The highly anticipated Taste of Summer event is back at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for three total events featuring vendors and musicians from around Dubuque. Guests are invited to come after-hours in the boatyard and plaza. Taste of Summer is open to all ages and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to use as a limited number of picnic tables will be available.

The event will take place June 6, June 27, and August 1. Food and beverages will be available beginning at 5 PM, as well as live music running from 5 PM – 9 PM. Ample parking will be available in the public lot outside of the River Museum. Visitors can enter at either the Mississippi River Discovery Center (paddlewheel) or National River Center entrances.

At each event, food vendors will compete for the “People’s Choice” award, voted on by attendees. Beverages will also be available for purchase. Admission is a suggested $5 donation to support conservation programs at the River Museum, and beverage sales will also support the efforts.

For more information about the bands and food trucks, visit

Taste of Summer is sponsored by Townsquare Media and KWWL TV-7.

June 6

Ace Jones (5 – 6:30 PM) and Unicorn Fist (7 – 9 PM)

Food Vendors:
Myson’s Tacos & Burritos
Hibachi Time
Moski’s BBQ
Koppes Creations
Hot Diggity Dogz

June 27

Tough Cookie (5 – 6:30 PM) and Tapestry (7 – 9 PM)

Happi Hibachi
Elle & Becks Gelato

August 1

Boys of Lloyd (5 – 6:30 PM) and TBD (7 – 9 PM)

Caroline’s Restaurant 
Birds Chicken Food Truck
Magoo’s Pizza
Vesperman Farms Ice Cream Truck