The 2016 Season So Far: Through Social Media (Pt. 2)

The past few weeks have been marked by some terrific performances here at Ravinia! On our lawn, we’ve seen some impressive picnic spreads, great 4th of July themed parties, life celebrations, plenty of Cornell-heads, Durannies, and so many more! We also welcomed the Chicago Symphony Orchestra back as part of its 80th summer residency anniversary. In Part 2 of our “Season So Far” blog series, we’ll show you a sampling of what’s been happening in our gorgeous park this month.


Some friends got together to have a girls' night out—just like the one Ravinia will be holding on July 30 during our showing of Titanic Live!

Girls night at Ravinia for Duran Duran! 💁🏼🎤 #ravinia #girlsnight #duranduran #80s #friends

A photo posted by Michelle Jacqueline Koehn (@michellejacquelinekoehn) on Jul 10, 2016 at 7:25am PDT


Two of our fans were married just before Duran Duran took the stage. Congratulations to Richard and Kristine! 

Congrats to Richard & Kristine who got hitched #FromTheLawn this weekend! 👰🏽🌹😍

A photo posted by Ravinia Festival (@raviniafestival) on Jul 11, 2016 at 12:10pm PDT


And another couple celebrated their fifth anniversary at the park!


Alisa Weilerstein enjoyed her time playing with the CSO:


Fans got to see artists up close:

What a gracious fella @nilerodgers We had a blast watching #chic live at #raviniafestival @benny_bopper @mar.tine_ @leahbrown

A photo posted by KatieHolmes-Smith (@katieholmessmith) on Jul 10, 2016 at 6:42am PDT

Oh hey, bud! #ravinia #gavindegraw

A photo posted by @brittwhyte on Jun 26, 2016 at 7:26am PDT


Pokémon were sought after and supplies gathered:

Oh hai! #pokemongo at #raviniafestival

A photo posted by ty hendrickson (@tyskby) on Jul 13, 2016 at 6:00pm PDT

Pokemon all over the place at #ravinia today... Trying to keep them away from our picnic box lol @lily227_

A photo posted by Will Kim (@willyk326) on Jul 16, 2016 at 9:32pm PDT


Some awesome American-themed celebrations happened: 

Freedom in a cone! #ravinia #duranduran #chicagosummer #birthdayweek

A photo posted by Sarah K (@sarahinbrownsville) on Jul 9, 2016 at 7:04pm PDT

Ms. Lisa Fischer & @chickcorea jazzed up our Fourth Of July! 🎹🎤🇺🇸🎶

A photo posted by Ravinia Festival (@raviniafestival) on Jul 4, 2016 at 5:55pm PDT

Spending the evening with Chris Cornell #ravinia #4thofjuly @supernerdfacesarah

A photo posted by Rebekah Mayes (@rebekahmayes) on Jul 3, 2016 at 4:25pm PDT


Some impressive picnic spreads were spotted: 

We definitely did not go hungry! #Ravinia

A photo posted by UrbanKnitter (@urbanknitter) on Jul 1, 2016 at 10:13pm PDT

This is how we #ravinia! At @raviniafestival for some #duranduran

A photo posted by Jennie Moore (@moorejennie78) on Jul 9, 2016 at 3:38pm PDT


And we saw tons of people having a great time, as always (even in the rain)!

#thecoolestcooler making prickly pear margaritas at #ravinia.

A photo posted by Rick Gresh (@rickgresh) on Jul 16, 2016 at 4:09pm PDT


All in all, it's been a great few weeks and we're looking forward to many more!