Central City Park

March 16 – March 25, 2018

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. You’re sure to make lifelong memories when you enjoy $400,000 worth of free entertainment with a $5 admission and children under 10 are free. A revamped nightly concert series will feature regional and national cover bands of all your favorite stars and decades. Guests can enjoy free parking and free shuttle rides provided by the Macon Transit Authority at designated locations. A fireworks finale will close out the Pinkest Party on Earth at the conclusion of the Festival, commemorating our rooted appreciation for our community and our Yoshino Cherry Trees!


Location: 115 Willie Smokie Glover Drive Macon, GA 31201.

Need a Map? Scroll down to see parking, where the rides are, shuttle pick-up points, vendors locations and more.

Event Hours:

10:00 am-10:00 pm Every Day


$5/person: Children 10 and under FREE!


Two convenient entrances:
Round Building at Central City Park presented by Express Employment Professionals
Willie Smokie Glover Road

Heroes Day:

Presented by Macon Chamber of Commerce, Planters First Bank, 21st Century Partnership, AARP, Georgia VECTR Center, and the Museum of Aviation

Supported by The Telegraph, 13WMAZ, The Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages, and Cumulus Monday

Monday 3/19: Heroes Day at the Festival at Central City Park will provide free admission to all active, retired, reserve, and veteran Military, Department Of Defense civilian employees, firefighters, first responders, and law enforcement with ID, as well as their immediate family. They will also receive discounted pay-one-price unlimited midway rides for $10 with ID.

Gate Specials: EVERYDAY! 

Presented by Drew Exposition
Supported by 13WMAZ, The Telegraph, and Cumulus

Friday, March 16: $20-dollar pay-one-price unlimited midway rides, with $5 gate admission.

For both weekends, March 17-18 and March 24-25: $25-dollar pay-one-price unlimited midway rides (*on Saturday, March 17 and 24, must be purchased by 3:00pm) with $5 gate admission.
Monday-Friday, March 19-23: $20-dollar pay-one-price unlimited midway rides, with $5 gate admission.

The pay-one-price unlimited midway rides specials may only be purchased at the midway.

Nightly Concert Serious:

Join us each night at the Entertainment Stage presented by Coca-Cola at the Festival at Central City Park. Supported by the Telegraph, Cumulus, The 11th Hour, The Macon-Middle Georgia Black Pages, and 41NBC
Enjoy iconic cover bands from your favorite decades and genres. Entertainment is included with $5/person park admission.

Food Court:
Presented by Virginia College

Park & Walk:

We provide 3 Free Park & Walk locations near Central City Park. Two parking lots are located along Walnut Street (please see the map below for more details). One lot is also located along 7th Street. Please look for directional signage and pink flags noting our Park & Walk locations.

Handicap Parking:

Handicap parking is located inside Central City Park. Please enter the festival at Willie Smokie Glover Drive and turn into the United Building parking lot on your right. You will see signs noting handicap parking spaces inside this parking lot.

Park & Ride:

We provide 2 Free Park & Ride locations with Free shuttle service to and from Central City Park. Please note that the shuttle begins one hour before park open, and ends one hour after park close. Shuttle times are estimated at being every 15-20 minutes. The Park & Ride lots are located at:

  • New Street & Riverside Drive (843 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31201)
  • Macon Centreplex (200 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217)

No backpacks • No outside food or drink • No pets • No coolers • No video of performances • No flash photography • You are subject to search at any time



Macon Coca-Cola Bottling Co., James H. Drew Exposition, Macon Power, Macon-Bibb


Miller Lite, State Bank & Trust, Express Employment Professionals, Museum of Aviation Foundation, Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, 21st Century Partnership, Virginia College, Planters First Bank



click here for concert listing click here for central city park exhibits & shows

Central City Park Map