The Festival Capital of Georgia
Macon hosts over 20 festivals throughout the year. Springtime brings The International Cherry Blossom Festival. Celebrating the blooming of over 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees, the 10-day festival is filled with exciting events from the Mulberry Streets Arts & Crafts Festival, to the Amusement Ride Midway, to the Street Party, and more. In April each year, shop from more than 4,000 functional and sculptural pieces at Fired Works: Regional Ceramics and Exhibition & Sale. In the Summer, enjoy two whole days of live music at Bragg Jam, a weekend filled independent films at Macon Film Festival, and the largest Native American gathering in the Southeast at the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. In Fall and Winter months, there is an array of tasty beers at Macon Oktoberfest, see actors at graveside bring history to life at Spirits in October, and celebrate the holiday season with the Festival of Trees.
There are plenty of sporting events going on throughout the year in Macon for every sports fan. Cheer on Macon’s hockey team and 2017 Southern Professional Hockey League President’s Cup winners, Macon Mayhem. The Georgia Doom, Macon’s arena football team, started their inaugural season in 2018 with a roster that includes past collegiate and professional athletes. Summertime calls for baseball and the start of Macon Bacon’s official season. Playing at the newly renovate Luther Williams Field, their games are sure to be a grand slam and highly entertaining for the entire family. Macon is also home to the Mercer University Bears, the Middle Georgia State Knights, and the Wesleyan College Wolves.
Celebrates every First Friday of the month in style while exploring Downtown Macon with live music, entertainment, art, food and drink, and activities for the entire family. Shop local art at one of our galleries, listen to live music at one of several Soul Spots set up in front of local stores and restaurants, enjoy First Friday specials at restaurants, or see a show at one of our entertainment venues.