Welcome To Macon


Macon’s metro population is around 150,000. Not huge, but not so small, either. As a “college town” Macon is home to not only Wesleyan College, but also Mercer University, Middle Georgia State University, and Central Georgia Technical College.

A town of great heritage and tradition, Macon is located in the center of the state, about 90 miles south of Atlanta. Music lovers appreciate Macon as the place where Lena Horne, Otis Redding, James Brown, “Little Richard” Penniman, and the Allman Brothers launched their careers. Our rich music history attracts several big name bands to Macon each year.

Macon is known as the “Cherry Blossom Capital of the World.” For ten days each March, our international festival features more than 500 events, including concerts, fireworks, dances, parades, and other entertainment.

If you like to shop, our shuttle will take you to the outdoor shopping mall located just ten minutes from campus, and to nearby Target and Walmart. Within easy walking distance from campus you’ll find Starbucks, Kroger, El Sombrero, and plenty of other dining and shopping options.

Visit the Macon and Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau for more Information 
Cherry Blossom Festival 
Newtown Macon 
College Hill 
Bragg Jam 
Events in Macon 
Ocmulgee Indian Mounds 
Ocmulgee Riverwalk Park 
The Shoppes at River Crossing 

Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1-5PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10AM-2PM.

Event listing

NCAA Division III Athletics

Wesleyan College is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. In addition, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian program.

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