Gateway Macon has all of Macon’s Best Events for this Weekend!  In the spirit of patriotism, we have included events to celebrate not only the independence of America, but also just the fact that it's finally the weekend. This weekend is slam-packed with stellar events, so take advantage of the long weekend.  Check out all of the happening’s and take the time to explore all the great leisure activities we have to enjoy here in the heart of Georgia. 


Start your weekend off right and experience great food and nostalgia tonight beginning at 5 p.m. at Harpin’s Restaurant.  Join Chef Paul and his bride Hazel as they host their inaugural evening of diner service at their casual dining restaurant located in Macon’s antique district next to Payne City.   Chef Paul Harpin has been in the restaurant industry since he was 16 years old. He moved to Macon, Georgia from England in the 70′s and has served celebrities, musicians and Maconites for over 40 years.

For more about Chef Paul Harpin check out our TOP 5 Celebrity Chefs of Macon.

Downtown just got better!! Come down to Parish on Cherry's Parish "After Dark" this Friday and 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

Head downtown to Central City Park for the CountryWide Music Festival.  This festival is a celebration of music in remembrance of September 11, 2001. Dedicated to our Military, Police, and First Responders. Being the first event to take place, our mission is to create an annual event that never forgets the sacrifice of so many, and a special salute to those who provide freedom, security, and safety for the greatest Country on earth, the United States of America.

For More Information about this show click HERE


This Saturday, come out to Wesleyan College for this fun community event that features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-5233

Plan on attending The Middle Georgia Wellness and Fitness Festival.

Friday-Sunday, September 11th - 13th

"Together In Fitness" is the theme at the 2nd annual Middle Georgia Wellness & Fitness Festival.  With a bodybuilding competition, community walks, and many vendors, there's something to help everyone eat and live better.  All events are FREE and open to the public.

For schedule and more information, click HERE


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, Macon Beer Company is the place to be this Saturday!  Start what is sure to be a long day at Macon Beer Company at Noon on game day and their TV’s will be broadcasting your favorite teams in time for kick off.  Macon Beer Company will continue to host tours and tastings as well.

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The Mercer Bear’s kickoff their third season of exciting football action live in Macon this Saturday at 6pm. There are tickets still available and if you have not seen the Bear’s live this is your chance.

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Retro Night Glow: 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run @ Northway Church from 6pm-10pm

Help raise money for a good cause and light up the night with our "Black Light Dance Party."  Join in for the pre-race Fireworks and Cash Prizes for the best "Glow" costumes.  Along the race course are live guitarists.  There's even more fun with the huge Kathy's Rock Kids Fest and 80's Concert with "The Fabulous Boomer Band."  RACE START TIMES:  1 mile - 7:45 PM;  10K -  8:15 PM;  5K -  8:30 PM

For Event Information Click HERE

Bring the whole family to Tunes and Balloons and enjoy an evening of live music, tethered rides in glowing hot air balloons, and activities for the kids.  Bring your own picnic basket, lawn chairs and blankets.  Food vendors will be on site.  In addition to a balloon glow (7:45-8:45pm) and tethered hot air balloon rides, there will be a variety of kids’ activities including a rock wall and inflatables, and entertainment by Laura Starling, Rewind Retry, and the MGA Jazz Band. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic basket and enjoy the Cox fireworks finale at 9pm.

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Ready for some real Outlaws to come to town?  We are excited to announce that Shooter Jennings and Waymore's Outlaws will be playing at the Cox Capital Theater tonight.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. 

Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets


Cure that morning hangover and end the weekend on a high note at Twang Southern Tastes and Sounds for Brunch.  Fortunately, the new Chef at Twang seems to place the same special emphasis on his new Sunday brunch menu. Just the name of the new menu alone, “Big Bad Sunday Brunch”, sets a high expectation for brunch lovers.  From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. sip Bloody Mary’s from TWANG’s Big Bad Bloody Mary Bar and dine on entrees with creative titles like, “In-da-Gadda-Da-Vida Frittata” and “Hog Heaven Omelet”.  Twang knows how to keep you coming back for more with an excellent brunch served in a comfortable setting all at a great price.

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The Douglas Theater and the Macon Film Guild present "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" (Sweden, comedy, 114 minutes, rated R for language and some violence) After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya. “ … sometimes daffy, often droll …” -- New York Times Critics’ Pick! Show times at 2pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm

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Pack a picnic, grab the cooler and head down to Coleman Hill this Sunday for Second Sunday in the Corridor!  Bragg Jam is excited to feature Dank at the Second Sunday concert this Sunday at Coleman Hill. The concert, presented by Mount de Sales Academy, St. Joseph’s Catholic School and St. Peter Claver Catholic School, are free to attend and feature a cash bar and food available for purchase. The 2015 Bragg Jam Festival t-shirts will also be available for purchase at the concert. Picnics, lawn chairs and pets are welcome. Please refrain from bringing tents and grills though. The show starts at 6 p.m., but organizers recommend that folks get there early to secure a good picnic spot.

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posted 05/01/2017 in Events


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