Events in Macon June 15-21


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Museum of Aviation

In town this week there are group walks, a suggestion for the airplane-nut, 90s-style comedy and a conversation between two friends about art.

Thursday, June 15

Piecework: A Conversation on the Heritage and Tradition of African American Quilt Making and its Beginnings at the Canopy Art Gallery at the Macon Mall

Textile artist Wini McQueen, whose work “Canopy” is the featured exhibit of the Macon Bicentennial Art Show, sits down with performance artist Therese Folkes Plair for a conversation on the traditions of African-American quilt making.

5-7 p.m. with reception following; Free; Canopy Art Gallery at the Macon Mall 3661 Eisenhower Parkway, 31206; (478) 743-6940;

Friday, June 16

Bob Lennon featuring Shy Company at JBA

Rap artist Bob Lennon of “Miss America” fame takes the stage with Shy Company opening. Shy Company’s new single “In Love” has an early 90s grunge vibe  that will feel familiar to those of us who lived it the first time around. DJ Speaker Baux starts the night off with a crowd-pleasing DJ session. 

9 p.m.; $10 tickets at, $12 tickets at the door; 425 Cherry St., 31201;

Saturday, June 17

Comedy Super Jam Reunion: Def Comedy and BET Comic-view Legends at the Macon Auditorium

Old school comedy all-stars like Shuckey-Ducky, Marvin Dixon and Dexter T (we’d link their work, but it’s very 18 and up but also very funny) bring their stand up to Macon. If you remember staying up late to watch “Showtime at the Apollo” hosted by Sinbad then you won’t want to miss this show.

7:30 p.m.; $22.50 and up tickets available at; 415 First St., 31201; (478) 803-1593;

Sunday, June 18

Tour of Fort Hawkins

Prove to your kids that you aren’t the oldest thing standing in Macon with a trip to Fort Hawkins. The three-story blockhouse on the property is a 1930s recreation of one of the two original forts that were built on the site in the early 19th century. The windows on the top floor give beautiful views of the Ocmulgee Mounds and downtown Macon. The visitors’ center houses historic artifacts that tell the story of the site from its Native American foundations to the current time. 

Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Free; Emery Highway, 31217; (478) 257-7798;

Monday, June 19

Museum of Aviation

A bit farther out but well worth the dive is the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins. The museum has on display 85 historic U.S. Air Force aircraft, missiles and cockpits. For the history enthusiast, the museum is home to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame and partners with the Georgia World War II Heritage Trail. 

9 a.m.- 4 p.m Monday-Saturday.; Free; 1942 Heritage Blvd, Robins AFB, Warner Robins,  31098; (478) 926-6870;

Tuesday, June 20

Tattnall Tuesday Group Walk 

It’s the last Tattnall Tuesday Group Walk until September; so, grab your walking shoes and meet the Bike Walk Macon crew for a medium-paced fitness walk around Tattnall Park. The route is three-miles long with no stops so make sure you dress for the afternoon heat and bring some water. 

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

Wednesday, June 21

Make Music Day Worldwide Celebration 

Make Music Day started more than forty years ago in France as a holiday where people from participating cities would make music in public spaces. Macon’s event will feature a “Peachy, Beachy Downtown Boogie” from noon until 3 p.m. in Third Street Park, drum roll and music making at the Tubman Museum from 4-5 p.m. and an open mic closing celebration at the Douglass Theatre from 6:30 – 8 p.m. 

Noon-8 p.m.; Free;