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


Large crowds flocked to Downtown Macon this weekend for the Mulberry Street Arts & Crafts Festival (Photographer Nate Weeks)

While the International Cherry Blossom Festival won't be taking place this week, there are plenty of other fun things to do. The following is a short list of just a few of the interesting events taking place in the heart of Georgia.

Cherry Street became an impromptu dining area this past weekend (Photographer Nate Weeks)

MONDAY, March 25th

Mercer Jazz Combo Straight No Chaser (7:30 p.m.)

Start the week off with some easy jazz listening from Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music’s Jazz Combo. This free concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

 > Townsend School of Music’s Fickling Hall - 1329 Adams Street, Macon

TUESDAY, March 26th

Soirée at Wesleyan College’s Leadership Lab (4 - 6 p.m.)

Macon Magazine and NewTown Macon are throwing a special event for women in business and those who want to work with them on Tuesday. The focus of the soirée this time is internships. Restaurant entrepreneurs Tina Dickson and Chrissy Lee will speak as well as Alexis Gregg (Wesleyan Career Services’s Leadership Lab), Erin Bowler (Wesleyan Career Services executive director), and Ingrid Brown (partnerships manager for Wesleyan).

 > Wesleyan College’s Leadership Lab - 522 Cherry Street, Macon

WEDNESDAY, March 27th

Macon Music Revue at Grant’s Lounge (8 - 11 p.m.)

The band Macon Music Revue takes to the stage at Grant's Lounge. and plays songs tied to Macon’s rich musical heritage every Wednesday night. Afterward, Fresh Produce Records presents music with Willie D. The cover charge for this show is $10 at the door.

 > Grant’s Lounge - 576 Poplar Street, Macon

The Macon Music Revue plays hits connected to Macon's musical past (Photograph courtesy of Grant's Lounge)

THURSDAY, March 28th

Food Truck Roundup at Perkins Ball Field in Warner Robins (5 - 9 p.m.)

The theme of the Food Truck Roundup this week will be an “Irish Eggstravaganza” and feature more than 25 food trucks, a Kids Zone, and a “glow Egg Hunt”, according to the organizers. This family-friendly event is free to attend.

 > Perkins Ball Field - 105 Mulberry Street, Warner Robins

FRIDAY, March 29th

Monster Jam at the Macon Coliseum (7 p.m.)

Huge 12,000 pound monster trucks with epic names like Raminator and Rammunition will be racing in the Macon Centreplex this Friday through Saturday. Tickets start at on

 > Macon Coliseum - 200 Coliseum Drive, Macon

Perry Presents - Kicking off Country! (7 - 10 p.m.)

The honky-tonk band Smokey Jones & The 3 Dollar Pistols will be performing at the first concert of the 2024 Perry Presents Lawn Concert Series. There will also be food trucks and outside food and drinks are also permitted as well as lawn chairs and blankets. This event is free to the public.

 > 2021 Sam Nunn Boulevard, Perry

JBA Presents A New Violet (10:30 p.m.)

The pop-punk/indie band A New Violet will be performing on JBA’s big stage late Friday night. The band will perform their own original music as well as some of the popular hits of the 2000’s.

 > JBA - 425 Cherry Street, Macon


The official music video for A New Violet's song "Let's Go"

SATURDAY, March 30th

Market Days in Gordon (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

If you are in the market for “home goods, knick-knacks, patty-whacks, potions, lotions, fairy dust or food”, Market Days in Gordon is where you should go this Saturday. This flea market event by The Papermill Market is free to attend.

 > The Papermill Market - 204 Papermill Road, Gordon

Graphic courtesy of The Papermill Market

2024 Shamrock ’n’ Ride Scavenger Hunt (9:30 - 2:30 a.m.)

After being rescheduled due to inclement weather, the 2024 Shamrock ’n’ Ride Scavenger Hunt finally takes place this weekend. Lucky contestants will compete against other teams, with the event starting at Fall Line Brewing Co. and ending with pizza and an “awards party” at JBA. The Shamrock ’n’ Ride is the annual fundraiser for Bike Walk Macon and tickets start at $40 for participants 11 and older (children 10 and under can attend for free).

 > Fall Line Brewing Co. - 562 2nd Street Lane, Macon

Easter Candy Scramble at Gray-8-Skate in Gray (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

The Easter Bunny will be on hand at this spring event which will include lots of candy, as well as skating and more. Gray-8-Skate also offers an arcade and a rage room.

 > Gray-8-Skate - 4151 Gray Highway, Gray

Circus of Fools! A Feral Fever Variety Show at JBA (8 - 10 p.m.)

Circus of Fools is like a circus for adults (only those 18 and older are allowed in) and will feature Feral Fever, a “burlesque-intensive troupe” in Middle Georgia entertaining the crowd with jokes, tricks, and illusions. Tickets to Circus of Fools cost $10 online.

 > JBA - 425 Cherry Street, Macon

SUNDAY, March 31st


ROAD TRIP: Atlanta Food & Cocktail Crawl (12:30 - 3:30 p.m.)

The Atlanta Food & Cocktail Crawl is a guided walking food tour of Midtown that will include stops at various Atlanta restaurants as well as paired adult beverages. Participants will have eaten a full meal after stops at four restaurants while receiving a historical and culture narration of Atlanta, according to the organizers. Tickets start at $118 per person online.

 > Saint Mark Methodist Church - 781 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta

Easter Brunch at Loom (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

While many will be celebrating Easter with their families, Loom invites you out to a dinner experience on Sunday which will include an Easter Buffet with salmon with cream sauce, fried wings and waffles, blueberry French toast bake, ham, southern grits, and more. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children 15 and younger. You can reserve your table online at this link.

 > Hotel Forty Five’s Loom - 401 Cotton Avenue, Macon

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