Macon, GA

Macon is a city in Georgia known as the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World owing to the more than 300,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees that bloom around downtown, city neighborhoods and college campuses.

But Cherry Blossoms are not the only tourist attraction in Macon because festivals and events are lined up all year round for locals and guests to enjoy.

From September 16 to 17, Macon will hold the 26th Ocmulgee Indian Celebration at the Ocmulgee National Monument from 10:00am until 5:00pm.

The annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration, held every third weekend of September, is one of the largest gatherings of Native Americans in the Southeast.

More than 300 native people, craftsmen, dancers, storytellers, musicians, historic lifestyle demonstrators and others from the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Seminole and other nations who have ties to the region return to Macon to attend the gathering as they share the Native American heritage, arts and culture first-hand through interaction and observation.

The Ocmulgee Indian Celebration is named as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Check here for more details https://www.maconga.org/event/ocmulgee-indian-celebration-2017/9704/.

On October 13 to 15, the Central Georgia Greek Festival 2017 will be held in Macon at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church.  

Guests will surely enjoy authentic Greek food, live music and dancing, church tours, art, shopping, religious artifacts and a lot of activities. Click this link for more details http://holycross.ga.goarch.org/festival/.

A one-hour guided tour that puts a human face on history dubbed Spirits in October will be held from Oct. 19 to 22 and Oct. 26 to 29.

During the tour, visitors will surely enjoy seeing actors in costumes at grave side as they bring history to life.

From November to mid-January next year, Macon will hold the Festival of Trees as a kick-off event to the holiday season.

Guests will have the chance to view this festive exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

All the trees included in the exhibit are made by Central Georgia artists, businesses and community organizations. Check here for details https://www.maconga.org/events/annual-events-festivals/#fall.

But Macon will not be called as the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World without giving honor to this beautiful tree.

In Spring 2018, the Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival will be held from March 16 to 25 which gives guests the chance to enjoy the beauty of the Yoshino cherry trees in full bloom while viewing concerts, exhibits, outdoor fair, arts and crafts, food and more. Check here for more details https://www.maconga.org/events/cherry-blossoms/.