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The Cherry Blossom Festival extends our deepest heartfelt thanks to all who made the 2016 Festival a wonderful success! Sponsors View our White Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Patron, & Supporter level sponsors. Pig & Whistle Macon Service League Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission Sanford Insurance Kidney Center of Central Georgia Macon CVB Middle Georgia Model…
Cherry Blossom Festival revealed the official art for the 2016 Festival at the BB&T Insurance Services Fine Art & Wine Celebration on Thursday, December 3. The Festival commissioned Leslie Sparrow of Macon to create the fine art and Georgia King, also of Macon, to create the pin art. Sparrow’s painting honors two people who were…
ResortsandLodges.com recently wrote an exciting article about the Cherry Blossom Festival. Read the article here. Here’s a snippet to wet your taste buds. “For nearly three and a half decades, the International Cherry Blossom Festival has been a staple in the Macon community. Each year tens of thousands of people make the trip from all…
The Cherry Blossom Festival won 3 awards at the International Festival & Events Association (IFEA)/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition for the 2015 Festival.
Your flying ambassador is back in the air promoting our CBF fall events. Any excuse will do to go up, but what a privilege it is to remind our neighbors that their festival is year-round.
Fellow flight instructor, Dan Giallourakis, and I decided to shoot an approach at Macon Downtown (KMAC) before we headed to Hazlehurst (KAZE) for our Pink Baron flight. Dan is an experienced pilot and he was able to point out some of my bad habits right away. This served as a great reminder that every pilot,…
We are inside 35 days until the Cherry Blossom Festival. So the CBF flying ambassadors are looking for blue skies and calm winds as we continue our mission to encourage the flying community to come to Macon's "Pinkest Party on Earth." We'll leave the beacon on for you.
Beautiful, crisp, clear, fall mornings beckon aviators to the skies; I could not resist. Bill Philips was standing next to his bright blue RV-8 waiting for our “Pink Baron” flight when I pulled up to the hangar. Soon we were taxiing for takeoff at Macon Downtown. We turned on course and leveled off at three…
MACON, Oct 1 – The International Festival and Events Association (IFEA) honored the Cherry Blossom Festival with 12 prestigious Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards at the 59th Annual Convention and Expo taking place September 29 – October 1, 2014. The professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events. Winning entries came from…
The Pink Baron, Cherry Blossom Festival’s new high-flying ambassador, made his inaugural flight earlier this month. If you haven’t been caught up to speed on The Pink Baron program, take a few moments and learn about it! We’re looking forward to seeing this program develop in a town near you! Enjoy the first blog post…