Fun and Interesting Events in Middle Georgia this Week (10/24 - 10/30)

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Visitors to Downtown Macon on NewTown Macon's Tour of Progress were able to enjoy a fantastic view of the sunset from the rooftop bar at Hotel 45 (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Visitors to Downtown Macon last week were able to see many of the most recent developments there thanks to NewTown Macon’s Tour of Progress. This week Middle Georgia will have plenty of Fall Festival and Halloween events, live music, and more.

Attendees at NewTown Macon's Tour of Progress last week enjoyed free food and live music at Cotton Avenue Plaza at the end of the tour (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Monday, October 24th

Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music Jazz Combo Concert (7:30 p.m.)

On Monday evening the students at Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music will play a free concert where they will perform music by artists like Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter. This event will take place in Fickling Hall inside the McCorkle Music Building located at 1329 Adams Street in Macon.

Tuesday, October 25th

Boo Bash on Ice at the Macon Coliseum (6 - 7:30 p.m.)

This family friendly event presented by Macon Learn to Skate invites you to come ice skate at the Macon Coliseum while dressed in your Halloween costume. There will be a costume contest, goodie bags, a "glow skate" and more. Tickets cost $12 which includes skate rental. The Macon Coliseum is located at 200 Coliseum Drive in Macon.

Fabian Concert Series “All-American” (7:30 p.m.)

This concert will have an “all-female team of featured artists” performing works of composers Jennifer Higdon and Amy Beach. There will be performances by pianist Elizabeth Pridgen, violinists Hsin-Yun Huang and Amy Schwartz Moretti, as well as cellist Julie Albers. Tickets are $20 with students (with student ID) receiving free entry. This concert will take place in Fickling Hall inside the McCorkle Music Building at 1329 Adams Street in Macon.

Wednesday, October 26th

Fall Festival 2022 at The Assembly at Warner Robins (6:30 p.m.)

This Fall Festival event will include food trucks, a “truck or treat”, inflatables, and an event by The Assembly at Warner Robins. This free family-friendly event takes place at The Assembly at Warner Robins located at 6040 Watson Boulevard in Byron.



Thursday, October 27th

Market Day at Tattnall Square Park (3:30 - 6 p.m.)

Napier Heights Food Co-op presents this event on Thursday. Shoppers can browse many types of “baked goods, fresh produce” as well as arts and crafts. Tattnall Square Park is located at 1155 College Street in Macon.

PINKnic in the Park at Amerson River Park (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.)

The United Way of Central Georgia hosts this special event on Thursday for survivors of breast cancer in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Attendees will receive a dinner from Texas Roadhouse Restaurant, there will be a “Survivor Celebration Walk”, and there will be music and other entertainment too. Survivors and guests are required to sign up online as space is limited. Amerson River Park is located at 2600 Riverview Road in Macon.

Friday, October 28th

Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat in Macon (6 - 9 p.m.)

This free Fall Festival is presented by the Macon-Bibb County Recreation Department and Melanated Community Stimulation Project, Inc. Unlike last year this event will not be a drive thru event. There will be inflatable games, a game truck, food, mascots, live music, and more. This event takes place at the Macon-Bibb County Recreation Department located at 150 Willie Smokie Glover Drive in Macon.

Movies in My Park “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in Rosa Parks Square (7 p.m.)

The Macon Film Festival presents a screening of the first film in the Harry Potter film series. The first 200 guests to this screening will receive a free “wizard’s wand” to help make a tribute to Steven Fulbright before the movie begins. While this event is free, donation will be accepted for Fulbright’s family. Alcohol is prohibited in Rosa Parks Square but guests are invited to bring their blankets and chairs to get comfortable while watching the movie. Rosa Parks Square is located at the corner of Poplar and 1st Street in Macon.

Macon Macabre Tour in Downtown Macon (8 - 9:30 p.m.)

Rock Candy Tours presents a spooky tour that focuses on Downtown Macon’s nightlife and businesses on Friday night. This walking tour will last for an hour and a half. Tickets for the Macon Macabre Tour cost $15. This event is not recommended for children because of the nature of the content discussed. The Macon Macabre Tour starts at Just Tap’d - Macon and ends at Parish on Cherry. Just Tap’d - Macon is located at 488 1st Street in Macon.

Killer Skaryaoke at Reboot Retrocade & Bar (9 p.m.)

This unique free event combines karaoke and costumes to create a Halloween-themed experience. This 18 and older event will include a costume contest for individuals and couples as well as themed drinks. Reboot Retrocade & Bar is located at 566 Cherry Street in Macon.

Saturday, October 29th

Shrek Rave at the Garden (8 - 11:59 p.m.)

This unique event on Saturday night is going to be a strange one. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite Shrek characters. Four DJs will perform and there will be an “insane laser light show” and a $200 grand prize awarded to whoever wears the best costume. This adults only event cost $15 to attend and tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.com. The Society Garden is located at 2389 Ingleside Avenue in Macon.

Attendees to the Shrek Rave at the Garden will likely see lots of characters from the beloved family films (Image courtesy of Pxfuel.com)

Screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Grand Opera House (9 p.m.)

If you have never been to a screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” you are in for a surprise. This cult movie screening will include a shadow cast, cosplayers, karaoke, and even props to be used at specific times during the iconic film (only props purchased with tickets for this event are allowed though to protect the historic venue). The Grand Opera House is located at 651 Mulberry Street in Macon.

Sunday, October 30th

The Nightmare Asylum Fall Festival in Forsyth (6 - 8 p.m.)

The second annual Nightmare Asylum Fall Festival will take place this Sunday evening at The Nightmare Asylum Haunted House. The festival is free and entry into the haunted house will cost $10. The Nightmare Asylum Haunted House is located at 1350 Rumble Road in Forsyth.



The band Magnolia Moon performed at the Ocmulgee Artist Guild's art party, Dysphoria, last Friday night.
Some of the unique art on display at the Ocmulgee Artist Guild's art party, Dysphoria, last Friday night.
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