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June marks the beginning of African American Music Appreciation month, originally proclaimed Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter on June 7, 1979 and later given its’ current name by former President Barack Obama in his 2016 proclamation. Macon is excited to celebrate and participate in such a strong musical heritage the entire month of June! Here are some things to do.

On Sun., Oct. 7 from 2 - 6 p.m, experience 1.8 miles of car-free streets in Downtown Macon. People traffic will replace car traffic, as sections of streets close to cars and open to you! Organized by Bike Walk Macon, Open Streets is a car-free celebration of public space; bringing people together to walk, skate, bike, and play in the streets.