All of these events! This weekend, Macon offers up a ton of great opportunities to soak up some of the Spring sunshine, and Saturday's schedule is jammed-packed with events that allow you to unwind, learn a craft, listen to music, or simply enjoy the beauty of the city.
The 10th Annual Fired Works Exhibition and sale will kick this Saturday. For $5, you can enjoy and purchase pottery from regional artists from 9am-5pm. Events will also include pottery workshops for people of all ages.
Macon Mud Run
Have fun in the mud at the 3rd Annual Macon Mud Run while bringing hope to the children and families of Hephzibah Children's Home. The race, which includes the challenging 7K and 5K course, is filled with obstacles, pond crossings, hills, tunnel crawls, and lots of mud puddles! There will also be a 1K Mini-Mud for children ages 6-11. Race the 5K individually, within multiple age divisions, or as a member of a 4-person team. The mud-filled event lasts from 9am-4pm.
Story of Wool
Wanna take a step back in time? Stop by the Jarrell Plantation, a cotton plantation built in 1847 and get a glimpse of life centuries ago. This Saturday, between 10:30am-3:30pm, Jarrell Plantation will host the "Story of Wool" exhibit. The Peachtree Handspinners Guild will showcase spinning wool into yarn on spinning wheels, dyeing and using yarn to weave, knit, and crochet. Jarrell family textiles from the past 100 years will also be on display. This will be a great way to get out and enjoy the springtime sunshine and get a little mid-state history.
Magnolia Soapbox Derby
Got a need for speed? From 11-3pm, see teams from around Macon race elaborately decorated cars down Downtown's Magnolia Street. Attendees will be able to enjoy treats from a variety of food trucks and vendors. There's also some fun for the kiddos. Parents can sign up their mini speed racer in a big wheel race.
Mercer's outdoor music festival returns this Saturday at Tattnall Square Park. Headlining this year's show will be Relient K and Timeflies. This daylong event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 1pm and the final act will take the stage at 9:30pm.
Cannonball House: Beards, Bourbon and Bacon
Come celebrate with the Cannonball House the three B's every southern gentleman is proud to know about. Learn about the golden age the beard and how it has become the fashion trend for the manliest of men. This event is also offering something for you taste buds. Dishes containing bacon will be served, as well as a variety of bourbons. Ladies are also invited to attend this event, which runs from 7-9pm.
Macon Pops Jazz Orchestra Fundraiser
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to dance the night away at the Cox Capital Theatre. This fundraiser honors the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra. Bring a guest and enjoy classic songs from Ole' Blue Eyes performed by distinguished Macon band. Concert starts at 7:30pm.
Honorable Mentions for special events today and Sunday:
Just Tap'd Taste of the South Craft Beer Festival
From 3-9pm, sample a variety of Georgia craft beers while enjoying live musical performances, food and fun for the whole family in the historic Macon city center park across from Just Tap'd! Local Georgia brewers will be representing their beers and answering questions about the brewing process.
Teresa Caputo at the Centreplex
Teresa Caputo, Star of TLC's Long Island Medium, has taken you show on the road and will be stopping in Macon this Friday. The New York Times best-selling author will share her insight from the other side. The show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are available through ticketmaster.com
Movie in the Park
"Movies in the Park" officially starts tonight! The Macon-Bibb Recreation Department will begin showing movies from April through June on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, weather permitting. Tonight, "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be screened at Luther Williams Stadium at Central City Park! The movie will begin at 8:15pm.
Second Sunday in Washington Park
This Sunday, the first Second Sunday in Washington Park Series begins! Come enjoy the best community picnic you've ever seen! Alt-pop band KOPECKY will be performing. Bring your lawn chairs, pets and picnic baskets. The concert is free and food and drinks will be available to purchase. Second Sunday concerts take place 6-9pm.
Writer: India Turner, Macon-Bibb County CVB Marketing Intern