Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Trey as a cherry blossomIt’s the biggest event of the year – the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Macon’s pride and joy is its 300,000+ cherry trees – it claims to have the most in the nation. The festival is a week long event with concerts, games, shows, and a fair.

Trey and I attended the opening ceremonies today and check out the fair grounds. Trey is now at the age where he is really interested in the rides – when we return tomorrow I’m going to have to take some cash to let him ride a couple.

The pavilion with pink celebritiesAll the local dignitaries at the ceremony were wearing bright pink sports jacket. Even the festival’s mascot – a poodle – was neon pink. The Georgia state governor Sonny Perdue was in attendance as well as Ichiro Fujisaki, the Japanese ambassador to the US. Japan is well-known for its prized cherry trees and I guess Macon has bonded with them over that.

We will be heading back tomorrow with our friends the Lowerys. Unfortunately Heidi has to work on of her 30+ hour shifts all day and all night so she won’t get to join us.

1 thought on “Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival

  1. jym

    You sold me on this event. You can describe it but you have to see the images to believe it. Georgia is so so awesome. Next year we go in all pink.

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