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Events & Articles

“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.