Macon Annual Events & Festivals

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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. 

Festival of Trees

 

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.

Cherry Blossoms Downtown Macon

Spring Spirit Stroll

March 24 - April 2, 2017

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.

 

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

Mulberry Street

 

Fired Works: Regional Ceramics Exhibition & Sale

April 22 - 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. 

Fired Works

 

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.

Pan African Festival 

 

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.

 

Summer 2017

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.

Design, Wine and Dine

 

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. 

Macon Film Festival

 

Bragg Jam

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. 

Bragg Jam

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

September 16-17, 2017

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.

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

Spirits in October 

October 2017

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. 

Spirits in October 2016