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Events in Macon Aug. 3-9


In town this week, we have free medical advice, First Friday fun and a circle of songwriters. 

Thursday, Aug. 3

Songwriters in the Round at Grant’s Lounge

Grant’s Lounge brings back it’s “Songwriters in the Round” evening with Americana musician Evan Barber, Scott Baston (formerly of Moonshine Still) and a still-yet-to-be announced third musician. 

9 p.m.; $10 tickets available at; 576 Poplar St., 31201; (478) 746-9191;

Friday, Aug.4

August First Friday Downtown

This month’s First Friday features the Family Fun Zone in Third Street Park, a new business opening (MD Exchange), the debut of the new Ocmulgee Painter’s Society show at the Macon Arts Alliance, extended hours at Hello Boba Cafe and a show by the “Shade Trees” at JBA. A full line up of events can be found at the First Friday Facebook event page. 

Saturday, Aug. 5

Walk with a Doc at Amerson River Park

This free, slow-paced and doctor-led walk is held monthly on the first Saturday of every month. The doctor for this month’s walk is Dr. Harry Strothers, III who specializes in family and geriatric medicine. Attendees will be able to ask Dr. Strothers health-related questions all while getting their daily steps in. 

7:45 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. walk; All ages; Free; 2551 Pierce Drive North, 31204;

Sunday, Aug. 6

Dunlap Guided Ranger Talk

This ranger-guided, ¼ mile walking tour focuses on the history of the Ocmulgee Mounds, specifically Dunlap Hill, after the forced removal of the native Muscogee people. The ranger will speak on the importance of the Dunlap family and the Civil War battle that took place on the hill in 1864. In the event of rain, the lecture will be moved to the Visitors Center. 

2 p.m.; Free; 1207 Emery Highway, 31217; (478) 752-8257; 

Monday, Aug. 7

Visit High Falls State Park

Located 38 miles northwest of Macon, High Falls State Park is worth the 30-minute drive. Named for the tumbling falls of the Towaliga River, the park is a local favorite for hiking and fishing. Walk along the river bank to the site of the remains of a hydroelectric power plant foundation. The $5 parking fee can only be paid in cash, so make sure to stop by the ATM before you get to the park.

7 a.m.-10 p.m.; $5 parking fee; 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson, 30233

Tuesday, Aug. 8

Storytellers Presents “Beyond the Resume” at Grant’s Lounge

This month’s Storytellers event centers on resumes. How do resumes create a snapshot of our lives? Featured storytellers are Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Seth Clark and community leader Daude Harrell, both of whom have made Macon Magazine’s “5 Under 40 List” (Clark in 2022 and Harrell in 2023). Attendees are encouraged to participate in the event by signing up to tell their own resume stories.

6:30 p.m.; Free; 576 Poplar St., 31201; (478) 746-9191;

Wednesday, Aug. 9

Senior Cinema at The Douglass Theatre

“Ray” is the August choice for the free Senior Cinema event. The 2004 film based on the life of legendary musician Ray Charles, garnered lead actor Jamie Foxx an Academy Award. 

2 p.m.; Free for ages 55 and up; $5 for non-seniors; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., 31201; (478) 742-2000

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