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Sports & Events

Centrally located, Dubuque is easily accessible. Surrounded by bluffs and located on the Mississippi River, Dubuque offers a beautiful landscape and wonderful outdoor experience.

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Dubuque Regional Sports Commission

One of 10 sports authority districts within the state of Iowa striving to promote, market, and develop a strong sporting event base within the region. We take pride in providing our assistance and services in bringing your next event to the Tri-State area.


Let us help you set up room blocks from one host hotel or multiple lodging properties in the area.

Site Visits

We will help you gather rates for various properties and will create a formal proposal for you to review while also setting up site visits to these venues.


Our team will help you build a budget, gather permits from the City of Dubuque and other logistical planning required of your event.


Let us tap into local resources and build a volunteer base for your event.


Our marketing team can help you develop a plan to get the word out in the Dubuque area.

Off-Site Events

Off-site events and activities can be a great way to give participants and their families a break during their time in Dubuque. Let us help you plan what will work for your group.


Through the Dubuque Regional Sports Commission, an annual application process is available to eligible events. Past participants have included: America’s River Soccer Classic, Cabela’s Masters Walleye, Dockdog World Championships, Dubuque Benefit Classic, Dubuque Blowout, Dubuque Swimming Hurricanes, Gaelic Gallop, Gran Fondo, Grandview Gallop, Ice Harbor Schloastic Chess Open, International Dragon Boat Festival, Mantastic Guyathlon, Midwest Masters, Mississippi River High School Rodeo, Mississippi Valley Open Tennis, Run4Troops, Special Olympics, Swiss Valley Trail Run, Winter Iowa Games

Get Around Dubuque

Make navigating the area easier by downloading the travel sheet with air, car, bus and river transportation details.

Let's Take the Next Step

Let us know what you are looking for by contacting Noah Westhoff. Our staff will be back with you to start planning your trip to Dubuque.