Garage PARKlet in Downtown Macon

Come on up for 24 hours of reimagined space on the top level of Mulberry Street Parking Garage! Free and open to all, the Garage PARKlet will activate this underused space. 

Park goers can expect live music by a diverse range of Macon musicians, artisan market, yoga, interactive art, park games, green space, and more.

A 2017 Knight Cities Challenge grant recipient, the Garage PARKlet invites all types of people to come on up and create the fun in this temporary park, an otherwise underutilized parking deck.

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Macon Beer Fest

Say Cheers with Good Beers in Downtown Macon

The 2017 Macon Beer Fest takes place on Saturday, August 26 from 3pm to 7pm in beautiful Downtown Macon. Macon Beer Fest features over 50 craft beers from local, regional, and national breweries. Beer Fest committee members carefully curate the beer list to include brews that aren't always accessible in the Middle Georgia region.

Beers on tap this year are: 

-Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina (OB GKnight Imperial Red) 
-Bell's Brewery (Quiannon Falls) 
-Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Raptrous)
-Anderson Valley Brewing Company (Briny Melon Gose)
-Creature Comforts
-Orange Blossom Brewing Co. (Orange Blossom Pilsner)
-Southern Barrel Brewing Company (Wild Bramble and Southern Barrel Helle) 
-Wild Heaven Beer (Wise Blood IPA, Beastie, and White Blackbird)
-Pontoon Brewing (Midnight Silver Pilsner and No Pants Pilsner) 
-The Brooklyn Brewery (Defender and American Ale)
-Back Forty Beer Company (Truck Stop Honey and Paw Paw Peach) 
-The Genesee Brewery/High Falls Brewing Company (Nut Brown Ale and Honey Brown) 
-Southern Prohibition (Crowd Control and Belgian Tripel)
-Oconee Brewing Company (Round Here Beer Kolsch and One Thousand Ale) 
-Orpheus Brewing (Serpent Bite and Lyric Ale)
-Foothills Brewing (Jade IPA and Torch Pilsner) 
-Good People Brewing Company (IPA and Pale Ale) 
-New Holland Brewing Co. (Dragon's Milk Stout and Left Hoptronix)
-Southbound Brewing Company (Shakedown Saison and Scattered Sun Belgian Wit) 
-Macon Beer Company (#MaconLove and #MaconDreams)
-Jekyll Brewing ('Merican Amber and Hop Dang Diggity) 
-Jailhouse Brewing Company (Five-0 IPA and Zoo Zoos & Wham Whams)
-Red Hare Brewing Company (Well Bless Her Tart Strawberry Berliner Weisse and Root Beer) 
-Southern Tier Brewing Company (Plum Noir and Back Burner) 
-Elysian Brewing (Space Dust IPA) 
-Kona Brewing Company (Big Wave Golden Ale) 
-Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative (Coconut Porter and Dirty Frenchman Saison) 
-Dry County Brewing Company (Noon Day XPA and Lechuza) 
-Honor Brewing Company (Cherry Wheat and Warrior IPA) 

This year, the The Macon Beer Festival will also feature live music! Free Lance Ruckus and Caleb and the Gents will perform throughout the festival. Join us as we party for a cause to support Pints for Prostates!

Additionally, there will be FREE PSA screenings during the Festival. Screenings are free and open to the public and are provided on a first come first serve basis. 

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About Pints for Prostates at Macon Beer Fest in Georgia
Started in 2010, the Macon Beer Fest has grown into one of Georgia’s premier craft beer events. The event offers over 50 varieties of beer for its regular ticket holders and several additional special beers for its VIP guests. What makes the event unique, is that its purpose is to educate men about the risks of prostate cancer. You can say it’s a health fair disguised as a beer festival – it’s a party for a cause!

The Macon Beer Fest is put on by the Rotary Downtown Macon and Main Street Macon.

About Pints for Prostates
Pints for Prostates is the main beneficiary of the Macon Beer Fest. Pints for Prostates is a grassroots campaign that uses the universal language of beer to reach men and raises awareness among men about the importance of regular health screenings and early detection for prostate cancer.

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Bragg Jam 2017

Bragg Jam is Back! Coming to Downtown Macon July 28th & 29th.

Macon's Ultimate Music Festival is just around the corner!  The festival hosts 80 different musicians and bands on 15 different stages.  These musicians embody the spirit and tradition of Bragg Jam.  Come listen to old artists that you know and love, and experience new sounds that will leave you wanting more. 

Ginger Stir-Fry & Grill Coming to Downtown Macon

The Wait is Almost Over

From the guy who brought you Tic Toc Room, Luigi's Bistro, Dolce Vita Cafe & Bar, and Bearfoot Tavern, coming soon to downtown Macon... a dining experience unlike anything Macon has ever seen. Ginger Stir-Fry & Grill's grand reopening is slated for May 2017!

Looking forward to another great addition to Downtown Macon! For more info, visit Hotplates Restaurant Group's website here or visit Stir-Fry on Facebook.

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Just Tap'd Craft Beer Festival

3rd Annual Beer Festival in Downtown Macon

Join craft beer lovers at Just Tap'd on April 29th from 1pm-5pm for the 3rd annual Just Tap'd Craft Beer Festival. Sample a variety of craft beers while enjoying live musical performances, food and fun for the whole family right in the center of beautiful, historic downtown Macon.

Breweries from all around the country will be representing their beers, including some exclusive to this event, answering questions about the brewing process and addressing the finer points of drinking great beer.

In addition to a wide selection of craft beers, food vendors will also be available. After quenching your thirst and filling your stomach, join in on the fun by enjoying our complimentary yard games such as giant cornhole, Kan Jam, giant Jenga, connect-four and more!

Admission is free for all ages. Tickets for beer tastings are available for purchase by guests 21+ years of age only.

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Macon Lands #4 on Trivago's "Best Value American Destinations"

Bang for Less Buck: Best Value America Destinations for 2017

There's something special about Small Town, USA destinations that offer a unique experience for travelers over bigger cities. Small communities that pack a serious punch and offer big value, without big spending. Thanks to Trivago, Macon, GA is now officially one of these "homegrown destinations with great hotel prices and a history of satisfied travelers that often get overlooked in favor of bigger names."

Trivago recently ranked Macon, GA #4 on the "Best Value Destinations for 2017" citing The Big House Museum, Tubman Museum, Ocmulgee Riverwalk Heitage Trail, Cherry Street, Ocmulgee Indian Mounds as favorite  "What To See & Do" and  Nu-Way Weiners, The Rookery and Dovetail as favorite "What To Eat" destinations.

Big thanks to Trivago for helping put our little town on the map for "Bang for Less Buck" travelers!

Here's the full review of What to See, Do and Eat from Trivago:

1) The Big House Museum

Also know as the Allman Brothers Band Museum, the boys, their families, and friends lived here for three glorious and formative years before making it big. The house is open to visitors looking for memorabilia and touching reminders of the band’s history.

2) Tubman Museum

Since 1981, this museum has dedicated its efforts towards the preservation and exhibition of African-American history, art and culture. It is the largest museum of its kind in the United States and teaches the story of African-Americans through exhibits, publications, and classes.

3) Ocmulgee Riverwalk Heritage Trail

Running over 11 miles long, this popular trail is perfect to skip, jog, rollerblade or bike your way around town. Locals love to float down the river in the summer or you can wind your way with a paddle and canoe. Stop into the historic Riverside Cemetery, a city landmark, to pay your respects while enjoying the tranquility.

4) Cherry Street

If you’re after a taste of the party, Cherry Street is the heart of Macon after dark. From an arcade bar to dive bars and live music stages, it bustles with action.

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5) Ocmulgee Indian Mounds

This historic national park holds traces of 17,000 years of continuous human habitation. Ceremonial mounds, temples, and trenches showcase the engineering skills of ancient Southeastern Native American cultures. It is also the site of the annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration, held annually in September.

6) Nu-Way Weiners

Having celebrated the big 1-0-0 last year, the hotdog stand and its original Cotton Avenue location have been dishing up secret recipe chili hot dogs under the bright lights of its original neon sign to the delight of residents and visitors alike.

7) The Rookery

This hangout bar is known for playful menu names that highlight some favorite Macon personalities, including a Ray Charles burger and the Jimmy Carter Shake. Enjoy them best with a craft beer on their outdoor patio and catch some live music.

8) Dovetail

This farm-to-table restaurant was applauded in the magazine Southern Living for its incredible pre-Prohibition era cocktails and delicious food. Their spin on Southern food has brought a modern edge to comfort food while supporting regional farmers and purveyors.

For Trivago's entire list of Best Value American Destinations for 2017, visit:

Downtown Macon's Downtown Grill

Downtown Macon's Downtown Grill

Looking for the perfect restaurant in Macon, GA for a special occasion? How about a stogie with friends paired with a nice glass of scotch? Or maybe you're craving a delicious prime cut Black Angus steak?? Tucked away on Mulberry Street Lane sits one of our favorite culinary experiences in all of Macon, Downtown Grill.

Mercer Law Preview Day

Mercer Law Preview Day

One of the best ways to get a feel for school is to visit where you'll be spending your time in and out of Law School. Mercer University invites you to join Mercer Law Preview Day on Saturday, January 28 for the opportunity to tour Mercer Law School, meet faculty and current students, and experience what life in Macon is all about. 

Ocmulgee Brewpub Coming Soon to Downtown Macon

Ocmulgee Brewpub Coming Soon to Downtown Macon

Another day, another great addition to the Downtown Macon family. That's been the major theme over the past couple years and it's not slowing down anytime soon. People in Macon crave authenticity, walkability and uniqueness. We do. Our residents do. That's what life in Downtown Macon is all about. That's why we couldn't be more excited to welcome Ocmulgee Brewpub to the list!