Things to do in Macon this Weekend

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If hurricane evacuation has brought you to Macon, Georgia this weekend, you’re in luck. There is plenty to keep you entertained and ease your mind this weekend. After all, today is First Friday! Let us help you turn your Hurricane Matthew lemons into sweet, southern lemonade.

For the ladies…

$8 Blow-outs at Signature Salon Downtown
551 Cherry Street-First Friday-5-8PM
In honor of their 8th Anniversary, Signature Salon Downtown is offering $8 blow-outs during First Friday.

Free Floral Design Seminar
608 Mulberry Street-First Friday-6PM
First Friday fall floral (try saying that three times fast) design show at Lawrence Mayer Florist. BYOB. Call or email to reserve a spot!

Wine bar at Fork & Key
470 First Street
Great patio for sipping and people watching! Fork & Key will be open for First Friday, but they’ll be celebrating their Grand Opening on Saturday, noon to 11PM!

“Out of Past” playing at the historic Grand Opera House
561 Mulberry Street-7:30 to 9:30PM – $5
A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames. Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas

For the men…

Just Tap’d
488 First Street
Just Tap’d will be showing all of the games this Saturday, Oct 8th! Open from 12PM to 11:30PM. Enjoy a beer and watch a game or two!

Bourbon Bar
370 Cherry Street- 5PM to 2AM
TJ Wayt will be performing at 8PM on Friday, Oct. 7th. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and a live show!

Macon Beer Company
345 Oglethorpe St- Sat. Oct.8- 1:00 to 6:00PM-$12
Macon Beer Company will be open on Saturday for brewery tours and tastings. $12 includes the tour, 6 tasting tickets, and a souvenir pint glass. Must be over 21. Kids 12 & under welcome with adult supervision.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
301 Cherry Street
Great for the kids, too! Open 10AM to 5PM. Tours $8 Adults, $6 seniors, college, military, and $3.50 16 and under.

For the furry family members…

Amerson River Park
2551 North Pierce Drive
Amerson River Park contains 180 acres of pristine forests, meadows, and wetlands surrounded by a river oxbow. The park boasts several high bluffs that provide beautiful views of the river and its banks. Great trails along the river for the entire family to enjoy.

Macon Dog Park
831 Adams Street
The Macon Dog Park is a safe, natural environment where dogs and their owners can run and play without leashes.

For the active…

Rent a bike
There are several bikes located around downtown, available for rent. The first hour is FREE! Locations include the Washington Memorial Library, the Tubman Museum, and on Spring Street next to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail head.

Ocmulgee Heritage Trail
Bike or walk our wonderful trail system!

For those feeling philanthropic…

Blondes v. Brunettes
Downtown- First Friday
Pep rally throughout downtown for Mercer University’s game on Oct. 15th. They will be raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Association.

For the music lovers…

Soul Spots
Downtown- First Friday
Grab a beer in a First Friday to go cup and go for a walk. You’ll find music throughout downtown. Chance Moorman will be at Second Street, 6PM to 7PM. DJ B3 will be at Third Street Park fountain, 6:30PM to 7:30PM. And Josh Garner will be outside of the Creek 100.9, 7:30PM to 9PM.

The Library Ballroom
652 Mulberry Street- First Friday- 8PM
Dance the night away at their event, Let’s Dance: A Glam Rock Experience, featuring Music from David Bowie!

Live Music @
Parish on Cherry, Kudzu Seafood Company, Hummingbird Taproom & Stage, The Crazy Bull, and Grant’s Lounge.

For those that appreciate art…

Macon Arts Alliance
486 First Street- First Friday- 5PM to 8PM
Drawn Together opening exhibit event! Featuring Master Collage Artist Susan Pelham and Monroe Artists Collective Bobbie Austin, Sue Grilli, Judy Norman, Stephanie Ruby, and Maribeth Schmeltzer. Free entry and refreshments will be served.

Gallery West
447 Third Street- First Friday- 11AM to 5PM
The gallery’s owner, Kirk West, travelled with the Allman Brothers.

Travis Jean
522 Cherry Street- First Friday- 5PM to 8PM
Try the new craze to hit Macon, “Nummy Buns”!

Amersand Art Guild
503 Fifth Street- First Friday- 7PM to 10PM- Free
Lost Keys Literary Festival Open Mic Night event, let your inner star shine!

567 Center for Renewal
456 First Street- First Friday- 6PM to 9PM- Free
Opening Reception of “Best of the Best” featuring photography by the Middle Georgia Camera Club! The reception is free and includes light refreshments.

For the museum enthusiasts…

Tubman Museum
310 Cherry Street- 9AM to 5PM
The Museum will be having a First Friday event from 6PM to 8PM. Admission for adults is $10 and for ages 3-17 is $6. See “The King of Soul: Otis Redding in Photographs,” part of the celebration that commemorates the 75th birthday of the music icon.

Hay House
934 Georgia Ave
The Hay House is open from 10AM to 4PM Monday through Saturday and 1PM to 4PM on Sunday. Tickets cost $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and military, $6 ages 6-college (with ID).

Cannonball House
856 Mulberry Street- 10AM to 3:30PM
The Cannonball House will be offering half price admission for Hurricane Matthew evacuators. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and military, and $4 for students (with ID).

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
301 Cherry Street
Great for the kids, too! Open 10AM to 5PM. Tours $8 Adults, $6 seniors, college, military, and $3.50 16 and under.

Museum of Arts & Sciences
4182 Forsyth Road- 10AM to 5PM
Great for kids!

Big House
2321 Vineville Ave- 11AM to 6PM
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, $4 ages 3-10.