Cherry Blossom Festival

What you need to know: List of events for Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Here are some photos from previous Cherry Blossom Festivals

The 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival is the 38th celebration of cherry trees in Macon, and here are photos from previous years of the festival.
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The 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival is the 38th celebration of cherry trees in Macon, and here are photos from previous years of the festival.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

The Festival at Central City Park

Exciting shows, concerts, fair food, amusement rides, vendors, exhibits and more.

“Ice” Skating in the Park

Rent skates and show off your best triple axel jump or just glide along the edge. This “ice” rink is open to all ages and levels. Height restrictions do apply, and a waiver must be signed before your skate session begins.

Free with park admission. Central City Park, skate times are in increments of 30 minutes with a 15 minute break in between each period. Visit cherryblossom.com/event/ice-skating for exact times.

Third Street Park Festivities

Don’t miss the exciting Third Street Park festivities happening every day during the weekdays of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Entertainment and a special theme each day honoring Mexico will set the mood for light-hearted fun, while horse-drawn carriage rides take you back in time for an adventure-filled afternoon.

Free. 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m., Third Street.

High Dive Show

A trainer coaches several elite penguins for the upcoming Arctic Olympic Games. But then the food runs out and the trainer must leave to replenish the food bucket.. The penguins (cleverly dressed humans) take this opportunity to have fun and frolic on the boards. When the trainer returns, the penguins show off and perform their real Olympic dives.

Free with park admission. Central City Park, noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Cherry Blossom Organ Concerts

Recitals are being held March 25-29. Each performance lasts 30 minutes and is performed by an outstanding roster of organ recitalists. For more information, please contact Tom Granum at 478-745-8601.

Free with park admission. Central City Park, noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Catherine Hickland’s Hypnotic World

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be truly free in your imagination? To just let go and cross over to the dream state in an instant?

Free with park admission. Central City Park, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Mayhem Hockey Cherry Blossom Game vs. Knoxville Ice Bears

Your local hockey team the Macon Mayhem looks to finish their home schedule strong as they face off with the Knoxville Ice Bears on Fan Appreciation Night. The first 1,000 fans will receive a commemorative team photo.

$16, $22 glass seats, $8 children 2-12. 7:35 p.m., Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive.

Movie Night Featuring “Coco”

Bring a lawn chair and a cooler and watch Pixar’s “Coco” on a large outdoor screen. Arrive early to grab a good spot and enjoy inflatables and activities for the kids to play on.

Free. Activities start at 6 p.m., movie starts at 8 p.m., The Green at Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road.

Award-Winning Gospel Extravaganza

This year’s local talent includes Destined for Greatness, Dazzling Divas Praise Team and soloist Dejoin Ross. Featured artists are Anointed Bodies of Christ and Steve Dalton and the Leviticus Singers. The main attractions are T. L. Barrett, accompanied by the SMART International Children’s Choir and the Rev. Marvin Sapp.

$15. 7 p.m., Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St.

The Ultimate Tina Turner Tribute Featuring Michelle Marshall

With authentic costumes and note-for-note musical renditions, Michelle Marshall recreates the energetic stage presence, persona, mannerisms and powerful vocals of the superstar performer.

Free with park admission. 8-10 p.m., Central City Park.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

The Festival at Central City Park

Exciting shows, concerts, fair food, amusement rides, vendors, exhibits and more.

“Ice” Skating in the Park

Rent skates and show off your best triple axel jump or just glide along the edge. This “ice” rink is open to all ages and levels. Height restrictions do apply, and a waiver must be signed before your skate session begins.

Free with park admission. Central City Park, skate times are in increments of 30 minutes with a 15 minute break in between each period. Visit cherryblossom.com/event/ice-skating for exact times.

Pink Pancake Breakfast

Come enjoy delicious pink pancakes served up by the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 478-751-9180.

$5, $3 children 3 and younger. 7-10:30 a.m., United Building at Central City Park.

Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival

Be a part of one of the largest annual public art installations Macon has ever seen. This event is open to artists both tall and small. There are categories for all skill levels, including four categories for competition, or you are welcome to chalk for free! For more information, contact Dominique Lewis at 478-6216-6280.

$5 for competitors, free for all others. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tattnall Square Park, 1155 College St.

High Dive Show

A trainer coaches several elite penguins for the upcoming Arctic Olympic Games. But then the food runs out and the trainer must leave to replenish the food bucket.. The penguins (cleverly dressed humans) take this opportunity to have fun and frolic on the boards. When the trainer returns, the penguins show off and perform their real Olympic dives.

Free with park admission. Central City Park, noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Catherine Hickland’s Hypnotic World

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be truly free in your imagination? To just let go and cross over to the dream state in an instant?

Free with park admission. Central City Park, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Mulberry Street Arts & Crafts Festival

Join us for the largest shopping and art festival in Middle Georgia! Hundreds of vendors will be selling everything from homemade soaps, jams, bread, and snacks to fine art photography, leather work, jewelry and so much more.

Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mulberry Street.

Food Truck Frenzy

Gourmet food trucks from around the South featuring the latest culinary trends gather to provide Macon with a taste of the eating mania sweeping the country. Purchase delicious food while enjoying music and on-site beer sales.

Free admission. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Third Street between Cherry and Mulberry streets.

Cherry Blossom and Georgia Doom Tailgate Party

The Georgia Doom will be hosting a tailgate party for the 2nd annual Cherry Blossom Celebration game. Come out and have a chance to win prizes, play games, and cheer on Macon’s professional Arena Football team as they host the defending American Arena League champions Carolina Havoc.

Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive.

2nd Annual Cherry Blossom Georgia Doom Celebration Game

Macon professional Arena Football team Georgia Doom will take on the defending American Arena League shampions Carolina Havoc. The Havoc won the inaugural Cherry Blossom Celebration game, but the Doom is looking for some revenge.

$10 and up. 2 p.m., Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive.

Party In the Park

A festival first! Watch and listen to not one, but two, very talented, nationally touring, radio-played country music artists. Travis Denning, originally from Warner Robins, will take the stage from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Then Drake White will closeout the show as the headliner from 8:30-10 p.m.

Free with park admission. 6:30-10 p.m., Central City Park.

Party In the Park After Party

The lineup includes Trey Teem and Murphy Elmore. There will be drink specials for pink draft beer and $2 Cherry Blossom shots. Must be 18 or older.

$5. 10 a.m., Crazy Bull, 473 Second St.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

The Festival at Central City Park

Exciting shows, concerts, fair food, amusement rides, vendors, exhibits and more.

“Ice” Skating in the Park

Rent skates and show off your best triple axel jump or just glide along the edge. This “ice” rink is open to all ages and levels. Height restrictions do apply, and a waiver must be signed before your skate session begins.

Free with park admission. Central City Park, skate times are in increments of 30 minutes with a 15 minute break in between each period. Visit cherryblossom.com/event/ice-skating for exact times.

Mulberry Street Arts & Crafts Festival

Join us for the largest shopping and art festival in Middle Georgia! Hundreds of vendors will be selling everything from homemade soaps, jams, bread, and snacks to fine art photography, leather work, jewelry and so much more.

Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mulberry Street.

Food Truck Frenzy

Gourmet food trucks from around the South featuring the latest culinary trends gather to provide Macon with a taste of the eating mania sweeping the country. Purchase delicious food while enjoying music and on-site beer sales.

Free admission. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Third Street between Cherry and Mulberry streets.

High Dive Show

A trainer coaches several elite penguins for the upcoming Arctic Olympic Games. But then the food runs out and the trainer must leave to replenish the food bucket.. The penguins (cleverly dressed humans) take this opportunity to have fun and frolic on the boards. When the trainer returns, the penguins show off and perform their real Olympic dives.

Free with park admission. Central City Park, noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Catherine Hickland’s Hypnotic World

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be truly free in your imagination? To just let go and cross over to the dream state in an instant?

Free with park admission. Central City Park, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Gail Archer in Concert

Renowned organist Gail Archer will perform on a 53-rank Schlicker pipe organ.

Free. 2 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St.

Tunes and Balloons Festival Finale

Grab a lawn chair and a cooler and enjoy an afternoon of family fun with live music featuring Macon Pops, inflatables for the kids, tethered hot air balloon rides ($10 per ride) and fireworks finale at 8:30 p.m. Macon Pops will honor and celebrate musical legends of the recent past. Featuring the songs and music of Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Michael Jackson, Al Jarreau, Glen Frey, Tom Petty, Earth Wind and Fire and more, performing, 6-8 p.m. Special guests are Ansley Stewart and Zanuck Kapala Lindsey. Concessions for sale. Service dogs only.

$5, free for children 10 and younger. 4-8:30 p.m., Middle Georgia State University, 100 University Pkwy.

A2z: The Ultimate Party Band

A2Z plays a very wide, diverse variety of music that consists of songs from artists such as Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind and Fire, Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jason Aldean and more.

Free with park admission. 8-10 p.m., Central City Park.

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