Things to Do this Week in the Heart of Georgia


Macon artist Johnny Mollica recently made some new art to display posters outside of historic Grant's Lounge (Photographer Nate Weeks)

The month of April starts this Monday and there will be plenty of Spring adventures to go on. The following are just a few of the fun and interesting things going on this week in the heart of Georgia.

MONDAY, April 1st

April Fools Day

Be on the lookout for news that appears unlikely so that you don’t become a victim of an April Fools Day joke (although they can sometimes be hilarious)!

Spring Break: Kid’s Workshops at Artspace Macon (7 p.m.)

Artspace Macon will have a week of spring break kid’s workshops, starting with a Patel & Ink Dreamscapes workshop on Monday and continuing with a Painted Paper Weaving workshop on Tuesday, a Stencil & Stamp Making workshop on Wednesday, an Illustrating Cityscapes workshop on Thursday, and a Polymer Clay Minis workshop on Friday. The cost for each workshop will be $30 per session or $125 for the full week and includes supplies as well as a light snack. You can purchase tickets to any of the workshops online at this link.

 > Artspace Macon - 2378 Ingleside Avenue, Macon

Graphic courtesy of Artspace Macon

TUESDAY, April 2nd

Author Karen Spears Zacharias at the Riverside Library (11 a.m.)

Author Karen Spears Zacharias will be visiting the Middle Georgia Regional Library on Tuesday to talk about her newest book, “No Perfect Mothers”, a historical fiction book about the tragic experiences of Carrie Buck. This event is free and open to the public.

> Riverside Library - 110 Holiday Drive North, Macon

Karaoke Bingo at The Daisy Tequila Bar (7 - 10 p.m.)

Talk Nerdy To Me and The Daily Tequila Bar are partnering up to bring a unique take on karaoke to Downtown Macon on Tuesday with Karaoke Bingo. This event for adults is free to attend.

 > The Daisy Tequila Bar - 518 Cherry Street, Macon

WEDNESDAY, April 3rd

An Evening of Music with Jackson Griffith at Parish on Cherry St. (6 p.m.)

Singer and songwriter Jackson Griffith will be performing at Parish on Cherry Street on Wednesday. Griffith is from Warner Robins and graduated from Middle Georgia State University in 2023. His most recent song project is titled “Tired of 23”.

 > Parish on Cherry St. - 580 Cherry Street, Macon

Karaoke Night with DJ Pickles at Main St. Bar in Perry (8 - 11 p.m.)

DJ Pickles will host a night of karaoke at Main St. Bar in Perry on Wednesday night. There is no cover charge for this event.

 > Main St. Bar - 88 Roughton Street, Perry

THURSDAY, April 4th

Townsend School of Music Student Composition Recital (7:30 p.m.)

Students of the Townsend School of Music, including Samantha Gregory, River Sawchyn, Kathryn Fakeley, Yekajielinna Lian, and Hanami Froom, will perform their original music at the Student Composition Recital on Thursday. Admission is free and open to the public.

 > McCorkle Music Building’s Fickling Hall - 1433 Adams Street, Macon

FRIDAY, April 5th

Spring Book Sale at The Round Building in Carolyn Crayton Park (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

The Friends of the Library Macon will present their annual Spring Book Sale this Friday in the historic Round Building. There will be more than paper books, with DVDs and audiobooks, and the prices start at $1 for paperbacks and $2 for audiobooks and DVDs. This family-friendly event is free to attend.

 > Carolyn Crayton Park (fka Central City Park) - 130 Willie Smokie Glover Drive, Macon

April First Friday in Downtown Macon

There will be another day of First Friday events in and around Downtown Macon this Friday including:

  • Good Medicine will be presented by Court of Miracles and will include a “drum circle, flow arts, live painting, an ecstatic dance, kids and family activities, storytime, vendors, and more” in Turpin Park (located at the corner of Third and Poplar Street). This is a free event taking place from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Art Crawl: The many art galleries in Downtown Macon will invite art lovers to come see their new April exhibits including The 567 Center’s opening of “Entropy” with the wildly creative artwork of Dylan Treend (5 - 8 p.m.) and the Macon Arts Alliance will open their April exhibit “Plein Air” with artwork from multiple artists painted outside during the Cherry Blossom Festival (4 - 7 p.m.).
  • Conspiracy Theory Trivia at Reboot Retrocade + Bar will feature trivia about conspiracies, hairy cryptids, and other strange subjects. Attendees are encouraged to dress up for the occasion. This event is for those 18 years and older and is free to play.
  • Plantapalooza at Petal’s Flowers and Market is an event for those who love plants, whether they just grew their green thumb or are long-term “plant parents”. There will be informative presentations, a Plant Repotting & Container Design workshop, and live demonstrations. This event will take place on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m.

> Downtown Macon

Graphic courtesy of Petal's Flowers and Market

Masters In Milly at First Friday in April in Milledgeville (4 - 8 p.m.)

This family-friendly event will turn Downtown Milledgeville into a “miniature golf haven” for Masters in Milly. Visitors will play a nine-hole miniature golf course that will be located at various businesses. This event is free.

 > Downtown Milledgeville

Macon Rocks with Macon Pops at Middle Georgia State University (7:30 p.m.)

The Macon Pops will be performing popular music from classic rock bands at this event at Middle Georgia State University (MGA). This event will take place outside and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs/picnic blankets and coolers. General Admission tickets are $30, children 5 and under get in free, and MGA alumni can get a 10% discount on a general admission ticket (use code AlumniRock) at this link.

 > Middle Georgia State University - 100 University Parkway, Macon

SATURDAY, April 6th

Walk with a Doc at Amerson River Park (8 - 9 a.m.)

Bike Walk Macon presents this free monthly program where participants walk with an Atrium Health healthcare provider for a few minutes and then get a chance to enjoy the beautiful trails at Amerson River Park for the rest of the hour. Walk with a Doc walks takes place the first Saturday of every month at 8 a.m. from April through September and is free and open to the public.

 > Amerson River Park - 2600 Riverview Road, Macon

Re-Grand Opening of A.G. Mercantile (previously Ace Hardware) of Gray (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Ace of Gray (not surprisingly located in Gray) will be re-opening as A.G. Mercantile on Saturday. Fall Line Brewery will be providing beverages and Recteq Grills will be offering food samples at this grand opening event.

 > A.G. Mercantile - 243 West Clinton Street, Gray

Spring Bazaar at Perkins Ball Field in Warner Robins (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Visit Warner Robins’s annual Spring Bazaar will include unique items from multiple vendors, live music, and activities. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

 > Perkins Ball Field - 105 Mulberry Street, Warner Robins

218th Birthday Celebration and Family Day at Fort Hawkins (12 - 4 p.m.)

The historic Fort Hawkins, which was founded overlooking what would one day become Downtown Macon, will be celebrating its 218th birthday on Saturday. The general public is invited to bring a picnic, fly a kite, and celebrate history at this free family-friendly event.

 > Fort Hawkins - 735 Woolfolk Street, Macon

SUNDAY, April 7th

Tea Party Yoga at Fall Line Brewing Co. (11 a.m.)

Hometown Yoga will present a free yoga class with a twist on Sunday with Tea Party Yoga. Attendees are encouraged to wear outfits fit for a tea party and listen to music from the Netflix drama Bridgerton.

 > Fall Line Brewing Co. - 565 2nd Street Lane, Macon

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