Things to Do in and Near Macon This Week (10/4 - 10/10)

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There will be plenty of fun family-friendly events taking place in Macon and greater Georgia this week.

Monday, October 4th

Inaugural Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra (7:30 - 9:30 p.m.)

The Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra are starting their inaugural season at the Grand Opera House on Monday. Grammy Award winner Ward Stare will be the conductor for this event. There will be a special performance by the Otis Redding Foundation students and campers. Tickets cost $20 (or $30 for premium supporter seats) and can be purchased here. Entry is free for students with a valid student ID.

Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra's inaugural season will start this Monday at The Grand Opera House (Photo courtesy of Pxfuel.com)

Wednesday, October 6th

Yoga at the Museum of Arts and Sciences (6:00 p.m.)

This free yoga class will be led by Rachel McInnis of Homegrown Yoga at the beautiful outdoor Shurling Pavilion. No experience with yoga is required to attend this class.

Yoga is a great activity for the mind, spirit, and body (Photo courtesy of Pxfuel.com)

NewTown Macon’s Tour of Progress (4:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

This free self-guided tour gives you a behind the scenes view of projects currently underway in Macon and is presented by Cadence bank. Register for this free event here.

Thursday, October 7th

Macon Bike Party - Spirits, Spectacles, and Scandals (6 - 7:30 p.m.)

Bike Walk Macon is hosting a free “bicycle party” that starts at Bike Walk Macon's and ends at their office on High Street. Steven Fulbright of Visit Macon will be the tour guide as you visit some of the "darker sides of our fair city", according to the organizers. Participants must wear helmets to participate and there will be free lights, snacks, and drinks provided by Bike Walk Macon.

Clockwork Comedy Presents Hilliary Begley (8:00 p.m.)

This comedy show will take place at the historic, newly renovated Grant’s Lounge for its inaugural show at its new location. Comedian Hilliary Begley is also a successful actress who draws from her southern upbringing in a religious household as material for jokes. Comedian Bridgette Martin will also perform. She has opened for the likes of famous comedians such as Pauly Shore and Michael Winslow. This show is rated R for mature language and naughty themes. inaugural show at our new home. Admission is $10 Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

Friday, October 8th

Georgia National Fair in Perry (9:00 a.m.)

The Georgia National Fair in Perry will take place from October 7th through 17th. Attendees will see nightly fireworks, musical performances, magicians, reptiles, circus performers, and more. Ride armbands are $25 and the rides are open from noon until 10:00 p.m. Children 10 and under will get in free with a paying adult throughout the event and there are several days the organizers are offering discounted tickets.

Movies in My Park - The Nightmare Before Christmas at Tattnall Square Park (7:30 p.m.)

The Macon Film Festival presents a free outdoor movie night showing Tim Burton's “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. This delightful movie is hilarious and heartwarming. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy being in the great outdoors with your loved ones. The Community Foundation of Central Georgia is the organization that helps bring Movies in My Park to Macon.

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Haunted Corn Maze (8:00 - 11:00 p.m.)

Come get spooked at the Haunted Corn Maze at Hamlin Hills Farm in Forsyth. Rumors are that most of the people who get lost in this maze are eventually found. Hamlin Hills Farm is located at 477 Dames Ferry Road in Forsyth.

Saturday, October 9th

Finster Fest 2021 (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m)

This unique festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday at the delightful folk art haven of Howard Finster's Paradise Garden. There will be food and live music throughout the two days of this event, with musicians coming from as far as Texas to perform. Over 60 artists will be displaying and selling their paintings, ceramics, folk art, and more. Tickets can be purchased here. Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden is located at 200 North Lewis Street in Summerville.

Campfire Jam is Back at the Garden with Reggie Trombone Love, Big Mike, and more! (4:00 - 6:00 p.m.)

Your are invited to bring an instrument to Society Garden this Saturday even if it is only your voice. Many other musicians will join you around the fires and create some delightful music.

Haunted Montrose 2021 Season (7:00 - 11:00 p.m.)

Get ready to get creeped out at Haunted Montrose’s haunted house this weekend. Haunted Montrose opened their 2021 season this past Sunday and they will be open until October 31st. If that all sounds too scary for you, there is a Scare-Free Zone inside where you can purchase food and drinks and catch your breath. You can purchase tickets here.

Purple Madness Prince Tribute Plays The Garden (8 - 11:00 p.m.)

Prince was arguably one of the most talented artists of our lifetimes. Come to The Society Garden this Saturday to listen to a tribute to his artistry. There will be standing room only event and no chairs are allowed. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

Sunday, October 10th

Macon Film Guild Presents: "Ailey" Documentary (2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)

The Macon Film Guild invites you to Douglass Theatre to see this highly rated documentary about dancer-choreographer Alvin Ailey. General admission tickets are a very reasonable $5.

"Ailey" received a very high score of 89 on the film review website Rottentomatoes (Photo courtesy of Pxfuel.com)

Note: The Yoga at Mill Hill and Wheel of Life Moving Meditation events previously scheduled for Tuesday have been cancelled

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