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


Ingleside Village's Oh Honey Baking Co. celebrated its second birthday this past weekend with another Club Honey and a musical performance from DJ Clark After Dark (Photographer Nate Weeks)

The last full week of June brings with it some interesting events, including a week-long summer camp for adults that focuses on creating clay artworks, several comedy shows, a huge water battle in Perry with dueling firetrucks, and lots of other unique ways to enjoy the beginning of a hot summer. The following are just a few of the adventures to be had this week in the heart of Georgia!

MONDAY, June 24th

Adult Clay Camp at The 567 Center for Renewal (6:30-8:30 p.m.)

Summer camps aren’t just for kids! The Adult Clay Camp will teach adults how to create different clay projects and go through Sunday, June 29th. The theme for the camp will be holidays, according to the art gallery. Tickets to the week-long camp cost $160 for members of the 567 and $195 for non-members and include supplies and a t-shirt, and can be purchased at this link.

 > The 567 Center for Renewal - 456 First Street, Macon

TUESDAY, June 25th

2024 Summer Kid Show Series presents “Minions: The Rise of Gru” at GTC Houston Lakes Cinemas (9:15-10 a.m.)

The animated, family-friendly film “Minions” The Rise of Gru” (2022) will be screened at GTC Houston Lakes Cinemas on Tuesday morning. There will also be an area set up for themed photos and coloring. If you aren’t able to make it to this screening, there will be another on Thursday, June 27th at the same time. Tickets cost $2 at the door at online at this link.

 > GTC Houston Lakes Cinema - 1121 GA Highway 96, Warner Robins

Sugar Magnolia of Macon’s Summer Solstice Social (6:30 p.m.)

The Summer Solstice Social will help raise funds for children in need in our community. The unique event will include a plant and seed swap, a selfie station, an energy clearing and intention setting as well as solstice-themed snacks and drinks, colorful flower crowns, and terracotta pot painting. Those who bring school supplies to donate will be entered into a chance to win prizes. Tickets to the Summer Solstice Social cost $25 online at the address below or through Sugar Magnolia of Macon’s Facebook page.

 > 520 Mulberry Street, Macon

WEDNESDAY, June 26th

BUILD! with Lego and Duplo blocks in Dublin (4-5:30 p.m.)

This event from the Laurens County Library is a chance for kids from toddlers to teens to build fantastical creations with Lego and Duplo blocks. This family-friendly event is free to attend.

 > Laurens County Library - 801 Bellevue Avenue, Dublin

Wednesday Night Lane Special at Splinters Axe House and Tavern (5-11 p.m.)

Throwing sharp axes across the room is a great way to bond with family and friends. This Wednesday you can do it for less than usual. Renting an axe-throwing lane will cost $25 with an additional charge of $5 per additional person. Splinters will also be offering drink specials for those 21 years old and older for the occasion. If you can’t make it this Wednesday, the venue will be offering this deal on future Wednesdays as well.

 > Splinters Axe House and Tavern - 590 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins

THURSDAY, June 27th

Morris Bank’s Independence Day Extravaganza in Gray (5 p.m.)

The Jones County/Gray Chamber of Commerce is presenting the annual Independence Day Extravaganza on Thursday. The family-friendly celebration will include food trucks, fireworks, and activities for kids. Laura Starling will host the Independence Day Celebration and it is free to attend.

 > Morris Bank Recreation Complex - 146 Recreation Road, Gray

Disney Karaoke at Fox City in Forsyth (7 p.m.)

Talk Nerdy To Me will host another creative event at Fox City with a Disney-themed night of karaoke. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Disney characters. There is no cover charge at Fox City.

 > Fox City Brewing Co. - 45 North Kimbell Street, Forsyth

Macon Bacon vs. Forest City Owls at Pride Night at Luther Williams Field (6 p.m.)

Macon Pride will celebrate a night out at the ball game with other baseball fans on Thursday. The Macon Bacon will face off against the Forest City Owls. Tickets start at $15 online at this link.

 > Luther Williams Field - 212 Willie Smokie Glover Drive, Macon

Thursday Night Ladies Night at Grant’s Lounge (7-11:45 p.m.)

Big Game James, CMD Styles, and DJ Go Getta present a night for the ladies every Thursday at historic Grant’s Lounge. Grant’s kitchen will be open from 6 p.m. until midnight. Ladies get in free for these events while menfolk pay $10 at the door.

 > Grant’s Lounge - 576 Poplar Street, Macon

FRIDAY, June 28th

City of Centerville’s Independence Day Celebration (6-10 p.m.)

The City of Centerville will celebrate Independence Day with live music, a unique drone light show, food trucks, and more. Fourteen different food truck vendors are expected to be at this family-friendly event. This Independence Day Celebration is free to attend.

 > Center Park at Centerville - 100 Gunn Road, Macon

Food Truck Friday in Warner Robins (10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

This food-truck-themed event will include food and treats from Philly Italian Water Ice.

 > Summer’s Landing of WR - 600 South Kimberly Road, Warner Robins

Miniature Horse and Pony Show at the Georgia State Fairgrounds (8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.)

Miniature horses are adorable and surprisingly powerful as well. This event will feature the tiny powerhouses showing off for the crowd at the Georgia State Fairgrounds. This event will go through Sunday, June 30th. Admission for spectators is free and 800 people are expected to attend.

 > Georgia State Fairgrounds’ Perdue Arena - Perry

SATURDAY, June 29th

The Perry Water Battle (10 a.m.-12 p.m.)

With the heat of the summer in full swing, cooling off with some cold water is a refreshing way to enjoy time outdoors. The Perry Water Battle will include “dueling fire trucks, water slides, water balloons, toddler wading pools”, and more. The City of Perry Government recommends attendees wear comfortable and waterproof clothing and bring their own water toys, sunscreen, bottled water, towels, and outdoor chairs.

 > Rozar Park - 1060 Keith Drive, Perry

Graphic courtesy of the City of Perry Government

Ocmulgee River Paddle in Juliette (10 a.m.)

This event invites you to get out on the water with other Middle Georgians. The group of floaters and paddlers will be stopping to relax throughout the event. They will meet at Juliette Park and be taken by bus to the bridge on Highway 83. The organizers suggest bringing a board or kayak, lunch, and drinks (in plastic bottles), as well as a life vest and life belt. If you would like to bring your furry friends, the organizers request you bring life jackets for them if they aren’t strong swimmers. The Ocmulgee River Paddle costs $20 per person and can be purchased at the entrance of Juliette Park.

 > Juliette Park - 5443 Juliette Road, Juliette

100 Years of ACE Hardware Block Party in Perry (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)

ACE Hardware inPerry will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this Saturday with music from DJ Mike, Shiver Shack sno cones, BBQ samples, face painting, inflatables, and more. This family-friendly event is free to attend and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Beverly Knight Olsen’s Children’s Hospital in Macon.

 > Perry ACE Hardware - 1345 Sam Nunn Boulevard, Perry

Roaring 20s Formal Youth Dinner at St. Andrew Christian Church (5 p.m.)

This unique event invites young people in grades 6 through 12 to enjoy a formal dinner with others of their age. Attendees are invited to wear prom dresses or other fancy clothing for this event. The host requests that you contact them through their Facebook page to RSVP.

 > St. Andrew Christian Church - 6220 Thomaston Road, Macon

Kelly E. Hill Book Signing at Bear’s Books (6 p.m.)

Author Kelly E. Hill will be signing copies of her book “A Home for Friendless Women” at this event on Saturday. Hill earned a PhD from the University of Louisville as well as an MFA from Spalding University. Her first novel tells the story of women struggling with difficult journeys who find themselves at the Home for Friendless Women, which has some dark secrets of its own. This event is free to attend.

 > Bear’s Books - 835 Forsyth Street, Macon

“Secrets” Stage Play at The Douglass Theatre (2, 7 p.m.)

“Secrets” is an NAACP award-winning stage play about the relationship between characters Evan and Merisha. While it starts like a fairytale, it soon runs into trouble that even love might not be able to fix. Tickets to “Secrets” cost $20 online at this link or the door.

 > Douglass Theatre - 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Macon

Graphic courtesy of Outside Studios

City of Warner Robins 41st Annual Independence Day Celebration (7-11 p.m.)

This annual event will include music from Creed’s Scott Stapp, Jefferson Starship, as well as AJ The DJ Entertainment. The celebration will also include a fireworks extravaganza. This event is free and open to the public.

 > McConnel-Talbert Stadium - 400 South Davis Drive, Warner Robins

CANCELLED: T. Luv’s Birthday Comedy Roast at the Macon Arts Center (8 p.m.)

T. Luv will be getting roasted by other funny comedians at this funny event. Ebony Rhae will host and DJ Scoob will provide the music. Tickets cost $20 online at this link (and ticket sales are final). Doors open at 8 p.m. and the hilarity starts at 9 p.m.

 > Macon Arts Center - 4570 Pio Nono Avenue, Macon

Open Mic Comedy with Tall Trey Comedy at Reboot (9 p.m.)

Another comedy event will take place Saturday night at Reboot Retrocade & Bar. This event is for audiences 18 and older and anyone can sign up to tell jokes at this open mic event. Open Mic Comedy is free and open to the public.

 > Reboot - 566 Cherry Street, Macon

SUNDAY, June 30th

VENUE CHANGE: Divas, Disco & Karaoke at Main St. Bar in Perry (1-5 p.m.)

This event will include lots of lip-syncing, karaoke, and dancing. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased by direct messaging the venue.

 > Friends on the HILL - 104 Westcliff Boulevard, Warner Robins

Jazz in the Courtyard at The Douglass Theatre (7 p.m.)

Another Jazz in the Courtyard will bring music from the talented Harold Thomas to appreciative music lovers gathered outside of The Douglas Theatre. Thomas was born in Macon and began his musical journey in fourth grade when his parents gifted him a clarinet. He is now better known for his soulful saxophone playing. This free event is supported by Georgia Power.

 > The Douglass Theatre - 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Macon

Graphic courtesy of The Douglass Theatre

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