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“ORLEANS: Little Town, Big Heart”

April 27-30, 2016

 

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Pre-Festival Events

Friday, April 22
All-Day-Town-Wide Yard Sale

Saturday, April 23
All-Day Town-Wide Yard Sale
6 pm Dogwood Queen Contest-Orleans Elementary

Sunday, April 24
1 pm Dogwood Horseshoe Tournament-Orleans Airport
2 pm Little Miss Dogwood-Orleans Elementary
5 pm Little Miss Petal &  Little Miss Dogwood-Orleans Elementary
*Sponsored by Coca-Cola
7 pm Community Vesper Service – Unity Hall Guest Speaker:  Tim Lovelace

Monday, April 25
5 pm Carnival opens-Congress Square
*Brady Amusements sponsored by Orleans American Legion Post #69
*O.B.R. Band Parents Food Stand Opens Downtown

Tuesday, April 26
4-7 pm Student Art Show – Orleans Library
5-10 pm Carnival-Congress Square
6 pm-Phi Beta Psi Style Show & Salad Supper-Orleans Elementary
7 pm – WUME 95 Talent Show-Main Stage

Weather Note: Some events subject to change or cancellation due to weather. The Main Stage entertainment may be moved to Orleans Elementary, SR 337 E in the event of bad weather.

*Both the Orleans Christian Church and Orleans United Methodist are designated emergency type shelter areas during festival week in the event of severe weather or other type of emergency.

First Aid-Orleans 1st Responders (South side square).
Dogwood Headquarters, festival, area visitor info etc. (Orleans Chamber, north side of square)

Wednesday, April 27  (Official Opening Day) 
Dogwood Headquarters-Chamber Office
Vendors Arts & Crafts-Congress Square
4:30 pm – OES/OHS Choir Performs-Main Stage
5 pm – OHS Pep Band Concert – Main Stage
5-10 pm Carnival-Congress Square
6 pm – Gospel in the Park – Main Stage
*Sponsored by Orleans Area Ministerial Association

Thursday, April 28 
Dogwood Headquarters-Chamber Office
Vendors Arts & Crafts-Congress Square
10 am – 7 pm Student Art Show – Orleans Library
11 am-8 pm Photo Contest Display-OCC Unity Hall
11 am- 8 pm Dogwood Art Walk-OCC Unity Hall lobby
5-10 pm Carnival-Congress Square
5 pm Registration/6 pm Start *Cub Scout Rain Gutter Regatta-Congress Square
6:30 pm Sign-In/ 7 p.m. Start -Euchre Tourney-Fire Department
7 pm – Pet Monkey Band – Main Stage

Friday, April 29 
Dogwood Headquarters-Chamber office
Vendors Arts & Crafts-Congress Square
10 am – 7 pm Student Art Show – Orleans Library
11 am – 8 pm Photo Contest-OCC Unity Hall
11 am – 8 pm Dogwood Art Walk-OCC Unity Hall lobby
5 -7 pm UMC Ham & Bean Supper-Orleans Elementary
5-10 pm Carnival-Congress Square
7 pm – The Honky Tonk
Heroes band – Main Stage

Saturday, April 30 
Dogwood Headquarters-Chamber office
Vendors Arts & Crafts-Congress Square
6:30-9:30 am Kiwanis Breakfast-Orleans Elementary
7-9 am Dogwood Pedal(Registration) – Orleans Elementary
*Sponsored by Javaroma Coffee*
9 am-4 pm Photo Contest Display-OCC Unity Hall
10 am-2 pm Student Art Show – Orleans Library
10 am Dogwood Pet Parade – Fountain area
12 noon Kiwanis Bubblegum Contest-Bandstand
12noon – 9pm Carnival-Congress Square
2 PM-48th Annual Dogwood Parade 
Theme: “ORLEANS: Little Town, Big Heart” -Historic Maple Street (SR 37)
Immediately after the parade Sweet Water band – Main Stage