It's a Pink, Pink, Pink World in Macon | Arts & Culture
By Jonathan Dye, Knight Arts Blog
Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival is the city’s largest festival and tourist event of the year. Locals enjoy Cherry Blossom as much as visitors, who travel from as far away as France, Taiwan and Japan to see the Yoshino Cherry trees blooming in the “Cherry Blossom Capital of the World.”
The 2013 festival began on Friday, March 15 with an opening ceremony and ribbon cutting in Central City Park. Other Friday events included a Bengal tiger show, a “Spring Spirit” stroll featuring live actors in Riverside Cemetery, lantern-light tours of the Ocmulgee National Monument, and the Cherry Blossom gala with music by the Swingin’ Medallions. Events continue through March 24th.