Events

DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival
Sunday, May 19, 10 AM – 4 PM
Washington Park (6th and Locust St)
SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS Dubuque kicks off the festival season with DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival, May 17–19. Hosted by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society in historic Washington Park, the free weekend event celebrates music, art, and culture with a juried fine art fair, live music, book release, and more. Not only the first of the season, DubuqueFest is also the city’s oldest festival and the state of Iowa’s longest running art festival. Begun in 1977 by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society, the annual event celebrates its 42nd year. This year’s DubuqueFest marks a return to its roots, bringing the music stage, beer sales, and all food vendors over to the Washington Park area. “Just like the beginning,” recalls Margaret Buhr, Director of Education at the Dubuque Museum of Art, a collaborating partner in the festival. The Fine Art Fair opens again Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Dubuque Senior High School Jazz Band performing at noon. The Dubuque Museum of Art hosts the Kids’ Creation Station tent during the Art Fair. Food vendors will provide hand-crafted soda, fruit kabobs, lemonade, BBQ, kettlecorn, and your favorite carnival faire all weekend. For a full schedule of arts programming, musical performances and a gallery of accepted artists, visit DubuqueFest.org.

Arboretum Annual Children’s Spring Party
Sunday, May 19 11 AM–2 PM
@ Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (3800 Arboretum Dr)
Children will have a chance to mingle with some of their favorite characters from books, movies, and TV during the annual Children’s Spring Party at the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens on Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s event, sponsored by American Trust, is a pirate themed event entitled “Pirate’s Cove.” Volunteers from the Dubuque Senior High School cheerleading squad, costumed as popular characters such as Dora, Elmo, and Snow White, will assist children as they travel through the gardens enjoying a day among the flowers! In addition, children will be able to do a make and take craft activity, pose for photos with the characters, play their favorite carnival games and choose a prize. Every child will get either a Pirate hat and eye patch or a Princess tiara compliments of 365ink Magazine and Toys for Tots. The cheerleaders will also offer face painting and tattoos. Earny the Eagle and volunteers from American Trust Bank will be on hand to pass out free balloons, and a Dubuque city fire truck, police car and Paramount ambulance and Mercy helicopter will be open for tours in the Visitor Center parking lot. Lunch, ice cream, and beverages will be available for purchase in the Packard Pavilion. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their cameras to take advantage of the many photo opportunities. The Children’s Spring Party will take place rain or shine. Admission is $1 per person, all ages, payable at the gate. No advance tickets are needed. For more information, contact the Arboretum office at 563-556-2100 or visit DubuqueArboretum.net.

Psychic Basics Workshop
Monday, May 20
6-7:30 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Catherine Caitlin will discuss topics including clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, divination, energy clearing and healing, and more. Learn about tools used for energy work, as well as how to discover and practice your own unique type of energy work. Caitlin is an experienced workshop facilitator having conducted various retreats and workshops since 2005 on the topics of crystals, yogic and healing breath, energy work, and chakras. She has completed training in psychic development and is also a certified yoga instructor. Ages 18+. Free. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

L. May Book Group: Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
Monday, May 20
7 PM @ L. May Eatery
Libations and discourse over a variety of literary genres. Discuss Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham. 1072 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

How to Grill
Tuesday, May 21, 6–8:30 p.m.
@ Senior High School Teaching labs (1800 Clarke Dr)
We’ll start by going over grill settings and maintenance, and the differences between propane and charcoal grilling. Dis-cuss how to prep your grill for cooking, choosing the right tem-peratures for the type of food. You’ll learn how to grill meats, vegetables and heartier fish, and how to cook pizza on a grill. $45. walsh-weitzk@nicc.edu. 563-557-8271 x139. nicc.edu/solutions.

Every Day is Earth Day Movie Night: “Decoding the Driftless,”
Tuesday, May 21
6:30 PM @ Mount St. Francis Center
This documentary, by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers George Howe and Tim Jacobson, explores the fascinating Driftless region including parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.  This adventurous journey will uncover ancient hidden mysteries, endangered Ice-Age throwbacks, and globally rare ecosystems.  Learn about the archeology, paleontology, geology, and biology of the unglaciated Driftless Region.  Free popcorn. 3390 Windsor Ave. 563-583-9786. osfdbq.org.

Meet Author Heather Gudenkauf
Tuesday, May 21
6:30-7:30 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf will read from her latest novel, Before She Was Found, a suspenseful story of friendship, social pressures, and a chilling crime that tears apart a quiet Iowa town. Attendees can look forward to a book signing and meeting the author. River Lights Bookstore will have copies of Before She Was Found available for purchase at the event. Free. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Smokestack Movie Night
Wednesday, May 22, 8 PM
@ Smokestack
Dubuque’s newest movie experience is on Wednesdays at Smokestack’s 2nd floor screening room or, weather permitting, on the rooftop! Film titles are announced on Facebook, so follow smokestackdbq! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

Dementia Awareness & Support Group
Thursday, May 23
1–3:30 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Sinsinawa Mound, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, and Crossing Bridges are hosting a series of gatherings to support people who have mild memory loss or are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia along with a primary care partner. The program is an educational discussion group that aims to promote a fulfilled life while living with cognitive change. It can help people learn coping skills, enhance their family communication, and have some guidance toward developing future plans. An interview is required before participating in this group. Participants will have the opportunity to gather monthly following the completion of Crossing Bridges. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: May 23-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: May 23-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Raising Healthy Children: L.E.A.N. Start Program: The Skinny on Fat
Thursday, May 23
6–7 PM @ Statera
This is a 1 hour interactive study group with guided lessons. May 23 topic is The Skinny on Fat, June 20 topic is Power Up with Protein and Play, and July 25 topic is Watering your Body. Limited space. RSVP required. $20/class. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

Dine Out for Public Schools
Thursday, May 23
Various Locations in Dubuque
“Dine Out” is a collaborative effort by local restaurants, the community, and the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS) to raise funds that help enrich Dubuque Community School District programs and projects. The goal is to encourage school district families and Dubuque residents to dine at participating restaurants in an effort to drive business at local eateries while fundraising for the district. Diners should be sure to tell their servers and cashiers that they are “dining out for public schools.” The following participating restaurants will donate 10 percent of their sales to FDPS on May 23: Adobos Mexican Grill, A&W, Caroline’s Restaurant, Dairy Queen (1260 E. 16th St.), East Mill Bakeshop, Falbo Bros Pizzeria, Fat Tuesday’s, Fazoli’s (1210 E. 16th St.), Five Guys (5 p.m. until close only), Freddy’s Frozen Custard, Junction 21, KFC (1725 JFK Rd. and 1957 Central Ave.), Magoo’s Pizza, Old Chicago, Oolong Asian Cuisine, Panchero’s, Subway (2200 JFK Rd. and 2612 Dodge St.), Texas Roadhouse, Tony Roma’s, Town Clock Inn, Wendy’s (810 Wacker Dr. and 1255 E. 16th St.), and Your Pie.563-588-2700. DBQfoundation.org/FDPS.

Kickoff 2 Summer
Friday, May 24
5 PM– Midnight @ Q Casino Back Waters Stage
Sponsored by Budweiser, Q Casino and more, Kickoff 2 Summer starts the season off right at the Q Casino’s awesome Back Waters Stage. Always on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, this year’s party lineup includes Bad-Fish, The Love Monkeys and The Crown Jewels – a Tribute to Queen. Free.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturday, May 25, 7 AM–Noon
@ Near Iowa and 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, will celebrate its Opening Day on Saturday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to noon, with a variety of events available to the public, including free musical entertainment, ready to eat food vendors on site, kids activities (9–11 a.m.), local crafters and more, all in the area around City Hall in historic downtown Dubuque.  The Dubuque Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. Occasional vendor spaces are still available. To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series: LOCASH with Special Guest Jay Allen
Saturday, May 25
7 PM @ Q Casino Back Waters Stage
A host of summer music events will call the Back Waters Stage at Q Casino home. LOCASH’s top hits include: “I Love This Life” and “I Know Somebody” along with their newest hit “Feels Like a Party” climbing the charts. The duo was nominated for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year as well as Vocal Duo of the Year on the 2018 ACM Awards. Small town Iowa native, Jay Allen was honored as “The Highway Find” on Sirius XM with his song “Sounds Good To Me.” In 2018, he went viral after releasing a song he wrote for his mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s titled, “Blank Stares.” With over 125 million views on Facebook and 200K followers on social media, his story has been featured worldwide. Stick around for the American Trust After Party featuring an encore from Levi Riggs in the Q Showroom (must be 21 to attend). Rain or shine. Tickets start at $35. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Children 10 and under receive free general admission access. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Historic District Coffeehouse
Saturday, May 25, 7–9:30 PM
@ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Dubuque
Musicians can play or poets can read in a relaxed atmosphere. Listeners can enjoy a cup of coffee, snacks, and some “coffeehouse-style” entertainment. Free-will donations of canned goods for the Dubuque Food Pantry. All ages. Free. 1699 Iowa St. 608-348-5099.

A Misguided Comedy Tour: Spring Into Action by The Hobbit Trail
Saturday, May 25
7:30 PM–1 AM @ 1st & Main
Get your laugh on Memorial Day Weekend with an epic night of comedy! The night starts with an intro and DJ at 7:30 p.m. followed by two comedians at 8 p.m., and ending with a live DJ at 10 p.m. Hobbit Trail has been on Comedy Central. $10; 2 for $15.

Blueberry Jam Music Festival
May 26-27
2 PM @ Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)
The Sandy Hook hosts a party to keep the Memorial Day Weekend presented this year by Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts featuring live music with genres like bluegrass and outlaw country. Sunday’s music lineup includes Christopher Gold & The Old New Things, Six Mile Grove, Strange Americans, Steering Ships With Empty Bottles, Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, GGOOLLDD, and Boogie Monster. Monday’s music lineup includes Pearl Harle-Heim, Denny Garcia (host), and “Local” Musical Misfits All-Stars. You can also enjoy a pie eating contest, jumbo beer pong, and more! Rough camping is available. This noteworthy event honors the late Garrett Wade Stephens Memorial Fund and other local charities. $20 for the weekend. 3868 Sandy Hook Rd, Hazel Green, WI.

Texas Hippie Coalition
Sunday, May 26 @ 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Texas Hippie Coalition is the purveyor of their own patented Red Dirt Metal sound; designing their own line in life and in music. For them, there is no other way. Texas Hippie Coalition is committed to crafting a unique, original and thoroughly raucous brand of music that’s born of both life experience and a respect for rock ‘n’ roll’s forefathers. Take outlaw country, toss in a dash of Southern-fried classic rock and mix it with some potent Texas power grooves and you’ve got a combustible sonic cocktail on your hands called Red Dirt Metal. Texas Hippie Coalition’s latst album, Dark Side of Black, reached #2 on the Heatseekers chart, #6 on the Hard Rock Albums, and #26 on the Billboard Top Rock chart.

Linwood Cemetery Memorial Day Event
Monday May 27
9:45–11:15 AM @ Linwood Cemetery
Linwood’s Memorial Day service will begin the day at 9:45 a.m. inside the entrance of the Linwood Gates and at the beginning of the beautiful Avenue of Flags, honoring Dubuque veterans. There will be a presentation of the colors and other tributes. Pause to remember and honor servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom for their country. The guest speaker for the day will be Brigadier General Robert Felderman (retired). The Dubuque Hempstead High School Band will provide the music and The Dubuque Hempstead Choir will perform. The service will include the Dubuque Marine Corp League Color Guard and Tri-State Vietnam Veterans. The Memorial Day services will include a 21-gun salute and taps. Free. 2736 Windsor Ave. 563-582-1289 linwood@linwoodcemetery.us.

Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27
10 AM @ Downtown Dubuque Parade Route
This year’s Memorial Day Parade theme is Now and Forever We Remember. The parade route starts at Jackson Park, runs down 9th St, up 9th to Locust and disbands in the Washington Park area. The guest speaker is retired Army Major Ron Brosius from the Iran Freedom. 563-556-6746.

Blueberry Jam Music Festival
May 27
2 PM @ Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)
The Sandy Hook hosts a party to keep the Memorial Day Weekend presented this year by Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts featuring live music with genres like bluegrass and outlaw country. Sunday’s music lineup includes Christopher Gold & The Old New Things, Six Mile Grove, Strange Americans, Steering Ships With Empty Bottles, Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, GGOOLLDD, and Boogie Monster. Monday’s music lineup includes Pearl Harle-Heim, Denny Garcia (host), and “Local” Musical Misfits All-Stars. You can also enjoy a pie eating contest, jumbo beer pong, and more! Rough camping is available. This noteworthy event honors the late Garrett Wade Stephens Memorial Fund and other local charities. $20 for the weekend. 3868 Sandy Hook Rd, Hazel Green, WI.

Mini Writing Workshop: Business Basics Of Writing For Publication
Tuesday, May 28
6:30-8 PM @ Shalom Spirituality Center
Have you always wanted to write for publication? Is it your dream to someday see your byline in a magazine or your name on the cover of a book? Come learn about the Business Basics Of Writing For Publication. Writing is a craft, but publishing is a business. In this workshop, learn the best way to submit, how to write a query letter and synopsis, and the basics of marketing and promotion. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon and Sherrie Edwards. RSVP by May 24. $10. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.

Smokestack Movie Night
Wednesday, May 29, 8 PM
@ Smokestack
Dubuque’s newest movie experience is on Wednesdays at Smokestack’s 2nd floor screening room or, weather permitting, on the rooftop! Film titles are announced on Facebook, so follow smokestackdbq! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

Smokestack Movie Night
Wednesday, May 29
8 PM @ Smokestack
Dubuque’s newest movie experience is on Wednesdays at Smokestack’s 2nd screening room or, weather permitting, on the rooftop! Film titles are announced on Facebook, so follow smokestackdbq! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

Salsa Night
Wednesday, May 29
6 PM @ Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Katie Koerperich from 6 to 7 pm, then dance into the evening. Delicious food and beverages available for purchase. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats – It’s fun, freeing, and social. Last Wednesday every month! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com. http://bit.ly/2u1S0XI.

Shalom’s Annual Picnic On The Hill
Thursday, May 30
11:30 AM-1 PM @ Shalom Spirituality Center
Enjoy one of your first picnic lunches of the season in our dining room or outside on our beautiful deck. Join us for this annual tradition! The “very summery” menu includes: hamburgers, brats, potato salad, baked beans, cookies, ice cream, lemonade, and coffee. Come with friends, come with family, or come alone! Our peaceful atmosphere and tasty down-home cooking is a great way to welcome in the Summer season! RSVP by May 28. $10 Adults; $5 ages 5 and under. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.

Memory Café
Thursday, May 30
1–2:30 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Come gather with people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with a caregiver, to share common interests and friendship. Lou Oswald of Dubuque will be enliven our afternoon with songs, guitar, and harmonica. Participants will find common understanding and a safe environment for those living with memory loss. We plan a new activity every month. Please have a caregiver present. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. Free. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. 

Friends of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library Book Sale
Members Pre-sale: Thursday, May 30 @ 2:30–7:30 PM
Public sale: Friday, May 31 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Saturday, June 1 @ 10 AM–1 PM

Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 W 11th St)
The Friends of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library host their annual book sale starting with a members-only pre-sale on Thursday, May 30 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The sale opens to the public on Friday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continues on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Friends’ sale features thousands of items including fiction, history, biography, children’s books, graphic novels, DVDs, board games, puzzles, collectibles, and other specialty items including computers.
All proceeds will directly benefit the Library. Memberships are available at the door for as little as $5. For more information, contact the Library at 563-589-4313.

Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum
Thursday, May 30 @ 4-8 PM
Friday, May 31 @ 9 AM-7 PM
Saturday, June 1 @ 9 AM-5 PM
Sunday, June 2 @ 1-5 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The State Historical Society of Iowa’s mobile museum is a bright blue, custom-built Winnebago that travels the state’s highways and back roads to share stories from the past. The museum on wheels currently houses a 300-square-foot exhibition called “Iowa History 101,” which explores the history of Iowans at home, work, and play—and how that shapes who we are today. Like a visit to your grandparents’ attic, the exhibition unpacks the stories of Iowa’s past with nearly 50 artifacts from the State Historical Society’s collection. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: May 30-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: May 30-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Feminist Book Group: Not That Bad
Thursday, May 30
6:30 PM @ Smokestack
Read and be empowered. Discuss Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay. In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking out. 62 E. 7th St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum
Friday, May 31 @ 9 AM-7 PM
Saturday, June 1 @ 9 AM-5 PM
Sunday, June 2 @ 1-5 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The State Historical Society of Iowa’s mobile museum is a bright blue, custom-built Winnebago that travels the state’s highways and back roads to share stories from the past. The museum on wheels currently houses a 300-square-foot exhibition called “Iowa History 101,” which explores the history of Iowans at home, work, and play—and how that shapes who we are today. Like a visit to your grandparents’ attic, the exhibition unpacks the stories of Iowa’s past with nearly 50 artifacts from the State Historical Society’s collection. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Friends of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library Book Sale
Public sale: Friday, May 31 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Saturday, June 1 @ 10 AM–1 PM

Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 W 11th St)
The Friends of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library host their annual book sale starting with a members-only pre-sale on Thursday, May 30 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The sale opens to the public on Friday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continues on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Friends’ sale features thousands of items including fiction, history, biography, children’s books, graphic novels, DVDs, board games, puzzles, collectibles, and other specialty items including computers.
All proceeds will directly benefit the Library. Memberships are available at the door for as little as $5. For more information, contact the Library at 563-589-4313.

Family Promise Spring Fundraiser with Johnsmith
Friday, May 31
5 PM @ First English Lutheran Church (Platteville, WI)
Enjoy a pulled pork dinner (freewill donation) from 5 to 7 p.m. before Johnsmith’s 7 p.m. performance. Acoustic Folk Artist Johnsmith has a big heart, and his heart is in the right place. He sings tabout real people with real life issues. In addition to being a Kerrville New Folk Winner, Johnsmith has released seven solo CDs. Bid on various auction items from our silent auction. $20 Adults; $10 children. 215 West Pine St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-5831. familypromise.org.

American Cancer Society Relay For Life
Friday, May 31
6–10 PM @ Washington Park
The Relay For Life movement is American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser dedicated to helping communities attack cancer. From team members to volunteers, we all want to remember those we’ve lost, help those affected today, and give us a home team advantage against cancer. Through funds donated, time given, or awareness raised, our communities are teaming up to make a difference. When we rally together in the fight against cancer through this fun and inspirational event, we can accomplish anything. Free. relayforlife.org/dubuqueia.

Fly By Night Productions presents “Shipwrecked”
Friday, May 31, 7:30 PM  (Through June 8)
Five Flags Center Bijou Room
Technically it’s called “Shipwrecked: The Amazing Adventure of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)” An Entertainment by Donald Margulies”. That’s a mouthful, but Fly By Night Productions wouldn’t choose to stage it if it wasn’t worth every word.
The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left 19th century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. SHIPWRECKED examines how far we’re willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. A good old-fashioned yarn to delight adolescent children and adults.
Performances will, as always, take place in the Five Flags Civic Center’s Bijou Room. Peformance dates include Friday-Saturday, May 31, June 1, at 7:30 PM, Sunday, June 2 at 2 PM well as Friday and Saturday June 7,8, at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com You can save ticket fees by getting them at the Five Flags Box office or at the door as available. Call 563-589-4254 for more information. Find out more about Fly By Night Productions at flybynightdubuque.com.

Dubuque Comedy Showcase
Friday, May 31, 9 PM
@ Smokestack
Laugh with the best of the Midwest. Hosted by DBQ’s Ryan Graham and featuring guest artists, Stand Up DBQ Comedy Showcase happens 2nd Friday every month, only at Smokestack. $10 cover. 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com. http://bit.ly/2GJ89E2

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturday, June 1,  7 AM–Noon
@ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, will celebrate its Opening Day on Saturday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to noon, with a variety of events available to the public, including free musical entertainment, ready to eat food vendors on site, kids activities (9–11 a.m.), local crafters and more, all in the area around City Hall in historic downtown Dubuque.  The Dubuque Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. Occasional vendor spaces are still available. To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum
Saturday, June 1 @ 9 AM-5 PM
Sunday, June 2 @ 1-5 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The State Historical Society of Iowa’s mobile museum is a bright blue, custom-built Winnebago that travels the state’s highways and back roads to share stories from the past. The museum on wheels currently houses a 300-square-foot exhibition called “Iowa History 101,” which explores the history of Iowans at home, work, and play—and how that shapes who we are today. Like a visit to your grandparents’ attic, the exhibition unpacks the stories of Iowa’s past with nearly 50 artifacts from the State Historical Society’s collection. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Tour of Fairy Homes
Saturday, June 1
9 AM–5 PM @ Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI)
Stroll the magical grounds at Shake Rag Alley to see original fairy homes built especially for this tour. Maureen Carlson will host Storyclay Telling. She will tell the tales of the characters she creates as you and the kids watch her bring them to life through clay sculpting. Make your own fairy home for $20. Create your own fairy wand for $3. Fundraiser for Shake Rag’s non-profit school of arts and crafts. $5 Adults, free for kids 11 and under. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.com.

Friends of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library Book Sale

Saturday, June 1 @ 10 AM–1 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 W 11th St)
The Friends of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library host their annual book sale starting with a members-only pre-sale on Thursday, May 30 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The sale opens to the public on Friday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continues on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Friends’ sale features thousands of items including fiction, history, biography, children’s books, graphic novels, DVDs, board games, puzzles, collectibles, and other specialty items including computers.
All proceeds will directly benefit the Library. Memberships are available at the door for as little as $5. For more information, contact the Library at 563-589-4313.

Rev Up The Summer Free Concert: Wayland
Saturday, June 1
6–9 PM @ McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
Eve to Adam will be kicking things off from 6 to 7 p.m. then Wayland will hit the stage from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Enjoy ice cold beer and delicious food from Catfish Charlie’s. Free. 145 N Crescent Rdg. 563-557-3735. dubuqueharley-davidson.com.

Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series:
Dustin Lynch with Special Guest Gabby Barrett
Saturday, June 1
7 PM @ Q Casino Back Waters Stage
A host of summer music events will call the Back Waters Stage at Q Casino home. Dustin Lynch’s No. 1 Hits include: “Where It’s At,” “Hell of a Night,” “Mind Reader,” “Seein’ Red,” “Small Town Boy” and “Good Girl.” Gabby Barrett came into prominence when the 18 year old vocal powerhouse hit the national stage as a finalist on Season 16 of American Idol. Stick around for the American Trust After Party in the Q Showroom (must be 21 to attend). Rain or shine. Tickets start at $49. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Children 10 and under receive free general admission access. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Fly By Night Productions presents “Shipwrecked”
Saturday, June 1, 7:30 PM  (Through June 8)
Five Flags Center Bijou Room
Technically it’s called “Shipwrecked: The Amazing Adventure of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)” An Entertainment by Donald Margulies”. That’s a mouthful, but Fly By Night Productions wouldn’t choose to stage it if it wasn’t worth every word.
The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left 19th century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. SHIPWRECKED examines how far we’re willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. A good old-fashioned yarn to delight adolescent children and adults.
Performances will, as always, take place in the Five Flags Civic Center’s Bijou Room. Peformance dates include Friday-Saturday, May 31, June 1, at 7:30 PM, Sunday, June 2 at 2 PM well as Friday and Saturday June 7,8, at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com You can save ticket fees by getting them at the Five Flags Box office or at the door as available. Call 563-589-4254 for more information. Find out more about Fly By Night Productions at flybynightdubuque.com.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Sunday, June 2, 12:30–1:30 PM
Washington Park

Wear orange and support organizations that seek to reduce gun violence, such as Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Every Town for Gun Safety. Join your neighbors and the Dubuque Coalition for Nonviolence (CNV) to make your voice heard. Free. bit.ly/DBQorange.

Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum
Sunday, June 2 @ 1-5 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The State Historical Society of Iowa’s mobile museum is a bright blue, custom-built Winnebago that travels the state’s highways and back roads to share stories from the past. The museum on wheels currently houses a 300-square-foot exhibition called “Iowa History 101,” which explores the history of Iowans at home, work, and play—and how that shapes who we are today. Like a visit to your grandparents’ attic, the exhibition unpacks the stories of Iowa’s past with nearly 50 artifacts from the State Historical Society’s collection. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Fly By Night Productions presents “Shipwrecked”
Sunday, June 2, 2 PM  (Through June 8)
Five Flags Center Bijou Room
Technically it’s called “Shipwrecked: The Amazing Adventure of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)” An Entertainment by Donald Margulies”. That’s a mouthful, but Fly By Night Productions wouldn’t choose to stage it if it wasn’t worth every word.
The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left 19th century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. SHIPWRECKED examines how far we’re willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. A good old-fashioned yarn to delight adolescent children and adults.
Performances will, as always, take place in the Five Flags Civic Center’s Bijou Room. Peformance dates include Friday-Saturday, May 31, June 1, at 7:30 PM, Sunday, June 2 at 2 PM well as Friday and Saturday June 7, 8, at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com You can save ticket fees by getting them at the Five Flags Box office or at the door as available. Call 563-589-4254 for more information. Find out more about Fly By Night Productions at flybynightdubuque.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays: June 2–August 25
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum
A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! Featured performers include: June 2: Johnny Rodgers “Buddy and Beyond”, June 9: Hampton Road, June 16: Hunter Fuerste, June 23: Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, June 30: The Fez, July 7: June’s Got Cash, July 14: Go Your Own Way, July 21: The Moonlighters, July 28: Kids From Wisconsin, August 4: Dogs on Skis, August 11: The Reunion: Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars, August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. dubuquearboretum.net.

The Challenge Of Interiority
June 2-7
Shalom Spirituality Center
Despite our success and accomplishments in many other areas of life, it is the creation of a rich interior life which sustains us. God invites us into that “interior garden” and we must respond. This retreat will look at the elements of interiority: faith, prayer, conversion, community, and ministry to self. Directed by Fr. Simeon Gallagher, OFM Cap. Fr. Simeon Gallagher OFM Cap is Director of the Preaching Ministry Office of the Mid-America Province of the Capuchin Order. He conducts retreats, parish development programs, parish missions, and religious education workshops. He presents retreats throughout the world in El Salvador, England, Switzerland, Greece, Asia, and Australia. For the past several years, he has worked closely with the US Armed Forces at military bases around the world. He currently serves in Denver. RSVP by May 24. $455 Overnight; $400 commuter. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.


Cheese Making Demo & Tasting
Tuesday, June 4
6–8 PM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Come celebrate National Cheese Day with our Cheese Making Demo & Tasting! Chef Saralyn will demonstrate how easy (and delicious!) it is to make homemade ricotta and mozzarella cheese for everyone to sample with homemade crackers. She will then show how to put together the perfect cheese board with a variety of local and unique cheeses – which will also be enjoyed together. Suggested wine pairings provided and glasses of wine available for purchase. $22. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Heritage Art Show
June 4-July 31

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
The 13th annual Heritage Art Show will feature works in diverse media by Dominican Sister artists and others in the Motherhouse Collection. An oil-on-paper painting by artist Michel Godjevac (1896-1982), a gift to the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation, will be displayed. Hungarian and French, he painted many scenes along the French Riviera, including this untitled painting created of Saint Tropez. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. 

Lunch & Learn: Intro to Backyard Chickens
Wednesday, June 5
Noon–1 PM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a Lunch & Learn on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. These hour-long sessions will cover a food or gardening related topic. This week’s topic: Intro to Backyard Chickens! This session will cover the basics of raising and keeping chickens in an urban setting. You will learn about our experience with backyard chickens here at Convivium and even get to meet them! Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Garden Brothers Circus
Wednesday, June 5, 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
The all new Garden Brothers Circus has 3 rings bursting with excitement, laughs and memories your family will cherish! You’ll see the Human Pyramid, 6 motorcycles enter the Sphere of Fear, Crazy Cossack Horse Riders, Comedy Dogs, Aerial Daredevils, Wheel of Death LIVE performing Elephants, plus over 60 performers from 18 countries, contortionists, Chinese Acrobats and clowns that even make mom and dad laugh. Adult Tickets range $28-$38, Children 3-13 just $12-22. And you can get one free kids ticket per paid adult with vouchers available at many Dubuque retailers. Kids under 2 are always free unless they require a seat. Tickets at FiveFlagsCenter.com and in person at the Five Flags Box office.

Organ Concert Series
Wednesdays: June 5–August 28
7 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
We open our Summer Organ Concert series with Peter Szeibel of Dubuque. Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. Szeibel began playing organ for church services at age 12 in New York City, where he studied piano and organ at the precollege division of the Juilliard School. He has served as church organist for numerous denominations and composed works for organ, harpsichord, piano, and voice. Szeibel has given recitals in New York, the Midwest, and Hungary. He studied organ with Jon Gillock, who is one of today’s leading interpreters of the organ music of Olivier Messiaen. Szeibel also plays the harpsichord and enjoys the wide variety of classical repertoire these two instruments offer, spanning over 400 years of music, including works by William Byrd, Frescobaldi, Sweelinck, Buxtehude, J. S. Bach, Couperin, Scarlatti, Mozart, Franck, Vierne, and the 20th-century French organ masters. Professionally, he is a practicing psychiatrist at Hillcrest Family Services in Dubuque. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. 

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: June 6-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: June 6-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Art in the Park
Thursday, June 6
6–7 PM @ Flora Park Pavilion
All girls pre-k to 5th grade are invited to explore the outdoors, learn more about Girl Scout program, discover plants and animals found in nature and create a fantastic piece of art to take home. Hosted by Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Free. 2605 Pennsylvania Ave. 800-798-0833. girlscoutstoday.org.

Cookbook Club: Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
Thursday, June 6
6–9 PM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for Convivium’s Cookbook Club – just like a book club, except you don’t have to read and instead you get to cook! For each session, we will be cooking (and enjoying) a meal as a group using recipes from a classic cookbook. For this session, we will be cooking from Deborah Madison’s The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. For novice and experienced cooks alike. Class fee includes instruction, ingredients, meal and glass of wine. $40. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

ChamberFest DBQ
Thursday, June 6, 7 PM
@ Clarke University Jansen Music Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
Michael Gilbertson and the guest artists of ChamberFest DBQ will take the stage on June 6 in Clarke University’s Jansen Music Hall for one of the Dubuque’s most unique and anticipated concerts. Presented by Northeast Iowa School of Music, ChamberFest DBQ is led by Dubuque native and NISOM alumnus Michael Gilbertson as the festival’s artistic director. Now an award-winning composer and faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Gilbertson was recently a finalist in the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Quartet. For this benefit concert in support of NISOM, Gilbertson has invited a select group of musicians from across the country to join him to perform for Dubuque audiences every June since 2009. This year’s concert will feature another varied, virtuosic program of chamber music including Gilbertson’s Quartet and special compositions by NISOM founder Tracey Rush. Guest artists include guitarist Jiji, violinist Hanah Stuart Precourt, violinist Wesley Precourt, pianist David Fung, cellist and Dubuque native Bridget Pasker, and violist Danielle Wiebe. Following the concert, mingle with the performers during a champagne and dessert reception. Proceeds support NISOM’s mission to make the life-changing benefits of music education and enrichment accessible to all. Save $15 when you purchase adult tickets for only $50 through May 31. Beginning June 1, adult tickets sell for the regular admission price of $65. Student tickets are available for $25. Tickets are available at NISOM, by phone at 563-690-0151, or online at ChamberFestDBQ.com.

Bell Tower Theater 7th Annual High School Musical
Rent School Edition
June 6–8 and 13–15 @ 7:30 pm
June 9 and 16 @ 2 pm
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
The Bell Tower Theater’s seventh-annual Free Summer Musical Program: High School Edition show features some of the area’s most talented performers in Rent School Edition. Performances are held June 6–9 and 13–16 at Bell Tower Theater. Rent is a cultural phenomenon about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this impactful story follows a year in the life of impoverished, young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create a life in New York’s Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. This show is recommended for ages 14 and up. Tickets are $12. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

First Fridays
Friday, June 7
5–8 PM @ Dubuque Museum of Art (701 Locust St)
5–8 PM @ Key City Creative Center (1781 White St)
5–8 PM @ Outside the Lines art Gallery (1101 Main St)
5–8 PM @ Smokestack (62 E 7th St)
5–8 PM @ Upcycle Dubuque (1838 Central Ave)
5:30–7:30 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 W 11th St)
First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Visit all of the locations and celebrate our creative community. The Dubuque Museum of Art features jazz and bossa nova from Blu Flame plus a new exhibition opening and member preview. Members are free, guests are $10. Key City Creative Center showcases Connie Fuerstenberg who will also have her art for sale at Upcycle Dubuque. She works in a variety of media, from painting murals to upcycled sculptures. Often her two children work on art pieces with her, as a form of art therapy treatment for autism. Free. Outside the Lines features Dubuque native Jennifer Braig on Friday as well as the following day for Sequel Saturdays (9–11 a.m). Known for her area land and farmscapes, Jennifer will be demonstrating her oil painting technique. Light refreshments will be available. Free. Smokestack showcases Dubuque artists Zaebian Banowetz, Jessica Burn, and Allison Poster. Banowetz is fresh out of his senior year at Hempstead High School and has experimented in a little bit of everything: oil painting, reversed value drawing, screen printing, and more. Burn conveys her raw emotions of the moment through self-portraits and figural representation. Poster works with mixed media and repurposes broken items and transforms them into art. Free. Upcycle Dubuque celebrates Kalla Kalloway. Her jewelry is made from buttons, bottle caps, and cannibalized old jewelry. Most of her proceeds benefit Heart2Heart Pet Lifeline’s mission is to keep pets out of shelters and stay in loving homes. Refreshments provided. Free. Join Carnegie-Stout Public Library for the Art @ your library® opening reception featuring wood turner Lyndal Anthony and wood burner, pyrographer, Joan Overhouse showing their unique artworks. Watch live demonstrations and meet the artists. Refreshments provided. Free. For more information, visit Facebook.com/DubuqueFirstFridays.

Fly By Night Productions presents “Shipwrecked”
Friday, June 7, 7:30 PM 
Five Flags Center Bijou Room
Technically it’s called “Shipwrecked: The Amazing Adventure of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)” An Entertainment by Donald Margulies”. That’s a mouthful, but Fly By Night Productions wouldn’t choose to stage it if it wasn’t worth every word.
The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left 19th century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. SHIPWRECKED examines how far we’re willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. A good old-fashioned yarn to delight adolescent children and adults.
Performances will, as always, take place in the Five Flags Civic Center’s Bijou Room. Peformance dates include Friday-Saturday, May 31, June 1, at 7:30 PM, Sunday, June 2 at 2 PM well as Friday and Saturday June 7, 8, at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com You can save ticket fees by getting them at the Five Flags Box office or at the door as available. Call 563-589-4254 for more information. Find out more about Fly By Night Productions at flybynightdubuque.com.

Bell Tower Theater 7th Annual High School Musical
Rent School Edition
June 7–8 and 13–15 @ 7:30 pm
June 9 and 16 @ 2 pm
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
The Bell Tower Theater’s seventh-annual Free Summer Musical Program: High School Edition show features some of the area’s most talented performers in Rent School Edition. Performances are held June 6–9 and 13–16 at Bell Tower Theater. Rent is a cultural phenomenon about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this impactful story follows a year in the life of impoverished, young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create a life in New York’s Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. This show is recommended for ages 14 and up. Tickets are $12. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturday, June 8,  7 AM–Noon
@ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, will celebrate its Opening Day on Saturday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to noon, with a variety of events available to the public, including free musical entertainment, ready to eat food vendors on site, kids activities (9–11 a.m.), local crafters and more, all in the area around City Hall in historic downtown Dubuque.  The Dubuque Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. Occasional vendor spaces are still available. To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Urban Farm and Food Camp
Saturday, June 8
9–11:30 AM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Connect your kids to the foods they eat through this fun, hands-on Urban Farm & Food Camp! Kids will learn how their food grows by exploring and harvesting from our nearby garden beds, they will feed and collect eggs from our backyard chickens, and learn to make a simple veggie frittata with the food they gather. This one-day camp is for kids ages 5 to 7, accompanied by an adult. $25 for one child and one adult. Additional children $10. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Cascade Rockin’ on the River
Saturdays: June 8, July 13, August 10
6–11 PM @ Cascade Riverview Amphitheater
Bring your cooler and lawn chairs to this outdoor music event. Food will be available for purchase. Upcoming entertainment includes: Elizabeth Mary & The Mississippi Band on June 8; Adam Splinter, Adam Brown, Michael Moncada & Whiskey High on July 13; and Mark Zalaznik and Hot Mess on August 10. $5 adults; free for ages 10 and under. 563-542-4659.

Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series:
Theory with Special Guest 10 Years & Otherwise
Saturday, June 8
7 PM @ Q Casino Back Waters Stage
A host of summer music events will call the Back Waters Stage at Q Casino home. Theory (of a Dead Man) has earned multiple platinum albums and several charted singles including “Bad Girlfriend,” “Hate My Life,” “Angel” and “Rx (Medicate).” Stick around for the American Trust After Party in the Q Showroom (must be 21 to attend). Rain or shine. Tickets start at $39. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Children 10 and under receive free general admission access. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Fly By Night Productions presents “Shipwrecked”
Saturday, June 8, 7:30 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room
Technically it’s called “Shipwrecked: The Amazing Adventure of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)” An Entertainment by Donald Margulies”. That’s a mouthful, but Fly By Night Productions wouldn’t choose to stage it if it wasn’t worth every word.
The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left 19th century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. SHIPWRECKED examines how far we’re willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. A good old-fashioned yarn to delight adolescent children and adults.
Performances will, as always, take place in the Five Flags Civic Center’s Bijou Room. Peformance dates include Friday-Saturday, May 31, June 1, at 7:30 PM, Sunday, June 2 at 2 PM well as Friday and Saturday June 7, 8, at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com You can save ticket fees by getting them at the Five Flags Box office or at the door as available. Call 563-589-4254 for more information. Find out more about Fly By Night Productions at flybynightdubuque.com.

Bell Tower Theater 7th Annual High School Musical
Rent School Edition
June 8 and 13–15 @ 7:30 pm
June 9 and 16 @ 2 pm
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
The Bell Tower Theater’s seventh-annual Free Summer Musical Program: High School Edition show features some of the area’s most talented performers in Rent School Edition. Performances are held June 6–9 and 13–16 at Bell Tower Theater. Rent is a cultural phenomenon about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this impactful story follows a year in the life of impoverished, young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create a life in New York’s Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. This show is recommended for ages 14 and up. Tickets are $12. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays: June 9–August 25
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum
A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! Featured performers include: June 9: Hampton Road, June 16: Hunter Fuerste, June 23: Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, June 30: The Fez, July 7: June’s Got Cash, July 14: Go Your Own Way, July 21: The Moonlighters, July 28: Kids From Wisconsin, August 4: Dogs on Skis, August 11: The Reunion: Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars, August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. dubuquearboretum.net.

Music in Jackson Park
Sundays: June 9, July 14, and August 11
6–8 PM @ Jackson Park
The free evening concerts in Jackson Park are held on the second Sunday of June, July and August, celebrating the diversity of one of downtown Dubuque’s neighborhoods. The family-friendly events, sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, the Multicultural Family Center, and City of Dubuque feature a different style of music for each concert and free food! Free.

Summer Nights at the Plaza
Tuesdays: June 11, July 9 and August 13
6–8 PM @ Schreiner Memorial Library Performance Plaza Ryland Park (Lancaster, WI)
Head to Lancaster, WI for Summer Nights at the Plaza. On June 11, Point Five (Mineral Point, WI) plays genuine acoustic music with an emphasis on Americana, folk, old-time, bluegrass and alternative country. On July 9, Primitive Culture (Madison, WI) will provide music that blends funk, reggae, Latin, and rhythm and blues. On Aug. 13, Harmonious Wail (Madison, WI) brings Americana infused gypsy jazz as they take their listeners on a ride ranging from the music of the Hot Club sounds of Paris to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta to the folk scenes across “every town” America. The library will be open until 8 p.m., local service groups will provide snacks, and new this year, The Lunch Bus will be on the grounds for attendees to purchase sandwiches. Also, The Lancaster Community Band concerts are scheduled for the following Monday nights, June 17, July 1, July 15 and July 29, this summer at 7 p.m. with free ice cream and homemade pies sold by the Lancaster Music Boosters. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. In case of rain, the concerts are held inside the library community room. Free. 113 W. Elm St, Lancaster, WI. schreinermemoriallibrary.org.

Pizza from Scratch, Kids in the Kitchen
Wednesday, June 12
9–11 AM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Learn how to make delicious, homemade pizza in this hands-on, kids-only class! Students will mix and knead pizza dough from scratch and chop up a variety of fresh toppings before baking and enjoying their creation. This class is for kids ages 9-11. $20. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Organ Concert Series: Bruce Bengtson
Wednesdays: June 12-August 28
7 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. Bruce Bengtson retired June 2018 after 40 years as director of music at Luther Memorial Church in Madison, WI. He continues to play services and concerts; accompany vocalists and instrumentalists; and is active in the Organ Historical Society, Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, and the American Guild of Organists. Beginning organ study in Salem, OR, at the age of 11, Bengtson went on to earn degrees in organ performance at Southern Methodist University and Valparaiso University. Bengtson has been featured in concerts in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Europe. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: June 13-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: June 13-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept 12, and Oct. 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Bell Tower Theater 7th Annual High School Musical
Rent School Edition
June 13–15 @ 7:30 pm
June 16 @ 2 pm
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
The Bell Tower Theater’s seventh-annual Free Summer Musical Program: High School Edition show features some of the area’s most talented performers in Rent School Edition. Performances are held June 6–9 and 13–16 at Bell Tower Theater. Rent is a cultural phenomenon about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this impactful story follows a year in the life of impoverished, young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create a life in New York’s Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. This show is recommended for ages 14 and up. Tickets are $12. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.


Food Truck Fridays
Fridays: June 14, July 12, Aug 9, Sept 13, and Oct 11
11:30 AM-1:30PM @ Washington Park
Brought to you by Travel Dubuque, this event takes places every second Friday May through October, at the heart of #whereiowastarted and will feature area food trucks with yummy street food and live music sponsored by 365ink Magazine. June 14: Joie Wails Acoustic, July 12: A Few Blind Mic Duo, August 9: Garrett Hillary, September 13: Ralph Kluseman, October 11: Theresa Rosetta.

Dubuque… and All That Jazz!
Fridays: June 14, July 19, and August 16
5–9 PM @ Town Clock Plaza
The venerable Town Clock live music festival, Dubuque… And All That Jazz! features some of the best bands in the Midwest, a wide variety of food, cold beverages, and hundreds of your closest friends with which to enjoy it all. Headliners: June 14 – Mama Tess and the Chain of Fools, July 19 – Diamond Empire Band, August 16 – 10 of Soul. Food vendors include Adobos, Chocolate Hog, Catfish Charlie’s, Happy Hibachi, Magoos, Sugar Rays BBQ and Elle & Becks. Hosted by Dubuque Main Street. DowntownDubuque.org.

Downtown Friday Night
Fridays: June 14, July 12, and August 9
6:30–10 PM @ 1st Ave, Dyersville, IA
Not to miss out on the fun, Dyersville hosts its own summer festival series, Downtown Friday Night. Besides live music, the event includes food, games for kids, and water ball fights hosted by the Fire Department. June 14 theme is Ag in the City with music from Adam Keith duo; July 12 theme is Christmas in July with music from Whiskey Revival; and August 9 theme is STEMfest with music from Full Moon. Free. dyersville.org.

Bell Tower Theater 7th Annual High School Musical
Rent School Edition
June 14-15 @ 7:30 pm
June 16 @ 2 pm
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
The Bell Tower Theater’s seventh-annual Free Summer Musical Program: High School Edition show features some of the area’s most talented performers in Rent School Edition. Performances are held June 6–9 and 13–16 at Bell Tower Theater. Rent is a cultural phenomenon about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this impactful story follows a year in the life of impoverished, young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create a life in New York’s Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. This show is recommended for ages 14 and up. Tickets are $12. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

King Explosion: Three Decades of The King
Friday, June 14 @ 8 PM
Saturday, June 15 @ 4 & 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
King Explosion will bring together national award-winning Elvis tribute artists for three exciting performances! Featuring Joseph Hall, Ryan Pelton, and Tyler Hunter.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturday, June 15,  7 AM–Noon
@ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, will celebrate its Opening Day on Saturday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to noon, with a variety of events available to the public, including free musical entertainment, ready to eat food vendors on site, kids activities (9–11 a.m.), local crafters and more, all in the area around City Hall in historic downtown Dubuque.  The Dubuque Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. Occasional vendor spaces are still available. To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Celebrate Spirit! Behold the Divine Light Within
Saturday, June 15
9 AM–3:30 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Gail Meyer enjoys celebrating the delightful story of women’s spirit in all its forms, colors, and possibilities using sculpture, poetry, photography, and music. She shares her wonderful collection of miniature sculptured figures, which represent many of the delightful and beautiful aspects of women’s spirit flowing from the Divine light within. RSVP by June 8. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. 

Field of Dreams 30th Anniversary
Saturday, June 15
10:30 AM @ Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)
After 30 years since the premiere of one of the most popular sports movies of all time, the Field of Dreams is still going the distance. Food vendors, inflatables, live music, home tours, Dwier Brown appearance and a Ghost players game. Bring your lawn chairs and sunscreen for a day of fun! $10 adults; free ages 14 and under. 28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA. 563-875-8404. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/30th-anniversary.

Brews & Blues 2019
Saturday, June 15
3–8 PM @ Schreiner Memorial Library Park (Lancaster, WI)
Brews and Blues is a music and beer festival celebrating some of Wisconsin and the nation’s greatest cultural assets! Sip the Midwest’s finest microbrews and enjoy the sounds of one of America’s original musical genres. Music, beer, wine, food, and fun, brought to you by the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce & the City of Lancaster. $25 before June 1; $35 all events; $10 music only. 113 West Elm St, Lancaster, WI. brewsandblueswi.com.

King Explosion: Three Decades of The King
Saturday, June 15 @ 4 & 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
King Explosion will bring together national award-winning Elvis tribute artists for three exciting performances! Featuring Joseph Hall, Ryan Pelton, and Tyler Hunter.

Bell Tower Theater 7th Annual High School Musical
Rent School Edition
June 15 @ 7:30 pm
June 16 @ 2 pm
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
The Bell Tower Theater’s seventh-annual Free Summer Musical Program: High School Edition show features some of the area’s most talented performers in Rent School Edition. Performances are held June 6–9 and 13–16 at Bell Tower Theater. Rent is a cultural phenomenon about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this impactful story follows a year in the life of impoverished, young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create a life in New York’s Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. This show is recommended for ages 14 and up. Tickets are $12. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays: June 16–August 25
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum
A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! Featured performers include: June 16: Hunter Fuerste, June 23: Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, June 30: The Fez, July 7: June’s Got Cash, July 14: Go Your Own Way, July 21: The Moonlighters, July 28: Kids From Wisconsin, August 4: Dogs on Skis, August 11: The Reunion: Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars, August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. dubuquearboretum.net.

Seed to Plate Hydroponics Camp
June 17–19
8:30–11:30 AM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Where does your food come from? What does it go through to reach your table? This camp, hosted at Convivium Urban Farmstead, will allow students hands-on experience to learn new ways of looking at how food is grown and prepared. Both hydroponic and aquaponic techniques will be explored, and students will assist in the creation of a small, at home hydroponics system. For youth entering grades 4-5. $80. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Lunch & Learn: Everything Tomatoes
Wednesday, June 19
Noon–1 PM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a Lunch & Learn on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. This week’s garden topic: Everything Tomatoes! Join Farm Manager, A.J. Shultz for this informative session on all things tomatoes – from general information to specific pruning techniques – bring your questions and leave with the confidence to successfully grow tomatoes in your garden this year. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Organ Concert Series: Mark Brampton Smith
Wednesdays: June 19-August 28
7 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. Mark Brampton Smith is the organist at Grace Episcopal Church on the Capitol Square in Madison, WI. He has served on the music staff of churches in seven states. Brampton Smith holds degrees in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan. A prize winner in several national organ competitions, he has given solo concerts in numerous churches and auditoriums, including Madison’s Overture Hall. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: June 20-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: June 20-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Raising Healthy Children: L.E.A.N. Start Program: Power Up with Protein and Play
Thursday, June 20
6–7 PM @ Statera
This is a 1 hour interactive study group with guided lessons. June 20 topic is Power Up with Protein and Play and July 25 topic is Watering your Body. Limited space. RSVP required. $20/class. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

Third Thursday at Convivium
Thursday, June 20
6–10 PM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a free, family friendly evening of music and camaraderie. Live music starts at 7 pm; food and drinks available for purchase. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Jackson County Pro Rodeo
June 20–22
7:30 PM @ Bellevue Horsemen’s Club
Horse and bull riding, barrel racing, plus kids games, food, music, mechanical bull and more! BellevueRodeo.com.

America’s River Festival
June 21-22
5 PM @ McGraw Hill Parking Lot, Port of Dubuque
Dubuque’s hottest place to be returns for its 15th Anniversary with loads of live music, food and fun. Friday’s country headliners include Elizabeth Mary, Blackhawk and Clint Black. Saturday brings classic music from Pure Prairie League, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and The Steve Miller Band. Camping is available. Friday: $20 adv/$25 door GA; $45 adv/$50 door Reserved; $55 adv/$60 door Party Pit. Saturday: $20 adv/$25 door GA; $55 adv/$60 door Reserved; $65 adv/$70 door Party Pit. 501 Bell St. AmericasRiverFestival.com.

Great Galena Balloon Race
June 21-23
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa North Course Practice Range (444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL)
Prepare yourself for three days of family fun including tethered balloon rides, Night Glow, a classic car show, art sale and, of course, the balloon race!  Admission is just $5 perm person at the gate. There is free parking and a shuttle to the site. This is a cash only event, no credit or debit cards and no carry-ins please.
The Great Galena Balloon Race’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for juvenile diabetes, supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and scholarships for kids to attend Camp Hertko Hollow, to the tune of over $250,000 so far.
The Wundo Band returns at 5:30 p.m. on Friday night and Mama Tess and the Chain of Fools takes the stage at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday night. Both nights also feature inflatable rides for the kids, and there will be a classic car show from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Balloon races begin Friday night at 6 p.m., and the evening wraps up with the famous Night Glow of balloons on the ground at 8:30 p.m. Races begin again on Saturday morning at the “Crack of Dawn,” with balloons launching at 5:30 a.m. as pilots and try to find a mark that’s hidden somewhere on the 6,800 acres of the Galena Territory. When it’s found, the pilot drops a weight as close to the target as possible to win the grand prize and bragging rights. Balloons will continue to find their target at 6 p.m. on Saturday as part of the Galena on the Fly Race.
New this year is the Great Galena Art Sale from 5-9 PM on Saturday evening in the big tent. Check out Plein Air & other original works from regional artists! Plus, all the fun of the Great Galena Balloon Race! Artists are encouraged to participate.
Get ready to lift off in one of the largest hot air balloons in the country. You can schedule your ride at BuyABalloonRide.com or call 815-777-2747. Details about packages and weekend events are available online at EagleRidge.com, or by calling 800-892-2269 with questions or to make reservations.
For more information, visit GreatGalenaBalloonRace.com or call the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa at 800-898-2269.

Summer Solstice
Friday, June 21
6:30-8:30 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Join us in honoring the turning of the seasons through song and ritual, celebration and contemplation. All are welcome at this ecumenical outdoor gathering. Participants will gather near the main entrance and proceed outdoors together. RSVP by June 14. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. 

Jackson County Pro Rodeo
June 21–22
7:30 PM @ Bellevue Horsemen’s Club
Horse and bull riding, barrel racing, plus kids games, food, music, mechanical bull and more! BellevueRodeo.com.

Morgan Wallen
Friday, June 21, 8 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
Morgan Wallen, one of country music’s fastest-rising stars, will perform in the Five Flags Arena on Friday, June 21. Wallen’s single “Whiskey Glasses” currently sits atop the Billboard Country Singles chart, as well as at #33 on the Hot 100 pop song listing. Wallen also hit the country Top 5 earlier this year with “Up Down (featuring Florida Georgia Line).” More than 100 million Spotify streams confirm Wallen’s popularity among country’s younger fans. But his roots also show an appreciation for traditional country music, as evidenced by the praise heaped on Wallen by county legend Bill Anderson following Wallen’s performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Tickets for Wallen’s Five Flags Center debut are now on sale at FiveFlagsCenter.com and in person at the Five Flags Box office.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturday, June 22,  7 AM–Noon
@ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, will celebrate its Opening Day on Saturday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to noon, with a variety of events available to the public, including free musical entertainment, ready to eat food vendors on site, kids activities (9–11 a.m.), local crafters and more, all in the area around City Hall in historic downtown Dubuque.  The Dubuque Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. Occasional vendor spaces are still available. To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Great Galena Balloon Race
June 22-23
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa North Course Practice Range (444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL)
Prepare yourself for three days of family fun including tethered balloon rides, Night Glow, a classic car show, art sale and, of course, the balloon race!  Admission is just $5 perm person at the gate. There is free parking and a shuttle to the site. This is a cash only event, no credit or debit cards and no carry-ins please.
The Great Galena Balloon Race’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for juvenile diabetes, supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and scholarships for kids to attend Camp Hertko Hollow, to the tune of over $250,000 so far.
Mama Tess and the Chain of Fools takes the stage at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday night. The event also includes inflatable rides for the kids, and there will be a classic car show from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Races begin again on Saturday morning at the “Crack of Dawn,” with balloons launching at 5:30 a.m. as pilots and try to find a mark that’s hidden somewhere on the 6,800 acres of the Galena Territory. When it’s found, the pilot drops a weight as close to the target as possible to win the grand prize and bragging rights. Balloons will continue to find their target at 6 p.m. on Saturday as part of the Galena on the Fly Race.
New this year is the Great Galena Art Sale from 5-9 PM on Saturday evening in the big tent. Check out Plein Air & other original works from regional artists! Plus, all the fun of the Great Galena Balloon Race! Artists are encouraged to participate.
Get ready to lift off in one of the largest hot air balloons in the country. You can schedule your ride at BuyABalloonRide.com or call 815-777-2747. Details about packages and weekend events are available online at EagleRidge.com, or by calling 800-892-2269 with questions or to make reservations.
For more information, visit GreatGalenaBalloonRace.com or call the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa at 800-898-2269.

Adult & Child Woodworking Class
Saturday, June 22
9 AM–Noon @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Looking for a unique gift for Father’s Day or a fun way to spend quality time with a special child in your life? Join us for this hands-on woodworking classes where adults and children can work together to build their choice of a bat house, bird house, or classic toolbox to take home. Kids must be 6+ years, with a limit of two kids per adult. Cost is priced per project. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Corkless in Galena Wine Festival
Saturday, June 22
Noon–7 PM @ Depot Park (Galena, IL)
The Northern Illinois Wine Growers (NIWG) host the Corkless in Galena Wine Festival in Galena’s picturesque Depot Park. A celebration of area winemaking, especially those made with locally-grown American hybrid grapes, Corkless raises funds for further research in the NIWG Research Vineyard and supports local nonprofits like the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation. $20; $5 designated driver and under 21. corklessgalena.com.

America’s River Festival
Saturday, June 22
5 PM @ McGraw Hill Parking Lot, Port of Dubuque
Dubuque’s hottest place to be returns for its 15th Anniversary with loads of live music, food and fun. Friday’s country headliners include Elizabeth Mary, Blackhawk and Clint Black. Saturday brings classic music from Pure Prairie League, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and The Steve Miller Band. Camping is available. Friday: $20 adv/$25 door GA; $45 adv/$50 door Reserved; $55 adv/$60 door Party Pit. Saturday: $20 adv/$25 door GA; $55 adv/$60 door Reserved; $65 adv/$70 door Party Pit. 501 Bell St. AmericasRiverFestival.com.

Jackson County Pro Rodeo
Saturday, June 22
7:30 PM @ Bellevue Horsemen’s Club
Horse and bull riding, barrel racing, plus kids games, food, music, mechanical bull and more! BellevueRodeo.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays: June 23–August 25
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum
A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! Featured performers include: June 23: Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, June 30: The Fez, July 7: June’s Got Cash, July 14: Go Your Own Way, July 21: The Moonlighters, July 28: Kids From Wisconsin, August 4: Dogs on Skis, August 11: The Reunion: Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars, August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. dubuquearboretum.net.

Glenn Miller Orchestra
Tuesday, June 25, 8 PM
@ Five Flags Theatre
Just a couple days after Wallen wows country fans, those who remember a more classic musical style will get the chance to see one of the most popular big bands of all time as theGlenn Miller Orchestra performs at the Five Flags Theater on June 25. The world-famous orchestra will perform their greatest hits, including “In the Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and their theme song – “Moonlight Serenade.” The orchestra, their lead singers, and vocal group will perform their catalog of big band classics just the way they would have 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. Tickets ranging $27-$57 are on sale now at FiveFlagsCenter.com and in person at the Five Flags Box office.

Homemade Pasta, Kids in the Kitchen
Wednesday, June 26
1–3 PM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
There is nothing more delicious than fresh pasta, and making it yourself is easier than you might think! Your young chefs will learn to make pasta from scratch and then sit down to enjoy the final product. This class is open to kids ages 12-14. $20. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Organ Concert Series: Sister Patty Gallagher, OP
Wednesdays: June 26-August 28
7 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. Sister Patricia Gallagher, OP, currently assists with music at Sinsinawa Mound and St. Dominic Villa. She has performed in Illinois, Wisconsin, American Samoa, and France. Sister Patricia has a Master of Music Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, and has studied organ with Dr. Robert Rayfield, Dr. Kenneth Sotak, and Dr. Charles Barland. She served as the liturgy and music director at Chicago-area parishes and as campus minister at universities in Florence, Italy; Washington, D.C.; and River Forest, IL.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Powerman 5000
Wednesday, June 26, 8 PM
Q Showroom, Q Casino
Powerman 5000 (also known as PM5K) is an American Industrial metal band formed in 1991. The group has released nine albums, gaining its highest level of commercial success with 1999’s Tonight the Stars Revolt!, which reached number 29 on the Billboard 200 while spawning the singles “When Worlds Collide” and “Nobody’s Real”. Frontman Spider One is the younger brother of fellow metal musician Rob Zombie. Visit www.qcasinoandhotel.com for tickets and more information.

Memory Café
Thursday, June 27
1-2:30 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Come gather with people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with a caregiver, to share common interests and friendship. Sister Sarah Anne Kaminski, OP, will join us, along with a feathered friend or two, to offer Chickens 101: the basics of caring for and joys of raising chickens. Participants will find common understanding and a safe environment for those living with memory loss. We plan a new activity every month. Memory Café is open to anyone in the tristate area and is free. Please have a caregiver present. RSVP by June 20. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. 

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: June 27-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: June 27-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Jimmie Allen
Friday, June 28 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
The Southern Delaware native’s talent for songwriting is undeniable. His debut album Mercury Lane features a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B and pop. “Blue Jean Baby,” off his debut self-titled EP, caught the attention of country music fans and critics alike with its soulful groove.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturday, June 29,  7 AM–Noon
@ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, will celebrate its Opening Day on Saturday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to noon, with a variety of events available to the public, including free musical entertainment, ready to eat food vendors on site, kids activities (9–11 a.m.), local crafters and more, all in the area around City Hall in historic downtown Dubuque.  The Dubuque Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. Occasional vendor spaces are still available. To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series:
Sawyer Brown with Special Guest, Revival
Saturday, June 29
7 PM @ Q Casino Back Waters Stage
A host of summer music events will call the Back Waters Stage at Q Casino home. Sawyer Brown’s seven No. 1 singles include “Some Girls Do,” “Thank God For You,” “The Race is On” and “Six Days on the Road.” Revival hit the ground running, debuting at the world famous Whiskey Jam in Nashville, TN., August of 2018. The group’s love for rock, country, and blues comes through strong in their original music. Stick around for the American Trust After Party with Matt Poling in the Q Showroom (must be 21 to attend). Rain or shine. Tickets start at $35. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Children 10 and under receive free general admission access. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Nelly with Special guest Chingy
Saturday, June 29, 7 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
Nelly began his career in the early 2000s, and is well known for songs “Hot in Herre”, “Dilemma”, “Air Force Ones” and “Pimp Juice”. He is considered as one of the biggest stars of the new millennium, and ranks as the fourth best selling rap artist in American music history. On Saturday, June 29 he makes his first time in Dubuque.
Chingy’s 2003 summer debut single, “Right Thurr” put him on the musical map as a good-time rapper who specialized in catchy, club-friendly beats and simplistic lyrics delivered in a sing-song, nursery rhyme style and selling two million copies.
$25-$99 tickets on sale now at FiveFlagsCenter.com and in person at the Five Flags Box office. This is an All Ages show.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays: June 30–August 25
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum
A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! Featured performers include: June 30: The Fez, July 7: June’s Got Cash, July 14: Go Your Own Way, July 21: The Moonlighters, July 28: Kids From Wisconsin, August 4: Dogs on Skis, August 11: The Reunion: Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars, August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. dubuquearboretum.net.

Organ Concert Series: Jillian Gardner
Wednesdays: July 3-August 28
7 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. Jillian Gardner is currently studying at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, in the artist diploma program. She began her study of the organ at age 14 and completed a bachelor’s degree in organ performance with a minor in historical performance from the Oberlin Conservatory. Gardner completed her master’s degree in Organ Performance at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and has been an active recitalist across the United States. In addition to performing and competing, she has worked at several churches in New York City. Passionate about making the organ accessible to as many people as possible, Gardner’s diverse programs and signature pink organ shoes brighten each of her colorful performances. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: July 4-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: July 4-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Music in the Gardens
Sundays: July 7–August 25
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum
A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! Featured performers include: July 7: June’s Got Cash, July 14: Go Your Own Way, July 21: The Moonlighters, July 28: Kids From Wisconsin, August 4: Dogs on Skis, August 11: The Reunion: Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars, August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. dubuquearboretum.net.

Summer Nights at the Plaza
Tuesdays: July 9 and August 13
6–8 PM @ Schreiner Memorial Library Performance Plaza Ryland Park (Lancaster, WI)
Head to Lancaster, WI for Summer Nights at the Plaza. On July 9, Primitive Culture (Madison, WI) will provide music that blends funk, reggae, Latin, and rhythm and blues. On Aug. 13, Harmonious Wail (Madison, WI) brings Americana infused gypsy jazz as they take their listeners on a ride ranging from the music of the Hot Club sounds of Paris to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta to the folk scenes across “every town” America. The library will be open until 8 p.m., local service groups will provide snacks, and new this year, The Lunch Bus will be on the grounds for attendees to purchase sandwiches. Also, The Lancaster Community Band concerts are scheduled for the following Monday nights, July 15 and July 29, this summer at 7 p.m. with free ice cream and homemade pies sold by the Lancaster Music Boosters. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. In case of rain, the concerts are held inside the library community room. Free. 113 W. Elm St, Lancaster, WI. schreinermemoriallibrary.org.

Alice Cooper in Concert
Tuesday, July 9
8 PM @ Five Flags Arena
Alice Cooper, the world’s most ‘beloved heavy metal entertainer’, is coming to Five Flags Center in Dubuque Tuesday, July 9th at 8 PM. He is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and has been described as the artist who “first introduced horror imagery to rock’n’roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre”.
Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. These supporting iconic hits like “School’s Out”, “Eighteen”, “Welcome to My Nightmare”, “No More Mr. Nice Guy”, “Poison”, “Feed My Frankenstein” and more. Prices range from $49-$150 plus fees and can be purchased at the Five Flags Center Box Office or FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Organ Concert Series
Wednesdays: July 10-August 28
7 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: July 11-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: July 11-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: July 11, Aug. 8, Sept 12, and Oct. 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Food Truck Fridays
Fridays: July 12, Aug 9, Sept 13, and Oct 11
11:30 AM-1:30PM @ Washington Park
Brought to you by Travel Dubuque, this event takes places every second Friday May through October, at the heart of #whereiowastarted and will feature area food trucks with yummy street food and live music sponsored by 365ink Magazine. July 12: A Few Blind Mic Duo, August 9: Garrett Hillary, September 13: Ralph Kluseman, October 11: Theresa Rosetta.

Downtown Friday Night
Fridays: July 12 and August 9
6:30–10 PM @ 1st Ave, Dyersville, IA
Not to miss out on the fun, Dyersville hosts its own summer festival series, Downtown Friday Night. Besides live music, the event includes food, games for kids, and water ball fights hosted by the Fire Department. July 12 theme is Christmas in July with music from Whiskey Revival; and August 9 theme is STEMfest with music from Full Moon. Free. dyersville.org.

Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series:
Aaron Lewis with Special Guest Ben Danaher
Friday, July 12
7 PM @ Q Casino Back Waters Stage
A host of summer music events will call the Back Waters Stage at Q Casino home. Known for his outspokenness, impassioned live show and Outlaw Country tunes, Aaron Lewis is back with a new album STATE I’M IN (The Valory Music Co.). STATE I’M IN is the follow-up to SINNER, which went No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums, Top 200 Albums, and Top Digital Albums Charts upon release chart and blasts through today’s Country music doldrums like a shot of 100-proof whiskey, with the singer making zero compromises with either himself or the restrictions of a format that seems to have abandoned its rougher tendencies in favor of pop and ‘70s rock inclinations largely lacking in grit. Lewis, who fronted the wildly-successful Rock group Staind, has sold 13 million albums worldwide and four consecutive top three debuts on Billboard’s Top 200, including the single “It’s Been Awhile,” which remains the most-played rock song of the decade. Stick around for the American Trust After Party with Corey Cox in the Q Showroom (must be 21 to attend). Rain or shine. Tickets start at $40. Meet and greet packages available. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Children 10 and under receive free general admission access. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Colts Music on the March
Friday, July 12
7 PM @ Senior High School Dalzell Field
The Colts’ show has been a highlight on Dubuque’s summer calendar since 1963. Eight groups are scheduled to compete in this Drum Corps International summer tour event. $17-$42. 1800 Clarke Dr. colts.org.

Asbury Music in the Park
Saturday, July 13
Noon–11 PM @ Asbury Park
The Asbury Area Civic and Recreation Foundation annually hosts Music in the Park from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. This is a free family event with a variety of music, entertainment, food, children’s games, inflatables and family activities followed by free live music at 6 p.m. Shuttle service will be available throughout the City of Asbury as well as several outlying areas. Free. cityofasbury.com.

Cascade Rockin’ on the River
Saturdays: July 13 and August 10
6–11 PM @ Cascade Riverview Amphitheater
Bring your cooler and lawn chairs to this outdoor music event. Food will be available for purchase. Upcoming entertainment includes: Adam Splinter, Adam Brown, Michael Moncada & Whiskey High on July 13; and Mark Zalaznik and Hot Mess on August 10. $5 adults; free for ages 10 and under. 563-542-4659.

Music in Jackson Park
Sundays July 14 and August 11
6–8 PM @ Jackson Park
The free evening concerts in Jackson Park are held on the second Sunday of June, July and August, celebrating the diversity of one of downtown Dubuque’s neighborhoods. The family-friendly events, sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, the Multicultural Family Center, and City of Dubuque feature a different style of music for each concert and free food! Free.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays: July 14–August 25
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum
A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! Featured performers include: July 14: Go Your Own Way, July 21: The Moonlighters, July 28: Kids From Wisconsin, August 4: Dogs on Skis, August 11: The Reunion: Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars, August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. dubuquearboretum.net.

Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series:
Kane Brown – SOLD OUT!
Sunday, July 14
7 PM @ Q Casino Back Waters Stage
A host of summer music events will call the Back Waters Stage at Q Casino home. Kane Brown has had multiple Top 20 hits including #1 hits “What Ifs” and “Lose It” as well as #2 “Heaven.” His latest album, Experiment, peaked at #1 with current single, “Good As You.” Brown’s headlined over 100 sold out shows in his career, including two performances in the Q Showroom. Kane Brown has been nominated for multiple ACM, Billboard, CMT and ACM Awards. He won three American Music Awards in 2018 for Favorite Country Male Artist, Favorite Country Album and Favorite Country Song. Stick around for the American Trust After Party in the Q Showroom (must be 21 to attend). Rain or shine. Tickets start at $55. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Children 10 and under receive free general admission access. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Organ Concert Series
Wednesdays: July 17-August 28
7 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Great Jones County Fair
July 17–21
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)
Famous for live music! This year is no different with Tim McGraw on July 18, Hootie & The Blowfish on July 19, Chris Stepleton on July 20, and TobyMac on July 21. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: July 18-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: July 18-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Great Jones County Fair
July 18–21
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)
Famous for live music! This year is no different with Tim McGraw on July 18, Hootie & The Blowfish on July 19, Chris Stepleton on July 20, and TobyMac on July 21. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

Dubuque… and All That Jazz!
Fridays: July 19 and August 16
5–9 PM @ Town Clock Plaza
The venerable Town Clock live music festival, Dubuque… And All That Jazz! features some of the best bands in the Midwest, a wide variety of food, cold beverages, and hundreds of your closest friends with which to enjoy it all. Headliners: July 19 – Diamond Empire Band, August 16 – 10 of Soul. Food vendors include Adobos, Chocolate Hog, Catfish Charlie’s, Happy Hibachi, Magoos, Sugar Rays BBQ and Elle & Becks. Hosted by Dubuque Main Street. DowntownDubuque.org.

Great Jones County Fair
July 19–21
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)
Famous for live music! This year is no different with Tim McGraw on July 18, Hootie & The Blowfish on July 19, Chris Stepleton on July 20, and TobyMac on July 21. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

Great Jones County Fair
July 20–21
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)
Famous for live music! This year is no different with Tim McGraw on July 18, Hootie & The Blowfish on July 19, Chris Stepleton on July 20, and TobyMac on July 21. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays: July 21–August 25
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum
A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! Featured performers include: July 21: The Moonlighters, July 28: Kids From Wisconsin, August 4: Dogs on Skis, August 11: The Reunion: Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars, August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. dubuquearboretum.net.

Great Jones County Fair
Sunday, July 21
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)
Famous for live music! This year is no different with Tim McGraw on July 18, Hootie & The Blowfish on July 19, Chris Stepleton on July 20, and TobyMac on July 21. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

Dubuque County Fair
July 23–28
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
The 65th annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food and fun for everyone. Chris Young performs Friday, July 26 and Saturday night’s rock show features former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung and the Gin Blossoms. DBQFair.com.

Dubuque County Fair
July 24–28
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
The 65th annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food and fun for everyone. Chris Young performs Friday, July 26 and Saturday night’s rock show features former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung and the Gin Blossoms. DBQFair.com.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: July 25-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: July 25-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Raising Healthy Children: L.E.A.N. Start Program: Watering your Body
Thursday, July 25
6–7 PM @ Statera
This is a 1 hour interactive study group with guided lessons. Limited space. RSVP required. $20/class. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

Dubuque County Fair
July 25–28
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
The 65th annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food and fun for everyone. Chris Young performs Friday, July 26 and Saturday night’s rock show features former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung and the Gin Blossoms. DBQFair.com.

Dubuque County Fair
July 26–28
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
The 65th annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food and fun for everyone. Chris Young performs Friday, July 26 and Saturday night’s rock show features former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung and the Gin Blossoms. DBQFair.com.

Dubuque County Fair
July 27–28
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
The 65th annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food and fun for everyone. Chris Young performs Friday, July 26 and Saturday night’s rock show features former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung and the Gin Blossoms. DBQFair.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays: July 28–August 25
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum
A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! Featured performers include: July 28: Kids From Wisconsin, August 4: Dogs on Skis, August 11: The Reunion: Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars, August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. dubuquearboretum.net.

Dubuque County Fair
Sunday, July 28
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
The 65th annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food and fun for everyone. Chris Young performs Friday, July 26 and Saturday night’s rock show features former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung and the Gin Blossoms. DBQFair.com.

Organ Concert Series
Wednesdays: July 31-August 28
7 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Taste of Dubuque
Thursday, August 1
3–11 PM @ Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Enjoy mouth-watering food favorites plus live music on two stages, cold beer, entertainment, kids games, and more. Small “tastes” and full size portions of dishes from area restaurants will be available for purchase. Free. RiverMuseum.com.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: August 1-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: August 1-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Rock-N-Roll Rewind
August 2-3
Mississippi Moon Bar
Rock-n-Roll Rewind returns with two days of reuniting classic local bands from the ‘60s-‘80s in the Tri-State area. Relive the golden era of local live music with the bands you grew up with. Facebook.com/RockNRollRewind. 

Epworth Town & Country Days
August 2-3
Epworth, IA
Two days of celebrating the community with live music, foot races, a parade, kid’s amusements, an auction, a BBQ competition, a street dance and more. Facebook.com/tncdays.

Casting Crowns
Saturday, August 3, 7 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
Five Flags will also play host to Casting Crowns, called by Billboard “the top-selling act in Christian music over the past decade.” Casting Crowns will bring their “Only Jesus” tour to the Five Flags Arena on August 3. The tour is in support ofOnly Jesus, the group’s latest album, which has reached #2 on the US Christian chart, and also climbed to #42 on the Billboard albums chart. The album’s lead single, also called “Only Jesus,” hit #3 on the US Christian singles countdown, becoming Casting Crowns’ 8th consecutive Top Ten hit. Tickets for Casting Crown’s Dubuque performance ($17-$77) are available at FiveFlagsCenter.com and in person at the Five Flags Box office.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays: August 4-25
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum
A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! Featured performers include: August 4: Dogs on Skis, August 11: The Reunion: Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars, August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. dubuquearboretum.net.

Organ Concert Series
Wednesdays: August 7-28
7 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: August 8-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: August 8-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: Aug. 8, Sept 12, and Oct. 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Iowa State Fair
August 8-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Food Truck Fridays
Fridays: Aug 9, Sept 13, and Oct 11
11:30 AM-1:30PM @ Washington Park
Brought to you by Travel Dubuque, this event takes places every second Friday May through October, at the heart of #whereiowastarted and will feature area food trucks with yummy street food and live music sponsored by 365ink Magazine. August 9: Garrett Hillary, September 13: Ralph Kluseman, October 11: Theresa Rosetta.

Downtown Friday Night
Friday, August 9
6:30–10 PM @ 1st Ave, Dyersville, IA
Not to miss out on the fun, Dyersville hosts its own summer festival series, Downtown Friday Night. Besides live music, the event includes food, games for kids, and water ball fights hosted by the Fire Department. August 9 theme is STEMfest with music from Full Moon. Free. dyersville.org.

Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series:
3 Doors Down with Special Guest Black Stone Cherry
Friday, August 9
7 PM @ Q Casino Back Waters Stage
A host of summer music events will call the Back Waters Stage at Q Casino home. 3 Doors Down has had Gold and Platinum singles including: “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone,” “Here Without You” and “It’s Not My Time.” Stick around for the American Trust After Party in the Q Showroom (must be 21 to attend). Rain or shine. Tickets start at $49. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Children 10 and under receive free general admission access. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Iowa State Fair
August 9-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

DuMA Family Art Carnival
Saturday, August 10
Noon–4 PM @ Dubuque Museum of Art
Step right up for a creative community event for all ages! Outdoor art activities, gallery tours, family art studio adventures and ice cream treats and food for purchase. Free. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. DBQart.com.

East Dubuque Wingfest XV and Little Texas Concert
Saturday, August 10
Noon–Midnight @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL
Fill your gullet and enjoy some fun in the sun at East Dubuque Wingfest XV! The event takes place on Sinsinawa Ave. on Saturday, Aug. 10 from noon to midnight. Little Texas takes the main stage at 9 p.m., but before that, enjoy a wing tasting from 1 to 3 p.m. for $5 as well as live music with The Brown Bottle Bandits from 1 to 4 p.m., Sam Wooden from 4 to 7 p.m., and Stoney Boys from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Plus cold beer, kids games and more! Presented by EDGE (East Dubuque Greater Events Foundation). Free.

Cascade Rockin’ on the River
Saturday, August 10
6–11 PM @ Cascade Riverview Amphitheater
Bring your cooler and lawn chairs to this outdoor music event. Food will be available for purchase. Upcoming entertainment includes: Mark Zalaznik and Hot Mess on August 10. $5 adults; free for ages 10 and under. 563-542-4659.

Iowa State Fair
August 10-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Music in Jackson Park
Sunday, August 11
6–8 PM @ Jackson Park
The free evening concerts in Jackson Park are held on the second Sunday of June, July and August, celebrating the diversity of one of downtown Dubuque’s neighborhoods. The family-friendly events, sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, the Multicultural Family Center, and City of Dubuque feature a different style of music for each concert and free food! Free.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays: August 11-25
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum
A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! Featured performers include: August 11: The Reunion: Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars, August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. dubuquearboretum.net.

Iowa State Fair
August 11-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 11–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Iowa State Fair
August 12-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 12–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Summer Nights at the Plaza
Tuesdays, August 13
6–8 PM @ Schreiner Memorial Library Performance Plaza Ryland Park (Lancaster, WI)
Head to Lancaster, WI for Summer Nights at the Plaza. Harmonious Wail (Madison, WI) brings Americana infused gypsy jazz as they take their listeners on a ride ranging from the music of the Hot Club sounds of Paris to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta to the folk scenes across “every town” America. The library will be open until 8 p.m., local service groups will provide snacks, and new this year, The Lunch Bus will be on the grounds for attendees to purchase sandwiches. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. In case of rain, the concerts are held inside the library community room. Free. 113 W. Elm St, Lancaster, WI. schreinermemoriallibrary.org.

Iowa State Fair
August 13-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 13–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Organ Concert Series
Wednesdays: August 14-28
7 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Iowa State Fair
August 14-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 14–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: August 15-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: August 15-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Iowa State Fair
August 15-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 15–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Spirit of Woodstock
August 16-18
11 AM @ Council Hill Station
50th Anniversary of three days of love and music starts at 11 AM each day featuring Kofi Baker (Ginger Baker’s son), Cary Morin, Driftless Sisters, Lexi Parr, The Resistors, A Few Blind Mice, Medicinal Purposes, Not Dead Yet, McDonald & Jones, Nate Jenkins, Backseat Betty, Jim Post & more. 6521 N Hill Rd, Scales Mound, IL. 815-776-9503. facebook.com/councilhillstation.

Dubuque… and All That Jazz!
Friday, August 16
5–9 PM @ Town Clock Plaza
The venerable Town Clock live music festival, Dubuque… And All That Jazz! features some of the best bands in the Midwest, a wide variety of food, cold beverages, and hundreds of your closest friends with which to enjoy it all. Headliners: August 16 – 10 of Soul. Food vendors include Adobos, Chocolate Hog, Catfish Charlie’s, Happy Hibachi, Magoos, Sugar Rays BBQ and Elle & Becks. Hosted by Dubuque Main Street. DowntownDubuque.org.

Iowa State Fair
August 16-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 16–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Cascade Hometown Days
August 16-18
Downtown Cascade, IA
Cascade comes together and shows their community spirit and pride with three days of music, food, games, and fun. Expect a parade, vendor fair, car show, water ball fights, beanbag tourneys, a church breakfast and tons of live music and food!

Spirit of Woodstock
August 17-18
11 AM @ Council Hill Station
50th Anniversary of three days of love and music starts at 11 AM each day featuring Kofi Baker (Ginger Baker’s son), Cary Morin, Driftless Sisters, Lexi Parr, The Resistors, A Few Blind Mice, Medicinal Purposes, Not Dead Yet, McDonald & Jones, Nate Jenkins, Backseat Betty, Jim Post & more. 6521 N Hill Rd, Scales Mound, IL. 815-776-9503. facebook.com/councilhillstation.

Iowa State Fair
August 17-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 17–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Cascade Hometown Days
August 17-18
Downtown Cascade, IA
Cascade comes together and shows their community spirit and pride with three days of music, food, games, and fun. Expect a parade, vendor fair, car show, water ball fights, beanbag tourneys, a church breakfast and tons of live music and food!

Spirit of Woodstock
Sunday, August 18
11 AM @ Council Hill Station
50th Anniversary of three days of love and music starts at 11 AM each day featuring Kofi Baker (Ginger Baker’s son), Cary Morin, Driftless Sisters, Lexi Parr, The Resistors, A Few Blind Mice, Medicinal Purposes, Not Dead Yet, McDonald & Jones, Nate Jenkins, Backseat Betty, Jim Post & more. 6521 N Hill Rd, Scales Mound, IL. 815-776-9503. facebook.com/councilhillstation.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays: August 18 and 25
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum
A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! Featured performers include: August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. dubuquearboretum.net.

Iowa State Fair
Sunday, August 18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
Sunday, August 18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Cascade Hometown Days
Sunday, August 18
Downtown Cascade, IA
Cascade comes together and shows their community spirit and pride with three days of music, food, games, and fun. Expect a parade, vendor fair, car show, water ball fights, beanbag tourneys, a church breakfast and tons of live music and food!

Organ Concert Series
Wednesdays: August 21 and 28
7 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: August 22-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: August 22-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Music in the Gardens
Sunday, August 25
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum
A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! Featured performers include: August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. dubuquearboretum.net.

Organ Concert Series
Wednesday, August 28
7 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: August 29-Sept 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: August 29-Sept 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: September 5 and 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: September 5- 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursday, September 12
4–9 PM @ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: September 12-26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: Sept 12 and Oct. 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Food Truck Fridays
Fridays: Sept 13 and Oct 11
11:30 AM-1:30PM @ Washington Park
Brought to you by Travel Dubuque, this event takes places every second Friday May through October, at the heart of #whereiowastarted and will feature area food trucks with yummy street food and live music sponsored by 365ink Magazine. September 13: Ralph Kluseman, October 11: Theresa Rosetta.

The Struts
Friday, September 13 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
In their lavish stage presence and magnetic appeal, The Struts have more than demonstrated a preternatural command of monumental crowds. After releasing their debut studio album in 2016, Everybody Wants, The Struts have been touring non-stop, playing festivals and supporting slots for Foo Fighters, The Who, Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe and The Killers. In a recent interview with Radio X in the UK, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl called them “the best opening band we’ve ever had.” In 2018, The Struts released Young & Dangerous, a sophomore album that cements their status as one of the most unstoppably passionate and endlessly thrilling bands making rock music today.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 19, 7 PM (Also Sept 20-22)
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: September 19 and 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 20, 7 PM (Also Sept 21-22)
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 21, 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM (Also Sept 22)
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 22, 1 PM & 5 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursday, September 26
4–9 PM @ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Dubuque Flea Market & Antique Show
Sunday, October 6, 8 AM–3 PM
@ DBQ Co Fairgrounds
This has been a mainstay for more than 50 years! It takes place three times a year on Sundays at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.Featuring vendors with a wide range of interesting, fun, useful and unusual items. From antiques, arts and crafts, hobbyist and collectors, as well as new and used merchandise, this market is sure to offer a unique shopping experience. $1 Adults; free for children 11 and under. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 815-747-7745. facebook.com/dubuquefleamarket.

Millwork Night Market
Thursday, October 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Food Truck Fridays
Fridays, October 11
11:30 AM-1:30PM @ Washington Park
Brought to you by Travel Dubuque, this event takes places every second Friday May through October, at the heart of #whereiowastarted and will feature area food trucks with yummy street food and live music sponsored by 365ink Magazine. October 11: Theresa Rosetta.

The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas
Saturday, November 23, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center (2255 Bennett St)
The Texas Tenors will perform a special Christmas concert, “Deep in the Heart of Christmas,” accompanied by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. The trio has accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and an enthusiastic fan base, including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special “You Should Dream.” They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world including a 24-city tour of the United Kingdom and China, and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the United States. They were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine and recently made their Canadian debut at the world-renowned Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music. For more information, visit the Heritage Center website or call the Farber Box Office at 563.585.7469.