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Dubuque Oktoberfest 2014

Saturday, September 27
Alliant Amphitheater, Port of Dubuque

While the Dubuque of today continues to become a more ethnically diverse community, it’s sometimes noted that those who settled the early community were mostly German and Irish. Since the Irish had their Hooley a few weeks back it’s only fair that the Germans have an opportunity to celebrate their heritage. That chance comes Saturday, September 27 as Dubuque’s Oktoberfest returns to the Alliant Amphiteater from noon to 8 p.m. A fundraiser for Camp Albrecht Acres, Oktoberfest will feature German food, a beer tasting, ethnic dancers, traditional games and live music of the German variety. German, Irish, or otherwise, all are invited to join the festivities. This is the sixth year for the event.

“Fall Into Art” Gallery Tour Expanding to Two Day Event

Posted on September 12, 2014

Friday, October 3 @ 5-10 p.m. (Trolley Service)
Saturday, October 4 @ 12-4 p.m. (Self-Guided Tour)

Dubuque Main Street’s annual Fall into Art free gallery tour through Downtown Dubuque’s Cultural Corridor will feature two days of art exhibitions in 2014, thanks to presenting sponsor Premier Bank. The art crawl will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 3, and from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Live Music Features

Posted on September 12, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Tri-States’ Largest Chili Cook-Off

Posted on September 12, 2014

Saturday, October 4 @ 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cable Car Square

Always held the first Saturday of October, which happens to be October 4 this year, The Tri-States’ Largest Chili Cook-Off transforms historic Cable Car Square on Dubuque’s Bluff Street into an aromatic chili tasting and competition. With live music and beer (two great accompaniments to a hot bowl of chili) Cook-Off also features a variety of kids games, food and entertainment at this family-friendly event. This is the 22nd year for the annual event.

Dubuque Ink & Art Expo Presented by Ink Tattoo Studio and Dubuque Tattoo Club

Posted By Mike Ironside on September 12, 2014

September 26-28
Grand River Center

The Dubuque Ink & Art Expo returns for its second year, the weekend of September 26-28 at the Grand River Center in the Port of Dubuque. The convention and exhibition will feature a variety of talented tattoo artists, daily tattoo contests, an exhibition of artwork, entertainment, and an auction of skateboard decks with the proceeds benefiting the Dubuque Regional Humane Society.

Dubuque Oktoberfest 2014

Posted By Mike Ironside on September 12, 2014

Saturday, September 27
Alliant Amphitheater, Port of Dubuque

While the Dubuque of today continues to become a more ethnically diverse community, it’s sometimes noted that those who settled the early community were mostly German and Irish. Since the Irish had their Hooley a few weeks back it’s only fair that the Germans have an opportunity to celebrate their heritage. That chance comes Saturday, September 27 as Dubuque’s Oktoberfest returns to the Alliant Amphiteater from noon to 8 p.m. A fundraiser for Camp Albrecht Acres, Oktoberfest will feature German food, a beer tasting, ethnic dancers, traditional games and live music of the German variety. German, Irish, or otherwise, all are invited to join the festivities. This is the sixth year for the event.

Voices X: Make Your Mark

Posted on August 31, 2014

“Yeah, ten years. Who knew?” began Gene Tully, sculptor and founder of the annual Voices art exhibit in the raw Wilmac warehouse space located in what is now known as the Historic Millwork District. Now in its tenth season, the month-long exhibit returns with another exhibit featuring 15 artists from local to regional to internationally recognized, displayed in the sprawling warehouse space on 10th Street. Along with the exhibit, the warehouse gallery space will host a month of special events, including a spoken word showcase, a live painting competition, live music events, a film screening, live theater, a runway fashion show, and more.

Novelty Iron Works

Posted By Bryce Parks on August 31, 2014

The last time we checked in on the Historic Millwork District, Greater Dubuque Development Director Rick Dickinson noted, “The key to any direction like this is momentum – that healthy sense of urgency. You can’t finish one building and say, ‘Well, we did it!’ Look across the street. It’s not real pretty in any direction. So the imperative is to keep moving and keep going in every direction…”

Little Growing Pains, Big New Offerings and Lower Prices Across the Board

Posted on August 31, 2014

With so much in this issue going on in the Historic Millwork District, we figured we’d just go ahead and pop-in at the new Dubuque Food Coop and see how things are going now that they have a couple of months under their belt. We met once again with store General manager Patrick Brickel for the organic skinny on what’s cooking at the Coop.

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