Cherry Blossom Festival Events You Can’t Miss

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Cherry Blossom Festival Events You Can’t Miss

It’s finally starting to get warm out, and pollen is everywhere. You know what that means, it’s spring in Georgia! With the start of spring in Macon comes the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

Each year the Cherry Blossom Festival holds many exciting events. There are so many events that it is hard to keep track of everything going on. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, here are the most exciting events happening at the festival this year.

Skate with Macon Mayhem

If you love watching the Macon Mayhem play, during the Cherry Blossom Festival you have the opportunity to skate with them! On March 27, Macon Mayhem will be giving lessons, signing autographs and taking pictures at the ice rink in Central City Park. This event is from 4-8 p.m. and you can visit the festival’s website for more information.

Lantern Light Tours

On select nights during the festival, you can take a guided tour by lantern through the Ocmulgee National Monument. During the tour, you will learn about the history of the Ocmulgee and meet some of the people who lived there. The tours will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 22-24 and 29-31. For tickets and pricing visit the event’s page.

Weiner Dog Race

On March 23, Dachshunds will race down Cherry Street, and one lucky dog will win the title of “Fastest Wiener Dog in Middle Georgia.” In addition to the race, there will also be a best-dressed competition. The event is free and will last from 11 a.m. to noon.

Sidewalk Chalk Festival

On March 30, artists of all ages and skill levels will be making their chalk creations at Tattnall Square Park. You can participate in creating your own art or enjoy a day at the park walking around and watching artists at work. To participate in the competition, there is a fee of $5 and the event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register and see the different competition categories visit the event’s page.

Ocmulgee Duck Dash

There will be a rubber duck race down the Ocmulgee River at Amerson River Park on March 30. The event is free, but you can adopt a rubber duck starting at $5. The duck that wins will receive $1,000. All the proceeds from the event will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters, an organization that provides mentors for youth. Duck adoption at the event will be from 9:30-11:15 a.m. and the race starts at 11:45 a.m.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for these events. Even if you can only attend one or two, make sure to participate in the Pinkest Party on Earth.