Events in Macon for May 11-17


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The fountain at Tattnall Square Park

If you’re looking to do some good for yourself and others and have fun doing it, then the city has a lot to offer this week. There are benefits for the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home and the Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve Initiative, an opportunity to challenge yourself with a three-mile group walk and to take in both an award-winning movie and play. In addition, a local historian lectures on how Maconites saw their city’s history and future 100 years ago. 

Thursday, May 11

Macon Bike Party: Rock Candy Ride

Burn some calories while learning about Macon’s rich musical past at Thursday’s Bike Party. Rock Candy Tours  co-founder Jamie Weatherford leads a bike tour of Downtown and Intown highlighting several music history sites. Attendees should bring their own bikes and helmets for this slow-paced, all-ages ride. The tour begins at Bike Walk Macon’s headquarters with a safety demonstration and ends at Fall Line Brewing

6-8 p.m.; Free; 830 High St., 31201; (478) 335-1236; 

Friday, May 12

“The Wolves” at Macon Little Theatre 

Macon Little Theatre takes on “The Wolves,” the 2017 Pultizer-Prize-winning play by Sarah DeLappe. The play focuses on a high school girl’s soccer team with issues such as global politics and personal tensions being played out on the indoor soccer field. The play contains challenging content and adult language that may not be appropriate for younger audiences. 

8 p.m.; $15-$25 tickets available at; 4220 Forsyth Road, 31210; (478) 471-7529; 

Saturday, May 13

Dinner in the Orchard 2023 at the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home

This yearly fundraiser for the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home, which provides residential services for boys ages 11-18 who have undergone serious trauma, will be held in the pecan orchard on their North Mumford Road campus. This picnic concert will be catered by Fountain of Juice and music will be provided by the Macon Pops’ seven-piece band. In addition, the night will kick off with a cocktail hour and a silent auction. In the event of rain, the event will be moved inside, but the forecast for the night looks beautiful so far. 

6-8 p.m.; $100 tickets available at; 4690 North Mumford Road, 31210; (478) 474-8220;

Sunday, May 14

Macon Film Guild Presents “Living” at the Douglass Theatre 

The Macon Film Guild’s selection for this month is the 2022 Bill Nighy-starring film, “Living.” Nighy plays a bureaucrat in 1953 London who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and hopes to do one good thing through his job before he dies. The film garnered an Academy Award nomination for Nighy and has a Rotten Tomato score of 96%

2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with a discussion after the 2 p.m. showing; $5; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 31201; (478) 742-200;

Monday, May 15

Sydney’s Salon with Dr. Matt Jennings at the Historic Macon Foundation 

Historic Macon’s lecture series named after local poet Sydney Lanier, comes in hot this month with a talk by Dr. Matt Jennings. In light of the upcoming Macon Biicentennial, Historian Jennings will speak on the 1923 Macon centennial celebration, what was celebrated and how it was celebrated. The official title of the lecture is “Macon Turns 100, and Things Get Weird,” so expect a look at the past that may make present Maconites cringe. 

5:30-7:30; Free with registration at; 950 Third St., 31201; (478) 742- 5084;

Tuesday, May 16

Tattnall Tuesday Group Walk at Tattnall Square Park

This group health walk is the ‘walk’ part of Bike Walk Macon. This one-hour, medium-paced, three-mile walk starts at the Tattnall Square Park parking lot on Oglethorpe Street and winds through the adjacent neighborhoods. Athletic wear is recommended as is bringing water.  

6 p.m.; Free; Tattnall Square Park parking lot (1429 Oglethorpe St.); (478) 335-1236;

Wednesday, May 17

Party for the Park at Society Garden 

A benefit for the Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve organization which aims to conserve the area around the Ocmulgee Mounds and to have the area named the first national park in Georgia. The evening will feature music by the Dustin McCook Band, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and ONPPI swag. 

6-9 p.m.; $25 tickets available; 2389 Ingleside Ave., 31204; (478) 200-0800;