Music al fresco
While listening to a world-class symphony orchestra, feel free to stroll amongst the trees, open a bottle of wine and settle
down on the grass with your picnic basket.
That's what Chicagoans have done for decades at Ravinia, the 36-acre venue in Highland Park that has played host to the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra every summer since 1936.
Built in 1904 as an amusement park to build up a clientele for the Chicago-Milwaukee rail line, the park quickly became a
summertime getaway for music lovers. Its outdoor summer music festival, the country's oldest, continues to draw audiences
to this bucolic site by road and rail every year.
200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park, IL 60035
Click here for directions
Another historic Illinois venue can be found in Central Illinois, at the