International Cherry Blossom Festival


Each March, Macon becomes a pink, cotton-spun paradise as over 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees bloom in all their glory. For 10 days, festival-lovers are treated to one of the most extravagant displays of springtime color in the nation as they visit the town referred to by Congressional Records as the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World. The overall theme is “Love, Beauty, and International Friendship.” 

The Festival will be March 16th - March 25th in Macon. Stop by The JOY FM tent at the following events. 

Easter Egg Hunt
March 24th 
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Middle Georgia State University
Check in starts at 1:30pm
(We will be on site for the entire event)

 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! Children 2-10 are welcome to join in on the egg hunt. Kids of all ages are encouraged to attend and enjoy inflatable bouncy houses, games, and food vendors on site. Picnic and lawn chairs are welcome. FREE! 

Food Truck Frenzy
Third Street between Cherry and Mulberry
March 24th
Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm 
March 25th
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
(We will be on site Saturday, March 24th from 5pm-7pm)

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! FREE!  

 Central City Park
March 16th- March 25th 
10:00 am -10:00 pm
(We will be on site Sunday, March 25th from 10am- 2pm)

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. Purchase ride tickets on site. 

The Grand Finale Glow
March 25th
4:00 pm-8:00 pm 
Wesleyan College
(We will be on site for the entire event)

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 disc dogs, live music featuring Michelle Marshall and 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! 


Dates & Locations

  • Macon

    March 16th - 25th

    10:00 am to 10:00 pm
    The International Cherry Blossom Festival Map

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