It is a holiday weekend in Middle Georgia and that means extra time to explore all the great leisure activities we have to enjoy here in the heart of Georgia.


It so happens this holiday weekend takes place on a First Friday which means downtown Macon will be alive with a wide variety of activities to get your long weekend off to a great start.

Here is a quick breakdown of most of the First Friday activities:

First Friday exhibit at The 567 will be "In Print," featuring work by local printmakers Craig Burkhalter and Jason Frost.

For More Information on this exhibit click HERE


Macon Arts Alliance's First Friday opening shows off paintings by Ingrid Bolton and ceramics by Elizabeth Sabatino. 5-8p free reception.

For More Information about this show click HERE


Sip & Shop First Friday! If you haven't been to WEAR, it's a great, local thrift store with unique apparel and accessories. And open late for First Friday!  Check out how "Your Dollar Makes Change at WEAR" HERE


Interested in owning a condo in downtown? Be sure to attend the Mortgage Mixer by Robins Federal to get all you mortgage questions answered by the pros. At Cox Theater at 6pm, Drink and Snacks, plus a giveaway and its all Free!

Our Gatekeeper’s TOP PICK event for First Friday…

Cruise to downtown Macon for the First Friday Car Show sponsored by Robins Federal Credit Union. We’ll have muscle cars, classics, exotic cars and more at Cherry Street Plaza, 301 Cherry Street, from 6:00-8:00p. If you are interested in bringing your car, please contact David Moore at 478-722-9909. Powered by NewTown Macon.

Our TOP PICK for Live Music on Friday

File this one under “something completely different” when it comes to live performance; Bootz & Katz live at the Hummingbird

What happens when a DJ/Producer and a Bass player get together and make electronic music with live drums and a singer? Bootz & Katz started in Spring of 2013 with the vision to bring the live band experience into the realm of bass heavy dance music. Since their forming, Bootz & Katz has become one of the most prominent livetronica acts in Middle GA.

Be sure to check out our Top Pick for dinner this week, it makes for a great choice for Dining out this Friday.


In the South, football is a religion, and Saturday is the holy day.  Nothing says more about a Southerner than the team he cheers on Saturdays.  If you are planning on watching the game in Macon Check out our TOP 5 Places in Macon to Watch the Georgia Bulldogs to help you decide where to go!

Downtown just got better!! Come down to Parish on Cherry's Parish "After Dark" this Saturday to see for yourself!! The kitchen will close at 10PM but the bar will stay open till 2 AM! Parish on Cherry will have music, drink specials and a one of a kind atmosphere with no cover charge!  You must be 21 to enter.  For more information click HERE


Wind up the weekend at The Rookery for Brunch.  Not only is the Rookery a great place to finish the weekend, but their Sunday Brunch has become a Macon treasure bringing together an eclectic mix of Macon’s diverse population for a “classic” brunch menu featuring the Rookery Omelette, Betsy’s Omelette with pimento cheese and bacon, and the amazing Riverview Farms Sausage Benedict made with all natural, organic sausage from Ranger, Georgia. The menu varies from week to week depending on the availability of fresh product and the artistic temperament of our delightful kitchen crew. Sunday Brunch at the Rookery is the highlight of a lot of people’s week.

You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!  Just follow Just Tap’D simple step process and start enjoying the “finest fresh beer around”.  Stop by Just Tap’D this weekend where they will be introducing the Just Tap'D Beer Club! For only a 55 dollar initial fee, membership will include the following:

20 oz Beer Mug -  Just Tap'd T-Shirt (from the new line) -  Life time pours in the included mug for the 16 oz price - 5 dollar broken mug replacement

FREE upgrade to VIP access at our annual beer festival - PRIMARY access to specialty kegs - Exclusive invitations to Just Tap'D events

The "10 Founding Members" will sign a parchment document that will be displayed in the Just Tap'D Cellar indefinitely

Exclusive giveaways at special events - Free pint on the Beer Club member's birthday

Enrollment in the Just Tap'D mailing list - $25 yearly membership renewal



posted 05/01/2017 in Community


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