Since 1983, Macon has 275,000 blossoming Yoshino cherry trees during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Features over 500 events, of which 90 percent are free. Events include hot air balloons, dances, parades, arts and crafts, amusement rides, fireworks, historic tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice cream and many other foods. Concerts are held daily, featuring the blues, urban, gospel, bluegrass, classic rock and pop. Also takes place at various locations.