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Events in Macon Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Liz Fabian
Longleaf Distillery opens April 15 at 664 Second St., the old home of If it’s Paper.

Events in Macon Sept. 28- Oct 4.

In town this week we have a Pride celebration, a visit from folk music royalty and witches on the water. 

Thursday, Sept. 28

September Full Moon and Fire Ceremony at Coleman Hill

Amber Valentine and Bertram Tulloch lead this low-impact and donation-based yoga class every full moon on the top of Coleman Hill. Amber and Bertram have extra yoga mats for those who don’t own one, but encourage attendees who own mats to bring theirs. In addition to mats, Amber and Bertram encourage participants to come with a sheet of paper listing the things they want out of their lives. At the end of the yoga session, Amber builds a small fire and the sheets of paper are thrown into it in a small ceremony. 

6:30-7:45 p.m.; Donations are accepted; 285 Spring St., 31201

Friday, Sept 29

Crutchfield & Poe play The Longleaf Distillery

A great cover band is a good enough reason to check out the new distillery in town. Crutchfield & Poe will be playing covers of the Allman Brothers, The Eagles and other favorites but the real star of the night will be the location. 

6 p.m.; Free; 664 Second St., 31201; (478) 254-3010;

Saturday, Sept. 30

PRIDE in the Park at Third Street Park

The biggest event of Macon Pride Week, Pride in the Park will have food trucks, vendors and entertainment such as music from the Peanut Butter Whiskey Band, Ozello and Billy Allen and the Pollies. The main stage will have comedians, special guests and performances by Sparkling Diamond: A Cabaret among other acts.

2-9 p.m.; Free; Third Street Park; 

Sunday, Oct. 1

Third Annual Macon Witches Float at Amerson River Park

A benefit for Macon Periods Easier and for an ABC Breathe Scholarship Fund, this is a family-friendly float down the Ocmulgee starting at Amerson River Park Jay Hall Memorial Canoe Launch at the north end and ending at the Bragg Jam south river access. There will be shuttles provided to take participants back to the canoe launch. Only non-motorized boats and floats are allowed. Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions will be on hand for rentals. Come dressed as a witch, wizard or any other ghostie or goblin. Required check in starts at 2 p.m. and the float begins at 3 p.m.

2-7 p.m.; $35 per adults, $15 per child tickets available at, kayak and canoe rentals start at an additional $30; 2551 Pierce Drive North, 31204

Monday, Oct. 2

Jazz Mondays at JBA

If you miss the Jazz in the Courtyard summer series and don’t know where you can hear jazz in Macon now, JBA has you covered. The first Monday of the month is Jazz Monday at local bar JBA. Adam Hendley’s Jazz Trio takes the stage for two sets (one at 7:30 p.m. and one at 9 p.m.). JBA has added a baby grand piano to their stage recently so you won’t want to miss what Adam and the Trio can do with that.

7-10 p.m.; Free; 425 Cherry St. 31201;

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Fundamentals of Bicycling at Carolyn Crayton Park 

Part One of a two-part series (part two will be on Oct. 10) teaches the essentials of biking such as how to shift gears, power starts, rules of the road and how to properly fit your helmet. A limited amount of bicycles are available from Bike Walk Macon to use, but participants are encouraged to bring a bike with them if they own one.

6-8 p.m.; 18 years old and up; Free with registration; Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center parking lot 132 Willie Smokie Glover Dr., 31201; (478) 335-1236;

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Sarah Lee Guthrie at Capricorn Studios

Sarah Lee Guthrie is the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie and daughter of Arlo Guthrie. If folk music had royalty, she would be Princess Diana. Her music is sweet and unassuming as can be heard in her new single “Honey and The Dew.”

7:30 p.m.; $35 tickets available at; 540 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, (478) 257- 5327;

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