Save the Date for What’s Blooming on Harrison Street Festival – Saturday, May 18

Save the Date for What’s Blooming on Harrison Street Festival – Saturday, May 18

What's Blooming on Harrison Street Festival 2024

Oak Park’s Largest and Favorite Spring street festival is in Full Bloom!

Since 1999, Harrison Street between Humphrey and Culyer is transformed every May with Booths including an art fair, crafter booths, local business booths, food vendors, children’s carnival rides, an art auction, craft beer garden, and entertainment stage for the WHAT’S BLOOMING STREET FESTIVAL.

Showcase your Art, Talent or Business at the Vendor Fair

Unleash your creativity and shine bright at our Vendor Fair! Whether you’re an artist, maker, or a budding entrepreneur, this is your chance showcase your craft to a vibrant community of enthusiasts. We are now accepting Art Vendors, Food Vendors, Community Booths, and Art Auction Submissions for the What’s Blooming. Complete the form by Saturday, April 6, to be included in all the pre-event promotion.

Save the date and gather your friends and neighbors for What’s Blooming

Get ready to enjoy the Oak Park Arts District’s signature event with over 5000 people expected to attend. What’s Blooming is a day filled with amazing artisans and makers tents, fun, food, music, and good neighborhood vibes from 11 am to 7 pm.

As the sun goes down, the tunes crank up, and our craft beer garden keeps the good times flowing until 9 pm.

You don’t want to miss it!

Highlights from What’s Blooming!

WOW! Celebrating Women-Owned Works for Women’s History Month

WOW! Celebrating Women-Owned Works for Women’s History Month

The Arts District was buzzing with YELLOW on Saturday as shoppers visited the many women-owned businesses in celebration of our 7th annual WOW event.

Celebrating Women’s History and Unique Women-Owned Businesses

Each year in March, the Oak Park Arts District celebrates Women’s History Month with their WOW! Women Owned Works event. Gail Coughlin, owner of Elevate Creative (321 Harrison Street) was inspired to start the event in 2017 after the Women’s March.

“I thought it would be a good opportunity to celebrate all the women-owned businesses in the arts district—the most of any business district in Oak Park,” said Gail.  “It was not a happy time and I wanted to bring something positive to the neighborhood.”  Yellow was chosen as the signature color for the event.  “It’s happy and cheerful.  It’s bright and attention-grabbing,” said Gail.

Event Highlights

Below are some highlights from the event that were captured by the Village of Oak Park and PickOakPark.