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DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival
Sunday, May 19, 10 AM – 4 PM
Washington Park (6th and Locust St)
SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS Dubuque kicks off the festival season with DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival, May 17–19. Hosted by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society in historic Washington Park, the free weekend event celebrates music, art, and culture with a juried fine art fair, live music, book release, and more. Not only the first of the season, DubuqueFest is also the city’s oldest festival and the state of Iowa’s longest running art festival. Begun in 1977 by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society, the annual event celebrates its 42nd year. This year’s DubuqueFest marks a return to its roots, bringing the music stage, beer sales, and all food vendors over to the Washington Park area. “Just like the beginning,” recalls Margaret Buhr, Director of Education at the Dubuque Museum of Art, a collaborating partner in the festival. The Fine Art Fair opens again Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Dubuque Senior High School Jazz Band performing at noon. The Dubuque Museum of Art hosts the Kids’ Creation Station tent during the Art Fair. Food vendors will provide hand-crafted soda, fruit kabobs, lemonade, BBQ, kettlecorn, and your favorite carnival faire all weekend. For a full schedule of arts programming, musical performances and a gallery of accepted artists, visit

Arboretum Annual Children’s Spring Party
Sunday, May 19 11 AM–2 PM
@ Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (3800 Arboretum Dr)
Children will have a chance to mingle with some of their favorite characters from books, movies, and TV during the annual Children’s Spring Party at the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens on Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s event, sponsored by American Trust, is a pirate themed event entitled “Pirate’s Cove.” Volunteers from the Dubuque Senior High School cheerleading squad, costumed as popular characters such as Dora, Elmo, and Snow White, will assist children as they travel through the gardens enjoying a day among the flowers! In addition, children will be able to do a make and take craft activity, pose for photos with the characters, play their favorite carnival games and choose a prize. Every child will get either a Pirate hat and eye patch or a Princess tiara compliments of 365ink Magazine and Toys for Tots. The cheerleaders will also offer face painting and tattoos. Earny the Eagle and volunteers from American Trust Bank will be on hand to pass out free balloons, and a Dubuque city fire truck, police car and Paramount ambulance and Mercy helicopter will be open for tours in the Visitor Center parking lot. Lunch, ice cream, and beverages will be available for purchase in the Packard Pavilion. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their cameras to take advantage of the many photo opportunities. The Children’s Spring Party will take place rain or shine. Admission is $1 per person, all ages, payable at the gate. No advance tickets are needed. For more information, contact the Arboretum office at 563-556-2100 or visit

Psychic Basics Workshop
Monday, May 20
6-7:30 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Catherine Caitlin will discuss topics including clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, divination, energy clearing and healing, and more. Learn about tools used for energy work, as well as how to discover and practice your own unique type of energy work. Caitlin is an experienced workshop facilitator having conducted various retreats and workshops since 2005 on the topics of crystals, yogic and healing breath, energy work, and chakras. She has completed training in psychic development and is also a certified yoga instructor. Ages 18+. Free.

L. May Book Group: Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
Monday, May 20
7 PM @ L. May Eatery
Libations and discourse over a variety of literary genres. Discuss Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham. 1072 Main St. 563-556-4391.

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