Cherry Blossom Festival best bets for Wednesday

March 25, 2014 

There are plenty of options for music-lovers among Wednesday's Cherry Blossom Festival Best Bets, including an organ concert at noon and jazz in the evening. For a full Cherry Blossom Festival calendar, click here.

1.) Steeple Chase and Blossoms Tour: 9 a.m.-noon, Central City Park (departure), Willie Smokey Glover Drive. Travel through historic Macon for exciting stops at six houses of worship. Learn the history and experience the beauty of each. Advance reservations recommended. $18.

2.) Third Street Park Festivities: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Third Street Park, along Third Street. (UPDATE: Because of weather, the activities have been moved to Terminal Station for Wednesday.) Free ice cream and refreshments while supplies last. Live entertainment and carriage rides. Featured nation: Taiwan. Free.

3.) Animal Show: Road Kill Live with Jason Clark/Southeastern Reptile Rescue: Noon, 4 p.m., 7 p.m. Central City Park, Willie Smokey Glover Drive. This live animal show presented by Snakes R Us features tortoises, possums and more. Free.

4.) Cherry Blossom Organ Concert: Noon-12:30 p.m., Mulberry Street United Methodist, 719 Mulberry St. Enjoy 30-minute recitals by talented local organists. Free.

5.) Museum of Arts and Sciences Live Animal Show: 12:30-1 p.m., Coca-Cola Entertainment Stage, Central City Park, Willie Smokey Glover Drive. Meet the animals from the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Free.

6.) First Presbyterian Church Historical and Architectural Interpretation: 1-3 p.m., 682 Mulberry St. Tour the beautiful First Presbyterian Church and learn about its history. Free.

7.) Fabulous Boomers: 6-9 p.m., Coca-Cola Entertainment Stage, Central City Park, Willie Smokey Glover Drive. Eight-piece party band. Free.

8.) Night of Jazz at the Cox: 6:30 p.m., Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Soulful jazz music from the Tony Monaco Trio featuring Howard Paul. $10; free with 2014 pin.

9.) Spring Spirit Stroll Tours: 6 p.m., Historic Riverside Cemetery, 1301 Riverside Drive. Stroll back in time with a one-hour guided walking tour. Wear comfortable shoes. $10.

10.) Bingo: 7 p.m., the American Legion, 5530 Thomaston Road. $10 per card of six games.

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