Vermilion in Bloom

About Vermilion in Bloom

Since 2003, Vermilion in Bloom has changed the way our town looks by brightening the streetscape throughout downtown with flowers, improving public gathering places, coordinating the addition of "urban friendly" trees, dressing the town for the holidays and so much more.

Their work delivers a sense of pride as visitors and residents alike marvel at the sight, even stopping to say "thanks" to the daily watering crews for their volunteerism.

There are more than 100 volunteers who help in many ways: planting flower baskets and beds, tending plantings, daily watering crews, light maintenance, cooking and baking for the popular Ladies Night and more.

Would you like to be a part of this fun and dedicated group? Fill out your information in the form below and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Donate to Vermilion in Bloom

Bridge Box Planting

Tuesday, April 9 at 9:00am Meet at  Bissell's Greenhouse

Bring a gardening apron and gloves and dig in! The bridge boxes are some of the most beautiful displays of Vermilion in Bloom efforts.


Flower Planting Dates

Join volunteers as they get the town ready for summer and watch Vermilion bloom! Be sure to bring garden gloves and tools.

Thursday, April 11 at 9:00am Meet at Sailorway Middle School, Sailorway Drive
Wednesday, May 8 at 8:30am Meet in Exchange Park in the middle of downtown
Thursday, May 9 at 1:00pm Meet at McGarveys Landing near Quaker Steak


15th Annual Gardeners' Fair

Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00am–3:00pm | Sailorway Middle School

Spring flowers and herbs, garden art, gifts, art and tips from the experts await visitors along with the famous Trellis Wall. Free will donations accepted.


Guys in Bloom: Cigar and Wine Night

Sunday, June 2, 2019 6:00-8:00pm | the Wine Vault

Second Annual smoker that’s just for the guys because real men love flowers, too.

It's the second year for this manly event that's all about cigars, wine and Vermilion in Bloom. Only $55, you get two hand-rolled cigars, a drink (beer or wine), heavy appetizers and other manly stuff. Hosted by the Wine Vault, which will be closed for this event, you won't want to miss this chance to hang with the guys all in the name of flowers.

A Vermilion in Bloom fundraiser and all of the proceeds will be donated to this Main Street Vermilion beautification program.

Limited to 50 men...and only men.

Tickets: $55 per person. Convenient on-line ticketing includes a small processing fee.


Vermilion Pride Day

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9:00am–12:00pm | Victory Park
Volunteer assignments will be given morning of, please bring garden gloves & tools.


Hanging Basket Removal

Sadly, what goes up, must come down. We sure could use your help removing flowers for the season.

Wednesday, October 2 at 8:00am Meet at Victory Park at Ohio and Main Streets
Volunteer here!


Downtown Flower Removal

Flower removal for all beds and containers. We sure could use your help!
Wednesday, October 8 at 9:00am Meet at Exchange Park in the middle of downtown

Volunteer here!


Vermilion in Bloom Ladies Nights

Every year, January through March, Vermilion in Bloom hosts three lively ladies nights throughout downtown Vermilion. Thank you to these businesses for hosting the 2019 Ladies Nights…and check back in January 2020 for the next series of Ladies Nights, that l

Martino’s International Cafe
Vermilion Boat Club
Papermoon Vineyards