Family-friendly, all-ages outdoor live music.

Food trucks at 5:30 pm. Music 6-8 pm.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets.
Free admission. Food for purchase. Treats for a freewill donation to one of our sponsors.

2024 Schedule

Celebrating Timber City Band's 50th Anniversary accompanying the annual Maquoketa Rotary Club Ice Cream Social

With Tri-M BBQ & Featured Sponsor Maquoketa Kiwanis Club offering popcorn

Photo credit: Rob Smith Photography

BONUS: End-of-Summer Bash

Maqtoberfest evening, Saturday, September 21st, On the Green in Downtown Maquoketa

The funnest thing you'll do all day -- this Quad Cities based polka band will help you get your (MAQ)Oktoberfest on!

6-8 pm - Surf Zombies!! and you can see them for free!
They raise surf rock from the dead with fast, crazy, original instrumentals that straddle retro surf, bubblegum punk and garage rock, conjuring images of beach parties, Saturday morning cartoons, and hot rod car shows. The driving rhythms, swirling tremolo, crashing spring reverb from dueling guitars and authentic growl of vintage tube amps make for a truly weird Midwestern wonder. 


The Green in Downtown Maquoketa - 137 S Main St, Maquoketa, IA 52060


Presented by Maquoketa Betterment Corp./Hometown Pride

Made possible through the generosity of:

A Walmart Spark Good Local Facility grant

Supported by grants from the Jackson County Area Tourism Association and a 2023 Iowa Arts Council Art Project Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.  

And grants from Black Hills Energy, Maquoketa Community Services, and Casey's.

Sponsorships from American Family Insurance-Sandy Kloos Agent, Blue-9 Pet Products, DuTrac Community Credit Union, Innovate 120, Insurance Planning Services Corp.-Paul Miller Owner, Maquoketa Brewing, Maquoketa Kiwanis Club, Maquoketa Rotary Club, Maquoketa Sentinel-Press, Maquoketa State Bank, Optimist Club of Maquoketa. Maquoketa Feeds, Kwik Trip | Kwik Star

With assistance from Jackson County Fairgrounds, the City of Maquoketa, the Maquoketa Area Chamber of Commerce, and other generous organizations, businesses, and individuals.

Contact Us


124 S. Main St., Suite 2, Maquoketa, IA 52060
Messages at (563) 748-2628