2017 Cherry Blossom Festival

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This is Macon

Visit Macon, Georgia for a Southern adventure that is sure to be good for your soul! Rich history, incredible architecture, stunning Southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage have branded Macon "Where Soul Lives". 

Only in Macon can you: hike at ancient Indian mounds and enter into North America's only reconstructed earth lodge, tour the 18,000 square foot, 7-story Italian Renaissance Revival mansion known as the "Palace of The South", immerse yourself in musical history by taking a "Free Birds & Night Owls" or "Rock n’ Roll Stroll" tour, or explore the Southeast's largest collection of African-American art, history, and culture.

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It's more than a place on a map. It's a vibe all its own. We invite you to come experience Macon, Georgia!

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From Otis Redding to the Allman Brothers Band, Macon has been called home to several famous artists throughout the years. You can visit the Big House Museum and walk through the home of some of the band members from 1970 - 1973 or you can visit the bronze…
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Home of some of the best Southern food around, Macon has an array of unique local restaurants. H&H Soul Food, known for Mama Louise’s and Mama Inez’s generosity to up & coming Southern Rock band the Allman Brothers Band, has been serving up their famous…
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From having a National Historic Landmark to having National Monument, Macon is the home to several historic places. The Hay House built in the late 1850s is an 18,000-square-foot mansion mansion known for its beautiful architecture and rich history. The…
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Featured Events

Mar 29 - Apr 02

2017 International Cherry...

The Cherry Blossom Festival allows all to enjoy the beauty of more than 300,000 Yoshino...

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Mar 29 - Apr 01

Cherry Blossom Riding...

View southern mansions, streets lined with cherry trees, and pink bows galore along this meandering route through the historic district of downtown, mid-town and north Macon residential areas - the highest concentration of trees will be seen in these areas! We will stop at the former home of “The...

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Mar 29 - Apr 02

Spring Spirit Stroll

Stroll through time on a one-hour guided walking tour of Riverside Cemetery and meet actors in period costume at graveside during Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival. Bus tours are welcome with advance reservations. 

Tour Times: 

6 p.m.,...

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Mar 29 - Apr 02

Woodruff House Tour

This Antebellum Mansion overlooks the entire city of Macon offering spectacular views. The Ikebana Japanese flower arranging Exhibit is also on display throughout the Woodruff House by members of the Middle Georgia Chapter of Ikebana International.

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Apr 01

Cherry Blossom Street...

It's baaaaaack! One of Macons favorite past times is back and better than ever! With a VERY special headliner (that will be announced), we will also have Mavis Staples, Chuck Leavell w/ Randall Bramblett Band, JD Mcpherson, & Me and Molly. 

Tickets are $20 in...

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Macon Blog

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Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival is finally here! While you're out enjoying the festivities, stop by the Downtown Visitors Center to purchase your pink swag. We've got a variety of options to choose from! 
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The pinkest party on Earth is happening in Macon, Georgia during the 2017 International Cherry Blossom Festival from March 25 - April 2. The beautiful blossoms are the perfect backdrop for a photo!  Here's a list of the top photo spots in Macon…
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The delicate pink and white petals of the Yoshino cherry trees are an important part of Macon’s past, present, and future.
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