FAQs

What are the festival dates?

Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 25, 2018.

When do the trees bloom?

As with all things Mother Nature, she is difficult to predict. But, Mr. Fickling has provided a guide for when to expect the blooms.

  • If we have a moderate winter followed by a moderate spring, then they will peak around the 23rd, and this is the most common weather pattern for Macon over my lifetime.
  • If winter is cold followed by a cold spring, we can expect a late bloom.
  • If the winter is cold, followed by a warm spring, then we expect an early bloom.
  • If winter is mild followed by a cold spring then we can expect a late bloom.
  • If the winter is mild followed by a mild spring, then we can expect an irregular/late bloom as we saw this past year.

How many cherry trees are in Macon?

There are over 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees in Macon, Georgia which gives us the Congressional Records as the Cherry Blossom Capitol of the world.

Where is the best place to see the cherry trees?

The Cherry Blossom Trail is a self-guided tour. A downloadable map is located on our website and copies are kept at the front desk of the Cherry Blossom Headquarters for those stopping in. Those interested in bus or group tours can contact the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 478-743-3401.

How do I purchase a cherry tree?

Cherry Trees will be sold at Lowe Lighting located at 1525 Forsyth Street starting March 16th from 9:00-5:00. They will also be there from the 19th to the 23rd from 9:00-5:00. Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful will also be selling them at the Mulberry Arts and Craft Festival on March 24-25. For more detailed information on the cherry tree sells, call Pam Carswell, Presidents and CEO of the Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission, at 478-330-7054.

For specific questions on hotels, restaurants, and bus tours:

Call Macon Convention & Visitors Bureau at 478-743-3401 or visit www.maconga.org.

Where is the Cherry Blossom Festival Gift Shop Located?

The Cherry Blossom gift shop is located at 530 Cherry Street Macon, GA 31201.

Where do I get a 10-day pass to Central City Park?

Save $10.00 by purchasing our discounted Pinkest Party Pass for $40.00. You can purchase your
Pinkest Party Pass at the Cherry Blossom Gift Shop at 530 Cherry Street Macon, GA 31201 or
cherryblossom.com.

Where can I purchase the 2018 Cherry Blossom Pin?

You can purchase a 2018 Pin from the Gift Shop or Robins Financial Credit Union.

Where are the two Central City Park Entrances for the Festival at Central City Park?

There are two convenient entrances:

The Round Building entrance presented by Express Employment Professionals
Willie Smokie Glover Road entrance
$5/person; Children 10 and under FREE!

WHERE DO I PARK WHEN VISITING CENTRAL CITY PARK?

We provide 3 Free Park & Walk locations near Central City Park. Two parking lots are located along Walnut Street. One lot is also located along 7th Street. Please look for directional signage and pink
flags noting our Park & Walk locations. Handicapped 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. 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 aft er park close.

Shuttle times are estimated at being every 30 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)