Macon, GA –NewTown Macon and the Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages will host the Downtown Diversity Initiative (DDI) this summer to attract more African American business owners to the urban core. Currently, 28% of downtown businesses are owned by African Americans, a statistic that does not reflect the demographics of Macon-Bibb County. The goal of the …


Black History in the Macon: Judge Verda Colvin

“Black History in the Macon” is a blog post series highlighting the rich and diverse Black history currently in the making in Macon, Georgia. Through a series of informative and inspiring posts, readers will discover the contributions and accomplishments of African Americans who have shaped the city’s history. NewTown Macon will also spotlight members of …

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Seuss on the Loose in Downtown Macon!

Celebrate literacy and learning as we honor Dr. Seuss’ birthday during Read Across America Week! Join us during March First Friday for family-friendly crafts, games, and book giveaways inspired by Dr. Seuss throughout downtown Macon! Visit NewTown Macon’s First Friday Family Fun Zone in Third Street Park (in front Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen) for a …

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SHINE: An Immersive Public Art Experience

SHINE is an immersive public art experience activating vacant storefronts in the heart of downtown Macon. Featuring light and projection installations by Darya Fard & Craig Coleman, the experience transforms the Bibb Theatre and Newberry building into temporary works of art, showing possibilities for new uses for these historic spaces. OPENING RECEPTION DETAILSOpen to everyone! …

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Donate S’more Love

Please join NewTown Macon for free s’mores under the Christmas lights! We’ll have individually packaged s’mores materials, including marshmallows for roasting, on Poplar Street between Second Street and Third Street.  Along with s’mores, we are also hosting a donation drive. If you feel inclined, we are accepting donations of the following:  Towels (full body) Shampoo (full …

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Santa Bingo 

December 2 -December 25  Santa’s made a list, and he’s checked it twice. He’s filled it with activities that will make your holiday nice!  Make the most of your holidays in downtown Macon by playing Santa Bingo! Complete the activities on the bingo card throughout the holiday season to discover downtown businesses and experience the …

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