The Cotton Ave Pop-Up Plaza will temporarily close a portion of the street to cars in Downtown Macon on April 21st and 22nd and open it to new possibilities for public use.
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!
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.
Another great business with delicious brews and food is officially opening in Downtown Macon, GA. Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen, middle Georgia's finest brewpub and urban arcade, is set to open on Monday, March 27th at 11am.
The 35th Annual International Cherry Blossom Festival is right around the corner and a fan favorite, The Street Party, will make its way back into this year's lineup after a five year hiatus.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: http://room5.trivago.com/best-value-destinations-2017/
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.
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 is ready to officially open their one-of-a-kind establishment in Downtown Macon!
Our neighbors at Bearfoot Tavern are hosting a weekend full of tasty Georgia brews and tap takovers.
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!
JJ Grey is known for his soulful "Bayou" sound and passionate onstage performances that thrive in small, intimate venues. Well, Maconites are in luck. Some good ol' Southern rock n' roll paired with the beautiful Cox Capitol venue is a match made in heaven.
There's something unique about local theatre. High quality, family-friendly entertainment that brings the community together. That's why we support the Macon Little Theatre. A unique experience that you won't get anywhere else with a mission to bring Downtown Macon and Central Georgia together for the love of arts.
The Nutcracker, now in its 31st year at The Grand Opera House, is now performing for the holidays from Dec 7th-11th. This is a great tradition to get into the holiday spirit for the entire family.
Born Richard Penniman in Macon, Georgia in 1932, Little Richard was a pioneer in the Rock and R&B music scenes. Some of the greatest musicians of all time -- Bob Dylan, Sam Cook, James Brown, Otis Redding, just to name a few -- have praised Little Richard as being a major influence in their own musical genres and careers:
Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon Designated by National Trust
Macon's Ocmulegee National Monument, a beautiful park that serves as a memorial to the relationship of Native American people expanding 17,000 years, was officially designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation last week.
This was the native homeland of the Muskogee Creek, and this recognition only reinforces the significance they attributed to this land. Not only does the National Treasure designation help preserve the park, it also helps raise awareness of Ocmulgee and its importance to American heritage. "You're not just honoring the place, you're honoring the people," said National Parks Conservation Association's Chris Watson.
A local favorite, the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail in Macon helps promote walkability, bikability and a healthy lifestyle. The designation of the park will also help encourage economic development within the community. Ocmulgee National Monument was only the second site in Georgia to earn the designation.
A big win for the Macon area and an even bigger win for this park and what it represents.