The Dubuque Independence Day celebration July 3rd in the AY McDonald Park next to the Hawthorn Boat Ramp just below Lock and Dam 11.

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.

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.

3:30PM – 5:30PM

  • 34th Army Band “Scrap Metal” will perform

5:30PM – 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
    • The Vanguard Squadron
    • Memorial Salute
    • Missing Man Formation


  • US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team night jump


  • The Fireworks Spectacular!

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