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Events in Macon Sept. 21-27

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Entrance of the Georgia Sports Hall Of Fame.

In town this week we have steampunk theater, a celebration of the start of fall, a Pride week event and a visit from a former Poet Laureate. 

Thursday, Sept. 21

Alice in Wonderland at Tattnall Square Park 

Mercer University’s theater department’s new take on Lewis Carrol’s beloved story is sure to entertain children and their parents alike. This version, adapted by Mercer professor Scot Mann, is set in a steampunk world where the Victorian era meets science fiction through design and special effects. 

10 a.m. Shows also on Sept. 22-23; Free; Tattnall Square Park; 1155 College St., 31201; More information can be found at the event’s Facebook page

Friday, Sept. 22

Reedy River String Band at JBA

The music of The Reedy River String Band can be described as bluegrass by way of a classic Southern rock jam band. It’s a form of music called “Newgrass” and the Reedy River String Band are drawing crowds all across the South with it.

10 p.m.; Free; 425 Cherry St., 31201; 

Saturday, Sept. 23

Opening Day of Dicky Farms Annual Corn Maze & Fall Activities

Celebrate the first day of fall with a trip to Dicky Farms for their corn maze and other classic fall activities. Enjoy a hay ride, check out their “corn cannon,” get lost in their maze or pick up a pumpkin at their 125-year-old farm.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; $14.95 per person, $12.95 for seniors and children under 3 years old are free; Admission includes corn maze and special fall activities (gemstone mining not included); 3440 Musella Road, Musella, GA, 31066; (478) 836-4362;

Sunday, Sept. 24

Macon it OUT to the Movies at The Douglass Theatre 

This special screening of the 2005 film, “Rent” is a part of Macon’s Pride week. The film is based on the hit Broadway musical that depicted the lives of eight young artists living in the East Village of New York during the HIV crisis. 

4 p.m.; $5 General Admission; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., 31201; (478)742-2000;

Monday, Sept. 25

Fabian Concert Series at Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University 

Violinist Robert McDuffie and pianist Margery McDuffie Whatley bring composer Phillip Glass’ “American Four Seasons” to life. The piece was written especially for violinist McDuffie and is written as a companion piece to Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”

7:30; $17.93 tickets available at; 1329 Adams St., 31201; (478) 301-5470; 

Tuesday, Sept. 26

A Reading by Joy Harjo at the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Former poet laureate Joy Harjo will read selections of her poetry at this sure-to-be-packed event. Harjo, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, has a special connection to the Mounds as they are the ancestral home of the Muscogee Tribe. Her reading in 2020 drew standing room only crowds, so if you plan on attending, make sure you arrive early.

4-5:30 p.m.; Free; 1207 Emery Highway, 31217; (478) 752-8257;

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Visit the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 

For many Maconites, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is a place that tourists and school groups visit. There is a lot to be said for exploring your own town like a tourist. The 43,000 square foot museum is one of the largest state sports museums in the country. The museum is a celebration of all things Georgia sports and is a must-visit for the sports nut in your life. 

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Closed Sunday and Monday; $8 Adults, $6 Seniors, College Students and Military, $3.50 children 16 years old and younger; 301 Cherry St., 31201; (478) 752-1585;

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