Things to Do in Macon This Week (Monday, August 30th through Sunday, September 5th)


There are plenty of things to do in Macon this week, especially with the First Friday events to start off the weekend.

Monday, August 30th

Swan Paint class in Perry (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

This event at Paint with Lush Art in Perry will have attendees painting two lovely swans on a 10” x 20” pre-sketched canvas. Pre-registration is required and you must be 13 years or older. Tickets are $45.

Tuesday, August 31st

Virtual Speed Dating for Professional Singles (9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)

Meet other busy professionals online/virtually and have multiple “speed dates”. Tickets are $29 and can be purchased here.

Yoga at Mill Hill (6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

This free 45 minute yoga class takes place at the historic and scenic Mill Hill. Instructor Christina Murray will lead this all levels class. These classes are able to take place because of donations.

Yoga has been shown to have many mental and physical benefits (Photo courtesy of

Thursday, September 2nd

I, YOU, US, UNITED TO TRANSFORM Paintings by Belinda Person (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

This free event features the art of Belinda Person, a multi-talented Macon artist. This event is presented by Wesleyan College and will take place in the Murphey Art Building.

Rick Springfield at Macon City Auditorium (9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.)

Come see Rick Springfield sing about Jesse’s girl on Thursday night. Tickets range from $55 to $882 and can be purchased here.


Clockwork Comedy presents Art Sturtevant (9 p.m.)

Clockwork Comedy and The Society Garden present comic Art Stutevant. According to the Facebook event post, Sturtevant has performed at numerous comedy clubs throughout the east coast. This will be an adult friendly show as there will be naughty words used throughout.

Friday, September 3, 2021 (4 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.)

Downtown Macon will have many different events for the First Friday of September thanks to sponsor Robins Financial Credit Union.

(10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) There will b free admission to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame thanks to sponsor Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital.

(4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) Macon Arts Gallery will have a reception and show of art work inspired by Otis Redding.

(6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) 567 Center for Renewal’s show “Both Hands” will feature the 2D and 3D art of Heatherly Wakefield, according to the Facebook event post.

(6:00 p.m.) Hay House will have a Legends and Lore tour where guests will hear about all the creepy happenings at the beautiful and creepy Hay House. Tickets are $25 and reservations are required.

(8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) Rock Candy Tours will have a Macon Macabre Tour starting at Just Tap’d and will focus on the things that go bump in the night in downtown Macon. Attendees will be able to walk and drink as long as they have then approved drinking utensils that can be purchased at downtown restaurants and bars.

(6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Listen to the soulful music of James Worsham at the Macon City Auditorium’s plaza. Attendees can also tour the City Auditorium or purchase drinks.


Saturday, September 4th

Tails on Trails Hike at Indian Springs Park (9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)

Indian Springs State Park invites attendees to come take a 1 mile hike with their “leashed and friendly” pups. Pre-registration is required - call (770) 504-2277 to register.

Mental Health Sip and Paint (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Peaches N Pearls invites 10 to 12 year old girls to come and have fun painting while getting emotional support from their peers. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

Sunday, September 5th

Ceramic Jack-O’-Lantern Workshop (3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Yen-Ting Chiu Ceramics invites you to come build you own stylized, ceramic Jack-O’-Lantern at stARTup Studios. Students must be 10 years old or older and tickets are $45 and can be purchased here.

Learn to make your very own expressive ceramic Jack-O'-Lantern at stARTup Studios on Saturday (Photo courtesy of

Edible Plant Hike at Indian Springs State Park (7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Indian Springs State Park invites you to come hike their Overland Nature Trail and learn what kind of plants are growing in the wild in Georgia and their traditional uses. Pre-registration is required - call (770) 504-2277 to register.

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