Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival (March)
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) 751-7429.
Tubman Pan African Festival (April)
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.
Macon Gardens, Mansions & Moonlight Tours (May)
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
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 or call (478) 722-9909.
Ocmulgee Indian Celebration (September)
Native Americans gather at Ocmulgee National Monument to share their heritage at the 12,000-year-old site. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/ocmu or call (478) 752-8257.
Georgia State Fair (April)
From amusement rides to agricultural exhibits, this annual October state fair has entertained visitors for more than 150 years, making it the longest running fair in the Southeast. For more information, visit www.georgiastatefair.com or call (478) 746-7184
Fly South BBQ Festival
Last qualifying event for World Championship Barbeque Competition Memphis in May. Local vendors and live performances. For more information, visit www.flysouthfest.org
Christmas in Olde Macon (December)
Macon’s historic house museums feature elegant holiday decorations with special evening tours, refreshments and music. For more information, call (478) 743-3401.
The Nutcracker (December)
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) 301-5460.
Macon, Georgia, Film & Video Festival (MAGA)
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