Do you have plans for the Memorial Day Weekend? You do now! Spend each day of the holiday weekend in Macon with friends and do a little eating, jamming, and take the opportunity to participate in the observance of this special day.
Here are a few suggestions for you to have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend:
Taste of the Shoppes
Take some of your friends to the Shoppes at River Crossing, located at 5080 Riverside Drive, this Saturday, May 23 from 2-5pm for some food and live music from Milk Honey and Good Night Alive. While in the Village Green, you will sample special dishes from some of Macon's River Crossing restaurants, discounted items, and a raffle. The cost sample food is $5 which can be purchased at any participating restaurants, the mall management office, or at the event.
Soul Jam Music Festival
You already have your plans for Saturday at the Shoppes, now fill your Sunday with more music. Gather some of your family and friends to have a good ‘ole time at Henderson Stadium, 2172 Anthony Rd, for the Soul Jam Music Festival. On May 24, you will all enjoy the soulful sounds of Brick, the Rick James Stone City Band Review, the Soul Jam Band featuring David Lucas, and more. Tickets are available for purchase at the Macon Coliseum, Habersham Records, Overtyme Bar and Grille, and the Midtown Key Club.
MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY:
6th Annual Fort Hill Cemetery Memorial Day Observances
On Memorial Day, you can join the Fort Hawkins Commission and other patriotic and veteran groups for a memorial starting at noon around Fort Hawkins Visitors Center. After the service, you can tour the new Visitors Center and learn more about some of Macon's earliest settlers and remember the 200 soldiers buried there in unknown graves.
American Legion Post 3 and Veterans Voices Memorial Day Observance
After the Memorial Day observance at Fort Hawkins, join the American Legion Post 3 and Veterans Voices for a Memorial Day Observance from 11-3pm on May 25. There will be a flag retirement ceremony from 11am-noon, so bring your flags to be retired. Following the ceremony, there will be a free picnic lunch from 12-3pm. During the picnic, there will be opportunities for anyone to share stories and remembrances to memorialize those who are no longer with us. After that, there will be live music by The Vineyard Band.
All of these suggestions will have your entire Memorial Day weekend planned to have an eventful and memorable time in Macon!
Sade Olajide is an Information Specialist with the Macon-Bibb County CVB