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THIS WEEKEND'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

From live music, festivals, art openings, and so much more - Dubuque is home to year-round events. Discover what is happening in Dubuque, Iowa this weekend!

July

Iconic Americana is in Full Swing #WhereIowaStarted

July kicks off with Fourth of July celebrations - complete with fireworks and a one-of-a-kind air show. It wraps up with the 66th annual Dubuque County Fair where the Midwest shines with fair food, live music, and a whole lot of fun.
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Dubuque County Fair

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August

Take a Bite Out of Dubuque's Culinary Scene

August starts off with a Dubuque favorite - Taste of Dubuque. Sample the area's best food from a variety of the best restaurants around. Craft beer, drinks and music are also on tap for this event you won't want to miss.
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Taste of Dubuque

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September

Experience the Magic of Baseball Labor Day Weekend

Rediscover America’s favorite pastime as legends from the world of sports & film come together on Labor Day weekend for a game of catch at the iconic Field of Dreams Movie Site.Watch as the Field’s famous Ghost Players emerge from the corn and entertain the crowd with their on-field antics.
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Team of Dreams

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October

Fall Shows it's Colors Along the Limestone Bluffs

Fall is one of the prettiest times to visit #WhereIowaStarted. Situated at the bottom of Fenelon Place Elevator, the world's shortest steepest railway that crawls up to a three state view a top a bluff, is the Tri-State's Largest Chili Cook Off. Taste some of the best chili from the area's best chefs at this local favorite event.
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Tri-State’s Largest Chili Cook-Off

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November

Explore the Area's Agricultural Roots

With vast farm land surrounding the modern landscape of Dubuque, one event brings the agricultural past to the present through a display of unique farm toys at the National Farm Toy Show. Called the 'grandaddy' of all toy shows, this event spans three locations with a free shuttle. Visit the National Farm Toy Museum to explore even more farm toy goodness.
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National Farm Toy Show

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December

Bright Lights of Winter

Each holiday season, Louis Murphy Park sparkles with the light display of Reflections in the Park. Grab the family, hop in your car and set the radio to holiday tunes as you explore the dazzling displays.
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Reflections in the Park

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January

New Year, Fresh Starts

Full of new promise, the year starts off bright and cheery with chilly days out and cozy nights in. Enjoy the family friendly Ice Fest at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. This event is three days of activities inside and out including snow sculpting, ice harvesting, crafts and games.

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February

Winter Marches On with Live Music and Craft Brews

Temps outside may be cold but events like Dubuque on Ice Brewfest will warm you up. The event 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 beer and specialty food while enjoying live music. This event is so popular - it tends to sell out each year. Cheers to craft beer!

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March

Hit the Live Music Scene #WhereIowaStarted

Get ready for spring by getting out and about. Check out Dubuque's live music scene at Five Flags Center with Brothers Osborne and 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 the likes of Eric Church, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert.

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April

Light's, Camera, April

Roll out the red carpet - it's time for the annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival. This festival brings film makers and enthusiast for a series of viewings, panels, and red carpet worthy events. It's also been voted by Movie Maker magazine as one of the 'Top 50 Film Festival'.

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May

Foodie Lovers Unite for 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, this event takes places every second Friday, May through October, at the heart of #whereiowastarted and will feature area food trucks with yummy street food.

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September

Experience the Magic of Baseball Labor Day Weekend

Rediscover America’s favorite pastime as legends from the world of sports & film come together on Labor Day weekend for a game of catch at the iconic Field of Dreams Movie Site.Watch as the Field’s famous Ghost Players emerge from the corn and entertain the crowd with their on-field antics.
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Team of Dreams

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