Second Sundays are a College Hill Corridor signature. Every Sunday of the month, from March until November, expect one of the best community picnics in Macon featuring live music in beautiful Washington Park. With children splashing in the fountains, a hands-on art project led by Macon Arts and a laid-back gathering featuring music listeners from every walk of life, Second Sunday is an event showcasing Macon at its finest. The concerts are free to attend and feature a cash bar and food available for purchase, or you can bring your own. Picnics, lawn chairs and pets are welcome. Second Sunday Brunch takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. in March, April and May. Second Sunday at Sunset takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. in June, July, August and September. Check back often for the updated schedule of performers. For booking, catering or sponsorship inquiries, please contact the College Hill Alliance office. If you are a musicians interested in playing Second Sunday, please send us two songs and a brief explanation on why you want to play at the community event.
Current Second Sunday Schedule:
March 13 (1-3 p.m.): Romantica
April 10 (1-3 p.m.): Saint Francis – followed by the Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby!
May 8 (1-3 p.m.): EG Kight
June 12 (7-9 p.m.): The Grapevine
July 10 (7-9 p.m.): The Donna Hopkins Band
August 14 (7-9 p.m.): Back City Woods
September 11 (7-9 p.m.): Gringo Grande followed by Jubee and the Morning After
October 9 (1-3 p.m.): Fitzmaurice
November 13 (1-3 p.m.): Karen Bivins and the Finesse Band
Big Screen Movie Nights are hosted in conjunction with the Macon Film Festival and bring the big silver screen to the great outdoors. Free outdoor movie events take place in spring, summer and fall in various outdoor locations in the Corridor and surrounding downtown. Movies are often shown in Tattnall Square Park but have also been shown in Riverside Cemetery, Coleman Hill, Waterworks Park, the Terminal Station and the Beall’s Hill Community Garden. Movie-goers are encouraged to bring snacks, blankets and lawn chairs. Check the calendar for upcoming movies and locations.
Third Thursday’s Party in the Village is organized by the Mercer Village merchants every third Thursday of the month as a block party featuring food and drink specials, live music, outdoor entertainment and a student and “Shop Local Macon” marketplace. Montpelier Avenue is closed from 5 to 10 p.m., so patrons can stroll or bike freely among the restaurants and stores.
Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby takes place following the Second Sunday Brunch concert every April. Soapbox racing teams vie for trophies for the fastest car and most creative structure. The timed racing event takes place on Magnolia Street’s hill. For the 2011 rules, regulations and an application, visit bit.ly/soapboxapp2011.
Cotton Avenue Revival Mural will feature the work of the mural contest winner. They, along with local students and volunteers, will create a historical mural on the south wall located at 841 Forsyth Street. The theme of the mural is “Celebrating the History of Cotton Avenue Merchants and Community Leaders.” Look for signs of the mural’s construction and opportunities to paint a portion of this public art in the Corridor!