Macon Georgia's International Cherry Blossom Festival Guide

Cherry Blossom Festival
March 16 – 25, 2012. Parking is free

Each March, Macon becomes a pink paradise as over 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees bloom in all their splendor for The International Cherry Blossom Festival which spans the last two weekends in march.

The festival includes events like open ceremonies, pancake breakfasts, pet fashion shows, children's entertainment, motorcycle displays, concerts and much, much more, as festival lovers visit the town referred to by Congressional Records as the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World.

The celebration has over one hundred events, 80 percent of which are free to the public. Some of the annual events with free admission include the International Food Fair and the grand finale with fireworks.
This year the festival will have camel rides, a petting zoo and a helicopter ride.

Central City Park Nightly Concerts
Presented by State Bank & Trust Company
March 16-25; Central City Park
Free Admission!

Kachunga and Alligator Show
Presented by Flash Foods & Georgia Farm Bureau
Three Shows Daily at Central City Park
Free Admission!

Cherry Blossom Gala
Presented by Birch Communications
& Georgia Power
Supported by Bank of America
& Durwood Fincher-Mr. Doubletalk
Friday, March 16; 8 p.m.
Macon City Auditorium
Click to Purchase Tickets!

Tunes and Balloons
Presented by American Pride Bank, Cox Communications, Frito-Lay & Georgia Lottery
Saturday, March 17; 4 p.m.
Macon State College
$5; Free for children under 6
Click to Purchase Tickets!

Bed Race
Presented by Georgia College and State
University & Walthall Oil Company
Saturday, March 17; 1 p.m.
Cherry Street in Downtown Macon
Free admission! Click to register your team!

Presented by GEICO
Sunday, March 18; 3 p.m.
Downtown Macon
Free Admission!
Click for Parade Application!

Music for the World
by the Middle GA Concert Band
Presented by CertusBank
Sunday, March 18; 7:30 p.m.
Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College
Free Admission!

Third Street Park Festivities
Presented by Atlanta Postal Credit Union
Monday- Friday, March 19 - 23;
11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Free Admission!

Authors Luncheon
Presented by Burgess Pigment Company
Tuesday, March 20; 11:30 a.m.
Idle Hour Country Club
Click to Purchase Tickets!

Broadway in Bloom A Dinner Cabaret
Wednesday, March 21; 7 p.m.
Armory Ballroom
Click to Purchase Tickets!

Tickled Pink Comedy Show feat. Finesse Mitchell

Saturday, March 17; 9 p.m.
Grand Opera House
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Coleman Hill Concert
Presented by Jones, Cork & Miller
Friday, March 23; 6 p.m.
Ken Trimmins and the Quiet Storm

Cherry Blossom Fashion Show
Presented by Carlyle Place, Georgia Arrhythmia Consultants &
the Georgia Heart Center
Thursday, March 22; 11 a.m.
Anderson Conference Center
Click to Purchase Tickets!

Street Party
Presented by Georgia Lottery
Sponsored by Miller-Motte Technical College
Saturday, March 24; Gates open at 5 p.m.
Downtown Macon
Click to Purchase Tickets!

Girls Night The Musical

Friday, March 23 & Saturday, March 24; 7:30 p.m.
The Grand Opera House; 651 Mulberry Street
$38 and $32 for groups of 10+
Click to Purchase Tickets!

Grand Finale
Presented by Capital City Bank
Supported by Butler Automotive
Sunday, March 25; 5 p.m.
Wesleyan College
Free Admission!

Additional Fee Info: Fees vary by activity. Many are free. Please visit our website for full information.


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