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What are the Dates for 2023?

March 17-26, 2023

How Many Cherry Trees Are in Macon?

There are 300,000 – 350,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees in Macon, Georgia, which gives us the Congressional Record of the Cherry Blossom Capital of the world.

When Do the Trees Bloom?

As with all things Mother Nature, she is difficult to predict. 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.

Can I Purchase a Yoshino Cherry Tree?

YES! Yoshino Cherry Trees will be sold at Carolyn Crayton Park in the Round Building daily during the Cherry Blossom Festival. For more information, contact Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful at (478) 330-7054.

Where is the Cherry Blossom Gift Shop?

The Cherry Blossom gift shop is at Carolyn Crayton Park Round Building, located at 115 Willie Smokie Glover Drive, Macon, GA 31201.

Can I purchase a Collectible Pin?

You can purchase a pin online, at select Robins Financial Credit Union locations, at the Gift Shop in Carolyn Crayton Park during the Cherry Blossom Festival  and various locations throughout Macon. We also have previous years’ pins available for sale online and at the Gift Shop.

Carolyn Crayton Park

What Are the Hours for Carolyn Crayton Park?

Monday – Friday: Noon-10pm
Saturday: 10am-10pm
Sunday: Noon-10pm

No Admission or Re-admission 30 Minutes Prior to Closing

How Much is Gate Admission?

Sunday – Thursday: $5
Friday and Saturday: $10
There are no presale tickets for admission

How Do I Attend the Nightly Concert Series?

Nightly Concerts are FREE with gate admission into Carolyn Crayton Park. There are no presale tickets.

What is the policy on bags?

All guests are allowed to carry a clear bag. Clear bags do not include tinted plastic, printed pattern plastic, or mesh bags

  • Medical Bags – If you are a guest visiting CCP and need to carry a bag required for medical supplies or devices, the bag will be permitted.  The medical supplies/devices bag will be searched and tagged by security at the admission gates.  The tag must remain on the bag while in the park.
  • Diaper Bags – Parents and guardians with a baby or toddler present at admissions will be permitted to enter with a diaper bag. The diaper bag will be searched and tagged by security at the admission gates.  The tag must remain on the bag while in the park.

If you arrive to CCP without a clear bag, you will be asked to return the bag to your car.  Any bags left outside the gates within our footprint will be disposed of for security reasons. Also for security purposes, you are subject to search at any time.

Where are the Entrances for Carolyn Crayton Park?

Two convenient locations:

  • Round Building Entrance
  • Willie Smokie Glover Road Entrance

Can I leave and reenter the Park?

There is NO re-entry into the park once you have left.

Can I bring my children?

Yes! The Festival provides a good time for the whole family. Children 15 & under MUST be Chaperoned by an Adult 21+ (Subject to ID Check)

Where Can I Park?

When visiting Carolyn Crayton Park, there are 2 free parking lots within Carolyn Crayton Park – and they are available on a first-come – first serve, limited basis:

  • United Building parking lot and Luther Williams Field parking lot
  • We also provide 3 Free Park & Walk locations near Carolyn Crayton Park
  • Two parking lots are located along Walnut Street
  • One parking lot is located along 7th Street. Please look for directional signage and pink flags noting our Free Park & Walk locations.
  • We also offer overflow parking at an additional Free Park & Walk location on New Street and Riverside Drive (843 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31210).

Handicap parking is located inside Carolyn Crayton 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 designated for handicap parking spaces.

Can I Bring My Own Food & Drink?

We will have fantastic vendors selling beverages, snacks and food.

  • Outside food and drinks are NOT allowed in Carolyn Crayton Park
  • Coolers are also prohibited from the Park
  • Concessions are sold within the Park

Can I Bring My Pet?

Dogs and other pets are NOT allowed at Carolyn Crayton Park or Tunes and Balloons.

Is there a clothing policy?

  • No Offensive Clothing
  • No Ski Masks

Can I bring my drone?

No drones or flying devices of any kind are permitted.

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