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Cherry Blossom Festival, Macon Georgia

794 Cherry St, Macon, United States
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36 Years and Still the Pinkest Party on Earth!  Join us March 16- 25, 2018. Stay up to date and signup for our eNewsletter:

Opening Hours

08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00


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LAST CHANCE!! We’re looking for some bed racing enthusiasts to put on a show…and win awards and bragging rights in the process! This event is open to businesses, organizations, volunteer groups, or even just a group of friends who want to get in on the fun and excitement of bed racing.The last day to apply is March 1st! Click the link below apply.

The Festival at Central City Park, the heart and hub of the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World, features 10 days of magnificent midway rides, exciting exhibits, spectacular shows, and fantastic food. You’re sure to make lifelong memories when you enjoy $400,000 worth of free entertainment with a $5 admission and children under 10 are free. A revamped nightly concert series will feature regional and national cover bands of all your favorite stars and decades. Guests can enjoy free parking and free shuttle rides provided by the Macon Transit Authority at designated locations. A fireworks finale will close out the Pinkest Party on Earth at the conclusion of the Festival, commemorating our rooted appreciation for our community and our Yoshino Cherry Trees! For more information visit Admission: $5/person: Children 10 and under FREE! Entrances: Two convenient entrances: Round Building at Central City Park presented by Express Employment Professionals Willie Smokie Glover Road Heroes Day: Presented by Macon Chamber of Commerce, Planters First Bank, 21st Century Partnership, AARP, Georgia VECTR Center, and the Museum of Aviation Supported by The Telegraph, 13WMAZ, The Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages, and Cumulus Monday Monday 3/19: Heroes Day at the Festival at Central City Park will provide free admission to all active, retired, reserve, and veteran Military, Department Of Defense civilian employees, firefighters, first responders, and law enforcement with ID, as well as their immediate family. They will also receive discounted pay-one-price unlimited midway rides for $10 with ID. Gate Specials: EVERYDAY! Presented by Drew Exposition Supported by 13WMAZ, The Telegraph, and Cumulus Friday, March 16: $20-dollar pay-one-price unlimited midway rides, with $5 gate admission. For both weekends, March 17-18 and March 24-25: $25-dollar pay-one-price unlimited midway rides (*on Saturday, March 17 and 24, must be purchased by 3:00pm) with $5 gate admission. Monday-Friday, March 19-23: $20-dollar pay-one-price unlimited midway rides, with $5 gate admission. The pay-one-price unlimited midway rides specials may only be purchased at the midway. Nightly Concert Serious: Join us each night at the Entertainment Stage presented by Coca-Cola at the Festival at Central City Park. Supported by the Telegraph, Cumulus, The 11th Hour, The Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages, and 41NBC Enjoy iconic cover bands from your favorite decades and genres. Entertainment is included with $5/person park admission.

Grab a lawn chair and come celebrate the final day of our 36th Cherry Blossom Festival with the return of our balloon glow! Join us for an afternoon of family fun with live music featuring Michelle Marshall as well as tethered hot air balloon rides. The hot air balloon rides will be $10.00 per ride. There will be vending on site or you can bring a cooler for snacks and soft drinks. The Fireworks Finale will move to the Festival at Central City Park at 10 pm so that you can enjoy both! For more information visit Weather permitting. FREE!

The Cherry Blossom Festival Parade is one of the Festival’s premier events. Fantastic floats, marching bands, military units, costumed performers, international dignitaries, and more combine to transform an already beautiful historic downtown into a dazzling showpiece. Performers and entertainers dazzle audiences of all ages, so bring your family and experience the magnificent Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. FREE!! The parade is a rain or shine event and will only be cancelled in the event of lightning present. If you would like to be in the 2018 parade click on the following link: We encourage as many floats as possible! If your organization is interested in having a float made for the parade, please contact our local certified float builder, Kip Dingler, at 478-256-8944 or by email at

In partnership with Middle Georgia State University’s School of Aviation, thousands of eggs filled with toys and candy will be dropping from the sky in a helicopter! Kids of all ages are encouraged to attend and enjoy inflatable bouncy houses, games, and food vendors on site. FREE!

Gourmet food trucks from around the South featuring the latest trends in culinary culture gather on the last weekend of the Festival to provide Macon with a taste of the food truck mania sweeping the country. Purchase delicious food while enjoying music and on-site beer sales! FREE! Food trucks will set up shop on Third Street between Cherry Street and Mulberry Street.

Make plans to attend this hilarious event hosted by Macon’s Mark Ballard. The event features a roast/toast of the Cherry Blossom Festival Founder, Carolyn Crayton! Dinner & laughter will be served all night. Tickets are $40 per person.

Join us on Founders Day at Third Street Park as we enjoy cupcakes provided by Felicia’s Cake Factory and celebrate the founders of the Cherry Blossom Festival.There will be entertainers and a special theme to set the mood for light-hearted fun, while horse-drawn carriage rides take you back in time for an adventure-filled afternoon. FREE DONUTS, COKE, AND CARRIAGE RIDES!

Don’t miss the exciting Third Street Park festivities happening every day during the weekdays of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Multiple entertainers and a special theme each day set the mood for light-hearted fun, while horse-drawn carriage rides take you back in time for an adventure-filled afternoon. FREE DONUTS, COKE, AND CARRIAGE RIDES!