Consul General Takeuchi Attends the Opening Ceremonies for Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival
On Friday, March 19th, Consul General Takeuchi visited Macon Georgia's International Cherry Blossom Festival for the opening ceremonies.
Held each spring, the 10-day festival celebrates the blooming of over 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees in Macon, GA. The festival was founded in 1982 by Carolyn Crayton and was developed around the basic principles of love, beauty, and international friendship. During the opening ceremonies on Friday, Macon-Bibb Mayor Lester Miller read a proclamation changing the name of Central City Park to Carolyn Crayton Park in her honor. Several Cherry Blossom Festival dignitaries participated in the opening ceremonies this year, including GA Governor Brian Kemp. Over the weekend there were many exciting events enjoyed by all ages including the 39th Annual Cherry Blossom Parade, bed race, and wiener dog race!
The festival and events are being held outdoors at Carolyn Crayton Park to ensure proper spacing for social distancing and the festival goes until March 28. We hope you are able to go and enjoy the festival and the beautiful sakura blossoms in Macon this year!