Tourism Week 2020
Tourism Week 2020 has been cancelled for 2020. Please check back for updates on the potential rescheduling of the Hospitality Breakfast.
Cancelled: The Samplery
Join us at the Travel Dubuque Welcome Center on Monday, May 4, 2020 for a day full of sampling local goods prepared right here #WhereIowaStarted. Vendors to be announced! Taking place from 10 am - 5 pm. Complimentary. First Come, First Serve.
Cancelled: The Great Dubuque Scavenger Hunt
Re-discover #WhereIowaStarted on May 6, 2020 with the 3rd Annual ‘Great Dubuque Scavenger Hunt’. Grab a team (or let us pair you up) to find clues around Iowa’s oldest city. End the hunt with ales and appetizers at 7 Hills in this ‘Amazing Race’ style event. Start at the Grand River Center and end at 7 Hills Brewing.
Cancelled: Tourism Week Social
Wind down hump day Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 7 Hills Brewing Company from 6 pm - 7:30 pm. This is also the end location for ‘The Great Dubuque Scavenger Hunt’. Complimentary to attend with free hors d’oeuvres & a cash bar.
Cancelled: Tri-State Tourism Luncheon
Join us at The Driftless and hear from NY Sherpa, Josiah Brown on May 7, 2020 for the annual Tri-State Tourism Luncheon (brought to you by Midwest One). After driving nearly 700,000 miles visiting tourism destinations and experiences, Josiah has lived up to his nickname of “The New York Sherpa”. As the founder of the “New York’s Best Experiences” brand and most recently the new Famous Destination Marketing, Inc., he has never left his foundations of visitor first marketing strategies. Speaking to 10,000 travelers personally per year has strongly shaped the presentations and talks he does every year in the tourism industry. You can connect with Josiah at TheNewYorkSherpa.com or on Instagram @NewYorkSherpa
Cancelled: Meet Dubuque Familiarization Tours
The sales team of Travel Dubuque will be welcoming meeting & group tour planners for a meet and greet of the Dubuque area May 7-8, 2020. If you see these planners out and about - say hey and show off that Midwestern hospitality as we invite them to bring their groups back to the area.
Postponed: Hospitality Breakfast
Join us May 8, 2020 at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds for the Hospitality Breakfast - an annual event for area travel industry professionals and tourism champions. Hear from NY Sherpa, Josiah Brown as well as Travel Dubuque as we reflect on the past year’s highlights and look forward to the upcoming travel season. Front-Line Employee, Outstanding Tourism Individual, People’s Choice, and Tri-State Tourism Awards will also be presented.
TBD: Food Truck Friday
Walk, bike, or drive to Washington Park where food trucks will line the streets ready to celebrate the end of the week with you. Brought to you by Travel Dubuque, with support from Midwest One, this event takes places every second Friday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, May through September*, at the heart of #WhereIowaStarted and will feature area food trucks with yummy street food. (*August date to be held on August 21, 2020.)
2020 Tourism Awards
Nominate and Vote Today
Outstanding Dubuque Area Front Line Employee
Submit your employee or co-worker for a Tourism Award! Front line employees are the individuals that make a difference in how guests will experience their visit to the community. Take a minute to nominate your co-worker, or even yourself! Deadline to submit is 5pm on April 3, 2020. Winners announced at the May 8th Hospitality Breakfast.
Outstanding Dubuque Area Tourism Individual
Submit your employee or co-worker for a Tourism Award! You know the person or the people at your work that stand out, they make a difference, they bring smiles to guests faces. Now is the time to nominate them and help show how much you appreciate all they do.Deadline to submit is 5pm on April 3, 2020. Winners announced at the May 8th Hospitality Breakfast.
People's Choice Award: Explore
In this year’s bracket: Creative Adventure Lab, Swiss Valley, TMBR- Cloie Creek, Fighting Saints, National Farm Toy Museum, Bustin Axe, Dubuque Museum of Art, and Union Dubuque FC. Watch them advance each week until we announce the final winner at the May 8th Hospitality Breakfast.
People's Choice Award: Taste
In this year’s bracket: 1st + Main, Foodie Garage Eatery, Hops + Rye, Textile Brewing, Lina’s, Convivium, Southern Ego, Magoos. Watch them advance each week until we announce the final winner at the May 8th Hospitality Breakfast.
People's Choice Award: Event
In this year’s bracket: Mines of Spain 100, Irish Hooley, Nightmarket, Snocross, Torquefest, Bloctoberfest, Dragon Boat Races, DBQ On Ice Brewfest. Watch them advance each week until we announce the final winner at the May 8th Hospitality Breakfast.
People's Choice Award: Stay
In this year’s bracket: Towneplace, Drake House, Holiday Inn, Best Western, Hampton Inn, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express. Watch them advance each week until we announce the final winner at the May 8th Hospitality Breakfast.