Bragg Jam Bests

The staff at NewTown Macon looks forward to Bragg Jam each and every year. Between seeing incredible music acts, enjoying local brews, and making memories we (mostly) won’t forget, we are thrilled to the see the city streets of downtown Macon crowded and bustling at one of downtown Macon’s signature events. NewTown staffers share some of our favorite things about …

Destination Downtown: Weekend Extravaganza

Start your weekend off right with the many events happening on First Friday! First Friday presented by Robins Financial Credit Union is your ticket Downtown Macon, and this month you can join in on the First Friday Fun Zone, the First Friday Garage Meet, and the Jane’s Walk – Tour of Progress. Lawn games will be set up at the …

Destination Downtown: Weekend of Sales

In this season of Spring Cleaning, everyone deserves the chance to splurge on some pieces, arts, books, and other bargains that they love. There are so many opportunities this weekend for you to find those extra pieces! 7th Street Salvage is hosting their Spring Market this weekend! Check out their 10,000 square foot architectural salvage warehouse on April 6th from …

Destination Downtown: Cherry Blossom Festival

There are so many fun events happening over the course of the next week in Macon with the International Cherry Blossom Festival! To add to the excitement, we want to highlight some of the exciting happenings in #DTMac for you to add to your list of Cherry Blossom Festivities! It wouldn’t be known as the Pinkest Party if there wasn’t …

Destination Downtown: St. Patrick’s Day

If you’re searching for fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend, the search is over! This weekend will be full of specials, live music, quality food, and great times in #DTMac. Start your weekend of celebrating St. Patrick by participating in Macon Tennis Association’s fundraiser for their Net Therapy program. This program currently benefits kids with autism, local …

Downtown Challenge Fund: Entrepreneurship

Small business growth is an important factor influencing economic development across America. With the growth of entrepreneurship being a major priority in Macon, we interviewed NewTown Macon’s President and CEO, Josh Rogers, and the Director of Business and Real Estate Development, Bethany Rogers, PhD, to hear how grants from the Downtown Challenge Fund and NewTown Macon programs are investing in …

Downtown Challenge Fund: Transformation of Space

Part of our mission at NewTown Macon is to attract sustainable and transformative change in downtown Macon and one of the many ways we do that is through Transformation of Space! Read about some of these events that have been made possible through Downtown Challenge Fund grants. How many of these have you been to? First Friday Garage Meet NewTown …

Now Hiring: Janitor

NewTown Macon, 555 Poplar St., Macon, GA Job Title: Janitor Compensation: $11.00/hour, twenty hours per week, Part-time regular, exempt Benefits: Earns 6.5 vacation days (1/2 full time rate) Application deadline: Monday, March 25, 2019 by 5pm Start date: As soon as possible Office Hours: Can be scheduled flexibly, generally anytime other than 9am to 5pm on a minimum of three …

Downtown Challenge Fund: Transforming the Everyday

We all know Macon is Where Soul Lives, but there haven’t always been public places for people in the community to appreciate art that showcases this soul. In recent years, many people have been actively working to change this. In December 2017, NewTown Macon and Main Street Macon won a grant from the Downtown Challenge Fund to install public art …

Downtown Challenge Fund: Main Street Christmas Light Extravaganza

Learn more about the beginning of one of your favorite Macon holiday traditions! The Main Street Christmas Light Extravaganza became a possibility with funding from the Downtown Challenge Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. Learn more about all the projects funded by the Downtown Challenge Fund on March 15 in Cherry Street Plaza from 12pm to 7pm! More …