August 6-7, 2022


DBQfest is back for 2022!

We are happy to announce that DBQfest is back! August 6-7, 2022. Get ready for a weekend full of art, music, and culture. Located in picturesque downtown Dubuque in Washington Park This is a celebration for the entire family!

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Art Fair

DBQfest’s juried fine art fair in Washington Park features the work of over 25 artists & artisans. We invite you to meet the artists, learn about process & inspiration, and invest in original hand-crafted pieces. Shop for hand-blown & fused glass, ceramics, metalwork, free form sculpture, painting, jewelry, fiber, fabric, photography, mixed media, textiles, copper work, hand-turned wood, watercolors, leatherwork, wearable art, & more! It’s an art gallery in the park! Free. Visit our Gallery of Artists for sneak peeks of the fair.


2022 Musician applications are now open! If you’re a musical artist interested in being part of DBQfest 2022 more information can be found on our music page.

Family Fun

The Dubuque Museum or Art is putting together the Kids’ Creation Station tent, both Saturday and Sunday during the art fair. Multiple projects will be instructed and supplies will be available for anyone to create their own pieces. Creativity is nourishing for the soul, let’s make things together! Dubuque Museum of art will be offering tours of their new exhibit throughout the weekend.


Enjoy local eats, treats, and beverages while shopping Iowa’s oldest Arts fair and listening to a variety of musical artists brought to you free of charge.


In 1977 the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society started the state of Iowa’s longest running Arts Festival. DubuqueFest is three days and two nights of celebrating and creating the Art of and in Dubuque. DubuqueFest is produced by The Dubuque County Fine Arts Society, a non-profit organization deciated to providing arts to the Dubuque community. The have promised to keep Dubuquefest free to the public.