December First Friday!

SPECIAL EVENTS

SCARVES FOR S’MORES
5:30PM – 7:30PM
What could be better this holiday season than giving to those in need? Come downtown and enjoy free s’mores in exchange for new and gently used winter clothing. There will also be giveaways and a raffle provided by by Robins Financial Credit Union and Z93.7.
Corner of Poplar and Third

FIRST FRIDAY OPEN HOUSE 
Free | 5PM – 8PM
Bike Walk Macon and Historic Macon Foundation have a new home! Come to this open house to check out the new space, meet the teams and enjoy free refreshments.
Bike Walk Macon & Historic Macon || 338 Oglethorpe St

MERCER SINGERS’ LESSONS AND CAROLS 
Free | 7:30PM
For 22 years, the Mercer Singers and Women’s Choir prepare a traditional “Lesson and Carols” performance to hail the coming of the Christmas season. The show consists of nine biblical lessons set to beautiful music. You don’t want to miss this!
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church || 830 Poplar St

SPARKMACON’S OPEN MAKE NIGHT 
Free | 6PM – 9PM
Come and see what SparkMacon is all about and make something new by collaborating with the community & using state-of-the-art tools and equipment. The space will be filled with members showing off all the amenities of SparkMacon and providing a place for you to create. This event is great for all aged to enjoy tours, tools, making, food, and more!
Spark Macon || 557 Cherry Street Suite B

LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

AN EVENING WITH GANNON ADAMS 
$5 | 9PM
Come check out this amazing country music artist. Is country music not your thing? Then head upstairs for DJ Whiteout. There will be happy hour deals from 8PM – 9:30PM that are too good to pass up!
The Crazy Bull || 473 Second Street

GOOSE 
$5 | 10PM – 2AM
Come out to enjoy the musical stylings of Goose, a Funk-Folk band based out of Norwalk, Connecticut. The band’s music is both memorable and danceable; an organic and easy-to-love mix of funk and contemporary folk, with touches of reggae, jazz, blues, and rock.
Hummingbird Stage and Taproom || 430 Cherry St

REBOOT RETROCADE’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY 
Free | 7PM – 1AM
Come and help Reboot celebrate turning one with free games, drink specials, cake,, and give-a-ways!
Reboot Retrocade || 566 Cherry Street

THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN 
Free | 8PM – 11PM
Come check out the new Creek 100.9 FM Stage at the expanded Rookery. The Texas Gentlemen is a rock band guaranteed to enhance your evening.
The Rookery || 543 Cherry Street

ARTS & CULTURE

HANDCRAFTED HOLIDAY RECEPTION 
5PM – 8PM
Looking for the perfect holiday gift or keepsake? Then come check out Handcrafted Holiday, a market presented by Macon Arts Alliance, featuring a curated collection of paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, jewelry, wood and more.
Macon Arts Alliance || 486 First St

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND BOOK SIGNING 
Free | 5PM – 9PM
Come check out Gallery West and help raise funds for the award winning blues band, Dos Blues Guys. Kirk West, Willie Perkins, and John Griffin will be signing their books and Dos Blues guys will provide music. Free food and beverages will be available.
Gallery West || 447 Third St

FAVORITE THINGS ART OPENING 
Free | 6PM – 9PM
The December exhibit at The 567 will be “Favorite Things,” featuring artwork by local artists for $100 and under. The exhibit will include a wide range of giftable art, such as paintings, photography, wood burning, and ceramics. Come meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.
567 Center || 456 First St

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND ARTISAN MARKETPLACE 
Free | 2PM – 9PM
Finish up your holiday shopping early this year with Travis Jean! Travis Jean features over 60 local and regional products and can’t wait for you to find your next favorite gift in their beautiful store nestled on Cherry Street in downtown Macon.
Travis Jean || 522 Cherry St

PINSON & PERSONS I’ART EN FLEUR 
Free | 4PM – 9PM
Come and enjoy the opening reception and view the creative works of two Macon artists. This is a perfect opportunity for you to purchase a unique and original gift for the creative person on your holiday shopping list! A portion of your purchase will benefit Macon’s new Children’s Hospital.
1090 Washington Ave

SOUTHERN SOUL ARTS “NO MISTAKES IN ART” VARIETY SHOW 
$20 | 7PM – 11PM
The Ampersand Guild would like to give you the chance to have an Artistic experience that is different from others. This show gives all Artists, from local to international, another platform for their Art and themselves. Enjoy Performances by musicians, poets, models, dancers and more throughout the night.
Ampersand Guild || 382 Cherry St