Fun and Interesting Things to Do in Macon and Middle Georgia this Week


Mercer University celebrated their Homecoming last week as well as the start of the 2023 - 2024 Mercer Bears Men's Basketball season (Photographer Nate Weeks)

This week there is a lot going on in the heart of Georgia: the Fire & Ice: Ceramic and Glass Festival continues through Saturday, Storytellers Macon brings another night of true storytelling to historic Grant's Lounge on Tuesday, two famous comedians perform at venues in Downtown Macon, the Skydog Music Festival returns, and much, much more. The following are just a few of the adventurous activities you can take part in this week in Middle Georgia.

MONDAY, November 13

5th Annual Fire & Ice: Ceramic and Glass Festival at Carolyn Crayton Park (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

The Macon Arts Alliance’s Fire & Ice: Ceramic and Glass Festival continues this week and will take place through Saturday. The festival will showcase thousands of original glass and ceramic pieces from talented artists.

  -  Round House - Carolyn Crayton Park (aka Central City Park) 225 Willie Glover Drive, Macon

Fire & Ice will include ceramic artwork from artists from all over the southeast and local artists like Yen-Ting Chiu of Macon (Photographer Nate Weeks)

TUESDAY, November 14

Storytellers Presents: In The Trenches at Grant’s Lounge (6:30 p.m.)

Storytellers Macon brings another night of true storytelling to Grant’s Lounge on Tuesday. The theme for the night will be “In The Trenches” and a variety of storytellers will share stories that revolve around that being in the midst of something dangerous, daring, or just dramatic. Anyone can sign up to tell their own 5 minute story in front of the friendly crowd at Grant’s. This event is free to attend but it is uncensored so is recommended for mature audiences.

  -  Grant’s Lounge - 576 Poplar Street, Macon

GCSU Jazz Jam Session at Amici Café in Milledgeville (7 p.m.)

The Georgia College Department of Music will host a Jazz Jam Session this Tuesday evening. The event will be lead by the faculty as well as student jazz musician and is open to all who are interested on improving their jazz and improvisation skills. Those who wish to take part can bring their own instruments or you can just show up and listen to the music. This musical event is free to attend.

  -  Amici Café - 101 Hancock Street, Milledgeville

WEDNESDAY, November 15

Chicken Salad Chick Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening in Milledgeville (9:30 a.m.)

The Milledgeville-Baldwin Chamber will be on hand to celebrate the Grand Opening of one of the newest businesses in Milledgeville, Chicken Salad Chick. Come watch as the ribbon is cut at “America’s favorite place for chicken salad” during the opening ceremony. This event is free to attend.

  -  Chicken Salad Chick - 1901 N. Columbia Street, Milledgeville

THURSDAY, November 16

International City Farmers’ Market in Warner Robins (1 - 6 p.m.)

Shoppers at the International City Farmers’ market can buy fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, milk, crafts, and more.

  -  International City Farmers’ Market - 108 Maple Street, Warner Robins

Happy Hour with Hung Jury: A FUNraiser at Fall Line Brewing Co. (5:30 p.m.)

This event will benefit the Macon-Bibb Mayor’s Literacy Alliance, which helps promote literacy in our communities. The band Hung Jury will perform during this “FUNraiser”. This event is free and open to the public.

  -  Fall Line Brewing Co. - 567 Plum Street, Macon

“Auntie’s House” at stARTup Studios (6 - 8 p.m.)

Artist A’Keara Danielle will present her artwork at stARTup Studios and have her first opening reception there this Thursday. Musician Trombone Love of One Love Entertainment will provide the live music for the reception. This event is free and open to the public.

  -  stARTup Studios - 1055 Riverside Drive, Macon

FRIDAY, November 17

Food Truck Friday - Party Like It’s 1999 in Perry (6 - 10 p.m.)

Food Truck Friday will celebrate their 6th season in Downtown Perry this Friday with a 90’s themed party. Attendees are invited to wear their discmans, pagers, and bring their gameboys for this family-friendly event. Well-behaved dogs on leashes or welcome but not outside coolers or alcohol. There will be over 20 food and drink vendors on hand. This event is free and open to the public.

  -  Carroll Street, Perry

ROAD TRIP: Candlelight Weekends 2023 in Warm Springs (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

The historic city of Warm Springs invites you to experience a charming small town lit up with thousands of lights. Santa will even be making an early visit down south at 6:30 p.m. for the annual Christmas tree lighting. If you can’t make it down on Friday, the event will continue each Friday and Saturday through December 23rd. On Saturday, November 18th a traditional hometown Christmas parade will take place at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

  -  Historic Warm Springs - 5795 Spring Street, Warm Springs

Disney On Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party at the Macon Coliseum (7 p.m.)

Mickey Mouse and crew will be coming to the Macon Coliseum for an evening of “world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts” at this family-friendly event on Friday night. Tickets to Disney on Ice start at $17 on

  -  Macon Coliseum - 200 Coliseum Drive, Macon

Comedian Jim Breuer at The Capitol Theatre (8 p.m.)

Many will recognize this comedian for his time on Saturday Night Live or his Comedy Central specials. He has been named as Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time” and now he is coming to Macon’s The Capitol Theatre. Tickets to see Jim Breuer start at $50 on

  -  Capitol Theatre - 382 Second Street, Macon

SATURDAY, November 18

3rd Annual Lizella Marketplace at Lizella Ball Park (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

This family-friendly shopping event will feature a large selection of homemade craft items according to the organizers. This event is free and open to the public.

  -  Lizella Ball Park - 3308 Holley Road, Lizella

Triangle Arts Macon’s Fall Market (12 - 5 p.m.)

Triangle Arts Macon’s Fall Market will feature live furniture building demonstrations from Valkill Furniture’s Ric Geyer, a hands on car clinic with Macon Classics Auto Restoration, Touch a Truck, a curated vendor market, and more. Fall Line Brewery will be on hand with hot apple cider and craft beer as well. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

  -  Triangle Arts Macon - 192 Lower Elm Street, Macon

John Mulaney at Macon City Auditorium (7 p.m.)

John Mulaney is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer who first gained notoriety for his writing for Saturday Night Live. He has since hosted SNL multiple times as well as had several stand-up specials and released a musical comedy for children on Netflix titled John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch. Tickets to see John Mulaney start at $64 on at the time of publication.

  -  Macon City Auditorium - 415 1st Street, Macon

Tuckered Out Movie Hour at Reboot Retrocade & Bar (9 p.m.)

Local comedian Tucker Andrews will host another Tuckered Out Movie Hour this Saturday. This movie event is for patrons 18 years old and older. Tuckered Out Movie Hour is free to enter and watch.

  -  Reboot Retrocade & Bar - 566 Cherry Street, Macon

Tucker Andrews like to screen movies and crack jokes at his Tuckered Out Movie Hours (Image courtesy of Reboot Retrocade & Bar)

SUNDAY, November 19

1st Annual Holiday Market at Emerson at Plum (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

This holiday shopping event will include pictures with Santa from 2 to 5 p.m., family-friendly activities, and local vendors selling homemade items, candles, food, and more. There is a $5 entry fee for this event.

  -  Emerson at Plum - 596 2nd Street Lane, Macon

Skydog 77 at Carolyn Crayton Park (aka Central City Park) (12 - 5 p.m.)

The Skydog Music Festival returns this Sunday with live music from multiple bands. The festival celebrates the life and music of The Allman Brothers Band’s Duane Allman while helping raise funds and provide items to Macon’s Daybreak Day Resource Center. Entry to Skydog 77 works a bit differently than at other music festivals. Guests are asked to bring 10 or more of the following items to be donated to Daybreak: body wash, spray deodorant, double/triple blade razors, new men’s/women’s underwear (M, L, XL), paper towels, coffee creamer, 39 gallon lawn trash bags, liquid laundry detergent, large sturdy backpacks.

  -  Carolyn Crayton Park - 115 Willie Smokie Glover Drive, Macon

The Skydog Music Festival is called Skydog 77 this year because that is how old Duane Allman would be if he were still alive (Photograph courtesy of Skydog 77)

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