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2018 Dogwood Festival Schedule

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The annual Dogwood Festival is set for May 3 - 6. The theme for the Blessing Health System/GatesAir Dogwood Parade is “#TeamQuincy.” Parade participants will use the theme to show how their businesses and organizations are successful through team work. Attendees are encouraged to use #TeamQuincy on social media posts that weekend.

Dogwood events include the Little King and Queen pageant, the Second Annual Block Party at St. Jame Lutheran Church, ABWA Dogwood Dance, a comedy put on by Quincy Community Theatre, and a tour of the Log Cabin Village.


Thursday, May 3

• 7:00 p.m., Little King and Queen of Dogwood Pageant, Quincy Mall Center Court

• 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 will be performing.

• 6:00 p.m., Ribbon Cutting to kick off Dogwood, St. James Lutheran Church, 900 S. 17th St.

• 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., St. James Lutheran Church 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, go to www.quincyartcenter.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


Saturday, May 5

• 7:00 a.m. – noon, Quincy Farmer’s Market opens, Washington Park

• 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 Kaufmann

• 2 p.m.: Kayla Obert

• 3 p.m.: Rodney Hart

• 4 p.m.: Esther Moore

• 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

• 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.

• 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. For more information, call (217) 223-5470.

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