Annual Lighted Boat Parade

Lighted Boat Parade Winners

2018 - Retro Boat Show
33 feet and over:

32 feet and under:

2017 - Mardi Gras on the Mississippi
33 feet and over:

  1. Dick & Lynne Fricke, The Last Fudd?
  2. Terri Thuli

2016 – Holiday in August33 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
2018 Lighted Boat Parade
Parade Jam
Riverwalk Viewers
The Port of Dubuque Marina's Sixth Annual Lighted Boat Parade was Saturday, August 3rd, 2019.

2019 theme....Choose Your Own!

This is your chance to be as creative as you'd like!  Feel free to use your imagination to decorate your boat to show off your skills and try and win our top prizes.  

6 - 9 p.m.: FREE musical performance by the Mississippi 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 or by emailing