INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENTS
Enjoy attractions including pony rides, cane pole fishing, Tiny Town, the petting zoo, hot air balloon glow and fireworks. Tethered hot air balloon rides available for an additional cost. Concessions available. The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. $12 per person from 2-6 p.m.; $25 per vehicle for guests entering after 6 p.m. therockranch.com. 2 p.m. June 24.
4th of July Music Festival
Warner Robins Independence Day Celebration
Featuring Montgomery Gentry in concert. Free. McConnell-Talbert Stadium, Davis Drive, Warner Robins. 6 p.m. June 30.
Rocky Creek Bluegrass Festival
Bluegrass music by the Band Kelley, the Davenport Brothers, Suggins Brothers, Frances Mooney and more. Al Sihah Shrine Park, 222 Mecca Drive. 478-290-8641. May 19-20.
Georgia Jug Festival and Old Knoxville Days
Jug Festival 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. Craft and pottery vendors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Pottery live auction at 2 p.m. Crafter demonstrations like tatting, knit and crochet, quilting, knife making and more. Jug Fest Lawn Mower Races at 5 p.m. Programs in the Old Courthouse, children’s area, art show and more. Free parking and entertainment. Knoxville. robertacrawfordchamber.org. 478-836-3825. May 20.
Georgia Peach Festival
The week-long festival splits events between Byron and Fort Valley. Events include a parade, fireworks, World’s Largest Peach Cobbler, live entertainment and more. Most events are free. For event schedule and more information, visit gapeachfestival.com. June 3-10.
Macon Film Festival
Surrounded by a rich musical and Southern culture, the Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education and economic development. Read more about it, the films being screened and ticket options at maconfilmfestival.com. July 20-23.
Bragg Jam Concert Crawl
Dozens of bands across multiple stages in downtown Macon. New this year: the festival has expanded to include a Friday night show at the Cox Capitol Theatre. For a complete listing of bands, as well as ticket options and more information, visit braggjam.org. July 28-29.
Bee Ahead Summer Camp
For ages 2-16. Learn, explore and have fun. Christian Fellowship Academy, 621 Walnut St., Warner Robins. Registration fee: $25 for CFA students, $35 general public; camp fees: $125 weekly ($100 week of July 4), $35 daily, includes breakfast and lunch. 478-975-0806, extension 9204. cfaeagles.com. 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 5-July 28 (closed July 3-4).
Locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. Wesleyan College front campus. Free admission. 478-757-5233. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 10 and July 8.
Bolingbroke Farmers Market
Featuring grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, free-range chicken, fresh produce, home-baked goods, raw milk, container gardens, potted plants, birdhouses and a variety of craft vendors. Parking lot of the Country Oaks Farm and Pet Supply, Bolingbroke. bolingbrokefarmersmarket.com. email@example.com. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Locally grown and produced vegetables, dairy, meat, desserts and more. Tattnall Square Park. Free to attend. chwg.org. 3:30-7 p.m. Wednesday.
International City Farmers’ Market
Featuring Georgia-grown/made foods. Local, seasonal produce, meat, milk and more. Watson Boulevard and Maple Street, in front of Perkins Field, Warner Robins. 478-225-7626. 1-6 p.m. Thursday.
Fort Valley Farmers Market
Local produce and plants for sale. Next to the railroad tracks on Lowe Street, Fort Valley. 478-825-5286. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
The Green Market
Featuring locally grown vegetables, fruit, meat, bread, preserves and plants. Marketplace Pavilion, 222 E. Hancock St., Milledgeville. greenmarketmilledgeville.com. firstname.lastname@example.org. 9 a.m.-noon first and third Saturday.
Mary Cone, Sharon Kay King and Souls Desire
Calvary Baptist Church, 5046 Fulton Mill Road. 478-477-3491. 6 p.m. May 27.
Tribute to 90s rock. Also featuring Villa*Nova. Wellston Station, 207 Russell Parkway, Suite 1000, Warner Robins. $9 advance, $12 at door. wellstonstation.com. 8 p.m. May 19.
Alternative rock. Also featuring country music trio the Vineyard Band. Wellston Station, 207 Russell Parkway, Suite 1000, Warner Robins. $5 advance, $7 at door. wellstonstation.com. 8 p.m. May 20.
Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and the King Bees
Part of the Listening Room Series. The Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. $15 or two for $20 advance; $15 at door. libraryballroom.com. 8 p.m. May 20.
Jazz in the Courtyard
Featuring Morris Day and the Time, Zapp Band, Lakeside Band, Stan Butler, Sheba Potts, Just Friends, David Lucas and Soul Jam Band, Sandy Buckner and Bo Ponder. Hosted by MC Lightfood. Henderson Stadium, 2172 Anthony Road. $25 in stands or $35 on field in advance; $45 at gate. eventbrite.com. 4 p.m. May 28.
Swedish folk singer. Ampersand Guild Hall, 503 Fifth St., second floor. $10 advance, $15 at door. ampersandguild.com/store/sofia-talvik. 7 p.m. May 28.
“Where We Stand”
OurSong, the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chorus, presents its spring concert, exploring modern-day issues and featuring music ranging from Dolly Parton and Jason Mraz to contemporary modern composers Jake Runestad and Sarah Quartel. High Street Unitarian Universalist Church, 1085 High St. Free. oursongatlanta.org. 1:30 p.m. June 3.
The Annual Al Everidge Jamboree and Ray Melton Music Man Award Show
Phyllis Cole, founder of the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame and director of the Atlanta Society of Entertainers, will present the Ray Melton Music Man Award to a deserving musician. Hear local musicians, bands, a fiddlers session led by the legendary Frank Maloy (fiddler for the Uncle Ned’s Hayloft Jamboree band), along with the Fiddlin’ John Carson and staff musicians will participate. Refreshments will be served. Brick conference building inside the Georgia Farmers’ Market, Eisenhower Parkway. Free. Pete Hatfield, 478-955-2081 or email@example.com. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10.
Second Sunday Concert: Quaildogs
Featuring Quaildogs. Sponsored by Bragg Jam. Bring picnics, blankets, chairs, families and friends. No grills or tents, all pets must be leashed, and be mindful of your neighbors if you’re going to smoke. Free. braggjam.org. Coleman Hill Park, downtown Macon. 6-8 p.m. June 10.
Randall Bramblett Band
CD release of “Juke Joint at the Edge of the World.” Part of the Listening Room Series. The Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. $15 advance, $20 at door. libraryballroom.com. 8 p.m. June 23.
Poetic Peace Open Mic Nights
Open mic for poets, musicians, singers, comedians, lyrical emcees and more. Hosted by Y-O with DJ Ron and Soulistic. Midtown Key Club, 435 Third St. $5. 478-719-2054. 8 p.m.-midnight every first and third Wednesday.
Dance for the Fun of It
With co-host Paula East. Easy-to-learn patterns and combinations that will have you sparkling on the dance floor. DJ Chester Gibbs will present a variety of music including ballroom, R&B, swing and shag. Casual dress. No partner required. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St. $5 per person; free lighted parking at the GSHF, Tubman Museum and Capital City Bank. firstname.lastname@example.org. paulaeast.com. gshf.org. 478-752-1585. 8-9:30 p.m. May 19.
Oak Grove Jamboree & Opry House
Dancing and country music with the Foskey Family Band and the Faulk Family Band. Oak Grove Community Center, 1134 Ga. 126 South, Cochran. Free. 478-308-4559. 6:30-10 p.m. Friday.
Ole Clinton Opry
Hollonville Opry House
This week: 4:15 p.m. Powersville House Band, 6 p.m. Dance Band, 7 p.m. Ruby Rose and Southern Nites. South onto Powersville Road off Ga. 247 Connector between Warner Robins and Ga. 49. Free. 478-328-0678. 4-9 p.m. Saturday; Also open 7 p.m. Monday night, jam and open mic.
Wagon House Opry
This week: 6 p.m. Blue Tick Deville, 7 p.m. 120/80 Randy Newton Band, 9 p.m. drawing. 699 Altman Road, Haddock. Donations at the door will be accepted. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. 6-9 p.m. second, third and fifth Saturday of each month.
Summer Movies in the Park: “The Suicide Squad”
Family friendly. Free popcorn and snow cones. Presented by Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation. Central City Park, downtown Macon. Dominique Lewis, 478-621-6281 or email@example.com. Sundown, May 26.
Macon Film Guild: “Graduation”
Summer Movies in the Park: “Finding Dory”
Family friendly. Free popcorn and snow cones. Presented by Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation. Tattnall Square Park, downtown Macon. Dominique Lewis, 478-621-6281 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sundown, June 23.
Macon Film Guild: “Frantz”
“Score: A Film Music Documentary”
Hosted by the Macon Film Guild, Macon Film Festival and Bragg Jam. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $5; free to those with a Macon Film Festival or Bragg Jam lanyard. 478-742-2000. maconfilmguild.org. 7:30 p.m. July 25.
Skate Night Fundraiser
Games, prizes and entertainment. Hosted by Sabrina Young of Brina Cares and Living Out Loud for Christ. Olympia Skate Center, 622 Greenbriar Road, Warner Robins. $5, includes skate rentals. 5-7 p.m. May 21.
21st annual Golf Classic
All proceeds benefit the East Macon Community Development Corporation. $75. 478-745-1890. Bowden Golf Course, 3111 Millerfield Road. 7 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. start, May 27.
William L. Turner Golf Classic 2017 Tournament
Eighteen-hole four-person scramble. Hosted by the Men of Omega Gamma Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and the William L. Turner Uplift Foundation. Benefits scholarship funds for local college-bound high school seniors, youth athletics, elderly home activities, youth camps and more. International City Golf Course, 100 Sandy Run Road, Warner Robins. $75 advance, $85 on-site for individuals; $300 foursome. James Boles, 301-267-0425. qgg.clubexpress.com. 7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start, June 3.
Car and truck show; prizes for best car, best truck and club participation. R/C airplane show at 10 a.m. July 1; presented and sponsored by Perry R/C Flyers. Proceeds go to the Houston County Humane Society and Critical Care for Animal Angels. Hosted by Freaks of Nature. North Peach Park, 461 White Road, Byron. Participants: $20 pre-registration before June 23; $30 day of show for driver and one ride-in; $10 each additional ride-in; spectators: $10 per day/$15 for weekend or free with donation of dog/cat food, min. 5-pound bag. facebook.com/summershowdownga. Jason Barnes, email@example.com or 478-808-7889. 8 a.m. gates open, July 1-2.
Auction and Raffle and Taste of Local Cuisine
Featuring a chance to win cash prizes. Hosted by the Museum of Aviation Foundation. Benefits STEM education programs and general museum operations. Century of Flight Hangar, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. $100, each ticket admits two people. museumofaviation.org. 6 p.m. July 15.
Historic Macon Window Workshoppe
Learn about the parts of historic windows, common problems with these historic features, and a hands-on opportunity to re-glaze a window. Historic Macon member Shannon Perches will talk about how she got started in historic window work. Micheal Phillips, preservation carpenter, and Sabrinna Cox, preservation designer, will also share their experiences. Pre-registration required; space is limited. Mill Hill, 242 Hydrolia St. Free. Kim Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org. historicmacon.org. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 20.
Conversations of a Poet
Black-tie glam slam poetry competition hosted by Marquis Norton, aka Que, with $200 up for grabs to the winner. Also featuring entertainment, poets, vendors, food and beverages. Black-tie dress code will be enforced. Hosted by Business Image. $15. Get tickets on Eventbrite.com. For details, call 800-242-3110, or visit businessimage.net.Rooftop of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Macon. 8-11 p.m. May 21.
Summer Reading Program Kick-off Event
The theme for this year’s program is “Build a Better World.” Featuring a salute to Tony Mullis and the men and women of the Armed Forces. Dot Baker Community Room, M.E. Roden Library, 151 Commerce St., Hawkinsville. 3 p.m. May 24.
Miss Georgia Forestry State Scholarship Pageant
Categories include Baby, Teeny Miss, Tiny Miss, Little Miss, Junior Miss, Teen and Miss; age divisions are birth-24 years. The pageant is open to one contestant per county and one contestant per college in Georgia. Contact us to claim your county title. For more information or to enter the state pageant, call Dianne Dominy, 229-238-2851 or 229-386-2681, or email email@example.com. missgaforestry.com. Tifton. June 9-10 and 16-17.
Miss GA South Pageant
Ages 0-26. Pageant held in Adel. Deadline to enter: July 1. Winners in Teen and Miss competitions will receive paid entry to the Miss GA USA or Miss Teen USA Pageant. For more information, call 912-381-7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration July 1; pageant July 21-22.
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding for Beginners
Develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering and recovery techniques. After class, get a free one-hour paddle board rental. Register in advance. High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. $25, plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053. GaStateParks.org. 9:30-11 a.m. May 20 and 28.
Herbs for Kids
This class is to introduce the wonderful world of herbs to kindergarten-twelfth grade students. Hands-on activities. Reservations required. The Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. $10 per student. 478-745-5982. 10 a.m.-noon May 20.
Indian Artifact ID Day
Bring any American Indian artifacts for identification and approximate dating; this includes arrow heads and pieces of pottery and other artifacts. Sponsored by the Ocmulgee Archaeological Society and the Fort Hawkins Commission. The OAS or the FHC does not estimate monetary values or buy or sell Indian artifacts. Fort Hawkins Visitor Center, Emery Highway. Free. Michael Lynch, 478-785-1777. 1-4 p.m. May 20.
Open Streets Macon
Maconites will be treated to 1.5 miles of car-free streets from the Washington Memorial Library to A.L. Miller Village. People traffic will replace car traffic, as sections of College Street and Montpelier Avenue become “paved parks” where people of all ages and abilities can get active and connect with their community and each other. The new route will take participants through Mercer Village, adding food and beverage options to this year’s program. Free. bikewalkmacon.com/openstreetsmacon. 2-6 p.m. May 21.
Daylily Exhibition Show and Plant Sale
Galleria Mall, Centerville. Free. email@example.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 27.
Family Farm Day
Volunteers will demonstrate old-fashioned skills and chores. Enjoy blacksmithing, woodstove cooking, sewing and more. Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 27.
WWE Championship Triple Threat Main Event
Luke Harper vs. AJ Styles vs WWE Champion Bray Watt; Baron Corbin vs. Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose and more; card subject to change. Macon Coliseum Box Office hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. $18-$103; VIP Experience packages available. ticketmaster.com. 800-745-3000. MaconCentreplex.org. 7:30 p.m. May 29.
Photo Walking Tour and Progressive Wine Tasting Tour
Old photos of spotlighted historic buildings will be displayed in storefront windows for a self-guided, walking tour in observance of Historic Preservation Month. 700-900 blocks of Carroll Street, 1000 block of Ball Street, 810 Commerce St., and 1017 Jernigan St., Perry. For more information about the historic building photo tour, contact Main Street Coordinator Catherine Edgemon, 478-988-2758 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the progressive wine tasting, contact Jodi Daley, 478-225-7626. Wine Tasting, June 2; photos on display through June 3.
Indian Springs State Park Museum Tours
Tour the museum, learn about the park, its history and upcoming events; free. 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. A $5 per car parking fee is required. 770-504-2277. 2-4 p.m. June 3.
Middle Georgia Derby Demons
Home games are raced at Bibb Skate Arena, 5335 Hawkinsville Road. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, free for kids ages 5 and younger. Profits from this season’s home games will benefit Crisis Line and Safe House. middlegeorgiaderby.com. June 10: Fort Stewart Rollergirls. Aug. 24: The Legiskators (Tallahassee Rollergirls). Sept. 16: Soul City Sirens. Oct. 21: Halloween Mashup. 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. first whistle blows June 10-Oct. 21.
Guided Tour of Jarrell Plantation
Take a guided tour of the historic grounds of Jarrell Plantation. Learn about the Jarrell family, the agricultural operation and how the switch to industry kept the plantation afloat. Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. $6.50 adults, $6 seniors (62+), $4 youth (6-17), free for children 5 and younger. 478-986-5172. gastateparks.org/jarrellplantation. 9:30-11 a.m. June 24.