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Area Overview

Macon Bibb-County is a centrally located city in the heart of Georgia. We are known for wide streets, many parks, and successful urban revitalization. With a city and county population of around 150,000, the region is populated enough to feel like an urban oasis, but small enough to have that rural, small town feeling. Because of our location, we are not too far from other parts of Georgia. It's only 2 hours to the mountains north of us and 2.5 hours to the coast,not to mention our proximity to Atlanta, the capital of GA, which houses Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness













Macon-Bibb County offers many amenities for outdoor living. Lake Tobesofkee boasts 35 miles of shoreline and offers facilities and areas where people can camp, boat and fish. The city and county have several golf courses and tennis courts open to the public. In additional to the numerous options to plan one's own outdoor fun, the region has several festivals, outdoor activities, and concerts. Each year in March, Macon hosts the International Cherry Blossom festival which celebrates over 350,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees in our region. We also have the Mulberry Streets Arts Festival (arts & crafts), the Tubman Pan African Festival (African and African-American culture), Fired Works: Regional Ceramics Exhibition & Sale, Bragg Jam music festival, Macon Film Festival, Ocmulgee Indian Celebration (Native American heritage), and the Macon Octoberfest.

Macon also offers outdoor music concerts with the Second Sunday series where there are free live concerts in Washington Park during the summer and fall months, the Macon Pops which is an orchestra that plays pop music, among many other live musical activities.

Cultural Activities





Macon Bibb-County has museums that cannot be rivaled. Known for our music and antebellum homes, Macon offers house museums, including the Hay House, Cannonball House and Sidney Lanier Cottage, that take visitors back to the early and mid 1800s. We have a walking music tour that takes guests to historic musical landmarks in Macon. Our Tubman African-American museum is the largest museum dedicated to African-American history and art in the Southeast.

Other museums include the Museum of Arts and Sciences which has the Mark Smith Planetarium, the Allman Brothers Band Museum The Big House, Ocmulgee National Monument which is in legislature to determine whether it is to become a national park, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, and so much more.

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Macon-Bibb County offers many amenities for outdoor living. Lake Tobesofkee boasts 35 miles of shoreline and offers facilities and areas where people can camp, boat and fish. The city and county have several golf courses and tennis courts open to the public. In additional to the numerous options to plan one's own outdoor fun, the region has several festivals, outdoor activities and concerts. Each year in March, Macon hosts the International Cherry Blossom festival which celebrates over 350,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees in our region. We also have the Mulberry Streets Arts Festival (arts & crafts), the Tubman Pan African Festival (African and African-American culture), Fired Works: Regional Ceramics Exhibition & Sale, Bragg Jam music festival, Macon Film Festival, Ocmulgee Indian Celebration (Native American heritage), and the Macon Octoberfest.

Macon also offers outdoor music concerts with the Second Sunday series where there are free live concerts in Washington Park during the summer and fall months, the Macon Pops which is an orchestra that plays pop music, among many other live musical activities.

Transportation



Buses depart from the Terminal Station (200 Cherry Street)
Operates Monday - Saturday, 5:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  34.6  46.1  57.7  4.3 "
 February  37.4  49.6  61.8  4.5 "
 March  43.4  56.6  69.8  4.6 "
 April  49.5  63.1  76.8  3.0 "
 May  58.5  71.6  84.7  2.8 "
 June  67.5  78.7  89.8  4.0 "
 July  70.6  81.7  92.7  4.9 "
 August  69.6  80.2  90.8  4.1 "
 September  63.6  74.7  85.8  3.6 "
 October  52.4  64.6  76.8  2.8 "
 November  42.5  55.6  68.7  3.4 "
 December  35.6  47.6  59.7  4.0 "

Best Time To Go:

Spring and fall.

Macon weather is moderate year-round, with very little extreme. Coolest months are January and February with lows around 30F and highs around 60F. Warmest months are July and August with lows around 70F and highs around 92F.

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