The Festival

Plan Your Stay

Official Entertainment Hotel

The Hilton Garden Inn is the Official Carolyn Crayton Park Hotel of the Cherry Blossom Festival. It is conveniently located next to the Mercer University Stadium. Book your stay with a Cherry Blossom Festival special room rate by clicking the button below. (The link will take you away from our website)


Visitors Guide

Macon is a wonderful city bustling with activity and filled with rich history and landmarks. Come for the Cherry Blossom Festival and stay to explore our beautiful city and learn about our history. There are plenty of interesting and exciting things to do that you can’t experience anywhere else. Click the button below to learn more about things to do in Macon, hotels, restaraunts, area attractions and much more.


Official VIP Hotel

Hotel 45 is the Official VIP Hotel of the Cherry Blossom Festival. It is conveniently located in downtown Macon.

Pink Provisions Trail

This year Visit Macon introduced a new Pink Provisions Trail that will help visitors easily find Where to Eat & Drink Everything Pink. More than 3 dozen eateries have already planned their rose colored bites & beverages- everything from pink tortillas and cherry ice cream to pink pancakes and nachos… Festival goers can also Drink the Pink this year and vote for the People’s Choice Award as more than a dozen beverages (alcoholic and non) compete for the title of Best Pink Drink.



Macon is famous for its delicious food. Macon offers a wide variety of unique restaurants that can satisfy every craving. Make sure to check out your options while you’re visiting.



Macon offers a wide variety of shopping venues. For an immaculate outdoor mall experience complete with dining and entertainment, visit The Shoppes at River Crossing featuring department stores and niche boutiques. For Cherry Blossom Shopping, visit the vendors at Carolyn Crayton Park and be sure to stop by the Cherry Blossom Gift Shop for all your official Cherry Blossom merchandise (including the coveted Cherry Blossom pin).



Macon has many transportation options for those traveling from out of state and convenient options for getting around town once you’re here. From rideshares to public transportation to rental cars, Macon has it all. Below is a list of transportation options for getting around Macon:

  • Uber, Lyft, Taxi Services
  • Car Rentals
    • Avis – (800) 831-2847 / Middle Georgia Regional Airport
    • Budget – (800) 527-0700 / Middle Georgia Regional Airport
    • Economy – (478) 476-3597 / 2145 Riverside Drive Macon, GA 31204
    • Enterprise – (800) 736-8222 / 2480 Riverside Drive Macon, GA 31204


Middle Georgia Regional Airport is serviced by Contour Airlines and provides daily service to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and flights two times a week to Tampa International Airport.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is less than 90 miles from Macon and offers service to more than 150 domestic and 70 international destinations.  Guests can take Groome Transportation to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Groome can be contacted at (478) 471-1616, and is located at 4540 Sheraton Drive, Macon, GA 31210.


Macon Transit Authority
200 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201
Phone: (478) 803-2500

Buses depart from the Terminal Station (200 Cherry Street) Operates Monday – Saturday, 5:30am – 11pm. Click here for more information about transportation to and around Macon.



Parking for the Festival at Carolyn Crayton Park is FREE. There are multiple parking garages in Downtown Macon that are available for public use for no charge as well (weekends only). Street side parking is available throughout Downtown.