The 2015 Dogwood Festival will be extra special, as it celebrates the 175th anniversary of the City of Quincy. The festival will include a parade, concerts downtown featuring a variety of types of music, activities in Washington Park, and more.

The theme this year is “#Quincy175." Festival attendees are encouraged to take photos of the parade and events throughout the weekend and post them to their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, tagged with #Quincy175.

A Beatles tribute band and Madd Hoss Jackson help kick off the Dogwood Anniversary Bash downtown on Saturday, and a community faith celebration will be held at Clat Adams Park on Sunday.

Andrew Redington, Getty Images

Here's the full schedule of events;

Thursday, April 30

  •  7 PM Little King and Queen of Dogwood Pageant, Quincy Mall Center Court
  •  7:30 PM “Mama Won’t Fly” production by Quincy Community Theatre. Call 222-3209 for ticket information.

Friday, May 1

  •  6 PM Neighborhood Block Parties
  •  7:30 PM “Mama Won’t Fly” production by Quincy Community Theatre. Call 222-3209 for ticket information.

Saturday, May 2

  •  8:30 AM Breakfast on the Lawn, First Christian Church, 1415 Maine
  •  9 AM - 6 PM Amusement Rides, food, crafts in Washington Park
  •  9:30 AM Parade, 24th and Maine, proceeds west to 7th St. Please bring a canned food item for the “Operation Serve” collection for local pantries.
  •  12 PM -3 PM Entertainment downtown
  • Musical Pictures at Washington Theatre. Performances begin at noon, and doors open at 11 a.m. with free refreshments all afternoon. Seating is provided, but lawn chairs are allowed.
  • Schedule:
  •  12 PM – 1:30 PM Liz Bentley
  •  1:30 PM – 3 PM Kayla Obert
  •  3 PM – 4:30 PM Cheeks Magee
  •  4:30 PM – 6 PM Avenue Beat
  •  4 PM – 11:30 PM Dogwood Anniversary Bash, Maine Street between 5th and 8th streets Live entertainment is scheduled as follows:
  • Main Stage (5th and Maine):
  •  4 PM The Britins (Beatles cover band)
  •  6:45 PM Super Majik Robots
  •  9:30 PM Plastic
  •  Stage Two (8th and Maine):
  •  5 PM Jared & The Gentlemen
  •  7:45 PM Madd Hoss Jackson
  • 7:30 PM “Mama Won’t Fly” production by Quincy Community Theatre. Call 222-3209 for ticket information.

Sunday, May 3

  •  12 PM - 4 PM Amusement Rides, food, crafts in Washington Park
  •  1 PM - 3 PM Entertainment downtown
  •  1 PM - 5 PM Quincy Preserves Spring “Behind Closed Doors” Home Tour. Call 217-222-3432 for ticket information.
  •  2 PM “Mama Won’t Fly” production by Quincy Community Theatre. Call 222-3209 for ticket information.
  •  3 PM Community Faith Celebration, Clat Adams Park
  •  4 PM Live entertainment by Christian recording artists JJ Weeks, Unspoken, and Jonny Diaz at Clat Adams Park

The schedule is subject to change.