see you in 2021!

Dubuquefest

Welcome to DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival!

Offering three full days of music, art, and culture. Located in picturesque downtown Dubuque in Washington Park This is an arts celebration for the entire family. We are on, 2021! Weather will not stop us.

DUBUQUEFEST 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT

It is with great sadness that Dubuque County Fine Arts Society has chosen to cancel the 43rd annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival scheduled May 15-17,  2020.  The world wide pandemic of COVID 19 has affected us all.  We have chosen to cancel the festival for the health and safety of the local, regional, and international community.  We will be back May 2021 with the all arts festival to celebrate and create Dubuque.  We wish you all safe days, and ask you to keep creating.  We will come together again, we will see you then! It is with great sadness that Dubuque County Fine Arts Society has chosen to cancel the 43rd annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival scheduled May 15-17,  2020.  The world wide pandemic of COVID 19 has affected us all.  We have chosen to cancel the festival for the health and safety of the local, regional, and international community.  We will be back May 2021 with the all arts festival to celebrate and create Dubuque.  We wish you all safe days, and ask you to keep creating.  We will come together again, we will see you then!

To artists, all artist application fees will be refunded through Zapplication within 60 days of the cancellation date.  Look for the 2021 festival on Zapplication.

To food vendors, if you have sent in a Food Vendor application fee, we will either shred the checks or return them to you.  Please tell us over email what you would like us to to with them.

To musicians, because of this cancellation, we will not be able to hire you to play the event.  If you are interested in doing a facebook live concert on the same date, please let us know.  We would love to be a co-host and promote your digital concert.

We will be back May 2021 with the all arts festival to celebrate and create Dubuque. We wish you all safe days, and ask you to keep creating.  We will come together again, we will see you then!

Art Fair

DubuqueFest’s juried fine art fair in Washington Park features the work of over 40 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, metal work, free form sculpture, painting, jewelry, fiber, fabric, photography, mixed media, textiles, copper work, hand turned wood, watercolors, leather work, wearable art, & more! It’s an art gallery in the park! Free. Visit our Gallery of Artists for a sneak peak of the fair.

Music

Keep an eye out. 2019 artists included Theresa Rosetta, Lyric, The Host Country, The O’Mys and many more!

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.

Food

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.

Free!

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.