When it comes to finding fun things to do, you don't always have to take out a small loan to cover the price of admission, dinner, and incidental expenses. Here are five fun things you can do and places you can visit in Quincy for free! 

  • Blues in the District

    Blues in the District is the popular summertime concert series at Washington Park, which brings in Blues artists from June through September.

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  • Midsummer Arts Faire

    Another Washington Park event, the Midsummer Arts Faire takes place each June. This juried fine arts exhibit and sale also features a ton of live entertainment, like musicians and dancers. The Quincy Art Center also sets up a terrific area with several free activities for children.

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  • Illinois Veterans Home

    The Illinois Veterans Home is an incredible place to visit. The grounds are home to not only living facilities for veterans, but also the All Wars Museum and a Deer Park. There are several pieces of antique military equipment on display around their 200-acre campus. A great time to visit the Veterans Home is in September, when the Tri-State Lugnuts car club hosts its annual Endless Summer Car Show.

    Kurt Parsons
  • The Quincy Park District

    The Quincy Park District maintains nearly 30 parks around the city, and they offer all kinds of free activities and facilities for residents and visitors. Moorman Park is the home of the annual Fishing Rodeo during Free Fishing Day in Illinois, and The Quincy Park District also sponsors free events like their summer concert series in Madison Park, and an outdoor movie series.

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  • Quincy Public Library

    The library isn't just for books (although reading free books isn't a bad deal, either). Quincy Public Library provides a number of free activities, including business and personal development programs, movie screenings, kids activities, arts and crafts workshops and the annual Big Read for students and adults.

    Kurt Parsons