The 39th Annual Bloomin’ Festival Arts and Craft Fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2023. St. Bernard has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society for many years as a “Top Twenty Event in the Southeast.”
Bloomin’ Festival is a two-day juried arts festival attracting more than 25,000 visitors to the beautiful campus of St. Bernard Abbey and Preparatory School. Located adjacent to the school is the world-famous Ave Maria Grotto. The picturesque landscape of stone cut buildings on the grounds of Alabama’s only abbey provides a backdrop for the outdoor show. More than 150 booths are filled with artists demonstrating and exhibiting their handcrafted work. The festival is the largest fundraiser annually for the operation and maintenance of the school.
Special reduced admission rates are offered to festival attendees all weekend to visit Ave Maria Grotto. Completing the weekend is the give-away of a new automobile and other valuable prizes!