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Events in Macon May 23-29

Tanya Ott
View into the courtyard at Society Garden on Macon’s Ingleside Avenue.

We are excited to bring back our weekly highlight of fun events you can enjoy in Macon.  Be sure you read through to the end, where we’ve added a new feature.

In town this week, karaoke fun, a taste of utopia, some sips and strokes, and more. What’s not to like??

Thursday, May 23

Friends-themed Trivia Night 

“How you doin’?”  The answer will be great if you head down to Society Garden for trivia night.  The fun starts at 7 p.m. and includes prizes, specialty cocktails and more. Could it be any more fun?!?

7 p.m.; free; 2389 Ingleside Ave, 31204; (478) 200-0800; Society Garden Events

Friday, May 24

The Hummingbird 

A group of Middle Georgia’s most talented DJs take the stage for a night of high energy and free expression.  We’re talking lots of lights and lasers, artist vendor booths, and dubstep and trap beats.

10 pm – 2 a.m.; $5; 430 Cherry Street, 31201;478-741-9130;  The Hummingbird

Saturday, May 25

Bacon and a Beach Bash 

Get whisked away by tropical vibes and lively music Memorial Day Weekend, at the Macon Pops’ beach bash at the Macon Museum of Arts & Sciences Amphitheater.  Bring your lawn chairs and cooler and enjoy songs by the Beach Boy (of course!), Jimmy Buffet, Zac Brown Band, and more.  Arrive early (4 pm) to get free entry into the museum and a meet and greet with a zoo animal.

4 pm (early entry) and 6 pm for music and more; ticket prices vary; 4182 Forsyth Road, 31210; (478) 258-1691.

Sunday, May 26

Jazz in the Courtyard

Enjoy Jazz in the Courtyard as Macon’s Levita Carter & Friends take center stage for a free concert outside the Douglass Theatre. Carter’s a long-time Bibb County educator known for staging large scale school musical productions that really light up the stage.  This smaller, more casual venue is a perfect way to kick back before another work week begins.

7 pm; free; 355 MLK Jr. Boulevard, 31201; (478) 742-2000.

Monday, May 27

It’s time for Amerson River Park‘s annual Memorial Day float and cleanup event. Bring a tube, kayak or paddle board, and be sure to have a life vest and a trash bag. When you’re done making it “better than you found it”, you can walk, ride or run the seven miles of trails, explore hundreds of acres of forest, meadows and wetlands, and play on the state-of-the-art playground.

8 am – 7 pm; free; 2551 North Pierce Drive, 31204; (478) 803-0484; 9th annual Memorial Day weekend float/cleanup.

Tuesday, May 28

Just a few more days left to see internationally-acclaimed figurative, portrait and animal sculptor Matt Donner‘s solo exhibit Evocative Animals at Macon Arts Gallery. Matt was born and raised in Macon and earned his BFA in Sculpting at the University of Georgia.

10 am – 5 pm; Free; 486 First Street, 31201;(478) 743-6940.

Wednesday, May 29

Do flamingos like bacon?  Find out as the Macon Bacon host the Florence (SC) Flamingos at Luther Williams Field in the first week of 2024 play in the Coastal Plain League. Individual tickets are $15-$30.  Multi-game ticket plans start at $17/game and include unlimited food and drink and other perks.

7 pm; prices vary; 225 Willie Smokie Glover Dr, 31201; (478) 803-1795.

And finally (drum roll…….) Introducing “Hop, Skip & a Jump”: One suggestion each week that’s not in Macon, but close enough for a day trip.  Our inaugural pick: 2024 Atlanta Jazz Festival. This year’s headliners include jazz supergroup Something Else!, 16-time Grammy and Latin Grammy award winner Paquito D’Rivera, and renowned vocalist/songwriter and Hahira (GA) native Lizz Wright.   Check out the full three-day festival lineup and make plans to enjoy this free, three-day event.

Saturday (5/25) thru Monday (5/27) with performances beginning at 1 pm at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park.


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