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Join us April 14th 2013 at 12pm for the 5th annual Magnolia Street Soap Box Derby at
Washington Park in Downtown Macon.
This year 20 teams compete for bragging rights, glory, and swag as they race down
Magnolia Street in all kinds of crazy custom race cars. Fans line the streets
cheering on their favorites with:
Live music featuring
The Cotton Avenue
Hustlers on stage (voted best new band in Macon in the 11th hour
DJ Shawty Slim
Performances by Streetline drum corp and Hayiya Dance Studio
Food trucks and vendors including Nana G's Chicken and
Waffles, Boy Scout Troop 8 selling Burgers and Dogs, Flavored Ices, and a
beer truck with frosty cold refreshments provided by The Hummingbird.
A free kids Big Wheel race (sign up the day of the event,
space is limited, ages 4 to 8, you bring the kid, we bring the big wheels.
Start will be at the very bottom of the hill after the practice rounds). A
small number of participant medals and t-shirts will be awarded.
After the Derby hang around for more live music at the Second Sunday Concert Event
featuring Yacht Rock Schooner 6pm
Tentative Schedule: 12pm Food and Music with Sterling Waite and The Cotton
Avenue Hustlers begin, inspect the cars. 12:15 Practice runs begin (half the
course to verify braking and steering). 12:30 Registration for the Kids Big
Wheel Race (limited space and prizes). 1:15 After the practice run the Big
Wheel race kicks off, 2:15 Cars move to top of hill, Hayiya Dance performs.
3:00 Streetline kicks off. 3:15 The RACE!!! 5:15 Awards ceremony. 6:00
Second Sunday concert begins. [Rain date 4/21/2013]
Note: Magnolia Street and Orange Street will be blocked off for the event.
Parking at Washington Library and behind the Post Office may be available.
Please stay off of the hay bales! No smoking over
them, no babies sitting on them, no spectators hopping over them. Seriously.
This event is volunteer driven - respect the volunteers!
The Derby is a great free family event that highlights the awesome historic
city of Macon.
Thanks to these partners the Derby is bigger and better than ever:
Bragg Jam Music Festival
of Macon Parks and Recreation
Many thanks to College Hill, The Knight Foundation, and you!
Gorilla CrossFit at
In addition to the many volunteers that bring this event to you these
partners offer support:
Boy Scouts of America Troop 8
Cherry Street Ink
MAGA Film Festival
Montessori of Macon
Scott Tisdale Metal Arts
Hayiya Dance Studio
Wagon Wheel Chronicles