Fun and Interesting Events in Middle Georgia This Week (7/11 - 7/17)


The scenic Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park will have several free events for families this week (Photograph by Nate Weeks)

Monday, July 11th

Music Bingo at Georgia Butts BBQ in Eatonton (6:30 p.m.)

Music Bingo sounds like a fun time, especially if it takes place on the shore of the Oconee River. Combining that unique game with good barbecue seems like a great way to bring in the week. Music Bingo takes place at Georgia Butts BBQ is located at 1137 Lake Oconee Parkway in Eatonton.

Tuesday, July 12th

Storytellers Presents: The Music in Me at Grant's Lounge (6:30 p.m.)

Storytellers Macon celebrates the return of the Bragg Jam Concert Crawl on Tuesday night with "The Music in Me". The theme for this Storytellers' event is Music and how it helps, heals, or moves us. Anyone can sign up to tell true story in five minutes or less. Grant's Lounge is located at 576 Poplar Street in Macon.

Wednesday, July 13th

Downtown Macon French Fry Fight 

Wednesday is National French Fry Day and various restaurants in downtown Macon are celebrating the day with uniquely prepared French fries. Multiple establishments will bring their own creative spins to one of America's most favorited food starting at 11 a.m. Participating restaurants are Biddy's, Cashman's Pub, Felicia's Cake Factory, Kudzu Seafood Company, Loom, Macon Beer Company, Ocmulgee Brewpub, Oliver's Corner Bistro, Parish on Cherry, Pearl Passionate Cuisine and Cocktails, Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen, Rookery, Satterfield's, and VIBEZ.

If this picture makes you hungry make sure you are in Downtown Macon during Wednesday's Macon French Fry Fight.

Chosen Family Feud at The Society Garden (6:30 p.m.)

Macon Pride presents the game show everyone knows combined with local LGBTQ+ and ally celebrities of Middle Georgia on Wednesday evening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $15 at the gate. The Society Garden is located at 2389 Ingleside Avenue in Macon.

[CANCELLED] Full Moon Yoga at Coleman Hill (7:30 p.m.)

Star Stuff Yoga & More and Sparks Yoga presents an all levels, donation based yoga class on Coleman Hill every full moon. Amber and special guest instructor Bertram Tulloch will lead attendees through a meditation, yoga practice, and traditional fire ceremony to release worries and fears. Register online for Full Moon Yoga which takes place on Coleman Hill in Macon.

Clockwork Comedy Presents Mark Viola at Grant's Lounge (8 p.m.)

Clockwork Comedy is bringing comedian Mark Viola to Macon Wednesday night. Viola is a voice actor on "The News Remixed" and also plays a part on HBO and D.C.'s "Doom Patrol" and was born in Orlando, Florida. Comedian Delis Nichols from Pensacola will also amuse the crowds along with Macon's own Patrick Cunningham who will be hosting. Tickets cost around $10 and can be purchased onlineGrant's Lounge is located at 576 Poplar Street in Macon.

Thursday, July 14th

Hiking and Camping Gear Selection Workshop (6 p.m.)

Ocmulgee Outfitters presents this free event that teaches adventurers the tips and tricks of picking gear and hiking essentials for their travels. The question and answer session at the end of the class will answer any lingering questions attendees might have. While this event is free, sign up is required to attend: call the store at (478)259-6594 to register. Ocmulgee Outfitters is located at 565 Poplar Street in Macon.

Friday, July 15th

The Douglass on Broadway (6 p.m.)

Douglass Theatre's Stageworks Summer Theatre Camp presents this multi-act production on Friday night. Portions of three Broadway plays will come to life on the stage through the acting of the camp's talented students. Tickets for this event cost $5 and can be purchased online and at the door. The historic Douglass Theatre is located at 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Macon.

Euphoria Art Show by the Ocmulgee Artist Guild (6 p.m.)

The talented Ocmulgee Artist Guild presents unique and fun art shows with wide selection of fine art to view and buy (often at  very reasonable prices). The theme for Euphoria is time. Attendees over 21 years of age will be able to enjoy a "Mile High Club" experience with specially conceited cocktails with a donation. This second-annual event will feature work from non-guild artists and live music from rock legend Scott Baston of Moonshine Still and Headstrings. While this event is free, the Guild is able to continue bringing creative events to Middle Georgia through the donations of its generous art patrons. The Euphoria Art Show will take place at 391 2nd Street in Macon

Goat Yoga at Goats 'n Grace in Lizella (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.)

If you are looking for something really different to do Friday evening, you can practice yoga with goats in Lizella. Goats 'n Grace brings this creative event to the Holloway Farms. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased online. Holloway Farms is located at 6131 Fulton Mill Road in Lizella.

Yoga with goats is an amusing way to practice yoga while cute goats try to break your concentration.

The Tony Tyler Trance at Grant's Lounge (8 p.m.)

The Tony Tyler Trance band brings "space bending" rock and roll music to Macon this weekend. The four members of this unique band are Tony Tyler (Guitar, Vocals), D-Truth The Professional (Bass, Vocals), Linda Ann Kiley (Keys, Vocals), Paige Cantrill (Drums, Percussion). Grant's Lounge is located at 576 Poplar Street in Macon.

Saturday, July 16th

BIKING EVENT CANCELLED Biking through History with Ranger Drew and Earth Lodge Tour at the Ocmulgee Mounds (8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.)

The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park presents many free , fun, family-friendly events throughout the year. This Saturday bring your bikes and helmets for a tour of the large historic park with Ranger Drew that starts at 8:30 a.m.. At 11 a.m., take a tour of the Earth Lodge and see the 1,000 year old clay floor of the ceremonial council chamber. The Ocmuglee Mounds National Historical Park is located at 1207 Emery Highway in Macon.

JERB live at The Hummingbird (10 p.m.)

This Funk Rock band from Atlanta brings their unique style to The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom Saturday night. JERB was formerly known as Jacks River Band. The Hummingbird is located at 430 Cherry Street in Macon.


Sunday, July 17th

Kids Pottery Program at the Ocmulgee Mounds (2 p.m.)

The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park presents another free and fun event on Sunday afternoon with its Kids Pottery Program.  Attendees will learn how to make pottery using the fascinating American Indian coil method. Children can also create their own clay pots to take home. The Ocmuglee Mounds National Historical Park is located at 1207 Emery Highway in Macon.

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