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Cherry Blossom Festival leaders tout heavy turnout

Macon's International Festival of Pink is fading to black.

Although it may be over, this year's Cherry Blossom Festival attendance was much better than last year's, organizers told 13WMAZ on Monday.

Despite the two days of rain, the weather held out just in time for the outdoor events.

The food trucks and Mulberry Street Festivals were a hit this year, said Jake Ferro, Cherry Blossom Festival president.

One of the bigger changes at this year's event was the music. Years past featured the street party with a headlining artist. This year's event featured a pub crawl with a bunch of artists playing at venues downtown. Nearly 4,000 people attended, said Tim Obelgoner, owner of the Hummingbird and pub crawl organizer.

The cherry trees that are sold every year were sold out by Saturday at 4 o'clock, said Pam Carswell, president of the Keep Macon Bibb Beautiful Commission.

The main window of the festival is over, but this week is full of Community Outreach activities.

The finale of the celebration will be on Saturday for Tunes and Balloons, held at Middle Georgia State College from 4 p.m to 9 p.m.


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