Friday, July 25th. Live music from
Zero 2 Sixty
Rock the Dock
July 25 Friday
Experience the best of what Dubuque has to offer! Taste of Dubuque returns August 7th!
August 7
3 – 11pm
Come and see the exciting and complex world of turtles, up close and in person.
Turtles: Secrets of the Shell
Open daily 9AM - 6PM
Cycle your way through the Dubuque area with special guest Tour de France champion Greg LeMond during the Dubuque Gran Fondo. Click here for info.
Dubuque Gran Fondo
Saturday, August 16th

Open daily at 9:00 a.m.


Where Fun and Learning
Flow Together

Here's What's New

Friday, July 25th 6-10pm

Come "Rock the Dock" with the Museum & Aquarium on the River’s Edge Patio! This FREE event will feature live music from
Zero 2 Sixty from 7 to 10pm! Doors open at 6, music starts at 7.

Plus, the River's Edge Cafe will have a specialty menu available for guests. Beer, mixed drinks and wine also available.

Other Rock the Dock events:
Thursday, August 7th TASTE OF DUBUQUE
Saturday, August 16th 5-10 Dubuque Gran Fondo

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Taste of Dubuque will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 3 – 11 p.m. on the grounds of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium at the corner of 3rd and Bell Streets in the Port of Dubuque.

The event again will be held at the Museum & Aquarium using the River Plaza between the two buildings of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. The Taste of Dubuque provides the perfect opportunity to sample some of the city’s best food. Back by popular demand, each vendor will be offering sample-sized, low-cost, portions of their choice to provide the opportunity to have just a “taste.”

Four live bands on two stages will anchor the entertainment at this year’s Taste. The main stage will feature live music by The Buzz Berries headlining from 8 to 11 p.m. and The Swingin’ Doors playing from 5 to 7 p.m. The acoustic-music stage will feature the duo Broken Strings from 7 to 10 p.m. with Garrett Hillary performing from 4 to 6 p.m. on the River’s Edge Café Patio between the National River Center and the City of Dubuque Public Marina and Boat Docks.

The Taste of Dubuque will also feature a Family Fun Zone from 4 to 8 p.m. with an inflatable playground for kids of all ages.

Parking for the Taste of Dubuque will be available in the Port of Dubuque public parking ramp or visitors may park in the downtown ramps and take the City of Dubuque Trolley to and from the event location until 6 p.m.

Advanced beverage tickets and Family Fun Zone bracelets will be available at the Museum & Aquarium box office starting July 26, 2014.

Admission to the Taste of Dubuque is free; however, the Dubuque County Historical Society will be accepting donations at the admission gate. All proceeds will benefit the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Mathias Ham House Historic Site, Old Jail Museum and the National Rivers Hall of Fame — properties operated and maintained by the Dubuque County Historical Society.


See the antics of our playful river otters.