Parking for the Fireworks and Air Show is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking lots open up at 12:00pm (noon) on July 3rd. Most lots are full by 7pm, so arrive early to guarantee a spot.

Parking is $20 per vehicle.  Handicapped parking will be directed to the former Bowling and Beyond parking lot.

RV parking will be $60.  Please contact the Dubuque Jaycees for more information at

Special Note: Even if you have a VIP parking pass, you will need to arrive early enough to get into the VIP lot before Kerper Blvd. is closed to traffic.

All parking stalls are standard parking stall size. If you want extra space, you will need to pay for an additional parking spot.

BE PREPARED: Your departure WILL BE delayed 30 minutes AFTER the show concludes to allow pedestrians to exit the event site and get back to their vehicles.  The Dubuque Police Department will be in charge of when vehicles can start leaving the parking lots.

Click Here to see a Google map for exact parking locations.

color guardSpecial Needs Parking: If you have disabled individuals in your party or potential medical emergencies (such as pregnant women), you can request special parking areas from your Jaycees parking assistant. Just notify him or her of your situation and you will be directed to the proper area.

The Dubuque Police Department reserves the right to close Kerper Boulevard to traffic when the parking lots are full, or when the crowd sizes make it unsafe for vehicle traffic.

A very special thanks to the City of Dubuque and all of its employees, Bill Klauer, Jr., of Klauer Manufacturing, and Wayne Briggs of SGW Kerper Development, for donating the use of their lots in order to raise funds for this year’s Dubuque Jaycees/Radio Dubuque Fireworks and Air Show Spectacular.

The Fireworks and Air Show would not be successful without the in-kind donations from Clark Wolff of Selco Inc., Scott Dittmer and Joe Rettenmeier of Dittmer Recycling, Harris Golf Carts, Comelec Internet Services, & Dubuque365, Inc.

View Fireworks Event map in a larger version