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Major Events & Festivals

SPRING

Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival,

March 20-29, 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 2015 TBA

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 2015 TBA

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 2015 TBA

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 26th, 2014

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 19-21,2014

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 or call (478) 752-8257.

One City Art Festival

October 2-5, 2014

The One City Festival will bring high quality art, as well as entertaining and provocative arts programming to Macon. It is a a city-wide celebration of the visual arts. For more information visit www.onecityartfestival.com

Macon Octoberfest

October 24-25, 2014

Enjoy craft beers from breweries around the state, a great musical lineup of al Georgia bands, a homebrew contest, a cyclocross race, and singer-songwriter competition. Featuring authentic Bavarian cuisine and traditions.

Spirits in October 

October 16-19, 23-26, 2014
An entertaining, one-hour guided tour at twilight featuring costumed actors at graveside who bring to life stories of selected individuals buried in historic Riverside Cemetery www.riversidecemeteryconservancy.org or call Mercer Ticket Sales at 478-301-5470

WINTER

Christmas in Historic Stanislaus (December Bi-Annually)

A strolling candlelight tour of beautiful Stanislaus homes. For more information, call email StanislausGardenClub@gmail.com Click here for more information.

The Nutcracker December 2014 TBA

This Central Georgia holiday tradition combines Tchaikovsky's timeless score with magical scenery and breathtaking ballet. Presented by the Nutcracker of Middle Georgia, this show is a Christmas time favorite that often sells out early. For more information, call (478) 301-5470 or visit www.midganutcracker.org