Festival Info


Event Details

“Empowering individuals and families to live more sustainable, socially responsible lifestyles.”

Saturday, May 22, 2021
10:00A.M. – 1:00P.M. 

  • Bluestem is going virtual this year. While we will miss seeing you in person, we are thrilled to share our event with sustainability, earth-loving individuals across the globe! Get ready for an exciting event featuring highlights from returning and new Bluestem eco-conscious exhibits and vendors, informative speakers, online raffle, virtual market and more.
  • Virtual Event – We will be streaming via Bluestem Earth Festival’s Facebook Live.
    Virtual Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1166391350470982
  • Virtual Market: Starting May 10th, Bluestem vendors and exhibitors will be introducing themselves, sharing information/photos/videos about their businesses, shops and non-profits and posting their websites where you can shop or learn more. This virtual festival market will run in conjunction with our main virtual event.
    Virtual Market Group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1290474281353366
  • Online Raffle: We have a great collection of items and opportunities this year. Our online raffle with run from May 1st – May 22 with a live drawing at the conclusion of the event.
    Online Raffle link: Link will be available on May 1st.
  • Please contact us with any questions!

Our Mission

The Franciscan charism has always been one committed to peace, hospitality, and regard for the poor and oppressed. The heart of St. Francis was turned toward all of creation and toward living with justice and care. At our time in history, we are surrounded by critical and massive injustices: devastation of natural resources, global warming, human trafficking, racism, pollution.

How can we be part of healing the crises of today?  Bluestem Earth Festival 2021: Living with Justice and Care is an effort of the Joliet Franciscan Sisters and Associates offering education and ideas for action.

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