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
Events in Macon
Ocmulgee Indian Mounds
Ocmulgee Riverwalk Park
The Shoppes at River Crossing
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 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Tour our beautiful 200-acre campus featuring Georgian architecture, lush green spaces, recreational facilities, residence halls, and worship center.
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.