Events in Macon for April 27-May 3


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The Hummingbird Stage and Tap Room

In town this week we have junior rangers, meet-ups for the bewhiskered, a budget-friendly round of golf and (as always) some great music. 

Thursday, April 27

Spring Stroll Garden Party at the Hay House

The Garden Party kicks off the Hay House’s “Spring Stroll” series of garden tours in the Vineville area. The Garden Party event, held at the Hay House, is a ticketed event with heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. Although rain is predicted for Thursday, the event will still go on. Organizers plan to move the event from the garden to the main floor of the Hay House. 

6-8 p.m.; $45 tickets available at; 934 Georgia Ave, Macon,31201; (478) 742-8155; 

Friday, April 28

Three Dog Night at the Macon Auditorium

Three Dog Night has been playing music and packing venues since its inception in 1969. A rotating roster of musicians has filled vacated positions within the group, but founding members Danny Hutton and Michael Allsup still remain the backbone of the group. The “Mama Told Me Not To Come” chart-toppers bring their familiar catalog and new songs to the Macon Auditorium. 

7:30 p.m.; Tickets start at $36.75 at; 415 First St., 31201; (478) 803-1593;

Saturday, April 29

Junior Ranger Day at the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Junior Ranger Day gives kids between the ages of 5 to 17 the chance to learn more about the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park through tours and activities. At the end of the session, participants receive a wooden Junior Ranger Badge. Kids and their guardians will tour the Earth Mound, create a clay pot in the same way the Mississipian-era Native Americans did, play stickball and chunky (a hybrid game of discus and javelin throwing). Participants and their parent must register in the Visitors Center the day of the event. There are two session available, the morning session which runs from 9:15 a.m.-noon and the afternoon session which runs 1 p.m – 3:45 p.m. Make sure to bring water and sunscreen. In the event of rain and lightening, the event will be canceled with a notification on the park’s website and social media

9:15 a.m.-noon, 1-3:45 p.m.; Free; Appropriate for ages 5-17 years old, must bring guardian;1207 Emery Highway, 31217; (478) 752- 8257;

Sunday, April 30

Rachel Forehand at Yollah

Singer, song writer and native Maconite Rachel Forehand brings her neo-Southern rock songs to Yollah in a stripped down set with her father, Dwayne, on electric guitar. Forehand’s sound is a bit country twang and a bit alt rock. She has been playing bars and restaurants around Central Georgia and most recently opened for country music star Chase Wright at the Capitol Theatre.

5-7:30 p.m.; Free; 894 College St.,31201; (478) 259-4251;

Monday, May 1

Bowden Golf Course 

Take advantage of some of the nicest weather we get in Macon (before the steamroller of summer drives us back into our air conditioned homes) and get out on the golf course. Owned and operated by Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation, Bowden Golf Course is an affordable way to play 18 (or nine, as the case may be). For those new to the sport and who don’t have their own clubs, Bowden has both right and left handed clubs available to rent. If you aren’t ready to hit the links yet, the course also has a driving range where golfers can tighten up their shots before committing to the four-hour-long standard 18 holes. Bowden doesn’t have full food and beverage service, but it does have a concession stand where golfers can pick up snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. 

7:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. daily. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas; $24 Monday-Thursday (with golf cart), $28 Friday-Sunday (with golf cart); $21 Monday-Thursday (with golf cart) for ladies, seniors and juniors, $26 Friday-Sunday (with golf cart) for ladies, seniors and juniors. Other discounts available for walkers, seniors and Macon-Bibb employees;  3111 Millerfield Road, 31211; (478) 742-1610;

Tuesday, May 2

Dead Day featuring DJ Lupo at The Hummingbird Stage and Tap Room 

In the world of academia, “Dead Day” is the day before finals when no classes are held. Some students use Dead Day to prepare for exams, while other use the day to blow off some steam before the upcoming tests. For those looking to blow off some steam, The Hummingbird Stage and Tap Room brings back DJ Lupo to lead the Dead Day party. There will be drink specials and a packed dance floor.

10 p.m.-2 a.m.; 18 to enter, 21 to drink; 430 Cherry St., 31201; (478) 741-9130;

Wednesday, May 3

Beards of Macon Meetup at Society Garden

If your beard has become a part of your personality, then you won’t want to miss this meet-up at Society Garden. The Beards of Macon is a social club that is comprised of local beard enthusiasts who get together to talk all things beard. Organization founder Ben Smith will be on-hand to answer beard-related questions. His wife and co-founder Ashah Smith, will be photographing the bearded. Participants are asked for fill out this form prior to the meet up.

5:30-7:30 p.m.; Free; 2389 Ingleside Ave, 31204 ; (478) 200-0800;