Annual Lighted Boat Parade

The Port of Dubuque Marina's Fourth Annual Lighted Boat Parade is Saturday, August 5th,2017.  This year's theme is Mardi Gras on the Mississippi! 

6 - 9 p.m.: FREE musical performance by the Massey Road Band on the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium plaza.

9 p.m.: Boats of all makes and models will depart the marina and light up the Mississippi River from the Julien Dubuque Bridge to the train bridge.

This free community event can be viewed from the Mississippi Riverwalk.

Boaters interested in participating in this annual event should contact the Port of Dubuque Marina office at 563-582-5524.
Past years winners are listed below.

Lighted Boat Parade Winners



2016 – Holiday in August

33 feet and over:

  1. Bob & Kay Vonderhaar, Silverton, Santa Fishing
  2. Dick & Lynne Fricke, The Last Fudd?, 4th of July
  3. Mona Woodward & George Doremus, The Y-Knot, National Lampoons Christmas

32 feet and under:

  1. Dale & Rita Baumhover, Survivor
  2. Ron & Sue Tigges, Always Suesday
  3. Rob & Monica Friedman

2015 – Island Time

  1. Rick & Dianne Ackley, Pop’s Pad
  2. Bob & Kay Vonderhaar, Silverton
  3. Bob & Cathy Knopp, the Very Dry
  4. Mona Woodward & George Doremus, The Y-Knot

2014 – Casino Night

  1. Bob & Cathy Knopp, the Very Dry, High Rollers.
  2. Dale & Rita Baumhover, Survivor, D & R Casino
  3. Scott Deutmeyer, Bottom’s Up
  4. Ed Pas, Pasitivaly
Mardi Gras on the Mississippi
Parade Jam
Riverwalk Viewers