Distinctively Dubuque

Find your place in Dubuque

Welcome! You've made the decision to move to the Greater Dubuque area. The movers are gone, the boxes are unpacked, and you are settled in. Now it's time to really make this new destination your home. And we’d like to help welcome you with the Distinctively Dubuque program.

Distinctively Dubuque is a free, interactive learning experience where you'll gain valuable knowledge about the community in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. The program is a collaboration between Greater Dubuque Development and Northeast Iowa Community College's Town Clock Business Center. This program is funded by Q Casino/Dubuque Racing Association, the City of Dubuque, and the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors.

Hosted by a variety of high-energy presenters with in-depth knowledge of the Greater Dubuque area, the Distinctively Dubuque program offers opportunities to:

  • Meet new people & experience local food
  • Learn about Dubuque's arts and culture offerings, recreation spots, things to do, and more
  • Have fun while exploring the city
  • Participate in networking activities with community leaders and residents
  • Discover traditions which make Dubuque distinct

View Distinctively Dubuque Brochure

The program meets once a week for five weeks. Each session is three hours long and includes sharing, activities, socializing, and hands-on learning. Sessions include a meal and are limited to 29 newcomers.

Distinctively Dubuque, a unique introduction to our area is particularly recommended for those relatively new to the community (five years or less). Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The dates for 2017 Distinctively Dubuque programs:
February 1 - March 1
March 22 - April 19
August 23 - September 20
October 11 - November 8

To register for an upcoming session or request further information about Distinctively Dubuque, call Northeast Iowa Community College at 563.557.8271, extension 380, or visit their website and search for Distinctively Dubuque.