Dubuque’s premiere summer event, Taste of Dubuque, returns to the campus of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium on Thursday, Aug. 3. The event will run from 5 – 10:30 p.m., in the parking area of the Jerry Enzler Plaza, between the two main buildings of the Museum & Aquarium. Parking will be available in the Port of Dubuque public parking ramp.
Taste of Dubuque provides a perfect opportunity to sample some of the city’s best food. Each food vendor offers a low-cost, sample-size portion to allow attendees to “taste” a little bit of everything. Larger portions are also available.
The Taste on Tap beer tasting event, presented by 7G Distributing, returns to Taste of Dubuque after a successful debut last year. Featuring local breweries, Taste on Tap will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission to Taste on Tap is $20 for Museum & Aquarium members and $25 for non-members. Tickets go on sale July 24 at the Museum & Aquarium box office and are available for purchase at the event. Admission includes tastings from local breweries and a souvenir sampling glass. Visitors must be 21 to enter the Taste on Tap tent.
Expanding its live entertainment offerings, Taste of Dubuque is adding two additional bands to its lineup in 2017. Bands currently announced include Zero 2 Sixty, The Lonely Goats, Grit & Glory, Whiskey Revival, Joie Wails Band, and Massey Road. Bands are subject to change.
Admission to Taste of Dubuque is free; however, the Museum & Aquarium will be accepting donations at the admission gate for its continued conservation and education efforts.
Collins Community Credit Union will again serve as the presenting sponsor for Taste of Dubuque, providing reusable plastic water bottles to replace bottled water at the event. To further lessen the carbon footprint of the event, vendors will not be allowed to serve food in Styrofoam containers. 7G Distributing will serve as a Taste Sponsor for the event. Other sponsors include: Pepsi Cola Bottling, Radio Dubuque, Colony Brands, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., Telegraph Herald, Queen B Radio, KWWL, and Townsquare Media.
The Taste of Dubuque committee would also like to express our gratitude to event volunteers, Dubuque County Historical Society members, and our community supporters.