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Events in Macon Nov. 16-22

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The fountain at Tattnall Square Park

In the week before Thanksgiving, we have a performance by an award-winning comedian, a concert that’s a nostalgic trip back to the heydays of Capricorn Records and an evening at the symphony featuring  jaw-dropping talent that calls Macon home. 

Thursday, Nov. 16

Riverkeeper Rendezvous at Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen

The Altamaha Riverkeeper is an environmental watchdog group dedicated to protecting and restoring the Altamaha, Ocmulgee, Oconee, and Ohoopee Rivers. At this benefit event for the organization, attendees will be able to show support for the group’s work. Appetizers will be served and a drink ticket comes with ticket purchase 

6-8 p.m.; $25 tickets available at; 450 Third St, 31201; (478) 254-2337;

Friday, Nov. 17

The Marshall Tucker Band and Wet Willie at Macon City Auditorium

These Capricorn Records veterans return to the city where they got their start. The lineup of The Marshall Tucker band has gone through some changes since their 1973 debut album, but steady throughout the decades is the vocals of founding band member Doug Gray. Wet Willie will be joining the Marshall Tucker Band along with three other founding members of their original line up. 

7 p.m.; $51 and up tickets available at; 415 First St., 31201; (478) 803-1593;

Saturday, Nov. 18

John Mulaney at Macon City Auditorium

John “There’s a Horse in the Hospital” Mulaney, brings his new stand up show, “Baby J” to Macon. Mulaney, a former writer for “Saturday Night Live,” has had five comedy specials since 2012, making him one of the most popular comedians working today. It’s a not-to-miss show and tickets are still available.

7 p.m.; $64 and up tickets available at; 415 First St., 31201; (478) 803-1593;

Sunday, Nov. 19

Disney On Ice Presents “Mickey’s Search Party” at the Macon Coliseum

Mickey, Minnie, Moana and more take to the ice and the air in this two-hour show. In addition to skating, there will be aerobatics, gymnastics and stunts. While children are encouraged to dress as their favorite character to attend the show, costumes are not allowed for anyone over the age of 14 as a safety precaution. All attendees over the age of 2 are required to have a ticket. 

11 a.m, 3 p.m.; $15 and up tickets available at; 200 Coliseum Drive, 31217; (478) 803-1593;

Monday, Nov. 20

The Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra at The Grand Opera House

Theatre Macon’s musical “The Color Purple” was a huge hit last year. So much so that the Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra has invited the cast to perform selected songs from the musical with the symphony. The evening will also feature guest conductor Filippo Ciabatti directing Beethoven’s Symphony Number 5. 

7:30 p.m.; $25 tickets and up available at; 651 Mulberry St., 31201; (478) 301-5470;

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Tattnall Tuesday Group Walk with DSTO Moore

Bike Walk Macon’s walking club will featuring a special guest, DSTO Moore for their walk on Tuesday. The photographer and motivator will join the one-hour, free fitness walk that meets in the parking lot of Tattnall Square Park. The three-mile walk will snake around the park and through surrounding neighborhoods. Attendees are encouraged to wear walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

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

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Garden

Enjoy a little pre-Christmas cheer at Callaway Gardens with the annual Fantasy in Lights event. A “Jolly Trolley” takes passengers through a seven-mile scenic trail, illuminated with 10 million twinkling lights and 17 Christmas scenes (if trolleys aren’t your thing, there is an option for a self guided tour). New this year is the Tree of Traditions, a 40-foot pixel pine tree, centered in the middle of the Callaway Gardens Christmas Village. 

Runs nightly until Jan. 1, 2024; 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Pricing varies based on date with adult tickets starting from $24.95 and child (3-11 years old) starting from $19.95; 17617 US-27 Pine Mountain, 31822; (800) 225-5292;

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