Events in Macon June 1-7


This week there is a chance to walk the trails, a play about the writing of an epic, a season opener and a summer must-do. 

Thursday, June 1

“Moonlight and Magnolias” at Theatre Macon

Part of Theatre Macon’s Stage 2 Series, “Moonlight and Magnolias” is about the men who wrote the screenplay for “Gone With The Wind” over a course of five days in 1939. Written as a comedy, the play nevertheless delves into the question of race and the vulnerable position of Jewish film executives. 

7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; $15 tickets available at; 438 Cherry St., 31201; (478) 746-9485;

Friday, June 2

Macon Bacon Season Opener and Muscogee (Creek) Nation Night at Luther Williams Field

It’s Muscogee (Creek) Nation night as the Bacon take on the Lexington County Blowfish for their season opener. The Bacon will be wearing jerseys designed by a member of the nation. The jerseys will then be auctioned off throughout the night with all of the proceeds going to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Stick around after the game for a fireworks show. 

7 p.m.; $15 tickets and up available at; Willie Smokie Glover Drive, 31201; (478) 803-1795;

Saturday, June 3

Macon Trails Day at Amerson River Park

NewTown Macon and BikeWalk Macon come together to bring attention to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail through a free, family-friendly event. BikeWalk Macon will be stationed at the Pavilion at Amerson, giving free bike tune ups and safety demonstrations. There will also be outdoor-advocacy community groups on hand leading guided walks through parts of the trail. NewTown Macon, the creator of the trail, hopes to raise funds to complete the trail  from Amerson River Park, through downtown Macon and ending at the Ocmulgee Mounds. 

9 a.m.-noon; Free; 2551 Pierce Drive North, 31204; (478) 335-1236;

Sunday, June 4

Glass Floppy Bowl at StARTup Studios 

You know those cool decorative bowls with the edges that fold out that people have on their coffee tables? Well now you can learn how to make your own. StARTup studios is hosting a two-hour workshop where attendees will learn glasswork principals and create their own work of art. Spots fill up fast, so make sure you reserve yours as soon as you can.

3-5 p.m.; Ages 12 and older; $80 per person (all materials included); 1055 Riverside Drive, 31201; (478) 254-1830; 

Monday, June 5

June Full Moon Yoga and Fire Ceremony at Coleman Hill Park

This free, 75-minute yoga class is led by wellness coach Amber Valentine and is appropriate for all yoga levels. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mats, but loaners are available. Before the class, Valentine will lead a meditation and writing exercise where participants  will note what they would like to change or get rid of in their lives. After the class, attendees will burn their scraps of paper in a symbolic gesture. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page

7-8:15 p.m.; Free (donations accepted); 285 Spring St., 31201; (478) 359-8434 

Tuesday, June 6

Village Marketplace at Ingleside Village

This specialty food store in Ingleside Village is the go-to spot for Georgia-made gifts and Georgia-grown groceries. Meat from Rocking Chair Ranch, fresh-cut flowers and produce from Vesterfield Farms and olive oil from Georgia Olive Farms are just a few of the locally-produced items. Village Marketplace also offers gourmet gift baskets that make great going away or welcome to Macon gifts. 

Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Closed Sundays and Mondays; 2381 Ingleside Avenue, 31204; (478) 254-8722;

Wednesday, June 7

Peach Ice Cream at Lane Southern Orchards

Start off the summer with a visit to Lane Southern Orchards, where each season means Lane’s famous peach ice cream. Grab a scoop and sit out on the line of white rocking chairs. 

9 a.m-6 p.m. daily; 50 Lane Road, Fort Valley, 310305; (800) 277-3224;