DBQfest is located in picturesque downtown Dubuque in Washington Park. Full detailed map with list of art fair vendors can be found on our “MAP” page or by clicking here.


Offering two full days of music, art, and culture. This is an arts celebration for the entire family. We are on! Weather will not stop us.

August 7-8, 2021 

The Festival

DubuqueFest is an all arts festival located in the heart of historic downtown Dubuque, Iowa in Washington Park and on the Town Clock Plaza. 

As a multi-faceted arts festival, DubuqueFest is a project with a variety of goals, all of which share in the general aim of raising awareness and participation in the arts while offering economic opportunity to working artists and celebrating culture. Among the many events are three days of free concerts, performance, and two days of a juried fine art fair, and the annual Dubuque Area Writer’s Guild book release.

The Art Fair

The two-day art fair features juried fine art & fine craft by 70 artists & artisans throughout the region. Artists are creating original work, no prefabricated or purchased pieces, no buy/sell items or re-purposed craft.  $1000 in Artists Awards are given to First, Second, and Third place.  The DubuqueFest Art Fair Judge is an independent agent from the Tri-State Area. Artists are honored at an artists appreciation reception on Saturday evening.