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Archive: Jun 2016

  1. 4th of July Celebrations, 2016

    There’s nothing quite like watching Independence Day fireworks illuminate the sky over the Mississippi River.  For those of you who will be celebrating the Fourth of July in Dubuque this year, here’s a peek at what is going on in the area:

    Saturday, July 2nd:

    1:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Golden Knight Practice Jump, Kennedy Mall
    Complete with military displays, complimentary American flags from Richardson Motors, games for children, and a bounce house from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

    Sunday, July 3rd:

    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Salute to Our Heroes Air Show, Lock and Dam No. 11
    Featuring: Air Show Announcer, Military Swearing in Ceremony, Aerostars Demonstration Team, Golden Knights Parachute Team, US Army Special Operations Semi, Mike Wiskus, Lucas Oil Pitts Plane,  US Navy F-18 Hornet, Blackhawk Helicopter, P-51 Mustang, Japanese Zero, De Havilland Vampire Jet, Tribute to our Troops, and Missing Man Formation

    Dusk: Fireworks Spectacular!

    Monday, July 4th:

    7:00 am – 12:00 pm: Dubuque Farmers’ Market
    Iowa’s longest running Farmers’ Market is held around Dubuque’s City Hall, 1300 Iowa St., featuring the area’s finest selection of local produce, meats, wines, cheese, crafts, and more.

    11:00 am – 4:00 pm: Ice Cream Social at the Historic Mathias Ham House
    The Fourth of July Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the Dubuque County Historical Society, celebrates and old-fashioned Independence Day at the historic Ham House by Eagle Point Park. The afternoon event features music, food, tours of the mansion, and historic games for kids. For more information, visit RiverMuseum.com.


    Enjoy family time outside with a historic sightseeing cruise aboard The Spirit of Dubuque paddleboat.

    If you’re looking for something adventurous, consider a scenic hike at Dubuque’s Mines of Spain State Park and be sure to check out Julien Dubuque’s Monument, a National Historic Landmark.

    Take in magnificent views of the city of Dubuque and the Mississippi River by visiting The Fenelon Place Elevator.  Located at 512 Fenelon Place, the Elevator has been described as the world’s shortest, steepest scenic railway at 296 feet in length, elevating passengers 189 feet from Fourth Street to Fenelon Place.

    Wishing you a wonderful and safe Fourth of July holiday from Hotel Julien Dubuque!

  2. Find Your Way to Al’s Place

    Hotel Julien Dubuque’s popular scavenger hunt is back! Follow our Facebook Page for clues that will lead you to this year’s grand prize — a two-night stay in the Capone Suite, $100 to Caroline’s Restaurant, $25 Vino Dock gift card to Riverboat Lounge and a Couples Massage at Potosa Spa! The hunt begins September 6th, 2018.

    Scavenger Hunt Rules:
    1. “Like” and follow Hotel Julien Dubuque on Facebook and/or Instagram.
    2. New clues will be posted every Monday and Thursday, beginning on Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at 10 a.m. CST on the Hotel Julien Dubuque Facebook and Instagram page.
    3. Please refrain from contacting the hotel or hotel staff for clues, as the location is not known by staff.
    4. Use clues to solve the scavenger hunt. The clues will provide information to the grand prize location.
    5. Guessing the location will not be recognized as finding the grand prize.
    6.. Find Your Way To Al’s Place Package awarded to the first person/s who solves the scavenger hunt. Upon finding the prize, please immediately contact the hotel front desk in person.

    Congratulations to Jessica Gamble! She solved the hunt within three clues. Details on where and how she solved the mystery to come! In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the clues…do you know where it was hidden?

    Clue #1: I’ve always been here, never hidden, though still not easily found.

    Clue #2: Wished they would stop, though they just drive by.

    Clue #3: A key will get you there, though it isn’t required.

    Clue #4: I am ok not being part of the Main drag.

    Clue #5: It takes 10 to get there.

    Clue #6: I feel 75% intimidated.

    Clue #7: As the day ages, I get darker.

    Clue #8: Sean Connery used me to scare birds, though I really am meant for other than that.

    Clue #9:Hillbilly Jed had one.

    Clue #10: No matter where I land, I get redirected.

    Clue #11: Let’s go sit out on the deck.

    Clue #12: I’m a Little Teapot, short and stout, here is my handle, here is my spout.