What’s Happening This Weekend in Downtown Macon?

What better way to enjoy a hot Macon weekend than by coming to a fun event downtown? This is a list of some of the great things going on this weekend. Click on the teal event name for a link to more information or ticket sales!

CORKS & CANVAS
$28 | 7PM – 9:30PM
Bring your favorite beverage to sip and a friend to create an 11 x 14 painting, no experience required. An artist will guide you through all of the steps.
$28 includes all materials for the class (BYOB)
Space is limited, so register at (478) 238-6051 or online
The 567 Center for Renewal || 456 1st St

MARTHALYN FORTSON
Friday: 9AM – 5PM
Saturday: 10AM – 4PM
An exhibition of paintings by Macon artist Marthalyn Fortson, will be on display this weekend! The jewel-like abstract paintings explore both subtle and strong color interactions with the use of translucent shapes in complex compositions that relate directly to the natural light of nature. The show also features ceramic sculptures by Amy McCullough and pieces by Middle Georgia Wood Turners
The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance || 486 1st St

FIELD CREEPS
10 PM – 2AM
This rock & roll band is a wild card power trio full of energy. Their music pays homage to the guitar driven rock era of the 70’s, 90’s and now.
Thirsty Turtle || 425 Cherry St

An Evening With Benton Blount
8PM – 1AM
Come out and see this up and coming country act!
The Crazy Bull || 473 2nd St

KOOL-AID & CANVAS
$20 | 10AM – 11:30AM
A kid friendly, step-by-step process of creating a fun painting on a canvas. The students learn a variety of painting techniques to inspire them in their own creative endeavors.
$20 includes all materials for the class and a snack.
To reserve your child’s spot, call (478) 238-6051 or, you can register online
The 567 Center for Renewal || 456 1st St

DRINK & INK
$25 | 7PM – 9:30PM
Bring your favorite beverage to sip on and a friend to learn to create a 9 x 12 painting using ink and watercolor, no experience required. Artist Heather Mclaurin will guide you through the process.
$25 includes all materials for the class (except the drinks)
To register, call (478) 238-6051 or you can pay online
The 567 Center for Renewal || 456 1st St

MACON THE STAGE TALENT EXPO
FREE
Events begin at 1:00 PM and lasts all night! Come learn, Enjoy, Celebrate, and Eat.
1:00 PM “Art of Business ” – Learn, Connect, and Grow your artistic ideas, talents, or business into residual income.
3:00 PM “Visual Art” Exhibit – Live floral design and body painting exhibit
5:30 PM Bessie Smith Tribute & Reception
7:00 PM Macon The Stage Performances
Douglass Theatre || 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

“HEROES: THE RECITAL”
$15 in Advance | 3PM – 5PM
The Kali Dance Studio presents “Heroes: The Recital”. Doors open at 2:30
The Grand Opera House || 651 Mulberry St

SUNBELT REVOLUTION
10PM – 2AM
Come and hear the amazing music that is considered southern-alternative rock with a touch of retro rock and rock-a-billy grunge mixed together for a 70’s meets 90’s classic sound.
Thirsty Turtle || 425 Cherry St

SECOND SATURDAY AT THE TUBMAN
FREE | 10AM – 11AM
This Sunday, the Tubman Museum will host African Community Drumming. Museum guests will be able to learn the different techniques, styles and rhythms of the art of African Drumming.
This is a FREE activity, but regular admission applies for Museum visitation.
The Tubman Museum || 310 Cherry St

MONTHLY PACK WALK
FREE | 6PM – 7PM
Amerson River Park will be hosting its monthly pack walk! Bring your dogs and have a relaxing walk.
Amerson River Park || 2551 North Pierce Dr

MATT PIPPIN BAND
10PM – 2AM
The former lead guitarist for Jason Aldean is now the lead vocalist for The Matt Pippin Band. Great things are happening quick for this up and coming country music sensation.
The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom || 430 Cherry St

AN EVENING WITH DANIAL LEE
8PM – 1AM
A night of country music and dancing to heat up your summer evening!
The Crazy Bull || 473 2nd St

FIREFLY KIDS CRAFT
FREE || 3PM – 3:30PM
Kids can make a firefly craft and learn the importance of insects! All ages are welcome.
Ocmulgee National Monument || 1207 Emery Hwy

“GRADUATION” SCREENING
$5 | Screens at 2PM, 5PM, & 7:30PM
Macon Film Guild presents a screening of the Romanian drama “Graduation”. The movie lasts 128 minutes and is in Romanian with English subtitles. “Graduation” is about a small town doctor whose central source of pride is the teenage daughter Eliza, who has been offered a scholarship to Cambridge. But to accept that scholarship, Eliza has to pass one final exam, however chaos arises.
Douglass Theatre || 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

SECOND SUNDAY FEATURING QUAILDOGS
FREE | 6PM
Bragg Jam is excited to feature Quaildogs, an Atlanta country band with a classic 90’s sound. The third, and final, wave of bands that will be performing at the Concert Crawl on July 29th will be announced at the concert!
Coleman Hill || 285 Spring St

TAVERNSONG: BEER AND HYMNS AT BEARFOOT
FREE | 6PM – 9PM
Singing is good for the soul! Come out to Bearfoot for a family friendly evening of sacred song, beer, community and merriment.
Bearfoot Tavern || 468 2nd St

HAY DAY
FREE | 1PM – 4PM
Hay Day is a biannual event that is FREE and open to all ages. Come see an array of exhibits, ongoing restoration and make a craft!
Hay House || 934 Georgia Ave