Justin Jackson flies through the air to wrestle a steer to the ground during the steer wrestling competition of the Jackson county Pro Rodeo at the Bellevue Horsemen's Club Thursday night, June 14, 2007

Auto racing: Dubuque and Maquoketa Speedway, track; Lafayette (Wis.) County Speedway,

Darlington (Wis.) Canoe Festival: This will be the 52nd year of paddling fun. June 7-10.

Ghost Sundays, Field of Dreams: The ballplayers will come out of the cornfield in Dyersville on four summer Sundays.

John Deere Classic: An annual PGA golf tournament at TPC Deere Run, Hampton Township, Ill., July 11-14.

Mississippi Valley Open Tennis Tournament: It’s a big year, as the 50th annual Dubuque event is expected to draw hundreds. July 15-17 (juniors), July 19-21 (adults).

Ride Across Wisconsin: A 225 mile bike-ride from La Crosse to Green Bay, Wis., Aug. 16-18.

Rodeos: Bellevue, Iowa, June 20-22,; Dubuque/Wisconsin high school, Dubuque County Fairgrounds, May 18-19; Edgewood, Iowa, June 27-30,; Galena, Ill., July 5-6,

Ski Bellevue (Iowa) Water Ski Show: This annual series takes place about once a month on the Mississippi River.

Tour Of the Mississippi River Valley: Bike ride from Bettendorf (106 miles) or Goose Lake (69 miles) to Dubuque and back. June 7-9.

Whitewater parks: Ride the waves at Elkader, Iowa ( and Manchester, Iowa (

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