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Major Events & Festivals

SPRING

Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival,

March 19-April 4, 2015

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.

Mulberry Street Arts Festival 

March 28-29, 2015 

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.

Spring Spirit Stroll 

March 20-29, 2015

Usually only offered in the Fall, this entertaining, one-hour guided tour is now offered in the Spring as well.  A 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.

Tubman Pan African Festival

May 15-17, 2015

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.

Fired Works: Regional Ceramics Exhibition & Sale,

April 11-19, 2015

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.maconarts.org or call (478) 743-6940.

Spring Stroll of Macon's Houses & Gardens,

May 1-3 2015

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

Bragg Jam July 25, 2015

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

Macon Film Festival July 16-19, 2015

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 February. For more information, visit www.maconfilmfestival.com or https://www.maconflimfestival.com.

FALL

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

September 18-20,2015

Native Americans gather at Ocmulgee National Monument to share their heritage at the 17,000-year-old site. For more information, call (478) 752-8257.