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2018 Dogwood Weekend Activities

April 26, 2018 10:59 AM | Guest Blogger (Administrator)

We are just a few days away from Quincy’s annual Dogwood Festival! The theme of the weekend will celebrate the efforts of team work and collaboration throughout the community.

Don’t miss a weekend full of special events and activities, including everyone’s favorite: the Dogwood Parade! Participants will use the theme to show how their teams make Quincy’s businesses and organizations successful.

“The 49th annual Dogwood Parade will have 125 entries bringing to life this year’s theme: Together Everyone Achieves More #teamquincy,” says Latonya Brock, Executive Director of Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce. “Bring the whole family out! You will hear the amazing Quincy Senior High School Marching Band and others, see amazing floats, animals, classic cars and much more!”

The parade begins at 9:20 am on Saturday, May 5 at 24th and Maine Streets. It will head west to 6th and Maine Streets.

The festival happens downtown and is celebrated throughout the city. There is something for everyone and for every budget! Free and low-cost activities include performing arts, live music, interactive learning, gallery exhibits, hands-on art activities and everything in between!

For a complete and updated schedule, visit quincychamber.org.

Events include:

Thursday, May 3:
7 pm: Little King and Queen Pageant, quincychamber.org
7:30 pm: Quincy Community Theatre’s Is He Dead? (May 3-6 & 10-13), 1qct.org

Friday, May 4:
12 pm: Concert in the Plaza with Beau Becraft performing, thedistrictquincy.com
6 pm: Ribbon Cutting to kick off Dogwood festival, quincychamber.org
6 pm: St. James Lutheran Church’s Block Party, quincychamber.org
7 pm: Quincy Art Center Gallery Exhibition Opening Reception, quincyartcenter.org
7 pm: John Wood Community College Spring Concert, jwcc.edu
7:30 pm: Quincy Community Theatre’s Is He Dead? (May 3-6 & 10-13), 1qct.org

Saturday, May 5:
7 am: Quincy Farmers Market Opens for 2018 season, thedistrictquincy.com
8 am: Quincy Museum’s Yard Sale & Concessions, thequincymuseum.org
8:30 am: Breakfast on the Lawn, quincychamber.org
9:20 am: Dogwood Parade, quincychamber.org
1 pm: Washington Theater Renovation Concert Series with Jacqueline Kaufman, Kayla Obert, Rodney Hart and Ester Moore performing, quincywashingtontheater.org
1 pm: Quincy Preserves Spring Home Tour and Garden Party, quincypreserves.org
2 pm: Quincy Public Library Skippyjon Jones Cinco De Mayo Party, quincylibrary.org
3 pm: QUEST Derby in the Country: quincychamber.org
6 pm: Dogwood Dance, quincychamber.org
7:30 pm: Quincy Community Theatre’s Is He Dead? (May 3-6 & 10-13), 1qct.org

Sunday, May 6:
12 pm: Friends of the Log Cabin Village Annual Spring Open House, logcabinvillagequincyil.com
2 pm: Quincy Community Theatre’s Is He Dead? (May 3-6 & 10-13), 1qct.org
2 pm: YoungLives Little Ladies Tea, quincychamber.org
3 pm: Quincy University’s Hawk Express Jazz Band concert, 228-5432 ext. 3159
3 pm: Quincy Art Center: Thirsty Palettes Canvas Painting Party, quincyartcenter.org
4 pm: Stars of Tomorrow, jwcc.edu/talent
5 pm: Lutheran Church of St. John’s Music Mayhem, artsquincy.org/calendar-of-events

Museum Tours & Exhibitions
All Wars Museum: Tues.-Sat. 9 am – 4 pm and Sunday 1-4 pm
Dr. Richard Eells House: Saturday, 1 – 4 pm
Gray Gallery: Mon.-Thurs. 8 am-11 pm, Friday 8 am-4:30 pm and Sunday 5-11 pm (Student Art Exhibition)
History Museum: Tues.-Sat. 10 am – 4 pm (World War I exhibit & more)
John Wood Mansion: Tues.-Sat. 10 am – 4 pm
Quincy Art Center: Mon.-Sat. 9 am – 4 pm (Framed Fidos, Flaunting Felines and Atmospheric Paintings)
Quincy Museum: Tues. – Sun. 1 – 5 pm (Quincy at Work)
Villa Kathrine & Visitors Center: Mon. – Sat. 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday 1 – 5 pm

If you love being in the know of the events happening in the creative community, sign up for Arts Quincy’s Arts Blast emails and be sure to check out our calendar of events (new activities are added all the time!), the exhibition calendar and museum calendar. Learn more at artsquincy.org.


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