Museum & Aquarium hosting Taste of Dubuque on August 2

Dubuque’s premiere summer event, Taste of Dubuque, presented by Collins Community Credit Union, returns to the campus of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium on Thursday, Aug. 2. The event will run from 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., in the parking lot outside the National Mississippi River 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 area’s best food while listening to local live music on the Main Music Stage and East Music Stage. Food vendors offer a low-cost, samplesize portion to allow attendees to “taste” a little bit of everything. Larger portions are also available for sale.

The Taste on Tap beer tasting event returns to Taste of Dubuque after yet another successful year. Featuring local brews, Taste on Tap will run from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Admission to Taste on Tap is $20 in advance or $25 for non-Museum & Aquarium members at the door. Tickets for Taste on Tap go on sale June 22 online at or in person at the Museum & Aquarium box office. Admission includes tastings from local breweries and a souvenir sampling glass. Visitors must be 21 to enter the Taste on Tap tent.

Admission to Taste of Dubuque is free; however, the Museum & Aquarium will be accepting donations at the admission gate for continued conservation and education efforts. Bands, food vendors, and featured beers will be announced throughout the summer and on the organization’s Facebook page.

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.

Main Music Stage sponsors include Townsquare Media and KWWL. East Music Stage sponsors include Colony Brands and Sedgwick. Tasty sponsors include: IIW Engineers & Surveyors, Honkamp Krueger & Company, P.C., and Matthews Distributing. In-kind support is provided by J&R Rental, Advance Designs, and Tri-State Porta Potty, Inc.