Your Weekly Guide to Fun and Interesting Events in Middle Georgia (10/23 - 10/29)


The 16th Annual Central Georgia Greek Festival took place this last weekend at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church (Photographer Nate Weeks)

If you are looking for something fun to do this week, there are plenty of Fall festivals and Halloween themed events, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations, and return of the popular Rose Hill Ramble, which will include a live music after the tour this year, and more. The following is a partial list of some of the more interesting events going on in Middle Georgia.

MONDAY, October 23

Mercer Basketball Tip Off in Mercer Village (6 p.m.)

Mercer’s Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams and their coaches will be taking over Mercer Village on Monday night. There will be games, free pizza, inflatables, and team autographs given out at the Mercer Basketball Tip Off.

  -  Mercer Village - 1624 Coleman Avenue, Macon

Monday Night Football at Grant’s Lounge (7 p.m.)

This football season, Grant’s Lounge will host Monday Night Football nights every Monday with music, cold drinks, and hot wings. This event is presented by CMD Styles, Big Game James, and Island Jon Vodka. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the game starts at 8:15 p.m.

  -  Grant’s Lounge - 576 Poplar Street, Macon

TUESDAY, October 24

Nevermore: A Chilling Cocktail Experience at The Society Garden (6:30 and 8:30 p.m.)

A unique theatre experience will take place at The Society Garden on Tuesday night with the Edgar Allan Poe themed “Nevermore” event. Local actors will act out some of Poe’s famous, spooky stories and four themed cocktails will be served as well. If you can't make it on Tuesday, the Society Garden will also be presenting Nevermore on Wednesday and Thursday as well. Tickets for Nevermore cost $55.    

 -  The Society Garden - 2389 Ingleside Avenue, Macon

Graphic courtesy of The Society Garden

WEDNESDAY, October 25

Pumpkin Palooza at Centerpoint Church in Kathleen (6 p.m.)

Pumpkin Palooza will feature food trucks, inflatables, hay rides, a petting zoo, and more. The church will also be serving hot cocoa and specialty drinks at their Coffee Bar. This event is free and open to the public.

  -  Centerpoint Church - 2440 GA-127, Kathleen

Hocus Pocus Bar Crawl at Fall Line Brewing Co. (6 p.m.)

The Hocus Pocus Bar Crawl will feature a unique bar crawl featuring a search for the missing ingredient from the “Life Potion”. The event will also include a JBA After Party where attendees 21 years old and older can receive a shot of “potion”. This event will start at Fall Line Brewing Co. where guests will receive a “spellbook”, black light (for revealing secrets), entry to the JBA After Party, and a Life Potion shot for $11.

  -  Fall Line Brewing Co. - 561 2nd Street Lane, Macon

THURSDAY, October 26

2023 Macon Arts Cultural Awards (5:30 p.m.)

The Macon Arts Alliance Cultural Awards will recognize individuals, organizations, and businesses who have made contributions to the culture of Central Georgia. Nominations come from the community and the ultimate recipients of the awards will be decided by an independent panel of community leaders.

  -  Mill Hill Community Arts Center - 213 Clinton Street, Macon

Graphic courtesy of the Macon Arts Alliance

Spirits in October - Where Valor Rests in Riverside Cemetery (6 p.m.)

Riverside Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 18,000 people, each with a fascinating history of their own. Spirits in October will feature a guided walking tour of the 126 acre cemetery and actors who will perform as some of the individuals who are buried there. The tours will depart from Riverside Cemetery’s Gatehouse every 15 minutes and guests should arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour time.

  -  Riverside Cemetery - 1301 Riverside Drive, Macon

FRIDAY, October 27

Fall Festival at Carolyn Crayton Park (5:30 p.m.)

The Fall Festival at Carolyn Crayton Park (aka Central City Park) will feature a haunted maze, a trunk or treat, a play area, and food trucks. This event is presented by the Macon-Bibb County Parks & Recreation and the MCSProject.Inc. and is free and open to the public.

  -  Carolyn Crayton Park - 150 Willie Smokie Glover Drive, Macon

Macon Mayhem vs. Fayetteville Marksmen at the Macon Coliseum (7 p.m.)

The professional hockey team the Macon Mayhem’s 2023 - 2024 season has gotten off to a fantastic start with two victories against the Knoxville Ice Bear’s last weekend. They will be facing off against the Fayetteville Marksmen on Friday night and it is to be seen whether the Mayhem can continue their winning streak. If you can’t make it to Friday night’s game, they will be playing the Marksmen again on Saturday Tickets to see the Macon Mayhem fight it out with the Fayetteville Marksmen on Friday start at $9.

  -  Macon Coliseum - 200 Coliseum Drive, Macon

Comedienne Heather Land at The Capitol Theatre (8 p.m.)

Heather Land is an author, singer, and comedienne who is known for telling jokes with Southern charm and plenty of sarcasm and she will be coming to make on Friday night. Tickets to see Heather Land perform this Friday start at $40.

  -  The Capitol Theatre - 382 Second Street, Macon


Heather Land is not a big fan of Walmart if her standup act is to be believed

Kostume Karaoke at Reboot Retrocade & Bar (9 p.m.)

Kostume Karaoke invites you to wear your costume outfits for a night of karaoke with other spookily dressed patrons at Reboot. This free event is for those 18 years old and older.

  -  Reboot Retrocade & Bar - 580 Cherry Street, Macon

SATURDAY, October 28

ROAD TRIP: Chitlin Hoedown 2023 in Yatesville (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

The Chitlin Hoedown in a yearly tradition in Yatesville that goes back many years and includes lots of chitlins, barbecue, fried pies, funnel cakes, arts and crafts, a parade, live entertainment, a costume contest, and more. This event is free and open to all.

  -  Downtown Yatesville

Day of the Dead Cultural Exhibition at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame (12 p.m.)

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame will feature Day of the Dead Cultural Exhibits this Saturday and Sunday with traditional food and performances and more. The exhibitions are free with admission to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

  -  Georgia Sports Hall of Fame - 301 Cherry Street, Macon

Día de los Muertos Cultural Fest in Warner Robins (1 p.m.)

Community, Culture & Art will present a Día de los Muertos Cultural Fest this Saturday that will include live music, dance exhibitions, prizes, food trucks, and more. This event is free and open to the public.

  -  Warner Robins Parks and Recreation - 900 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins

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

The cult classic film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will be screened at the historic Grand Opera House this Saturday. This isn’t just a normal movie though: this is an interactive musical experience that is as weird as it is fun. This event is for mature audiences and tickets cost $3.86.

  -  Grand Opera House - 651 Mulberry Street, Macon

SUNDAY, October 29

Rose Hill Ramble at Rose Hill Cemetery (2 p.m.)

Historian Jim Barfield will lead a tour of Rose Hill Cemetery on Sunday where he will tell fascinating stories about Macon’s history and some of the notable people who have been buried there as well. After the Rose Hill Ramble, Rhythms of Rose Hill will take place and include live music, a food truck, raffle, kid’s activities, and more. Attendees are asked to be at the main gate by 1:45 p.m. to get tickets for the Rose Hill Ramble, which cost $5 cash.

  -  Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon

Mulberry Street UMC Fall Festival (4 - 6 p.m.)

Macon’s Mulberry Street United Methodist Church will host a Fall Festival this Sunday with a trunk or treat, games, face painting, a bounce house, and more. Costumes are highly encouraged for this free, family-friendly event.

  -  Mulberry Street United Methodist Church - 742 Walnut Street Lane, Macon

Graphic courtesy of Mulberry Street UMC

Did we miss an event you are excited about? Leave a comment below wherever you mind this article to let others know about other fun and interesting events taking place this week in Middle Georgia.

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