About Us


Dubuque Main Street is a not for profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to the development and ongoing support of downtown as the place to live, work & play. The organization serves ten downtown districts, including the following:

Cable Car Square

Historic Old Main

Port of Dubuque

Town Clock District

Jackson Park

Couler Valley (Central Corridor & Washington Neighborhood)

Historic Millwork

Upper Main/Farmers’ Market

Washington Neighborhood

South Port


    Dubuque Main Street’s Four Point Approach to downtown revitalization was developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Center with the goal of economic development within the context of historic preservation.


    The Main Street movement, led by the National Main Street Center, involves more than 1,000 community programs throughout the country and has transformed the way communities think about the revitalization of their historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts. It has helped put historic preservation back in the community revitalization conversation. Dubuque Main Street has been a part of this tradition from the beginning, and is celebrated as the longest-running urban Main Street program in the country.


    The summer Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main district since 1845. Each Saturday morning, May 1 through October 31, local vendors gather to sell homegrown or handmade items. Located in downtown Dubuque, Iowa, in the area around City Hall. (Iowa, 12th, and 13th streets!)


    Dubuque Main Street is always looking for volunteers to help at the Business P.M., Dubuque…And All That Jazz!, and other great annual events.