Happening’s In Middle Georgia & Beyond April 2016

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Barnesville

The Rock Ranch begins to open for the warm weather. Check their site for open dates. The Strawberry Festival is scheduled for April 23. Closed on Sunday. 

Macon

April 8-23. Young Frankenstein premiers at Theatre Macon. A Mel Brooks classic spoof film “Young Frankenstein”. 

April 16-24. Fired Works Macon located at Central City Park 

March 25- April 3. Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival

Milledgeville

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March 1- April 30. Old Govenor’s Mansion “Mothers and Daughter” An exhibition of Nineteenth Century Ladies Clothing, Curated by PNJW Collections, Kennesaw, GA.  Features children’s clothing, adult dresses, and maternity clothing from the mid-19th century. Additional artifacts will include accessories for adults and young girls, and a photograph collection showing various dress styles of the period.

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April 1

Macon

Macon International Cherry Blossom Festival

Spring Spirit Stroll at Riverside Cemetery 6 pm

Federated Garden Clubs Neel House Macon Entertains You Event

Macon Centreplex presents Monster Jam.  7:30 pm

Milledgeville

Allied Art’s presents David Gerald performing at the Black Heritage Plaza. 7:30 pm. Free

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre “A Deadly Incentive” presented by The Milledgeville Players. Reservations required. 7pm

Perry

Perry Autofest and Swap Meet at Ga. National Fairgrounds & Ag Center

April 2

Flovilla

Indian Springs State Park Museum is open the first Saturday of every month from 2-4 pm

Macon

Food Truck Frenzy 11 am- 7 pm Downtown on 3rd Street between Mulberry & Walnut Streets

Mulberry Street Arts & Crafts Festival in downtown Macon

Spring Spirit Stroll at Riverside Cemetery 6 pm

Macon International Cherry Blossom Festival

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame presents the last film in their  Free Family Film Series with Wreck It Ralph. Two show times include Noon and 2 pm. Doors open at 10 a.m. and admission is free. Popcorn and drinks will be sold in the rotunda. Come early and tour the museum, seating is first come first served.

Macon Centreplex presents Monster Jam.  2:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

Perry

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Milledgeville

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre “A Deadly Incentive” presented by The Milledgeville Players. Reservations required. 7 pm

Perry

Perry Autofest and Swap Meet at Ga. National Fairgrounds & Ag Center

April 3

Macon

Mulberry Street Arts & Crafts Festival

Food Truck Frenzy 11 am- 5 pm Downtown on 3rd Street between Mulberry & Walnut Streets

Spring Spirit Stroll at Riverside Cemetery 6 pm

Macon International Cherry Blossom Festival

April 7

Hawkinsville

Hawkinsville Opera House presents country music icon,  John Conlee 7 pm

April 8

Perry

Spring Home & Garden Show hosted by Master Gardener’s of Central Georgia at Ga. National Fairgrounds & Ag Center.

April 9

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Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic for children. Free event. Reservations required. Bird Feeder is this months theme.

Juliette

Antique Car Show at Jarrell Plantation Historic Site 10 am- 3:30 pm.  See car models spanning bygone eras and enjoy music, food, door prizes and stationary steam engine demonstrations. While walking the trail, you’ll also see an 1847 house, sawmill, cotton gin, sugar cane press, barn and more. Antique autos from 1979 and earlier.

 

Macon

Magnolia Soap Box Derby Washington Park on Magnolia St. 10 am- 5pm

Bearstock 1 pm- 11pm at Tatnall Square Park. A family friendly event sponsored by Mercer University featuring food vendors, bands and artists. No Alcohol allowed. Free admission.

Milledgeville

Birdfest at Andalusia Farms from 4:30 pm- 7 pm. 2628 N. Columbia St. Milledgeville, Ga. Andalusia is the picturesque farm in Milledgeville, Georgia, where American author Flannery O’Connor lived from 1951 until her death from lupus in 1964. Andalusia is an old dairy farm operated by O’Connor’s mother.

Perry

Spring Home & Garden Show hosted by Master Gardener’s of Central Georgia at Ga. National Fairgrounds & Ag Center.

April 14

Warm Springs

Hidden Gem at Roosevelt’s Little White House. Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust. 9 am-5 pm Remembering Ravensbrück tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred.  $7-$12.

 

April 16

Flovilla

Indian Springs State Park hosts The Springs Fling with games, inflatable obstacle course, crafts, vendors and more. $5 parking. 10 am- 3pm

Milledgeville

Old Governor’s Mansion Doll Wedding and High Tea

April 20

Cochran

Hillside Bluegrass Festival at Hillside Family RV Park Visit the Facebook page for more information

April 21

Cochran

Hillside Bluegrass Festival at Hillside Family RV Park Visit the Facebook page for more information

April 22

Cochran

Hillside Bluegrass Festival at Hillside Family RV Park Visit the Facebook page for more information

Macon

Celtic Woman Destiny Tour at the Macon City Auditorium 7:30 pm.

Macon Pops presents it’s Annual Fundraiser “Vintage Vegas!” Enjoy a vocal performance by Michelle Amato as well as the Macon Pops Jazz Orchestra. 

April 23

Cochran

Hillside Bluegrass Festival at Hillside Family RV Park Visit the Facebook page for more information

Eatonton

Butterflies and Bloom at the Briar Patch Earth Day Celebration 10 am-4 pm on Oak St. $5 admission. Games, Crafts, Door Prizes, Live Entertainment, Food, Garden Supplies, Arts and Crafts for Purchase.

Jackson

16th Annual Dauset Trails Bluebirds & Bluegrass Festival

Milledgeville

Old Governor’s Mansion Music at the MansionThis will be a “picnic pops” event, so bring your food, blanket and enjoy an evening of wonderful music. Donations accepted to benefit music scholarships and the Old Mansion.

April 24

Cochran

Hillside Bluegrass Festival at Hillside Family RV Park Visit the Facebook page for more information

April 28

Perry

Houston County Friends of the Library Old Book Sale at Ga. National Fairgrounds & Ag Center

April 29

Milledgeville

12th Annual BALD Shorts Film Festival  Amateur community filmmakers from across Middle Georgia showcase their talents. 7 pm. Arts & Sciences Auditorium
231 West Hancock Street.

Perry

Houston County Friends of the Library Old Book Sale at Ga. National Fairgrounds & Ag Center

April 30

Lawrenceville

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MarkeTowne is a curated outdoor marketplace of Pop-Up Shoppes, Food Trucks, and Farm Stands held select Saturdays from 9AM-3PM, beginning April 30th. Located at the Gwinnett Braves Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. You’ll find art, food, and music. Follow on Facebook.  View on Google Map

Macon

Macon Symphony Orchestra Season Finale Once Upon A Symphony at the Grand

Perry

Houston County Friends of the Library Old Book Sale at Ga. National Fairgrounds & Ag Center

Warner Robins

Mother/Daughter Tea at Chick-fil-A on Hwy. 96. 3:30-5 pm. Register at the Hwy. 96 location.

Free Admission at these Georgia Museums

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