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Top 10 Things to Do In Macon

Nestled in the center of the state, not too far from the mountains or ocean, is where the soul of Georgia lives. In Macon, you’d be hard-pressed not to find an event or festival taking place. While Macon has countless activities to have fun-filled days, weekends and months, we narrowed the list to help you navigate your trip to Macon. 

Go to a Festival

Macon has festivals for every season! Here's a list of just a few.

  • Ocmulgee Indigenous Celebration (September 17 - 18, 2022) One of the largest gatherings of Native Americans in the southeast with more than 200 craftsmen, dancers, storytellers, & more
  • Central Georgia Greek Festival (October 21-23, 2022) Opa! Get your Greek on with live music, dancing, food, & tours of the restored Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church.
  • Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival (March 17- 26, 2023) Enjoy the beauty of more than 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees in full bloom while celebrating with events, concerts, exhibits, & more.

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

  • Prehistoric Native American site
  • Over 17,000 years of continuous human habitation & 2,000 artifacts 
  • Earth Lodge with original floors dates to 1015
  • Hiking trails and picnic areas available 

Farmers and Crafts Markets

Macon’s hidden gems are our Farmers and Crafts Markets and they provide plenty of opportunities to buy Georgia Grown products.  

  • Mulberry Street Market (Every Wednesday from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.) producer-only farmers market providing fresh local produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, & more
  • Wesleyan Market (Second Saturday each month from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables, & more. 
  • The Market (Third Sunday of the month 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) handmade goods, produce, artisan food items and more! Located downtown on Poplar Street block between First and Second Street.

Unrivaled Museums


Sports

Home to five colleges and universities, Macon has a very active sports community.


Restaurants

Inspire your senses at any number of our unique restaurants, each with their own local flavor and story to tell.

  • H&H Soul Food: Named "The Most Iconic Restaurant in Georgia" by Thrillist 
  • Nu-Way Weiners: One of America's oldest hot dog stands known for their famous hot dogs topped with the secret chili recipe
  • The Rookery: Famous for their delicious burgers and milkshakes

Explore the Water

  • Amerson River Park: Playground, 7 miles of trails, picnic areas, & launch location into Ocmulgee River
  • Lake Tobesofkee: Year-round recreation area covering 1,800 acres with 35 miles of shoreline
  • Sandy Beach Water Park: Includes a wave pool, lazy river, water slide, & more

Known as a City within a Park

Macon has an extensive network of community parks and walking trails that allow visitors and residents to experience Macon’s natural beauty.

  • Carolyn Crayton Park: Includes a skate park, picnic areas, playground, & more
  • Coleman Hill Park: Highest point in Downtown Macon, 64-foot long concrete slide, Second Sunday concert location
  • Macon Dog Park: Fully-fenced city block including a small stream, agility training course, picnic tables, & park benches

Take in the Arts


Shopping


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