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! 

August 6-7, 2022 

The Festival

DubuqueFest is an all arts festival located in the heart of historic downtown Dubuque, Iowa in Washington Park. 

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 two days of free concerts, performance, and a juried art fair.  

Park Activities

10:00am-5:00pm each day; Kids’ Creation Station.  This year HACAP and Hillcrest Family Services partner to have a spot for Kids of all ages to stop by and create something to take home and celebrate.  

11:00am each day; Yoga in the Park – A beginner and intermediate Yoga Class instructed by Megan Gloss in the grass of Washington Park, bring your mats or towels and enjoy your time outside.

2:00pm each day; Self Defense demonstrations given by Empowermental 

1:00-3:00pm Sunday; Knitting in the Park.  Yarnsoup will host a knitting in the park session, they will have some yarn, needles, and knitting machines for you to try it out!

Food Vendors
Saturday Aug 6, 2022
Americana Concessions
Sweet Jacquelina
Birds.Chicken Food Truck
Vesperman Farms Ice Cream

Sunday Aug 7, 2022
Americana Concessions
Sweet Jacquelina
Happi Hibachi Food Truck
Hot Diggity Dogz
Frannie’s BBQ
Versus Food Truck

The Ironside Stage Music Schedule
As a part of DBQFest continual memorial for past director, Mike Ironside, the main stage at DBQFest will now be the Ironside Stage.  

Saturday August 6, 2022
11:00AM Bella Moss
1:00PM John Moran
3:30PM The Alumatics
Sunday August 7, 2022
10:30AM Brion Bowman
12:00PM The Lonely Goats Open Mic
4:30PM Dick Rogers: A Live Radio Show by Trainwreck Productions

Community Booths
BIPOC Leader and Professional Collective
Carnegie Stout Public Library Maker Space
Centrally Rooted
Dubuque Choral
Dubuque League of Women Voters
Dubuque Symphony Youth Ensembles
Empowermental Kick Boxing/Self Defense
Green Iowa AmeriCorps
Habitat for Humanity
Hillcrest Family Services
International Day of Peace
Key City Creative
Riverview Center

The Art Fair

The two-day art fair features juried fine art & craft by 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.