Save the Dates for the 2018 Irish Hooley Music Festival at Dubuque Star Brewery!

August 25, 2018

Great Craic

Craic – (pronounced “crack”) The Irish word for fun and enjoyment. Fun doesn’t really cut it though! It is much more… including general banter, great music and good times had by all!

Hooley Hustle 5K Run & Walk

Saturday, August 26, 2017 Kid’s Run @ 8:15am 5K @ 8:30am Awards based on chip time and age division

Silent Auction

The items will be open for bidding throughout the event

Visitors Map

For hotel and visitor information please see the following links:

Hotel Julien Dubuque

Grand Harbor Resort

Travel Dubuque

Dubuque Star Brewery

Stone Cliff Winery


There are public parking spaces and along street parking within close walking distance of the event. Some are free and some may require a fee. 

What to Bring

The Irish Hooley Music Festival is held within the friendly confines of a City of Dubuque Park.
All City Of Dubuque Park System rules are enforced during our festival.
To ensure the best possible experience for all, please act responsibly, have a designated driver and observe the following:

  • No Alcohol Allowed to leave the Designated Festival Grounds
  • No Bikes, Skateboards, Scooters
  • No Boom Boxes, Noise Makers, Megaphones
  • No Carry-Ins (Coolers, Bottles, Cans, Food, etc.)
  • No Drugs
  • No Fireworks, Flammables, Explosives, Grills, etc.
  • No Obscene or Vulgar Clothing is Allowed
  • No Pets (Except Service Animals)
  • No Soliciting, Signs or Leafletting
  • No Smoking (Except in Designated Areas)
  • No Weapons
  • No Whining

Please Bring:
Hats, Jackets, Small Purses or Bags, Sunscreen, Small Umbrellas, Blankets, Smiles.

Photo Gallery

Countdown to the Irish Hooley!


Performance Schedule

Saturday, August 25, 2018
at Dubuque Star Brewery, Port of Dubuque
Gates open at Noon, followed by opening ceremony at 12:30pm with Ancient Order of Hibernians, Pipes and Drums, Irish Dancers, Veterans Salute, and then Irish music starts at 2:30pm until close.

Advance Tickets and Information

Tickets are $12 at the gate, with $2 off advance tickets available at Shamrock Imports, Premier Bank, Family Beer & Liquor Store, Happy's Place, and Butt's Florist. Children 10 and under are free entry.
No electronic pre-sales.