The 2016 Season So Far: Through Social Media (Pt. 3)


We’ve had yet another wonderful couple of weeks brimming with awe-inspiring concerts, including the long-awaited return of James Levine, the Ravinia debut of Diana Ross, Kenny Rogers’s final tour, Titanic Live, and a pairing of Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck that left no one blue. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 80th anniversary summer residency is still on key with incredible performances of The Firebird, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and so much more. In Part 3 of our “Season So Far” blog series, we’ll show you a sampling of what’s been happening in our gorgeous park this month.


Loads of friends came together to salute our artists—and some went all out with their celebrations!

Reach out and touch!!! #ravinia #raviniafestival #reachoutandtouch #dianaross

A photo posted by Rick Aguilar (@rickaguilarstudios) on Jul 27, 2016 at 5:46pm PDT



#TheAmigos #Ravinia #Summer16 #DianaRoss #OutdoorConcerts #AintNoMountainHighEnough #FunTimes

A photo posted by Kimberly Yvonne (@kimberlyvonne) on Jul 28, 2016 at 2:03pm PDT


Divos waiting for the diva herself Ms @dianaross at Ravinia right now #WhereYouAt #Ravinia

A photo posted by Nick Libert (@nicklibert) on Jul 27, 2016 at 5:57pm PDT





Titanic Live steered clear of icebergs with some very special props! See more photos from Friday and Saturday nights.


Jack totally fit. 🛳 #isavedjack #family #socute #titanic #titaniclive @raviniafestival

A photo posted by Miriam🇲🇽⚾️🇵🇷 (@maperez_33) on Jul 29, 2016 at 4:20pm PDT



🏄 showing Jack and Rose how it should've been done...Push her to prove she won't let go! 😁

A photo posted by Nosh and OhMyGosh! (@noshandohmygosh) on Jul 31, 2016 at 10:11pm PDT



Some fans had a laugh at Rose's expense:


"Draw me like one of your French girls."#TitanicLive #isavedjack @RaviniaFestival

A photo posted by Ari Kagan (@arikagan) on Jul 30, 2016 at 2:17pm PDT



As always, Ravinia-goers stepped up their picnic games:

This is how we #picnic #Ravinia #titanic #summer #chicago #myheartwillgoon

A photo posted by Elaine Santucci (@santel87) on Jul 30, 2016 at 4:20pm PDT


Party of 3!!! #dianaross #divas #ravinia #partyof3 #raviniapark #raviniafestival #teamtoomuch

A photo posted by Evette (@e_unique) on Jul 27, 2016 at 4:37pm PDT




To add even more flair to the season, The Firebird landed on our stage:

#TheFirebird has landed! 🔥Get your tickets now to see these larger-than-life puppets in action tomorrow! Ticket link in bio

A photo posted by Ravinia Festival (@raviniafestival) on Jul 25, 2016 at 10:15am PDT




And to balance out the heat brought by The Firebird, the new Morris and Dolores Kohl Kaplan Fountain has been keeping things cool:

Brand new "Chorus" fountain at #ravinia @raviniafestival !!

A video posted by Jim Beringer (@jimberinger) on Jul 27, 2016 at 4:10pm PDT


Dancing Waters #Ravinia

A video posted by @tomsbrandt on Jul 31, 2016 at 8:08pm PDT



Pokémon Go is still a huge hit, and Ravinia’s lawn is filled with all sorts of goodies to discover!


And as the cherry papaya on top, we’re excited to announce that Ravinia Gifts is now carrying this gorgeous long sleeve papaya t-shirt!

A photo posted by Adelynne Marie™ (@awlleck) on Jul 30, 2016 at 3:13pm PDT