Save the Date for the 2019 Irish Hooley Music Festival at Dubuque Star Brewery!

August 24, 2019

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

6th Annual Hooley Hustle will be held on Saturday, Aug.24th 2019.
Kids Fun Run at 8:15 A.M. and 5K/10K run / walk at 8:30A.M.
Check back later for registration detail

Silent Auction

The items will be open for bidding throughout the event.
Silent auction opens at noon- ends at 7:00 P.M., pick up by 8:00 P.M.

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

Entertainment line up and band announcements for the 15th Annual Irish Hooley will be announced in March of 2019. Check back then.

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.