Virtual Cherry Blossom Experience
Discover Macon, Georgia's Virtual Cherry Blossom Experience where you can bring the celebration of our 350,000 Yoshino cherry blossom trees to you, wherever you are! Stay awhile, have fun getting lost in all the digital experiences we have in store for you and explore why Macon is the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World. Be sure to follow along on the official Facebook event page and share your favorite virtual moments with us using our hashtags #visitmaconvirtually, #stayingpink2020 and #virtualcherryblossom2020.
- Curbside Pickup Restaurant Map & Cherry Blossom Driving Trail Map
- Virtual Concert Series & Digital Macon Music Playlist
- Enter the Photo Contest
- SUPPORT LOCAL by shopping with our partners
- Cherry Blossom Coloring Pages
- Make Fair Foods at Home
- Browse the Cherry Blossom Gift Shop
- Popular Cherry Blossom Blogs
Cherry Blossom Party Time Music Video
Curbside Pickup Restaurant Map
Local restaurants in Downtown Macon are now offering curbside pickup. They've made the process easy and safe for those of us looking for a delicious meal. Call the restaurant of your choice, place your order, and pick it up at their designated location. Or, simply have it delivered! Here is your map of participating restaurants.
Cherry Blossom Driving Trail
In lieu of the festival we recommend driving through the Cherry Blossom Trail at your own time and in the comfort of your own vehicle. Consider taking the scenic route to view Macon's 350,000 plus Yoshino cherry blossom trees. The trail, which runs from Central City Park to Bass Road, provides the best view of the beautiful blossoms.
Click here for a downloadable version of the Cherry Blossom Driving Trail.
10 Awesome Virtual Concerts!
Tune into the Virtual Cherry Blossom Concert Series sponsored by Friends of Macon Music every day from March 27 to April 5 to watch live at-home concerts by local Macon musicians. Get the schedule here.
MACON MUSIC FAVORITES
Tune into awesome Macon jams by some of our most legendary musical performers. With more than 45 hours of continuous Macon music, this is the perfect playlist to listen to while watching the Bloom Cam or cruising along the Cherry Blossom Driving Trail. Listen Here.
Enter the Photo Contest
Share your favorite Macon cherry blossom photo on Instagram from any year. It can be a photo you took this year, last year or in 1991. Literally any year! Enter the photo contest by posting the picture on your Instagram feed and using the hashtag #VCBEphotocontest March 27 through April 5. Winners will receive cool prizes provided by the International Cherry Blossom Festival organization, including tickets to next year's festival! Be sure to tag @PinkestParty and @VisitMacon, along with adding all your other favorite hashtags. Good Luck!
Support Local Macon Businesses & Restaurants
🌸 La Bella Morelia - Snack on pink chips and sip on pink horchata
🌸Macon Beer Company - Pick up Cherry Blossom Festival merchandise and Macon Love from the Macon Beer Company Production Facility (345 Olgethorpe St.)
Shop Local With These Downtown Macon Retailers
🌸 Lawrence Mayer Florist - Receive a cherry blossom mailbox swag with any delivery order
🌸 The Otis Redding Foundation - Shop pink Otis Redding merch and support the mission of the Otis Redding Foundation at otisreddingfoundation.org
🌸 Pink Chief Boutique - Receive a $10 giftcard with your purchase of $50 or more, plus free shipping, at pinkchiefboutique.com
🌸 SoCo & Company- Free pair of pink earrings with every order over $25 + free shipping.
🌸 Travis Jean Emporium - Bring home a piece of Macon when shopping online at travisjeanemporium.com/shop
🌸 Wear. Your dollar makes change. - Join Wear's PINK shopping party via Facebook on Friday, March 27th to purchase cute pink items! Jewelry, shirts, dresses, even past Cherry Blossom T-shirts. Purchasers can make an appointment for pick-up, or we can ship.
ENJOY SCENIC MACON
The canopy on Third Street is dazzling with pink lights
The downtown fountains are flowing with pink water
The pedestrian bridge on Mercer University Drive is flashing pink
Pink poodles are on parade in the windows of downtown businesses
Cherry Blossom Coloring Pages
Macon, Georgia is the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World with over 350,000 Yoshino cherry blossom trees blooming each March. Have fun at home and get creative with the kids (or by yourself!) with these downloadable cherry blossom coloring pages.
Make these Deliciously Pink Fair Foods at Home
This year, we want to bring the joy of the International Cherry Blossom Festival to your home with some of its famous and delicious fair foods. Not only will these satisfy your taste buds, they'll also make a great addition to your catalog of memories you already have about the the festival. Keep in mind all of these recipes can be pinkified with a few adjustments.