Major Events & Festivals

SPRING

Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival

March 17-April 3, 2016

This city-wide festival fills 10 days with events, concerts, exhibits, arts and crafts, hot air balloons and more against a backdrop of more than 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees; the most in the world! For more information, visit www.cherryblossom.com or call (478) 330-7050.

Spring Spirit Stroll

March 25-April 3, 2016

A one-hour guided cemetery tour like you've never experienced,featuring costumed actors at graveside who bring to life stories of selected individuals buried in historic Riverside Cemetery www.riversidecemeteryconservancy.org.

Mulberry Street Arts Festival

April 2-3, 2016

When the cherry trees are blooming and Macon comes alive with the beauty of springtime, it's time for the area's oldest arts & crafts festival. Visit www.middlegeorgiaart.org or call (478) 744-9557.

Fired Works: Regional Ceramics Exhibition & Sale,

April 16-24, 2016

This event features more than 4,000 functional and sculptural pieces from 58 Georgia artists along with workshops and other events. For more information, visit www.maconartsalliance.org or call (478) 743-6940.

Tubman Pan African Festival

April 23-24, 2016

This annual occasion centers on the theme of love, peace, unity and hope, with masquerades, Caribbean steel bands, Reggae, African music, dancers, films, children's entertainment and cultural demonstrations. For more information, visit www.tubmanmuseum.com or call (478) 743-8544.

Spring Stroll of Macon's Houses & Gardens

May 6-8, 2016

Self-guided tours explore enchanting secret gardens and historic homes in Macon's loveliest neighborhoods. Garden market included. Proceeds benefit the National Historic Landmark Hay House. For more information, visit www.hayhouse.org or call (478) 742-8155

SUMMER

Macon Film Festival July 21-24, 2016

Established in 2005, MAGA is rapidly becoming the South's newest hot topic for the film industry with a full week of film and associated activities each July. For more information, visit www.maconfilmfestival.com or https://www.maconflimfestival.com.

Bragg Jam July 30, 2016

The memorial to Macon brothers Braxx and Tate Bragg includes two days of cool concerts featuring local, regional and national acts, arts, children's events, the Ocmulgee Adventure Race and more. Proceeds benefit the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. For more information, visit www.braggjam.org

FALL

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

September 17-18, 2016

Native Americans gather at Ocmulgee National Monument to share their heritage at the 17,000-year-old site. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/ocmu/index.htm.or call (478) 752-8257.