Macon Annual Events & Festivals
September 9-11, 2016
Macon is Celebrating 75 Years of Otis Redding the weekend of September 9-11. September 9, 2016 will mark the 75th birthday of one of Macon’s favorite sons, the legendary Otis Redding. In recognition of this historic occasion, the Redding Estate and the Otis Redding Foundation will host Celebrating 75 Years of Otis Redding, a weekend of events held in Otis’ hometown of Macon, GA on September 9-11, 2016.
September 17-18, 2016
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.
Select Weekends in October
A one-hour guided cemetery tour like you've never experienced,featuring costumed actors at graveside who bring to life stories of selected individuals buried in historic Riverside Cemetery
October 21-23, 2016
Come enjoy Bavarian food, drink, music and outdoor fun at Tattnall Square Park. For more information, visit maconoctoberfest.com
Festival of Trees
November 2016 - Mid-January 2017
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.
Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival
March 24 - April 2, 2017
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.
Spring Spirit Stroll
March 24 - April 2, 2017
Mulberry Street Arts & Crafts Festival
April 1-2, 2017
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 21 - April 30, 2017
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.
Tubman Pan African Festival
April 29-30, 2017
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 5-7, 2017
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.
Design Wine & Dine
June 22-29, 2017
Historic Macon Foundation's annual seven-day sensory celebration which features experts from all over and all backgrounds in the areas of design, crafted beverages, and food.
Macon Film Festival
July 20 - 23, 2017
The Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education, and economic development. Special guest Andrew McCarthy will be hosting a Q&A during a 30th-anniversary screening of Pretty in Pink.
July 29, 2017
Bragg Jam came to fruition as a memorial to Macon brothers Brax and Tate Bragg and now includes two days of 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.