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! In 2019, What’s Blooming on Harrison will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 11 am – 7 pm. An after party at the Taylor Avenue Beer Garden and Main Stage runs until 9 pm.

2018’s festival was a smash success! Thanks to all of the participants: Andria Green, Artenimai, Twisted Metal Designs by Carla, Jems for Jackie, Studio D Designs, Alice’s Cat, Goblin Gurley Knits & Hooks, Baltic Amber, Margaux Bijoux, Mary Wells Design, Vina’s Millinery, Happy Spoon Girl Earrings etc., Nic.Nac.DesignZ, Unca Raffy, SunshineIsHappiness, Susan Wisniewski, Serenity Acupuncture, Shabby Fly, Power Home Remodeling, Tulia’s Artisan Gallery, Thresholds, North Berwyn Park District, Puddle Leaf, St. Roger Abbey, Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory, Costco, Smokey Spikes BBQ and Grill, The Animal Care League, Wonder Works Children Museum, Ava Fashions, Avery:Caricatures, Vayas Homegrown Health + Beauty, LSSLuscious Knits, customtouchbyjulie, Crafty Creations by AngleAh, Madelyn Henry, Luisa Melton, My Eye on the World, Allen Dailey Photography, Lives of Others, Technicolor Coffee Studios, Eric E. Paige, doTerra essential oils, Luca: Henna, Petina Paintings by Mael Designs, Liz Gray Handmade Jewelry, Mia’s Wish, Simply Smita, Daffodil By Donna, DamenArt by Nuria McNeal,  Ahki Design Jewelry, Bee_autiful Innovations, NeighborGOODarts, Trash or Burn, Paper Jam, Violeta Bradanji, Maggie Joyce Recycling, Blue Violet Candles, Sage Pottery by Barbe Asta, Palette Earth Designs by Robin Nathan, Made a Mano by Yesica E. Morfin, Hand Painted Glass by Ivana, RAK of Chicago, Larell and Gwen’s Handmade Shop, Take 5 Journals, CC & W Cre8tions, Every Beautiful Day by Dawn Bertuca, Logan, Urban Edges, Jacocalo Designs, Verros Photography, Mancinis, European Homemade Goodies, Easterseals, Window Works, Oak Park Regional Housing Center, T-Mobile and Hephzibah Children’s Association. Many thanks to Oak Park Brewing Company for their support in the libations department.
Participating musical acts included: Ovation Academy, Chris McIntosh & Alvin McGovern, OPRF Jazz Band, The Riverside Ramblers, Adjacent Cruise, The Oak Park String Academy, Mother May I, Lance, JMATA, Sails, Ring Shout, The Farmers Market Band, Wayback Band, HighBall, Back of Hand and Textbook.

Sign up for What’s Blooming on Harrison 2019 below.

Interested in Participating in 2019? Please read through the Call for Participants (artists, craftspeople, musicians, not for profit vendors, for profit vendors and food vendors) information then fill out the appropriate application. Questions?  Email Thank you.