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Upcoming Events

July 2021

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: July 29 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: July 29 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: July 29 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

Classic cars converge with food, drinks, and additional entertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: July 29 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: July 29 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: July 29 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Dubuque County Fair
July 29–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

As life gets back to normal, nothing is more back to normal that heading out to the Dubuque County Fair, and it is back big time in 2021 with a week full of great family-friendly events and attractions: two big grandstand concerts (Chris Lane with Casey Mussigmann and Queensryche with Slaughter), sprint and stock car racing, tractor pull, demolition derby, hypnotist, Reptile Adventures, 4-H exhibits, talent show, sand volleyball, beer garden entertainment, and more. $10 Ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are free. Get 5 admissions for the price of 4 in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans and active duty service members: Bring your military ID or veteran designation to the fair office before July 20 to purchase a $5 admission ticket (1 per). 14569 Old Highway Rd. DBQfair.com.

Jackson County Fair
July 29–August 2
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
Highlights include: parade, fair queen, Ninja Experience, ISU Insect Zoo, Farmily Feud, White Tiger Discovery, Chris Short Puppet Show, Millers Petting Zoo, Mobile Glass Studios, Hug a Hog contest, kids celebration, truck and tractor pull, antique and classic tractor show, micro mini tractor pull, car show, Bill Riley Talent Show, stock car races, Night of Destruction, and two concerts: Snake Oil with The Spazmatics and Trace Adkins with Confederate Railroad. Tickets are $12 for ages 13 and above with kids 12 and under free and include entry to the concerts. Upgrades for reserved grandstand seats are $5 for Snake Oil and $10 for Adkins or gain access to the front of the stage with a Party Pit pass for $20 for Snake Oil and $40 for Adkins. 1212 E Quarry S, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-4282. JacksonCountyIowaFair.com.

Crafts on the Woodland Walk
Friday, July 30 @ 1–4 PM
Mines of Spain Woodland Walk Shelter

Crafts on the prairie in the Woodland Walk shelter near the EB Lyons Center. Enjoy a short walk on the paved handicap accessible trail (stroller friendly), then stay for some crafting with a Mines of Spain naturalist. All ages. Free. 9097 Bellevue Heights Rd. 563-556-0620. Facebook.com/MinesOfSpain.

Prairie Dog Blues Festival
Friday, July 30 @ 5 PM
Saturday, July 31 @ 12:30 PM
St. Feriole Island Park (Prairie du Chien, WI)
Two days! Two stages! Twelve bands! The 23nd Annual Prairie Dog Blues Festival is held on historic St. Feriole Island Park, right on the Mississippi River. Bring a chair and if you decide you don’t want to move, the famous Prairie Dog Beer Girls will come right to you in the crowd to get you your refills! Friday’s performers are John Németh, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys Featuring Westside Andy, and Ally Venable Band plus Hooten Hallers in the beer tent. On Saturday, look forward to seeing Vella, Altered Five Blues Band, Tony Holiday, Amanda Fish, Lurrie Bell with Jason Ricci, and Roscoe Foster and The Rascal Theory plus Avey Grouws Band in the beer tent. $40 One day; $75 two-day; free ages 12 and under. 101 N 4th St, Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-0085. PrairieDogBlues.com.

Kayaking
Friday, July 30 @ 5–6:30 PM
Mines of Spain Catfish Creek Canoe Launch

All experience levels are welcome to join for a kayaking experience on Catfish Creek. A short safety talk precedes the event. Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets will be provided for those who need them. BYO bug spray, water shoes, and water bottle. All ages. Free. 8308 Mines of Spain Rd. 563-556-0620. Facebook.com/MinesOfSpain.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: July 30 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque County Fair
July 30–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

As life gets back to normal, nothing is more back to normal that heading out to the Dubuque County Fair, and it is back big time in 2021 with a week full of great family-friendly events and attractions: two big grandstand concerts (Chris Lane with Casey Mussigmann and Queensryche with Slaughter), sprint and stock car racing, tractor pull, demolition derby, hypnotist, Reptile Adventures, 4-H exhibits, talent show, sand volleyball, beer garden entertainment, and more. $10 Ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are free. Get 5 admissions for the price of 4 in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans and active duty service members: Bring your military ID or veteran designation to the fair office before July 20 to purchase a $5 admission ticket (1 per). 14569 Old Highway Rd. DBQfair.com.

Jackson County Fair
July 30–August 2
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
Highlights include: parade, fair queen, Ninja Experience, ISU Insect Zoo, Farmily Feud, White Tiger Discovery, Chris Short Puppet Show, Millers Petting Zoo, Mobile Glass Studios, Hug a Hog contest, kids celebration, truck and tractor pull, antique and classic tractor show, micro mini tractor pull, car show, Bill Riley Talent Show, stock car races, Night of Destruction, and two concerts: Snake Oil with The Spazmatics and Trace Adkins with Confederate Railroad. Tickets are $12 for ages 13 and above with kids 12 and under free and include entry to the concerts. Upgrades for reserved grandstand seats are $5 for Snake Oil and $10 for Adkins or gain access to the front of the stage with a Party Pit pass for $20 for Snake Oil and $40 for Adkins. 1212 E Quarry S, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-4282. JacksonCountyIowaFair.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: July 31 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Dyersville Downtown Market
Last Saturday June–September: July 31 @ 8 AM–Noon
3rd Ave SW and 3rd St, Dyersville, IA

Head to the grassy square between Xavier School and the north fork of the Maquoketa River to find more than 60 local vendors, food trucks, live music, and different activities every month. DyersvilleDowntownMarket.com.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: July 31 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

B-1 Yoga FREE Outdoor Yoga
Saturdays through September 4: July 31 @ 9–10 AM
Port of Dubuque River’s Edge Plaza Pavilion

An instructor from B-1 Yoga will lead an hour-long practice. Anyone in the community and all levels are invited to participate. Free. b-1yoga.com/free-outdoor-yoga.

The Business Showcase
Saturday, July 31 @ 9 AM–9 PM
Ashton Hill Farm (Galena, IL)

Spend the day networking with the Galena Chamber. The business expo from 9 a.m. to noon is free; 12:30–1:30 p.m. networking lunch is $20 and includes lunch and speed networking; 1:45–3 p.m. is a $40 teambuilding workshop with industry speakers and “build your own scent” workshop; 3–6 p.m. features a free demo tent outside with interactive samplings, tastings, and presentations; then join for the dinner and fashion show at 6:15–8:30 p.m. for $45 with dinner by Chef Jude Villafana, fashion show admission, and silent auction number. 500 Wild Indigo LN, Galena IL. 815-281-9925. GalenaChamber.com.

Prairie Dog Blues Festival
Saturday, July 31 @ 12:30 PM
St. Feriole Island Park (Prairie du Chien, WI)
Two days! Two stages! Twelve bands! The 23nd Annual Prairie Dog Blues Festival is held on historic St. Feriole Island Park, right on the Mississippi River. Bring a chair and if you decide you don’t want to move, the famous Prairie Dog Beer Girls will come right to you in the crowd to get you your refills! Friday’s performers are John Németh, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys Featuring Westside Andy, and Ally Venable Band plus Hooten Hallers in the beer tent. On Saturday, look forward to seeing Vella, Altered Five Blues Band, Tony Holiday, Amanda Fish, Lurrie Bell with Jason Ricci, and Roscoe Foster and The Rascal Theory plus Avey Grouws Band in the beer tent. $40 One day; $75 two-day; free ages 12 and under. 101 N 4th St, Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-0085. PrairieDogBlues.com.

Mineral Point Pride
Saturday, July 31 @ 2 PM
Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI)

Mineral Point celebrates Pride with a day full of fun events. Orchesta SalSoul de Mad performs at 2 p.m., drag bingo at 4 p.m., family-friendly drag show at 5 p.m., raffle with Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at 7 p.m., food and lawn games at 7:30 p.m., and a mature-audience drag show and live music with Line at 9 p.m. 18 Shake Rag St. Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-6556. facebook.com/mineralpointpride53565.

Dubuque County Fair
July 31–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

As life gets back to normal, nothing is more back to normal that heading out to the Dubuque County Fair, and it is back big time in 2021 with a week full of great family-friendly events and attractions: two big grandstand concerts (Chris Lane with Casey Mussigmann and Queensryche with Slaughter), sprint and stock car racing, tractor pull, demolition derby, hypnotist, Reptile Adventures, 4-H exhibits, talent show, sand volleyball, beer garden entertainment, and more. $10 Ages 12 and older. Kids under 12 are free. Get 5 admissions for the price of 4 in advance at Theisen’s. Veterans and active duty service members: Bring your military ID or veteran designation to the fair office before July 20 to purchase a $5 admission ticket (1 per). 14569 Old Highway Rd. DBQfair.com.

Jackson County Fair
July 31–August 2
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)
Highlights include: parade, fair queen, Ninja Experience, ISU Insect Zoo, Farmily Feud, White Tiger Discovery, Chris Short Puppet Show, Millers Petting Zoo, Mobile Glass Studios, Hug a Hog contest, kids celebration, truck and tractor pull, antique and classic tractor show, micro mini tractor pull, car show, Bill Riley Talent Show, stock car races, Night of Destruction, and two concerts: Snake Oil with The Spazmatics and Trace Adkins with Confederate Railroad. Tickets are $12 for ages 13 and above with kids 12 and under free and include entry to the concerts. Upgrades for reserved grandstand seats are $5 for Snake Oil and $10 for Adkins or gain access to the front of the stage with a Party Pit pass for $20 for Snake Oil and $40 for Adkins. 1212 E Quarry S, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-4282. JacksonCountyIowaFair.com.

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