The pinkest party in Georgia is underway on Saturday as thousands of people flock to Macon for the 31st annual Cherry Blossom Festival but some notice one aspect missing.
"No cherry blossoms so far," Maureen James said,
"Wish there were more cherry blossoms," Lynda White said.
White and James made the trek to Macon from Florida. It's their first visit to the festival, but the lack of pink on the trees doesn't mean they're going to stop celebrating while they're in town.
"It's disappointing but there are a lot of things to see in two days,” James said.
One of those is the annual bed race. Teams ran for the fastest time up Cherry Street. While many teams tried, the current reigning champions, the Macon-Bibb Fire Department, came out on top.
"It's another victory in everything that we do in the community and it just means everybody else is going to try a little bit harder to come catch us," firefighter, Benjamin Dishmond said
Not lacking confidence were the men and women who took to the third annual High Heel Race. More than 30 people participated raising the most money ever in the events history, roughly $10,000 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 21st Century Leadership, General Robert McMahon brought in $8,500 with his fundraising efforts
"It shows how much Middle Georgia cares about the people and how much the men of Middle Georgia care about the women in their life," he said.
Once the sun set, many people attended Tunes and Balloons at Middle Georgia State College. However, due to the wind only three made it up in the air but that's not dampening the spirits of many festival goers.
“I think it's fascinating because you don't realize how big they are until you see one blown up and sitting out there," festival attendee, Pam Southerland said.
Day two wrapped with a fiery finish and there's only more to come in the following festival days.To find a full schedule of festival events visit cherryblossom.com
.See all of our photos from the bed race and high heel race here.