Many of us immediately think of the Fourth of July whenever we think of summer. Some of our best summertime memories were made while celebrating Independence Day. Here is a look at some of the fun upcoming events taking place around the Quincy/Hannibal area this Fourth of July Weekend.
The Hannibal Jaycees have sent us the official guide to the 60th annual National Tom Sawyer Days! This booklet provides information on everything for this year’s celebration, including times and locations for the popular annual events, and live entertainment like the Jon Pardi concert at Tanyard Gardens.
What are some of the things you are most looking forward to during the summer of 2015? There's a good chance that a few of those things will be taking place in July. From National Tom Sawyer Days to Mary Poppins, here is a look at some of the fun upcoming events in our region for the month of July.
The Hannibal Jaycees are hard at work on the finishing touches for the 60th annual National Tom Sawyer Days. The festival officially begins on July 2, but armband night at the carnival will take place on July 1. Miller Spectacular Shows is providing the carnival for the second year at National Tom Sawyer Days. According to the Hannibal Jaycees, the crowd favorites from last year will be returning, and some new rides will be appearing at this year's carnival. Chris Powell with the Hannibal Jaycees gave us a sneak peek.
How would you like to host a BBQ for 100 of your closest friends with Y101? Backyard BBQs are back, and once again we are letting you register to win and host the barbecue at your home or a location of your choice. The next Backyard BBQ will be at The Dock in Quincy on July 29, so get signed up to win!
Investigation Discovery will air the debut episode of Untouchable: Power Corrupts on Thursday, July 9. The premise of the series, according to the cable channel, is to offer "an inside look into how a taste for power can turn into a thirst for blood, featuring the perplexing journeys of seemingly good citizens to corruption." The first story that will be told on Untouchable: Power Corrupts will be that of Dr. Michael Swango, a Quincy native sentenced to three life terms after confessing to four murders, though it is suspected that he could have been involved in up to 60.
The annual Midsummer Arts Faire will take place in Quincy's Washington Park June 26-28. This free event has become a summertime favorite for residents and visitors to Quincy. Midsummer Arts Faire organizers spoke with us to provide information on everything you need to know about the upcoming Arts Faire, whether you've attended in the past, or you're a first time fairgoer.
The 2015 season of Blues in the District is underway at Washington Park. Blues in the District is a free summertime concert series presented by The District. Bruce Guthrie, Executive Director of The District, took a moment to answer a few of our questions about Blues in the District.
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