Macon Annual Events & Festivals
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.
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.
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.
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
Main Street Macon invites the community to the kick-off holiday season event in Downtown Macon. This year's theme is Macon Merry.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Macon Film Festival
The Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education, and economic development.