Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival,
March 16-25, 2012
This city-wide festival fills 10 days with events, concerts, exhibits, arts and crafts, hot air balloons and more against a backdrop of more than 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees; the most in the world! For more information, visit www.cherryblossom.com or call (478) 751-7429.
Tubman Pan African Festival, April 27-28, 2012
This annual occasion centers on the theme of love, peace, unity and hope, with masquerades, Caribbean steel bands, Reggae, African music, dancers, films, children's entertainment and cultural demonstrations. For more information, visit www.tubmanmuseum.com or call (478) 743-8544.
Fired Works: Regional Ceramics Exhibition & Sale,
April 14-22, 2012
This event features more than 4,000 functional and sculptural pieces from 58 Georgia artists along with workshops and other events. For more information, visit www.maconarts.org or call (478) 743-6940.
Macon Secret Garden Tour, May 4-6, 2012
Self-guided tours explore enchanting secret gardens and historic homes in Macon's loveliest neighborhoods. Garden market included. Proceeds benefit the National Historic Landmark Hay House. For more information, visit www.hayhouse.org or call (478) 742-8155
Bragg Jam (last weekend of July)
The memorial to Macon brothers Braxx and Tate Bragg includes two days of cool concerts featuring local, regional and national acts, arts, children's events, the Ocmulgee Adventure Race and more. Proceeds benefit the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. For more information, visit www.braggjam.org or call (478) 722-9909.
Ocmulgee Indian Celebration (September)
Native Americans gather at Ocmulgee National Monument to share their heritage at the 12,000-year-old site. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/ocmu or call (478) 752-8257.
Spirits in October - Oct. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
An entertaining, one-hour guided tour at twilight featuring costumed actors at graveside who bring to life stories of selected individuals buried in historic Riverside Cemetery www.riversidecemeteryconservancy.org or call (478) 752-8257.
Fly South Festival
Local vendors and live performances at Macon's beautiful Amerson Water Works Park. For more information, visit www.flysouthfest.com
Christmas in Olde Macon (December)
Macon's historic house museums feature elegant holiday decorations with special evening tours, refreshments and music. For more information, call (478) 743-3401.
Intown Macon Holiday Candlelight Tour
Tour gorgeous mansions and take a trolley tour to see the lights on Macon. Contact the Macon Visitors Center staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Christmas in Historic Stanislaus (December)
A strolling candlelight tour of beautiful Stanislaus homes. For more information, call (478) 258-9303 or email HistoricStanislaus@gmail.com
The Nutcracker (December)
This Central Georgia holiday tradition combines Tchaikovsky's timeless score with magical scenery and breathtaking ballet. Presented by the Nutcracker of Middle Georgia, this show is a Christmas time favorite that often sells out early. For more information, call (478) 301-5470 or visit www.thegrandmacon.com/
Macon, Georgia, Film & Video Festival, February 16-19, 2012
Established in 2005, MAGA is rapidly becoming the South's newest hot topic for the film industry with a full week of film and associated activities each February. For more information, visit www.maconfilmfestival.com