This year's Dogwood weekend is set for May 2-5, and the theme for this year’s Blessing Health System/GatesAir Dogwood Parade is “Party Like It’s 1969: Celebrating 50 Years of Dogwood.”

Parade participants are encouraged to use the theme to show how their businesses and organizations are connected to their clients/members, connected to Quincy, and connected to the world.

Registration for parade entries begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, February 28, on the Chamber’s website, www.quincychamber.org. The cost is $35 for non-profit organizations and $75 for businesses. Entry spaces will fill up fast, if you are wanting to have a spot in the parade don't wait, there is a cap of 125 entries for the parade.

Annual Dogwood events include the Little King and Queen Pageant (at the Quincy Mall), Lincoln in the District, a Tom Petty tribute band, and more.

For more information on the parade, and how to be a vendor in Washington Park get all your information on the Quincy Chamber's website.