Quincy offers a variety of activities for people of all ages. However, you must cross off everything on the following list in order to be called a true Quincyan. 

  • Watch the Dogwood Parade

    Rain or shine, the parade will go on. Take the whole family to the Dogwood Parade and kick off a weekend of fun. This year’s parade will be on May 6th starting at 9:30 am. When the parade is over, head to Washington Park for rides and games with the family.

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  • Attend a QHS/QND Football Game

    Nothing like the crosstown rivalry between the Quincy High Blue Devils and Quincy Notre Dame Raiders. Whether it's football or basketball you're bound to pick a side and cheer on YOUR team. This rivalry is always the talk of the town when these two schools get together.

  • Walk or Run in Bridge the Gap

    Bridge The Gap, a 5K/10K run or walk, not only gets people active in the community, but raises a ton of money for Quincy Catholic Charities MedAssist Program. This year’s race will be on May 20th and there are even training sessions you can attend to get ready for the race. Whether you choose to run or walk, this marathon is fun for the whole family.

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  • Watch a Production at Quincy Community Theatre

    Quincy is lucky to have a local theater that puts on several productions a year. QCT's next production, Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, runs March 23-26 and March 31–April 2. I can’t wait to go!

  • Blues in the District

    Grab a lawn chair and drinks for this FREE event which happens every summer. Blues in the District will be celebrating their 20th year this summer. This concert is open to anyone who just needs to relax and enjoy the sound of blues. All concerts take place in Washington Park.

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  • Attend a Festival

    There are several festivals that take place throughout the year in Quincy. Get unique artifacts at Midsummer Arts Faire, take a trip back to how life was in the 1800s with Quincy Museum’s Folklife Festival, or enjoy authentic German food and drinks at Germanfest.

  • Gems Baseball

    Take the family to the best game on earth: baseball! Quincy Gems are gearing up for their upcoming season and you can watch all of the home games at QU Stadium. The 4th of July is the most popular weekend with fireworks after the games. GO GEMS!

  • Take in a Fireworks Show

    The 4th of July is my favorite holiday, and I love spending it at the Illinois Veterans Home. There is music, food, and fun for the whole family. Take a couple of chairs and blankets with you, and as the sun goes down sit back and watch the show. With most fireworks being illegal in Illinois, it’s the best and safest way to enjoy the 4th of July.

  • Try A Healthy Treat

    I know it’s cold now, but the weather will be nice again and that means ICE CREAM. You are a true Quincyan if you've ever been part of "Waffle Cone Wednesday" at TCBY. TCBY is always a great treat in the hot July heat.

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  • Go Sledding

    The only good thing that comes from snow is the chance to go sledding. Make sure you head to South Park for the best sledding in town. It might take you a while to get back up the hill, but it soooo worth it.

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