Things to Do in Macon, GA

What's happening in Macon on stage

What's happening in Macon on stage "The Grapes of Wrath"


Director Jim Crisp brings a unique approach to the John Steinbeck classic live on stage »

Top Pick for a good scare!

Top Pick for a good scare!


Nevermore Hills Haunted Trail presented by Museum of Aviation Foundation »

Top Pick for Dining in Macon; Restaurant Review

Top Pick for Dining in Macon; Restaurant Review


If you have not tried Dovetail Restaurant read this review before you go! »

Top Pick for things to do on Halloween Downtown

Top Pick for things to do on Halloween Downtown


The 9th Annual Halloween Street Party and Thriller Parade is this Friday night »

Gatekeeper's Top 5 list for Halloween

Gatekeeper's Top 5 list for Halloween


We have put together a detailed list of some of the Halloween events not to miss in Middle Ga. »

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Things to do this weekend in Macon, Ga


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The Gatekeeper’s Top 5 Lists. This section helps you find the best that Macon, Ga and the surrounding Middle Georgia area has to offer. From the Top 5 for Dining section with articles like Top 5 Best Slices of Pizza, Top 5 Worth the Drive and Top 5 for Summer eats to the  Top 5 Places to Hike, Top 5 Road Trips and Top 5 Things to do on Halloween our Gatekeepers are always busy find the best things for you to do. . .

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All Hallows Eve in Macon Georgia

When Darkness falls across the land
will your Halloween be dull and bland?
Don’t sit around for Come What May,
for you have a friend called Gateway.

From family treks through a maze of maize,
and tasty treats guaranteed to craze.
From costume parties sure to thrill,
and grisly haunts that make blood chill.

A walk by tombs, down Riverside
where ghosts themselves tell how they died.
Then downtown, a sight that’s killer
the parade they call… The Thriller.

Macon's Calendar of Events

Trunk or Treat


Looking for a safe place to bring the kids to trick or treat? On October ...

Halloweenie VIP


Make your way through the haunted Halls of "No Space" to the main stage! A ...

Thriller Parade


The 9th Annual Thriller Parade takes place this Halloween! If you want to participate in ...

Halloween Party w/ the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash and Back City Woods


 Join us on Friday October 31 at The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom to partake in ...

Welcome To Our Home: A Tour Through Time


This living history tour gives guests the opportunity to be time travelers. Travel back through ...

Bless These Hands Fair Trade Festival


Fair Trade items from local, state, and global sources presented at an outdoor festival in ...

First Saturday Village Market


 The First Saturday Village Market features handmade and homegrown items offered by local artisans and ...

Macon Pops Concert - Classically Jazzed


At Classically Jazzed, experience the world premier of Three Shades Of Blue, Concerto for Violin, ...

Corks & Canvas


Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or other beverage to sip on, bring a ...

The Shack Band


What originally started as an organic, impromptu and free-flowing collection of musicians casually performing in ...

Corks & Canvas (Date Night)


Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or other beverage to sip on, bring a ...

The Beach Boys


You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and ...

Mercer Jazz Ensemble: Hits of Herbie Hancock, Monty Cole, Director


Join the Mercer Jazz Ensembles as they present the music of Herbie Hancock. Jazz piano ...

First Friday Jazz Celebration at The Library Ballroom


First Friday Jazz Celebration with The World Famous Walnut Street Dixie, Racing and Marching Society ...

Opening Reception for "Autumn Returns"


You are invited to a reception for “Autumn Returns” An exhibit featuring paintings by Fran ...

Opening Reception of "Natural Elements"


The November exhibit at The 567 will be "Natural Elements," an exhibit of colored pencil ...

The Vespers with Rewind Retry


The 567 presents The Vespers - A Southern Family Reunion opening with Macon band, Rewind ...

PastForward: Downtown Macon Loft Tour


Join NewTown Macon staff as you tour several examples of successful downtown rehabilitation projects. Also ...

PastForward: Downtown Macon Panel Session


Featuring Josh Rogers, President and CEO of NewTown Macon, Alex Morrison, Executive Director of the ...

"Junie B Jones: The Musical"


Outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new ...

PastForward: Historic Macon Foundation Panel Session


The session will feature staff from Historic Macon Foundation. Ethiel Garlington, Executive Director, will discuss ...

PastForward: Hay House Tour


Enjoy an exclusive, preservation-friendly, behind the scenes tour of one of the South’s great palaces. ...



The Cannonball House will hold its fourth annual performance of Candlelight Apparitions. Join us as ...

Candlelight Apparitions


The Cannonball House will hold its fourth annual performance of Candlelight Apparitions on November 15, ...

Running for Ronald 512K and Smile Mile


 5.12K and Smile Mile on Sunday, November 16. Registration opens at 1:30 pm. 5.12K begins at ...

"Sister Act"


Sister Act is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash!  The New York Post calls it “Ridiculously fun,” and audiences ...

'Fall Into The Holidays II' Autumn Dance Presentation


Dancers from Central Georgia, ages 3-adult, present a celebration of all things Autumn through New ...

Hard Hat Day


Come to the Hard Hat Party on Thursday, November 20 from 6p.m. to 8p.m. to ...

Kool-Aid & Canvas


 At Kool-Aid & Canvas, an artist takes children step-by-step through the process of creating a ...

A Very Merry Holiday Pops


Celebrate the season by sharing this warm and joyful musical event with your family. Enjoy ...

Lessons and Carols: Mercer Singers

12/05/2014 - 12/06/2014

Stantley L. Roberts,

Christmas Hay Day Family Event


Hay Days are FREE Family Days held on Saturdays twice a year. The next Hay ...

Mercer University Children's Choir: Sing and Rejoice!


The angelic voices of the Mercer University Children’s Choir sing in the season of rejoicing! ...

Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes and Jazz Reception

12/06/2014 - 12/07/2014

 2014 Biennial InTown Macon Christmas Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes with A Wine and Cheese ...

Choral Society of Middle Georgia: Handels Messiah, Stanley Roberts, conductor


This favorite holiday event continues a long-standing tradition in our community. Join us to hear ...

Lunch and Learn With Canaan Marshall


Come to an exclusive dining event at Hay House, Macon’s premier National Historic Landmark. Not ...



 Join us for an Old Time Christmas Celebration at The Cannonball House. Enjoy an evening ...


12/05/2014 - 12/14/2014

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella has been a huge hit whether on television or stage. In ...

"Swinging into the Holidays with John Tesh"


 John Tesh and his Big Band Orchestra are “swinging” into town so you can Have Yourself ...

A Christmas Gala


Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres at a lovely reception held in the lavish Drawing and ...

"John Berry: The Christmas Concert"


Grammy Award nominee John Berry returns with his nationally touring Christmas concert to the Grand ...

A Christmas Cabaret at Theatre Macon

12/18/2014 - 12/21/2014

Back for a third year, A Christmas Cabaret at Theatre Macon is already an annual favorite ...

Christmas at Hay House

12/01/2014 - 01/01/2015

Christmas would not be complete without a tour of Macon's premier antebellum house decked with ...

Kansas with special guests Arc and Stones


Kansas, America's greatest and most successful progressive rock band, released the two-disc (one CD/one DVD) ...

"Million Dollar Quartet"

01/13/2015 - 01/14/2015

This Tony Award®-winning musical is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording ...

The Music of the Eagles


A fan favorite, The Music of the Rolling Stones comes to us from the same ...


01/10/2015 - 01/18/2015

“Cats” is based on T.S Elliot's book of poetry, "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats." ...

Mercer University Opera: Handels Alcina, Martha Malone, director; Richard Kosowski, conductor

01/15/2015 - 01/18/2015

Start the new year with adventure on the enchanted island of the sorceress Alcina, whose ...

Faculty Artist Recital: A Mile to the East of the Iron Curtain


Monty Cole, clarinet and saxophone; Jean Roberts, piano; Marcus Reddick, percussion Concordia College faculty artist ...

Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series: Jack Mitchener, organ


Mercer University Organist Jack Mitchener has performed in venues throughout the world including the Cathedral ...

Ron White Nutcracker Tour


Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from ...

Schoolhouse Rock Live!


Based on the hit Saturday morning cartoon series, the show that taught history, grammar, math, ...

Robert McDuffie Center for Strings: MCS Ensemble


Peter Oundjian, Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducts the MCS Ensemble in what ...

Sydney's Salon

11/10/2014 - 02/10/2015

In honor of Sidney Lanier’s legacy, Historic Macon Foundation, the owners of the Cottage, have ...

All The Locals and Macon's Good Night Alive

11/08/2014 - 01/01/2037

Enjoy Corner Concert's second show at the Historic Rialto theater site that is now an ...