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 free nightly concerts and is all wrapped up at a hot air ballon farewell extravaganza!
Seasonal and Annual Events
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 with independent films at Macon Film Festival, or the largest Native American gathering in the Southeast at the Ocmulgee Indigenous Celebration. In Fall and Winter months, there is an array of tasty beers at Macon Beer Fest, see actors at graveside bring history to life at Spirits in October, and celebrate the holiday season with the Main Street Christmas Lights Extravaganza!
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. 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.
First Friday & Nightlife
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.