Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival

With over 300,000 Yoshino Cherry Blossom trees, Macon becomes the pinkest city in the world when the trees are in full bloom. With average peak bloom period happening the third week of March and lasting about 10 days, there is plenty to see and do during this beautiful time in Macon. Learn more about the history of the International Cherry Blossom Festival and the best spots to take a photo during the Festival. The 2018 International Cherry Blossom Festival is happening March 16 - 25. 

To celebrate these marvelous trees, Macon holds The International Cherry Blossom Festival. The 10-day festival includes a fair at Central City Park, live music, shopping, parades, a block party, and more. Explore Downtown Macon and visit the Cherry Blossom Gift Shop or eat at one of our delicious local restaurants. The annual arts & crafts festival, The Mulberry Street Festival, brings thousands of visitors and hundreds of guests to Mulberry Street each year.

The Cherry Blossom trees are located throughout the city. From Wesleyan College to Downtown Macon, there is no shortage of breathtaking sites in Macon. Check out the Google map below to see some of the best spots.

Cherry Blossom Riding Trail Tour

View southern mansions, streets lined with cherry trees, and pink bows galore along this meandering route through the historic district of downtown, mid-town and north Macon residential areas - the highest concentration of trees will be seen in these areas! We will stop at the former home of “The Father of Cherry Blossom”, the late William Fickling. Continue your journey through the residential neighborhood of Wesleyan Woods, with final drive by the Fickling Farm where the trees were propagated and distributed to residents of Macon, annually.

2018 Dates To Be Determined

Tour Admission: 

  • Adults..................................$25
  • Children (12 and under)......$22
  • Military Rate/ Senior(55+)...$22
  • Macon Resident..................$22

Tours run: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and are approximately 2 hours long 

For additional information about the International Cherry Blossom Festival, visit

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