History of the Magnolia Soap Box Derby

The Second Saturday of April brings out the competitor in everyone as teams of homemade soap box racers vie to be named the fastest or most creative car in a thrilling race down the steep hill of Magnolia Street, beside the College Hill Corridor’s beautiful Washington Park in one of InTown Macon's friendliest neighborhoods. Coupled with the park's inviting early-spring blossoms and great live music, the derby not only brings out competitors but thousands of spectators and fans who also enjoy a full day in the park with picnics and pets. On-site local vendors and food trucks will be available for those who prefer to picnic without packing. Always family-friendly, the Magnolia Soap Box Derby is full of activities for children, including the Big Wheel Race, bouncy house, and most recently, the addition of the Gravity Racing Challenge, a S.T.E.M.-based initiative inviting high school students from all seven of Macon-Bibb’s high schools. It's a springtime afternoon of wholesome, old-fashioned fun while we celebrate feats of speed, science, creativity and community in historic downtown Macon, Georgia. Racers and race fans of all ages are invited to participate in one of Macon-Bibb's best action events - the Magnolia Soap Box Derby on the second Saturday in April.

A Little Bit of Magnolia Soap Box History: