Cherry Blossom Festival 35th Anniversary Pin Now Available

Cherry Blossom time is almost upon us which means its time to purchase your official collectible 35th Anniversary Cherry Blossom pin. You can get your pin at the new Cherry Blossom Gift Shop at 530 Cherry Street, your local area Kroger locations, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, or any of the Robins Financial Credit Union branches. This years pin is the 8th pin designed for the festival by Macon's own Mark Ballard.

The inspiration for Mark’s design was based on the theme of “Love, Beauty and International Friendship.” He wanted to showcase both the cherry blossom and the heart in a unifying design to reiterate the love and beauty of the festival. The “35 in gold and bold” showcases the accomplishment of the 35th anniversary. The leaves represent the span of the festival, with the bottom leaf showing the founding year of 1982 and the top leaf representing the new growth and upward progression to 2017. 

Pins are $5 each and include the following discount coupons:

25% off one item purchased at the Cherry Blossom Festival Gift Shop.

10% off a one-time purchase at the Museum Store at The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House

Free Adult Admission to The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

$1 off Adult Admission to the Museum of Arts and Sciences Macon

$1 off Adult Admission to the Tubman Museum

$1 off with the purchase of $7.59 or more at S&S Cafeterias

10% off one-time purchase in the Jet Fuel Java & Aviation Gifts at the Museum of Aviation.

An Entry Form for a chance to win an EZ-GO Golf Cart or $500

This year's artist, Mark Ballard, is a Macon native, and well-known artist/designer, chef, writer as well as a television and internet personality. Ballard has been involved with the Cherry Blossom Festival in various ways since its beginning. Mark has a BFF from the Atlanta College of Art and his paintings hang in public and private collections across the United States. Learn more about Mark at

posted 05/01/2017 in Community, Events, Trending Now


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