Things to Do in and Near Macon this Week (10/18 - 10/24)


There is always plenty to do and see in downtown Macon and surrounding communities (Photo is of one of the many art exhibits in downtown Macon)

Monday, October 18th

McDuffie Young Artist Concert (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)

Mercer University - Townsend School of Music is hosting this free concert in the historic Bell House Jennings Salon. Seating is first-come, first serve and doors open 30 minutes before the concert begins. There will also be a livestream of this concert on Facebook that can be found here. The Bell House Jennings Salon is located at 315 College Street in Macon.

Mercer University's Townsend School of Music invites you to a free concert this Monday (Photo courtesy of

Tuesday, October 19th

Yoga at Mill Hill (6:30 - 7:15 p.m.)

Mill Hill Community Arts Center hosts a free 45 minute yoga flow with instructor Christina Murray every Tuesday. This all levels yoga class takes place on Tuesdays at this historic location located at 213 Clinton Street in Macon.

Wednesday, October 20th 

Full Moon Yoga + Sound Bath 2021 Finale (6:00 - 7:15 p.m.)

Sparks Yoga and Star Stuff Yoga & More hosts this free event that takes place on Coleman Hill overlooking downtown Macon. Participants will practice yoga together under the rising full moon and and then enjoy a sound bath (which seeks to relax and energize the listeners). Attendees should bring their own yoga mats and water if possible. Donations support these events and can be “card, cash, and non-monetary donations”. Coleman Hill Park is located at 285 Spring Street in Macon.

Coleman Hill is a great place to watch the full moon rise this Wednesday (Photo courtesy of

Thursday, October 21st

Fall Book Sale (10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Friends of the Library Macon and Middle Georgia Regional Library will host this event after three prior postponements that had book hoarders on edge. Most of the books will be priced very reasonably between $.50 and $2. This event will continue through Sunday, October 24th. Members of Friends of the Library will get a Member Preview on Wednesday, October 20th from 4 to 7 p.m. at 2720 Riverside Drive in Macon.

Something’s in the Library Filming Day (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

Middle Georgia Regional Library invites filmmakers to the Washington Memorial Library to create a 15 to 30 second film inspired by the prompt “Something’s in the library.” Participants can film throughout the library (except the Genealogy and Historical Room). Halloween costumes and additional actors can be used to create your film and there will be a screening of the films on Friday, October 29th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Films should be submitted to by 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 23rd. Please note that lewd or crude language/gestures, inappropriate Halloween costumes, and disruptive behavior are not allowed in the Washington Memorial Library, which is located at 1180 Washington Avenue in Macon.

Friday, October 22nd

Movies in My Park “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (7:30 p.m.)

Macon Film Festival will host a free showing of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” outside under the stars. Participants should bring a blanket or chair and come enjoy this free event is brought to you by the Downtown Challenge 2.0 and is a project of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. Tattnall Square Park is located at 1155 College Street in Macon. 


Saturday, October 23rd

Grand Opening of Old Mill Market Company’s Makers Mart in Forsyth (8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m)

The Old Mill Market Company in Forsyth will host the Grand Opening of their new Makers Mart. This free event will showcase local artisans and over 30 vendors will be selling unique products. The Old Mill Market Company is a bakery/retail store that sells homemade and locally grown products and they are located at 94 East Adams Street in Forsyth.

Macon Art eXplosion - An Art and Performance Festival (10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

This family-friendly “all-day weekend extreme art festival” will take place at the Grand Opera House and will include a lot of art, interactive activities, and performances. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online here or by contacting the Grand’s box office. This event takes place both on Saturday and Sunday. The Grand Opera House is located at 651 Mulberry Street in Macon.

Ocmulgee RiverFest in Hawkinsville (11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.)

Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2nd Annual Ocmulgee RiverFest at Mile Branch Park in Hawkinsville. This all day festival will have a classic car show, vendors, games to play throughout the park, a live concert by Luke Martin, and fireworks. Mile Branch Park is a 25 acre park on the Ocmulgee River located at County Road and Jackson Street in Hawkinsville.

Macon Beer Festival (3:00 p.m.)

The Macon Beer Festival returns to historic downtown Macon. This festival was first held in 2010 and is hosted by the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon  which supports "Pints for Prostrates", Downtown Macon projects, and more through the proceeds of this event. There will be over "100 varieties of craft beer and wine" and VIP guests get "several additional special beers", according to the organizers. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased online here. VIP and Regular tickets can be picked up at Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen starting around 2:00 p.m. 

Pumpkins at Callaway (5:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Pumpkins at Callaway is a family friendly event that will include many Fall themed attractions. Some of them, like the Glow-in-the-Dark mini golf and the Enchanted Forest attractions, are best experienced after dark. This event will take place until October 31st and tickets (costing from $19.95 to $29.95) can be purchased here. Callaway Resort & Gardens is located at 17800 U.S. Highway 27 in Pine Mountain.

The Isley Brothers at the Macon Centreplex (8:00 p.m.)

The Grammy award winning band The Isley Brothers bring their soulful music to the Macon Centreplex this weekend. This band must be doing something right because they have been playing over eight decades now. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $52 and can be purchased on The Macon Centreplex is located at 200 Coliseum Drive in Macon.


Sunday, October 24th

Macon Witches Float (2:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

ABC Breathe, The Society Garden, and Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions will host the inaugural Macon Witches Float on the Ocmulgee River. Participants are invited to dress up in their best Halloween outfits for a relaxing time floating down the river. This fundraising event benefits Macon Periods Easier. Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased here. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent through Oconee Outfitters and must be booked in advance. Registration will go through Wednesday, October 20th.

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 will be open until October 31st. If that all sounds too scary for you, there is a Scare-Free Zone inside the event where you can purchase food and drinks and catch your breath. You can purchase tickets here. Haunted Montrose is located at 1702 2nd Street in Montrose.

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