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Events in Macon June 20-26

Tanya Ott
A 1925 home on Vineville’s Buford Place is dusted in ginko leaves

Calling all history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts and SpongeBob fans…. we’ve got a lot of options for you this week!


Thursday, June 20

Help Preserve Macon

Are you passionate about the cultural and architectural heritage of Macon’s historic neighborhoods?  The Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission, known to many as P&Z, is updating its design guidelines for the Intown, Central Business District, Vineville and Cherokee Heights districts.  Provide feedback and have your voice heard at two community meetings being held this day.  Help shape the future of these neighborhoods!

12 p.m. and 6 p.m.; free; Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry Street, 31201. More details at


Friday, June 21

Full Moon Float

Buckle in, we’ve got a river of info ahead.  On Friday night, make your way down the Ocmulgee River under the full moon on a one-of-a-kind guided experience in boats festooned with glow sticks.  Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions provides transportation to the put-in and you can bring your own canoe or kayak or rent one.

Want to extend the weekend?  Book a cabin at the Towaliga River Retreat in Juliette so you can venture out for some nearby fly fishing, gravel road cycling, mountain biking, or hiking and birding.  The legendary Whistle Stop Cafe is just a stone’s throw away. To book a cabin, call 470-808-2008 or visit their webpage:

8 p.m. for two hour float, but 3 hours total; starts at $75; Juliette Park Boat Ramp at 5579 Juliette Rd, Juliette, GA, 31046; read all the details and purchase your tickets by calling (478) 733-3386.


Saturday, June 22


The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world as Theatre Macon Academy students take the stage for this super fun production of SpongeBob The Musical!

3 p.m. and 6 p.m. shows; $15/student, $20/military, $25/senior, $30/adult; Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry Street, 31201. Get yer tickets here.


Sunday, June 23

Kids Become Potters

Roughly a thousand years ago, a group of newcomers called the Mississippians arrived in central Georgia and constructed a large ceremonial complex and town along the Ocmulgee River on the edge of what is today, Macon. Archeologist have unearthed countless artifacts, tools and decorative items.  Grab your kids (or someone else’s) and head to Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park to learn how to make pottery using the Native American coil method. Children will get to create their own clay pot that they can take home.

2 – 2:30 p.m.; free; Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park; 1207 Emery Highway, 31217.


Monday, June 24 thru Saturday, June 29

Adult Clay Camp

Why should kids have all the fun? C’mon down for a week-long grown-up summer camp, themed for the holidays.  From Valentine’s votives to Halloween monster figures, you’ll get to make a fun clay project and even try out using the pottery wheel (cue the most famous pottery scene in movie history).

6:30 – 8:30 pm; $195 for general public and $160 for members, includes all supplies and a camp t-shirt; the 567 Center for Renewal at 456 First Street, 31201; click here to purchase tickets.MISSING LINK


Tuesday, June 25

Summer Solstice Social

What beats celebrating the Midsummer Sun and helping out local kids in need?  The event kicks off with energy clearing and intention setting.  Bring a plant or some seeds to swap, or simply come in solidarity and take a plant home with you.  Selfie station, flower crowns, terracotta pot painting …. take your pick!  But don’t forget to bring school supplies or a monetary donation for Bibb County Schools.  Sugar Magnolia of Macon is hosting the event in their private courtyard downtown, so dress comfortably!

6:30 p.m.; $25 tickets can be purchased in person or by calling (478)743-8682; Sugar Magnolia of Macon, 520 Mulberry Street, 31201.


Wednesday, June 26 

A Hidden Gem

Did you know that Wesleyan College, the world’s oldest women’s college, has an arboretum with miles of trails? There are more 100 species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines that provide ample habitat for salamanders, snakes, lizards, mammals, more than 150 species of resident and migratory birds and 80 species of butterflies.  It’s an outdoor learning laboratory that’s sure to delight visitors of all ages!

Sunrise to sunset; free; Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Rd, 31210; Download the Arboretum map and read the trail policies on the website.


This week’s Hop, Skip & a Jump

Discovering Dyslexia on Tuesday, June 25

Do you have questions about dyslexia? Join Mercer University for a thoughtful and informative conversation about dyslexia and how to best serve students with this common learning difference.  Family members and educators are welcome to join this supportive environmental for caregivers to ask questions and get answers.  The guest speaker is Joy Wood, head of school at the Roberts Academy at Mercer University.

10 – 11:30 a.m.; free, but registration required; Mercer University Regional Academic Center in McDonough, 160 Henry Parkway Connector, McDonough, GA, 30253


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