SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1-6 PM

140 WEST FRANKLIN STREET PLAZA

Visit BLOOM FEST in Downtown Chapel Hill! Come explore BLOOM FEST to celebrate our community over flowers, gardens, butterflies, shows, arts, crafts, treats and more. Experience the diversity of our town and variety of the BLOOM PROGRAMS with exciting activities and educational opportunities. Learn more about the COMMUNITY IN BLOOM miniature gardening contest.

FREE ADMISSION

Header Illustration by CHCCS Student Annie Wu

Sense the wonder of a 20-foot Carolina-themed floral archway built by Blawesome to celebrate social care farming. Watch the shows and the popular Paperhand Puppets up close. Feel the fluttering butterflies and marvel at their release. Experience hands-on arts, science and interactive fun with various program tents. Taste the flowers, honey and fresh samples from local farmers. Enjoy flower teas and treats. Make & take home your own miniature garden and bloom-style crafts. Participate in the B.L.O.O.M. public art project. Discover the Wildflower Program and other scenic resources in beautiful North Carolina. Relax at the reading garden with Chapel Hill Library.

Come join us for a beautiful day filled with excitement for everyone. Dressed in spring costume and become the mobile, fascinating pieces of arts with hundreds of paper parasols to decorate, free flower pompoms and face painting. Don’t miss the photo opportunities with urban garden and artistic backdrops. Be sure to explore the Community In Bloom creative miniature garden exhibits that showcase and celebrate the diverse strength and heritage of our community.


BLOOM FEST is proudly organized by WE SENSE INC. in partnership with the Town of Chapel Hill. We Sense Inc. is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Chapel Hill, NC. Special thanks to all sponsors, donors, program hosts, partners and volunteers.

SPECIAL THANKS


All Volunteers

SPONSORS

COMMUNITY IN BLOOM PROGRAM SPONSOR

BLOOM FEST PROGRAM HOSTS

PRIVATE DONORS

MUI K FETTER, TINGTING CHU, HONGYING LI, HUINA CHEN, JIE XU, YUQIAN TU, ALEX WANG

IN-KIND DONORS

Harris Teeter, Niche Gardens, Trader Joe's

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Tingting Chu

PLANNING & CONTENT: Hongying Li, Huina Chen, Lijun Chen, Limei Zhu, Alicia Altmueller, Jan-Ru Wan, Xilong Zhao, Fiona Lin, Elizabeth May

ARTS & GRAPHIC DESIGN: Harriet Wu, Fiona Lin, Jan-Ru Wan, Bich Tan, Annie Wu, Echo Zhou, Carolyn Guan

EVENT SUPPORT: Limei Zhu, Rong Jiang, Ella Muresan, Lita Russel, Cecilia Li, Yue Li, Yuqian Tu, Jie Xu, Jun Wen, Yunli He, Jinyu, Ying Xu, Qian He

SUPPLIES PROCUREMENT: Xuezhong Cai, Min Xu, Jie Xu, Peng Sun, Huina Chen, Jihong Wu, Yue Li, Maggie Wu, Yuan Wang

PHOTOGRAPHY: Lijun Chen

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Peter Xu

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS: THANK YOU ALL! There are too many to name each of you. Your talent, dedication and contribution have made our community more beautiful!