Adventures in Middle Georgia: Things to Do this Week in the Heart of Georgia


This unique mural will be the backdrop for Fall Line Brewing Co.'s first every Art After Dark Festival (Photographer Nate Weeks)

This week is a great one for adventure with unique festivals celebrating music and art (and things that glow in the dark) and even a celebration of the birthday of the one-of-a-kind Dr. Suess with a special event taking place at multiple locations in Downtown Macon. The following are just a few of the things you can do the week of February 26th through March 2nd in the heart of Georgia.

MONDAY, February 26th

Jesus Christ Superstar at Grand Opera House (7 p.m.)

On Monday and Tuesday, the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar will be performed at the Grand Opera House. The popular musical includes music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics from Tim Rice. Tickets for these shows start at $59 and can be purchased at this link.

 > Grand Opera House - 651 Mulberry Street, Macon


This sneak preview of a performance of Jesus Christ Superstar will give you an idea of what to expect

TUESDAY, February 27th

Perry Startup Week (12 p.m.)

Perry Startup Week is calling all entrepreneurs from Tuesday, February 27th through Friday, March 1st. This event will include plenty of networking opportunities and more. The topics to be discussed according to the City of Perry Government include the following: Meet your Local ESOs, Small Business Marketing and Perry Business Crawl, Perry’s Development Process and No Dumb Questions Panel, and Pitch Competition. Learn more about all the events happening during Perry Startup Week online at this link.

 > 808 Carroll Street, Perry

These Days: A Conversation About Macon Music at Capricorn Sound Studios and Museum (5 - 6 p.m.)

"These Days: A Conversation about Macon Music” with Sam Stephens, a seasoned music journalist, and Lisa Love, who has lots of experience with Georgia music tourism. and focus on the fact that Macon has long been a “hotbed for music”. This event will include a live performance by the Macon Music Revue. At the time of publication, there were no more free tickets available online.

 > Capricorn Sound Studios - 530 MLK Jr Blvrd., Macon

WEDNESDAY, February 28th

SparkMacon’s Entrepreneur’s Night at Sweet Eleanor’s (6 - 7:30 p.m.)

Small businesses throughout Macon-Bibb will meet at the dessert and coffee shop Sweet Eleanor’s on Wednesday at this event presented by SparkMacon. Entrepreneur’s Night takes place at different small business locations in the heart of Georgia each month.

 > Sweet Eleanor’s - 530 Poplar Street, Macon

THURSDAY, February 29th

LEAP DAY - Leap day only comes around once every four years so celebrate it on Thursday or you'll have to wait another four years for your next chance!

Depaul USA Daybreak’s 11th Annual Greater Macon Sleepout (5:30 p.m.)

This fundraising event for the Daybreak Day Resource Center is a chance for the Middle Georgia community to come together to gain a better understanding of the conditions the homeless deal with as part of their everyday life while supporting Daybreak’s important mission. Breakfast is served at 7 a.m. the next day as part of the Greater Macon Sleepout. Donate or start fundraising for this event at this link.

 > Daybreak USA - 174 Walnut Street, Macon

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

This weekly farmers’ market includes “fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, milk, baked goods, crafts, and more” for sale from local producers.

 > International City Farmers’ Market - On Watson Blvd. at Maple Street by Perkins Field, Warner Robins

Leap Day at Loom (5 - 10 p.m.)

Hotel Forty Five’s restaurant Loom will present a special Leap Day dinner on Thursday. The three-course dinner will include shaved Green Tomato Salad with citrus vinaigrette and bacon jam, buttermilk fried chicken with collards, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and grasshopper cheesecake. The Leap Year Three Course Special will cost $29.

 > Loom - 401 Cotton Avenue, Macon

FRIDAY, March 1

First Friday in Downtown Macon

First Friday celebrations in Downtown Macon this week will include a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the opening of multiple art exhibits, and much more.

- The Seuss on the Loose celebration will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and include “family-friendly crafts, games, and book giveaways inspired by Dr. Seuss”. The main event will take place in NewTown Macon's First Friday Family Fun Zone in Third Street Park (located between Mulberry and Cherry Streets) with live music from the children's band Green Grass Green and visits from the Grinch, Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and 2 in Third Street Park, and crafting activities with artist Rhonda Miller. The Go on a StoryWalk™ invites families to walk while reading a Dr. Seuss book by looking into the windows of different downtown businesses. Participating businesses include Hello Boba Cafe (face painting), Taste and See, 567 Center for the Arts (interactive coloring sheet at their Graffiti Wall), Your Pie, Total Fuze, Lawrence Mayer Florist, Hotel Forty Five, Fall Line Brewing Co. Just Tap’d, Daphne’s 525, and Sweet Eleanors.

- The Macon Arts Alliance will host the opening exhibit for the artwork of Joe Adams, an artist whose artwork invites the viewer to enjoy “paint splashes, drips, scribbles” and more. The opening exhibit for Adams’ first solo exhibit, “Embracing Imperfection”, will take place from 4 to 7 p.m.

- Gallery West will be presenting paintings of Tameka Phillips, a Macon painter and visual arts teacher in the Macon public school system, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a reception that will include free food and drinks. This will be Phillips' first solo exhibit.

- The 567 Center for Renewal will be opening the 11th Annual Bibb County Schools Student Art Show from 5 to 8 p.m. The talented students will showcase their talents at this art exhibit which will include an opening reception, light refreshments, and an “ensemble of student musicians”.

    90’s Nostalgia DIY Night at Artspace Macon (6 - 8 p.m.)

    Artspace Macon will host another DIY Art Night on Friday night. Attendees will create a 90’s inspired collage on canvas and a mini sand art, according to the art gallery. Tickets cost $30 online at this link.

     > Artspace Macon - 2378 Ingleside Avenue, Macon

    Sounds of the Spring in Downtown Milledgeville (7 p.m. - 2 a.m.)

    The Sounds of the Spring music festival returns to Downtown Milledgeville this Friday. The music starts at 8 p.m. at Buffington’s with a performance from The Asymptomatics, then the show continues with music from Better Yet (8:30 p.m. at Blackbird Theatre), The Muskogees (9 p.m. at Dungeons and Daiquiris), Ad Blanco (9:30 p.m. at Buffington’s), Big Toe and the Jams (10 p.m. at Blackbird Theatre), Parking Garage (10:30 p.m. at Dungeons and Daiquiris), and Lowertown (11 p.m. at Buffington’s). There will also be a late night show from Atticus Roness at Dungeons and Daiquiris. Tickets for Sounds of the Spring will cost $16 before the event at this link and $19 at the door.

    Macon Mayhem vs. Huntsville Havoc at the Macon Coliseum (7 p.m.)

    Mac and the rest of the Macon Mayhem Team will face off against the Huntsville Havoc for another game of exciting hockey on Friday night. Tickets start at $14 on

     > Macon Coliseum - 200 Coliseum Drive, Macon

    SATURDAY, March 2nd

    19th Annual Kids Fishing Derby at Javors Lucas Lake (6 - 10 a.m.)

    There will be no fishing license required for this annual event at Macon’s Javors Lucas Lake. Registration starts at 6 a.m., the fishing competition starts at 7 a.m., and weigh-in is at 10 a.m. The Kids Fishing Derby is free and includes refreshments and prizes.

     > Triangle Arts Macon - 206 Lower Elm Street, Macon

    Graphic courtesy of Triangle Arts Macon

    International City Experience at Perkins Ball Field in Warner Robins (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

    More than 40 vendors, many from different cultures, will take part in this internationally-themed experience on Saturday. There will be traditional dances, modern fusion music, food trucks and booths, a car show, and more, according to Visit Warner Robins. This family-friendly event is free to attend.

     > Perkins Ball Field - 105 Mulberry Street, Warner Robins

    Hello Yellow and Food Truck Frenzy at the Forsythia Festival and 2024 Mr. and Miss Forsythia Pageant in Forsyth (11 a.m.)

    The Forsythia Festival arts and crafts show returns to Forsyth from March 9th to 10th but before that two other special events take place. The Hello Yellow and Food Truck Festival will take place this weekend and include family-friendly activities, plenty of hot food, on-site car painting, and more. The 2024 Mr. and Miss Forsythia Pageant will also take place this Saturday and is open to girls aged 0 to 22 years old and boys aged 0 to 10. You can find out more information and register at this link. Both of these events are free to attend.

     > Monroe County Fine Arts Center - 27 Brooklyn Avenue, Forsyth

    Spring Market at Triangle Arts Macon (12 - 4 p.m.)

    The Spring Market will include an Inflatable Costume Parade, a Paint Party, vintage cars, modern furniture, a craft market, and more. The Inflatable Costume Parade will take place around the Triangle Arts campus at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and everyone is invited to join. This family-friendly event is free to attend.

     > Triangle Arts Macon - 206 Lower Elm Street, Macon

    Art After Dark Festival at Fall Line Brewing Co. (7 - 11 p.m.)

    The first-ever Art After Dark Festival will take place at Fall Line Brewing Co. this Saturday. Fall Line’s parking lot will become a “neon-lit, festival style, glowing art gallery”, according to the brewery and restaurant. There will be lots of local artists as well as vendors, live glass-blowing demonstrations, glow-in-the-dark beverages, music from DJ Uh Oh, a neon adult bounce house, interactive art activities, and more. This event is free to attend.

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

    Graphic courtesy of Fall Line Brewing Co.

    SUNDAY, March 3rd

    Pop-up Exhibit with Ginger Birdsey at the 567 Center for Renewal (5 - 7 p.m.)

    Ginger Birdsey creates very unique ceramic sculptures that are great conversation starters. This pop-up exhibit will include a chance to meet the artist and light refreshments. This family-friendly event is free to attend.

     > The 567 Center for Renewal - 698 Cherry Street Lane, Macon

    Hunger for More: A Storytelling Workshop from Centenary Community Ministries and Storytellers Macon (6 - 8:30 p.m.)

    This storytelling workshop invites you to come learn how to better tell your story. There will be no obligation to share the story you craft during this event. Afterward, there will also be an “impactful staged event” according to the organizers.

     > Centenary Community - 1185 Ash Street, Macon

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