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Tourism Week 2023

Travel Dubuque is celebrating the tourism industry May 8-12. Join us in recognizing the people and places that make our region a thriving destination, during our annual Tourism Week.

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Scavenger Hunt

The Great Dubuque Scavenger Hunt

Re-discover #WhereIowaStarted with the ‘Great Dubuque Scavenger Hunt’. Form your team and find clues around Iowa’s oldest city. End the hunt at our Hospitality Social taking place at 7 Hills Brewing in this ‘Amazing Race’ style event. The hunt starts at the Caradco Courtyard at 4:30 pm and ends at 7 Hills Brewing at 6:00 pm. (Minimum of 2 team members and a maximum of 4.) This event is FREE to attend but registration is required.  Registration closes on Monday, May 3 at 9 am. Register here.

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Hospitality Social

Join Travel Dubuque Wednesday, May 10 at the end of the Great Dubuque Scavenger Hunt (no participation neccessary to join!). Appetizers will be provided with a cash bar available. The social will take place at 7 Hills Brewing from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


Hospitality Breakfast

The annual Hospitality Breakfast is a time to gather, network, and celebrate the industry, its professionals, and take a moment to look ahead at the upcoming year. Join us in welcoming the travel season Friday, May 12 at the Q Casino Showroom from 7:30 - 9:30 am. This event is FREE to attend but registration is required. Registration closes on Monday, May 8 at 9 am. Register here.


7:30 - 8:00 am - Registration & Breakfast Buffet Open
8:00 am - Welcome & Presentation
8:50 am - Awards
9:00 am - Event Concludes

2023 Award Nominations 

Tourism is an industry that generated over $403.21 million in Dubuque County in 2021. It is the people working at our area attractions, hotels, restaurants, retail shops, and more, that make this industry thrive. Help us recognize these individuals by submitting a nomination for the 2023 Outstanding Tourism Individual and 2023 Outstanding Front Line Employee. These awards will be announced at the annual Hospitality Breakfast.

Outstanding Tourism Individual 
Outstanding Front Line Employee

Nominations are due no later than 9 am on Friday, April 14.

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Social Media Giveaway

Stay tuned to Travel Dubuque's social media for Tourism Week fun, including a giveaway!

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FAM Tour

Travel Dubuque has invited meeting and group tour planners to get familiar with Iowa's Oldest community from May 7 - 10, 2023. Planners will experience new attractions, updated properties, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and more.