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38th Cherry Blossom Parade

March 24 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Cherry Street @ Third Street

Cherry St
Macon, GA 31201 United States

Event Details:

4:00-5:30 pm

Cherry Street and Mulberry Street, Macon, Georgia

The Cherry Blossom Festival Parade is one of the Festival’s premier events. Fantastic floats, marching bands, military units, costumed performers, international dignitaries, and more combine to transform an already beautifully historic downtown into a dazzling showpiece. Performers and entertainers leave audiences of all ages in awe and excitement. Bring your family and friends and experience the magnificent Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Come out early and grab a spot to cheer on Wesley Glen Ministries Road Race participants as they follow part of the Cherry Blossom Parade route.  Visit cherryblossom.com for a Road Race route.  FREE!


We are excited to announce, the world’s most famous clown, and McDonald’s® Chief Happiness Officer, Ronald McDonald® will be the Grand Marshal for the 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Macon, Georgia, provided by McDonald’s.  A good friend to Ronald McDonald Charities of Central Georgia™, Ronald is making a stop in Macon as a part of his worldwide tour, sharing smiles with everyone he meets along the way.

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.  Through the Ronald McDonald House®, RMHC® provides a “home away from home” for families, so that they can stay nearby (or, close to) their hospitalized children.

Serving families right here in Central Georgia since 2002, the Ronald McDonald House, in Macon, has provided over 59,000 nights of service to families in need. With 16 new rooms being added by December of this year, the House will be able to greatly increase their mission of “keeping families close”.

On behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia and the entire McDonald’s family around the world, Ronald is thrilled to be a part of this year’s festivities and honored to be selected as Grand Marshal!

The Celebrity Marshal for the 2019 Cherry Blossom Parade is ‘Emmy Nominated’ actor Michael O’Leary.  Michael was a twenty five year veteran actor on the longest running show in broadcast history ‘The Guiding Light”. In addition, he was a three time nominee for best actor for the ‘Soap Opera Digest Awards’.  Michael will fly from New York to celebrate the 38th Cherry Blossom Festival.


The parade is a rain or shine event and will only be canceled in the event of lightning present.




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41 NBC, Cumulus, Que Pasa, and The Telegraph 

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