2011 Events from Dubuque and the Tri-States
(2011-12-17) Live Nativity (Photos)
Saint Peter Lutheran held a Live Nativity again this year with a range of stable animals and gorgeous crib setup.
(2011-12-11) Jingle Bell Hop (Photos)
Jingle Bell Hop was a monster success this year and had a packed house at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds on Sunday.
(2011-11-29) Festival of Trees Cake Auction (Photos)
The Dubuque Chamber of Commerce Festival of Trees held a cake auction and fashion show on Tuesday night.
(2011-11-26) Festival of Trees (Photos)
Dubuque chamber of commerce Festival of Trees and choir performance by Dubuque Senior High School with Master of Ceremony, Mayor Roy D. Buol doing the tree lighting.
(2011-11-17) Black and White Gala (Photos)
Mercy’s Black and White Gala was held at the Julien Inn and raised money for the Mercy Foundation.
(2011-11-11) World Record Tees (Photos)
Tom Rauen sets the worls record for most T-Shirts worn at one time.
(2011-11-04) DMA Holiday Party (Photos)
Dubuque Museum of Art holiday party and auction held at the Masonic Temple.
(2011-10-29) Roller Derby (Photos)
The Outlaws had a Halloween weekend home opener with a costume contest and a double header performance.
(2011-11-03) Sassy’s of Cascade (Photos)
An amazing store put together by a stunning interior artist opens this weekend.
(2011-10-30) Dog-O-Ween (Photos)
A great turn out and a packed house saw 83 entries this year at the annual Theisens Dog-O-Ween contest..
(2011-10-29) Kids Expo (Photos)
Kids Expo at Grand River Center again this year had a large range of activities for children to get involved in.
(2011-10-16) Halloween Parade (Photos)
Great turn out again for the parade this year.
(2011-10-16) Pumpkins in the Park (Photos)
A record turn out and some very creative entries this year for the Pumpkins in the Park.
(2011-10-22) Halloween Stonefield Village (Photos)
Nothing better then a haunted village, the job that was done at making Stonefiled Village a Halloween wonder land was very ghostly.
(2011-10-16) Courtside – Bikes (Photos)
A handful of photographs from boys playing with their bikes on Sunday at Courtside.
(2011-10-16) Dubuque in Infrared (Photos)
A couple of Infrared photographs from Dubuque.
(2011-10-14) Dubuque Art Center Gala (Photos)
Great turn out and nice selection of auction items.
(2011-10-6) Easton’s Article (Photos)
Private test screening with a question and answer..
(2011-10-7) Fall into Art (Photos)
It was a beautiful night for the Fall into Art Gallery Tour, these photos are from a walking tour with some downtown images along the way.
(2011-10-1) Chili Cookoff (Photos)
Perfect weather, good music, great chili and beer, what more could you want on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
(2011-9-24) Canned Film Awards (Photos)
The Canned Film competition had a showing off all 6 films and a awards presentation on Saturday night.
(2011-9-17) Project Concern Race (Photos)
Project Concern, Get the Lead Out, 5K race at the Mines of Spain.
(2011-9-23) Glimmer of Hope – Fashion Show (Photos)
Glimmer of Hope a ‘finest’ fit, event to raise funds for the Dubuque Community Y’s Domestic Violence Program and the Riverview Center.
(2011-9-18) Voices-Emergence of Spirit: Expressions from the Self Within (Photos)
It was a night of self expression and style , Emergence of Spirit was a runway show of expression through living, moving art.
(2011-9-8) DRHS Benefit Dinner (Photos)
Dubuque Regional Humane Society Benefit Dinner – Wizard of Paws.
(2011-9-9) Canned Film Kickoff (Photos)
The Canned Film launch and theme assignments for the film groups.
(2011-9-17) The Great Draw (Photos)
The Great Draw was held on 4th Street Saturday, the range and artistical ability of the street chalk competitors was amazing.
(2011-9-10) Voices Opening (Photos)
The opening was spectacular, the art collection amazing and a record turn out, the gallery is a must see if you have not been there yet.
(2011-9-10) Dubuque Oktoberfest (Photos)
Dubuque Oktoberfest “Lederhosen on the River.” The event celebrating German and Eastern European heritage was held in the port of Dubuque on Saturday.
(2011-9-10) Farmers Market (Photos)
Farmers Market continues into the fall, make sure to visit on Saturday mornings.
(2011-9-05) Voices Preview (Photos)
The master is at the helm and the warehouse is speaking, we take a preview look from labor day weekend.
(2011-9-05) BBQ Throwdown (Photos)
Photos from team 365 and Sunday at the BBQ Throwdown on the river.
(2011-8-26) Summer’s Last Blast (Photos)
Perfect weather and a good turn out on Friday night at Summer’s Last Blast made for a fun time rockin with the Love Monkeys.
(2011-8-21) Music in the Gardens (Photos)
Photos from the 8-21 Music in the Gardens at the Dubuque Arboretum, there is one left this year on 8-28 make sure to check it out.
(2011-8-21) Res Parish Festival (Photos)
Great weather, great crowd and great food where at the Resurrection Parish festival on Sunday.
(2011-8-13) 365 Block Party (Photos)
Julien’s Journal JIFFD Ribbon Cutting & Chamber After Hours at 365.
(2011-8-13) WingFest in East Dubuque (Photos)
It is all about the wing and a lot of chickens give up their ability to fly for this festival but man are they tasty.
(2011-8-12) Boogie Nights (Photos)
It was a blast and a packed house if you missed the opening make sure to check it out every upcoming Friday at the MMB.
(2011-8-6) Taste of Dubuque (Photos)
It is all about the food and there was plenty of it at this years annual Taste of Dubuque..
(2011-8-5) Rock-n-Roll Rewind (Photos)
A couple of photos from Friday night at Rock-n-Roll Rewind.
(2011-7-31) Sunday at the Fair (Photos)
Closing day at the Fair, had a little bit of every thing, from the demo derby to tigers, livestock shows, mud volleyball, rides, chainsaws and a lot more.
(2011-7-30) Dubuque County Flood Damage (Photos)
The damage is not pretty, I knew Cedar Ridge Road would be bad and what kind of mud was on 52 north, but Mines of Spain got hit good and had multiple mud slides and maybe 100 trees down in the park. The most surprising damage was Swiss Valley Park which will need a lot of work, the stream has reclaimed more of the park and now part if it flows down the middle of the park where the road once was. Even though the park is on flat ground the water was strong enough to take out most all posts, grills, fences and tables.
(2011-7-27) Mega Storm and Flooding (Photos)
Photos of the evening storm clouds, and early morning flooding on the western side of Dubuque and the surrounding area.
(2011-7-26) Dubuque Fair (Photos)
Tuesday night at the Dubuque County Fair had the tractor pull, rides, food, fun and more.
(2011-7-23) Sandy Hook Car Show (Photos)
The fourth annual Road Ragin’ Hot Rod Show, Saturday, July 23 at the Sandy Hook Tavern.
(2011-7-17) West Side Sculpture Park (Photos)
On the west side of Galena is a little know and open to the public sculpture park which contains a large number of elaborate metal pieces.
(2011-7-17) Barrel Head Winery (Photos)
Had a great tour and tasting at the Barrel Head Winery the other night. This is about 1 mile from the Dubuque airport and a must visit if you like vineyards.
(2011-7-16) New Diggings Poker Run Benefit (Photos)
Photos from New Diggings “You Don’t Know Jack” benefit with Boom Tangle rocking the house at the end of the day.
(2011-7-15) Art on the River (Photos)
It was the largest turn out ever for the Art on the River reception and you can see why by taking a look at the amazing pieces this year.
(2011-7-9) Asbury Music in the Park (Photos)
All the kids always have a great time with the petting zoo, bands, games and prizes.
(2011-7-10) Jackson Park (Photos)
Boomtangle rocked Jackson Park on Sunday night.
(2011-7-10) Mud Lake Bluegrass (Photos)
The first Mud Lake Bluegrass of the season kicked off this Sunday on a warm summer day.
(2011-7-7) Chocolaterie Stam (Photos)
Ribbon cutting at Chocolaterie Stam on lower main, this is a must visit, can you say yuummm? Visit Today!
(2011-7-4) Ice Cream Social (Photos)
It was perfect summer weather for the annual Ham House 4th of July Ice Cream Social.
(2011-7-3) Air Show and Fireworks (Photos)
Photos from the Dubuque Air Show and Fireworks with this years ground zero being held in AY McDonald park.
(2011-7-2) Castle View Manor (Photos)
A couple of evening pictures of Castle View Manor on the North End of Dubuque.
(2011-6-26) Herb Festival (Photos)
The Arboretum held their annual herb festival on Sunday with a large number of dishes made from local fresh herbs.
(2011-6-24) Adult Prom (Photos)
The Adult Prom was held at the Hotel Julien on Friday night.
(2011-5-19) Ron Paul (Photos)
Ron Paul visited Dubuque yesterday on his campaign for President, answered question and signed autographs.
(2011-6-10) Friday Night River Festival (Photos)
Foghat and Chicago but on a awesome show on Friday night, with a little rain, but that never stopped the show or a good time.
(2011-5-19) Shot Tower (Photos)
The refurbished Shot Tower dedication, ribbon cutting and a look inside.
(2011-6-3) Relay for Life (Photos)
Over 5000 people turned out for the Dubuque Relay for Life event held in the McGraw-Hill parking lot this year.
(2011-5-29) BOBFEST (Photos)
There was a great line up of very talented musical artists that played at the 4th annual BOBFEST held at the Riverboat Lounge on Sunday.
(2011-5-27) Kickoff to Summer (Photos)
Three great bands played under the Town Clock Friday night, there was a small pause for a light rain and some planking and then the Love Monkeys rocked the plaza as usual.
(2011-5-28) Catfish Festival (Photos)
A couple of pictures from Saturday, and remember Catfish Festival continues tomorrow, the food was great as always and there are lost of extra games and rides this year.
(2011-5-22) Renaissance Faire (Photos)
The Dubuque Renaissance Faire was held at Camp Albrecht Acres this year, it was cut a little short by the weather, so some events were stopped early, but the jousting was great again.
(2011-5-21) Saturday night at DubuqueFest (Photos)
Some photographs from later in the night on Saturday.
(2011-5-20) Later Friday night at DubuqueFest (Photos)
Some photographs from later in the night with great music and a fun crowd having a good time.
(2011-5-20) Youth Gallery Book Readings (Photos)
Dubuque Area Writers Guild Book Project in conjunction with Dubuquefest at the Dubuque Museum of Art. Showcased art and work by students.
(2011-5-13) Byrne Roast (Photos)
Annual fundraiser for Dubuque Museum of Art. This year’s roastees were Bob and Cynthia Byrne. The evening included cocktails, dinner and program of roasters.
(2011-5-15) Spring Party (Photos)
The Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens held their annual spring party with a Disney theme this year and had a turn out of over 1500 enjoy it.
(2011-5-14) Scruffy Shuffle (Photos)
The Dubuque Regional Human Society had a nice turn out for their canine walk and run fundraiser, including plenty of activities and events for the dogs.
(2011-5-7) Farmers Market (Photos)
The first outdoor Farmers Market of the season was off to a grand start with plenty of local produce and even more choices for fresh breakfast this year.
(2011-5-5) Boom Tangle (Photos)
Boom Tangle launches there new band at Carlos O’ Kelly’s while celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a very energetic group of fans.
(2011-4-22) Best and Brightest MindFrame Showing (Photos)
Kate Mulgrew and Josh Shelov at Mindframe Theater Dubuque Iowa answered questions after a premier showing of the The Best and the Brightest independent film. Kate Mulgrew is a Dubuque Iowa native and came back to showcase her latest film.
(2011-4-21) Best and Brightest (Photos)
The Best and Brightest sneak preview gala was last night at the Bank and the Julien Hotel. Actor Kate Mulgrew and director Josh Shelov were on had for a meet and greet and Q & A about the film.
(2011-4-16) Outlaws Roller Derby (Photos)
The outlaws held a double header on Saturday night and will be away for a while now.
(2011-4-15) Earth Jam at Mines of Spain (Photos)
The 2011 Earth Jam was held at the Mines of Spain on Friday. Displays and children’s activities were setup and the Banana Slug String Band performed. The purpose of the Earth Jam was to educate, inspire, and have entire families participate in making responsible decisions for the earth.
(2011-4-12) City Expo (Photos)
City Expo at Five Flags was a great way to learn about all the ways the City is serving it’s citizens and see the Department Managers, employees and more!
(2011-4-10) Dubuque Museum of Art (Photos)
Make sure to stop at the Dubuque Museum of Art and check out the latest exhibits, In Search of Motion: by John Cavanaugh, Figure Drawings: by Edwin Casuga and Randy Simmons, and European Landscapes: by Nancy Lindsay.
(2011-4-11) Loras College Judo Tournament (Photos)
The Loras College Judo Club held held a massive Judo tournament on Saturday with over 260 competitors, this year they are celebrating 50 years in existence.
(2011-3-30) 2001 Mississippi River Flooding (Video)
It does not look like the Mississippi will get as high as first projected, but here is a look back at the second highest crest on record of 25.40 from 10 years ago on April 21st 2001.
(2011-3-27) MOS – Bird Banding (Photos)
The Mines of Spain held a bird banding presentation on Sunday. They are captured in a very fine net, then measured, weighed, a band added and then released.
(2011-3-26) Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve (Photos)
Thanks to some local scouts and a group of naturalist we got some photographs with a human outline of the Bird Effigy Mound outside Galena. The mound has a wingspan of over 200 feet and is the last know bird effigy in Illinois.
(2011-3-19) Taste of the World (Photos)
The Taste of the World MultiCultural Expo had fashion, food, fun and great entertainment to a large crowd on Saturday.
(2011-3-19) Eastern Iowa Outlaws (Photos)
The Eastern Iowa Outlaws Roller Derby team is one rocking and rolling group, watch for them at their next public appearance and make sure to catch their next home game April 16th.
(2011-3-8) 365 Impact Awards (Photos)
The 365 team put on a great show again this year for the Impact Awards.
(2011-2-27) Academy Awards Celebration (Photos)
Oscar night was held at Mindframe Theaters with full dress, the show on the big screen and of course photos on the Red Carpet.
(2011-2-5) Lunar New Year Celebration (Photos)
Welcome to the year of the Rabbit or Cat and the Lunar New Year celebration at Divine Word Seminary.
(2011-2-15) Dubuque Main Street Business After hours(Photos) There were some great costumes again this year at the Dubuque Main Street After Hours PM held at the Julien Inn.
(2011-2-13) Grant Wood Birthday Celebration (Photos)
Grant wood celebrated his 120th birthday and also gave a great interview at the Dubuque Museum of Art on Sunday.
(2011-2-1) Blizzard weather (Photos)
The worst part of driving in a blizzard is not trying to make it through a 2 foot drift but is trying see where you are going.
(2011-1-24) Library Remodel (Photos)
If you have not seen the newly remodeled Dubuque library yet make sure to visit and checkout some books.
(2011-1-21) Biff Reveal Party (Photos)
Biff reveal party for the Sixth annual Beloit International Film Festival in Beloit, Wisconsin, February 17-20.
(2011-1-15) Icefest – Chili Cookoff – River Museum (Photos)
Icefest continues at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium; here are some pictures from the chili cookfoff they held Saturday and the must see new section of the River Museum.
(2011-1-15) Boxing Invitational (Photos)
There was some great matches at the Dubuque Amateur Boxing Invitational Saturday night at the Grand River Center.
(2011-1-15) Eagle Watch (Photos)
Photos from Bald Eagle Watch, exhibits and presentations held at the Grand River Center.
(2011-1-14) WAG Opening (Photos)
The Warehouse Art Gallery’s current show is featuring local Dubuque grade school art.
(2010-12-24) Reflections in the Park (Photos)
There is still time to see Hillcrest Family Services Reflections in the Park. Enjoy some pictures from a snowy Christmas Eve drive through the lights.
(2010-12-19) Jingle Bell Hop (Photos)
Photos from the annual Saint Marks Jingle Bell Hop event held at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.
(2010-12-18) Galena Luminaries (Photos)
Galena Illinois had about 5000 candles lit again this year for their annual holiday luminaries display.
(2010-12-18) Saint Peter’s Nativity (Photos)
Saint Peter’s Lutheran church once again this year held their live nativity scene, including, a lama, lambs and donkeys.
(2010-12-10) DMA Biennial Juried Exhibition (Photos)
It was a great collection of local and regional art at the Dubuque Museum of Arts Biennial Juried Exhibition
(2010-12-12) Weekend Snow Storm (Photos)
Take a look at some great shots from the weekend blizzard, the snow was much heavier northwest of town and left a thick tree covering.
(2010-12-5) Holiday Train (Photos)
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returned to Dubuque this year, there are photos from Bellevue and Dubuque on what was a very cold 6 degree Sunday night.
(2010-2-6) Lunar New Year (Photos)
The Celebration at Divine Word Seminary