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Spring 2018

Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival

March 16 - 25, 2018

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

March 17, 2018

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 24-25, 2018

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 - Early April 2018

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 13-22, 2018

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 21, 2018

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 28-29, 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 4 - 6, 2018

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 2018

Design Wine & Dine

July 2018

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 2018

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 16- 19, 2018

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

Macon Beer Festival

August 2018

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.

Macon Burger Week

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.

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 2018

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

Macon Octoberfest

October 2018

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 

October 2018

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.

2017 Goodwill Gala

November 2018

Enjoy delicious Japanese style food and live music by Sonic Groove all for a great cause.

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 2018

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

Winter 2018

Tubman Museum's "All That Jazz" 

January 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.

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