Cherry Blossom Festival Best Bets for Friday

March 27, 2014 

Founder's Day returns on Friday, the final day for free ice cream but it's at Terminal Station, not in Third Street Park. It is among the Cherry Blossom Festival Best Bets. 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.) Founder’s Day: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Terminal Station. Free ice cream and refreshments while supplies last. Live entertainment. The events will honor the founders of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Free.

3.) 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.

4.) 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.

5.) 120/80 Vocal Band (Randy Newton): 6-7:30 p.m., Coca-Cola Entertainment Stage, Central City Park, Willie Smokey Glover Drive. Oldies and classic country. Free.

6.) Ocmulgee National Monument Lantern Light Tours: 7:30-9 p.m., 1207 Emery Highway. Guided and self-guided tours that are one mile round-trip. $5.

7.) "Dream of the Cherry Blossoms": 7:30 p.m., Fickling Hall, Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Ave. Music by the Mercer University Percussion Ensemble with special guests from the Central High School Percussion Ensemble. Free.

8.) Fantasia in Concert: 8 p.m., Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St. Hear the third season “American Idol” winner in concert. $57-$67.

9.) Midnight Riders: 8-11 p.m., Coca-Cola Entertainment Stage, Central City Park, Willie Smokey Glover Drive. Allman Brothers Band tribute artist. Free.

10.) Conner Christian Concert: 8 p.m., the Crazy Bull, 473 Second St. Southern Gothic rock ’n’ roll. $5.

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