2019 Highlights

Dubuque County Fine Arts Society will host its 42nd annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival May 17-19, 2019. Held in the heart of the historic downtown Washington Park, the free, three-day festival welcomes Tri-State community members to experience art through a juried fine art fair, live music, book release and other programs.

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. A major change was to bring the music stage, beer sales, and all food vendors over to Washington Park area. Nothing is at the Town Clock, the whole event is together on one block.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Dubuque Area Writers Guild 6-8 -“The Gallery” book launch at the Dubuque Museum of Art. This is the 43rd edition. Purchase books, listen to readings by the authors, meet the artists and more.  More info

Music Stage 5-10 and Beer Garden 5-9:30

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Washington Park Art Fair – 10-5

Music Stage 12-10 and Beer Garden 12-9:30

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Washington Park Art Fair – 10-4
Washington Park Youth Art Sale 10-3

Music Stage 12-2 and Beer Garden 12-3M