Tri-State Events

May 2024

Friday, May 17

Family Movie Night at The Grand: Wonka
Friday, May 17 @ 6:30 PM
The Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House hosts its first Family Movie Night at The Grand with a screening of the 2023 film Wonka. Based on a story by Paul King, Wonka tells the origin story of Willy Wonka, a character in the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, depicting his early days as a chocolatier. The film stars Timothée Chalamet as the title character, with an ensemble cast including Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Olivia Colman, and Hugh Grant. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Free. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Machine Killer Tour featuring Sevendust, Static-X, and DOPE
Friday, May 17 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena
Metal legends Sevendust and Static-X bring their Machine Killer Tour to the Five Flags Arena. The Machine Killer Tour is a reunion that is over two decades in the making and goes all the way back to 1999. Sevendust, Static-X, and DOPE were each exploding onto the scene and partnered up to create one of the most memorable tours of that year. Now the metal holy trinity will continue touring together. Co-headlined by Static-X and Sevendust, the tour is named after the Gold certified sophomore album Machine by Static-X and their recently acclaimed Rise Of The Machine tour, along with the chart-topping 14th studio album from Sevendust, Truth Killer. Sevendust never follow a linear path. Instead, they continue to bulldoze a lane of their own with a proven one-two punch of rumbling grooves, unpredictable riffing, and stirringly soulful vocals unlike anything else in hard rock. As a result, their music connects straight to the heart as evidenced by their full-contact live shows and diehard “family” of fans. It’s why they’ve been around since 1994, tallied global sales of seven million, logged three gold-selling albums, delivered three Top 15 debuts on the Billboard 200, and garnered a Grammy Award nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance.” The Atlanta quintet—Lajon Witherspoon, Clint Lowery, John Connolly, Vince Hornsby, and Morgan Rose—defy expectations yet again on their latest album, Truth Killer. Static-X rose to fame with their 1999 platinum selling debut album Wisconsin Death Trip and went on to release five more albums over the course of the next decade. The band has sold more than 3-million albums in the US alone and has had multiple chart-topping radio singles. On Nov. 1, 2014, founding member Wayne Static unexpectedly passed away. The reformed lineup of original members Tony Campos, Koichi Fukuda, Ken Jay and backed by frontman Xer0 hit the road in 2019 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album and delivered acclaimed performances by fans and critics alike. The revitalized Static-X continue to make headlines with their sold-out touring and new music while keeping their signature Evil Disco sound alive. $35–$65. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Clark Cup Final: Dubuque Fighting Saints VS Fargo Force
Game 3: Friday, May 17 @ 7:05 PM
Game 4: Saturday, May 18 @ 7:05 PM (If Necessary)
ImOn Arena

The Dubuque Fighting Saints clinched their fourth Tier-I Conference Title with a 4-0 win against Muskegon and advanced to the Clark Cup Finals with a 3-0 series win. The junior hockey team has won the Clark Cup five times and is the five-time defending Cowbell Cup Champions. Cheer them on at the ImOn Arena as the head into the Clark Cup Final. The Saints head to Fargo, the first seed in the Western Conference, for their first two bouts before the Force heads to Our House on Friday, May 17 at 7:05 p.m. If necessary, game 4 will also take place in Dubuque on Saturday, May 18 at 7:05 p.m. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Unicorn
Friday, May 17 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

Unicorn plays a huge variety of modern bangers, classic hits, and deep tracks. Pop, dance, rock, funk, crossover country, and more. At a Unicorn show, expect the unexpected. Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. DiamondJoDubuque.com.

Seussical Auditions
May 17 and 18
Bell Tower Theater

This delightful musical takes audiences into the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss and brings many of his beloved characters to life! Follow Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Lazy Mayzie, and a whole bunch of Whos as they discover the power of friendship, loyalty, and community. Imaginations soar in this playful tale filled with color, laughter and plenty of rhymes. This show features and cast and crew of kids ages 7 to 16 from the area. Show dates are July 18–27. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Platteville City Wide Garage Sale
May 17 and 18
City of Platteville, WI

Take advantage and find some bargains during the Platteville City Wide Garage Sale. The Platteville Journal will be organizing the map and listings. platteville.com.

Saturday, May 18

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: May 18 @ 7 AM–Noon
Saturdays in October: October 5 @ 8 AM–Noon
Around 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, on-site prepared foods, and more. Browse booths from area farmers and vendors while enjoying live music from a variety of musicians. Rain or shine. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Farmers Market
Saturdays through October: May 18 @ 7 AM–Noon
Galena City Hall Parking Lot (Galena, IL)

Find seasonal produce, flowers, maple syrup, baked goods, re-purposed crafts, meat, roasted coffee beans, and more. Rain or shine. 101 Green St, Galena, IL. 563-542-0996. facebook.com/galenafarmersmarket.

2nd Annual Mark Dalsing Memorial Run
Saturday, May 18 @ 8–11 AM
Heritage Pond

Join the Dalsing family for the 2nd annual memorial run in honor of their husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend, inspiration. Former Police Chief Mark Dalsing joined in local 5ks aimed at bettering the lives of those who call Dubuque home. In his memory, the Dalsing family has created the Live Like Mark Campaign, and this run is one of the ways they try to keep that goal alive. Enjoy food truck, raffles, and good memories to make and look back on. Partnered with St. Mark Youth Enrichment. $35. LiveLikeMark.org.

Platteville Summer Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: May 18 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find everything from delicious vegetables to a variety of flowers, great gift items to canned preserves, and just about everything in between. All of the products you’ll find are locally grown, harvested, or handmade by local vendors. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Canter to Clarity: A Journaling Event
Saturday, May 18 @ 8:30–10 AM
Tacktics Galena (Galena, IL)

It’s no secret the power of being present around horses. The scientific healing, calming, and grounding that happens to humans when amongst them is outstanding. Learn why journaling is a powerful tool for self-reflection and personal growth, and discover techniques to make it a regular practice. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with the horses and the natural world through grounding and breathing exercises. All materials are provided, including a journal and pen, so all you need to do is register on the website and arrive with an open mind and a willingness to explore your inner world. Presented by Whistleslick Press. Ages 16+. $30. 9997 W Deininger Ln, Galena, IL. 815-281-3145. tacktics-galena.com.

The Law & Your Community
Saturday, May 18 @ 10 AM–1 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join Dubuque Police Officers Wilkens Dieujuste, Billy Dieujuste, and Brianna Mazette, along with other members of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, for this hands-on interactive training program. The program includes information about citizenship, law literacy, and law enforcement engagement with a focus on teaching youth about proper and safe ways to interact with police, their rights during traffic stops or police contact, and how to handle police misconduct during and after the time misconduct takes place. A parent or guardian is recommended to attend. Lunch included. Ages 12–18. RSVP required. Free. 1157 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. mfcdbq.org.

Reintroduction of Whooping Cranes to Wisconsin
Saturday, May 18 @ 12:30–1:30 PM
EB Lyons Interpretive Center

George Archibald, Co-Founder and Senior Conservationist of the International Crane Foundation and author of My Life with Cranes, will share the amazing story of how Whooping Cranes were reintroduced to Wisconsin. Captive-raised birds learned the route to Florida by following three ultralight airplanes, outfitted with crane puppets to look like their parents. George will bring one of these crane puppets to demonstrate how they are used to prevent the chicks from imprinting on humans. His presentation will include how ICF breeds Whooping Cranes in captivity, releases them to the wild, and monitors their movements using radio transmitters attached to a leg band that communicates with satellites. Hosted by Dubuque Audubon Society. Free. 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd. AudubonDubuque.org.

Centrally Rooted Student Recital
Saturday, May 18 @ 4–7 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

Centrally Rooted will present a spring “Student’s Choice” recital presented in two parts with a short break in between and will feature over 80 students ranging in age from 6 to 50. The Other Side’s food truck (OS On the Go) will be parked onsite with many reasonably priced, family-friendly food items available for purchase including pizza, burgers, hotdogs, s’mores, and ice cream. Also available for purchase will be cake pops from Candle Ready Cakes and carnations from Dubuque Flower Company, with proceeds going to support the fundraiser for Centrally Rooted this year in Dubuque Dances With the Stars. Bring lawn chairs and coolers. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. centrallyrooted.com.

Heartache Tonight
Saturday, May 18 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

From the powerful guitar duel in “Hotel California” to the shimmering harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling.” Heartache Tonight delivers a true Eagles concert experience, with meticulous attention to every detail. Heartache Tonight brings together music from all eras and incarnations of this huge rock powerhouse that produced hits over our decades. There are no pre-recorded backing tracks in the Heartache Tonight show; all vocal harmonies and guitar parts are faithful to the originals and performed live. Just hit song after hit song from one of the greatest rock bands of all time, performed by tremendously talented musicians with perfection and passion. A Heartache Tonight concert is filled with moments designed to thrill classic rock fans: the soaring a cappella harmonies of “Seven Bridges Road,” the snarling guitars of “Life In The Fast Lane,” the anthemic country rock of “Take It Easy,” and the beautifully evocative “Heart Or The Matter.” Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re hearing the real thing. $35 ADV/$38 door. 1215 E. Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

Clark Cup Final: Dubuque Fighting Saints VS Fargo Force
Game 4: Saturday, May 18 @ 7:05 PM (If Necessary)
ImOn Arena

The Dubuque Fighting Saints clinched their fourth Tier-I Conference Title with a 4-0 win against Muskegon and advanced to the Clark Cup Finals with a 3-0 series win. The junior hockey team has won the Clark Cup five times and is the five-time defending Cowbell Cup Champions. Cheer them on at the ImOn Arena as the head into the Clark Cup Final. The Saints head to Fargo, the first seed in the Western Conference, for their first two bouts before the Force heads to Our House on Friday, May 17 at 7:05 p.m. If necessary, game 4 will also take place in Dubuque on Saturday, May 18 at 7:05 p.m. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

The Spazmatics
Saturday, May 18 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

All the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the 1980s decade we’d love to forget. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. DiamondJoDubuque.com.

An Evening with Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Saturday, May 18 @ 8 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
The Heritage Center welcomes country music hall of famer, five-time Grammy Award winner, and AMA Lifetime Achievement honoree Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives to Dubuque. Over the course of 40-plus years as a country and bluegrass solo artist, Marty Stuart has released more than 20 major label albums and scored platinum sales, hit singles, and just about every honor the industry could bestow along the way. Known for his traditional style and eclectic combination of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music, Marty Stuart is considered one of the genre’s most historically minded “new” traditionalists. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-7469. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Seussical Auditions
May 18
Bell Tower Theater

This delightful musical takes audiences into the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss and brings many of his beloved characters to life! Follow Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Lazy Mayzie, and a whole bunch of Whos as they discover the power of friendship, loyalty, and community. Imaginations soar in this playful tale filled with color, laughter and plenty of rhymes. This show features and cast and crew of kids ages 7 to 16 from the area. Show dates are July 18–27. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Platteville City Wide Garage Sale
May 18
City of Platteville, WI

Take advantage and find some bargains during the Platteville City Wide Garage Sale. The Platteville Journal will be organizing the map and listings. platteville.com.

Sunday, May 19

Dubuque Cars and Coffee
3rd Sunday through October: May 19 @ 9 AM–Noon
Veterans Memorial Plaza

Casual meet up for cars of all makes, models, and years. Coffee, donuts, and drinks will be for sale. Proceeds go to Veteran’s Freedom Center. 1795 Admiral Sheehy Dr. facebook.com/dubuquecarsandcoffee.

Children’s Spring Party
Sunday, May 19 @ 11 AM–2 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens McKay Plaza

An annual tradition of a fun, engaging, and informative family-oriented event for the Dubuque community. Children can mingle with some of their favorite costumed characters, explore nature, plant a kids tree, and enjoy the storywalk ribbon cutting, emergency vehicles, games, prizes, and more. Food, drink, and ice cream available for purchase. Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank Wealth Management. All ages. $2. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Tortellini and Agnolotti Cooking Class
Sunday, May 19 @ 11 AM–1:30 PM
Goldmoor Inn (Galena, IL)

Goldmoor Inn is excited to reintroduce cooking classes in their premier show kitchen. You and your friends will learn how to make pasta dough and how to shape tortellini and agnolotti. Participants will be able to take pasta dough home to make pasta with family and friends and also take home pasta made in class to enjoy with friends and family. Includes 1 glass of wine/champagne, 1 charcuterie board (per 3 people), main course of morel agnolotti, and a mini strawberry trifle dessert. $90. 9001 W Sand Hill Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-3925. goldmoor.com.

Galena LitFest: A Picnic with Louisa May Alcott
Sunday, May 19 @ 11 AM
Grant Park Pavilion (Galena, IL)

In celebration of the 10th annual Galena LitFest, the Galena Public Library, is thrilled to announce the return of Debra Miller, who will portray Louisa May Alcott. Poet and author, abolitionist and nurse, patriot and suffragist; Louisa May Alcott was so much more than the author of Little Women. In this 45 minute performance, the audience meets with this prolific American author at the height of her health and success. Learn of the hopes, the heartbreaks, and the experiences of Louisa May Alcott’s life from which she drew inspiration for her novels, short stories, and poems. Through excerpts from her letters and journals and published works, Louisa May Alcott speaks to you in her own words; of her childhood, her experiences as a Civil War nurse, her struggles to support her family, and the equal rights of all. Debra Miller is a professional actress, vocalist and voice-over talent with over 30 years of experience as a performer for live audiences, television, and film. Galena LitFest is organized and funded by the Galena Public Library with support from the Friends of the Galena Public Library. Tickets include a box lunch provided by Galena Bakehouse. RSVP by May 8. 625 Park Ave, Galena, IL. 815-777-0200. galenalibrary.org.

American Girl Days
Sunday, May 19 @ 1–3 PM
Centrally Rooted

Centrally Rooted, a Dubuque-based nonprofit organization that focuses on brain health through creative expression, will host Jacqueline Hunter, founder of Oh Happy Play, in a special “Learn and Play” event based on the American Girl book series and doll brand. American Girl books aim to educate, empower, promote understanding, spark important conversations, and create change. Discover the worlds of Josephina, Kirstin, Molly, Addy, and Felicity through storytelling, engaging activities, and creative writing. Participants will learn about important people, places, and events in American history. Inspired by the American Girl stories, participants will be creating their own storybook for their doll. AG Days aren’t just about history and writing; they are about making friends and creating unforgettable memories. Ages 8–12. RSVP required. Free. 2230 Central Ave. centrallyrooted.com/upcoming-events.

Dubuque Interfaith Green Coalition
Sunday, May 19 @ 3 PM
St. John’s Lutheran Church

The May meeting of the Dubuque Interfaith Green Coalition, the Dubuque Chapter of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light, will discuss the expansion of food scrap composting in Dubuque, available grants for youth led climate action and advocacy, and tentative plans for fall programs. Light refreshments will be served. Free. 1276 White St. Todmarjo@yousq.net.

Talent Nights: Jamie Aaron Kelley
Sunday, May 19 @ 7 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

The award-winning showman takes the stage with a dynamic range of music including blues, country, rock and roll, jazz, and even Elvis. Get ready to be blown away. Includes a free drink. $40. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100 x203. stonecliffwinery.com.

Monday, May 20

Teen Summer Volunteer Orientation
Monday, May 20
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

The library is seeking student volunteers to assist with the children’s Summer Reading Program. Pick up an application from the Children’s Help Desk by May 17. A great first step to eligibility for a $1,500 Teen Success Scholarship. Ages 13–18. RSVP preferred. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225 x2228. CarnegieStout.org.

Tuesday, May 21

Pride of Cassville “Ferry” Princess and Prince Cruise
Tuesday, May 21 @ 5:30–7 PM
Cassville Ferry Landing (Cassville, WI)

Hark, noble “Ferry” princesses and princes, come aboard the Pride of Cassville for a complimentary evening cruise in honor of National Travel and Tourism Week. Prepare for an evening of whimsy and wonder, where fairy tales come to life. Prizes for costumes in various categories. Rain date is May 22. Free. 100 Prime St, Cassville, WI. 608-725-2383. explorecassville.com.

Museum X: Curator Quiz Show
Tuesday, May 21 @ 6–8 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Explore the fascinating intersection of history and living collections at this interactive event! Join curators from both realms for discussions, a game-show style quiz, and earn bonus points if you can “Stump the Curator”. $10 Non-members, Free for members. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.org/events.

Tree of Life Memorial Service
Tuesday, May 21 @ 7:30 PM
Washington Park

Come remember loved ones, hear a message of hope and healing, enjoy beautiful music, and witness the lighting of the tree. Honor those who are held in our hearts. Donate in advance to add a light as a symbol of love and remembrance and provides support for Hospice of Dubuque’s mission of compassionate care. Bring a lawn chair due to limited seating. Free. 700 Locust St. 563-582-1220. hospiceofdubuque.org.

Wednesday, May 22

Friends of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library Spring Book Sale
Members Pre-sale:  Wednesday, May 22 @ Noon–6:30 PM
Public Sale:  Thursday, May 23 @ Noon–6:30 PM
Friday, May 24 @ Noon–4:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library Auditorium

The sale features numerous items with great prices including newer fiction, history and biography, games, media and a large selection of children’s books, specialty items, and collectables. All proceeds will directly benefit the Library. Memberships are available at the door. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4313. carnegiestout.org.

Thursday, May 23

Foraging Hike
Thursday, May 23 @ 10:30 AM–12:30 PM
Hoof It (Galena, IL)

Forage alongside the goats as you wander the forest and learn about the wild edibles and non-edibles. From mushrooms to medicinal plants to building a salad and topping it with berries and nuts. Explore the wonders of the forest on this 2-hour journey. No picking/eating allowed. This is an informative experience. Photos and collaboration are encouraged. All ages. $48. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena, IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com.

Friends of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library Spring Book Sale
Thursday, May 23 @ Noon–6:30 PM
Friday, May 24 @ Noon–4:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library Auditorium

The sale features numerous items with great prices including newer fiction, history and biography, games, media and a large selection of children’s books, specialty items, and collectables. All proceeds will directly benefit the Library. Memberships are available at the door. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4313. carnegiestout.org.

Dyersville Farmers Market
Thursdays through October 5: May 23 @ 3–5 PM
Commercial Club Park (Dyersville, IA)

A variety of local and regional offerings. 225 11th St SE, Dyersville, IA. dyersville.org/events.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 12: May 23 @ 5–9:30 PM
Kennedy Mall

Celebrating their 42nd year, cars 1979 and older gather for a 1950s–1960s car show based on American Graffiti with music and door prizes. 555 JFK Rd. 563-588-1406. facebook.com/GarysGraffitiNights.

Youth Climate Action Fund Informational Session
Thursday, May 23 @ 5–7 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teenagers and young adults in Dubuque are invited to learn more about the funding available through the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Youth Climate Action Fund at an informational session next week. Participants can enjoy free pizza, then join a brainstorming session to discuss possible projects. Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Youth Climate Action Fund is a program that provides funding and technical assistance for young people between the ages of 15 and 24 to design, produce, and govern urgent climate solutions. Dubuque was announced as one of 100 cities joining the program last month. The City has received $50,000 to distribute in the form of microgrants. If that funding is fully committed within six months, an additional $100,000 will be made available. Microgrants of between $1,000 and $5,000 are being made available for young adults in Dubuque. Projects may vary in scope, but must align with Dubuque’s 50% by 2030 Climate Action Plan. Details on how to secure one of the grants will also be discussed at the informational session on May 23. Hosted by Sustainable Dubuque and the Multicultural Family Center. 1157 Central Ave. sustainabledubuque.org/ycaf.

East Dubuque Cruisin’ Thursdays: Mississippi Band
Thursdays through September: May 23 @ 5–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL
Open to all years, makes, and models of classic, muscle, and unique cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great food, closed street, open containers, and live music. facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow.

Wanderwood Gardens Educational Session
Thursday, May 23 @ 6–7:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Heinemann Visitor Center

Enjoy a conversation with Jared McGovern, Director of the Wanderwood Gardens: a forest of make-believe and discovery. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Friday, May 24

Friends of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library Spring Book Sale
Friday, May 24 @ Noon–4:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library Auditorium

The sale features numerous items with great prices including newer fiction, history and biography, games, media and a large selection of children’s books, specialty items, and collectables. All proceeds will directly benefit the Library. Memberships are available at the door. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4313. carnegiestout.org.

Stories, Arts & Advice From Activists
Friday, May 24 @ 5–8 PM
Smokestack

The night will feature a viewing of the Emmy award-winning documentary The Janes, an art exhibition, and a panel discussion with Patricia Novak (Riverview Center), Lindsey James (League of Women Voters), and artist Jen Gauerke. The Dubuque Area Arts Collective will host an art exhibition featuring the artwork of Jennifer Gauerke, whose work focuses on the female experience in modern American culture. This event, led by college student Annika Pinchuk, focuses on the stories and experiences of women, artists, and activists advocating for women’s rights, and their efforts, views and self-expression through community, activism, and art. Film at 5 p.m., panel at 7:10 p.m. 62 E 7th St. smokestackdbq.com.

Kickoff to Summer: The LoveMonkeys, For Those About to Yacht, JabberBox
Friday, May 24 @ 6 PM–Midnight
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
The Verlo Mattress Kickoff to Summer returns to Q Casino Back Waters Stage this year. Join the party on Friday, May 24 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Always on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, this year’s party lineup includes a roster of great talent: The LoveMonkeys, For Those About to Yacht, and JabberBox. Hailing from Milwaukee, WI, The LoveMonkeys’ high-energy, jam-packed performances are filled with pop hits, reggae rhythms, and one-of-a-kind medleys. For Those About to Yacht, the Quad Cities’ most entertaining yacht rock band, is here to make America smooth again with the greatest soft hits of the ’70s and ’80s. They are supported by JabberBox. Known for their high-energy performance, they won the Best Band award in BestFest 2013. JabberBox plays all your favorite alternative hits from Theory of a Deadman, Nickelback, Buckcherry, Blink 182, and many more. Cold beer, soda, and great food will be available for purchase. Supporting the Sertoma Club, FFA, Children’s Zoo, and Camp Albrecht Acres. Free. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. MusicAndMoreDBQ.com.

Fusion of Sound Tour
Friday, May 24 @ 7 PM
Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)
A big night of hard rock with Rehab, Scotty Austin from Saving Abel, Seventh Day Slumber, Magdalene Rose, and Endpass. Gate at 6 p.m. $20 ADV/$24 door. 3836 Sandy Hook Rd, Hazel Green, WI. facebook.com/SandyHookTavern.

Saturday, May 25

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: May 25 @ 7 AM–Noon
Saturdays in October: October 5 @ 8 AM–Noon
Around 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, on-site prepared foods, and more. Browse booths from area farmers and vendors while enjoying live music from a variety of musicians. Rain or shine. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Farmers Market
Saturdays through October: May 25 @ 7 AM–Noon
Galena City Hall Parking Lot (Galena, IL)

Find seasonal produce, flowers, maple syrup, baked goods, re-purposed crafts, meat, roasted coffee beans, and more. Rain or shine. 101 Green St, Galena, IL. 563-542-0996. facebook.com/galenafarmersmarket.

Platteville Summer Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: May 25 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find everything from delicious vegetables to a variety of flowers, great gift items to canned preserves, and just about everything in between. All of the products you’ll find are locally grown, harvested, or handmade by local vendors. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Tri State Baseball Cards – 4 C’s Collector’s Show
May 25 @ 9 AM–3 PM
May 26 @ 9 AM–2 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds 4-H Building

Browse 80 tables of cards, coins, comics, and collectibles. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. dbqfair.com.

NPC Mighty Muscle on the Mississippi
Saturday, May 25 @ 5 PM
Five Flags Theater

The NPC Mighty Muscle on the Mississippi is a bodybuilding competition. The event will feature several categories and divisions including Bikini, Classic Physique, Figure, Fitness, Men’s Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, National Physique Committee, Wellness, Women’s Bodybuilding, and Women’s Physique. The event is organized by UPA Events and Bill Carpenter. $43–$53. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Sunday, May 26

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 13: May 26 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club Parking Lot (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, meat, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Tri State Baseball Cards – 4 C’s Collector’s Show
May 26 @ 9 AM–2 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds 4-H Building

Browse 80 tables of cards, coins, comics, and collectibles. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. dbqfair.com.

27th Annual BobFest
Sunday, May 26 @ 11 AM–6 PM
Spring Green General Store (Spring Green, WI)

Start your summer with an all day outdoor music festival celebrating the music of Bob Dylan with 16 groups of local musicians. Serving up Lake Louie Brewing beer, The Cider Farm hard cider, and The Frozen Local ice cream. All ages. Free. 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI. 608-588-7070. SpringGreenGeneralStore.com.

Monday, May 27

East Dubuque Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27 @ 9:30 AM
Downtown East Dubuque, IL

Join East Dubuque veterans groups to honor our past veterans this Memorial Day. Invited to take part are all Veterans groups, service organizations, auto clubs, Heritage Girls, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, school bands, local churches, civic clubs, and area businesses. Parade lineup begins at 9 a.m. on Wall Street. Military services follow at East Dubuque Cemetery. Master of Ceremonies, the Parade Marshall along with other Dignitaries for the day’s events will be announced soon. On Sunday, May 26, Nativity BVM Church in Menominee will hold cemetery services following the 9 a.m. mass. The East Dubuque American Legion Post 787, East Dubuque Drum and Bugle Corp, Galena VFW, Galena American Legion Post #193, and the Galena Generals will participate. The East Dubuque American Legion Post 787 will have poppies for sale on May 24 at Fidelity Bank, Van’s Liquor Store, and Family Beer & Liquor at 2–6 p.m. and on May 25 at Van’s Liquor Store at 8 a.m.–noon. 563-599-1090.

Dubuque Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27 @ Noon
Schmitt Island

Remember of all the men and women who have served our great nation. The parade starts at noon followed by a short memorial service at Veterans Memorial Plaza. Bring your lawn chairs for both events. Purchase food from Happy Hibachi, Polidos, and Hangry Hobo. There will be donation jars at each truck to collect donations for the American Legion Post 6 and Dubuque Marine Corp League funeral details. 563-589-7840. facebook.com/DBQVeteransAffairs.

Memorial Day Concert
Monday, May 27 @ 4 PM
Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)
The Sandy Hook hosts a Barflies Helping Barflies fundraiser featuring the Tiger Kings and The Brews Brothers. 3836 Sandy Hook Rd, Hazel Green, WI. facebook.com/SandyHookTavern.

Tuesday, May 28

Teen Advisory Group: Teen Hangout
May 28, June 25, July 30, and August 27 @ 5:15 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Games, crafts, and more. Explore a craft or activity while providing feedback on making the library a welcoming place for teens. Ages 13–18. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225 x2228. CarnegieStout.org.

Dubuque Area Congregations United Interfaith Meeting & Program
Tuesday, May 28 @ 7–8:15 PM
Fountain of Youth

Caprice Jones will present “What is Impossible by Humankind Is Possible with

God(Allah).” Tour of the center is available. Donations accepted for non-perishable foods, paper products, soaps, and detergents for the Dubuque Food Pantry; collections of “pull tabs” support human trafficking survivors in Iowa; and clean plastic bags for upcoming mat making project. 220 W 7th St. 563-599-4497.

Wednesday, May 29

Dubuque Harley Davidson Bike Nights
Last Wednesday through August: May 29 @ 6–9 PM
McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson

Bikes night aren’t just for bikes anymore! Classic cars, Jeeps, off-road vehicles, or anything with wheels is welcome. $1,000s in prizes each night. Live music, drinks, and food available. 145 N Crescent Ridge. DubuqueHarley-Davidson.com.

Thursday, May 30

Galena Center for the Arts 3rd Annual Golf Outing
Thursday, May 30 @ 1 PM
Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa North Course (Galena, IL)

The tournament includes an 18-hole round of golf for a 4-person team, followed by a light dinner. Games include Flag Prizes, Beat the Pro, and $10,000 Putt Contest. Local businesses and individuals can also sponsor a hole or donate silent auction items. All proceeds from this event will help the Galena Center for the Arts continue their mission to elevate and celebrate regional arts and artists. $400/foursome, $100/individual, $25/dinner only. 400 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL. galenacenterforthearts.com.

Dyersville Farmers Market
Thursdays through October 5: May 30 @ 3–5 PM
Commercial Club Park (Dyersville, IA)

A variety of local and regional offerings. 225 11th St SE, Dyersville, IA. dyersville.org/events.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 12: May 30 @ 5–9:30 PM
Kennedy Mall

Celebrating their 42nd year, cars 1979 and older gather for a 1950s–1960s car show based on American Graffiti with music and door prizes. 555 JFK Rd. 563-588-1406. facebook.com/GarysGraffitiNights.

East Dubuque Cruisin’ Thursdays: Jimmy Welty Band
Thursdays through September: May 30 @ 5–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL
Open to all years, makes, and models of classic, muscle, and unique cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great food, closed street, open containers, and live music. facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow.

Live @ the Plaza: Educator Appreciation
Every Other Thursday through August: May 30 @ 5–8 PM
Green Street Plaza (Galena, IL)
This family-friendly, free-to-attend event will feature beverages from Pecatonica Brewing Company, bites from Pullido’s Food Truck, and music provided by the Danny Parker Project. Visit the Plaza to enjoy live music, food trucks, and community. May’s event will celebrate the educators in our area. All educators are encouraged to come for a chance to enter special giveaways and receive a free “thank you” gift from our partners. Free. 110 Green St, Galena, IL. 815-776-9200. visitgalena.org.

Italian Tomato Galette Cooking Class
Thursday, May 30 @ 6–7 PM
Steeple Square

Learn how to make a rustic pie with Italian flavors from instructor Lynn Kaufman. A galette is a rustic pie that is formed without the use of a tin. Incorporate lots of Italian flavors to make a delicious dish to take home. This is the perfect night out for a date night or a girl’s or guy’s night out. $45. 101 E 15th St. 844-642-2338 x1399. nicc.edu/solutions.

2024 Earth Month in Galena: Preventing Bird-Window Collisions
Thursday, May 30 @ 6 PM
Online
Hosted by Wild Ones of Jo Daviess County. The Galena Green Team has compiled a calendar of earth-friendly events in and around Galena during the month of April and beyond. The list offers everyone a chance to appreciate and give back to nature. This year’s theme is “Connecting You With Nature.” A closer, healthier and sustainable relationship with nature comes through noticing, emotion, finding beauty and meaning, and through compassion. One of the Green Team’s goals is to balance the usual focus on knowledge and identification with these other pathways to nature connection. Free. jodaviesscounty.wildones.org.

Tri-State Wind Symphony: Concert Director Dr. Glenn Pohland
Thursday, May 30 @ 6:15 PM
Alliant Energy Amphitheater

Dubuque’s summer community band, the Tri-State Wind Symphony, celebrates its 30th season with five “Music by the River” concerts. The TSWS band performs American style music in an informal, casual outdoor setting. The Accordion Divas, which are the TSWS warm up group, kick things off at 6:15 p.m. followed by the main event at 7 p.m. Bring a chair, lay on the hill or sit on the rock wall as the 100 plus volunteer adult and student musicians share their time and talents. Rain site: Westminster Presbyterian Church (2155 University Ave.) Free. 600 Star Brewery Dr. tsws.org.

Planet Booty
Thursday, May 30 @ 9 PM
The Lift

Planet Booty is bringing the funk, love, and probably a towel or two to mop up all that sweat to The Lift on Thursday, May 30, at 9 p.m. And guess what? It’s totally free! Hailing from Oakland, CA, Planet Booty is on a mission to spread body positivity, self-love, and enough groove to shake the cosmos and move your soul. They describe their sound as “a divine mixtape of pop, R&B, ’90s house, ’70s funk, and classic hip-hop that might have been made by your strangely attractive high school gym coach.” Led by the indefatigable frontman Dylan Charles Germick (who’s not afraid to out-sweat anyone in the room), alongside Josh Cantero, Rob Gwin, and Blake Ritterman, Planet Booty is here to make you move, laugh, and embrace your beautiful, bootylicious self. Their electrifying performances and unwavering commitment to creating a safe, inclusive space turn every venue into a love-fueled dance party. Fresh off the heels of their latest single and video, “SXFNK,” Planet Booty is gearing up to unleash their infectious blend of electronic beats and live instrumentation upon The Lift stage. We’re big fans of Planet Booty, and we haven’t seen them at The Lift since 2019. Let Thursday night be the gateway to a soul-nourishing experience with Planet Booty that you won’t soon forget.” So, grab your friends, leave your inhibitions at the door, and come join Planet Booty for a night of feel-good vibes, irresistible grooves, and more than a few reminders to love yourself fiercely, no matter what. Free. 180 Main St, Lower Level. facebook.com/theliftdubuque.

Friday, May 31

Italian Happy Hour / Knife Skills
Friday, May 31 @ 6–7:30 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Friday Happy Hour learning to make delicious Italian appetizers while perfecting your knife skills. Appetizers include bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms and focaccia bread. Bring along your favorite beverage and have fun creating these treats. Some items will require baking at home before eating. Each person will need to bring a baking/cookie sheet pan with edges and a 9×9 inch baking pan. $45. 11084 W US HWY 20, Galena, IL. galenaarc.org.

Terra Nova
May 31 and June 1, 7, and 8 @ 7:30 PM
June 2 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room

In the winter of 1911–1912, five Englishmen and five Norwegians raced each other to the bottom of the earth. Only the five Norwegians returned. This is the story of the Englishmen. Terra Nova is based on Capt. Robert Falcon Scott’s 1911–1912 expedition to be first to discover the South Pole. Blending devised scenes and historical fact drawn from Scott’s journals and letters, the play’s action merges scenes of the explorer and his men at various stages of their ordeal, with flashbacks of Scott’s young wife and fateful glimpses of his Norwegian rival, Roald Amundsen, whose party beat Scott to the South Pole. A journey of heroism and honor, in spite of its failure, this play will keep you in suspense to the end. $20. 405 Main St. 563-599-9486. flybynightdubuque.com.

Galena Shakespeare Festival’s 12th Night
May 31–June 2, June 7–9, and June 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
Irish Cottage Fairy Ring (Galena, IL)

Think your life is messy? Wait ’til you see the madness that goes on in 12th Night, Shakespeare’s hottest, most hilarious romantic comedy. Grab a date and join in the enchanting natural amphitheater of the Irish Cottage’s historic fairy ring for cocktails, comedy, true love, drunken fools, saucy barmaids, mouthy jesters, princesses in leather pants, and a healthy dose of eye candy for everyone… all set to the soundtrack of your favorite rom coms from the ‘90s and 2000s. Run time is approximately 90 minutes. Bar will be open from 7 p.m. until 5 minutes before start time and during intermission. Before the show or after, enjoy cool drinks and delicious food at Frank O’ Dowd’s Irish Pub. $25 GA, $15 student/industry. 9853 US-20, Galena, IL. 954-593-8796. GalenaShakes.com.

June 2024

Saturday, June 1

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: June 1 @ 7 AM–Noon
Saturdays in October: October 5 @ 8 AM–Noon
Around 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, on-site prepared foods, and more. Browse booths from area farmers and vendors while enjoying live music from a variety of musicians. Rain or shine. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Farmers Market
Saturdays through October: June 1 @ 7 AM–Noon
Galena City Hall Parking Lot (Galena, IL)

Find seasonal produce, flowers, maple syrup, baked goods, re-purposed crafts, meat, roasted coffee beans, and more. Rain or shine. 101 Green St, Galena, IL. 563-542-0996. facebook.com/galenafarmersmarket.

Potosi Tennyson Driftless Gate Market
Every Other Saturday through September 21: June 1 @ 8 AM–Noon
St. Andrew & Thomas School (Potosi, WI)

The Potosi-Tennyson Market has become a hub for locals and visitors alike, offering a unique shopping experience and an opportunity to meet the people behind the products. The vendors include small farms, artists, hobbyists, crafters, service providers, and more who are all committed to community involvement and help promote local growth. 100 HWY 61, Potosi WI. PotosiTennysonMarket.com.

Platteville Summer Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: June 1 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find everything from delicious vegetables to a variety of flowers, great gift items to canned preserves, and just about everything in between. All of the products you’ll find are locally grown, harvested, or handmade by local vendors. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Annie Auditions
Saturday, June 1 @ 9 AM–Noon
Sunday, June 2 @ 2–7 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. The show features area students in grades 2–12. Show dates are Aug. 7–11. All students will be cast in this production. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-4356. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

DRHS Pet Supply Sale
Saturday, June 1 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Sunday, June 2 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Dubuque Regional Humane Society

This giant pet supply sale will include a variety of items (new and gently-used) such as leashes, collars, harnesses, pet beds, cat trees, assorted pet clothing, pet toys, critter supplies, and more. Cash and credit will be accepted. All of the proceeds from the sale benefit the animals the Dubuque Regional Humane Society cares for. Want to be among the first to shop? Pay a $10 early bird fee and start your shopping at 9 a.m. on June 1. Free, $10 early bird. 4242 Chavenelle Rd. dbqhumane.org.

Belden School Open House & Return of the 1880s Organ
Saturday, June 1 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Belden School (Galena, IL)

Step into a bygone era at the historic 1859 limestone one-room schoolhouse, nestled in The Galena Territory just off Heatherdowns Lane. This charming building has been lovingly preserved to offer a glimpse into the past. Come out and witness the return of the original restored 1800s organ to Belden School. Knowledgeable volunteer docents will greet you with captivating stories about the school’s history, sharing insights into the daily lives of the students who once filled its desks. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a piece of history and connect with the rich heritage of The Galena Territory. Free. 52 Heatherdowns Ln, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. thegalenaterritory.com.

Dubuque Pride Festival
Saturday, June 1 @ Noon–4 PM
Multicultural Family Center

This year’s family-friendly event features entertainment by DJ Buck, local drag troupe Cirque du Buque, and Adam’s Dance Connection, along with bounce houses and face painting for the kids, and numerous vendor and community resource booths. There will be a limited number of free lunches with vegan and gluten-free options available, and an expanded selection of food trucks with options for purchase, including Hibachi Time, Myson’s Tacos & Burritos, ice cream from Sweet Sugar Shack, and many more. Located outside the MFC, the festival features a tented stage and picnic seating, encouraging people to gather in support of Dubuque’s LGBTQ+ community. Presented at the beginning of Pride month, it celebrates the rich culture that LGBTQ+ individuals bring to the city, while reflecting on the historical strides made by the community. It’s a fun and kaleidoscopic atmosphere that also serves as an encouraging safe space for all to gather in support of equality and diversity. Proceeds help fund future Dubuque Pride Festival events, Bi-Monthly Support Groups, and future initiatives such as Ally Training, Quarterly Youth & Adult Social Events, Safe Zone Training and more through the MFC. Free. 1157 Central Ave. mfcdbq.org.

Johnsmith & Dan Sebranek
Saturday, June 1 @ 2–4 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church Of Stockton, IL (Stockton, IL)

Singer, songwriter, poet, storyteller, wordsmith. Johnsmith and Dan Sebranek visit Stockton. Presented by Music on Pearl. $15. 219 N Pearl St, Stockton, IL. uuchurchofstockton.org.

2024 Cicada Emergence Convergence Celebration
Saturday, June 1 @ 4–8 PM
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. (Galena, IL)

If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em! In celebration of the historic 2024 cicada emergence convergence, enjoy a Blaum Bros. specialty cocktail paired with a delicious edible insect snack. Fare will include cicada and cricket delicacies. The Chicago Field Museum’s own Jim Louderman will be on hand to share his knowledge of cicadas and other unusual insects found in our area. Limited quantities. Ages 21+. 109 S Main St, Galena, IL. 815-777-1000. jdcf.org.

Terra Nova
June 1, 7, and 8 @ 7:30 PM
June 2 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room

In the winter of 1911–1912, five Englishmen and five Norwegians raced each other to the bottom of the earth. Only the five Norwegians returned. This is the story of the Englishmen. Terra Nova is based on Capt. Robert Falcon Scott’s 1911–1912 expedition to be first to discover the South Pole. Blending devised scenes and historical fact drawn from Scott’s journals and letters, the play’s action merges scenes of the explorer and his men at various stages of their ordeal, with flashbacks of Scott’s young wife and fateful glimpses of his Norwegian rival, Roald Amundsen, whose party beat Scott to the South Pole. A journey of heroism and honor, in spite of its failure, this play will keep you in suspense to the end. $20. 405 Main St. 563-599-9486. flybynightdubuque.com.

Galena Shakespeare Festival’s 12th Night
June 1–2, June 7–9, and June 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
Irish Cottage Fairy Ring (Galena, IL)

Think your life is messy? Wait ’til you see the madness that goes on in 12th Night, Shakespeare’s hottest, most hilarious romantic comedy. Grab a date and join in the enchanting natural amphitheater of the Irish Cottage’s historic fairy ring for cocktails, comedy, true love, drunken fools, saucy barmaids, mouthy jesters, princesses in leather pants, and a healthy dose of eye candy for everyone… all set to the soundtrack of your favorite rom coms from the ‘90s and 2000s. Run time is approximately 90 minutes. Bar will be open from 7 p.m. until 5 minutes before start time and during intermission. Before the show or after, enjoy cool drinks and delicious food at Frank O’ Dowd’s Irish Pub. $25 GA, $15 student/industry. 9853 US-20, Galena, IL. 954-593-8796. GalenaShakes.com.

Warrant, Firehouse, Lita Ford
Saturday, June 1 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Warrant headlines an evening of ’80s and ‘90s rock. Rounding out this night of high energy rock-n-roll on Warrant’s “Let the Good Times Rock Tour” are special guests Firehouse and Lita Ford. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 8 p.m. At its core, Warrant is an American rock band through and through. Hitting it big in 1989, the Hollywood, CA based band rose through the ranks of the local Sunset Strip scene to the level of multiplatinum selling, chart-topping success. Hits include “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries,” “Heaven,” “Cherry Pie,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “I Saw Red.” Over the course of their career, Warrant has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. Firehouse, which has traveled all over the world entertaining fans for more than 34 years, has produced Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum records in the United States and countries abroad. To date, they have released eight albums and have toured with some of the biggest names in music during their successful, award-winning career. Lita Ford’s career began in 1975 as a founding member and guitarist of the groundbreaking all female group the Runaways. The groups hard rock-punk edge spawned hits like “Cherry Bomb” and “Queens of Noise.” In 1983 Lita launched her career as a solo artist and quickly established herself as the premier female performer in rock and heavy metal. With multiple album releases, she has solidified herself as one of the most influential female performers in the music industry, rightly earning her the title “Queen of Metal.” Q Casino + Resort’s Back Waters Stage presented by MidwestOne Bank returns with a slate of star-studded entertainment. Rain or shine. All ages. $59.99 GA, $69.99 Tailgate. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. BackWatersStage.com.

Sunday, June 2

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 13: June 2 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club Parking Lot (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, meat, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

DRHS Pet Supply Sale
Sunday, June 2 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Dubuque Regional Humane Society

This giant pet supply sale will include a variety of items (new and gently-used) such as leashes, collars, harnesses, pet beds, cat trees, assorted pet clothing, pet toys, critter supplies, and more. Cash and credit will be accepted. All of the proceeds from the sale benefit the animals the Dubuque Regional Humane Society cares for. Want to be among the first to shop? Pay a $10 early bird fee and start your shopping at 9 a.m. on June 1. Free, $10 early bird. 4242 Chavenelle Rd. dbqhumane.org.

Almost Famous Dance: Spring Recital
Sunday, June 2 @ 10 AM and 4 PM
Five Flags Theater

Almost Famous is proud to announce their Spring Dance Recital. The Monticello show begins at 10 a.m. followed by the Dyersville show at 4 p.m. $18–$28. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Monk’s Maker’s Market
Sunday, June 2 @ Noon–4 PM
Monk’s

Support and highlight local artisans and their craft at this outdoor market. Expect to see a wide variety of vendors which means there will be something for everyone. And don’t forget, there will be some live music while you hang out. 373 Bluff St. facebook.com/MonksKaffeePub.

Annie Auditions
Sunday, June 2 @ 2–7 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. The show features area students in grades 2–12. Show dates are Aug. 7–11. All students will be cast in this production. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-4356. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Terra Nova
June 2 @ 2 PM
June 7 and 8 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room

In the winter of 1911–1912, five Englishmen and five Norwegians raced each other to the bottom of the earth. Only the five Norwegians returned. This is the story of the Englishmen. Terra Nova is based on Capt. Robert Falcon Scott’s 1911–1912 expedition to be first to discover the South Pole. Blending devised scenes and historical fact drawn from Scott’s journals and letters, the play’s action merges scenes of the explorer and his men at various stages of their ordeal, with flashbacks of Scott’s young wife and fateful glimpses of his Norwegian rival, Roald Amundsen, whose party beat Scott to the South Pole. A journey of heroism and honor, in spite of its failure, this play will keep you in suspense to the end. $20. 405 Main St. 563-599-9486. flybynightdubuque.com.

Music in the Gardens: Whiskey Road
Sundays through August: June 2 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Whiskey Road combines the best classic, Southern, and country rock. The 32nd season boasts 13 weeks of family-friendly music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net/music-in-the-gardens.

Galena Shakespeare Festival’s 12th Night
June 2, June 7–9, and June 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
Irish Cottage Fairy Ring (Galena, IL)

Think your life is messy? Wait ’til you see the madness that goes on in 12th Night, Shakespeare’s hottest, most hilarious romantic comedy. Grab a date and join in the enchanting natural amphitheater of the Irish Cottage’s historic fairy ring for cocktails, comedy, true love, drunken fools, saucy barmaids, mouthy jesters, princesses in leather pants, and a healthy dose of eye candy for everyone… all set to the soundtrack of your favorite rom coms from the ‘90s and 2000s. Run time is approximately 90 minutes. Bar will be open from 7 p.m. until 5 minutes before start time and during intermission. Before the show or after, enjoy cool drinks and delicious food at Frank O’ Dowd’s Irish Pub. $25 GA, $15 student/industry. 9853 US-20, Galena, IL. 954-593-8796. GalenaShakes.com.

Tuesday, June 4

Young Riders Kid’s Corral
June 4 and 5 @ 9 AM–2 PM
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)

Each riders will be assigned a horse for the two-day camp. They will have hours of hands-on horse time including grooming, riding lessons (grouped by skill level), horsemanship training and trail riding. Additionally, they will experience the care aspect of riding—cleaning stalls and tack, feeding and watering the horses. On the second day, riders will have their lunch out on the trail. Upon completion, children will go home with a lifetime of memories, a Grab Life by the Reins t-shirt, a Young Riders Achievement report, and a certificate of completion. Ages 8–12. $250. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-9550. shenandoahridingcenter.com.

Early Explorers
1st Tuesday: June 4 @ 10–11 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. RSVP suggested. $10/toddler Non-members; $8/toddler members; adults free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x222. RiverMuseum.org/early-explorers.

Wednesday, June 5

Hot Dish Casserole Cozy–Adult Sewing Class
Wednesday, June 5 @ 9 AM–Noon
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

This casserole cozy is very practical, and hot food looks beautiful on the table served in one of these cozies. Tabletop is protected, and the handles on the ends protect hands from the hot dish. An excellent and unique feature of this casserole cozy is that it folds flat for easy storage. This method of making this cozy is much easier, faster, and less costly than what the pattern instructs. Cozy holds a standard 9 x 13 glass baking dish. $35. 11084 W US HWY 20, Galena, IL. galenaarc.org/adult-sewing.

Farm Vet for a Day
Wednesday, June 5 @ 9:30 AM–2:30 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)
Berning Acres farm veterinarians Dr. Jen and Dr. Molly from Veterinary Associates offer an amazing, interactive, one-of-a-kind farm vet experience for a day. Participants will learn and utilize animal handling basics. They will also interact with hands-on learning covering topic such as basic anatomy and physiology of farm animals, common farm animal diseases and how to recognize symptoms, first-aid care, nutrition and feeding, and preventative measures to keep animals healthy and well cared for. Plus, they will perform real-life field demonstrations, such as routine veterinary procedures. Ages 13–18. $115. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. BerningAcres.com/visit.

Women’s Giving Circle Gifts & Grants Celebration
Wednesday, June 5 @ 5–7 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Join for a celebration of the Women’s Giving Circle community and collective impact. Enjoy charcuterie, soda, and wine; recognition of the 2024 grant recipients; and time to connect and socialize. RSVP by May 31. $20. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-588-2700. dbqfoundation.org.

Dubuque Area Humanists Social Hour
1st Wednesday: June 5 @ 6 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Enjoy a craft beer and join the Dubuque Area Humanists for lively, informed discussions centered around values, philosophy, and life experiences. Free. 333 E. 10th St. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

Glenn Miller Orchestra: In The Mood?
Wednesday, June 5 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Theater

The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra perform their greatest hits including “In The Mood”, “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, “American Patrol”, “A String Of Pearls”, “Little Brown Jug”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000”, Tuxedo Junction”, and of course their theme song “Moonlight Serenade.” The 17 member orchestra, their lead singers, and vocal group will perform their catalog of big band classics just the way they would have over 80 years ago when Glenn Miller stood in front of his band. It is a show that continues to transport audiences back in time and is as nostalgic as it is exciting. Touring continuously since 1956, The Glenn Miller Orchestra is featured in over 200 concerts and dances per year. Each performance includes the timeless classics that made them famous the world over in a show that has moved audiences for generations. $48–$68. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Thursday, June 6

Farm Camp
Session 1: June 6 & 7 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 2: June 10 & 12 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 3: June 11 & 13 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 4: June 17 & 19 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 5: June 18 & 20 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 6: June 24 & 25 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

The two-day camp is all hands-on and interactive learning while kids mOOving and learning. Campers will have a few morning chores to attend to like feeding the animals or collecting the eggs from the chicken coop. There will be structured time each day to interact with and learn about the animals on the farm including the cows, calves, goats, sheep, and farm dogs, Lacey and Hazel. An organized activity each day may include making ice cream or butter from scratch, outdoor games and races, scavenger hunts, and seek n finds. Plus, pony rides and hay ride to boot. $150. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day
Thursday, June 6 @ 9 AM–2:30 PM
National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (Peosta, IA)

Your child will learn how to stay safe around farm equipment and machinery. $5. 8342 NICC Dr, Peosta, IA. 844-642-2338 x1399. nicc.edu/solutions.

Mini Riders Kid’s Corral
June 6 and 7 @ 9 AM–Noon
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)

Through games, activities, and a whole lot of hands-on time, children will learn to groom, halter, lead and tie-up horses. Each day they will also be given a group riding lesson. Day two will conclude with a pony parade by the mini riders for the family to watch. Children will go home with a lifetime of memories, a Grab Life by the Reins t-shirt, a Mini Rider Kids Corral achievement report, and a certificate of completion. Ages 5–7. $175. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-9550. shenandoahridingcenter.com.

Dyersville Farmers Market
Thursdays through October 5: June 6 @ 3–5 PM
Commercial Club Park (Dyersville, IA)

A variety of local and regional offerings. 225 11th St SE, Dyersville, IA. dyersville.org/events.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 12: June 6 @ 5–9:30 PM
Kennedy Mall

Celebrating their 42nd year, cars 1979 and older gather for a 1950s–1960s car show based on American Graffiti with music and door prizes. 555 JFK Rd. 563-588-1406. facebook.com/GarysGraffitiNights.

Taste of Summer Series
June 6, June 27, and August 1 @ 5–9 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
A “Taste of Dubuque” scaled down… but three times! Free to attend, enjoy mouth-watering food favorites from a handful of great food trucks and two live bands each night. 6/6: Myson’s Tacos & Burritos, Hibachi Time, Moski’s BBQ, Koppes Creations, and Hot Diggity Dogz plus music by Ace Jones and Unicorn Fist; 6/27: Adobos, Versus, Happi Hibachi, and Elle & Becks Gelato plus music by Tough Cookie and Tapestry; and 8/1: Caroline’s Restaurant, Birds Chicken Food Truck, Magoo’s Pizza, and Vesperman Farms Ice Cream Truck plus Boys of Lloyd and TBD. Awards for best dishes each time. Free to attend. 350 E 3rd St. RiverMuseum.org.

East Dubuque Cruisin’ Thursdays: The Resistors
Thursdays through September: June 6 @ 5–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL
Open to all years, makes, and models of classic, muscle, and unique cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great food, closed street, open containers, and live music. facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow.

Friday, June 7

Food Festival Fridays
1st Friday through September: June 7 @ 11 AM–2 PM
Washington Park

Join area food vendors in Washington Park for a lunchtime food fest. 365ink Magazine brings the perfect side dish to your chicken sandwich, pizza, or coffee: local, live music! June 7 hosts Birds., Hibachi Time, Dinger’s D’Lite’s, Rockin’ 5k BBQ, Magoo’s Pizza, and Elle & Beck’s Coffee & Gelato and music by Ralph Kluseman. July 5 sees Birds., Hibachi Time, Rockin’ 5k BBQ, and Elle & Beck’s Coffee & Gelato and music by John Moran. Aug. 2 features Birds., Hibachi Time, Dinger’s D’Lite’s, Magoo’s Pizza, Bob & Lou’s, and Elle & Beck’s Coffee & Gelato and music by Joie Wails. The festival closes out on Sept. 6 with Birds., Hibachi Time, Dinger’s D’Lite’s, Magoo’s Pizza, and Bob & Lou’s and music by Sarah Day. Hosted by Dubuque Main Street and sponsored by MidWestOne Bank. Free. 700 Locust St. dubuquemainstreet.com.

First Fridays: Stoned Art Studio and Gallery
Friday, June 7 @ Noon–8 PM
Stoned Art Studio and Gallery

Showcasing the art and Driftless Region photography of Henry Matthiessen III. Stop by see art, meet artists, touch the artist in you. Refreshments will be on hand. First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Free. 1800 Central Ave. stonedartstudio.com.

First Fridays: Widdershins Artisan Gallery
Friday, June 7 @ Noon–8 PM
Widdershins Artisan Gallery

Widdershins Artisan Gallery at Bear Dancer Studios features artwork by local, regional, and national artists including Mark Dierker, John Potter, Debra Sullivan, Sara Mess, and Dan Alderman. Enjoy the comfy vintage furniture while listening to classic rock tunes. Refreshments will be available. First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Free. 2204 Central Ave. WiddershinsGallery.com.

First Fridays: JoAnne Hauser Warren
Friday, June 7 @ 4:30–7:30 PM
Outside the Lines Art Gallery

OTLAG will be featuring prints and original paintings by the late JoAnne Hauser Warren of Cuba City, WI. JoAnne was a local watercolor painter and shared her many talents and joyful personality with everyone she met. This year marks 10 years since her passing. OTLAG is honored to host this show. First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Free. 1101 Main St. 563-583-9343. otlag@aol.com.

First Fridays: @ Home CSEI Photovoice
Friday, June 7 @ 5–8 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Join Community Solutions of Eastern Iowa at Dubuque Museum of Art for a unique First Fridays Photovoice exhibition opening. The exhibit will showcase varying perspectives of what home means for 21 local amateur photographers. CSEI’s mission of addressing homelessness and housing instability is the reason they chose the prompt of @Home. Home could be your favorite place to be or a place you wish you didn’t need to be, it could be a community, a pet, or a person. Photovoice is a storytelling technique used to put the camera in the hands of ordinary people to explore and share their perspectives on a certain topic or subject. Photographer introductions at 6 p.m. On display June 1–July 21. First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Free. 701 Locust St. dbqart.org.

Relay For Life of Dubuque
Friday, June 7 @ 5:30–9 PM
Port of Dubuque

Relay For Life is a team fundraising event dedicated to helping the American Cancer Society end cancer as we know it, for everyone. Come out to support and celebrate our community’s cancer survivors and caregivers. The event will include a free meal for survivors and their caregivers, food trucks, kids activities, survivor and caregiver celebrations, and more. Then, join at 8:30 p.m. for the luminaria ceremony to honor those who are still fighting cancer today and remember those we have lost. Free. 501 Bell St. 678-677-3988. RelayForLife.org/DubuqueIA.

First Fridays: Flyover Country by Susan Becker and Tides of Mentorship: Between Water and Land by John Hitchcock and Adriana Barrios
Friday, June 7 @ 5:30–9:30 PM
Voices Studios

Flyover Country by Susan Becker reflects not only her technical skill but also a deep connection to the rural environment that has shaped her life for over three decades. Tides of Mentorship: Between Water and Land offers a compelling dialogue between two artists—teacher John Hitchcock and student Adriana Barrios—each exploring distinct facets of human connection to the environment. Exhibitions continue through July 28. Artist talks at 6 p.m. First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Free. 1585 Central Ave. voicesstudios.org.

First Fridays: Driftless Reflections by Matthew Adams
Friday, June 7 @ 6–8 PM
Planted.

Using a classic 1980s film camera, Driftless Reflections captures the essence of everyday life in the Driftless region, evoking a sense of nostalgia and wonder. Matthew Adams is a film photographer hailing from Dubuque. Matthew credits his love for photography to his father, who carries a camera everywhere. While Matthew started when digital was becoming prevalent, he has discovered a love for film photography over the last few years. He has been dedicated to developing his craft, first by buying film cameras and eventually learning to develop the film himself at home. Matt enjoys the longer process of film, “There’s something nice about having to wait to see the result. If I get lazy about developing I might wait long enough that I forget what was on a roll, and then it’s a nice surprise when I process it. If something doesn’t turn out that just means I get to take another trip to visit a place I enjoyed.” On display June 5–July 2. First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Free. 245 W 1st St. 563-239-9289. planteddbq.com.

Honey Tasting 101
Friday, June 7 @ 6–7 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Did you know that there are over 300 flavors of honey in the United States? Yet, many people have only tasted clover honey from the grocery store. Come and explore the fascinating world of honey. At this one-hour guided honey tasting, your “bee-rista” will start out with some fun and engaging honey and bee trivia to start the “buzz.” Next, you will hear from Galena ARC’s beekeeper to learn a bit about the magic of how bees make honey, and then move to the sweet stuff—the honey tasting! You will taste a variety of honeys ranging from light to medium to dark color profiles. Use a honey flavor wheel and a honey color chart to explore the wide variety of aromas, colors, and flavors of honeys, as you try to put words to what you see, smell, and taste. Each attendee will track their impressions of each honey on a scorecard and will compare and discuss these. You will also get to experience a variety of textures, including creamed and crystalized honeys, and honey direct from the comb. All ages. $25. 10084 W US HWY 20, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. galenaarc.org/honey-tasting101.

First Fridays: Art of Pride
Friday, June 7 @ 7–11 PM
Smokestack

The Dubuque Area Arts Collective (DAAC) is excited to announce their partnership with DBQ Pride for the June exhibition, Art Of Pride, in celebration of Pride Month. This inaugural exhibition invites LGBTQ+ identified artists and allies from the area to share their unique creative perspectives on the queer experience in the Midwest. The art embodies the queer experience, challenges traditional boundaries that have oppressed queer individuals, and simply serves as expressions of creativity by LGBTQ+ artists. Artists interested in participating can visit DubuqueArts.com/art-of-pride to submit works related to queer identity, queer resistance, queer community, and/or queer joy. The submission deadline is May 23. First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Free. 62 E 7th St. DubuqueArts.com/art-of-pride.

Terra Nova
June 7 and 8 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room

In the winter of 1911–1912, five Englishmen and five Norwegians raced each other to the bottom of the earth. Only the five Norwegians returned. This is the story of the Englishmen. Terra Nova is based on Capt. Robert Falcon Scott’s 1911–1912 expedition to be first to discover the South Pole. Blending devised scenes and historical fact drawn from Scott’s journals and letters, the play’s action merges scenes of the explorer and his men at various stages of their ordeal, with flashbacks of Scott’s young wife and fateful glimpses of his Norwegian rival, Roald Amundsen, whose party beat Scott to the South Pole. A journey of heroism and honor, in spite of its failure, this play will keep you in suspense to the end. $20. 405 Main St. 563-599-9486. flybynightdubuque.com.

Galena Shakespeare Festival’s 12th Night
June 7–9, and June 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
Irish Cottage Fairy Ring (Galena, IL)

Think your life is messy? Wait ’til you see the madness that goes on in 12th Night, Shakespeare’s hottest, most hilarious romantic comedy. Grab a date and join in the enchanting natural amphitheater of the Irish Cottage’s historic fairy ring for cocktails, comedy, true love, drunken fools, saucy barmaids, mouthy jesters, princesses in leather pants, and a healthy dose of eye candy for everyone… all set to the soundtrack of your favorite rom coms from the ‘90s and 2000s. Run time is approximately 90 minutes. Bar will be open from 7 p.m. until 5 minutes before start time and during intermission. Before the show or after, enjoy cool drinks and delicious food at Frank O’ Dowd’s Irish Pub. $25 GA, $15 student/industry. 9853 US-20, Galena, IL. 954-593-8796. GalenaShakes.com.

Women’s Wellness Retreat
June 7–9
Tacktics Galena (Galena, IL)

Ready to break free and take lead in your life? The Tacktics Women’s Wellness Retreat is a weekend devoted to uncovering and empowering your authentic self. With the help of horses and nature, paired with their group of supportive women and knowledgeable presenters, you will find yourself being present in each moment and focusing on who you are. Immerse yourself in three days of breakthroughs, life-changing transformation, and a whole lot of fun! Leave refreshed, ready to take control, and lead the life you desire. At this retreat, you will connect with other women, and horses, that will help you gain clarity in how you see yourself, who you are, and how you envision your next steps. It sets the stage of breaking free from what’s holding you back, embracing your authentic self, and gaining the courage to take a lead in your life. Let your soul run free and embark on a life-changing adventure in beautiful Galena, IL. $399 Classic Package, $599 VIP. 9997 W Deininger Lane, Galena, IL. 815-281-3145. tacktics-galena.com.

Saturday, June 8

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: June 8 @ 7 AM–Noon
Saturdays in October: October 5 @ 8 AM–Noon
Around 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, on-site prepared foods, and more. Browse booths from area farmers and vendors while enjoying live music from a variety of musicians. Rain or shine. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Farmers Market
Saturdays through October: June 8 @ 7 AM–Noon
Galena City Hall Parking Lot (Galena, IL)

Find seasonal produce, flowers, maple syrup, baked goods, re-purposed crafts, meat, roasted coffee beans, and more. Rain or shine. 101 Green St, Galena, IL. 563-542-0996. facebook.com/galenafarmersmarket.

18th Annual Grandview Gallop
Saturday, June 8 @ 8 AM
Murphy Park & Grandview Avenue

The Grandview Gallop will look a little different this year. Due to road construction, the event will take place entirely on the east side of Highway 61/151 on Grandview Ave. Start and finish will be at Murphy Park. There is a 4-mile event for all ages and a 1-mile event for youth 12 and younger. Both races are chip timed. Overall and age group awards in addition to free shoe drawings. $31 Adult, $20 youth. 563-599-5198. grandviewgallop.com.

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

Find everything from delicious vegetables to a variety of flowers, great gift items to canned preserves, and just about everything in between. All of the products you’ll find are locally grown, harvested, or handmade by local vendors. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Jazzercise in the Park
Saturday, June 8 @ 8:45 AM
Washington Park

Channel your inner dance diva for a free dance party workout. Rain site at 2095 Kerper Blvd. Free. 700 Locust St. 563-542-3602. jazzercise.ann@gmail.com.

She Unites Recess: Kayaking
Saturday, June 8 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
Mud Lake

The guide from Dubuque County Conservation will take you on an hour-and-a-half or so paddle on the easy current of the Mississippi backwaters. All are welcome regardless of experience. There are 18 kayaks available for free rental through the county. Two time slots are available. RSVP required. Free. sheunitesiowa.com.

The Stained Glass Windows of Shalom Chapel
Saturday, June 8 @ 10–11 AM
Shalom Spirituality Center
Come for a spiritual experience as you soak in the glorious colors of the stained-glass windows in the Shalom Spirituality Center chapel. Learn their stories through scripture and history. Led by Janice Hoffman, OSF. RSVP by June 7. Free. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.

Traveling Lantern Theater Company
Saturday, June 8 @ 10 AM
Legacy Square Amphitheater (Dyersville, IA)

The Traveling Lantern Theater Company presents “The Quest for the Kakapo.” Crikey! Join the Caterpillar Hunter on another exciting adventure as he travels around the world to rescue the Kakapo, a rare endangered parrot from New Zealand. 563-875-8912. dyersville.lib.ia.us.

Clarinet Day
Saturday, June 8 @ 10:30 AM–5:30 PM
Centrally Rooted

A jam-packed day filled with all things clarinet! Clarinetist Ana Maria Locke will be guiding intermediate clarinetists in a master class, a fundamentals workshop, and exploring performance anxiety. Vocalist and trained yoga instructor, Megan Gloss, will be offering a Yoga for Musicians class to begin the day. Youth will participate in an end of the day free clarinet choir performance for all to enjoy! Upon completion of Clarinet Day each clarinetist will be eligible for one free lesson with Ana Maria at Centrally Rooted. Participants must have at least 2 years of playing experience on the clarinet to join this event. This requirement ensures that the music chosen will be challenging but positive for all participants involved. Additionally, there will be four 15-minute spots available for participants to sign up and perform for the Master Class portion of the day’s events. Those slots will be given on a first come, first served basis to those who complete the form and payment. Ages 14–18. $50. 2230 Central Ave. centrallyrooted.com.

Galena Pride Picnic
Saturday, June 8 @ Noon–5 PM
Grant Park (Galena, IL)
The Galena Public Library District presents prideful fun with vendors, live music, a drag show, family activities, lawn games, food, drink, ice cream, and more. 625 Park Ave, Galena, IL. GalenaLibrary.org/PridePicnic.

Fairy Houses
Saturday, June 8 @ 1–5 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Make a fairy house out of natural materials like wood, acorns, nut shells, bark, pinecones, and twigs. Attendees are invited to display their fairy house on the Belden School Fairy Walk in the Galena Territory on June 15. Ages 6–14. $35. 11084 W US HWY 20, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

Women & Soil
Saturday, June 8 @ 1–5 PM
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA) and Online

Historically, women have been an underserved group in agriculture and other soil-related fields of study. Learn how women can make a difference, in conservation, here in the Midwest and across the world. Speakers are lined up for an afternoon of education and networking. Get inspired, learn from top-notch female soil health experts, and grow your knowledge. Learn about soil health, conservation and resources. Together with ISU Extension, Impact 7G, Practical Farmers of Iowa, the Soil Food Web School, and the Field of Dreams; Women, Land and Legacy is hosting a one-of-a kind and unique experience this summer. This event is also supported by the Soil and Water Conservation Society. An additional networking opportunity will follow this event at Textile Brewery. 28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA. extension.iastate.edu/delaware/women-soil.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Shows
Every Other Saturday through August 17: June 8 @ 4 PM
South of Lock 12 (Bellevue, IA)
Watch Bellevue’s own water ski show team for free along Riverview St. Enjoy great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, great music, and powerful towboats. They are one of only four water ski show teams in Iowa and the only one to perform on the Mississippi River. Check them out north of Lock 12 for practice or south of Lock 12 for one of their shows. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat or safety crew member, support staff, and much more. Free. facebook.com/SkiBellevue.

Terra Nova
June 8 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room

In the winter of 1911–1912, five Englishmen and five Norwegians raced each other to the bottom of the earth. Only the five Norwegians returned. This is the story of the Englishmen. Terra Nova is based on Capt. Robert Falcon Scott’s 1911–1912 expedition to be first to discover the South Pole. Blending devised scenes and historical fact drawn from Scott’s journals and letters, the play’s action merges scenes of the explorer and his men at various stages of their ordeal, with flashbacks of Scott’s young wife and fateful glimpses of his Norwegian rival, Roald Amundsen, whose party beat Scott to the South Pole. A journey of heroism and honor, in spite of its failure, this play will keep you in suspense to the end. $20. 405 Main St. 563-599-9486. flybynightdubuque.com.

Galena Shakespeare Festival’s 12th Night
June 8–9, and June 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
Irish Cottage Fairy Ring (Galena, IL)

Think your life is messy? Wait ’til you see the madness that goes on in 12th Night, Shakespeare’s hottest, most hilarious romantic comedy. Grab a date and join in the enchanting natural amphitheater of the Irish Cottage’s historic fairy ring for cocktails, comedy, true love, drunken fools, saucy barmaids, mouthy jesters, princesses in leather pants, and a healthy dose of eye candy for everyone… all set to the soundtrack of your favorite rom coms from the ‘90s and 2000s. Run time is approximately 90 minutes. Bar will be open from 7 p.m. until 5 minutes before start time and during intermission. Before the show or after, enjoy cool drinks and delicious food at Frank O’ Dowd’s Irish Pub. $25 GA, $15 student/industry. 9853 US-20, Galena, IL. 954-593-8796. GalenaShakes.com.

Stargazing in The Galena Territory
June 8 @ 8:30–10:30 PM
July 6 @ 8:30–10:30 PM
August 3 @ 8:30–10:30 PM
September 7 @ 7:30–9:30 PM
October 26 @ 6–8 PM
The Galena Territory Association Owners’ Club Parking Lot (Galena, IL)

Enjoy an unforgettable evening under the stars at this stargazing event. Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or a curious beginner, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the constellations, stars, and fascinating stories behind them from experienced professional and amateur astronomers. Bring your telescope or observe through those provided and explore the wonders of the night sky. Don’t forget to pack a lawn chair or blanket for comfortable seating; remember that the event is weather-dependent. Come and be amazed by the beauty and mysteries of the universe. Free. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. thegalenaterritory.com.

Women’s Wellness Retreat
June 8–9
Tacktics Galena (Galena, IL)

Ready to break free and take lead in your life? The Tacktics Women’s Wellness Retreat is a weekend devoted to uncovering and empowering your authentic self. With the help of horses and nature, paired with their group of supportive women and knowledgeable presenters, you will find yourself being present in each moment and focusing on who you are. Immerse yourself in three days of breakthroughs, life-changing transformation, and a whole lot of fun! Leave refreshed, ready to take control, and lead the life you desire. At this retreat, you will connect with other women, and horses, that will help you gain clarity in how you see yourself, who you are, and how you envision your next steps. It sets the stage of breaking free from what’s holding you back, embracing your authentic self, and gaining the courage to take a lead in your life. Let your soul run free and embark on a life-changing adventure in beautiful Galena, IL. $399 Classic Package, $599 VIP. 9997 W Deininger Lane, Galena, IL. 815-281-3145. tacktics-galena.com.

Sunday, June 9

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 13: June 9 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club Parking Lot (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, meat, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Horse Play
Sunday, June 9 @ 10–11:15 AM
Sunday, June 23 @ 10–11:15 AM
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)

What do horses eat? Do they have special diets? What do we do if a horse needs to see a vet? These are just a few examples of what you’ll discuss during your visit to Shenandoah Riding Center. Shenandoah’s horses absolutely love attention, making them the perfect introduction to interacting with equines for younger or more apprehensive humans, families or groups. Over the course of your visit, you will engage in several different horse-related activities. You will groom, tack, and lead the horses around the property. There will also be a tour of the barn, showing visitors the functions of a farm and what it takes to care for these amazing animals. Children under 12 need to be accompanied by a paying adult. $25. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-9550. shenandoahridingcenter.com.

Plant Journal 101 Workshop
Sunday, June 9 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Heinemann Visitor Center

Learn how to apply botanical-observational skills to a hand-crafted journal utilizing simple drawing techniques, watercolor pencils, and pens for basic line work. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Team Puzzle Palooza
Sunday, June 9 @ 1 PM
Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)

Complete a 1000 piece puzzles and consume a 30 pack of beer, 1 large pizza, 1 bag of chips with dip, and 1 block of cheddar cheese with crackers. The first team to finish all wins 50% of the registration with the remainder going to the Barflies Helping Barflies Scholarship Fund. Four person teams. Registration at noon. 3510 Sandy Hook Rd, Hazel Green, WI. facebook.com/sandyhooktavern.

Music in the Gardens: Elton Jeff & the Honky Cats
Sundays through August: June 9 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
An Elton John experience. The 32nd season boasts 13 weeks of family-friendly music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net/music-in-the-gardens.

Galena Shakespeare Festival’s 12th Night
June 7–9, and June 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
Irish Cottage Fairy Ring (Galena, IL)

Think your life is messy? Wait ’til you see the madness that goes on in 12th Night, Shakespeare’s hottest, most hilarious romantic comedy. Grab a date and join in the enchanting natural amphitheater of the Irish Cottage’s historic fairy ring for cocktails, comedy, true love, drunken fools, saucy barmaids, mouthy jesters, princesses in leather pants, and a healthy dose of eye candy for everyone… all set to the soundtrack of your favorite rom coms from the ‘90s and 2000s. Run time is approximately 90 minutes. Bar will be open from 7 p.m. until 5 minutes before start time and during intermission. Before the show or after, enjoy cool drinks and delicious food at Frank O’ Dowd’s Irish Pub. $25 GA, $15 student/industry. 9853 US-20, Galena, IL. 954-593-8796. GalenaShakes.com.

Women’s Wellness Retreat
June 9
Tacktics Galena (Galena, IL)

Ready to break free and take lead in your life? The Tacktics Women’s Wellness Retreat is a weekend devoted to uncovering and empowering your authentic self. With the help of horses and nature, paired with their group of supportive women and knowledgeable presenters, you will find yourself being present in each moment and focusing on who you are. Immerse yourself in three days of breakthroughs, life-changing transformation, and a whole lot of fun! Leave refreshed, ready to take control, and lead the life you desire. At this retreat, you will connect with other women, and horses, that will help you gain clarity in how you see yourself, who you are, and how you envision your next steps. It sets the stage of breaking free from what’s holding you back, embracing your authentic self, and gaining the courage to take a lead in your life. Let your soul run free and embark on a life-changing adventure in beautiful Galena, IL. $399 Classic Package, $599 VIP. 9997 W Deininger Lane, Galena, IL. 815-281-3145. tacktics-galena.com.

Monday, June 10

Nature Play Camp
June 10–12 @ 9 AM–Noon
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Heinemann Visitor Center

During this 3-hour program, students will have the opportunity to explore and discover various beautiful gardens and natural areas. Mindful Musicians joins during group circle each day to promote positive brain health and coping skills through song. Certified teachers will be facilitating the students throughout the program. This is a student drop-off program. Ages 3–5. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Farm Camp
Session 2: June 10 & 12 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 3: June 11 & 13 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 4: June 17 & 19 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 5: June 18 & 20 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 6: June 24 & 25 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

The two-day camp is all hands-on and interactive learning while kids mOOving and learning. Campers will have a few morning chores to attend to like feeding the animals or collecting the eggs from the chicken coop. There will be structured time each day to interact with and learn about the animals on the farm including the cows, calves, goats, sheep, and farm dogs, Lacey and Hazel. An organized activity each day may include making ice cream or butter from scratch, outdoor games and races, scavenger hunts, and seek n finds. Plus, pony rides and hay ride to boot. $150. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

Butterfly Tent
Monday, June 10 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
Dubuque County Library Asbury Branch (Asbury, IA)

Encounter and feed live butterflies at Absolute Science’s butterfly tents. Learn about the butterfly lifecycle with interactive activity tables. All ages. 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Asbury, IA. 563-582-0008. dubcolib.org/events.

Tuesday, June 11

Farm Camp
Session 3: June 11 & 13 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 4: June 17 & 19 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 5: June 18 & 20 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 6: June 24 & 25 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

The two-day camp is all hands-on and interactive learning while kids mOOving and learning. Campers will have a few morning chores to attend to like feeding the animals or collecting the eggs from the chicken coop. There will be structured time each day to interact with and learn about the animals on the farm including the cows, calves, goats, sheep, and farm dogs, Lacey and Hazel. An organized activity each day may include making ice cream or butter from scratch, outdoor games and races, scavenger hunts, and seek n finds. Plus, pony rides and hay ride to boot. $150. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

BESTIE Club: Tiny Art
Tuesday, June 11 @ 6 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Visit the library for BESTIE Club (Bonding & Eating Snacks Together Is Excellent) and to spend some time with your favorite adult—Mom, Dad, Auntie, cousin, whoever—and make cool art, eat snacks, and learn something new. New artsy activities will be featured each month. Supplies are limited. Ages 10+ with an adult. RSVP required. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225 x2228. CarnegieStout.org.

Wednesday, June 12

Shalom Annual Picnic on the Hill
Wednesday, June 12 @ 11:30 AM–1 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center
Enjoy one of your first picnic lunches of the season in the dining room, outside on the beautiful deck, or find yourself in a peaceful spot on the hill. The menu will include traditional summer fare. Come with friends, bring your family, or spend a peaceful lunch hour alone. The lovely atmosphere and a delicious meal are great ways to welcome the summer season. RSVP by June 5. $10 Adults, $5 ages 5 and younger. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.

Thursday, June 13

Annual International Woodcarvers Congress
June 13–15 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)

Hundreds of carvings will be submitted into competition to be judged. This one-of-a-kind event showcases the vast variety of wood carving forms and subjects and is a wonderful display of what can be done with wood. $5 Adults, $4 seniors, free ages 12 and younger. 1212 E Quarry St, Maquoketa, IA. 608-712-2989. woodcarverscongress.org.

Dyersville Farmers Market
Thursdays through October 5: June 13 @ 3–5 PM
Commercial Club Park (Dyersville, IA)

A variety of local and regional offerings. 225 11th St SE, Dyersville, IA. dyersville.org/events.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 12: June 13 @ 5–9:30 PM
Kennedy Mall

Celebrating their 42nd year, cars 1979 and older gather for a 1950s–1960s car show based on American Graffiti with music and door prizes. 555 JFK Rd. 563-588-1406. facebook.com/GarysGraffitiNights.

Millwork Night Market
2nd Thursday through October: June 13 @ 5–8 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St

This independent farmers’ market features local food, foods, original artists, live entertainment, and craft beer. Their goal is to connect shoppers with the amazing farmers, producers, artists, and artisans that we have in the Tri-State area, while also providing a unique nightlife experience. Smoke-free and pet-free. BYO water bottle, reusable grocery bags, and lawn chairs. MillworkNightMarket.com.

East Dubuque Cruisin’ Thursdays: Renegade
Thursdays through September: June 13 @ 5–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL
Open to all years, makes, and models of classic, muscle, and unique cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great food, closed street, open containers, and live music. facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow.

Live @ the Plaza: Amazing for All
Every Other Thursday through August: June 13 @ 5–8 PM
Green Street Plaza (Galena, IL)
This family-friendly, free-to-attend event will feature beverages from Galena Cellars, sweet treats from Udderly Delicious, and music provided by Liliana Asta. Visit the Plaza to enjoy live music, food trucks, and community. This event will celebrate diversity and inclusion with special #AmazingForAll giveaways. Free. 110 Green St, Galena, IL. 815-776-9200. visitgalena.org.

Movie Screening: Killers of the Flower Moon
Thursday, June 13 @ 6–10 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library Aigler Auditorium

Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon (2023) is an Oscar-nominated historical crime drama about a series of murders of Osage people after oil was discovered on their tribal land in Oklahoma in the 1920s. The movie is based on actual events described in the 2017 nonfiction book by David Grann. This 3 hour 26 minute movie is rated R for “violence, some grisly images, and language.” Closed captioning or subtitles will be turned on. Seating is first come, first served. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225. bit.ly/movie-night-at-carnegie-stout.

Tri-State Wind Symphony: Concert Director Dr. Nolan Hauta
Thursday, June 13 @ 6:15 PM
Alliant Energy Amphitheater

Dubuque’s summer community band, the Tri-State Wind Symphony, celebrates its 30th season with five “Music by the River” concerts. The TSWS band performs American style music in an informal, casual outdoor setting. The Accordion Divas, which are the TSWS warm up group, kick things off at 6:15 p.m. followed by the main event at 7 p.m. Bring a chair, lay on the hill or sit on the rock wall as the 100 plus volunteer adult and student musicians share their time and talents. Rain site: Westminster Presbyterian Church (2155 University Ave.) Free. 600 Star Brewery Dr. tsws.org.

Friday, June 14

Kadesh Flow & Dinosaur O’Dell
Friday, June 14 @ 10 AM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Kadesh Flow is a rapper with an MBA, a trombone Super Saiyan, and a Billboard chart recording/performing artist. Dino has engaged children with music and stories for more than 20 years and he can be found counting monsters, fixing spaceships or swimming in peanut butter. Together this music and storytelling show focuses on the cultural diversity of planet Earth. Using geography as a guide Kadesh and Dino travel the world experiencing food, language, games, and other interesting cultural phenomena. Join the library twice a month on Friday mornings at the Dubuque Arboretum for an outdoor library program. From music to science and even bike tricks, this is the place for family educational fun. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and get ready for a show. These programs are sponsored by the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. No rain dates. All ages. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-589-4225 x2228. CarnegieStout.org.

Family Friday: Stream Study
Friday, June 14 @ 10–11 AM
Bowstring Wildlife Area (Bernard, IA)

Get your toes wet and explore what lives in our creeks. From dragonfly larvae to crayfish, up to a full-size trout, see what you can catch! All necessary equipment is provided. Family Friday programs are designed for everyone in the family to experience the beautiful outdoors in Dubuque County. RSVP required. 727 Creek Branch Ln, Bernard, IA. 563-556-6745. DubuqueCountyIowa.gov/Conservation.

Annual International Woodcarvers Congress
June 14–15 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)

Hundreds of carvings will be submitted into competition to be judged. This one-of-a-kind event showcases the vast variety of wood carving forms and subjects and is a wonderful display of what can be done with wood. $5 Adults, $4 seniors, free ages 12 and younger. 1212 E Quarry St, Maquoketa, IA. 608-712-2989. woodcarverscongress.org.

Book Detective: Zar and the Broken Spaceship
Friday, June 14 @ 1 PM
James Kennedy Public Library (Dyersville, IA)

From author and children’s presenter Dino O’Dell. Check out this interactive, engaging, educational show complete with music, dancing, and tons of fun. 320 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA. 563-875-8912. dyersville.lib.ia.us.

Day at the Farm: Cows, Kids & Curds
Friday, June 14 @ 3–5 PM
Saturday, July 13 @ 3–5 PM
Saturday, September 7 @ 2–4 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

Begin in the farm shop with beverages and cheese curds while learning about the farm history and background. Then, head out and about to tour the farm and interact with the animals. So many new opportunities or experiences to be had—milk a cow, give a calf her bottle, help with farm chores, or get cuddly with one of the farm friends (goat, sheep, pig, pony or, maybe a duck). Lots of opportunities for photo ops along the way, and playtime with the goats and other animals if you’d like. Finally, wrap it up back in the shop if you choose, sampling a variety of locally sourced cheeses curds and ice cream. Choose to enjoy some good conversation and curds in the shop or maybe a little more playtime with the animals. The Berning kids will be happy to lead your little ones back to Little Kingdom for some more interactions with the farm friends. Or, maybe they want to saddle up on Gunner for a pony ride! A very family-friendly event to kick off your weekend or night. All ages. $55. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

Juneteenth
Friday, June 14 @ 5–9 PM
Multicultural Family Center (1157 Central Ave)
Saturday, June 15 @ Noon–4 PM
Sunday, June 16 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Jackson Park (1500 Main St)
Celebrating 159 years of freedom and commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States with free events. 6/14 @ MFC: African-American artists, spoken word and poetry. 6/15 @ Jackson Park: Talent show, raffles, bounce house, games for all ages, community booths, vendors, door prizes, free food, and food trucks. Featuring black-owned businesses, resource booths, music, kids’ activities, free food, and a talent show with cash prizes. 6/16 @ Jackson Park: Prayer and Praise with food trucks. Free. MFCdbq.org.

Music on Main St: Elizabeth Moen, Vaulting, Wxlley
June 14, July 12, and August 16 @ 5–9 PM
Town Clock Plaza
Music on Main Street brings three concerts to Dubuque’s Town Clock Plaza on Main Street this summer. Enjoy free live music and food and cold beverages with Dubuque Main Street. The series begins on Friday, June 14 with Elizabeth Moen, Vaulting (formerly Roof Dogs), and Wxxley. Elizabeth Moen channels life’s turmoil into a constant process of growth–as a songwriter, an arranger, and powerful lyricist. She blends fierce, massive vocals and raw bluesy guitar with introspective lyrics and electronic textures. A self-taught guitarist, Moen wrote her first songs while a student at the University of Iowa. Future concerts include Joelton Mayfield, Future Crib, and Ben Dunegan on July 12 and Al Holiday and the Eastside Rhythm Band, Jason Walsmith, and Kendra Swanson on Aug. 16. Free. 680 Main St. DubuqueMainStreet.com.

Downtown Summer Nights
June 14 and July 12 @ 5:30–9 PM
Downtown Dyersville, IA
Not to miss out on the fun, Dyersville hosts its own summer festival series. Besides live music, the event includes food, games for kids, and best of all, it’s free! Dyersville.org.

French Cheese & Wine Tasting
Friday, June 14 @ 6–8 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

When two French foodies living in Iowa meet, what do they like to talk about? Cheese, bread, and wine! Join guest instructors Sandrine Wallace and Jean-Michel Choquet for this thorough introduction to 10 of the most delicious and renowned cheeses amongst the 350 finest varieties France produces every year. From the soft ripened types, to the cooked and uncooked (via the soft washed flowery rinds and blue cheeses.) This will include a choice of goat, ewe and cow’s milk cheeses all directly imported from France for this special event. This is a cheese forward event, with wine and bread complimenting the cheeses. A map of France will be projected in order to locate each tasted cheese (and wine) on its own place of production. A virtual Tour de France Gastronomique here in Dubuque! Sandrine Wallace is a French native who has been baking authentic French recipes for the Cedar Rapids community and Eastern Iowa since starting her business “French Pastry by Sandrine” in 2018, bringing a taste of France to your plate. Jean-Michel Choquet is a French native who would describe himself as a Globetrotter, Gastronome, Epicurean, Fin Gourmet… and cheese lover. $45. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Movie Premier: Are You Dead Yet?
Friday, June 14 @ 6 PM
Five Flags Theater

When a group of thrill seekers venture into supposedly haunted woods, they must fight to survive against a maniac with a mallet and a taste for blood. Are You Dead Yet? the movie is excited to announce the first ever showing in a Hollywood premier style! The red carpet event kicks off at 6 p.m. where for the first half hour, the cast and crew will walk the red carpet, take photos and interact with fans. At 6:30 p.m., the carpet walk will be open to the public for personal photography. Ticket sales at the main entrance with movie merch available to purchase and concessions. Preshow starts at 7 p.m. while you find your seats. A quick word from the director follows by the movie at 7:30 p.m. This movie is intended for mature audiences. It contains bloody violence and terror, strong language, nudity and sexual content. Parental discretion is strongly advised. Ages 17+. $10–$20. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Friday Lights Poetry Night
2nd Friday: June 14 @ 6–7 PM
River Lights Bookstore
June prompt: Write what you think you were thinking/doing on a past unremarkable holiday. Bring your work to share and read a favorite poem. Listen, laugh, and learn in a quiet space of time. Participate in the poetry book swap—bring one, swap one. Facilitated by Valorie Woerdehoff and Q Hommen-Quario. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Uncorked
Friday June 14 @ 6–8:30 PM
Downtown Platteville, WI

Rotary’s Wine Walk, Uncorked, is a wine tasting event, giving participants the opportunity to sample wines from all over Wisconsin and the nation. The event is meant to create a fun atmosphere where those attending can sample wines, beer, and food, as well as shop and socialize at local downtown stores and offices. Participants will be given a booklet and wine glass and sent to explore historic downtown Platteville to sample the various spirits located at featured locations along the way. Proceeds from the event will go to funding scholarships for local students. Includes tastings and souvenir glass. Ages 21+. $30. 608-732-9073. uncorkedplatteville.com.

Night at the Farm: Cows, Beers and Cheese Curds
Friday, June 14 @ 7–9 PM
Saturday, September 6 @ 6–8 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

A VIP event hosted by Matt and Natalie Berning along with their amazing crew. Begin in the farm shop with beverages and farm intro. Then, head out and about to tour the farm and interact with the animals. So many new opportunities or experiences to be had—milk a cow, give a calf her bottle, help with farm chores by feeding a farm friend (goat, sheep, pig, or pony). Lots of opportunities for photo ops along the way, and playtime with the goats and other animals if you’d like. Finally, wrap it up back in the shop for a view of the sunset over the farm with your own complimentary basket of a variety of locally sourced cheese curds and a beverage. $55. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

Cascade Rockin’ on the River: Catfish Murphy, Gypsy
June 14, July 6, and August 2 @ 7–11 PM
Riverview Amphitheater (Cascade, IA)
Bring your cooler and lawn chairs for a night of great music. Food available for purchase. 6/14: Catfish Murphy, Gypsy; 7/6: Tyler Richton & The High Bank Boys, Angela Meyer; 8/2: Flatbed Four, Mark Zalaznik. 101 Pierce St SW, Cascade, IA. $10. facebook.com/RockinOnTheRiverCascade.

School of Rock
June 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 @ 7:30 PM
June 16 and 23 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House

Co-produced with Rising Star Theatre Company. Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! School of Rock, based on the hit movie, follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out? School of Rock, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Galena Shakespeare Festival’s 12th Night
June 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
Irish Cottage Fairy Ring (Galena, IL)

Think your life is messy? Wait ’til you see the madness that goes on in 12th Night, Shakespeare’s hottest, most hilarious romantic comedy. Grab a date and join in the enchanting natural amphitheater of the Irish Cottage’s historic fairy ring for cocktails, comedy, true love, drunken fools, saucy barmaids, mouthy jesters, princesses in leather pants, and a healthy dose of eye candy for everyone… all set to the soundtrack of your favorite rom coms from the ‘90s and 2000s. Run time is approximately 90 minutes. Bar will be open from 7 p.m. until 5 minutes before start time and during intermission. Before the show or after, enjoy cool drinks and delicious food at Frank O’ Dowd’s Irish Pub. $25 GA, $15 student/industry. 9853 US-20, Galena, IL. 954-593-8796. GalenaShakes.com.

Silver Saddles
June 14 and 28
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)

Silver Saddles is an interactive horse experience for individuals ages 55+. Participants are invited to brush the horses, groom them, feed them treats, and lead them around the property. The goal of this experience is to allow a relaxing bonding experience between the participants and the horses. Ages 55+. $25. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-9550. shenandoahridingcenter.com.

Saturday, June 15

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: June 15 @ 7 AM–Noon
Saturdays in October: October 5 @ 8 AM–Noon
Around 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, on-site prepared foods, and more. Browse booths from area farmers and vendors while enjoying live music from a variety of musicians. Rain or shine. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Farmers Market
Saturdays through October: June 15 @ 7 AM–Noon
Galena City Hall Parking Lot (Galena, IL)

Find seasonal produce, flowers, maple syrup, baked goods, re-purposed crafts, meat, roasted coffee beans, and more. Rain or shine. 101 Green St, Galena, IL. 563-542-0996. facebook.com/galenafarmersmarket.

Potosi Tennyson Driftless Gate Market
Every Other Saturday through September 21: June 15 @ 8 AM–Noon
St. Andrew & Thomas School (Potosi, WI)

The Potosi-Tennyson Market has become a hub for locals and visitors alike, offering a unique shopping experience and an opportunity to meet the people behind the products. The vendors include small farms, artists, hobbyists, crafters, service providers, and more who are all committed to community involvement and help promote local growth. 100 HWY 61, Potosi WI. PotosiTennysonMarket.com.

Galena ChalkFest
Saturday, June 15 @ 8 AM–3 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)

This family friendly event brings all together for a day of artistic fun. Welcome guest artist Dan Leick. Registration open for competition at center’s website, prizes awarded in five categories. Kids drawing zone. Food and drink available for purchase. Free to spectate, $20 to compete. 971 Gear St, Galena, IL. 815-402-3111. galenacenterforthearts.com.

Platteville Summer Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: June 15 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find everything from delicious vegetables to a variety of flowers, great gift items to canned preserves, and just about everything in between. All of the products you’ll find are locally grown, harvested, or handmade by local vendors. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

DuMA Baseball Exhibition Farewell
Saturday, June 15 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art and Washington Park

Enjoy baseball-themed games for the family at 10 a.m.–noon followed by a talk with Dr Ashley Brown at 1:30 p.m. Celebrate summer and the final days of the exhibition Picturing America’s Pastime, A Snapshot of the Photo Collection at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. There will be popcorn and baseball-themed games which test your skill at pitching and catching. Outdoor games will take place in Washington Park, across from DuMA. Washington Park was important in Dubuque baseball history as it was the site of many early games. Celebrate and honor Juneteenth with author and historian Dr Ashley Brown, Assistant Professor and Allan H. Selig Chair in the History of Sport and Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will speak about athletes breaking racial and gender barriers at a time when American sports were still deeply segregated. RSVP to Dr. Brown’s talk. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Woodland Fairy Garden Walk and Belden School Open House
Saturday, June 15 @ 10 AM–1 PM
Belden School (Galena, IL)

Walk among the fairies! Volunteers create, build and install fairy gardens around the 1859 limestone one-room schoolhouse.Guests may tour the tiny homes while wearing fairy wings (optional) and munching fresh baked goods. There is also a special tent where children can make their own fairy wands. Volunteer docents are onsite and share stories of the school during the open house. Suggested donation $5, free ages 10 and younger. 52 Heatherdowns Ln, Galena, IL. thegalenaterritory.com.

Annual International Woodcarvers Congress
June 15 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)

Hundreds of carvings will be submitted into competition to be judged. This one-of-a-kind event showcases the vast variety of wood carving forms and subjects and is a wonderful display of what can be done with wood. $5 Adults, $4 seniors, free ages 12 and younger. 1212 E Quarry St, Maquoketa, IA. 608-712-2989. woodcarverscongress.org.

Day at the Farm: Picnic & Play
Saturday, June 15 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Saturday, August 31 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

Begin with a beautiful picnic in the lawn overlooking the fields and horses playing. Feel free to pack your own picnic or enjoy a complimentary picnic basket including a family-style charcuterie board that features a variety of locally sourced cheeses. Then, head out and about to tour the farm and interact with the animals. So many new opportunities or experiences to be had—milk a cow, give a calf her bottle, help with farm chores, or get cuddly with one of the farm friends (goat, sheep, pig, pony or, maybe a duck). Lots of opportunities for photo ops along the way, and playtime with the goats and other animals if you’d like. Plus, Gunner will be saddled up for pony rides (up to 100 lbs.)! Finally, wrap it up back in the shop with ice cream. Choose to enjoy some good conversation in the shop or maybe a little more playtime with the animals. The Berning kids will be happy to lead your little ones back to Little Kingdom for some more interactions with the farm friends. A very family-friendly event to kick-off your weekend or a fun day-date. Includes complimentary sparkling canned waters, wines or seltzers, chocolate, white or strawberry milk, soda and bottled water. $65. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

Double Peek a Hoo–Power Carving Class
Saturday, June 15 @ 11:30 AM–5 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Simple carving with a rotary tool. Detailing with a wood burner. Glass eyes and birch bark with holes included. Can be personalized with wood burner or left plain. Instructed by Marie McDonough. $98. 11084 W US HWY 20, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. galenaarc.org/wood-carving-classes.

Juneteenth
Saturday, June 15 @ Noon–4 PM
Sunday, June 16 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Jackson Park (1500 Main St)
Celebrating 159 years of freedom and commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States with free events. 6/15 @ Jackson Park: Talent show, raffles, bounce house, games for all ages, community booths, vendors, door prizes, free food, and food trucks. Featuring black-owned businesses, resource booths, music, kids’ activities, free food, and a talent show with cash prizes. 6/16 @ Jackson Park: Prayer and Praise with food trucks. Free. MFCdbq.org.

2nd Annual Dubuque Dog Expo
Saturday, June 15 @ 1–4 PM
Flora Park
Get ready for a tail-wagging good time filled with furry fun, featuring pet-friendly vendors and expert tips for a happy and healthy pup. Whether you’re a dog owner or wish you were, this event is a must-attend. Bring your canine companion and make unforgettable memories together. Enjoy food trucks, agility demonstrations, area dog related vendors, caricature artists, and more. 2605 Pennsylvania Ave. 563-583-8387. facebook.com/dbqpetmed.

The Carl Acuff Jr. Show
Saturday, June 15 @ 2 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

Since 1992 the Carl Acuff Jr. Variety Showband has become an American institution. The 2024 tour proves to be no exception to the rule with a dynamite show, great costuming, music and comedy. Enjoy new and old country, gospel, comedy, nostalgic rock n roll, motown, do wap, disco, audience participation, impersonations, and of course, a salute to all of our men and women in uniform from past, present, and future. The group covers everyone from Hank Williams to Bruno Marrs. Since 1992 the group has performing for hundreds of thousands of folks in three country and 47 of the continental US. $25 ADV/$28 door adults; $15 ADV/$18 door ages 18 and younger. 1215 E. Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

16th Annual Galena Foundation Concert: Hunter Fuerste & His American Vintage Orchestra
Saturday, June 15 @ 6 PM
Turner Hall (Galena, IL)

The Galena Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to initiate and/or provide financial support for community projects which preserve, enhance or nurture Galena’s heritage, culture and quality of life. Free seating in the back rows of the main floor and the balcony is available. Reservations for premier seating sponsorship tables are available. Guests are welcome to bring their own dinner or snacks and beverage. Free transportation from Galena Recreation Park (Northern Lights Pavilion) to and from Turner Hall is available. Reservations for a ride are required; call Jo Daviess County Transit, 815-777-8088 by June 13. Donations from the concert help pay for the event as well as future Galena Foundation projects. Free, $500 reserved table. 115 S Bench St, Galena, IL. galenafoundation.org.

Night at the Farm: Cows, Wine & Charcuterie
Saturday, June 15 @ 7–9 PM
Saturday, July 13 @ 7–9 PM
Saturday, September 7 @ 6–8 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

A VIP event hosted by Matt and Natalie Berning along with their amazing crew. Begin in the farm shop with beverages and farm intro. Then, head out and about to tour the farm and interact with the animals. So many new opportunities or experiences to be had—milk a cow, give a calf her bottle, help with farm chores by feeding a farm friend (goat, sheep, pig, or pony). Lots of opportunities for photo ops along the way, and playtime with the goats and other animals if you’d like. Finally, wrap it up back in the shop for a view of the sunset over the farm with your own complimentary charcuterie boat featuring a variety of locally sourced cheeses while sipping on a beverage. $65. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

School of Rock
June 15, 20, 21 and 22 @ 7:30 PM
June 16 and 23 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House

Co-produced with Rising Star Theatre Company. Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! School of Rock, based on the hit movie, follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out? School of Rock, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Galena Shakespeare Festival’s 12th Night
June 15 @ 7:30 PM
Irish Cottage Fairy Ring (Galena, IL)

Think your life is messy? Wait ’til you see the madness that goes on in 12th Night, Shakespeare’s hottest, most hilarious romantic comedy. Grab a date and join in the enchanting natural amphitheater of the Irish Cottage’s historic fairy ring for cocktails, comedy, true love, drunken fools, saucy barmaids, mouthy jesters, princesses in leather pants, and a healthy dose of eye candy for everyone… all set to the soundtrack of your favorite rom coms from the ‘90s and 2000s. Run time is approximately 90 minutes. Bar will be open from 7 p.m. until 5 minutes before start time and during intermission. Before the show or after, enjoy cool drinks and delicious food at Frank O’ Dowd’s Irish Pub. $25 GA, $15 student/industry. 9853 US-20, Galena, IL. 954-593-8796. GalenaShakes.com.

2X Monster Trucks Live Tour
Saturday, June 15
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Family owned and operated, 2X Monster Trucks Live Tour features some of the most recognized and popular monster trucks in the sport, including 2-time Monster Jam World Champion Bounty Hunter, Queen of Monster Trucks, Scarlet Bandit, kid favorite Sharkbite, Hot Tamale, and many more. Expect plenty of interactive and action-packed entertainment for the entire family. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. dbqfair.com.

Sunday, June 16

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 13: June 16 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club Parking Lot (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, meat, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Dubuque Cars and Coffee
3rd Sunday through October: June 16 @ 9 AM–Noon
Veterans Memorial Plaza

Casual meet up for cars of all makes, models, and years. Coffee, donuts, and drinks will be for sale. Proceeds go to Veteran’s Freedom Center. 1795 Admiral Sheehy Dr. facebook.com/dubuquecarsandcoffee.

Juneteenth
Sunday, June 16 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Jackson Park (1500 Main St)
Celebrating 159 years of freedom and commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States with free events. 6/16 @ Jackson Park: Prayer and Praise with food trucks. Free. MFCdbq.org.

School of Rock
June 16 and 23 @ 2 PM
June 20, 21 and 22 @ 7:30 PM

Grand Opera House

Co-produced with Rising Star Theatre Company. Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! School of Rock, based on the hit movie, follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out? School of Rock, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Music in the Gardens: Hunter Fuerste & the American Vintage Orchestra
Sundays through August: June 16 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Presenting an authentic musical recreation of the big band era, the show features hits of Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Bennie Goodman, Harry James, Count Basie, and more. In addition to a 14-piece big band, the program features soloists and a harmonized vocal group. The 32nd season boasts 13 weeks of family-friendly music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket. Presented by the Dubuque Arts Council. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net/music-in-the-gardens.

Monday, June 17

Nature Art Camp
June 17–19 @ 9 AM–Noon
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Heinemann Visitor Center

During this 3-hour program, students will have the opportunity to explore an array of art media such as painting, drawing, and sculpture, while also discovering the natural beauty of the many gardens and natural areas. Certified teachers will facilitate the program. Students will have the chance to develop their artistic skills while learning about the different plants and animals that inhabit these stunning locations. The program promises to be a fun and enriching experience for all those involved. This is a student drop-off program. Ages 4–6. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Farm Camp
Session 4: June 17 & 19 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 5: June 18 & 20 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 6: June 24 & 25 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

The two-day camp is all hands-on and interactive learning while kids mOOving and learning. Campers will have a few morning chores to attend to like feeding the animals or collecting the eggs from the chicken coop. There will be structured time each day to interact with and learn about the animals on the farm including the cows, calves, goats, sheep, and farm dogs, Lacey and Hazel. An organized activity each day may include making ice cream or butter from scratch, outdoor games and races, scavenger hunts, and seek n finds. Plus, pony rides and hay ride to boot. $150. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

High School Computer Hardware Camp
June 17–21 @ 10 AM–Noon
NICC Peosta Campus (Peosta, IA)

Do you want to get inside the computer case and explore how all the parts work together? Delve into CPUs, memory, chipsets, and ports. We’ll look at each part and learn to troubleshoot some common computer issues, and we’ll have fun working with different types of computers. $99. 8342 NICC Dr, Peosta, IA. 844-642-2338 x1399. nicc.edu/solutions.

Summer Teen Nights
Mondays–Thursdays: June 17–July 31 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity, diversity, equity, inclusion, and empowers youth to reach their potential. Teen Nights consists of dinner, field trips, guest speakers, video games, and many other games and activities! Grades 6–12. Free. 1157 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Tuesday, June 18

Farm Camp
Session 5: June 18 & 20 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Session 6: June 24 & 25 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

The two-day camp is all hands-on and interactive learning while kids mOOving and learning. Campers will have a few morning chores to attend to like feeding the animals or collecting the eggs from the chicken coop. There will be structured time each day to interact with and learn about the animals on the farm including the cows, calves, goats, sheep, and farm dogs, Lacey and Hazel. An organized activity each day may include making ice cream or butter from scratch, outdoor games and races, scavenger hunts, and seek n finds. Plus, pony rides and hay ride to boot. $150. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

Sam Rezz Circus Performance
Tuesday, June 18
Show @ 11–11:45 AM
Dubuque County Library Peosta Branch (Peosta, IA)
Workshop @ 1:30–2:30 PM
Dubuque County Library Farley Branch (Farley, IA)

Join circus performer Sam Rezz with her dazzling show of hula hoops, juggling, and more. Following the show, Sam will teach for a workshop for kids on the basics of circus tricks. 563-582-0008. dubcolib.org/events.

Summer Teen Nights
Mondays–Thursdays: June 18–July 31 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity, diversity, equity, inclusion, and empowers youth to reach their potential. Teen Nights consists of dinner, field trips, guest speakers, video games, and many other games and activities! Grades 6–12. Free. 1157 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Wednesday, June 19

Lunch & Learn: Managing Your Garden Pests
Wednesday, June 19 @ Noon–1 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Squash vine borer killing your zucchini? Cabbage worms putting holes in your kale? Order lunch and join Convivium Farm Manager AJ Shultz for an introduction to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) during this one hour Lunch and Learn. Take away some interesting and effective techniques to control pests in your garden this year. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Cuba City Community Market
3rd Wednesday through September: June 19 @ 4–7 PM
Veteran’s Memorial Park (Cuba City, WI)

Featuring a variety of market-related goods. 100 S Washington St, Cuba City, WI. 608-744-2152. facebook.com/CubaCityMarket.

Summer Teen Nights
Mondays–Thursdays: June 19–July 31 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity, diversity, equity, inclusion, and empowers youth to reach their potential. Teen Nights consists of dinner, field trips, guest speakers, video games, and many other games and activities! Grades 6–12. Free. 1157 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: June 19 @ 6:30–7:30 PM
The Innovation Lab

Come together for an evening of socialization and education. She Unites features rotating speakers, talking about anything and everything pertaining to women in a chill environment. Make a new friend, have authentic conversations, and leave with inspiration to power you through. All are welcome. All are worthy. All belong. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Free. 210 Jones St. SheUnitesIowa.com/events.

Thursday, June 20

Magician Mikayla Oz
Thursday, June 20 @ 10 AM
James Kennedy Public Library (Dyersville, IA)

Enjoy this fast-paced, interactive, hilarious show complete with hands-on magic training and an appearance from Bubbles the Magic Bird. 320 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA. 563-875-8912. dyersville.lib.ia.us.

Dyersville Farmers Market
Thursdays through October 5: June 20 @ 3–5 PM
Commercial Club Park (Dyersville, IA)

A variety of local and regional offerings. 225 11th St SE, Dyersville, IA. dyersville.org/events.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 12: June 20 @ 5–9:30 PM
Kennedy Mall

Celebrating their 42nd year, cars 1979 and older gather for a 1950s–1960s car show based on American Graffiti with music and door prizes. 555 JFK Rd. 563-588-1406. facebook.com/GarysGraffitiNights.

East Dubuque Cruisin’ Thursdays; Johnnie Walker
Thursdays through September: June 20 @ 5–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL
Open to all years, makes, and models of classic, muscle, and unique cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great food, closed street, open containers, and live music. facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow.

Summer Teen Nights
Mondays–Thursdays: June 20–July 31 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity, diversity, equity, inclusion, and empowers youth to reach their potential. Teen Nights consists of dinner, field trips, guest speakers, video games, and many other games and activities! Grades 6–12. Free. 1157 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Pedals & Petals
Thursday, June 20 @ 6–8 PM
Heritage Trail and Pond

Celebrate the summer solstice with a beautiful bike ride along Heritage Trail and learn about and collect elderflower. Learn about elder folklore, about the flowers’ medicinal properties and energetics, and elder’s ecological connections. Discuss ethical wildcrafting practices, proper plant identification, harvesting, and processing techniques of the flowers before venturing out to harvest along the Heritage Trail. Once our flowers have been collected, head back to Heritage Pond to make an elderflower cordial for each participant to take home. There will also be a premade (non-alcoholic) cordial and elderflower tea for everyone to try and enjoy together. Taught by Natalie Roling, an herbalist, educator, and enthusiast of food as medicine. She is currently working towards her certification in herbalism with goals of bringing the healing powers of plants and nature connection into people’s lives through her newly formed business,

Taproot Apothecaries. $26. 11330 Rupp Hollow Rd. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

School of Rock
June 20, 21 and 22 @ 7:30 PM
June 23 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House

Co-produced with Rising Star Theatre Company. Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! School of Rock, based on the hit movie, follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out? School of Rock, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

36th Annual Jackson County Pro Rodeo
June 20–22 @ 5 PM
Bellevue Horsemen’s Club (Bellevue, IA)
Horse and bull riding, barrel racing, plus kids games, food, music, mechanical bull, and more! 25125-297th Ave, Bellevue, IA. JacksonCountyProRodeo.com.

Friday, June 21

Almost Home Men with Children “Party for a Purpose” Fundraiser
Friday, June 21 @ 5–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Almost Home is the homeless men with children shelter located at St John’s Lutheran Church in downtown Dubuque. Enjoy a kids zone, cash bar, food concessions, and silent auction with art, golf, restaurant certificates, and more. Live music is provided by DR Band. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-495-0885. almosthomedbq.org.

Urinetown
June 21–22 and 27–29 @ 7:30 PM
June 23 and 30 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
This Tony Award-winning musical pokes fun at capitalism, bureaucracy, and musical theater itself. After a severe water shortage leads to a ban on private toilets, an evil corporation monopolizes all the public amenities. Tired of being charged admission for humanity’s basic needs, a hero rises up to overthrow the tyrannical movement. Filled with witty humor, fast-paced action, and a star-crossed love story, Urinetown is sure to keep you laughing! All performers in Urinetown will be high school students from throughout the area. Tickets are $15. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

School of Rock
June 21 and 22 @ 7:30 PM
June 23 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House

Co-produced with Rising Star Theatre Company. Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! School of Rock, based on the hit movie, follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out? School of Rock, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Great Galena Balloon Race
June 21 @ 5 PM
June 22 and 23 @ 5 AM
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (Galena, IL)
Don’t miss this spectacular three-day event. Enjoy more than 20 hot air balloons, three races, two night glows, tethered rides, a car show, live music, and activities for the whole family. The Great Galena Art Show takes over the Big Tent on Saturday night. Local artists show and sell amazing art at an event. The Great Galena Balloon Race benefits JDRF and Camp Hertko Hollow. The event has raised more than $350,000 for kids with diabetes since the event began in 2002. 400 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL. GreatGalenaBalloonRace.com.

36th Annual Jackson County Pro Rodeo
June 21–22 @ 5 PM
Bellevue Horsemen’s Club (Bellevue, IA)
Horse and bull riding, barrel racing, plus kids games, food, music, mechanical bull, and more! 25125-297th Ave, Bellevue, IA. JacksonCountyProRodeo.com.

Make Music Platteville
Friday, June 21
Various Locations in Platteville, WI

Make Music Platteville is an annual one-day, citywide, free day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21. This year marks Platteville’s 7th year in the international summer solstice music celebration. They join more than 1,000 communities around the world in kicking off summer by filling the city with music. Make Music Platteville will turn backyards, front porches, museums, and parks into a virtual stage, and offer a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills. Free. makemusicday.org/platteville.

Saturday, June 22

Great Galena Balloon Race
June 22 and 23 @ 5 AM
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (Galena, IL)
Don’t miss this spectacular three-day event. Enjoy more than 20 hot air balloons, three races, two night glows, tethered rides, a car show, live music, and activities for the whole family. Local artists show and sell amazing art at an event. The Great Galena Balloon Race benefits JDRF and Camp Hertko Hollow. The event has raised more than $350,000 for kids with diabetes since the event began in 2002. 400 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL. GreatGalenaBalloonRace.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: June 22 @ 7 AM–Noon
Saturdays in October: October 5 @ 8 AM–Noon
Around 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, on-site prepared foods, and more. Browse booths from area farmers and vendors while enjoying live music from a variety of musicians. Rain or shine. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Farmers Market
Saturdays through October: June 22 @ 7 AM–Noon
Galena City Hall Parking Lot (Galena, IL)

Find seasonal produce, flowers, maple syrup, baked goods, re-purposed crafts, meat, roasted coffee beans, and more. Rain or shine. 101 Green St, Galena, IL. 563-542-0996. facebook.com/galenafarmersmarket.

Platteville Summer Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: June 22 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find everything from delicious vegetables to a variety of flowers, great gift items to canned preserves, and just about everything in between. All of the products you’ll find are locally grown, harvested, or handmade by local vendors. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Dubuque Car, Truck, and Jeep Show
Saturday, June 22 @ 9 AM–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Cars, trucks, Jeeps, and motorcycles are welcome. Hosted by Toys for Trucks. Registration $15 ADV/$20 day of. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. dbqfair.com.

23rd Annual Tour of Gardens
Saturday, June 22 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Dubuque County Master Gardeners and Dubuque County Gardeners, Inc. showcase six beautiful, local gardens offering a nice blend of natives, perennials, annuals, fruits, vegetables, shrubs and mature trees. Prepare to be inspired and discover new ideas to incorporate into your own garden or landscape. Your ticket includes admission to each of the six gardens plus three workshop opportunities. This year’s featured gardens and workshops include: Secret City Garden (1325 Bluff St, Zachary Lampe and Jason Norton); Spirit of Mother Earth (1133 Highland Pl, Deborah LaBeau); Westminster Mission Garden (2155 University Ave, Rich Henderson) and Raised Bed Gardening Workshop with Rich Henderson, Dubuque County Master Gardener at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Victoria’s Secret Garden (1100 Victoria Pl, Pam and Burt Goffinet); A Magical Mystery Tour (3538 Eclipse Cir, Peggy and Paul Kaune) and Cut & Come Again-Dazzling Dahlias Workshop with Laura Hodge, Wild Bull Flower Farm at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m; and Hilltop View Gardens (16421 Herod Ln, Tanya and Todd Vanderlinde and Lydia and Logan VanderBush) and Annual Planting Trends Workshop with Sara Carpenter, Steve’s Ace Home & Garden at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Discount advance tickets are available at the ISU Extension office, 14858 W. Ridge Lane, Suite 2 until June 14 or at the Dubuque Arboretum’s Music in the Park concerts on June 2 and 9. Rain or shine. $8 ADV/$10 day of. 563-583-6496. dbqtourofgardens.com.

Platteville Fire Department Sesquicentennial Celebration
Saturday, June 22 @ 10 AM
Legion Park (Platteville, WI)

Join the Platteville Fire Department in celebrating 150 years of volunteer service to the community. Head to Legion Field for this all-day event of activities and games for kids and adults, firefighter water fights, a fire truck parade, and live music from Ashley Barron, Jarrod Turner, Michael Mikrut Band, Adam Bartels Band, and Sarah Day. 400 Pitt St, Platteville, WI. platteville.com.

Shenanigans Veterans Freedom Center
Ride & Benefit
Saturday, June 22 @ 11 AM
Eichman’s Bar
The biggest bike ride around starts at Eichman’s Bar with four stops. Leave at 11 AM and return at 3:30 PM for outdoor festivities: live music, raffles, hog roast (3–5:30 PM), silent auctions, and kids’ entertainment. You don’t have to ride to party! Registration at 9:30 AM. 11941 US-52. VeteransFreedomCenter.net.

Corkless in Galena Wine Festival
Saturday, June 22 @ Noon–6 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)
A celebration of area winemaking, especially those made with locally grown American hybrid grapes in Galena’s picturesque Depot Park. Sample selections of unique wines produced by family-owned Northern Illinois Wineries. Bring your chairs and spend the day outside, under the trees. Dance barefoot on the grass to the live music on stage, browse through the different art and craft exhibits by talented local artists, grab some delicious treats from food vendors and of course enjoy the wine! Hosted by the Northern Illinois Wine Growers (NIWG). 91 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. CorklessGalena.com.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Shows
Every Other Saturday through August 17: June 22 @ 4 PM
South of Lock 12 (Bellevue, IA)
Watch Bellevue’s own water ski show team for free along Riverview St. Enjoy great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, great music, and powerful towboats. They are one of only four water ski show teams in Iowa and the only one to perform on the Mississippi River. Check them out north of Lock 12 for practice or south of Lock 12 for one of their shows. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat or safety crew member, support staff, and much more. Free. facebook.com/SkiBellevue.

Urinetown
June 22 and 27–29 @ 7:30 PM
June 23 and 30 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
This Tony Award-winning musical pokes fun at capitalism, bureaucracy, and musical theater itself. After a severe water shortage leads to a ban on private toilets, an evil corporation monopolizes all the public amenities. Tired of being charged admission for humanity’s basic needs, a hero rises up to overthrow the tyrannical movement. Filled with witty humor, fast-paced action, and a star-crossed love story, Urinetown is sure to keep you laughing! All performers in Urinetown will be high school students from throughout the area. Tickets are $15. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

School of Rock
June 22 @ 7:30 PM
June 23 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House

Co-produced with Rising Star Theatre Company. Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! School of Rock, based on the hit movie, follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out? School of Rock, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Beatles vs Stones—A Musical Showdown
Saturday, June 22 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Theater

The two greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time face off as Yoshis hosts Beatles vs. Stones—A Musical Showdown. Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the country’s top Beatles tribute bands. With brilliant musicianship and authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning the Beatles’ career. They engage in a musical “showdown” of the hits against premier Stones tribute band Satisfaction—The International Rolling Stones Show, who offer a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the bad boys of the British Invasion. The nationally touring show recently concluded a three month residency at the Harrah’s Reno showroom and a two month residency at the Harrah’s Laughlin showroom. $35–$65. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

36th Annual Jackson County Pro Rodeo
June 22 @ 5 PM
Bellevue Horsemen’s Club (Bellevue, IA)
Horse and bull riding, barrel racing, plus kids games, food, music, mechanical bull, and more! 25125-297th Ave, Bellevue, IA. JacksonCountyProRodeo.com.

Sunday, June 23

Great Galena Balloon Race
June 23 @ 5 AM
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (Galena, IL)
Don’t miss this spectacular three-day event. Enjoy more than 20 hot air balloons, three races, two night glows, tethered rides, a car show, live music, and activities for the whole family. Local artists show and sell amazing art at an event. The Great Galena Balloon Race benefits JDRF and Camp Hertko Hollow. The event has raised more than $350,000 for kids with diabetes since the event began in 2002. 400 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL. GreatGalenaBalloonRace.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 13: June 23 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club Parking Lot (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, meat, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

HerbFest 2024
Sunday, June 23 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Herb Garden

The herb of the year is yarrow. Enjoy a silent auction, herb garden tours, tasty tidbits, handcrafted items, herbal sample plants, and more. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Conservation Equipment Petting
Sunday, June 23 @ 10 AM–Noon
Swiss Valley Park and Campgrounds (Peosta, IA)

Join the Dubuque County Conservation Park Rangers for a unique and exciting Conservation Equipment Petting Zoo. Ever wondered what a Park Ranger does? Are you fascinated by machinery and equipment? Do you want to see these incredible tools up close? Then come and explore the petting zoo, where you can touch and learn about real equipment. You’ll have the chance to see and interact with dump trucks, skid steers, tractors, burn equipment, mini excavators, Park Ranger law enforcement trucks, UTVs, and more. Don’t miss this hands-on opportunity to discover the amazing equipment that helps our Park Rangers maintain and protect our parks! Pack a lunch and enjoy it at the Swiss Valley Park and the Sycamore Pavillion after the event. Free. 13069 Swiss Valley Rd, Peosta, IA. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

Horse Play
Sunday, June 23 @ 10–11:15 AM
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)

What do horses eat? Do they have special diets? What do we do if a horse needs to see a vet? These are just a few examples of what you’ll discuss during your visit to Shenandoah Riding Center. Shenandoah’s horses absolutely love attention, making them the perfect introduction to interacting with equines for younger or more apprehensive humans, families or groups. Over the course of your visit, you will engage in several different horse-related activities. You will groom, tack, and lead the horses around the property. There will also be a tour of the barn, showing visitors the functions of a farm and what it takes to care for these amazing animals. Children under 12 need to be accompanied by a paying adult. $25. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-9550. shenandoahridingcenter.com.

Urinetown
June 23 and 30 @ 2 PM
June 27–29 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater
This Tony Award-winning musical pokes fun at capitalism, bureaucracy, and musical theater itself. After a severe water shortage leads to a ban on private toilets, an evil corporation monopolizes all the public amenities. Tired of being charged admission for humanity’s basic needs, a hero rises up to overthrow the tyrannical movement. Filled with witty humor, fast-paced action, and a star-crossed love story, Urinetown is sure to keep you laughing! All performers in Urinetown will be high school students from throughout the area. Tickets are $15. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

School of Rock
June 23 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House

Co-produced with Rising Star Theatre Company. Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! School of Rock, based on the hit movie, follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out? School of Rock, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Cooking 101: Herbs, Spices, & Sauces
Sunday, June 23 @ 3–5 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

If want to learn to how to be less reliant on recipes and more reliant on spices, herbs and sauces to make up your own meals, this is the class for you. Join Convivium Co-Founder Leslie Shalabi for this exciting new class, which is part of their “Cooking 101” series. It is for the person who has very limited cooking knowledge and wants to become more confident in the kitchen. This series will be a combination of classroom learning, demonstration, and some limited hands-on experience. $25–$37.50. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Music in the Gardens: Luke Viertel & Amy Friedl Stoner w/ Skyline Band
Sundays through August: June 23 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Iowa-born singer-songwriter Luke Viertel and singer-cabaret vocalist Amy Friedl Stoner. The 32nd season boasts 13 weeks of family-friendly music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket. Presented by the Dubuque Arts Council. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net/music-in-the-gardens.

Monday, June 24

Nature Play Camp
June 24–26 @ 9 AM–Noon
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Heinemann Visitor Center

During this 3-hour program, students will have the opportunity to explore and discover various beautiful gardens and natural areas. Mindful Musicians joins during group circle each day to promote positive brain health and coping skills through song. Certified teachers will be facilitating the students throughout the program. This is a student drop-off program. Ages 3–5. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Farm Camp
Session 6: June 24 & 25 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

The two-day camp is all hands-on and interactive learning while kids mOOving and learning. Campers will have a few morning chores to attend to like feeding the animals or collecting the eggs from the chicken coop. There will be structured time each day to interact with and learn about the animals on the farm including the cows, calves, goats, sheep, and farm dogs, Lacey and Hazel. An organized activity each day may include making ice cream or butter from scratch, outdoor games and races, scavenger hunts, and seek n finds. Plus, pony rides and hay ride to boot. $150. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

Summer Teen Nights
Mondays–Thursdays: June 24–July 31 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity, diversity, equity, inclusion, and empowers youth to reach their potential. Teen Nights consists of dinner, field trips, guest speakers, video games, and many other games and activities! Grades 6–12. Free. 1157 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Tuesday, June 25

Shalom Summer Breakfast
Tuesday, June 25 @ 7:30–8:30 AM
Shalom Spirituality Center
Begin celebrating summer by joining friends old and new for a seasonal breakfast. The food will be wonderful, and the spirit refreshing. Julia Theisen, co-owner of Body & Soul Spa in Dubuque, will start your season with body-mind-spirit wisdom. Her presentation, “Bringing Calm, Coherent Energy to Times of Challenge & Uncertainty,” will set the tone for navigating summer’s ups and downs. The energy you bring to a situation will impact you and everyone else in the energy field. Therefore, having the capacity to quickly shift–especially when you feel draining emotions such as frustration, irritation, or anxiety–is one of the most important tools you can master. During the presentation, Julia will share three of the best, scientifically proven practices to bring your energy to a calm, coherent state. RSVP by June 21. $15. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.

Plein Air Art for Kids
June 25 and 26 @ 9–11 AM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Heinemann Visitor Center

Mercedes Pfab from Captured on Canvas will take this class outside and share fun techniques to paint what you see on canvas, also known as plein air painting. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

NAMI Family & Friends
Tuesday, June 25 @ 9 AM–1:30 PM
Town Clock Business Center

In this seminar you can learn from people with lived experience how to best support loved ones who have a mental health condition. The seminar also offers an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. Learn how to understand diagnoses, treatment and recovery; effective communication strategies; the importance of self-care; and crisis preparation strategies. Free. 680 Main St. 844-642-2338 x1399. nicc.edu/solutions.

Teen Advisory Group: Teen Hangout
June 25, July 30, and August 27 @ 5:15 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Games, crafts, and more. Explore a craft or activity while providing feedback on making the library a welcoming place for teens. Ages 13–18. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225 x2228. CarnegieStout.org.

Summer Teen Nights
Mondays–Thursdays: June 25–July 31 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity, diversity, equity, inclusion, and empowers youth to reach their potential. Teen Nights consists of dinner, field trips, guest speakers, video games, and many other games and activities! Grades 6–12. Free. 1157 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Studebaker Drivers Club 60th Annual International Meet
June 25–29
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Check out a swap meet, concourse, display cars, and more. On June 29, all brands are welcome for a cruise-in and swap meet. Come and see Studebakers from across the USA and Canada. 14569 Old Highway Rd. studebakersiowa.com.

Wednesday, June 26

Wee Ones Wiggle
Wednesday, June 26 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Dubuque County Library Asbury Branch (Asbury, IA)
Tuesday, July 16 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Dubuque County Library Peosta Branch (Peosta, IA)
Tuesday, August 13 @ 10–11 AM
Dubuque County Library Holy Cross (Holy Cross, IA)

It’s a party! Let’s dance! Designed for mobile toddlers, but all little ones who like to dance are welcome! 563-582-0008. dubcolib.org/events.

Parachute Palooza!
Wednesday, June 26 @ 3:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Do you love running underneath a parachute and other parachute games? Come on down and join for Parachute Palooza! Children ages 3–5 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 3–7. RSVP required. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225 x2228. CarnegieStout.org.

Summer Teen Nights
Mondays–Thursdays: June 26–July 31 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity, diversity, equity, inclusion, and empowers youth to reach their potential. Teen Nights consists of dinner, field trips, guest speakers, video games, and many other games and activities! Grades 6–12. Free. 1157 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Dubuque Harley Davidson Bike Nights
Last Wednesday through August: June 26 @ 6–9 PM
McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson

Bikes night aren’t just for bikes anymore! Classic cars, Jeeps, off-road vehicles, or anything with wheels is welcome. $1,000s in prizes each night. Live music, drinks, and food available. 145 N Crescent Ridge. DubuqueHarley-Davidson.com.

Studebaker Drivers Club 60th Annual International Meet
June 26–29
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Check out a swap meet, concourse, display cars, and more. On June 29, all brands are welcome for a cruise-in and swap meet. Come and see Studebakers from across the USA and Canada. 14569 Old Highway Rd. studebakersiowa.com.

Thursday, June 27

3rd Annual Filling Your Cup
Thursday, June 27
Breakfast Session @ 7:30–9 AM
Luncheon @ 11:30 AM–1 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque

Opening Doors’ inspirational coffee-themed event features professional speaker and author Holly Hoffman. Guests can choose from breakfast or lunch. This event sold out months in advance in its first two years. $40 Breakfast, $45 luncheon. 200 Main St. 563-582-7480. openingdoorsdbq.org/cup.

Shrek the Musical JR. Auditions
Thursday, June 27 @ 10 AM–1 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family. Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task—if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way. With abundant opportunities for imaginative sets and costumes and a host of over-the-top roles for an expandable cast, there’s a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story. 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9815. OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Comfort Bird / Power Carving Class
Thursday, June 27 @ 1–5 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

This is a great class for first time carvers, youth or adult. You will be surprised and thrilled with the little bird you will create. This beginner’s wood carving class will teach you the basics of power carving (with small rotary tool, no knives are used) and the techniques on how break a subject down to make it simple. Ages 8+. $75. 11084 W US HWY 20, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. galenaarc.org/wood-carving-classes.

Dyersville Farmers Market
Thursdays through October 5: June 27 @ 3–5 PM
Commercial Club Park (Dyersville, IA)

A variety of local and regional offerings. 225 11th St SE, Dyersville, IA. dyersville.org/events.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 12: June 27 @ 5–9:30 PM
Kennedy Mall

Celebrating their 42nd year, cars 1979 and older gather for a 1950s–1960s car show based on American Graffiti with music and door prizes. 555 JFK Rd. 563-588-1406. facebook.com/GarysGraffitiNights.

Taste of Summer Series
June 27 and August 1 @ 5–9 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
A “Taste of Dubuque” scaled down… but three times! Free to attend, enjoy mouth-watering food favorites from a handful of great food trucks and two live bands each night. 6/27: Adobos, Versus, Happi Hibachi, and Elle & Becks Gelato plus music by Tough Cookie and Tapestry; and 8/1: Caroline’s Restaurant, Birds Chicken Food Truck, Magoo’s Pizza, and Vesperman Farms Ice Cream Truck plus Boys of Lloyd and TBD. Awards for best dishes each time. Free to attend. 350 E 3rd St. RiverMuseum.org.

East Dubuque Cruisin’ Thursdays: Willie and The Buzzhounds
Thursdays through September: June 27 @ 5–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL
Open to all years, makes, and models of classic, muscle, and unique cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great food, closed street, open containers, and live music. facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow.

Live @ the Plaza: Red, White, & Brews
Every Other Thursday through August: June 27 @ 5–8 PM
Green Street Plaza (Galena, IL)
This family-friendly, free-to-attend event will feature beverages from Frank O’Dowd’s, delicious food from Birds, and music provided by the Americana Band. Visit the Plaza to enjoy live music, food trucks, and community. This event will kick off the patriotic weekend, celebrating the USA. Free. 110 Green St, Galena, IL. 815-776-9200. visitgalena.org.

Summer Teen Nights
Mondays–Thursdays: June 27–July 31 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity, diversity, equity, inclusion, and empowers youth to reach their potential. Teen Nights consists of dinner, field trips, guest speakers, video games, and many other games and activities! Grades 6–12. Free. 1157 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Tri-State Wind Symphony: Concert Director Rodney Matthews
Thursday, June 27 @ 6:15 PM
Alliant Energy Amphitheater

Dubuque’s summer community band, the Tri-State Wind Symphony, celebrates its 30th season with five “Music by the River” concerts. The TSWS band performs American style music in an informal, casual outdoor setting. The Accordion Divas, which are the TSWS warm up group, kick things off at 6:15 p.m. followed by the main event at 7 p.m. Bring a chair, lay on the hill or sit on the rock wall as the 100 plus volunteer adult and student musicians share their time and talents. Rain site: Westminster Presbyterian Church (2155 University Ave.) Free. 600 Star Brewery Dr. tsws.org.

Urinetown
June 27–29 @ 7:30 PM
June 30 @ 2 PM

Bell Tower Theater
This Tony Award-winning musical pokes fun at capitalism, bureaucracy, and musical theater itself. After a severe water shortage leads to a ban on private toilets, an evil corporation monopolizes all the public amenities. Tired of being charged admission for humanity’s basic needs, a hero rises up to overthrow the tyrannical movement. Filled with witty humor, fast-paced action, and a star-crossed love story, Urinetown is sure to keep you laughing! All performers in Urinetown will be high school students from throughout the area. Tickets are $15. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Studebaker Drivers Club 60th Annual International Meet
June 27–29
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Check out a swap meet, concourse, display cars, and more. On June 29, all brands are welcome for a cruise-in and swap meet. Come and see Studebakers from across the USA and Canada. 14569 Old Highway Rd. studebakersiowa.com.

Friday, June 28

Magician Rick Eugene
Friday, June 28 @ 10 AM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

All ages are invited to attend this funny and family-friendly magic show with Rick “Eugene” Brammer, a popular magician from the Quad Cities. Rick Eugene specializes in comedy magic and family entertainment. Join the library twice a month on Friday mornings at the Dubuque Arboretum for an outdoor library program. From music to science and even bike tricks, this is the place for family educational fun. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and get ready for a show. These programs are sponsored by the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. No rain dates. All ages. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-589-4225 x2228. CarnegieStout.org.

Family Friday: Caving
Friday, June 28 @ 10 AM–Noon
Whitewater Canyon (Bernard, IA)

Come prepared with a flashlight or headlamp to explore caves right here in Dubuque County. Explore caves large enough to fit 30 people to caves that require crawling and getting a little muddy. Family Friday programs are designed for everyone in the family to experience the beautiful outdoors in Dubuque County. RSVP required. 29912 9th Ave, Bernard, IA. 563-556-6745. DubuqueCountyIowa.gov/Conservation.

2nd Annual Tunes & Booms
Friday, June 28 @ 5–11 PM
Hazel Green Recreational Park (Hazel Green, WI)

Bring the family for food, beverages, bounce house, music from the 2nd Generation Band at 6–10 p.m., and fireworks at dusk. Grand prize calendar raffle winner (only 300 tickets available) at 9:30 p.m. No carry ins.

Billy Currington With Special Guests Chayce Beckham and Mackenzie Carpenter
Friday, June 28 @ 7 PM
Back Waters Stage

The talented Georgia native Billy Currington has spent more than a decade in the spotlight proving he’s truly a man for all seasons with 20 Top 40 hits and 11 No. 1 songs. He possesses one of the smoothest and most distinct voices in any genre of music on hits like “Do I Make You Wanna,” “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To,” “Good Directions,” “Hey Girl,” and “People Are Crazy.” Athens, GA, singer-songwriter Mackenzie Carpenter’s soulful country tone in her first cut, “Villain,” landed her at No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart. Her star is taking off! And Chayce Beckham is one of the most buzzed about newcomers in country music today, having won over millions of hearts while competing on Season 19 of American Idol. From the first audition, superstar Katy Perry highlighted how Chayce’s gravely vocals sound like “the heart of America.” Q Casino + Resort’s Back Waters Stage presented by MidwestOne Bank returns with a slate of star-studded entertainment. Rain or shine. All ages. $49.50 GA, $69.50 Turpin Tailgate Zone. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. BackWatersStage.com.

Summer Stroll & Stories
Friday, June 28 @ 7–9 PM
Friday, August 23 @ 7–9 PM
Linwood Cemetery

Stroll along the paths with GRIPS, to graves of the movers
and shakers of Dubuque buried at the beautiful and serene Linwood Cemetery. Enjoy tales of the Tri-State area’s past. Relish in the warmth and sunshine of the season. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m. Minors must be accompanied by adult. Ages 10+. RSVP required. $10. 2736 Windsor Ave. 563-213-9043. gripsghosthunt.com.

Urinetown
June 28–29 @ 7:30 PM
June 30 @ 2 PM

Bell Tower Theater
This Tony Award-winning musical pokes fun at capitalism, bureaucracy, and musical theater itself. After a severe water shortage leads to a ban on private toilets, an evil corporation monopolizes all the public amenities. Tired of being charged admission for humanity’s basic needs, a hero rises up to overthrow the tyrannical movement. Filled with witty humor, fast-paced action, and a star-crossed love story, Urinetown is sure to keep you laughing! All performers in Urinetown will be high school students from throughout the area. Tickets are $15. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Studebaker Drivers Club 60th Annual International Meet
June 28–29
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Check out a swap meet, concourse, display cars, and more. On June 29, all brands are welcome for a cruise-in and swap meet. Come and see Studebakers from across the USA and Canada. 14569 Old Highway Rd. studebakersiowa.com.

Silver Saddles
Friday, June 28
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)

Silver Saddles is an interactive horse experience for individuals ages 55+. Participants are invited to brush the horses, groom them, feed them treats, and lead them around the property. The goal of this experience is to allow a relaxing bonding experience between the participants and the horses. Ages 55+. $25. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-9550. shenandoahridingcenter.com.

Saturday, June 29

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: June 29 @ 7 AM–Noon
Saturdays in October: October 5 @ 8 AM–Noon
Around 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, on-site prepared foods, and more. Browse booths from area farmers and vendors while enjoying live music from a variety of musicians. Rain or shine. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Farmers Market
Saturdays through October: June 29 @ 7 AM–Noon
Galena City Hall Parking Lot (Galena, IL)

Find seasonal produce, flowers, maple syrup, baked goods, re-purposed crafts, meat, roasted coffee beans, and more. Rain or shine. 101 Green St, Galena, IL. 563-542-0996. facebook.com/galenafarmersmarket.

Potosi Tennyson Driftless Gate Market
Every Other Saturday through September 21: June 29 @ 8 AM–Noon
St. Andrew & Thomas School (Potosi, WI)

The Potosi-Tennyson Market has become a hub for locals and visitors alike, offering a unique shopping experience and an opportunity to meet the people behind the products. The vendors include small farms, artists, hobbyists, crafters, service providers, and more who are all committed to community involvement and help promote local growth. 100 HWY 61, Potosi WI. PotosiTennysonMarket.com.

Platteville Summer Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: June 29 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find everything from delicious vegetables to a variety of flowers, great gift items to canned preserves, and just about everything in between. All of the products you’ll find are locally grown, harvested, or handmade by local vendors. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Dyersville Downtown Market
Last Saturday through September: June 29 @ 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 a variety of local vendors, food trucks, live music, and activities. DyersvilleDowntownMarket.com.

Absolute Science Bubble Stations
Saturday, June 29 @ 8 AM–Noon
Legacy Square (Dyersville, IA)

Do you love making HUGE bubbles? Join in on bubble fun for all ages. 563-875-8912. dyersville.lib.ia.us.

MSDA Stamp Show
June 29 and 30 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Turner Hall (Galena, IL)

People all around the world collect postage stamps. Come to the Galena Country Stamp Show, hosted by the Midwest Stamp Dealers Association and see what all the fuss is about. Stamps have moved messages to neighboring towns and across oceans, connecting people and their stories. Stamps are history you can hold in your hands. The knowledgeable, experienced, and professional stamp dealers will have stamps from over 400 countries, postcards, historical letters, and collecting supplies ready to help you build your collection. Whether you have been collecting for years, or are completely new to the hobby, Midwest Stamp Dealers Association is ready to assist you on your journey. Whatever the specialty or topic, there is always something new to discover. Free appraisals and advice. Free. 115 S Bench St, Galena, IL. 414-234-9867. msdastamp.com.

5K Beer Run
Saturday, June 29 @ Noon
7 Hills Brewing Co

This untimed, fun-run welcomes participants of all levels. The course, starting and ending at the brewery, will take you through scenic routes, showcasing the beauty of the surroundings. After crossing the finish line, reward yourself with a locally-made craft beverage from 7 Hills Brewing Co and enjoy festivities like live music and games. Plus, every participant receives a craft brew at the finish line, a collector’s pint glass or seasonal swag item, and a chance to win prizes. Dogs and strollers are welcome on the course. A portion of all proceeds supports local nonprofits. This event is part of the 2024 Iowa Brewery Running Series Season. Registration is limited. $35–$50. $1085 Washington St. breweryrunningseries.com.

East Dubuque Fireworks
Saturday, June 29 @ 6 PM
Downtown East Dubuque, IL
Fireworks return to the traditional weekend! Live outdoor music by Menace on the closed Sinsinawa Ave. followed by a fireworks display at dusk.

Urinetown
June 29 @ 7:30 PM
June 30 @ 2 PM

Bell Tower Theater
This Tony Award-winning musical pokes fun at capitalism, bureaucracy, and musical theater itself. After a severe water shortage leads to a ban on private toilets, an evil corporation monopolizes all the public amenities. Tired of being charged admission for humanity’s basic needs, a hero rises up to overthrow the tyrannical movement. Filled with witty humor, fast-paced action, and a star-crossed love story, Urinetown is sure to keep you laughing! All performers in Urinetown will be high school students from throughout the area. Tickets are $15. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Lil Jon With Special Guest Mike Jones
Saturday, June 29 @ 8 PM
Back Waters Stage

“Yeah!” “What?” “OK!” Hailing from Atlanta, Lil Jon reshaped the hip-hop landscape and co-founded Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz in 1997. Known for hits “Get Low,” Usher’s “Yeah!,” and a collab with DJ Snake, “Turn Down for What.” Lil Jon won BMI’s Songwriter of the Year award and scored eight Billboard Awards, a Grammy, a Radio Music Award, a BET award, two MTV Video Music Awards, and an American Music Award. Mike Jones rose to prominence in the 2000s with his memorable catchphrase “Mike Jones, who?” and songs that repeated his name and cell phone number until neither could be forgotten. His breakout single “Still Tippin’” (featuring Slim Thug and Paul Wall) in 2004 catapulted him to national fame, followed by the success of “Back Then.” A collab with T-Pain for “I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper)” earned him a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Q Casino + Resort’s Back Waters Stage presented by MidwestOne Bank returns with a slate of star-studded entertainment. Rain or shine. All ages. $59.99 GA, $69.99 Turpin Tailgate Zone. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. BackWatersStage.com.

The Cleverlys
Saturday, June 29 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Theater

The Cleverlys is a one-of-a-kind, unique comedy and music experience. From the groups humble beginnings in the Ozark Mountains, to currently headlining festivals and PAC’s all over the country, even performing regularly on the coveted Grand Ole Opry stage. One thing is for certain, there is no other show like this out there. Dr Digger is the master churner of all things buttery and smooth. “His comedy is a hybrid of Homer and Jethro and the office” said Rolling Stone Magazine. “If Dolly Parton, Earl Scruggs, and Spinal Tap spawned a litter of puppies, it would be The Cleverlys” says The New York Times. “The group has evolved over the years and the comedy and musicality is the best it’s ever been. Our show is now on the top shelf.” says Digger Cleverly. The group is comprised of Dr. Digger, his nephews Ricky Lloyd, DVD, Haggis, and his youngest brother, Wasper. This group is a master class of comedic timing, showmanship, and world class musicianship. Jimmy Welty Band opens. $23–$43. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Studebaker Drivers Club 60th Annual International Meet
June 29
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Check out a swap meet, concourse, display cars, and more. On June 29, all brands are welcome for a cruise-in and swap meet. Come and see Studebakers from across the USA and Canada. 14569 Old Highway Rd. studebakersiowa.com.

Sunday, June 30

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 13: June 30 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club Parking Lot (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, meat, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

BKTN A Walk to Remember
Sunday, June 30 @ 10 AM–1 PM
Heritage Trail at Gardners Ln & S John Deere Rd

The 1st annual 5k walk honors those who lost their battle to mental health and to support those who are still fighting. Registration at 9–10 a.m., walk at 10 a.m.–noon, raffle at 12:30 p.m.–1 p.m., and food trucks at 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Food trucks include Versus and Elle & Beck’s. Includes T-shirt and bracelet. $25 Registration fee, $20 add on personalized sign. 563-341-7736. BKTN.US.

MSDA Stamp Show
June 30 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Turner Hall (Galena, IL)

People all around the world collect postage stamps. Come to the Galena Country Stamp Show, hosted by the Midwest Stamp Dealers Association and see what all the fuss is about. Stamps have moved messages to neighboring towns and across oceans, connecting people and their stories. Stamps are history you can hold in your hands. The knowledgeable, experienced, and professional stamp dealers will have stamps from over 400 countries, postcards, historical letters, and collecting supplies ready to help you build your collection. Whether you have been collecting for years, or are completely new to the hobby, Midwest Stamp Dealers Association is ready to assist you on your journey. Whatever the specialty or topic, there is always something new to discover. Free appraisals and advice. Free. 115 S Bench St, Galena, IL. 414-234-9867. msdastamp.com.

Urinetown
June 30 @ 2 PM

Bell Tower Theater
This Tony Award-winning musical pokes fun at capitalism, bureaucracy, and musical theater itself. After a severe water shortage leads to a ban on private toilets, an evil corporation monopolizes all the public amenities. Tired of being charged admission for humanity’s basic needs, a hero rises up to overthrow the tyrannical movement. Filled with witty humor, fast-paced action, and a star-crossed love story, Urinetown is sure to keep you laughing! All performers in Urinetown will be high school students from throughout the area. Tickets are $15. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Music in the Gardens: Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Sundays through August: June 30 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
This casual, family-friendly concert features a range of musical styles including popular light classics, movie soundtracks, and patriotic pieces. Arrive by 5:15 p.m. to catch the Youth Summer String Camp’s final performance. The 32nd season boasts 13 weeks of family-friendly music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket. Presented by the Dubuque Arts Council. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net/music-in-the-gardens.

July 2024

Wednesday, July 3

Dubuque Jaycees/Radio Dubuque Fireworks & Airshow
Wednesday, July 3
A.Y. McDonald Park
It’s only the biggest and best fireworks display for hundreds of miles around! Located in the Hawthorne Street area by A.Y. McDonald Park, you’ll want to get there early for the best spots. Bring blankets, chairs, and coolers, and sit back for an amazing air show in the early evening followed by a stunning fireworks display set to music at approximately 9:45 PM. 1200 Hawthorne St. RadioDubuque.com/July3rd.

Thursday, July 4

Galena Independence Parade and Fireworks
Thursday, July 4 @ 6 PM
Downtown Galena, IL
The annual community parade features floats, bands, marchers, and more. After the parade, enjoy live music at Green Street Plaza until the fireworks begin. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. KiwanisClubOfGalena.com.

Friday, July 5

Food Festival Fridays
1st Friday through September: July 5 @ 11 AM–2 PM
Washington Park

Join area food vendors in Washington Park for a lunchtime food fest. 365ink Magazine brings the perfect side dish to your chicken sandwich, pizza, or coffee: local, live music! July 5 sees Birds., Hibachi Time, Rockin’ 5k BBQ, and Elle & Beck’s Coffee & Gelato and music by John Moran. Aug. 2 features Birds., Hibachi Time, Dinger’s D’Lite’s, Magoo’s Pizza, Bob & Lou’s, and Elle & Beck’s Coffee & Gelato and music by Joie Wails. The festival closes out on Sept. 6 with Birds., Hibachi Time, Dinger’s D’Lite’s, Magoo’s Pizza, and Bob & Lou’s and music by Sarah Day. Hosted by Dubuque Main Street and sponsored by MidWestOne Bank. Free. 700 Locust St. dubuquemainstreet.com.

Saturday, July 6

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Shows
Every Other Saturday through August 17: July 6 @ 6 PM
South of Lock 12 (Bellevue, IA)
Watch Bellevue’s own water ski show team for free along Riverview St. Enjoy great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, great music, and powerful towboats. They are one of only four water ski show teams in Iowa and the only one to perform on the Mississippi River. Check them out north of Lock 12 for practice or south of Lock 12 for one of their shows. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat or safety crew member, support staff, and much more. Free. facebook.com/SkiBellevue.

Cascade Rockin’ on the River: Tyler Richton & The High Bank Boys, Angela Meyer
July 6 and August 2 @ 7–11 PM
Riverview Amphitheater (Cascade, IA)
Bring your cooler and lawn chairs for a night of great music. Food available for purchase. 7/6: Tyler Richton & The High Bank Boys, Angela Meyer; 8/2: Flatbed Four, Mark Zalaznik. 101 Pierce St SW, Cascade, IA. $10. facebook.com/RockinOnTheRiverCascade.

Stargazing in The Galena Territory
July 6 @ 8:30–10:30 PM
August 3 @ 8:30–10:30 PM
September 7 @ 7:30–9:30 PM
October 26 @ 6–8 PM
The Galena Territory Association Owners’ Club Parking Lot (Galena, IL)

Enjoy an unforgettable evening under the stars at this stargazing event. Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or a curious beginner, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the constellations, stars, and fascinating stories behind them from experienced professional and amateur astronomers. Bring your telescope or observe through those provided and explore the wonders of the night sky. Don’t forget to pack a lawn chair or blanket for comfortable seating; remember that the event is weather-dependent. Come and be amazed by the beauty and mysteries of the universe. Free. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. thegalenaterritory.com.

Sunday, July 7

Music in the Gardens: Secrets
Sundays through August: July 7 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s variety. The 32nd season boasts 13 weeks of family-friendly music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket. Presented by the Dubuque Arts Council. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net/music-in-the-gardens.

Thursday, July 11

Tri-State Wind Symphony: Concert Director David Resnick
Thursday, July 11 @ 6:15 PM
Alliant Energy Amphitheater

Dubuque’s summer community band, the Tri-State Wind Symphony, celebrates its 30th season with five “Music by the River” concerts. The TSWS band performs American style music in an informal, casual outdoor setting. The Accordion Divas, which are the TSWS warm up group, kick things off at 6:15 p.m. followed by the main event at 7 p.m. Bring a chair, lay on the hill or sit on the rock wall as the 100 plus volunteer adult and student musicians share their time and talents. Rain site: Westminster Presbyterian Church (2155 University Ave.) Free. 600 Star Brewery Dr. tsws.org.

Friday, July 12

Jim Gill
Friday, July 12 @ 10–11 AM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Packard Pavilion
Get ready to sing, clap, dance and spin along during this visit from award-winning musician and author, Jim Gill. Jim Gill’s distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room in the concert hall and is an invitation to children, parents and grandparents to sing and play together. All ages. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Music on Main St: Joelton Mayfield, Future Crib, and Ben Dunegan
Fridays: July 12 and August 16 @ 5–9 PM
Town Clock Plaza

Music on Main Street brings three concerts to Dubuque’s Town Clock Plaza on Main Street this summer. Enjoy free live music and food and cold beverages with Dubuque Main Street. The series continues on Friday, July 12 with Joelton Mayfield, Future Crib, and Ben Dunegan. The series closes with Al Holiday and the Eastside Rhythm Band, Jason Walsmith, and Kendra Swanson on Aug. 16. Free. 680 Main St. DubuqueMainStreet.com.

Downtown Summer Nights
July 12 @ 5:30–9 PM
Downtown Dyersville, IA
Not to miss out on the fun, Dyersville hosts its own summer festival series. Besides live music, the event includes food, games for kids, and best of all, it’s free! Dyersville.org.

I Prevail With Special Guests Hollywood Undead and Fit for a King
Friday, July 12 @ 6:30 PM
Back Waters Stage

Post-hardcore punks I Prevail grabbed fans’ attention with their incendiary cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” in 2014. The band sets itself apart from the pack with a unique mix of raw punk energy, catchy hooks, and electronic textures, and in concert, it all gets turned up to 11 with mosh pit-inspiring standouts like “Crossroads,” “Love, Lust, and Liars,” and “The Enemy.” Following the chart-topping 2013 release of Notes from the Underground, the masked members of raucous rap rock band Hollywood Undead bring an adrenaline-filled live shows. And like the best metalcore bands, opener Fit for a King offer an uncompromising, high-energy live show full of chugging riffs, clean and unclean vocals, and thudding drums. Q Casino + Resort’s Back Waters Stage presented by MidwestOne Bank returns with a slate of star-studded entertainment. Rain or shine. All ages. $59.99 GA, $79.99 Turpin Tailgate Zone, $134.99 Undead Army VIP Merch Package, $234.99 HU4L VIP Meet and Greet. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. BackWatersStage.com.

The Addams Family
July 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 @ 7:30 PM
July 14 and 21 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, featuring an original story that is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Saturday, July 13

Potosi Tennyson Driftless Gate Market
Every Other Saturday through September 21: July 13 @ 8 AM–Noon
St. Andrew & Thomas School (Potosi, WI)

The Potosi-Tennyson Market has become a hub for locals and visitors alike, offering a unique shopping experience and an opportunity to meet the people behind the products. The vendors include small farms, artists, hobbyists, crafters, service providers, and more who are all committed to community involvement and help promote local growth. 100 HWY 61, Potosi WI. PotosiTennysonMarket.com.

Farm Fun Day
Saturday, July 13 @ 10 AM–Noon
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)

This family-friendly event offers a unique opportunity to experience life on a farm, with a petting zoo, cow milking demonstrations, and hands-on activities like making ice cream and butter, and Circles of the Earth bracelets. No tickets are required, so simply show up and let the farming fun begin! Get ready to pet, milk, and create your way to a memorable day on the farm. Free. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-9550. shenandoahridingcenter.com.

Day at the Farm: Cows, Kids & Curds
Saturday, July 13 @ 3–5 PM
Saturday, September 7 @ 2–4 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

Begin in the farm shop with beverages and cheese curds while learning about the farm history and background. Then, head out and about to tour the farm and interact with the animals. So many new opportunities or experiences to be had—milk a cow, give a calf her bottle, help with farm chores, or get cuddly with one of the farm friends (goat, sheep, pig, pony or, maybe a duck). Lots of opportunities for photo ops along the way, and playtime with the goats and other animals if you’d like. Finally, wrap it up back in the shop if you choose, sampling a variety of locally sourced cheeses curds and ice cream. Choose to enjoy some good conversation and curds in the shop or maybe a little more playtime with the animals. The Berning kids will be happy to lead your little ones back to Little Kingdom for some more interactions with the farm friends. Or, maybe they want to saddle up on Gunner for a pony ride! A very family-friendly event to kick off your weekend or night. All ages. $55. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

Arboretum’s Got Talent: Dubuque Music Men
Saturday, July 13 @ 6–7:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
July 13 marks the inaugural event for our new series called “Arboretum’s Got Talent,” kicked off by the Dubuque Music Men & Friends. In the future, the DABG will be looking to host a battle of the bands, singing competitions, etc., for all ages. Be on the lookout for more information about future AGT! events. Rain date: July 27. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Night at the Farm: Cows, Wine & Charcuterie
Saturday, July 13 @ 7–9 PM
Saturday, September 7 @ 6–8 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

A VIP event hosted by Matt and Natalie Berning along with their amazing crew. Begin in the farm shop with beverages and farm intro. Then, head out and about to tour the farm and interact with the animals. So many new opportunities or experiences to be had—milk a cow, give a calf her bottle, help with farm chores by feeding a farm friend (goat, sheep, pig, or pony). Lots of opportunities for photo ops along the way, and playtime with the goats and other animals if you’d like. Finally, wrap it up back in the shop for a view of the sunset over the farm with your own complimentary charcuterie boat featuring a variety of locally sourced cheeses while sipping on a beverage. $65. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

The Addams Family
July 13, 18, 19 and 20 @ 7:30 PM
July 14 and 21 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, featuring an original story that is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Sunday, July 14

The Addams Family
July 14 and 21 @ 2 PM
July 18, 19 and 20 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House

A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, featuring an original story that is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Music in the Gardens: Sail On
Sundays through August: July 14 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Beach Boys tribute band. The 32nd season boasts 13 weeks of family-friendly music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket. Presented by the Dubuque Arts Council. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net/music-in-the-gardens.

Thursday, July 18

Intro to Wanderwood Gardens
Thursday, July 18 @ 6–7 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Heinemann Visitor Center
The Wanderwood Gardens: a forest of make-believe and discovery. Have a conversation with Jared McGovern, director of the Gardens. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Beartooth with Special Guests Currents, Boundaries, and Nevertel
Thursday, July 18 @ 6:30 PM
Back Waters Stage

The fearlessly determined and creative Ohio-based powerhouse Beartooth perfected a sound sought by a generation of bands, equal parts solitary musical confession and celebratory exorcism. It’s an outright refusal to suffer in silence, weaponizing radio-ready bombast to deliver raw emotion mixed with noise-rock chaos. They combine hard rock and hardcore in a way that’s smart, lean, melodic, and irresistible, without apology. After more than 900 million streams from songs like “The Past is Dead,” “Fed Up,” and “In Between,” in addition to the band’s fourth album, Below, topping charts and finding its way into Best Rock/Metal Albums of the Year in 2021, Rolling Stone introduced Beartooth as one of 10 New Artists You Need To Know. Their latest single “Riptide” is a furiously courageous song of self-empowerment serving as a victory lap to memorialize a struggle with mental health and self-acceptance, which has defined so much of Beartooth since its inception. Beartooth offers no cure, but the recovery comes in the process; the journey is the destination. So enjoy the ride. Q Casino + Resort’s Back Waters Stage presented by MidwestOne Bank returns with a slate of star-studded entertainment. Rain or shine. All ages. $44.99+. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. BackWatersStage.com.

The Addams Family
July 18, 19 and 20 @ 7:30 PM
July 21 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, featuring an original story that is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Friends of the Galena Library Pre-owned Book Sale
July 18–20
Galena Middle School (Galena, IL)

This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Galena Library, featuring thousands of books/audio books/DVDs/CDs and puzzles available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale are used towards subscriptions to Book Page, Flipster Digital Magazine, Ancestry.com and Axis 360; adult and children’s special programs, large print books, Playaway audio books, LitFest and the Galena Little Free Libraries. 1230 Franklin St, Galena, IL. galenalibrary.org.

Friday, July 19

The Addams Family
July 19 and 20 @ 7:30 PM
July 21 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, featuring an original story that is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Friends of the Galena Library Pre-owned Book Sale
July 19–20
Galena Middle School (Galena, IL)

This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Galena Library, featuring thousands of books/audio books/DVDs/CDs and puzzles available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale are used towards subscriptions to Book Page, Flipster Digital Magazine, Ancestry.com and Axis 360; adult and children’s special programs, large print books, Playaway audio books, LitFest and the Galena Little Free Libraries. 1230 Franklin St, Galena, IL. galenalibrary.org.

Saturday, July 20

Old-fashioned Games and Belden School Open House
Saturday, July 20 @ 10 AM–1 PM
Belden School (Galena, IL)

Step back in time and have some old-fashioned fun! Bring the kids and learn about the one-room schoolhouse and play some games like they used to in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Volunteer docents are onsite and share stories of the 1859 limestone one-room schoolhouse. Free. 52 Heatherdowns Ln, Galena, IL. thegalenaterritory.com.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Shows
Every Other Saturday through August 17: July 20 @ 4 PM
South of Lock 12 (Bellevue, IA)
Watch Bellevue’s own water ski show team for free along Riverview St. Enjoy great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, great music, and powerful towboats. They are one of only four water ski show teams in Iowa and the only one to perform on the Mississippi River. Check them out north of Lock 12 for practice or south of Lock 12 for one of their shows. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat or safety crew member, support staff, and much more. Free. facebook.com/SkiBellevue.

The Addams Family
July 20 @ 7:30 PM
July 21 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, featuring an original story that is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Friends of the Galena Library Pre-owned Book Sale
July 20
Galena Middle School (Galena, IL)

This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Galena Library, featuring thousands of books/audio books/DVDs/CDs and puzzles available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale are used towards subscriptions to Book Page, Flipster Digital Magazine, Ancestry.com and Axis 360; adult and children’s special programs, large print books, Playaway audio books, LitFest and the Galena Little Free Libraries. 1230 Franklin St, Galena, IL. galenalibrary.org.

Sunday, July 21

Pressed Flower Art
Sunday, July 21 @ 10 AM–Noon
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Heinemann Visitor Center
Create your own pressed flower art on handmade paper. Flowers are supplied and the “recipe” to follow for placement will be provided. Enjoy a light breakfast on the Hafeman Veranda. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

The Addams Family
July 21 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, featuring an original story that is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Music in the Gardens: 10 of Soul
Sundays through August: July 21 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
This high-energy 11-piece band brings to the stage a dynamic range of classic soul, funk, and pop. The 32nd season boasts 13 weeks of family-friendly music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket. Presented by the Dubuque Arts Council. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net/music-in-the-gardens.

Thursday, July 25

Tri-State Wind Symphony: Concert Directors Pohland, Hauta, Matthews, and Resnick
Thursday, July 25 @ 6:15 PM
Alliant Energy Amphitheater

Dubuque’s summer community band, the Tri-State Wind Symphony, celebrates its 30th season with five “Music by the River” concerts. The TSWS band performs American style music in an informal, casual outdoor setting. The Accordion Divas, which are the TSWS warm up group, kick things off at 6:15 p.m. followed by the main event at 7 p.m. Bring a chair, lay on the hill or sit on the rock wall as the 100 plus volunteer adult and student musicians share their time and talents. Rain site: Westminster Presbyterian Church (2155 University Ave.) Free. 600 Star Brewery Dr. tsws.org.

Friday, July 26

Juggling Jeff
Friday, July 26 @ 10–11 AM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Packard Pavilion
An interactive comedy show with high energy, improvisation, danger, suspense, ridiculousness, audience participation, and more. All ages. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Saturday, July 27

Potosi Tennyson Driftless Gate Market
Every Other Saturday through September 21: July 27 @ 8 AM–Noon
St. Andrew & Thomas School (Potosi, WI)

The Potosi-Tennyson Market has become a hub for locals and visitors alike, offering a unique shopping experience and an opportunity to meet the people behind the products. The vendors include small farms, artists, hobbyists, crafters, service providers, and more who are all committed to community involvement and help promote local growth. 100 HWY 61, Potosi WI. PotosiTennysonMarket.com.

Sunday, July 28

Cooking 101: Fresh Vegetables
Sunday, July 28 @ 3–5 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

If you are perplexed about how to work with fresh vegetables—cut/slice, cook, roast, preserve. If you let your veggies linger a little too long in the fridge and end up throwing them away. If your mom cooked veggies until they were mush—or even if you do! This class is for you. Learn how to process and cook with fresh vegetables, and what is in season and when so that we can get the best quality and price. Take home recipes and preservation techniques to get the most out of your veggies. Learn tips and tricks for stretching the life of your vegetables and reducing food waste. Join Convivium Co-Founder Leslie Shalabi for this exciting new class, which is part of their “Cooking 101” series. It is for the person who has very limited cooking knowledge and wants to become more confident in the kitchen. This series will be a combination of classroom learning, demonstration, and some limited hands-on experience. $25–$37.50. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Music in the Gardens: Kids from Wisconsin
Sundays through August: July 28 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Song-and-dance band. The 32nd season boasts 13 weeks of family-friendly music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket. Presented by the Dubuque Arts Council. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net/music-in-the-gardens.

Wednesday, July 31

Dubuque Harley Davidson Bike Nights
Last Wednesday through August: July 31 @ 6–9 PM
McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson

Bikes night aren’t just for bikes anymore! Classic cars, Jeeps, off-road vehicles, or anything with wheels is welcome. $1,000s in prizes each night. Live music, drinks, and food available. 145 N Crescent Ridge. DubuqueHarley-Davidson.com.

August 2024

Thursday, August 1

Taste of Summer Series
Thursday, August 1 @ 5–9 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
A “Taste of Dubuque” scaled down… but three times! Free to attend, enjoy mouth-watering food favorites from a handful of great food trucks and two live bands each night. 8/1: Caroline’s Restaurant, Birds Chicken Food Truck, Magoo’s Pizza, and Vesperman Farms Ice Cream Truck plus Boys of Lloyd and TBD. Awards for best dishes each time. Free to attend. 350 E 3rd St. RiverMuseum.org.

Friday, August 2

Food Festival Fridays
1st Friday through September: August 2 @ 11 AM–2 PM
Washington Park

Join area food vendors in Washington Park for a lunchtime food fest. 365ink Magazine brings the perfect side dish to your chicken sandwich, pizza, or coffee: local, live music! Aug. 2 features Birds., Hibachi Time, Dinger’s D’Lite’s, Magoo’s Pizza, Bob & Lou’s, and Elle & Beck’s Coffee & Gelato and music by Joie Wails. The festival closes out on Sept. 6 with Birds., Hibachi Time, Dinger’s D’Lite’s, Magoo’s Pizza, and Bob & Lou’s and music by Sarah Day. Hosted by Dubuque Main Street and sponsored by MidWestOne Bank. Free. 700 Locust St. dubuquemainstreet.com.

Cascade Rockin’ on the River: Flatbed Four, Mark Zalaznik
Friday, August 2 @ 7–11 PM
Riverview Amphitheater (Cascade, IA)
Bring your cooler and lawn chairs for a night of great music. Food available for purchase. 8/2: Flatbed Four, Mark Zalaznik. 101 Pierce St SW, Cascade, IA. $10. facebook.com/RockinOnTheRiverCascade.

Upchurch: Tune-In Tour ’24 With Special Guests t2., Brodnax, and JJ Lawhorn
Friday, August 2 @ 8 PM
Back Waters Stage
The more serious alter ego of comic hick-hop performer Upchurch the Redneck, Ryan Upchurch established a sideline career as a singer, performing songs significantly warmer and more personable than his purposefully rowdy rap material. After Upchurch started posting the videos online, word about his work began to spread, and as he developed a fan base for his “hick-hop” music, he released an EP, Cheatham County, in May 2015. The EP rose to No. 29 on the country albums chart, and Upchurch the Redneck’s recording career was on its way. Upchurch is joined by special guests special guests t2., Brodnax, and JJ Lawhorn. Q Casino + Resort’s Back Waters Stage presented by MidwestOne Bank returns with a slate of star-studded entertainment. Rain or shine. All ages. $64.99 GA, $84.99 Turpin Tailgate Zone. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. BackWatersStage.com.

Saturday, August 3

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Shows
Every Other Saturday through August 17: August 3 @ 4 PM
Lake Street (Sabula, IA)
Watch Bellevue’s own water ski show team for free along Riverview St. Enjoy great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, great music, and powerful towboats. They are one of only four water ski show teams in Iowa and the only one to perform on the Mississippi River. Check them out north of Lock 12 for practice or south of Lock 12 for one of their shows. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat or safety crew member, support staff, and much more. Free. facebook.com/SkiBellevue.

Stargazing in The Galena Territory
August 3 @ 8:30–10:30 PM
September 7 @ 7:30–9:30 PM
October 26 @ 6–8 PM
The Galena Territory Association Owners’ Club Parking Lot (Galena, IL)

Enjoy an unforgettable evening under the stars at this stargazing event. Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or a curious beginner, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the constellations, stars, and fascinating stories behind them from experienced professional and amateur astronomers. Bring your telescope or observe through those provided and explore the wonders of the night sky. Don’t forget to pack a lawn chair or blanket for comfortable seating; remember that the event is weather-dependent. Come and be amazed by the beauty and mysteries of the universe. Free. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. thegalenaterritory.com.

Sunday, August 4

Sundaes in the Gardens
Sunday, August 4 @ 11 AM–3 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
From food to sculptures to music and more, artistry takes center stage at the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Free sundaes noon–1:30 p.m. plus food, coffee, arts and crafts sale, and more. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Music in the Gardens: Ocean’s Rat Pack
Sundays through August: August 4 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Rat Pack tribute band. The 32nd season boasts 13 weeks of family-friendly music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net/music-in-the-gardens.

Friday, August 9

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit With Special Guest Shemekia Copeland
Friday, August 9 @ 8 PM
Back Waters Stage

A Jason Isbell record always lands like a decoder ring in the ears and hearts of his audience, a soundtrack to his world and magically to theirs, too. Weathervanes carries the same revelatory power. This is a storyteller at the peak of his craft, observing his fellow wanderers, looking inside and trying to understand, reducing a universe to four minutes. Also know for his tenure in Drive By Truckers, Isbell has won six Grammy Awards. You may know his acting chops from Deadwood: The Movie and Killers of the Flower Moon, but it’s amazing songs like “24 Frames,” “Elephant,” “If We Were Vampires,” and “Cover Me Up” from three No. 1 albums that will bring the house down. Five-time Grammy nominee Shemekia Copeland opens. This musical force also won 15 Blues Music Awards from 47 nominations including seven Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year at the Blues Music Awards, most recently in 2020 and 2021. She’s legit, folks! Q Casino + Resort’s Back Waters Stage presented by MidwestOne Bank returns with a slate of star-studded entertainment. Rain or shine. All ages. $59.99 GA, $79.99 Turpin Tailgate Zone. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. BackWatersStage.com.

Saturday, August 10

Potosi Tennyson Driftless Gate Market
Every Other Saturday through September 21: July 13 @ 8 AM–Noon
St. Andrew & Thomas School (Potosi, WI)

The Potosi-Tennyson Market has become a hub for locals and visitors alike, offering a unique shopping experience and an opportunity to meet the people behind the products. The vendors include small farms, artists, hobbyists, crafters, service providers, and more who are all committed to community involvement and help promote local growth. 100 HWY 61, Potosi WI. PotosiTennysonMarket.com.

Picnic + Play
Saturday, August 10 @ 11 AM–2 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The first annual back-to-school picnic invites DJ Combat D Productions plus food by Hy-Vee and ice cream by Vesperman Farms to the arboretum for a family-friendly picnic. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Ice Nine Kills & In This Moment: Kiss Of Death Part 2 With Special Guests Avatar and TX2
Saturday, August 10 @ 6:15 PM
Back Waters Stage

Ice Nine Kills makes music both timeless and timely, mixing metal, hardcore, and punk, with accessible power on fan favorites like “Hell in the Hallways,” “Merry Axe-Mas,” and “The Nature of the Beast.” New hard-rock-and-horror anthems like “Hip to be Scared” and “Assault & Batteries” demonstrate lead vocalist Spencer Charnas’s fascination with fright, pop culture obsession, and his expertise with inescapably wicked melodic hooks and clever twists of phrase as heard in the Top 10 Mainstream Rock single “A Grave Mistake” and Top 20 hit “Savages.” In This Moment, a touring juggernaut who’ve slayed stages worldwide at Ozzfest, Warped Tour, Download, Knotfest, and Rocklahoma, put out Mother in 2020, earning “The In-Between” the band’s first Grammy nod. Special guests Avatar and TX2 open. Q Casino + Resort’s Back Waters Stage presented by MidwestOne Bank returns with a slate of star-studded entertainment. Rain or shine. All ages. $64.99 GA, $84.99 Turpin Tailgate Zone. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. BackWatersStage.com.

Sunday, August 11

Music in the Gardens: Fortunate Sons
Sundays through August: August 11 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
A tribute to Creedence Clearwater. The 32nd season boasts 13 weeks of family-friendly music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net/music-in-the-gardens.

Friday, August 16

Music on Main St: Al Holiday and the Eastside Rhythm Band, Jason Walsmith, and Kendra Swanson
Friday, August 16 @ 5–9 PM
Town Clock Plaza

Music on Main Street brings three concerts to Dubuque’s Town Clock Plaza on Main Street this summer. Enjoy free live music and food and cold beverages with Dubuque Main Street. The series closes with Al Holiday and the Eastside Rhythm Band, Jason Walsmith, and Kendra Swanson on Aug. 16. Free. 680 Main St. DubuqueMainStreet.com.

Saturday, August 17

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Shows
Every Other Saturday through August 17: August 17 @ 4 PM
South of Lock 12 (Bellevue, IA)
Watch Bellevue’s own water ski show team for free along Riverview St. Enjoy great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, great music, and powerful towboats. They are one of only four water ski show teams in Iowa and the only one to perform on the Mississippi River. Check them out north of Lock 12 for practice or south of Lock 12 for one of their shows. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat or safety crew member, support staff, and much more. Free. facebook.com/SkiBellevue.

Sunday, August 18

Music in the Gardens: Anthem’s Grand Illusion
Sundays through August: August 18 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
A tribute to the music of Styx. Performing all the hits of Styx from their classic catalog. The 32nd season boasts 13 weeks of family-friendly music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net/music-in-the-gardens.

Wednesday, August 21

Distinctively Dubuque
Session 3: Wednesdays: August 21–September 18 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
Session 4: Wednesdays: October 2–October 30 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
Various Locations in Downtown Dubuque

Distinctively Dubuque is a five-night course hosted by high-energy presenters with in-depth knowledge of the Greater Dubuque region and is designed for individuals who are new to the area within the last five years. Each night explores a different topic at a different venue and includes dinner, highlighting quintessential Dubuque dining experiences. Free. 563-557-9049. mandid@greaterdubuque.org. greaterdubuque.org.

Friday, August 23

Summer Stroll & Stories
Friday, August 23 @ 7–9 PM
Linwood Cemetery

Stroll along the paths with GRIPS, to graves of the movers
and shakers of Dubuque buried at the beautiful and serene Linwood Cemetery. Enjoy tales of the Tri-State area’s past. Relish in the warmth and sunshine of the season. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m. Minors must be accompanied by adult. Ages 10+. RSVP required. $10. 2736 Windsor Ave. 563-213-9043. gripsghosthunt.com.

Saturday, August 24

Potosi Tennyson Driftless Gate Market
Every Other Saturday through September 21: August 24 @ 8 AM–Noon
St. Andrew & Thomas School (Potosi, WI)

The Potosi-Tennyson Market has become a hub for locals and visitors alike, offering a unique shopping experience and an opportunity to meet the people behind the products. The vendors include small farms, artists, hobbyists, crafters, service providers, and more who are all committed to community involvement and help promote local growth. 100 HWY 61, Potosi WI. PotosiTennysonMarket.com.

Sunday, August 25

Music in the Gardens: Jonny Lyons & the Pride
Sundays through August: August 25 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Old-time rock ‘n’ roll and soul recreating the electrifying energy from ‘50s and ‘60s sock hops to the soulful sounds of ‘60s and ‘70s R&B music. The 32nd season boasts 13 weeks of family-friendly music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net/music-in-the-gardens.

Tuesday, August 27

Readings Under the Influence
August 27 and October 29 @ 7 PM
Smokestack

RUI is a themed, interactive live and local arts showcase. As far as giving you an understanding of how it all goes and what to expect, well, it’s different every time. Sometimes it’s edgy, sometimes sweet, sometimes controversial, sometimes downright vicious, but always artful. RUI also loves audience participation, and they love giving away their infamous “Burden Prizes,” so prepare for nerdy, wordy trivia outbursts between readings as well as a shots-infused, volunteerish interactive audience participation game. Feeling chill and inspired? Sit a while in the Writer’s/Artist’s Corner, wherein you may dump those inspired musings onto paper. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Free. 62 E 7th St. facebook.com/RUIDBQ.

Wednesday, August 28

Dubuque Harley Davidson Bike Nights
Last Wednesday through August: August 28 @ 6–9 PM
McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson

Bikes night aren’t just for bikes anymore! Classic cars, Jeeps, off-road vehicles, or anything with wheels is welcome. $1,000s in prizes each night. Live music, drinks, and food available. 145 N Crescent Ridge. DubuqueHarley-Davidson.com.

Thursday, August 29

Riley Green: Live in Concert With Special Guest TBA
Thursday, August 29 @ 8 PM
Back Waters Stage

Riley Green has been compelling country music fans to raise a drink, shed a tear, and, above all, celebrate where they are from, since first releasing his self-titled EP in 2018. His songs like the No. 1 Platinum hit “There Was This Girl”’ the 2X-Platinum-certified heart-tugger “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” which he performed live at the 55th ACM Awards; and his chart-topping collab with Thomas Rhett, “Half of Me” have made Riley synonymous with what country music does best: making listeners feel something with his no-gimmick, relatable writing and classic feel. Fresh off tours with Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs, Green has made a much-deserved turn to headliner status. Q Casino + Resort’s Back Waters Stage presented by MidwestOne Bank returns with a slate of star-studded entertainment. Rain or shine. All ages. $74.99 GA, $94.99 Turpin Tailgate Zone. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. BackWatersStage.com.

Saturday, August 31

Day at the Farm: Picnic & Play
Saturday, August 31 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

Begin with a beautiful picnic in the lawn overlooking the fields and horses playing. Feel free to pack your own picnic or enjoy a complimentary picnic basket including a family-style charcuterie board that features a variety of locally sourced cheeses. Then, head out and about to tour the farm and interact with the animals. So many new opportunities or experiences to be had—milk a cow, give a calf her bottle, help with farm chores, or get cuddly with one of the farm friends (goat, sheep, pig, pony or, maybe a duck). Lots of opportunities for photo ops along the way, and playtime with the goats and other animals if you’d like. Plus, Gunner will be saddled up for pony rides (up to 100 lbs.)! Finally, wrap it up back in the shop with ice cream. Choose to enjoy some good conversation in the shop or maybe a little more playtime with the animals. The Berning kids will be happy to lead your little ones back to Little Kingdom for some more interactions with the farm friends. A very family-friendly event to kick-off your weekend or a fun day-date. Includes complimentary sparkling canned waters, wines or seltzers, chocolate, white or strawberry milk, soda and bottled water. $65. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

September 2024

Friday, September 6

Food Festival Fridays
1st Friday through September: September 6 @ 11 AM–2 PM
Washington Park

Join area food vendors in Washington Park for a lunchtime food fest. 365ink Magazine brings the perfect side dish to your chicken sandwich, pizza, or coffee: local, live music! The festival closes out on Sept. 6 with Birds., Hibachi Time, Dinger’s D’Lite’s, Magoo’s Pizza, and Bob & Lou’s and music by Sarah Day. Hosted by Dubuque Main Street and sponsored by MidWestOne Bank. Free. 700 Locust St. dubuquemainstreet.com.

Night at the Farm: Cows, Beers and Cheese Curds
Saturday, September 6 @ 6–8 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

A VIP event hosted by Matt and Natalie Berning along with their amazing crew. Begin in the farm shop with beverages and farm intro. Then, head out and about to tour the farm and interact with the animals. So many new opportunities or experiences to be had—milk a cow, give a calf her bottle, help with farm chores by feeding a farm friend (goat, sheep, pig, or pony). Lots of opportunities for photo ops along the way, and playtime with the goats and other animals if you’d like. Finally, wrap it up back in the shop for a view of the sunset over the farm with your own complimentary basket of a variety of locally sourced cheese curds and a beverage. $55. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

Saturday, September 7

Day at the Farm: Cows, Kids & Curds
Saturday, September 7 @ 2–4 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

Begin in the farm shop with beverages and cheese curds while learning about the farm history and background. Then, head out and about to tour the farm and interact with the animals. So many new opportunities or experiences to be had—milk a cow, give a calf her bottle, help with farm chores, or get cuddly with one of the farm friends (goat, sheep, pig, pony or, maybe a duck). Lots of opportunities for photo ops along the way, and playtime with the goats and other animals if you’d like. Finally, wrap it up back in the shop if you choose, sampling a variety of locally sourced cheeses curds and ice cream. Choose to enjoy some good conversation and curds in the shop or maybe a little more playtime with the animals. The Berning kids will be happy to lead your little ones back to Little Kingdom for some more interactions with the farm friends. Or, maybe they want to saddle up on Gunner for a pony ride! A very family-friendly event to kick off your weekend or night. All ages. $55. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

Potosi Tennyson Driftless Gate Night Market
Every Other Saturday through September 21: September 7 @ 4–8 PM
Hickory Hill Park (Potosi, WI)

Market moves to Hickory Hill Park this week for the night market. The Potosi-Tennyson Market has become a hub for locals and visitors alike, offering a unique shopping experience and an opportunity to meet the people behind the products. The vendors include small farms, artists, hobbyists, crafters, service providers, and more who are all committed to community involvement and help promote local growth. 605 Park St, Potosi WI. PotosiTennysonMarket.com.

Night at the Farm: Cows, Wine & Charcuterie
Saturday, September 7 @ 6–8 PM
Berning Acres (East Dubuque, IL)

A VIP event hosted by Matt and Natalie Berning along with their amazing crew. Begin in the farm shop with beverages and farm intro. Then, head out and about to tour the farm and interact with the animals. So many new opportunities or experiences to be had—milk a cow, give a calf her bottle, help with farm chores by feeding a farm friend (goat, sheep, pig, or pony). Lots of opportunities for photo ops along the way, and playtime with the goats and other animals if you’d like. Finally, wrap it up back in the shop for a view of the sunset over the farm with your own complimentary charcuterie boat featuring a variety of locally sourced cheeses while sipping on a beverage. $65. 8850 N Menominee Rd, East Dubuque, IL. 563-543-8936. berningacres.com/visit.

Stargazing in The Galena Territory
September 7 @ 7:30–9:30 PM
October 26 @ 6–8 PM
The Galena Territory Association Owners’ Club Parking Lot (Galena, IL)

Enjoy an unforgettable evening under the stars at this stargazing event. Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or a curious beginner, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the constellations, stars, and fascinating stories behind them from experienced professional and amateur astronomers. Bring your telescope or observe through those provided and explore the wonders of the night sky. Don’t forget to pack a lawn chair or blanket for comfortable seating; remember that the event is weather-dependent. Come and be amazed by the beauty and mysteries of the universe. Free. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. thegalenaterritory.com.

Saturday, September 21

Potosi Tennyson Driftless Gate Market
Every Other Saturday through September 21: September 21 @ 8 AM–Noon
St. Andrew & Thomas School (Potosi, WI)

The Potosi-Tennyson Market has become a hub for locals and visitors alike, offering a unique shopping experience and an opportunity to meet the people behind the products. The vendors include small farms, artists, hobbyists, crafters, service providers, and more who are all committed to community involvement and help promote local growth. 100 HWY 61, Potosi WI. PotosiTennysonMarket.com.

Sunday, September 22

Pumpkin + Gourd Wagon
Sunday, September 22 @ 10AM–3 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Growing the most unique varieties of pumpkins and gourds, come get your fall decorations! Pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn, squash, and broom corn bunches. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Garden Tea Blending Lab
Sunday, September 22 @ 1–3 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Heinemann Visitor Center
Rose and lavender tea-blending lab with Grace Deane, Master Herbalist and Tea Blender. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Thursday, September 26

Mac & Cheese Fest
Thursday, September 26 @ 6–8 PM (VIP @ 5 PM)
Five Flags Center
Mac & Cheese Fest draws the area’s top chefs and breweries to serve up their own unique spin on mac and cheese. Foodies and craft beer lovers unite to taste more than 20 varieties of mac and cheese paired with over 50 craft beers all while raising funds for the University of Iowa Hospitals NICU and Rauen Family Foundation. Boogie Monster brings the funk to the stage while you make your way through all of the mac and cheese. VIP grants tasters early access at 5 p.m., a festival koozie, drawstring swag bag, and official festival T-shirt. $39 GA, $59 pre-sale only VIP. 405 Main St. macandcheesefestdbq.com.

Saturday, September 28

Dubuque Largest Flea Market And Garage Sale
Saturday, September 28 @ 8 AM–3 PM
Tri-State Independent Blind Society

Browse more than 100 tables full of great items at the garage sale/flea market plus baked goods, direct sales, crafts, and more. $5 Early bird entry (8–10 a.m.), $2 regular entry (10 a.m.–3 p.m.). 1068 Cedar Cross Rd. 515-298-3968. dsdelights-101810.square.site.

October 2024

Wednesday, October 2

Distinctively Dubuque
Session 4: Wednesdays: October 2–October 30 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
Various Locations in Downtown Dubuque

Distinctively Dubuque is a five-night course hosted by high-energy presenters with in-depth knowledge of the Greater Dubuque region and is designed for individuals who are new to the area within the last five years. Each night explores a different topic at a different venue and includes dinner, highlighting quintessential Dubuque dining experiences. Free. 563-557-9049. mandid@greaterdubuque.org. greaterdubuque.org.

Saturday, October 5

Harvest Hoedown
Saturday, October 5 @ 5–10 PM
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)

Grab your boots and hat and bring the whole family for a night full of wagon rides, bounce houses, lawn games, a mechanical bull, s’mores and a barn dance! Each ticket purchase includes one free non-alcoholic drink. Food and drink (alcohol and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase, including hot dogs, brats and more. $20/Adult, $10/child. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-9550. shenandoahridingcenter.com.

Tuesday, October 8

Make Your Own Fall Swag Workshop
Tuesday, October 8 @ 6–8 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Heinemann Visitor Center
Create a fall swag with broom corn, Amaranth, Indian corn, and dried flowers. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Saturday, October 12

Girls’ Night Out
Saturday, October 12 @ 4–6 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Heinemann Visitor Center
Create a custom-pressed flower ornament frame from your own choice of many pre-pressed flowers provided. Enjoy charcuterie boards and more. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Saturday, October 26

Stargazing in The Galena Territory
Saturday, October 26 @ 6–8 PM
The Galena Territory Association Owners’ Club Parking Lot (Galena, IL)

Enjoy an unforgettable evening under the stars at this stargazing event. Whether you’re a seasoned stargazer or a curious beginner, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the constellations, stars, and fascinating stories behind them from experienced professional and amateur astronomers. Bring your telescope or observe through those provided and explore the wonders of the night sky. Don’t forget to pack a lawn chair or blanket for comfortable seating; remember that the event is weather-dependent. Come and be amazed by the beauty and mysteries of the universe. Free. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. thegalenaterritory.com.

Tuesday, October 29

Readings Under the Influence
October 29 @ 7 PM
Smokestack

RUI is a themed, interactive live and local arts showcase. As far as giving you an understanding of how it all goes and what to expect, well, it’s different every time. Sometimes it’s edgy, sometimes sweet, sometimes controversial, sometimes downright vicious, but always artful. RUI also loves audience participation, and they love giving away their infamous “Burden Prizes,” so prepare for nerdy, wordy trivia outbursts between readings as well as a shots-infused, volunteerish interactive audience participation game. Feeling chill and inspired? Sit a while in the Writer’s/Artist’s Corner, wherein you may dump those inspired musings onto paper. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Free. 62 E 7th St. facebook.com/RUIDBQ.

November 2024

Saturday, November 2

GIT Improv
Saturday, November 2 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater
Bell Tower favorites GIT Improv will be back for two shows in 2024. These master comedians offer improv comedy at its best. Every performance is a brand-new adventure as they create a unique show right before your very eyes using suggestions from you and your fellow audience members. Tickets are $24. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Saturday, November 23

23rd Annual Attitude of Gratitude
Saturday, November 23 @ 4:30–9 PM
Grand River Center

The 23rd annual Attitude of Gratitude is the largest fundraiser of the year for Opening Doors. Doors at 4:30 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m. The event features entertainment, plated dinner, silent and live auction, three raffles, and an inspirational message from a woman who has achieved success through Opening Doors’ program. Proceeds support women and children who are experiencing homelessness. $100. 500 Bell St. openingdoorsdbq.org/AOG.