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Dubuque International Day Of Peace Celebration

In our seventh year, our 2016 focus is on how women are leading the way to resolve disputes nonviolently and to achieve understanding and justice for everyone all around the world and right here in Dubuque. The Day of Peace is recognized around the world every September 21, and our Festival is from Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 25, 2016.


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At 7 pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Loras College's Hoffmann Hall Theater (new venue, on Loras Blvd under the clock tower): Rohina Malik returns to Dubuque for a repeat performance of her one-woman play "Unveiled".  Born in London, this Chicago playwright and actor presents an insightful and entertaining look inside the world of Muslim women, 15 years post 9/11


This Is How we BBQ in DBQ

This community Barbeque is an event where residents can bond and engage with different cultures through free food catered from a variety of local vendors. A live DJ will play family-friendly music. Activities include milk bottle knockdown, pop bottle ring toss, football tire toss, small putting green, half court shot, and bean bags. Sponsored by Clarke University, Dubuque Branch NAACP, Dubuque Community Foundation, the Dubuque Human Rights Commission, Dubuque Independent Football League, the Dubuque Police Department and Auxiliary Police and The Jule.
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What is Dubuque's UN International Day of Peace Festival?

A group of Dubuque-area residents invites all to create a culture of peace by participating in a city-wide celebration of the U.N. International Day of Peace on Satufday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21. Since its 1981 inception, the Peace Day has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The celebration has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world through events ranging in scale from private gatherings to public events with wide attendance.

Earlier Event: September 15
RuPaul's All Star Drag Race
Later Event: September 18
4th annual PRIDE Picnic!