Ravinia Pavilion Tips

200 Ravinia Park Road Highland Park IL 60035
4.6 by 1618 members
Ravinia Pavilion 4.5762051915945605 out of 5 1618

393 Ravinia Pavilion Tips

dress

Casual
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travel

Shuttle to/from lot
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Parking is expensive
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Parking is free
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dining

Pack a picnic
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Dine before you go
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Food and drinks for purchase
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Goldstar Member
Beautiful picnic park w great sound system. But-- picnic means lots and lots of schlepping! Restaurants are either expensive, have long lines, or awkward/no seating. We either eat before and carry wine in and enjoy it on a bench before show or we eat at restaurant in Highland Oark and carry wine in to enjoy on a bench before show. There are also picnic tables in NECorner if we bring food- then enjoy wine on a bench before the show. No schlepping required to enjoy the lovely place.
Singer-Songwriter Lyle Lovett & His Large Band dining Aug 04 2014 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Park has excellent sound system but you can't see stage from lawn. And you can bring food or drink into pavilion. Not a single bad seat in the pavilion. Big stage and 2 huge screens.
Singer-Songwriter Lyle Lovett & His Large Band info Aug 04 2014 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Free parking in public lots in highland park plus free shuttle. 5 min ride. Head for bus during last song to avoid long long line for shuttle but line moves fast and lots of busses.
Singer-Songwriter Lyle Lovett & His Large Band travel Aug 04 2014 star this tip starred
Alice Maria Correia Jham
I wore Casual dress and a jacket.
Bebel Gilberto and Chucho Valdés dress Jul 31 2014 star this tip starred
Pepper-J
If you go early enough, enjoy the nearby, world reknown Chicago Botanical Gardens about a mile away from Ravinia.
New World Symphony info Jul 11 2014 star this tip starred
Pepper-J
Take the Metra for about $7.00 R/T from downtown Chicago and avoid the traffic.
New World Symphony travel Jul 11 2014 star this tip starred
shirley sochor
I wore since Ravinia is near the lake, it gets cool at nite -- take a sweater..
Dave Koz and Friends: Summer Horns 2014 dress Jul 07 2014 star this tip starred
Sharon B
No problem taking the Metra. Easy on and easy off!
Dave Koz and Friends: Summer Horns 2014 travel Jul 07 2014 star this tip starred
Sharon B
The weather was cooler than I expected for July!. I wore capris.
Dave Koz and Friends: Summer Horns 2014 dress Jul 07 2014 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
$20 to park on site is worth it if you have lots of picnic supplies to haul in. If not, park in Highland Park and shuttle in for next to nothing.
John Hiatt & The Combo, With The Robert Cray Band travel Jul 04 2014 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Just north of the park with free shuttle...Ravinia charges $20!!
John Hiatt & The Combo, With The Robert Cray Band travel Jun 30 2014 star this tip starred
Laurie Seely Vassalli
Arrive early. Depending on the performer, parking can take up to an hour.
Chinese Circus of Beijing travel Jun 16 2014 star this tip starred
Laurie Seely Vassalli
Food and drinks available for purchase or you can bring a picnic.
Chinese Circus of Beijing dining Jun 16 2014 star this tip starred
Chris
This is one of our very favorite venues since they allow all food and all drinks.
Cheap Trick dining Oct 22 2013 star this tip starred
Chris
We have never driven because the train seems so very simple. I have also read on yelp that there is only one way in and one way out so it can take a long time to leave the venue. It also seems to me that there is alot of imbibing so we just feel safer on the train. We hope to bike next summer!
Cheap Trick travel Oct 22 2013 star this tip starred
Chris
The weather was sunny with a chance of rain. . I wore jeans but we had our rain gear handy:).
Cheap Trick dress Oct 22 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Food & drinks for purchase are very expensive.
Cheap Trick dining Sep 02 2013 star this tip starred
A V
When going to Ravinia, check to see if they have multiple events on the same night in different venues there. If they do, get there extra early if you want to get decent parking.
Cheap Trick info Sep 02 2013 star this tip starred
Pam G
The weather was sunny, windy, etc.. I wore a sweater, flip-flops, etc..
Natalie Cole and Ramsey Lewis dress Aug 30 2013 star this tip starred
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