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Memorial Day Weekend Activities For the Quincy/Hannibal Area

Memorial Day, the ‘unofficial start of summer,’ will be on Monday, May 26. Memorial Day Weekend is always packed full of activities and events all around the area. Here is our 2014 Memorial Day Weekend activity guide for the Quincy/Hannibal area.

Memorial Day Weekend - Quincy, IL Hannibal, MO
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Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

The Quincy Exchange Club will present the annual Gus Macker 3 on 3 basketball tournament May 24 – 25. The tournament takes place on the streets around Washington Park.Teams may register online for Gus Macker through May 12.

Twain on Main

The Historic Hannibal Marketing Council presents Twain on Main as a celebration of Mark Twain, his literary works, and the cultural and historical heritage of Hannibal. The festival includes entertainment, events, specialty vendors, and food vendors. Twain on Main takes place Memorial Day weekend in downtown Hannibal.

Splash Landing

Splash Landing, the waterpark at the Mark Twain Landing, will open on Memorial Day Weekend. Opening day is Saturday, May 24. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. By the way, if you purchase a season pass before Memorial Day, there’s a 50% discount.

Hannibal Aquatic Center and Quincy Pools Open

Both the Hannibal Aquatic Center and Quincy Park District pools will open on May 24. The Park District will be holding buy one & get one free admission days on Tuesdays at Wavering Pool and Thursdays at Indian Mounds Pool this season.

Quincy Park Band

The 66th season of the Quincy Park Band kicks off with the band’s annual Memorial Day Concert on May 26 at 2 p.m. The concert will feature patriotic music at Clat Adams Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Memorial Day Commemoration at Woodland Cemetery

The Friends of Historic Woodland Cemetery and the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County will present a Memorial Day Eve Commemoration beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 25 with a motorcade parade from Clat Adams Park to the cemetery. At 7:30 an ecumenical service will begin at the Soldier’s Monument. The program will conclude with the lighting of LED candles at sunset.

American Legion Post 55 Memorial Day Ceremony

The annual Memorial Day Ceremony at American Legion Post 55 in Hannibal is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. on May 26. American Legion Post 55 is at 3819 Highway MM in Hannibal.

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