Middle Georgia Island Festival
10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28, Smileys Flea Market, 6717 Hawkinsville Road. Showcasing culture, art, dance, food, music and poetry from different islands. Childrens activities, a variety of booths representing various cultural items, cultural music, participants dressed in cultural attire and cultural dance groups. Free. 478-952-8099.
Watermelon Days Festival
June 28, downtown Cordele. Parade, arts and crafts show, watermelon seed spitting contest, entertainment, chunking contest, classic car and truck display, eating contest and dance. For details, visit www.cordelecrispga.com.
Bragg Jam Concert Crawl
July 26, downtown Macon. Hear more than 50 bands at venues all across Macon. $20 in advance; $25 day of (at Third Street Park). For bands, venues, schedule and ticket, visit www.braggjam.org.
Fourth of July Concert
6-9:30 p.m. June 28, North Peach Park, White Road, Byron. Featuring Josh Gracin, Stevie G and the Rockerz, and Willie Raines. Free. www.enjoybyronga.org.
Rock Springs Church Independence Day Celebration
5-9 p.m. June 29, Rock Springs Church, 219 Rock Springs Road, Milner. Entertainment by Mac Powell of Third Day, Diamond Rio and Si Robertson of Duck Dynasty. Kids activities, food and fireworks. Admission is one canned good for the churchs food pantry. www.rockspringsonline.com.
9:30 p.m. June 29, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Gates open at 7 p.m. Fireworks, plus kids activities. Bring picnics; no alcohol. Hosted by the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. 478-987-1234. Free.
Independence Day Concert
6 p.m. July 3, McConnell-Talbert Stadium, 400 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Featuring the Southern rock band .38 Special, fireworks and a midnight road race for runners. www.facebook.com/celebrate.robins.
Ol Time Independence Day at Jarrell Plantation
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 4, Jarrell Plantation, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. Pack a picnic and spend the day on the farm. Hear the Declaration of Independence at noon and compete in fun races and events. Watch blacksmiths, quilters and steam engineers at work. $4-$6.50. 478-986-5172.
Fort Hawkins Fourth of July Celebration
Noon-4 p.m. July 4, Fort Hawkins Blockhouse Replica, Emery Highway. At 1 p.m. Col. Benjamin Hawkins will speak about the events of 200 years ago when the British burned Washington, D.C., along with the forts plans and records plus the Treaty of Fort Jackson that ended the Creek Wars and his career as Indian Agent. Tour the three-story Blockhouse Replica and archaeological dig site while enjoying lemonade, cookies and sliced watermelon. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com. Free.
All Kindz of Art Camp
July 7-11, Allens Market Building, 101 W. McIntosh St., Milledgeville. Session I: 9 a.m.-noon for ages 6-8. Session II: 1-4 p.m. for ages 9-12. Instructor: Debi Slone. Projects will include drawing, painting and sculpture utilizing a variety of traditional and recycled materials. On the last day of camp, parents and family will be invited to view their campers artwork at an exhibition held at the John Marlor Arts Center. Registration deadline: July 7. Call Allied Arts, 478-452-3950, to register or for more information, or visit www.milledgevillealliedarts.com to complete registration. $70.
Meet Me at the Market
3-7 p.m. Saturday, Homeland Village, 2910 Napier Ave. Organic farming exhibits, fresh vegetables, fruit smoothies, drum circle and more. www.facebook.com/homeland-village-organic-market.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Saturday of every month, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. The event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and crafts. 478-757-5233. Free.
The Fall Line Farmers Market on First Fridays
4-8 p.m. the first Friday of every month, First Presbyterian Church, 210 S. Wayne St., Milledgeville. Locally grown seasonal produce, fresh seafood, arts and crafts and more. Held in conjunction with First Friday events sponsored by Milledgeville Mainstreet. 478-452-9394 or email@example.com.
State Farmers Market
8 a.m.-dark daily, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round.
Mulberry Street Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mulberry Street. Locally grown and produced vegetables, dairy, meat, desserts and more. Free to attend.
International City Farmers Market
1-6 p.m. Thursday, Watson Boulevard and Maple Street, in front of Perkins Field across from Robins Federal Credit Union, Warner Robins. Featuring Georgia-grown/made foods. Local, seasonal produce, meat, milk and more. 478-225-7626.
Perry Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturday, throughout the summer, 1106 Meeting St., Perry. Fresh produce, plants, locally-raised pork and beef, milk, wildflower honey and baked goods. Live music by Roland Fall. 478-988-2758. www.downtownperry.com.
Market on Madison
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday through October; and 3-7 p.m. July 2, 314 W. Madison St., Dublin. Tara Bradshaw, Main Street Dublin, 478-272-2560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hawkinsville Farmers Market
3-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, 100 S. Houston Street at Broad Street, Hawkinsville. 478-783-9294. www.hawkinsvillerivermarket.com.
The Old Paths
7:30 p.m. July 4, Taylor County Camp, 473 LT Peed Road, Butler. 478-391-2022. www.theoldpathsonline.com.
The Rain Rec Night
7-9 p.m. every Friday, 111 Market St., Warner Robins. Billiards, board games, ping pong. Bring board games or electronic games and an appetizer to share. Under 16 must be accompanied by parent. An expanded ministry of the Rain Church, 478-953-7246. www.therainchurch.com.
MUSIC AND VARIETY
The Grapevine Band
7:30 p.m. June 28, Hawkinsville Opera House, 42 S. Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. Tickets available at www.hawksinvilleoperahouse.com or 478-783-1884. $20.
Jazz in the Courtyard
All events at 7 p.m., Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. June 29: Monty Cole Quartet; July 27: Kim Polote. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. Free.
Mindless Behavior Shoutout Tour
7:30 p.m. July 12, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Also featuring Anthony Lewis and Jacquees. $38-$88. $88 tickets include a meet and greet with Mindless Behavior before the show. 478-751-9232. www.ticketmaster.com.
Second Sunday Concert Series
Washington Park, downtown Macon. Bring picnics, blankets and chairs for this free outdoor family-friendly concert series. No grills or tents. www.collegehillmacon.com. All events at 6 p.m. July 13: The Grapevine; August: Same As It Ever Was (Talking Heads tribute band); September: tba; October: Clarence Carter.
7 p.m. July 19, Perry Players Community Theatre, 909 Main St., Perry. With special guest Brit Jones. $30. 478-987-5354.
The Outpost Opry Variety Show
7 p.m. July 19, Hawkinsville Opera House, 42 S. Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. Tribute to Loretta Lynn and the Judds. Suitable for the entire family. www.hawkinsvilleoperahouse.com. 478-783-1884.
Lil Boosie with Plies and Webbie
7:30 p.m. July 25, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. $58, $81 and $106. 478-751-9232.
JJ Grey and Mofro
8 p.m. Sept. 25, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $20-$25. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.
Poetic Peace Open Mic Nights
7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Midtown Key Club, 435 Third St. Open mic for poets, musicians, singers, comedians, lyrical emcees and more. Hosted by Y-O with DJ Ron. 478-719-2054. $5.
An Evening of Dancing and Entertainment
7:30-10:30 p.m. June 27, St. Josephs Social Hall, New Street. Music by the Good Vibrations Band; light refreshments; dress is semi-formal. Line dancing during intermission led by Dianne Kent. Presented by the Saint Josephs Dance Ministry Dances for Fun and the Greater Macon Chapter No. 6059 of USA Dance. 478-743-7970 or 478-919-6534. $20 per person; $10 students with ID.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Holiday Inn, 3953 River Place Drive. Guided practica for beginners. 478-742-9367. Free.
Macon Shag Club
6:45 p.m. shag lessons, 7:30 p.m. dancing, Thursday, Holiday Inn Macon North, 3953 River Place Drive. 478-960-3450. Free.
Irish Reelers Square Dance Club
7:30-9:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday of each month, S.W. Laurens Elementary School, 1799 Ga. 117, Rentz. Caller: Lee Dixon. 478-293-8771. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club.
8 p.m. Friday, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Featuring the Dixie Pride Band. 478-784-1454. Public welcome. $7.
8:30 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Band: Winchester. Singles welcome. 478-474-3663. $7.
Pairs and Spares Square Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, except holidays, North Macon Park Recreation Center, Wimbish Road. Caller: Lee Dixon. 478-757-2912. Free.
Western Square Dancers of Macon Square Dance Club
6:30-9:30p.m. Thursday, except fourth Thursday, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Caller: Bob Shiver. Cuer: Jack Raye. 478-935-8364. Free.
North Macon Square Dancers Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. 478-471-1560.
Bleckley County Jamboree
7 p.m. Friday, Oak Grove Community Center, Ga. 126, Cochran. Classic country and gospel music, featuring Josh Lucas and Friends. 478-230-3380. Free.
Hollonville Opry House
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Ga. 362, Hollonville. 770-228-4832 or www.hollonvilleopry.com. Free; operated on donations.
Juliette Opry House
5:30 p.m. every first Saturday; front porch local bluegrass jam; 7 p.m. open mic stage show; 8 p.m. headliner stage show; Ga. 87, Juliette. Call 478-335-3895 for tickets or buy online at www.acousticproductions.com. $17.
Ole Clinton Opry
5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 5:15 p.m. Tommy and Clinton House Band, 6:45 p.m. the Good Time Band. 478-825-4118 or www.clintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.
4-9 p.m. Saturday; south onto Powersville Road off Ga. 247 Connector between Warner Robins and Ga. 49. This week: 44:30 p.m. House Band, 6 p.m. Still Cruisin, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanelle Collins with Phoenix band. Also open 6 p.m. Monday, House Band practice, 7 p.m. open stage, and Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. 478-328-0678 or powersvilleopry.com. Free.
Wagon House Opry
6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, 699 Altman Road, Haddock. This week: 6:30 p.m. Klassic Kountry, 9 p.m. Mark Hall. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.
Summer Kids Flicks at AmStar
AmStar Cinemas, 5996 Zebulon Road. All moves begin at 10 a.m. July 1-2: Muppets Take Manhattan; July 8-9: Walking with Dinosaurs; July 15-16: Despicable Me; July 22-23: Despicable Me 2; July 29-30: Turbo. $3.50, includes small box of popcorn and kids small soda. 478-474-3484.
Summer Movie Series
Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Noon June 28: Monsters University; 3 p.m. June 28: Frozen; 6 p.m. June 29: Pulp Fiction. Movies will include a costume contest, trivia, door prizes, special movie-themed snacks and drinks. 478-257-6391. Free.
2014 Sundown Screen Series
All movies at Luther Williams Field in Central City Park unless otherwise noted. Movies begin at sundown. Picnic and blankets encouraged. Movies will be canceled in the event of rain. Free. 478-751-9280. June 27: Armageddon; July 11: Frozen; July 18: The Hunger Games (Lake Tobesofkee); July 25: Field of Dreams; Aug. 8: The Goonies; Aug. 15: Love of the Game (Frank Johnson Recreation Center); Aug. 22: Stand By Me; Sept. 12: Jurassic Park; Sept. 19: The Nutty Professor (Frank Johnson Recreation Center); Sept. 26: ET.
Macon Film Guild
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 13: Only Lovers Left Alive. Aug. 10: Ida. Special documentary presentation: Finding Vivian Maier at 7:30 p.m. July 22. 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.
Museum of Aviation Auction and Raffle
July 12, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. The grand prize winner on July 12 will get $30,000 or a choice of one of seven new vehicles. Tickets are available at www.museumofaviation.org or by calling 478-923-6600.
Taste of the Arts: Studio 54
7-10 p.m. Aug. 16, Terminal Station, 200 Cherry St. Put on your boogie shoes for this disco-themed gala event, a fundraiser for the programs of the Macon Arts Alliance. Food, music, silent auction; disco attire preferred. $40 in advance; $50 at the door. 478-743-6940.
Macon Writers Group
2-4 p.m. the last Saturday of each month, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Membership in the group is open and free, and writing of every sort is accepted. Must have a love for the written word and a willingness to share your writing and to give constructive criticism and encouragement to other members of the group. For more information, email email@example.com.
Miss Ga. South Pageant
July 12, Adel. Open to girls ages 0-26 from across the South. Contestants ages 0-15 will compete in beauty and outfit of choice; $95. Contestants ages 15-26 will compete in interview, swimsuit and evening gown; $150. Deadline to enter is July 1. Applications now being accepted; e-mail missGAsouth@hotmail.com or visit www.michellesformalwear.net and click on upcoming pageants. Darrell Williams, 912-381-7070.
Miss Peach Blossom Pageant
Aug. 16, Pulaski County Board of Education auditorium, 72 Warren St., Hawkinsville. The deadline to enter is Aug. 9. The pageant is open to Baby (0-23 months), Tiny (ages 2-3), Little (4-6), Young (7-9), Junior (10-12), Teen (13-16), and Miss (17-24). Fundraiser for the Miss Georgia Peach Scholarship Pageant. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 478-923-3846.
Miss Warner Robins/International City Pageant
July 26, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, Warner Robins. Applications are now being accepted; deadline is July 12. For information, contact Marcy Waugh, email@example.com or 478-714-7268, or visit www.misswarnerrobins.org.
Miss Warner Robins Princess Pageant
1 p.m. July 26, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, 700 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Applications for girls ages 0-12 will be accepted through July 23. Visit www.misswarnerrobins.org for an application. For more information, contact Joy Durden Molina, 478-714-1540 or missWRprincess@yahoo.com.
Historic Macon Open House
5:30-7:30 p.m. June 27, Historic Tattnall Apartments, 1268 College St. Hosted by Historic Macon Foundations Young Patrons to showcase the recently renovated apartments. Historic Macon Foundation, 478-742-5084 or www.historicmacon.org. Free.
Summer Ice Skating
Noon-4 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-11 p.m. June 27-28; noon-4 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. June 29-July 3 and July 6. Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Doors open 30 minutes before each session. $10 per person includes skate rentals. Free for spectators. Concessions for sale. Group rates and party packages available, call 478-751-9232 for more information. www.maconcentreplex.com.
Trucks Gone Wild
8 a.m. June 27-29, SloPoke Mud Boggin, 327 Fish Road, Eastman. Watch huge trucks compete for prize money in various events such as a drag race through a mud course, a truck obstacle course and a freestyle competition. The park also has miles of off-road trails for people to bring and ride their own ATVs. $35 for Friday-Sunday; $30 for Saturday-Sunday; $15 for Sunday only. Overnight camping is allowed and included in the cost. www.slopokemudboggin.com.
HQHA Peach Country Circuit Horse Show
6:30 p.m. June 27, 8 a.m. June 28-29, Sutherland Arena, Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, Perry. Hosted by the Horsemans Quarter Horse Association. Public welcome. For more information, contact Sharon Kastrova, 919-498-0075, or visit http://hqha.org. Free for spectators.
ABKC Dog Show
11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 28, McGill Marketplace, Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, Perry. Hosted by True Kennels. Rolando Mata, 404-819-6332. $15.
Super Science Saturdays
10:30 a.m. Washington Memorial Library, 1180 Washington Ave. June 28: Yuck! Cant Touch That. July 12: Yum! How Do You Make That? July 19: Mad Science. 478-744-0800.s
Yoga in the Park
9-10 a.m. June 28; July 12 and 19; Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30, Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. Appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Bring your own mat. Canceled in the event of rain. Parking available at corner of College and Oglethorpe streets. Free. 478-751-7694.
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Twilight Night Paddle: 7:30-9 p.m. June 28 and July 5: Enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip; reservations required, $15 includes gear. A $5 per car parking fee also is required. 478-993-3053.
Firing On Macon
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 19, Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. Re-creation of the destruction that took place in the Holt home when cannonballs struck the city and the house. Learn what a devastating affect this had on Mrs. Holt and the residents of Macon. $6 adults; $5 seniors; $3 children. 478-745-5982.
Warner Robins Coin Show
10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 25 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 26, VFW Hall, 1011 Corder Road, Warner Robins. Annual coin show presented by the Warner Robins Coin Club. Free appraisals, door prizes; raffles. 478-335-6835. Free.
150th Anniversary of Battle of Dunlap Hill
10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 26, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Civil War living history event with 70 Civil War re-enactors, cannon firing demonstrations, tour of camps, Union Cavalry, Georgia Militia and more. Free. 478-752-8257.
Ocmulgee National Monument
Guided Earth Lodge tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Free. 478-752-8257.
Fort Hawkins Historic Site
Noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Maynard Street at Emery Highway. Explore the early American frontier fort, Blockhouse Replica and archeological dig site. Free. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com.
856 Mulberry St. Tours offered 10 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 478-745-5982. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and military; $3 for students with college I.D.
934 Georgia Ave. Tours offered 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Last tour at 3 p.m. each day. $11 adults; $10 seniors and military; $7 students; free for children under age 6 and members of the Georgia Trust. 478-742-8155. www.hayhousemacon.org.
Neel Reid Tours
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and by special appointment, Federated Garden Clubs of Macon Inc., 730 College St. Guided tours of historic 1910 Joseph Neel House designed by Georgia architect Neel Reid. 478-742-0921. www.fgcmacon.org. $5.
6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. Prizes. For ages 21 and older. 478-751-9248.
Rampage Pro Wrestling
2 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month, Johnny Gs, 815 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. 478-329-8002. www.rampageprowrestling.net. $8 adults, $5 kids, VIP seating available.
Craft Beer Tasting
6-8 p.m., the first and third Saturday of the month, WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Six craft beers with snacks. $7. 478-474-9595. www.winestylesmacon.com.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 19, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Meet the museums collection of reptiles and amphibians; learn interesting facts about our scaly friends. Reptile show with Jason Clark of Southeastern Reptile Rescue at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232.
Polar Bear Den
10:30 a.m. first Tuesday of month, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Story time plus crafts for ages 2-5. $5 per child; free for adults. www.masmacon.org. 478-477-3232.
Sky Over Macon
8 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Explore the constellations and planets visible from Middle Georgia, then see a live presentation in the Mark Smith Planetarium. If the sky is clear, view the night sky through powerful telescopes. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232.