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Top Events in 2020

There's a reason Macon is called The Festival Capital of Georgia.

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Macon Annual Events & Festivals

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Winter 2020

Main Street Macon Christmas Parade

December 6, 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

Main Street Macon invites the community to the kick-off holiday season event in Downtown Macon. This year's theme is "It's Beginning To Look A LOT Like Christmas.".

16th Annual Goodwill Gala

December 2020

You are cordially invited to our 15th Annual Goodwill Gala Friday, December 7th, with all proceeds benefiting Helms College. Enjoy live entertainment, unlimited drinks and an all-you-can-eat menu of delicious food prepared by Helms College's Culinary Arts chefs and students.

The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia

December 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

Come and witness the magic of this Christmas tradition in Macon at the wonderful Grand Opera House.

Tubman Museum's "All That Jazz" 

January 25, 2020

All That Jazz is the premier fundraiser of the Tubman Museum. Sponsors and guests enjoy an unforgettable evening of wonderful live music by a major recording artist at the Macon City Auditorium and are treated to heavy hors d’oeuvres, delicious desserts, coffee, and libations. The 2020 All That Jazz Concert and Ball featured the Grammy Award winning singer and actress Stephanie Mills and “The Prince of Sophisticated Soul” Will Downing.

 

Spring 2020

Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival

March 27 - April 5, 2020 (Cancelled) (New Dates-March 19-28 2021)

The International Cherry Blossom Festival is cancelled due to the escalation of the situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Cherry Blossom Festival allows all to enjoy the beauty of more than 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees in full bloom; the most in the world! We invite you to "Eat, Drink, and Be Cherry" as you "Think Pink" and join in the celebration with events, concerts, exhibits, outdoor fair, arts and crafts, food and more.

Mulberry Street Arts & Crafts Festival

April 4 - 5, 2020 (Cancelled)

The Mulberry Street Arts & Crafts Festival is cancelled due to the escalation of the situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

When the cherry trees are blooming and Macon comes alive with the beauty of springtime, it's time for Central Georgia's oldest arts & crafts festival hosted by the Middle Georgia Art Association.

Fired Works: Regional Ceramics Exhibition & Sale

April 17-26, 2020 (Postponed) ****New 2020 Date: June 11-18, 2020***

Fired Works is a nine-day event that is hosted by the Macon Arts Alliance featuring more than 4,000 functional and sculptural pieces from 65 Southeastern artists along with workshops and other festivities.

Just Tap'd Craft Beer Festival

April 25, 2020 (Cancelled)

Sample a variety of craft beers while enjoying live musical performances, food and fun for the whole family right in the center of beautiful, historic downtown Macon.

Tubman Pan African Festival

The Pan African Festival is cancelled due to the escalation of the situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

May 2-3, 2020 (Cancelled) ***New Date: April 24-25, 2021***

The Tubman Museum hosts this two-day festival centered on the themes of love, peace, unity and hope. Enjoy the celebration, the experience, and the presentations of music, dance, food, film, art, and spoken word, as we explore the dynamic and diverse cultures created from the African Diaspora.

Spring Stroll of Macon's Houses & Gardens

May 1 - 3, 2020 (Cancelled)

Self-guided tours explore enchanting secret gardens and historic homes in Macon's loveliest neighborhoods. Garden market included. Proceeds benefit one of Macon's National Historic Landmarks, the Hay House.

Tubman African American Film Festival

May 2020 (Cancelled)

The Tubman African American Film Festival is presented in conjunction with the Macon Film Festival and is made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Summer 2020

Bragg Jam

July 25, 2020 (Virtual Facebook Live Event)

Bragg Jam came to fruition as a memorial to Macon brothers Brax and Tate Bragg and includes rockin' concerts featuring local, regional and national acts, as well as arts, children's events, a 5k and more. Proceeds benefit the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and other local civic improvements.

Macon Film Festival

August 13 - 16, 2020

The Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education, and economic development.

Macon Burger Week

Late Summer 2020

Are you ready for the Beefiest week Macon has ever seen? We're talking 7 days of stretchy pants, meat sweats and greasy fingers, a week Macon's burger lovers have longed for.

Fall 2020

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

September 19 - 20, 2020 (Virtual Facebook Event)

The third weekend in September welcomes one of the largest Native American gatherings in the Southeast as more than 200 craftsmen, dancers, storytellers, living history demonstrators and others with ties to the region return to Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park in Macon, Georgia. The celebration shares this vital piece of American history with some 17,000+ guests to the monument each year, allowing new generations to understand the Native American heritage, arts, and culture first-hand through interaction and observation.

Central Georgia Greek Festival

October 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

Opa! Get your Greek on with live music, dancing, food, & tours of the restored Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church.

Macon Beer Fest

October 24, 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

Started in 2010, the Macon Beer Fest has grown into one of Georgia’s premier craft beer events. The event offers over 50 varieties of beer for its regular ticket holders and several additional special beers for its VIP guests. What makes the event unique, is that its purpose is to educate men about the risks of prostate cancer. You can say it’s a health fair disguised as a beer festival – It’s a party for a cause!

Fire & Ice Pottery Show

November 13 - 19, 2020

Fire & Ice is a seven-day event that is hosted by the Macon Arts Alliance featuring thousands of works from more than 30 ceramic and glass artists from Central Georgia and the Southeast. The event features virtual studio visits, workshops and other festivities. Event located in the Round Building at Central City Park

Festival of Trees

Beginning November 11, 2020

Kick off your holiday season by viewing this festive exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. All trees are made by Central Georgia artists, businesses, and community organizations.

Main Street Christmas Light Show Extravaganza

November 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021

See a light show unlike any other in historic downtown Macon! The Main Street Christmas Light Show Extravaganza is feast for the eyes and ears. Thousands and thousands of lights adorn the trees, bushes, and features of the Poplar Street median in a rainbow of colors guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit.