7 Classic Dubuque Events
It's always party time where Iowa started.
Dubuque is home to one of a kind events and classic seasonal festivals that are worth attending year after year.
America's River Festival
It’s a party in the port! Every June, Dubuque welcomes thousands for two nights of Country and Classic Rock. A 15-year tradition is Dubuque, America’s River Festival is one you won’t want to miss. BUY TICKETS
Watch the most magical stories come to life during Ghost Sundays at the Field of Dreams. This family-friendly event held at the world famous movie site, combines everything from a comedy show with the Ghost Players as they emerge from the corn to audience participation in a casual softball game.
Dubuque Farmers' Market
Taste the fresh produce and treats of the tri-states at Iowa’s longest-running farmers’ market. Local meats, wine, cheese, produce, crafts and more are waiting for you ever Saturday morning in the summer.
Dubuque And All That Jazz
Dance the night away under the iconic Clock Tower during this Friday night concert series featuring some of the finest Jazz, Blues, R&B and Salsa music in the Midwest.
Here From A Dubuquer: Nicole Salzar
Q: What is your favorite event to attend in Dubuque?
A: I am in love with the Farmers Market. It brings back memories when my mother would put me in a wagon and we would pick flowers together.
Dubuque County Fair
Take part in the 65th Annual event, celebrating the quintessential essence of summer. Live music on the grandstand, carnival rides and games, epic food, and more are waiting at the fair.
Taste of Dubuque
Taste the flavors of where Iowa started at this annual foodie favorite. Dozens of Dubuque area eateries duke it out in hopes of winning the best Taste. Bonus: A local beer tasting event, Taste on Tap, and live music, make for a full night of fun.
Embrace Irish heritage at this annual day of Celtic tunes and brews at the historic Star Brewery Complex. Make it a more active day and run the Hooley Hustle 5K prior to the party!
Summer's Last Blast
End summer on a high note with this three day extravaganza on Schmidt Island. Cold beer, local food trucks, and Chase Bryant as the headliner. What more could you ask for?