Morning showers have moved the Cherry Blossom Festival’s Third Street Park activities to the Terminal Station again, but festival officials have their fingers crossed for Saturday’s events.
Today’s events include Founder’s Day activities that pay tribute to the late William A. Fickling Sr., who discovered the first Yoshino cherry tree in Macon, and Carolyn Crayton, the founder of the festival.
Some of the most popular festival events tonight, including Boot Scootin’ Boogie & Casino Night, are indoors. Tickets are still available for that event, said Stacy Campbell, the festival’s spokeswoman.
Saturday’s forecast calls for a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of rain during the day. For now, however, most outdoor weekend events are moving forward as planned.
If circumstances change, “We’ll make the appropriate decisions” as quickly as possible and get the word out, she said.
She said one outdoor event, Paws for a Cause, scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Sunday. The event will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Miller Lite Central City Park.