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Clarke Fest – April 20

Clarke Fest – April 20

Mark your calendars because on April 20, Dubuque’s most exciting block party, Clarke Fest, is back on Clarke Drive for its 4th annual celebration! This festival is open to everyone and will take place from 4-7 p.m. on the Clarke University Atrium lawn. Guests can enjoy family-friendly games and entertainment including free performances from local musicians. There will even be an Art Sale, so don’t forget to pick up that Mother’s Day present!

In addition, some of Dubuque’s best-loved food trucks will be parked on Clarke Drive, serving up delicious food for guests to enjoy. The event is co-sponsored by Arts at Clarke, Clarke Activities Board, and Clarke Student Associations.

Local food trucks include: Howling BBQ, Adobos, and Hibachi Time.

Saturday, April 20 – 4-7 p.m. | Clarke University Atrium Lawn


Class of 2024 Graduation Celebration (6-7 p.m.) - Senior toast at 6:45 p.m.

Clarke Fest Schedule

Stay tuned for the full 2024 schedule!
pottery samples for art sale

Art Sale

Beginning at 4 p.m.

View and purchase student work including screen prints, pottery, sculptures, and more. Proceeds will benefit student artists as well as department initiatives.


Clarke Jazz and Melos

4:15-4:45 p.m.

CLARKE JAZZ is a student ensemble that focuses on jazz styles and some pop/rock music. They also frequently collaborate with Melos.

CLARKE MELOS prepares contemporary vocal literature, focusing on popular, jazz, and Broadway styles – and frequently collaborating with the Jazz Ensemble.