This family-oriented May event has highlighted the Oak Park Arts District since 1999 with an art fair, children’s carnival, music stages, food trucks, beer garden, makers booths and more!

What’s Blooming on Harrison is a day of community building featuring live music on multiple stages, dance performances, maker experiences, local food and drink and an art fair with select guest artists and local crafts people. It’s guaranteed fun for all ages! As we enter 2022, we are cautiously but enthusiastically moving forward with bringing back this event to the community.

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, we were hard at work planning What’s Blooming on Harrison 2020. With months of planning still to go, we suspended all work on the fest.

The Oak Park Arts District would like to thank all the artists and vendors who would have set up shop on Harrison Street on Saturday, May 16,  2020.

3R Creations, Andon Woodworks, Andria Green, Artenimai, Bangin’ Designs, Bath Fitter, Bee_autiful Innovations, Berwyn Betty’s Bath & Body, Blick Art Materials, Bright Designs, CC & W Cre8tions, Chicago Beef Depot, Copper Skys Skins & Stones, Custom Touch by Julie, Dive Bar Soap Company, Double Eagle Putters, Eclectic RedesignsGabriel Mannheim, Heidi Becker Art, Hiyo Crochet, Imperfect Foods, Kramer Woodworking, Leaf Filter North of IL, Little Buddha, Liz Gray Handmade Jewelry, Lou & Lu Handmade, Luca Henna, Lyman Avenue Bread, Mael Designs, Margaret Rogowski, Margaux Bijoux, Marigold Mary Jewelry, Mary Wells Designs, MASHALLAH, Moonlight Designs, My Eye on the World Photography, North Berwyn Park District, Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park Regional Housing Center, Organic Seed Jewelry by Francia Cortes, Park District of Oak Park, Pinhead Designs by Dish, PopifyRachie Jenn Originals, Rebecca Marfise, SEOPCO, Six Point Pet, Shabby Fly, St. Rogers Abbey, Steve & Kate’s Camp, SunshineIsHappiness, Technicolor Coffee Studios, The Artists Alley, Thresholds, TLD Design Center & Gallery, Trude Handmade, Tulia’s Artisan Gallery, Unca Raffy, Vaya’s Homegrown Handmade Soap, Wendee Goles Face Painting, Wood Crafts by Chuck Larson and WRight Creation.

What’s Blooming is not What’s Blooming without a wildflower bouquet of local musicians on the stage. Young and old, choral to acoustic to punk…. Here’s who would have performed in 2020…

Pro Musica Youth Chorus, Musikgarten of Oak Park, the Oak Park String Academy, Ovation Academy, Adjacent Cruise, Crook County Blues Band, Johnny Alletto Music, Rough Around the Edges Band, Eighties Slang, The Bart Attacks, Just Nikki, Victoria Storm and The School of Rock.

We are working on bringing What’s Blooming on Harrison back to the community Sat., May 21, 2022.

Interested in Participating in 2022? Please click the category in which you fall into below.