DBQfest is Iowa’s oldest art fair & festival; celebrating Art, Music, and Culture since 1979. We focus on providing economic opportunities for visual, musical, and performing artists while offering a free art experience for all attendees and the community. For our Art Fair, our focus is on fine art, handmade artisan goods, and high-quality original works.

2023 applications currently closed… Artists coming soon!


With 2-full days of music and performing arts, DBQfest is much more than just an art fair. Applications are now open for the 2023 festival, we are looking for not only musicians but also performing artists, small stage shows, etc. Apply at the link below. This application does not guarantee you a spot and will be juried to provide a diverse and unique lineup for the festival.


With art, music, and more every festival needs food! We invite all mobile food and beverage vendors to apply for DBQfest 2023. Wether you have a food truck or pop-up tent, apply to join us in Washington Park this August. Apply at the link below.

Kid’s Activities

DBQfest offers FREE kid’s activities every year! Check back soon for more info on the 2023 activities.  

Community Booths

DBQfest offers a space for community booths to provide outreach to the local community. Apply at the link below to be a part of the 2023 festival. This application is for Dubuque Community organizations or members seeking a booth that does not sell items.