5 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Macon in the Spring

  • Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences


Explore the Macon State Farmers Market. Take your family and your appetite to the only farmers market that’s open seven days a week in the city. You’ll find produce stands, nurseries selling their plants, plus restaurants, a bakery and butchery.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Root, root, root for the home team. Cheer as the referees drop the puck and the Macon Mayhem take on their regional opponents on home ice. See the Mercer University basketball team play in an attempt to make it into the NCAA tournament again. Families will also love exploring the hands-on exhibits at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

Riverside Cemetery. Photo by Milton Heard.
Riverside Cemetery. Photo by Milton Heard.

Learn about haunted history. March 25-April 3, take the Spring Spirit Stroll through Riverside Cemetery and learn more about the history of the city while walking among its late residents. Because of the nature of the tour, this event is best for older children. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance.

Enjoy a festival. Macon is home to a number of spring festivals, including:

Explore the 14-acre campus of the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Georgia’s largest general purpose museum, the campus offers a number of of art and science exhibitions, a planetarium, Mini-Zoo complete with over 70 live animals, an interactive Discovery House, nature trails and much more.

Remember, Macon is just over an hour from Atlanta and a little over 90 minutes from Columbus and Albany.


Eileen Falkenberg-Hull

Eileen is Georgia’s official Festival Explorer and the editor of Occupy My Family, the Atlanta area’s most comprehensive resource for family fun. Click here for more Festival content from Eileen.

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