Macon Annual Events & Festivals
Design Wine & Dine
Historic Macon Foundation's annual 10-day sensory celebration which features experts from all over and all backgrounds in the areas of design, crafted beverages, and food.
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.
August 16- 19, 2018
The Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education, and economic development.
The Macon Beer Festival is a Pints for Prostates event. Its goal is to promote awareness and education of prostate cancer to the community through the universal language of beer. This fun beer festival showcases downtown Macon, while promoting a good cause.
August 20 - 26, 2018
The Georgia Beef Board and Visit Macon are co-hosting Macon's first Annual Macon Burger Week. Local Downtown Macon restaurants will create unique burgers for participants to try throughout the week. More details to follow.
September 15 - 16, 2018
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 National Monument 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 19 - 21, 2018
Opa! Get your Greek on with live music, dancing, food, & tours of the restored Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church.
Georgia craft brewed alcohol, bands with a Southern twist, and Bavarian style food all in one of the most beautiful historic parks in Georgia.
Spirits in October
This one-hour guided tour puts a human face on history for hundreds of visitors who enjoy seeing actors in costume at grave side bring history to life.
Festival of Trees
November - January 2018
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 26, 2018 - January 6, 2019
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.
Enjoy delicious Japanese style food and live music by Sonic Groove all for a great cause.
Main Street Macon Christmas Parade
Main Street Macon invites the community to the kick-off holiday season event in Downtown Macon. This year's theme is Macon Merry.
The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia
Come and witness the magic of this Christmas tradition in Macon at the wonderful Grand Opera House.
Tubman Museum's "All That Jazz"
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.
March 22 - 31, 2019
The Cherry Blossom Festival allows all to enjoy the beauty of more than 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees in full bloom; the most in the world! We invite you to "Eat, Drink, Be Cherry" as you "Think Pink" and join in the celebration with events, concerts, exhibits, outdoor fair, arts and crafts, food and more.
Cotton Avenue Revival Festival
Celebrate the rich legacy and revitalization of downtown Macon’s historic black business district during the FREE event. Enjoy live music and learn more about the history of the Forsyth St. area in Downtown Macon.
Mulberry Street Arts & Crafts Festival
March 30 - 31, 2019
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.
Spring Spirit Stroll
End of March 2019
Fired Works: Regional Ceramics Exhibition & Sale
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
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 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
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.