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Top Events in 2018

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Macon Annual Events & Festivals

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Fall 2018

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

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.

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 30, 2018 - January 3, 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.

15th Annual Goodwill Gala

December 7, 2018

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.

Main Street Macon Christmas Parade

December 2018

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

December 5, 2018 - December 9, 2018

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

The Kiwanis Christmas 5K

December 8, 2018

Get your PR on Macon's newest and fastest cross country course. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Macon.

 

Winter 2018

Tubman Museum's "All That Jazz" 

January 26, 2019

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 2019 All That Jazz Concert and Ball is set to feature the acclaimed award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur – Patti Labelle.

 

Spring 2019

Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival

March 22 - 31, 2019

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, 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

March 2019

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

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.

Fired Works: Regional Ceramics Exhibition & Sale

April 2019

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  2019

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

April 2018

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 2019

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

July 2019

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

July 2019

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 2019

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

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