For starters, Macon is a must-see destination in 2023 thanks to the city’s bicentennial celebration. Embracing Macon’s rich 200-year history and culture, a yearlong celebration is underway. There will be new additions to annual festivals such as the popular Cherry Blossom Festival in March, for instance.
Each month, there will be a historical presentation highlighting the area’s journey along the way. In fact, the first one was held on January 17 at the Peyton Anderson Amphitheater. The next presentation, titled “Race, Ethnicity and Culture,” will be on Tuesday, February 21st.
The best way to keep up with all the bicentennial excitement is to connect with Macon200 on Facebook. You will find news about the historical presentations, special art exhibits, the launch of a bicentennial website and more.
More reasons to visit Macon
Macon is a must-see destination this year for many other reasons too, including the news that it will soon be home to the nation’s newest national park and preserve.
According to reports, a three-year federal review is set to wrap up soon regarding the Ocmulgee Mounds. With 12,000 years of living history, the park is home to more than 2,000 artifacts from American Indian culture.
Once approved, the new Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve will protect 54 river miles of floodplains. Almost 900 sites of cultural or historic significance have been identified within the grounds.
The park is expected to generate $30 million in taxes and bring about 3,000 jobs to the area.
Bloomberg believes Macon is a must-see destination for all the reasons we’ve mentioned, along with its resounding musical history. Interestingly enough, Macon is one of three U.S. destinations to make Bloomberg’s list of 21 luxury vacations.
A visit to the Capricorn Museum spotlights the impact of Capricorn Records and Capricorn Sound Studio. Music legends such as Otis Redding, Al Green and the Allman Brothers all have ties to Macon and the studio.
A rich 200-year history. A revived downtown. Dining, shopping and entertainment. Macon is home to it all—and we’d love to be your home in Macon! Contact us to find out more about our one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Keep reading our blogs for more community news and fun things to do!