Ravinia Festival Highland Park IL is a fun outing for all.
Ravinia is a wonderful outdoor park where you can enjoy live concerts with family and friends. The Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor musical festival in North America and it is known world-wide for its first class programs. It is a rich part of the cultural heritage of Highland Park Illinois and one of our greatest local treasures. Ravinia dates back to 1904, when it was opened in its first incarnation as an amusement park designed to attract visitors from the nearby rail line. During the great depression the grounds were shuttered for five years until community businessmen formed the non-profit Ravinia Festival Association to bring music to Highland Park Illinois. In 1936 Ravinia became the summer home to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which remains the crown jewel of the Festival’s annual program.
Summer in Highland Park Illinois is the Ravinia Festival. There is a strong commitment to community outreach and education that enriches life for locals and visitors alike. The Reach*Teach*Play Education Programs reflect the festival’s mission and contributions. Enjoy many concerts throughout the summer by either buying Pavilion Tickets or grab a blanket and a picnic basket and buy Lawn Tickets.
Tickets are available for sale and there are quite a few great shows lined up for this summer. Check out Ravinia.org for the full Ravinia Festival 2015 schedule. Other things to check out on the Ravinia Festival website is special values like the Classical Grass Pass for classical lovers, the Kraft Kids Concert 10-Punch Lawn Pass and the specials for college and High School students.
See you at the Festival!