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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2018
All Day

Location
Washington Park

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 ***2018 Dogwood Festival Schedule:

Thursday, May 3

  • 7:00 p.m., Little King and Queen of Dogwood Pageant, Quincy Mall Center Court. Registrations are due May 1.
  • 7:30 p.m., Quincy Community Theatre presents, “Is He Dead?”, a new comedy by Mark Twain as adapted by David Ives. For tickets and more information, visit 1qct.org

Friday, May 4

  • Noon.-1:15 p.m., Concert in the Plaza, First Mid-Illinois Bank Plaza next to St. Boniface Church. Beau Becraft is performing.
  • 6:00 p.m., Ribbon Cutting to kick off Dogwood, St. James Lutheran Church, enter at 16th and Madison.
  • 6:00-9:00 p.m., St. James Lutheran Church’s Second Annual Block Party. The event will take place on the school yard and will have a bounce house, free food, drinks, and shaved ice. The event is free and open to the public.
  • 7:00-9:00 p.m., Flaunting Felines Art Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey. For details, click here.
  • 7:00 p.m., John Wood Community College Spring Concert, Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium on the Quincy campus.
  • 7:30 p.m., Quincy Community Theatre presents, “Is He Dead?”, a new comedy by Mark Twain as adapted by David Ives. For tickets and more information, visit 1qct.org

 Saturday, May 5

  • 7:00 a.m. – noon, Quincy Farmer’s Market opens, Washington Park.
  • 8:00 a.m., Quincy Museum’s Yard Sale and Concessions, 1601 Maine St.
  • 8:30 a.m., Breakfast on the Lawn, First Christian Church, 1415 Maine
  • 9:20 a.m. Parade, 24th and Maine, proceeds west to 6th St. Golden Bridges will be collecting non-perishable food items along the parade route for local food pantries as part of their partnership with Move for Hunger.
  • 1:00-5:00 p.m., Live acoustic concert inside Washington Theater, 425 Hampshire. This is a free concert, and donations are appreciated. Donations will benefit the restoration of the theater. Schedule:
    • 1 p.m.: Jacqueline Kaufman
    • 2 p.m.: Kayla Obert
    • 3 p.m.: Rodney Hart
    • 4 p.m.: Esther Moore
  • 2:00 p.m., Skippyjon Jones Cinco De Mayo Party, Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey St.
  • 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., QUEST Derby in the Country, 7007 N. 12th St., Quincy, IL 62305. Event includes Derby hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. There will be a Best Hat and Best Dressed contest. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling (217) 242-9319.
  • 6:00 p.m., Dogwood Dance sponsored by the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), at The Elks Club, 311 N 2nd Street. Music by Raised on Radio. Tickets are available for $25 a person or $175 for a table of eight from the Elks Club, the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce office, or from any ABWA member.
  • 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Quincy Preserves Spring House Tour and Garden Party, 1617 Hampshire. Tour guides will be inside the home to point out architectural details and give historical information about the house. After touring the home, everyone can attend a garden party in the backyard with snacks, soft drinks, and entertainment. A cash bar is available. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Arts Quincy on the second floor of The Oakley Lindsay Center, Kirlins at Quincy Mall, Emerald City Jewelers, and from www.quincypreserves.org
  • 7:30 p.m., Quincy Community Theatre presents, “Is He Dead?”, a new comedy by Mark Twain as adapted by David Ives. For tickets and more information, visit 1qct.org

Sunday, May 6

  • Noon-4:00 p.m., Log Cabins Open House, Quinsippi Island. The cabins will be open, self-guided tour sheets will be available and there will be a school display inside a large tent that has been painted to look like a log school house.
  • 2:00 p.m., Quincy Community Theatre presents, “Is He Dead?”, a new comedy by Mark Twain as adapted by David Ives. For tickets and more information, visit 1qct.org
  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., YoungLives Little Ladies Tea, Oakley Lindsay Center. Invite your daughters, granddaughters, nieces or even another special little lady in your life to this inspirational event. All proceeds go toward sending teen mothers and their babies to camp at TimberWolf Lake, Michigan this summer for a life changing experience. Click here for more details and tickets.
  • 3:00 p.m., Jazz Band Spring Showcase, Quincy University, Connie Niemann Center for Music, 1729 Seminary Road.
  • 3:00 p.m., Thirsty Palettes Canvas Painting Party, Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey St. For details, call (217) 223-5900.

***The schedule is subject to change and will be updated on this website.  www.quincychamber.org

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