Spring is in the air in Macon, Georgia! Beautiful weather, festivals & events galore, family-friendly activities, & more make for the perfect time to plan a trip. Here's 4 reasons to visit Macon this Spring.
Festivals On Deck
There's a reason Macon has been nicknamed "The Festival Capital of Georgia." With over 20 festivals & events happening throughout the year, there's something for everyone to enjoy. On April 28 - 29, celebrate culture with presentations of music, dance, food, & art at Tubman Pan African Festival. Explore secret gardens & historic homes in Macon's loveliest neighborhoods during Spring Stroll happening May 4 - 6. Celebrate Macon's deep musical roots at Bragg Jam on July 27 - 28. Rock out to more than 80 bands covering the gamut of musical genres. Immerse yourself in film during Macon Film Festival on August 16 - 19. This year will include a full dome virtual reality experience at Museum of Arts & Sciences.
Walkable Weather For Our Walkable Downtown
Downtown Macon's vibrant Downtown scene is best enjoyed by foot. Macon's culinary scene is as unique and spectacular as the city itself. Offering a wide variety of genres from Mexican to Thai to farm-to-table and more, it's a food-lover's paradise. Walk off your delicious meal and do some shopping while you're in town. Shop Georgia products at Travis Jean, find unique vintage clothing at Wear, find the perfect art piece for your home at Macon Arts Alliance, & get all of your Macon souvenirs at the Downtown Visitors Center.
Breweries & Beer Gardens Galore
There's nothing quite like a cold craft beer on a warm afternoon and Macon has no shortage of awesome places to grab one. Check out one of our three local breweries & brewpubs. With a name inspired by Macon's Ocmuglee River, Ocmulgee Brewpub prides itself in serving the highest quality craft beer and food. It's bright and open air feel welcomes guests to sit down and enjoy a relaxing experience. Around the corner, Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen serves up refreshing brews that pair perfectly with their barbecue. Specializing in fine craft beers brewed in house, Macon Beer Company offers great beer in a great atmosphere. Want to enjoy your beer outside? The Society Garden, Macon's newest beer garden & wine bar, is the perfect place to hang out with family and friends. *Bonus: it's kid-friendly and includes a slide, sandbox, & ping pong table.
It's Strawberry Picking Season
The warmer weather means it's time to pick some strawberries at Lane Southern Orchards! Located in Fort Valley, Ga., it's less than 30 minutes from Macon just off of I-75. Their 6-acre, you-pick, we-pick strawberry patch is open through May for all ages to grab a bucket and pick sweet strawberries to take home. While you're there, dine at the Peachtree Café, take a seasonal tour through the peach orchards, enjoy homemade peach ice cream, grab a rocking chair while the kids play on the farm-themed playground, & shop at the indoor roadside market. They're open daily from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.