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Golden KnightsMilitary displays and flyovers can change without prior notice. Please stay tuned to AM 1370 KDTH, 92.9 KAT FM, 97.3 the Rock or 101.1 the River for the latest details.

Please note that the AY McDonald Park and Boat Ramp will be closed to all vehicular traffic, including boaters, from 10 PM on Tuesday, July 2nd until the park reopens on Thursday, July 4th.

No Drone Advisory

Comelec Internet Services reminds you to leave your drones at home During the July 3rd Fireworks and Air Demonstration. The FAA waivered airspace restricts all flying objects within a 5 mile radius and surface to 15,000 feet high from show center. Violators will be charged, fined, and have their drone confiscated.

Leave the flying to the professionals!

Attention Boaters!!

The Mississippi River will be closed to ALL BOATERS from the Iowa to Wisconsin shores from Lock and Dam 11 to the Iowa/Wisconsin Bridge during the Military Air Demonstration. The United States Coast Guard will allow boaters in that area after the demonstration. At that time, boaters must observe the no wake rule and anchor on the east side of the red buoys. The no wake rule will be enforced through 12:00 midnight from the Dam to the Julien Dubuque Bridge!

Attention Pet Owners!!

Please be courteous and sensitive to others and your pet. The air show will have high-performance jets making a lot of noise and the fireworks are very loud. We want you to enjoy the show and ensure that others will also enjoy the event by leaving your pets at home.

Monday, July 1

The Independence Day celebration begins in Elizabeth, Illinois!

7:00PM

  • The US Army Golden Knights jump into the Fairgrounds in Elizabeth, IL at 7PM. Join the fun and excitement and meet our Golden Knights.
  • Fireworks to follow.

Tuesday, July 2

The Independence Day celebration continues in Fennimore, Wisconsin!

10:00AM

  • The US Army Golden Knights jump into the parking lot of the Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, WI — get up close and personal with the Golden Knights and help them re-pack their chutes after their jump
  • Food and drink available and fun for the entire family.

The Independence Day celebration continues at the Kennedy Mall!

1:00PM – 8:00PM

  • Military displays
  • Get up close to the Richardson Motors Drop Zone in preparation for the Golden Knights parachute jump
  • Food and drink specials courtesy of the Dubuque Mining Company

4:00PM – 7:30PM

  • Bounce House and games for the kids from Midwest Inflatables
34th Army Band 42 Romeo

Welcomed by Rondinelli Music/Audio

5:00PM – 7:00PM

  • 34th Army Band “42 Romeo” will perform

7:00PM

  • The Golden Knights jump into the Richardson Motors Drop Zone in the Kennedy Mall parking lot.

Tuesday, July 2

4:00PM – 6:00PM

  • Be at the Dubuque Airport’s old terminal to see the aircraft that will be flying in this year’s July 3rd Air Show and meet the pilots flying the planes!

Wednesday, July 3

The Independence Day celebration continues in Hazel Green, Wisconsin!

34th Army Band Scrap Metal

Welcomed by Rondinelli Music/Audio

9:00AM

  • 34th Army Band “Scrap Metal” will perform

10:30AM

  • The US Army Golden Knights jump into the Football field behind the Southwestern High School in Hazel Green, WI — get up close and personal with the Golden Knights and help them re-pack their chutes after their jump — Presented by Top Notch Plumbing, Heating, and Electrical in Galena
  • There are other surprises planned with several helicopters to land.
  • Food and family fun

The Independence Day celebration continues in the AY McDonald Park next to the Hawthorn Boat Ramp just below Lock and Dam 11

3:30PM – 5:30PM

  • 34th Army Band “Scrap Metal” will perform

swearing in ceremony5:30PM – 8:30PM

  • Salute to our Heroes Air Show including:
    • Military Swearing in Ceremony
    • Air Show Announcer Luke Carrico
    • US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team
    • USAF A-10 Warthog
    • A-10/P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight
    • Mike Wiskus and his Lucas Oil Pitts Plane
    • 2 MI-2 Turbine Helicopters
    • Iowa Army National Guard Chinook Helicopter
    • Phillips 66 Aerostars Aerobatic Performance
    • FLS Microjet

9:00PM

  • Memorial Salute
  • Missing Man Formation

Dusk

  • The Fireworks Spectacular!

Thursday, July 4th

The Independence Day celebration continues in Bellevue, Iowa!

1:00PM

  • The US Army Golden Knights grace the skies over Bellevue, IA to help celebrate the Bellevue Heritage Days. Come for the jump at 1PM in Cole Park and stay for the food, drink, and family fun entertainment.