black and queer foundations. 

7:15 p.m.; $10; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.; (478) 742-2000;

Saturday, April 15

Picnic in the Park (Food Truck Festival) at Carolyn Crayton Park 

Carolyn Crayton Park will be home to over 10 food trucks at this year’s first Picnic in the Park event hosted by the Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation Department. Local musician Trombone Love will be providing music for the event that will feature food trucks such as Soul2Soul, Jail Creek Winery and Macon Water Ice. The event is rain or shine so come prepared for whatever Mother Nature decides. 

11 a.m.- 4p.m.; Free; 150 Willie Smokie Glover Drive, 31201; (478) 751-9280;

Sunday, April 16

Spring Rose Hill Ramble 

Historic Macon is hosting their spring edition of their Rose Hill Cemetery Ramble with the theme of “The Ladies of Rose Hill.” Tour guide Elliot Fernandez will lead a 90-minute walk, sharing the stories of the influential women who are buried in the nearly 200-year-old cemetery. Make sure to bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

2 p.m.; $5 General Admission, Free for members of the Friends of Rose Hill; 1071 Riverside Drive, 31201; (478) 742-5084; 

Monday, April 17

Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra at The Grand Opera House 

The music of Mozart and Dvořák will be featured as part of the season’s finale of the Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Townsend School of Music Concerto Competition winner Virgil Moore will perform the Korngold Violin Concerto in D Major.

7:30 p.m.; $25 and up, free for college students with valid I.D.; tickets available at; 651 Mulberry St., 31201; (478) 301-5470; 

Tuesday, April 18

Tattnall Tuesday Group Walk at Tattnall Square Park 

The “Walk” portion of Bike Walk Macon meets every third Tuesday of the month for a free, guided, medium-paced, three-mile walk. The walk takes about an hour and attendees should come dressed in appropriate fitness wear (think comfortable shoes and a hat) and bring water with them. The walk starts from the Oglethorpe Street parking lot of Tattnall Square Park. 

6 p.m.; Free; Oglethorpe Street parking lot of Tattnall Square Park; (478) 335-1236; 

Wednesday, April 19

Fired Works Ceramics Exhibition at Carolyn Crayton Park

The 18th Annual Fired Works event continues on Wednesday (opening night is Friday, April 14). What started as a local pottery show has become the largest ceramic exhibit in Georgia, according to the presenter, the Macon Arts Alliance. Ceramicist Alicia Bailey David is this year’s featured artist. Pieces are available for purchase through the Macon Arts Alliance website if you aren’t able to make it to the show. 

10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Free; 150 Willie Smokie Glover Drive, 31201; (478) 743-6940;