Events

 

Year round, there is a lively mix of festivals, performances, and celebrations found in the Dubuque area.

Top Active-ities in Dubuque

1 – Number One on our list is the Sky Tours Zipline – Enjoy a two-hour guided tour of Historic Union Park that encompasses all nine of the ziplines. Bonuses of the visit include a guided hiking tour out to the ziplines, you will be able to explore the heights and sights of the ‘Ruins of Union Park’ and will ride nine zipline courses within a span of two hours. CLIP, GRIP & ZIP, it’s their motto.

2 – Fever River Outfitters – Stand Up Paddleboarding. We’ve heard it’s a great way to get on the water and you will see the river from a whole new angle. Paddleboarding has caught on in recent years.

3 – Team Building Blocks Rope Course – Whether it’s a corporate outing or a casual group, accept the challenges that Team Building Blocks has to offer. Originally started as a corporate team building complex, they now welcome all groups with open arms.

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January

January 24
Gary Allan

With the allure of a modern-day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances.

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January 25
New Exhibition Opening & Member Preview

The Dubuque Museum of Art will host a new exhibitions opening & member preview. Join us for refreshments and the opportunity to meet the featured artists. New exhibitions include “Living ... Read More

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January 25
Live Music Crawl

Join participating venues for a Live Music Crawl featuring local bands! Includes trolley transportation, live music, and hors d’oeurves at each location.

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January 26 - 27
Winter Iowa Games

The Iowa Games began in August of 1987 as a weekend event, featuring 16 sports and 7,104 participants (nearly a record number at that time for a first-year state games). ... Read More

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January 26
Winter Arts: Snow Sculpting Competition

The Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the City of Dubuque’s Art in the Park initiative and Winterfun, Inc., hosts the WINTER ARTS – 2019 Snow Sculpting Competition January ... Read More

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January 26
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents an original adaptation of this classic fairy tale featuring a cast of local youth. A young princess named Show White finds herself in peril when her ... Read More

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February

February 1 - 6
First Fridays at Dubuque Museum of Art

Happening the first Friday of every month, DuMA stays open late and offers special programming in conjunction with other community arts events. Experience the creative spirit of our community, along ... Read More

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February 1
Femmes of Rock

The Femmes of Rock show takes Bella Strings to a whole new level. All-new arrangements, original material, a live rock band, video, lights, choreography, comedy, and more can be expected ... Read More

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February 1
Gallagher & Artie Fletcher

Gallagher made his comedy debut in 1969 at a comedy club in California and has toured the world ever since. Gallagher was one of the most popular and recognizable American ... Read More

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February 2
Faculty Recital

University of Dubuque Fine and Performing Arts Faculty perform a variety of pieces to showcase their talents.

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February 2 - 8
Once Upon a Time

Enter Once Upon a Time and explore the world of fairy tales through this imaginative children’s exhibit. Once Upon a Time features engaging activities and fairy tales from around the ... Read More

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February 2
Fighting Saints vs. Fargo Force

Fighting Saints vs. Fargo Force

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February 3
Fly-by-Night Productions “The Chairs”

THE CHAIRS by Eugene Ionesco, an absurd farce.

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February 8
All Bark, No Bite

Charlotte and Eugene live a quiet, no-nonsense lifestyle. Robert and Bella are boisterous and messy. See what happens to their relationships when Charlotte and Robert get together…Did we mention that ... Read More

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February 9
Buddy Holly Dance

The East Dubuque Drum Corps will host their annual Buddy Holly Dance on Saturday, February 9 from 8pm to 12am.

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February 9
Fighting Saints vs. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

Fighting Saints vs. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. College Night. Blue Zone ticket +$5 in Saints Bucks for $10 with a valid College ID

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February 10
Mystery Dinner Theater: Marriage is Murder

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with the Brew Ha Ha Players. Looking for a Killer Night out on the town? The Baron Klaus and Baroness Hilda von Ludwig cordially invite you ... Read More

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February 14
Valentine’s Dinner

Enjoy a special meal with someone special this Valentine’s Day in a truly unique The Museum & Aquarium is hosting its seventh annual Valentine’s Day Candlelit Dinner. Don’t miss the ... Read More

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February 14
LUMA

LUMA leaves your body in the dark and takes you out of your mind. Take the giant leap into a surreal world of light, color, and motion where thinking stops ... Read More

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February 15
Fighting Saints vs. Green Bay Gamblers

Fighting Saints vs. Green Bay Gamblers. Superhero night at the rink. Dress to impress as you favorite superhero.

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February 16
Dubuque On Ice BrewFest

Dubuque on Ice Brewfest is a celebration of the best craft breweries, artisan cheese, craft distilleries, chocolate, cider companies, specialty sausage and more. Enjoy sampling a variety of unique craft ... Read More

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February 22 - 3
The Grand Opera House Presents Calendar Girls

Based on the true story of women’s church group who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund. When tragedy strikes Annie’s husband she and ... Read More

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February 22
Fighting Saints vs. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

Fighting Saints vs. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

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February 23
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Spring Family Concert

Ignite your child’s imagination and love of music with this delightful, kid-sized DSO concert! Memorable movie themes from Moana, How to Train Your Dragon, The Incredibles, Harry Potter and the ... Read More

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February 24
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 3 On Earth

Our Fire program begins with Prometheus, the Greek titan who stole fire from the Gods and gave that fire to humanity. We feature caliente Latin works by Marquez and de ... Read More

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February 23
STOMP

Stomp is a joyful, witty, and wordless show that has been seen all over the world. An eight-member cast with energy to burn creates beautiful music and sly humor with ... Read More

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February 26
Dr. Charles Barland Faculty Organ Recital

Charles Barland, DMA, Professor of Music and Head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Dubuque, performs his annual organ recital. The University of Dubuque ... Read More

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March

March 1 - 3
Mississippi River Gymnastics Vacation Classic

Friday – Sunday

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March 1
Fighting Saints vs. Chicago Steel

Fighting Saints vs. Chicago Steel. Dr. Seuss Night. The Saints will have a book drive and a sock drive at the game.

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March 1
Guys in Ties

Guys in Ties is an elite traveling improv comedy troupe who present hilarious and unforgettable shows by combining wit, intelligence, humor, and downright fun! Audience members end up as the ... Read More

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March 2
A Celtic Celebration

Rousing and raucous, Scythian plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European, and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling songwriting. Kennedy’s Kitchen is family and friends inviting you ... Read More

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March 4
The Giver

Newberry Award winning book with over 10 million copies sold, The Giver has been a cultural phenomenon. As Jonas trains to become the Receiver of Memories, the buried truth about ... Read More

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March 6
Theisen’s Wags at the Flags

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags is an indoor dog park that will be held in the Five Flags Arena and will accommodate both large and small dogs as well as ... Read More

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March 6
Fighting Saints vs. Chicago Steel

Fighting Saints vs. Chicago Steel. College Night. Blue Zone Ticket +$5 in Saints Bucks for $10 with a valid College ID.

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March 8 - 9
Theisen’s SnoCross National

Held at Sundown Mountain, Theisen’s SnoCross National is part of the ISOC series, which is the premier snowmobiling racing organization in the world, providing safe, competitive racing for the top ... Read More

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March 8
Fighting Saints vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks

Fighting Saints vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks. Pucks and Paws Night. The Saints will be hosting a pet supply drive and all supplies will be donated to the Humane Society.

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March 9
Fighting Saints vs. Des Moines Buccaneers

Fighting Saints vs. Des Moines Buccaneers

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March 9
Brothers Osborne with Special Guest Ruston Kelly

Known for their “distinctive sound combining classic country and hints of soul” (The Washington Post), Brothers Osborne have earned high praise for their dynamic live show while previously touring with ... Read More

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March 10
Mystery Dinner Theater: Irish Wake

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with the Brew Ha Ha Players. Imagine the ballad “Finnegan’s Wake” transformed into the Irish version of “one of those Italian weddings,” only in place of ... Read More

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March 15
Fighting Saints vs. Madison Capitols

Fighting Saints vs. Madison Capitols. Youth Hockey Night. The Fighting Saints will wear special St. Patrick’s Day themed jerseys and auction them off after the game. All the proceeds will ... Read More

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March 16 - 24
Heartland Ballet Presents Soaring Ballet

The Heartland Ballet takes flight, celebrating the 51st year of its parent company Dubuque City Youth Ballet (DCYB) by presenting two new works. Artistic Director Marina O’Rourke will unveil a ... Read More

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March 16
St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Held the Saturday on or before St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy a 5k run/2k walk, 12 mile bike ride and parade.

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March 22 - 24
Antique Spectacular Vintage Market

Friday 4-9; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4 $1 off admission coupon available on our website Admission $8

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March 22
Fighting Saints vs. Tri-City Storm

Fighting Saints vs. Tri-City Storm.

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March 22
Jazz Concert

The University of Dubuque Jazz Ensemble, directed by Austin Seybert, performs their Spring Concert.

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March 23
Unni Boksasp Ensemble from Norway

Unni Boksasp is a warm and imaginative singer who draws you into the heart of Norway. Her fresh arrangements of folk songs and original compositions have twice earned her a ... Read More

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March 23
Fighting Saints vs. Tri-City Storm

Fighting Saints vs. Tri-City Storm. Mascot Mania Night. Bernie will be joined by all the mascots in the area for a wild night. The mascots will take place in a ... Read More

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March 24
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 4 On Water

A musical celebration of rivers, oceans, and fountains! Visiting composer Steve Heitzig has devoted his professional career to composing works that inspire a connection to the nature, and his piece ... Read More

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March 30
Fighting Saints vs. Des Moines Buccaneers

Fighting Saints vs. Des Moines Buccaneers.

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March 30
30 Neo-Futurist Plays From Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Having opened in 1988 and still playing today as the longest-running show in Chicago history, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting “30 ... Read More

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March 31
Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class

Sr. Robert Anne, Nunsense’s streetwise New Yorker, is one fun nun, and she is here to “teach” us how to put together a cabaret act. Mixed with a variety of ... Read More

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March 31
Stuart Little

From the author of Charlotte’s Web comes Stuart Little, a merry musical about a noble mouse born into the Little family who jumps headlong into adventures big enough to match ... Read More

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March 31
Fighting Saints vs. Central Illinois Flying Aces

Fighting Saints vs. Central Illinois Flying Aces

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April

April 3
Spring Praise Band and Gospel Choir Concert

Presented by the University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts: In a joined effort of praise, the gospel choir and praise team will encourage you with a message ... Read More

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April 4 - 7
Dueling Dog World Championships

Bring the family down and watch as dogs leap through the air and into a pool competing for prizes and personal records.

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April 5
An Afternoon with Mark Twain

Brilliant theatrical tour-de-force, New York actor Dr. Michael Mauldin undergoes a transformation to achieve an uncanny likeness to the 70-year-old “Grand Old Man of American Letters,” Mark Twain. In his ... Read More

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April 5
Fighting Saints vs. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders/Autism Awareness Night

Fighting Saints vs. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Autism Awareness Night. The Fighting Saints will raise money for local autism-related causes through ticket sales. In addition the first 1,000 fans will eight ... Read More

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April 5
An Evening with Mark Twain

Brilliant theatrical tour-de-force, New York actor Dr. Michael Mauldin undergoes a transformation to achieve an uncanny likeness to the 70-year-old “Grand Old Man of American Letters,” Mark Twain. In his ... Read More

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April 6
Canadian Brass

With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.” The varied Canadian ... Read More

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April 8
Architecture Days

A week of programming focused on architecture in downtown. Events include walking tours, seminars, and more.

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April 11
Harlem Globetrotters

On the heels of taking their unparalleled entertainment to capacity crowds overseas, the Harlem Globetrotters will return to North America with their one-of-a-kind show playing the Five Flags Center.

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April 12
Ole!

The musical talents and comedic creativity of Paul Morocco and his two ‘amigos’ fuse harmoniously to form the trio Olé. Each member fights for their pride while playing, spinning, and ... Read More

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April 13
Fighting Saints vs. Waterloo Blackhawks/Fan Appreciation Night

Fighting Saints vs. Waterloo Blackhawks. Fan Appreciation Night Presented by American Trust. The Fighting Saints will celebrate the fans during the final game of the regular season. The first 1,000 ... Read More

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April 13
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Season Finale Mozart’s The Magic Flute

He had only seen her image in a portrait, but he was already head-over-heels. With the help of a simple and zany young bird-man (Papageno), plus a bit of magic, ... Read More

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April 14
The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System

When the planetarium is closed and the field trip is ruined, Ms. Frizzle saves the day! The Magic School Bus blasts off into outer space to explore the solar system. ... Read More

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April 14
Mystery Dinner Theater: Murder at the Fish Fly Club

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with the Brew Ha Ha Players. A night of mystery and intrigue in the wild and romantic era of the roaring 20’s! Buzz Nessman, the owner ... Read More

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April 15
Red Green “This Could Be It” Tour

The name says it all.Potentially Red’s last tour as he heads out on the road to hold Lodge Meetings all over North America.

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April 19 - 21
True Amateur Tournaments Bowling

A 3 day scholarship tournament geared towards promoting youth bowling and allows students the opportunity to win college financial assistance.

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April 20
Party for the Planet!

Party for the Planet is a special day filled with fun activities and programs to learn more about and participate in conservation efforts at the Museum & Aquarium and zoos ... Read More

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April 24 - 28
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is dedicated to enriching the community and bridging cultures through the education and promotion of the arts through independent film.

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April 27
Grand Concourse

“Grand Concourse may well break your heart. You may need tissues by the end.” – New York Post. Having dedicated her life to religious service, Shelley runs a Bronx soup ... Read More

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April 28
Grand Concourse

“Grand Concourse may well break your heart. You may need tissues by the end.” – New York Post. Having dedicated her life to religious service, Shelley runs a Bronx soup ... Read More

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May

May 2
Mac and Cheese Fest Dubuque

The best of both World’s combine for an amazing experience like no other. Foodies and Craft Beer Lovers unite to taste more than 25 varieties of Mac & Cheese paired ... Read More

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May 3 - 4
TorqueFest

Vintage Torque Fest is not the typical car show. This is a festival that brings together people from around the country that have a passion for keeping the traditions of ... Read More

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May 3
Lyrics Alive

“Lyrics Alive” offers audiences a tremendous opportunity to witness three of the greatest operatic talents of a generation “cabaret style” in the incredible acoustical setting of John and Alice Butler ... Read More

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May 4
Dubuque Farmers’ Market

Iowa’s longest running Farmers’ Market is held around Dubuque’s City Hall, 1300 Iowa Street, featuring the area’s finest selection of local produce, meats, wines, cheese, crafts and more!

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May 4
Spring Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents their Spring Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert.

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May 5
Concert Choir Spring Concert

The spring choral concert will feature the University of Dubuque Concert Choir and University of Dubuque Chamber Singers, directed by Kristen Eby, teaching specialist for the Department of Fine and ... Read More

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May 7
Spartaneous Improv Night

Members of the University of Dubuque Spartaneous Improv Troupe will perform comedy skits with suggestions from the audience. It is sure to be a night of laughs.

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May 11
Spring Chamber Singers Concert

The A-Capella Group, directed by Kristen Eby, teaching specialist for the University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts, will perform repertoire in a variety of styles including American ... Read More

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May 17 - 19
Ice Harbor Scholastic Chess Open

This scholastic tournament includes three open USCF rated sections, two reserve USCF rated sections, and three unrated sections based on grade, as well a Friends & Family event with a ... Read More

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May 17 - 19
Mississippi River High School Rodeo

Rodeo competition geared towards high school aged kids.

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May 18
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Ultimate Country Hits

The DSO has “gone country” with local bands to celebrate country’s greatest hits, from classic legends to contemporary.

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May 23
Dyersville Farmers’ Market

The Dyersville Farmer’s Market is held on Thursdays from 2-5:30pm, May 23-October 3 in the Commercial Club Park pavilion. Visit with area vendors selling produce, baked goods, wine and more.

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May 25
Mathias Ham Historic Site – Season Opening

The Mathias Ham Historic Site opens Memorial Day weekend for the summer season. Enjoy tours of the Ham House from costumed interpreters and view photography from the Dubuque County Historical ... Read More

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June

June 7 - 8
Summer Farm Toy Show

Two day show of colorful farm toy fun! Buy, Sell, and Trade for your favorite brands. Annual events include a Display Contest, Farm Toy Model Contest, and tractor parade through ... Read More

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June 7
New Exhibition Opening & Member Preview

The Dubuque Museum of Art will host a new exhibitions opening & member preview. Join us for refreshments and the opportunity to meet the featured artists. New exhibitions include the ... Read More

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June 8
Dubuque Swimming Hurricanes

Organized by the Dubuque Area Swimmin Hurricanes (D.A.S.H), the organization hosts 3 swim meets throughout the calendar year.

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June 8
Makers Faire

This event showcases artisan craftsmanship and highlights an era of history before machines could mass produce what we needed. Visitors will have an opportunity to participate in maker activities throughout ... Read More

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June 8
Rent School Edition

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for ... Read More

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June 10 - 13
Iron Sharpens Iron Wreslting Camp

This is an affordable camp with premium coaching and training. The camp is designed to offer superb technique sessions from National Champions and All-Americans, intense practice, tough competition, and great ... Read More

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June 14
Dubuque…and All That Jazz!

Jazz is a Friday night concert series highlighting the best jazz, blues, r&b, and salsa music in the Midwest.

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June 15
Grandview Gallop

The Grandview Gallop (1 mile & 4 mile) is a chip-timed event. The race starts and finishes at Murphy Park near the southern end of South Grandview Avenue in Dubuque.

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June 16
Disney’s Newsies

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing ... Read More

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June 21 - 22
America’s River Festival

America’s River Festival – presented by American Trust & Savings Bank – is a two day festival filled with national acts from the world of country music and classic rock ... Read More

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June 22
The Tappening – A Beer Event

The Tappening is a celebration of premier craft beers and their Masters from around the State of Iowa and the tri-state area. Take in a day of live music, terrific ... Read More

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June 23
Music in the Gardens: Summer Melodies

Gather on the lawn with family and friends to enjoy a program of light classics, movie music and patriotic pieces featuring several guest performers and composers. We encourage you to ... Read More

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June 29
Run4Troops

Run4Troops is an individual or relay team marathon (26.2) from Dyersville to Dubuque on the Heritage Trail. Run4Troops was named as a Boston Qualifier in 2015.

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July

July 2
Fly-by-Night Productions “Shipwrecked!”

AN ENTERTAINMENT by Donald Margulies

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July 3
Dubuque Fireworks & Air Show Spectacular

Held along the banks of the Mississippi River, the event salutes the nation and the men and women of the armed forces with twilight aerial demonstrations and fireworks.

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July 3
Dyersville Independence Day Celebration

Food, cold beverages, square dancing, games and rides for the kids. Bingo. Music. Fireworks at dusk.

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July 4
Fourth of July Ice Cream Social

The Dubuque County Historical Society’s time-honored Independence Day celebration returns to the Mathias Ham Historic Site on the Fourth of July. Visitors can tour the rooms of the stately Ham ... Read More

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July 11
The Wind in the Willows

This riotous comedy follows the impulsive Mr. Toad whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home threatened by the notorious Chief Weasel and his ... Read More

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July 12 - 28
The Grand Opera House Presents Mary Poppins

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures the heart in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! “It’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary…” The ... Read More

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July 14
Godspell

A masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, ... Read More

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July 19 - 21
Mississippi Valley Tennis Open

Junior and adult tennis tournament.

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July 23 - 28
Dubuque County Fair

66th Annual featuring entertainment, carnival rides, food vendors, 4H exhibits and more!

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August

August 1
Taste of Dubuque

Dubuque’s premiere summer event, Taste of Dubuque returns to the campus of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and provides a perfect opportunity to sample some of the city’s ... Read More

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August 3
Port of Dubuque Marina’s Annual Lighted Boat Parade

Free music performed on the Mississippi River Museum plaza at 6 pm. A lighted boat parade along the riverwalk in the Port of Dubuque at 9pm.

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August 9
Downtown Friday Night

Enjoy a night out – street dance-style – with food, live music, fun and games. This event is free to attend and held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on ... Read More

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August 10
DuMA Family Art Carnival

Step right up for a creative community event for all ages! Free outdoor art activities, gallery tours, family art studio adventures and ice cream treats. Hy-Vee Grill available for purchase. ... Read More

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August 10
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Be Our Guest! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s ... Read More

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August 11
Ain’t Retirement Grand

This hilarious musical confirms that retirement is grand! The vaudeville-esque show celebrates the joys and demands of being a senior citizen. From driving and early bird specials to HMOs and ... Read More

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August 16 - 18
The Grand Opera House Presents The Lion King Jr

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now the area’s most talented young performers bring it to life on the Grand stage. Join ... Read More

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August 18
Ghost Sunday

Join in the free fun in the ‘Best Show on Dirt’ at the site of the Academy Award nominated film, Field of Dreams.

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August 24
Irish Hooley

Music, food, irish dancing, cultural exhibits. Locations include Dubuque Star Brewery, Port of Dubuque.

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August 24 - 25
The Grand Opera House Presents A Grand Extravaganza

Get a sneak peek at the shows in our 2019-2020 season! Spotlighting a selection of songs and dances from a variety of popular shows, including pieces from the shows that ... Read More

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September

September 6 - 8
Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival

The dragon boat festival provides the Dubuque Dragon Boat Association an opportunity to bring to Dubuque visitors from all over the world. Through dragon boating the DDBA promotes cultural exchanges ... Read More

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September 7
Swingin’ Sixties with the Paul Hemmer Swing Band

Enjoy a unique concert featuring music from 60s performed in the style of The Dorsey’s, Glenn Miller and other great bands of the Big Band era. The concert features a ... Read More

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September 14
Dubuque Benefit Classic

Hosted by the Mississippi Valley Running Association, the Dubuque Benefit Classic is composed of a half marathon, 5K and 1K kid’s race.

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September 14
The Great Draw Street Art Competition

Come watch over 70 local artists of all ages compete in our annual street art competition. Vote for your favorite artists and help us fund the 2020 Great Draw Visual ... Read More

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September 14
The Magic of David Casas

This new edition to our 2019 season is great for the whole family. Quad Cities magician David Casas’s high energy and cutting edge performance combines hilarious family friendly comedy, jaw ... Read More

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September 21
Oktoberfest & Duber Bier Mile

Start the morning with a 5K run, then celebrate the German and Slavic heritage of Dubuque and the Tri-State region.

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September 21
Museum Day at the Mathias Ham Historic Site

Through partnership with Smithsonian Magazine, the Mathias Ham Historic Site will participate in Museum Day and open the property to free admission and historical tours!

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September 22
Mystery Dinner Theater: Murder in King Ferdinand’s Court

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with the Brew Ha Ha Players. The good people of Thessex join together for the Annual Feast of Friendship and Brute Force, or, as it’s commonly ... Read More

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September 27 - 29
Clarke University Homecoming

Homecoming celebration for Clarke University students and alumni.

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September 27
New Exhibition Opening & Member Preview

The Dubuque Museum of Art will host a new exhibitions opening & member preview. Join us for refreshments and the opportunity to meet the featured artists. New exhibitions include “The ... Read More

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October

October 3
Baconfest

This unique bacon-themed evening features taste-testing and voting on the best bacon dishes from area restaurants, grocery stores, BBQ pits, and caterers. Local chefs from the finest local restaurants prepare ... Read More

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October 5
Swiss Valley Trail Run

Our event is the Swiss Valley Trail Run held at Swiss Valley Nature Preserve. This run will feature all the best of Dubuque County landscape including creek crossings, steep inclines, ... Read More

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October 5
Tri-State’s Largest Chili Cook-Off

Come taste some of the best chili from the Tri-State’s best cooks. Kid’s games, football, food and beverage vendors.

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October 10
The Millwork Night Market

Can’t get up early enough to make it to Saturday morning market, but still want to get your produce…and see live music? And drink beer?! Join us the second Thursday ... Read More

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October 11 - 13
Loras College Homecoming

Homecoming celebrations for Loras College students and alumni.

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October 13
Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses

Take a trip to the Lovers’ Landing Beach Hotel, a cozy little place that is “The Home of Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses.” Legend has it that no one can ... Read More

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October 17 - 20
University of Dubuque Homecoming

Homecoming celebration for University of Dubuque students and alumni.

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October 17
Witches Night Out

Gather your witches for a fun night of shopping and revelry at the Museum & Aquarium. Sample witches brew and wine from local vendors. Shop great sales and discounts throughout ... Read More

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October 19
A Haunting on Lincoln Ave.

Interested in Halloween from a historic perspective? Visit the Mathias Ham Historic Site for a day of Halloween traditions and specially themed Ham House tours. Crafts, games, and special activities ... Read More

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October 27
Mad Scientist Party

Dress in costume and visit the Museum & Aquarium for some kid-friendly, non-scary Halloween fun in a safe, indoor space! Trick-or-treating, crafts, science experiments, and live creature encounters abound.

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October 27
Mystery Dinner Theater: Halloween Spooktacular

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with the Brew Ha Ha Players. Somebody’s come to drink somebody’s wine…or is that blood? This Halloween Spooktacular is so gut busting that we haven’t hammered ... Read More

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November

November 1 - 3
National Farm Toy Show

Called the “Granddaddy” of all toy shows, this show hosts wonderful farm toy vendors in three locations: the National Farm Toy Museum, Beckman High School, and Dyersville Commercial Club Park. ... Read More

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November 2 - 3
Rumble By The River

Rumble By The River is a youth & adult wrestling tournament held at the Five Flags Center. Age divisions started at 6 & under and went up to 19 & ... Read More

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November 2
Winter Farmers’ Market

Enjoy healthy, locally-grown foods, fresh baked goods and hot breakfast items. Every Saturday November through April from 9am to noon.

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November 3
Dubuque Model Railroad Show

Model Railroad Show & Swap Meet. Buy, Sell, Trade, Displays. 15,000 sq ft of trains, 175+ vendor tables.

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November 10
Mystery Dinner Theater: Gritty Gritty Bang Bang

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with the Brew Ha Ha Players. With audacious characters like the poker playing One-Eyed Jack; Scarlett, the overly friendly call girl; and Kitty Pinkerton, the new ... Read More

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November 15 - 17
Midwest Yoga & Oneness Festival

The Midwest Yoga & Oneness Festival is a life-enhancing celebration of yoga for EVERYONE – all shapes, sizes, ages, genders and levels of fitness and experience welcome – beginners included.

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November 22 - 20
Roshek Holiday

Join us in reliving the magic of the holiday season! Historically held on the Friday before Thanksgiving, Opening Night reflects the spirit of the Roshek Brothers and kicks off the ... Read More

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November 28
Champagne & Chocolates

Kickoff the holiday shopping season with Champagne & Chocolates, an adults only evening of fun and shopping. Space is limited and advanced tickets are encourage. Guests will receive free champagne ... Read More

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November 29 - 1
Reflections in the Park

Drive through Louis Murphy Park and enjoy a spectacular Holiday Lights display benefiting Hillcrest Family Services.

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November 30
Scuba Santa

Kickoff the holiday season with a visit to Scuba Santa. Get your picture taken in front of the Gulf of Mexico Aquarium where Santa will be taking a break with ... Read More

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December

December 7
Home for the Holidays

The Mathias Ham Historic Site will host a series of Victorian-themed holiday events during weekends in December entitled Christmas at the Ham House. Guests will enjoy holiday house tours, complete ... Read More

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December 7
A Merry Millwork Market

Don’t miss your chance to attend this incredibly unique shopping experience in the heart of Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District.

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December 8
A Nice Family Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas – his family’s Christmas. He goes home to ... Read More

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December 8
Mystery Dinner Theater- Ho, Ho, Homicide

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with the Brew Ha Ha Players. Everyone at the North Pole is working extra hard this year to make this a holiday to remember, but something’s ... Read More

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December 15
Mystery Dinner Theater- Cut Loose Tree Farm

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with the Brew Ha Ha Players. Cut Loose Tree Farm is the only tree farm in Iowa that carries all 16 varieties of Christmas trees. They’re ... Read More

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January

January 4
Wendy’s Classic

High School games held at Loras College on two separate weekends.

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