Events

Book Club with Heather Gudenkauf
Thursday, June 20, 9–10 AM
@ East DBQ Library (East DBQ, IL)
NYT Bestselling local author Heather Gudenkauf will join the monthly discussion. 122 Wisconsin Ave, East Dubuque, IL. 815-747-3052. EDLibrary.org.

ArchiTREK Walk & Talk
Thursday, June 20, Noon–1 PM
@ Roshek Building
DuMA and Heritage Works provide insights into Dubuque’s historic buildings focusing on form and function with interior/exterior architectural interpretation. RSVP. $5. 563-557-1851. DBQArt.org.

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
Thursday, 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. The Otherside always has a great buffet too!

Mineral Point Museum Night
Thursday, June 20 @ 5-8 PM
Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI)
Shake Rag Alley, together with Pendarvis Historic Site, Orchard Lawn, and the Oddfellows Hall, will open its doors 5-8 p.m. June 20 to share our history with Iowa County residents during Mineral Point Museum Night. Visitors can tour Shake Rag Alley’s historic and reproduction buildings and enjoy pie on the Green in honor of Roland Sardeson on the eve of Mineral Point’s third annual Roland Sardeson Day. Free-will donation, no registration required.

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.

Community Acupuncture
Thursday, June 20 @ 6-7:30pm
Statera (3375 Lake Ridge Dr)
Learn how acupuncture can address multiple health concerns. Led by Ashley Oberbroeckling, M.Ac, L.Ac, LMT. $35. 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.

Our Great River: Chris Jones
Thursday, June 20, 6–8 PM
@ National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Dr. Chris Jones, a research engineer at the University of Iowa, will present on his work managing the university’s network of real-time, continuous water quality sensors. His presentation will discuss Iowa stream water quality and its agricultural connections. Q&A follows. RSVP requested. Free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. Rivermuseum.com/ourgreatriver.

Go Solar Group Buy Program
Thursday, June 20 @ 7-8 p.m.
Epworth American Legion (206 W. Main St., Epworth, IA)
Saturday, June 22 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Dubuque Arboretum-Veranda (3800 Arboretum Dr., Dubuque, IA)
Tuesday, June 25 @ 7-8 p.m.
Memorial Hall (5204 First St. NW, Farley, IA)
Wednesday, June 26 @ 7-8 p.m.
Silver Spoon (818 W. Gill Rd., East Dubuque, IL)
Thursday, June 27 @ Noon-1 p.m.
Asbury Library-Programming Room (5290 Grand Meadow Dr., Dubuque, IA)
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7-8 p.m.
Holy Cross Fire Station (901 Church St., Holy Cross, IA)
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7-8 p.m.
Sherrill Fire Station (5309 S. Mound Rd., Dubuque, IA)
Thursday, July 11 @ Noon-1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.
Peosta/NICC Library-Room 200G (8341 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA)
The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) is excited to announce the Dubuque County– Go Solar Group Buy Program. The free educational seminars inform and promote the cost-saving and sustainable benefits of solar technology and provide property owners the opportunity to invest in lower cost solar installations through a limited time county-wide volume-purchasing program. Learn how to substantially reduce your monthly electricity bill; reduce your carbon footprint and investing in renewable energy; and offset over 70 percent of the total cost via tax credits, equipment depreciation, and energy grants; plus a solar module 25-year warranty and 40+ year life expectancy. RSVP. 319-273-7499. eric.giddens@uni.edu. https://ceee.uni.edu/GoSolar.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Newsies
June 20–22 @ 7:30 PM
June 22 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of HorrorsSister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for kids and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Historical Perspective on Human Slavery and Trafficking
Thursday, June 20, 7 PM
@ Galena Public Library (Galena, IL)
Kevin Schwendinger will share not only contemporary information but also historical background of slavery and trafficking and how it has shaped attitudes and behaviors. Free. 601 S. Bench St., Galena, IL. 815-777-0200. GalenaLibrary.org.

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.

Tri-State Wind Symphony
Thursdays: Now through Aug. 1, 7:30–9 PM
@ Eagle Point Park Bandshell
The Tri-State Wind Symphony was founded in 1995 as a community band for “the better amateur players in the community” comprised of Dubuque-area musicians. June 20: Big Band Express, June 27: TSWS “A Star Spangled Spectacular.” Free, $1 car admission.

Lunch and Learn: Personal Training for YOU
Friday, June 21, 12:10–12:50 PM
@ Statera Integrated Health
Discover how personal training when combined with nutrition will energize your body to perform at its highest levels. Presented by Eli Licht. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.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.

Winemaker’s Flight Night
Friday, June 21 @ 6-9 PM
Galena Cellars (Galena, IL)
Join in kicking off Corkless in Galena Wine Festival with a Pre-Celebration “Flight-Night”! Enjoy a flight of 4 wines from 4 wineries for $15 – 1 wine from each winery: August Hill Winery, Galena Cellars Winery, Massbach Ridge Winery and Prairie State Winery. Four flight options to choose from: Red, White, Rose, or Sweet. The wines included in the flights will also be available to purchase by the glass. Winemakers from Galena Cellars, August Hill, Massbach Ridge, and Prairie State will make an appearance during the evening. Light Snacks will be provided. Live music to be announced! GalenaCellars.com.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Newsies
June 21–22 @ 7:30 PM
June 22 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of HorrorsSister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for kids and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.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. 

Colts Summer Premiere
Friday, June 21, 7 PM
@ University of Dubuque Chalmers Field (2000 University Ave)
After nearly a month of 12-hour-a-day rehearsals, the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps will debut their 2019 program in full uniform at the free Colts Summer Premiere beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at the University of Dubuque’s Chalmers Field.
The 2019 Colts program is titled When Hell Freezes Over. Featuring music from AC/DC, Robert W. Smith, Camille Saint-Saens, Frederic Chopin, and Bob Dylan, the Colts explore the depths and dualities of a place one hopes to never know.
Prior to the performance, there will be a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the new Colts kitchen and equipment trailers. Walk through the 53-ft., custom-built kitchen trailer as it launches into service for the Colts summer season. Staffed by an all-volunteer group of friends, family and alumni, the kitchen trailer serves up 800 meals per day over the course of the Colts 80-day summer tour.
Over 400 students came to Dubuque throughout the winter to earn one of the coveted 154 positions in the world-class Colts. The group began an 80-day summer tour on Memorial Day weekend, and they open their competitive season with a show in Madison, WI, on Saturday, June 22. The Colt Cadets will join the Colts for the annual summer tradition of Music On The March at Dalzell Field on July 12.
The Colts summer tour will include approximately 40 competitions and performances in 12 states, covering over 11,000 miles, and will culminate at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Aug. 8–10.
This event is free, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Colts office at 563-582-4872 or visit Colts.org.

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.

Make Music Platteville
Friday, June 21
Various Locations in Platteville, WI
Make Music Platteville is an annual one-day citywide, free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21. This year marks Platteville’s fourth year in the international summer solstice music celebration, which turns the city into a stage, and offers a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills. Events will happen, rain or shine. Free. MakeMusicDay.org/Platteville.


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.

Bobolink: A JDCF Safari
Saturdays: June 22 and 29 @ 8 AM-1 PM
Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary
An international birding expert and board member of Chicago Audubon will guide you on an adventure to find the elusive bobolink, which travels thousands of miles to nest at JDCF’s Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary each summer. Along the way you will see other rare birds from the over 100 species that have been sighted at the preserve. Lunch included. RSVP required. $50. JDCF.org.

Historic Barn Tour
June 22-23 @ 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Various locations in Dubuque and Clayton Counties
Take in historic barns and some of the most scenic countryside in Iowa during the annual spring Iowa Barn Foundation area tour from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The scenic, self-guided tour is free and opened to the public. Founded in 1997, the Iowa Barn Foundation is dedicated to preserving Iowa’s rural buildings, symbols of Iowa’s early agricultural heritage. The Iowa Barn Foundation, its board of directors and county representatives work to preserve Iowa’s agricultural history and endangered barns by educating people in Iowa – and beyond – about our rural heritage and the importance of barn preservation. This is being accomplished through the bi-annual Iowa Barn Foundation Magazine, the Iowa Barn Foundation website), the annual All-State Barn Tour, and through picnics, open meetings, and through worldwide publicity in newspapers, magazines, and television. Free. 563-599-3061. http://www.iowabarnfoundation.org/tours/2019spring-tour.htm.

Build It, Together: A woodworking class for kids and adults
Saturday, June 22, 9 AM–Noon
@ Convivium Urban Farmstead

Looking for a unique gift for Father’s Day this year or a fun way to spend some quality time with a special child in your life? Join us for this hands-on woodworking class where adults and children can work together to build their choice of a Bat House, Bird House, or Classic Toolbox. Kids will learn how to use tools properly, safely, and respectfully as the adults help them build their own project to take home. Kids must be 6 years or older and accompanied by an adult, with a limit of two kids per adult. Class includes all instruction and materials for one project, multiple projects may be purchased. $25. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Go Solar Group Buy Program
Saturday, June 22 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Dubuque Arboretum-Veranda (3800 Arboretum Dr., Dubuque, IA)
Tuesday, June 25 @ 7-8 p.m.
Memorial Hall (5204 First St. NW, Farley, IA)
Wednesday, June 26 @ 7-8 p.m.
Silver Spoon (818 W. Gill Rd., East Dubuque, IL)
Thursday, June 27 @ Noon-1 p.m.
Asbury Library-Programming Room (5290 Grand Meadow Dr., Dubuque, IA)
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7-8 p.m.
Holy Cross Fire Station (901 Church St., Holy Cross, IA)
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7-8 p.m.
Sherrill Fire Station (5309 S. Mound Rd., Dubuque, IA)
Thursday, July 11 @ Noon-1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.
Peosta/NICC Library-Room 200G (8341 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA)
The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) is excited to announce the Dubuque County– Go Solar Group Buy Program. The free educational seminars inform and promote the cost-saving and sustainable benefits of solar technology and provide property owners the opportunity to invest in lower cost solar installations through a limited time county-wide volume-purchasing program. Learn how to substantially reduce your monthly electricity bill; reduce your carbon footprint and investing in renewable energy; and offset over 70 percent of the total cost via tax credits, equipment depreciation, and energy grants; plus a solar module 25-year warranty and 40+ year life expectancy. RSVP. 319-273-7499. eric.giddens@uni.edu. https://ceee.uni.edu/GoSolar.

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.

Imagination Celebration
Saturday, June 22, 9 AM–5 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 W 11th St)
The Great Midwestern Educational Theatre Company presents the 14th Annual Imagination Celebration on Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library. This event is totally FREE and open to everyone! Performances and workshops for all ages begin at the top of every hour. There will be an evening storytelling performance for adults only from 7 to 9 p.m.
Guest artists include Jane Stenson and Jasmin Cardenas. Jane Stenson is an experienced storyteller, producer and master teacher who instills world folktales and personal stories with images and metaphors crafted from her love of nature and belief in diversity. She is the 2016 recipient of NSN’s ORACLE Award for Distinguished National Service for developing the relationship between storytelling and education.
Jasmin is a Colombian-American bilingual storyteller, actress, educator, and social activist. Her dream came true when she was an Exchange Place Teller at the 2016 National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. A professional actress and Chicago native, Jasmin has performed at Steppenwolf and Goodman Theater, among others and is proud SAG-AFTRA member. Her TV credits include ABC Betrayal and NBC Chicago Fire.
Featured storytellers for the event include local talents Andreas Transo, Case the Joint, Dale Easley, Heidi Zull, Karen Buechele, Sandra Nickel, Bob Ressler, and Amy Ressler.
This event is made possible by a grant from the McDonough Foundation. Find full details and breakout session schedule and descriptions at StorytellingSchool.org.

Tour of Gardens
Saturday, June 22, 9 AM–4 PM
@ Various Locations in Dubuque
The annual Tour of Gardens is a unique chance to get “behind the scenes” and see how people have transformed their yards into stunning landscapes. The six sites have been specially selected to highlight unique plants, beautiful landscaping and good gardening practices. Check out this year’s selection on Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Featured gardens are located at: Pat and Patty Barry (8785 Havenwood Heights), Steve and Connie Hardie (62 Fremont Ave. plus workshop), Kris and Scott Kelly (984 Patricia Ann Dr.), Washington Neighborhood Community Garden (1836 Washington St plus workshop), and two at the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (3800 Arboretum Dr. plus workshop.).
Tickets are $10 and are available at any of the tour gardens. You can begin your tour at any garden. The event is held rain or shine.
For more information, call 563-583-6496 or visit DBQTourOfGardens.com.

Chalk & Cheese Fest
Saturday, June 22, 9 AM–8 PM
@ City Park (Platteville, WI)
Featuring five professional chalk artists (Sarah Piper, John Soukup, Shelley Heath, and Craig and Jamie Rogers). All ages can participate in chalk art. Cheese carver Troy Landwehr will also be on hand. Enjoy local food and music. Free. 75 N. Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-3301 x2269. mining.jamison.museum.

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.

Branson on the Road: Salute to America Show
Saturday, June 22, 2 PM
@ Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)
Branson on the Road: Salute to America is a musical celebration of songs and stories about our History, Heroes and Home. The show hits the Ohnward Fine Arts Center stage on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m.
The show begins with the founding of the nation and then musically moves through some of our great cities and towns with songs like “Abilene,” “Detroit City,” and “Route 66.” Celebrate the strength of the USA and honor our veterans and military families who have given so much. The “Ragged Old Flag” begins a section of the show that looks back on a slower, nostalgic time in our nation.
Tickets are $22 in advance for $25 at the door for adults and $13 in advance for $15 at the door for students. Tickets can be purchased at The Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, by calling 563-652-9815, or at OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
Saturday, June 22, 4 PM
@ 701 S Riverview St (Bellevue, IA)
June 22, July 4 and 20, and Aug. 17. Enjoy family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, great music and powerful towboats. Free. facebook.com/SkiBellevue.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Newsies
Saturday, June 22 @ 2 and 7:30 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of HorrorsSister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for kids and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.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.

HerbFest: Celebrating Anise Hyssop
Sunday, June 23, 10 AM–2 PM

@ Dubuque Arboretum
The Herb Society of Dubuque hosts this fun and educational event. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Music in The Gardens
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra (Classical)
Sunday, June 23, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by the Dubuque Arts Council
Founded in 1958, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra serves the residents of Dubuque and the surrounding Tri-State Area.  Under Music Director William Intriligator, the Summer Melodies concert will feature a range of soloists and musical styles, including popular light classics, movie soundtracks, rousing marches, and premieres. Poppy Conlon, winner of the Pursuit of the Podium competition, will conduct one of the pieces during the concert. For more information see: www.dubuquesymphony.org. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arts Council. All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.
Future dates 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.

Bell Tower Theater
Tuesday, June 25 @ 11 AM
East DBQ Library (East DBQ, IL)
Bell Tower Theater youth actors share scenes and songs from their summer musical, The Wind in the Willows. 122 Wisconsin Ave, East Dubuque, IL. 815-747-3052. EDLibrary.org.

Parental Mental Illness w/Cate Grace
Tuesday, June 25, 6:30–7:30 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Library
Cate Grace will present her book, Collateral Damage: The Impacts of My Mother’s Mental Illness on Me. She will discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences and address the stigma and isolation often felt by children of parents with mental illness. She will also offer strategies to help those struggling with the lasting effects of parental mental illness. Ages 18+. Free. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Go Solar Group Buy Program
Tuesday, June 25 @ 7-8 p.m.
Memorial Hall (5204 First St. NW, Farley, IA)
Wednesday, June 26 @ 7-8 p.m.
Silver Spoon (818 W. Gill Rd., East Dubuque, IL)
Thursday, June 27 @ Noon-1 p.m.
Asbury Library-Programming Room (5290 Grand Meadow Dr., Dubuque, IA)
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7-8 p.m.
Holy Cross Fire Station (901 Church St., Holy Cross, IA)
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7-8 p.m.
Sherrill Fire Station (5309 S. Mound Rd., Dubuque, IA)
Thursday, July 11 @ Noon-1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.
Peosta/NICC Library-Room 200G (8341 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA)
The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) is excited to announce the Dubuque County– Go Solar Group Buy Program. The free educational seminars inform and promote the cost-saving and sustainable benefits of solar technology and provide property owners the opportunity to invest in lower cost solar installations through a limited time county-wide volume-purchasing program. Learn how to substantially reduce your monthly electricity bill; reduce your carbon footprint and investing in renewable energy; and offset over 70 percent of the total cost via tax credits, equipment depreciation, and energy grants; plus a solar module 25-year warranty and 40+ year life expectancy. RSVP. 319-273-7499. eric.giddens@uni.edu. https://ceee.uni.edu/GoSolar.

Glenn Miller Orchestra
Tuesday, June 25, 8 PM
@ Five Flags Theater
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.

Salsa Dance Night—Baile Conmigo
Last Wednesday of Every Month, 6 PM
@ Smokestack
Salsa dance lesson with Katie Koerperich. Bring a partner or come solo. Free. 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.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.

Go Solar Group Buy Program
Wednesday, June 26 @ 7-8 p.m.
Silver Spoon (818 W. Gill Rd., East Dubuque, IL)
Thursday, June 27 @ Noon-1 p.m.
Asbury Library-Programming Room (5290 Grand Meadow Dr., Dubuque, IA)
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7-8 p.m.
Holy Cross Fire Station (901 Church St., Holy Cross, IA)
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7-8 p.m.
Sherrill Fire Station (5309 S. Mound Rd., Dubuque, IA)
Thursday, July 11 @ Noon-1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.
Peosta/NICC Library-Room 200G (8341 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA)
The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) is excited to announce the Dubuque County– Go Solar Group Buy Program. The free educational seminars inform and promote the cost-saving and sustainable benefits of solar technology and provide property owners the opportunity to invest in lower cost solar installations through a limited time county-wide volume-purchasing program. Learn how to substantially reduce your monthly electricity bill; reduce your carbon footprint and investing in renewable energy; and offset over 70 percent of the total cost via tax credits, equipment depreciation, and energy grants; plus a solar module 25-year warranty and 40+ year life expectancy. RSVP. 319-273-7499. eric.giddens@uni.edu. https://ceee.uni.edu/GoSolar.

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.

Go Solar Group Buy Program
Thursday, June 27 @ Noon-1 p.m.
Asbury Library-Programming Room (5290 Grand Meadow Dr., Dubuque, IA)
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7-8 p.m.
Holy Cross Fire Station (901 Church St., Holy Cross, IA)
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7-8 p.m.
Sherrill Fire Station (5309 S. Mound Rd., Dubuque, IA)
Thursday, July 11 @ Noon-1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.
Peosta/NICC Library-Room 200G (8341 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA)
The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) is excited to announce the Dubuque County– Go Solar Group Buy Program. The free educational seminars inform and promote the cost-saving and sustainable benefits of solar technology and provide property owners the opportunity to invest in lower cost solar installations through a limited time county-wide volume-purchasing program. Learn how to substantially reduce your monthly electricity bill; reduce your carbon footprint and investing in renewable energy; and offset over 70 percent of the total cost via tax credits, equipment depreciation, and energy grants; plus a solar module 25-year warranty and 40+ year life expectancy. RSVP. 319-273-7499. eric.giddens@uni.edu. https://ceee.uni.edu/GoSolar.

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. 

The History of Lingerie
Thursday, June 27, 2:30 PM
@ Grape Escape (Galena, IL)

Melissa McGuire will show, with illustrations, the concept of underwear developed since medieval times through the 20th century. Free. 242 N. Main St, Galena, IL. 815-777-0200. GalenaLibrary.org.

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. The Otherside always has a great buffet too!

Chris McBrien: Read to Succeed!
Thursday, June 27, 4–5 PM
@ East DBQ Library (East DBQ, IL)
Chris McBrien will perform his Read to Succeed with ventriloquism, comedy, magic, and interactive wacky fun. 122 Wisconsin Ave, East Dubuque, IL. 815-747-3052. EDLibrary.org.

Bob Dylan’s Legendary Dubuque Concert by Cory Ritterbusch
Thursday, June 27, 7 PM
@ Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Bob Dylan’s 1996 concert in Dubuque is recognized as one of the wildest in history. Cory Ritterbusch wrote a feature article about the concert and will explain the show’s long-term influence. $8 Suggested donation. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 719-214-0261. GalenaCenterForTheArts.com

Tri-State Wind Symphony
Thursdays: Now through Aug. 1, 7:30–9 PM
@ Eagle Point Park Bandshell
The Tri-State Wind Symphony was founded in 1995 as a community band for “the better amateur players in the community” comprised of Dubuque-area musicians. June 27: TSWS “A Star Spangled Spectacular.” Free, $1 car admission.

Over The Edge Dubuque
Friday, June 28, 9 AM–5 PM
@ Hotel Julien
Individuals and organizations raise money and support United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States by rapelling off the Hotel Julien Dubuque. RSVP to be an edger. DBQUnitedway.org.

Lunch and Learn; Acupuncture
Friday, June 28 @ 12:10-12:50 pm
Statera (3375 Lake Ridge Dr)
Learn how acupuncture can address multiple health concerns. Led by Ashley Oberbroeckling, M.Ac, L.Ac, LMT. Free. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

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 Comedy Showcase: Kristen Toomey
Friday, June 28, 9 PM
@ Smokestack
Smart, quick witted and brutally honest, Kristen Toomey is a founder of the all female comedy collective Hoo HA Comedy and the newest producer/member of Comedians You Should Know. She has recently shared the stage with Saturday Night Live’s Chris Redd on his North American tour, Bert Kreischer, Nate Bargatze, Eddie Pepitone, and Michael Ian Black. Ages 21+. $10. 62 East 7th St. bit.ly/2GJ89E2.

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.

Bobolink: A JDCF Safari
Saturday, June 29 @ 8 AM-1 PM
Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary
An international birding expert and board member of Chicago Audubon will guide you on an adventure to find the elusive bobolink, which travels thousands of miles to nest at JDCF’s Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary each summer. Along the way you will see other rare birds from the over 100 species that have been sighted at the preserve. Lunch included. RSVP required. $50. JDCF.org.

Dyersville Downtown Market
Saturday, June 29
8 AM-Midnight @ In front of Xavier School and the River
The Dyersville Downtown Market is a local event that was created for all ages to enjoy! The Dyersville Young Professionals invite you to spend a Saturday morning shopping with family + friends. Come check out all our awesome downtown businesses as well as all our local vendors! Free. Dyersville.org.

Forest Therapy Walk
Saturday, June 29 @ 9-11:30 AM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing. It is a slow, meditative walk in nature that takes a holistic view to the physiological, mental, emotional, and psycho-spiritual benefits to be derived from an embodied contact with nature and aims to engage humans through their senses, not their intellects. Facilitated by Richard Collins, a guide-in-practicum for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) who is based in Morristown, N.J. His company, Friendly Territory, specializes in Forest Therapy walks. RSVP by June 28. $10. 585 County Rd Z. Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

East Dubuque Fireworks
Saturday, June 29, 4 PM
@ Dunleith Park (East DBQ, IL)
Fun for the whole family with face panting, bounce houses, free admission to the swimming pool, and food and beverages for purchase. Raffle to win a 2019 CanAm side by side or $10,000! $5/family. 815-776-9200.

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.

River Rockfest
Sunday, June 30, Noon
@ Riverview Park Amphitheater (Cascade, IA)
Lineup includes Zero 2 Sixty, The Ziegfried Underground, Walking Molly, Stones and Bones, Cade Wessels, Chrissy Ross, and more. This family friendly music showcase is sponsored by Chris Casey and The Ziegfried Underground. BYOB/coolers and lawn chairs. Food vendors on site. Free. 563-542-0590.

Music in The Gardens
The Fez (Steely Dan Tribute)
Sunday, June 30, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by Premier Bank and Parco Ltd.
Back by popular demand, the Fez is going to knock your socks off with their special Steely Dan tribute. The band is composed of some of the finest musicians in Eastern Iowa dedicated to faithfully reproducing the jazz/rock fusion masterpieces of Steely Dan. Founded in 2011, this Iowa City band plays Pop, Rock, Soul and Groove. For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/thefeztribute/band. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arts Council. All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.
Future dates 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.

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.

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

Bellevue Heritage Days
July 3-4
@ Downtown Bellevue, IA
 
Bellevue celebrates the Independence Day holiday with Heritage Days, two days of family-friendly activities including carnival rides, a Queen Contest, dance, parade, petting zoo, a show by Ski Bellevue, vintage tractor, car and motorcycle displays, and fireworks. Live music Friday and Saturday nights. BellevueIA.com.

Ham House Ice Cream Social
Thursday, July 4

@ Mathias Ham House 
The Fourth of July Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the Dubuque County Historical Society celebrates Independence Day in good ol’ fashioned style at the historic Ham House at the corner of Shiras and Lincoln Avenue, just below Eagle Point Park. The afternoon event features music, food, tours of the mansion and historic kids games. RiverMuseum.com.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
July 4 and 20, and August 17 @ 4 PM
701 South Riverview Street (Bellevue, IA)
Come and check out north of Lock and Dam 12 for practice, or south for any shows. All shows are free! Come and enjoy great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, great music and powerful towboats. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat and safety crewmember, show announcer, and much more! facebook.com/SkiBellevue.

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.

Galena Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
Thursday, July 4 @ 6 PM

Downtown Galena, IL
Annual community parade featuring floats, bands, marchers and more. After the parade enjoy live music at the Green St. Plaza until the fireworks begin. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. KiwanisClubOfGalena.org.

Bellevue Heritage Days
Thursday, July 4
@ Downtown Bellevue, IA
 
Bellevue celebrates the Independence Day holiday with Heritage Days, two days of family-friendly activities including carnival rides, a Queen Contest, dance, parade, petting zoo, a show by Ski Bellevue, vintage tractor, car and motorcycle displays, and fireworks. Live music Friday and Saturday nights. BellevueIA.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, 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, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  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.

Music in The Gardens
June’s Got the Cash (Johnny and June Carter Cash Tribute)
Sunday, July 7, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by  Floor Show Corporation, Dubuque Home Improvement and Burkart Brothers Flooring
June’s Got the Cash, now celebrating their 10th year in entertainment, is a musical tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter. What started off as a simple tribute band has now blossomed into a traveling musical theater show. All shows are scripted with bits of country comedy, vintage costumes and Cash’s collection of hits from the 50’s, 60’s and more. The show band covers over five decades of music. Watch as Johnny and June take the stage and have you believing they still exist! For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/pg/JunesGotTheCashShow. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arts Council. All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.
Future dates 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.

Field of Dreams Ghost Player Games
July 7, 20, August 4, 18
@ Field of Dreams Movie Site

Free event, concessions and autographs available. Just bring your chair and sunscreen! Sunday games are at 1 PM. Saturdays are 7:30 PM at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, IA. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com

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.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
Tuesday, July 9 @ 6:15-8:30 PM
Statera Upper Level, Conference Room (3375 Lake Ridge Dr)
Knowing about breastfeeding and what to expect is a good idea before your baby arrives. This hands-on, interactive class will give you the knowledge you need to feel ready to meet your baby and start the breastfeeding journey. Moms are encouraged to have a support person come along for the class. $25. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Go Solar Group Buy Program
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7-8 p.m.
Holy Cross Fire Station (901 Church St., Holy Cross, IA)
Sherrill Fire Station (5309 S. Mound Rd., Dubuque, IA)
Thursday, July 11 @ Noon-1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.
Peosta/NICC Library-Room 200G (8341 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA)
The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) is excited to announce the Dubuque County– Go Solar Group Buy Program. The free educational seminars inform and promote the cost-saving and sustainable benefits of solar technology and provide property owners the opportunity to invest in lower cost solar installations through a limited time county-wide volume-purchasing program. Learn how to substantially reduce your monthly electricity bill; reduce your carbon footprint and investing in renewable energy; and offset over 70 percent of the total cost via tax credits, equipment depreciation, and energy grants; plus a solar module 25-year warranty and 40+ year life expectancy. RSVP. 319-273-7499. eric.giddens@uni.edu. https://ceee.uni.edu/GoSolar.

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.

Lunch & Learn: James Beard Foundation’s Chefs Bootcamp
Wednesday, July 10 @ Noon-1 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a Lunch & Learn two Wednesdays a month at Convivium. This week’s topic: James Beard Foundation’s Chefs Bootcamp. Convivium Chef, Saralyn, was selected to be a participant at the James Beard Foundation Chefs Bootcamp for Policy & Change. Join her as she shares what she learned about creative ways we can improve our food system, including information on the farm bill, SNAP and how those relates to food insecurity on a national and local level. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Sweet Treats: Kids in the Kitchen
Wednesday, July 10 @ 2-4 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Grab your chef’s hat and apron and get ready for an afternoon of delicious treat making at Convivium. Kids will learn some basic cooking skills while making summer berry tartlets, chocolate cupcakes, and a melon sorbet. Ages 9-11. $20. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: July 10 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Galena Festival of the Performing Arts
July 10-14
@ Turner Hall, Galena, IL

All performances will be held in historic Turner Hall (115 S. Bench St., Galena) with the exception of the final performance which will be outdoors in Grant Park (Park Ave., Galena). July 10, Noon: “Marimba, Anyone?”, July 11 7:30 PM: The Black Oak Ensemble, July 12, 7:30 PM: Scott Coulter, July 13, 7:30: NOLA, July 14, 1 PM: Orquesta Alto Maiz in Grant Park. galenafpa.org.

Rain Barrel Workshop
Wednesday, July 10 @ 6-8 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
If you want a morning that is barrels of fun, attend Convivium’s rain barrel workshop! Rain water is better for watering flowers, plants, and grass, and can help you save money and water. Rain barrels can be placed under your downspouts to capture runoff from the roof. Rain barrels purchased from retail sources can be expensive – come learn how to install, maintain, and build your own in this two hour, hands-on workshop! You will take home your own 55 gallon barrel, learning how to set it up and even add on more barrels for larger storage options. Note: registration is good for 1 rain barrel, but up to 2 adults can attend per barrel and children are welcome to join, also. $55. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.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.

Go Solar Group Buy Program
Thursday, July 11 @ Noon-1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.
Peosta/NICC Library-Room 200G (8341 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA)
The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) is excited to announce the Dubuque County– Go Solar Group Buy Program. The free educational seminars inform and promote the cost-saving and sustainable benefits of solar technology and provide property owners the opportunity to invest in lower cost solar installations through a limited time county-wide volume-purchasing program. Learn how to substantially reduce your monthly electricity bill; reduce your carbon footprint and investing in renewable energy; and offset over 70 percent of the total cost via tax credits, equipment depreciation, and energy grants; plus a solar module 25-year warranty and 40+ year life expectancy. RSVP. 319-273-7499. eric.giddens@uni.edu. https://ceee.uni.edu/GoSolar.

Galena Festival of the Performing Arts
July 11-14
@ Turner Hall, Galena, IL

All performances will be held in historic Turner Hall (115 S. Bench St., Galena) with the exception of the final performance which will be outdoors in Grant Park (Park Ave., Galena). July 10, Noon: “Marimba, Anyone?”, July 11 7:30 PM: The Black Oak Ensemble, July 12, 7:30 PM: Scott Coulter, July 13, 7:30: NOLA, July 14, 1 PM: Orquesta Alto Maiz in Grant Park. galenafpa.org.

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.

Shullsburg Music in the Park
Thursday, July 11 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: The Wundos
Thursday, July 18 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: Sortin’ the Mail
Thursday, July 25 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: Blue Mississippi
Thursday, August 1 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: Denny Diamond and the Jewels
Thursday, August 8 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: The Schumacher Family Band
Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)
Join Shullsburg, WI for their 16th Annual Music in the Park concert series. The free family-friendly concerts will have food and beverage will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain or shine. Free nightly drawings. shullsburgmusicinthepark.com. Kicking off the 2019 concert series in style, this band is no stranger to the Shullsburg Music in the Park Concert Series. A Southern Wisconsin favorite, The Wundos have been delighting audiences young and old since the mid-1980s and have returned to the Shullsburg concert stage for the ninth year! Playing rock and roll favorites, country, bluegrass, pop classics, original tunes and jingles, the band highlights unique instrumental variety and energetic vocal harmonies that keeps the audience highly entertained. Food and beverage will be provided by the Shullsburg Community Development Corporation’s annual fundraiser, starting at 6 p.m.

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.

Galena Festival of the Performing Arts
July 12-14
@ Turner Hall, Galena, IL

All performances will be held in historic Turner Hall (115 S. Bench St., Galena) with the exception of the final performance which will be outdoors in Grant Park (Park Ave., Galena). July 10, Noon: “Marimba, Anyone?”, July 11 7:30 PM: The Black Oak Ensemble, July 12, 7:30 PM: Scott Coulter, July 13, 7:30: NOLA, July 14, 1 PM: Orquesta Alto Maiz in Grant Park. galenafpa.org.

Downtown Friday Night
Fridays: July 12, 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.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
July 12–13, 18–20, and 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
July 14, 21, and 28 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
This July, take a trip to number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Mary Poppins is flying over the Grand Opera House stage. She is taking the Banks family and the audience on magical adventures, dispensing sage advice, and teaching us all to find the silver lining in any situation.
This musical, based on the popular Disney movie which was based on the books by P.L. Travers, features unforgettable songs audiences already know and love like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” and “Step In Time.” With characters flying across the stage and dancing across rooftops this show is sure to have you mesmerized.
Alex Acevedo from New York City will direct and choreograph this production. Flying effects will be provided by ZFX, Inc.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Godspell
July 12–13 and 18–19 @ 7:30 PM
July 14 and 20 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
A small group of people helps Jesus Christ tell different parables by using an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. A masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippinChildren of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for kids and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 4–October 26
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, 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, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  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.

Boomerang Bag Social
Second Saturday of Each Month: July 13 @ 9-11 AM
Upcycle Dubuque (1838 Central Ave)
Help us turn T shirts into reusable shopping bags and prevent the use of single use plastic bags in our community. No sewing skills necessary. We will teach you if you would like to learn. Bring your machine if you have one (we have 2 spare machines if you don’t). Bring your fabric cutters if you have them (we have a few spares if you don’t) There is something for everyone! Come join the growing movement to remove plastic from our lives. This is a fun free social event for anyone who wants to participate. Free. 563-213-4465.

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.

Galena Festival of the Performing Arts
July 13-14
@ Turner Hall, Galena, IL

All performances will be held in historic Turner Hall (115 S. Bench St., Galena) with the exception of the final performance which will be outdoors in Grant Park (Park Ave., Galena). July 10, Noon: “Marimba, Anyone?”, July 11 7:30 PM: The Black Oak Ensemble, July 12, 7:30 PM: Scott Coulter, July 13, 7:30: NOLA, July 14, 1 PM: Orquesta Alto Maiz in Grant Park. galenafpa.org.

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.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Godspell
July 13 and 18–19 @ 7:30 PM
July 14 and 20 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
A small group of people helps Jesus Christ tell different parables by using an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. A masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippinChildren of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for kids and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
July 13, 18–20, and 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
July 14, 21, and 28 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
This July, take a trip to number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Mary Poppins is flying over the Grand Opera House stage. She is taking the Banks family and the audience on magical adventures, dispensing sage advice, and teaching us all to find the silver lining in any situation.
This musical, based on the popular Disney movie which was based on the books by P.L. Travers, features unforgettable songs audiences already know and love like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” and “Step In Time.” With characters flying across the stage and dancing across rooftops this show is sure to have you mesmerized.
Alex Acevedo from New York City will direct and choreograph this production. Flying effects will be provided by ZFX, Inc.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Galena Festival of the Performing Arts
July 14
@ Turner Hall, Galena, IL

All performances will be held in historic Turner Hall (115 S. Bench St., Galena) with the exception of the final performance which will be outdoors in Grant Park (Park Ave., Galena). July 10, Noon: “Marimba, Anyone?”, July 11 7:30 PM: The Black Oak Ensemble, July 12, 7:30 PM: Scott Coulter, July 13, 7:30: NOLA, July 14, 1 PM: Orquesta Alto Maiz in Grant Park. galenafpa.org.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Godspell
July 14 and 20 @ 2 PM

July 18–19 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
A small group of people helps Jesus Christ tell different parables by using an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. A masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippinChildren of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for kids and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Jams & Jellies
Sunday, July 14 @ 4-6 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join Convivium co-founder Leslie Shalabi for an evening of jam and jelly making. Learn about traditional and low-sugar pectins, freezer jams and water-bath canning. Take home a jar of lemon balm jelly. $25. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Music in Jackson Park
Sundays July 14, 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
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)
Sunday, July 14, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by DuTrac Community Credit Union
An evening of Fleetwood Mac’s most memorable songs alongside a history of one of the 20th century’s most successful bands presented by vocalist Amy Friedl Stoner, joined by Music Director Luke Viertel and band members Brook Hoover, Tim Crumley, AJ Plummer, and Blake Shaw. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arts Council. All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.
Future dates 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.

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.

Food Geography Youth Summer Camp
Monday through Thursday, July 15-18 @ 1-4 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
No passport required to sign your child up for this four day culinary tour around the world during our Food Geography Summer Camp. The hands-on curriculum encourages healthy eating habits and teaches basic cooking skills. Classes will emphasize seasonal eating while exploring and harvesting from our gardens, and feature cooking lessons with fresh ingredients where kids prepare simple meals and healthy snacks they can then recreate at home. Scholarship slots available. $120. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Protect Our Environment, Youth Class
Wednesday, July 17 @ 9-11:30 AM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Everything we use comes from somewhere, but when we are done with it, where does it go? Do you know that everything we use comes from the Earth? And – do you REALLY know what happens to things after we throw them AWAY? This camp will engage youth to connect with their environment and investigate the answers to these important questions through a variety of hands on activities. Ages 8-10. $8. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.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.

Third Thursday at Convivium
Thursday, July 18 @ 6-10 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Join us for a free, family friendly evening of music and camaraderie every Third Thursday of the month. Live music starts at 7 pm; food and drinks available for purchase. Watch Convivium’s Facebook and Instagram for details! Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Shullsburg Music in the Park
Thursday, July 18 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: Sortin’ the Mail
Thursday, July 25 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: Blue Mississippi
Thursday, August 1 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: Denny Diamond and the Jewels
Thursday, August 8 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: The Schumacher Family Band
Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)
Join Shullsburg, WI for their 16th Annual Music in the Park concert series. The free family-friendly concerts will have food and beverage will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain or shine. Free nightly drawings. shullsburgmusicinthepark.com. From Madison, Wisconsin, Sortin’ the Mail is a five-piece bluegrass band taking the genre to unexplored areas. These musicians, each with songwriting credentials and with song crafting friends, is adding new tunes to the Bluegrass Songbook while still reaching back for the forgotten chestnuts left by the elders. Guitar, mandolin, bass, fiddle and banjo, the group also punctuates their talents with their blend of voices, stage presence and overall entertainment value. You’ll never get through one of their songs without your foot tapping! Food and beverage will be provided by the Water Street Place, with serving starting at 6 p.m.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Godspell
July 18–19 @ 7:30 PM
July 20 @ 2 PM

Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
A small group of people helps Jesus Christ tell different parables by using an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. A masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippinChildren of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for kids and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
July 18–20, and 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
July 21, and 28 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
This July, take a trip to number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Mary Poppins is flying over the Grand Opera House stage. She is taking the Banks family and the audience on magical adventures, dispensing sage advice, and teaching us all to find the silver lining in any situation.
This musical, based on the popular Disney movie which was based on the books by P.L. Travers, features unforgettable songs audiences already know and love like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” and “Step In Time.” With characters flying across the stage and dancing across rooftops this show is sure to have you mesmerized.
Alex Acevedo from New York City will direct and choreograph this production. Flying effects will be provided by ZFX, Inc.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

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!
Friday, July 19, 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.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Godspell
July 19 @ 7:30 PM
July 20 @ 2 PM

Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
A small group of people helps Jesus Christ tell different parables by using an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. A masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippinChildren of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for kids and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
July 19-20, and 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
July 21, and 28 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
This July, take a trip to number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Mary Poppins is flying over the Grand Opera House stage. She is taking the Banks family and the audience on magical adventures, dispensing sage advice, and teaching us all to find the silver lining in any situation.
This musical, based on the popular Disney movie which was based on the books by P.L. Travers, features unforgettable songs audiences already know and love like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” and “Step In Time.” With characters flying across the stage and dancing across rooftops this show is sure to have you mesmerized.
Alex Acevedo from New York City will direct and choreograph this production. Flying effects will be provided by ZFX, Inc.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

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.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, 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, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  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.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Godspell
July 20 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
A small group of people helps Jesus Christ tell different parables by using an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. A masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippinChildren of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for kids and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
Saturdays: July 20 and August 17 @ 4 PM
701 South Riverview Street (Bellevue, IA)
Come and check out north of Lock and Dam 12 for practice, or south for any shows. All shows are free! Come and enjoy great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, great music and powerful towboats. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat and safety crewmember, show announcer, and much more! facebook.com/SkiBellevue.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
July 20, and 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
July 21, and 28 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
This July, take a trip to number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Mary Poppins is flying over the Grand Opera House stage. She is taking the Banks family and the audience on magical adventures, dispensing sage advice, and teaching us all to find the silver lining in any situation.
This musical, based on the popular Disney movie which was based on the books by P.L. Travers, features unforgettable songs audiences already know and love like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” and “Step In Time.” With characters flying across the stage and dancing across rooftops this show is sure to have you mesmerized.
Alex Acevedo from New York City will direct and choreograph this production. Flying effects will be provided by ZFX, Inc.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Field of Dreams Ghost Player Games
July 20, August 4, 18
@ Field of Dreams Movie Site

Free event, concessions and autographs available. Just bring your chair and sunscreen! Sunday games are at 1 PM. Saturdays are 7:30 PM at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, IA. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: July 20 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.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.

Disco Brunch Buffet
Sunday, July 21 @ 10 AM-2 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Join us for a Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring music by DJ Salad Spinner! A family- friendly disco brunch that includes a daytime dance party with funk, soul, and disco music. Brunch starts at 9 am, music from 10 am to 2 pm. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Music in The Gardens
The Moonlightrers
Sunday, July 21, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by DuPaco Community Credit Union, and Steele Capitol Management
With over 1,000 songs in their repertoire, The Moonlighters song list ranges from country, pop, Motown, rock and just about any other genre you can imagine from the 50’s all the way up through today. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arts Council.  All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.
Future dates 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.

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.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
July 21, and 28 @ 2 PM
July 25–27 @ 7:30 PM

Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
This July, take a trip to number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Mary Poppins is flying over the Grand Opera House stage. She is taking the Banks family and the audience on magical adventures, dispensing sage advice, and teaching us all to find the silver lining in any situation.
This musical, based on the popular Disney movie which was based on the books by P.L. Travers, features unforgettable songs audiences already know and love like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” and “Step In Time.” With characters flying across the stage and dancing across rooftops this show is sure to have you mesmerized.
Alex Acevedo from New York City will direct and choreograph this production. Flying effects will be provided by ZFX, Inc.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Canning 101
Tuesday, July 23 @ 6-8 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Whether you are new to canning or just need a refresher course, Canning 101 is a great starting point. In this hands-on class, co-founder Leslie Shalabi will show you how to preserve seasonal fruits and vegetables so you can enjoy them months later. We will cover safety, equipment, and technique as we discuss the boiling water bath canning. This method will enable you to safely and confidently water bath can everything from jams to pickles. $15. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.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.

Lunch & Learn: Garden
Wednesday, July 24 @ Noon-1 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Join us for a Lunch & Learn two Wednesdays a month at Convivium. This week’s garden topic: Manage Your Garden Pests. Squash vine borer killing your zucchini? Cabbage worms putting holes in your kale? Join Farm Manager, A.J. to for an introduction to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and take away some interesting and effective techniques to control pests in your garden this year. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

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.

Shullsburg Music in the Park
Thursday, July 25 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: Blue Mississippi
Thursday, August 1 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: Denny Diamond and the Jewels
Thursday, August 8 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: The Schumacher Family Band
Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)
Join Shullsburg, WI for their 16th Annual Music in the Park concert series. The free family-friendly concerts will have food and beverage will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain or shine. Free nightly drawings. shullsburgmusicinthepark.com. Blue Mississippi is a seasoned foursome is the combination of two original Iowa blues bands, with over three decades of deep roots and rich history as Iowa musicians: Bob Dorr and Jeff Petersen from The Blue Band out of Cedar Falls, and Dave Hummel and Bill (Cricket) Davis from the Mississippi Band of Dubuque. All are members of The Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band is the classic two guitars, bass, and drums instrumentation, with a smattering of Bob and Dave occasionally playing harmonica. All four sing, with each complimenting the other’s individual vocal interpretations. Their music ranges from classic cover songs from the 1960s blues to Americana “rockin’ blues” favorites, in addition to even an occasional original song. Food and beverage will be provided by the Russell Law Offices, SC sponsoring their annual hog roast, with proceeds to benefit the Shullsburg Girls’ Basketball Team. Serving starts at 6 p.m.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
July 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
July 28 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
This July, take a trip to number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Mary Poppins is flying over the Grand Opera House stage. She is taking the Banks family and the audience on magical adventures, dispensing sage advice, and teaching us all to find the silver lining in any situation.
This musical, based on the popular Disney movie which was based on the books by P.L. Travers, features unforgettable songs audiences already know and love like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” and “Step In Time.” With characters flying across the stage and dancing across rooftops this show is sure to have you mesmerized.
Alex Acevedo from New York City will direct and choreograph this production. Flying effects will be provided by ZFX, Inc.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.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.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
July 26–27 @ 7:30 PM
July 28 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
This July, take a trip to number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Mary Poppins is flying over the Grand Opera House stage. She is taking the Banks family and the audience on magical adventures, dispensing sage advice, and teaching us all to find the silver lining in any situation.
This musical, based on the popular Disney movie which was based on the books by P.L. Travers, features unforgettable songs audiences already know and love like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” and “Step In Time.” With characters flying across the stage and dancing across rooftops this show is sure to have you mesmerized.
Alex Acevedo from New York City will direct and choreograph this production. Flying effects will be provided by ZFX, Inc.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, 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, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  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.

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.

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
July 27 @ 7:30 PM
July 28 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
This July, take a trip to number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where Mary Poppins is flying over the Grand Opera House stage. She is taking the Banks family and the audience on magical adventures, dispensing sage advice, and teaching us all to find the silver lining in any situation.
This musical, based on the popular Disney movie which was based on the books by P.L. Travers, features unforgettable songs audiences already know and love like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” and “Step In Time.” With characters flying across the stage and dancing across rooftops this show is sure to have you mesmerized.
Alex Acevedo from New York City will direct and choreograph this production. Flying effects will be provided by ZFX, Inc.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Music in The Gardens
Kids From Wisconsin  (Song & Dance Show Band)
Sunday, July 28, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by the Fuerste Eye Clinic
“The Beat Goes On” is the theme of the 51st season of the Kids from Wisconsin. The troupe will feature music and artists that have stood the test of time. Living legends such as Billy Joel, Tina Turner and Cher, just to name a few, along with music that is both traditional and monumental will get audiences on their feet. Music from some super all-stars such as Queen and Gershwin will keep you wanting more and more. As always, they will perform a diverse repertoire of morale-boosting musical entertainment, singing and dancing in a two-hour fully staged performance from talented performers ages 15-20. This concert is sponsored by the Fuerste Eye Clinic. For more information see https://www.kidsfromwisconsin.org.  This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arts Council. All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.
Future dates 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.

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.

Salsa Dance Night—Baile Conmigo
Last Wednesday of Every Month, 6 PM
@ Smokestack
Salsa dance lesson with Katie Koerperich. Bring a partner or come solo. Free. 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.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.

Protect Our Environment, Youth Class
Thursday, August 1 @ 9-11:30 AM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Everything we use comes from somewhere, but when we are done with it, where does it go? Do you know that everything we use comes from the Earth? And – do you REALLY know what happens to things after we throw them AWAY? This camp will engage youth to connect with their environment and investigate the answers to these important questions through a variety of hands on activities. Scholarship slots available. Ages 8-10. $8. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

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.

Cookbook Club: James Beard American Cookery
Thursday, August 1 @ 6-8:30 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 James Beard’s American Cookery. For novice and experienced cooks alike. Includes instruction, ingredients, meal and a glass of wine. $40. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Shullsburg Music in the Park
Thursday, August 1 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: Denny Diamond and the Jewels
Thursday, August 8 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: The Schumacher Family Band
Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)
Join Shullsburg, WI for their 16th Annual Music in the Park concert series. The free family-friendly concerts will have food and beverage will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain or shine. Free nightly drawings. shullsburgmusicinthepark.com. Emerging from the elite Chicago music scene in Illinois, Award-Winning Neil Diamond tribute artist Denny Diamond began hitting the ground running in the music realm in 1999, and since that time has manifested into one of the most versatile and multifaceted tribute acts to hit the stage. Projecting his own signature stylization to a very familiar sound, Denny Diamond’s baritone vocal approach and reminiscence of Neil Diamond himself has been a grandstanding presence around the country and one of the most sought after acts since he started gracing venues and events nation-wide over the last 20 years.  With Neil Diamond being his core inspiration, Denny’s musical merit also stems from a vast array of other prominent artist influences that include Tom Jones, Barry Manilow, Willie Nelson, Josh Groban, Dean Martin, Ray Charles and Jim Croce Food and beverage will be provided by the Wheel In. Serving starts at 6 p.m.

Bread Making: Kids in the Kitchen
Friday, August 2 @ 9-11 AM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

In this class, kids will learn to the skills and techniques to make cinnamon rolls scones and homemade breadsticks – all by hand! Kids will bake together, eat together, and take home recipes to easily recreate everything at home. Ages 9-11. $20. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

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.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, 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, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  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.

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
Dogs on Skis (Rock Oldies/Contemporary)
Sunday, August 4, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by the Diamond Jo Casino
Dog on Skis features tight musicianship and layered vocal harmonies covering classic rock dance music from the 1950’s to the Present. Sponsored by Fidelity Bank. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.  All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.
Future dates 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.

Field of Dreams Ghost Player Games
August 4 and 18
@ Field of Dreams Movie Site

Free event, concessions and autographs available. Just bring your chair and sunscreen! Sunday games are at 1 PM. Saturdays are 7:30 PM at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, IA. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com

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.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Beauty & The Beast
August 8 @ 1 PM
August 9 @ 1 and 7 PM
August 10 @ 2 and 7 PM
August 11 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

Be Our Guest! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 TONY Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

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, 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.

Shullsburg Music in the Park
Thursday, August 8 @ 6:30-8:30 PM: The Schumacher Family Band
Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)
Join Shullsburg, WI for their 16th Annual Music in the Park concert series. The free family-friendly concerts will have food and beverage will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Rain or shine. Free nightly drawings. shullsburgmusicinthepark.com. The Schumacher Family Band is a  three generation, five- piece band started with bluegrass roots and a wide range of influences and taste. As a result, this group has the ability to bring multiple genres to the plate and tastefully deliver them in a way that keeps you wanting more. Uncle Skeeter on guitar, Paul on banjo, Reese on Mandolin, and Caden on bass. Mackenzie plays the fiddle and is a powerhouse with the lead vocals. The Schumacher family lives just outside Peosta, Iowa, and have been performing together on stage since 2009 – having last graced the Shullsburg Music in the Park stage in 2017. They have also been a favorite at the town’s Cheesefest. The Shullsburg Lions Club will be holding their annual dinner fundraiser that evening as the food and beverage vendor, starting at 6 p.m.

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
Friday, August 9, 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.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Beauty & The Beast
August 9 @ 1 and 7 PM
August 10 @ 2 and 7 PM
August 11 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

Be Our Guest! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 TONY Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

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.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Beauty & The Beast
August 10 @ 2 and 7 PM
August 11 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

Be Our Guest! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 TONY Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

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.

Rising Star Theatre Company: Beauty & The Beast
August 11 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

Be Our Guest! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 TONY Awards including Best Musical. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-231-0110 or visit RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Music in Jackson Park: The Lonely Goats
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
The REUNION: The Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars (Beatles Tribute)
Sunday, August 11, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr
Sponsored by Anderson-Weber, Inc.
A celebration of the Beatles continues… but with a “twist and shout” out to some of the other great music of our time! Every song is instantly recognizable and you’ll find yourself singing along. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Sponsored by Anderson Weber. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.   All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.
Future dates include: August 18: Ted Vigil – John Denver Tribute, August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels.

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.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: August 14 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

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.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
Saturday, August 17@ 4 PM
701 South Riverview Street (Bellevue, IA)
Come and check out north of Lock and Dam 12 for practice, or south for any shows. All shows are free! Come and enjoy great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, great music and powerful towboats. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat and safety crewmember, show announcer, and much more! facebook.com/SkiBellevue.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: August 17 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

Fishtival
August 17

@ Downtown Bellevue, IA
Celebrate art, fish, and the Mississippi River with activities for everyone including art show and sale, kids projects, Ski Bellevue and a street dance, all along the beautiful river. facebook.com/BellevueArtsCouncil.

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
Ted Vigil (Beatles Tribute)
Sunday, August 18, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by Cottingham & Butler
Ted is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist known for looking and sounding exactly like John Denver. It’s uncanny. For all the Rocky Mountain High Fans out there, you simply cannot miss this amazing  tribute performance to one of America’s most beloved singer-songwriters. In the case in inclement weather, this show will still take place in the beautiful new Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.  All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.
Future dates include: August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels.

Field of Dreams Ghost Player Games
August 18
@ Field of Dreams Movie Site

Free event, concessions and autographs available. Just bring your chair and sunscreen! Sunday games are at 1 PM. Saturdays are 7:30 PM at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, IA. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com

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.

Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series: Hinder + Saving Abel
Thursday, August 22, 8 PM
7 PM
@ Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Multi-Platinum Rockers :: “Lips of an Angel” – a Top 5 hit across EIGHT Billboard singles charts
Multi-platinum rockers, Hinder, have sold over 3.8 million albums, more than 7.5 million singles, garnered north of 130 million video views, racked in 80 million spins on Spotify, and counting. On May 13, 2016, they released their first-ever acoustic EP Stripped.
As one of the few bands to have massive cross-over success, Hinder’s debut album Extreme Behavior featured one of the biggest songs of the year, “Lips of an Angel”,reaching #1 on Top 40. Their sophomore effort, Take It To The Limit surpassed their debut, peaking at #4 on The Billboard 200, solidifying Hinder as the biggest new breakout rock act and catapulting them into packed arenas worldwide with their explosive live show. 
Since 2008 Saving Abel has embodied the definition of “Southern Rock.” Even before their “Self Titled” debut LP, they were barnstorming the country making fans everywhere they went, just by being themselves. Simple, down home, charming, country-boys with immeasurable talent that was destined to take them straight to the top.
Their first single, “Addicted”, reachED #1 on several charts and the follow-up singles “18 Days” and “Drowning” helped sell over 750,000 copies of their debut album. Their sophomore album, “Miss America,” topped the Active Rock and Hard Rock charts yet again with “Sex is Good” and “Stupid Girl”.
Tickets start at $25. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Children 10 and under receive free general admission access. Event held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable. Ticket prices increase three weeks prior to the show. Ticket prices and lineup subject to change.
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.

Summer’s Last Blast
Aug. 22–24
@ Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Great live music spread across three big days at the Q Casino Back Waters Stage. Much of the lineup is still TBA. Friday and Saturday are traditionally free. We do know that Johnny Trash and the Spazmatics will be returning on the 24th. These are all-ages outdoor events.

Summer’s Last Blast
Aug. 23–24
@ Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Great live music spread across three big days at the Q Casino Back Waters Stage. Much of the lineup is still TBA. Friday and Saturday are traditionally free. We do know that Johnny Trash and the Spazmatics will be returning on the 24th. These are all-ages outdoor events.

Summer’s Last Blast
Aug. 24
@ Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Great live music spread across three big days at the Q Casino Back Waters Stage. Much of the lineup is still TBA. Friday and Saturday are traditionally free. We do know that Johnny Trash and the Spazmatics will be returning on the 24th. These are all-ages outdoor events.

15th Annual Irish Hooley
August 24
@ Alliant Amphitheater
 
The Irish Hooley is stuffing all the fun back into one day this year (Noon – 10 PM) with live traditional Irish music from Ballyheigue, The Lads, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tomes, Connla and Skerryvore. Plus the McNulty School’s Irish Dancers, Dubuque Fire Pipe & Drums and more!
IrishHooley.org.

Potosi Brewfest
August 24
@ Holiday Gardens, Potosi, WI

Potosi Brewery hosts the 11th annual Potosi Brewfest at the Holiday Gardens Event Center in Potosi, Wisconsin. Admission to the festival includes an opportunity to sample the work of 35 craft brewers, home brewers, wineries, meats and Wisconsin cheeses, plus live music, a tour of the National Brewery Museum and a commemorative tasting glass. potosibrewery.com.

Music in The Gardens
Denny Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute)
Sunday, August 25, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by Premier Bank
All of your favorites from now of the most prolific music icons in America. Denny Diamond faithfully recreates the classic performances of Neil Diamond though his stunning catalog of hits including “Sweet Caroline”, “Cracklin’ Rosie”, “America”, “Cherry, Cherry”, “I Am I Said”, “Forever in Blue Jeans” and so much more. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.  All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit 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.

Team of Dreams
September 1
@ Field of Dreams Movie Site

Experience the magic of the Field of Dreams and relive your greatest memories of America’s favorite pastime as Major League Baseball legends come together on Labor Day weekend for an autograph show and a celebrity softball game. Celebs include players Ozzie Smith, Bob Griese, Wade Boggs, Edgar Martinez as well as actors from the movies League of Their Own and The Sandlot. teamofdreamsiowa.com.

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.

73rd Platteville Dairy Days
September 6-8
@ Platteville Legion Park, Platteville, WI

The family themed event has something for everyone to enjoy and great food, too. Enjoy amusement rides, live music, parade, flea market, cattle show, talent show, tractor pulls and more. Plattevilledairydays.com.

The Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival
September 7-8
@ Miller Riverview Park

Drawing teams from multiple states and Ontario, Canada, 40 foot long boats, shaped like dragons and holding 21 people or all ages race on the mighty Mississippi. The races are free to watch from 8 AM – 5 PM. Shuttle service is provided. dubuquedragonboat.org.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: September 11 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

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, 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.

Dubuque’s Oktoberfest
September 21
@ A.Y. McDonald Park
 
Under the huge festival tent in A.Y. McDonald Park by the Mississippi, featuring a beer tasting with over 25 breweries and fun German heritage contests. Enjoy a day full of traditional German music and dance. Plus wiener dog races and the Tri-States Championship Bier Stein holding contest. Proceeds to Camp Albrecht Acres.

Bloktoberfest
September 21
@ Millwork District

This 365ink Impact Award-Winning Millwork District Block Party features craft and domestic beers, live music, food vendors, Oktoberfest and strongman events, adults games and seriously tons of kids games and activities as well as huge BMX demonstrations. Presented by 7 Hills Brewing Company and Olliewood Action Sports.

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.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: September 21 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

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.

West Dubuque Wingfest
September 28
@ Farley Park, Farley, IA

Competitors cooking up about 10,000 wings with live entertainment, volleyball, baggo, human foosball, and a wing eating contest sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings. Plus, kids entertainment, a dunk tank & more! It all starts at 11 AM.
Sponsored by Western Dubuque Fine Arts Booster Club.

Dubuque Area Baconfest
October 3
@ Grand River Center
 
An evening of tasty bacon dishes from local restaurants, grocery stores, BBQ pits and caterers. Dubuque Area Baconfest is a fundraiser for Area Residential Care. VIP ticket admission from 5–6 PM and GA from 6–9 PM. DBQBacon.com.

Tri-States’ Largest Chili Cook-Off
October 5
@ Cable Car Square
 
Historic Cable Car Square transforms into an aromatic chili tasting and competition. Enjoy live music, cold beer, kids games, food and entertainment at this family-friendly event. Site opens at 10 AM, $5 tasting spoons @ 1 PM. Hosted by the Dubuque Jaycees.

Galena Oktoberfest
October 5
@ Depot Park, Galena, IL

Non-stop live music, wiener dog races, polka dancing and lessons, German-style food and beverage, bounce-house and games for the kids, and more from Noon – 10 PM @
Depot Park in Galena. Adults and teens are $5. Kids are free. GalenaLions.org/Galena-Oktoberfest.asp.

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.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: October 9 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

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.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: October 19 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: November 13 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: November 16 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

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.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: December 11 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: December 21 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.