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37th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival (March 22-March 31) - 350,000+ Yoshino Cherry Trees in Macon, Georgia5Newly Listed

Date: Saturday, 30 March, 2019       Time: All Day
Central City Park - Macon
794 Cherry Street
Macon, GA 31201

Phone: (478) 751-7429
Website: Click to Visit

With over 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees, Macon becomes the pinkest city in the world when the trees are in full bloom. With average peak bloom period happening the second week of March and lasting about 10 days, there is plenty to see and do during this beautiful time in Macon. The 2019 International Cherry Blossom Festival is happening March 22 - 31.

The Yoshino cherry trees have been a city staple for many years. Reaching peak bloom for only 10 days, it seems that the blossom leave as quickly as they arrive. Why is Macon home to so many of these amazing trees? It all started in 1949 when Macon native William A. Fickling discovered a unique and unrecognized tree blossoming in his yard. Later discovering it was a Yoshino cherry tree, Fickling and his family freely distributed the tree throughout the city. Nearly 40 years later, Carolyn Crayton, another Macon native, created the Cherry Blossom Festival as a way to celebrate the principles of “love, beauty, and international friendship.” To learn more about the Festival's history, click here.

Cherry Blossom Riding Trail Tour

Book Cherry Blossom Van Tour - 2 Hour Tour
While you are in town for the festival, stop by Visit Macon to take the Cherry Blossom Riding Trail Tour. View southern mansions, streets lined with cherry trees, and pink bows galore along this meandering route through the historic district of downtown, mid-town and north Macon residential areas! This 2-hour tour will highlight the areas in Macon most densely populated with cherry trees like the Ingleside area, Wesleyan Woods neighborhood, & Riverside Drive.


Dates: March 22 - 31
Times: 10:30 am & 1:30 pm daily
Price: $16.50 (Adults) $12.50 (Student) $8.50 (5 & Under)

Additional Information
Best Place to take photos?  Third Street Park
Schedule of Cherry Blossom Events

Cherry Blossom Trees History

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