Kids Concerts Series

kids at a concert clapping their hands

The Kids Concerts series extends Ravinia’s signature mix of genres and artists to in kid-friendly environments, connecting with the objectives of Reach Teach Play® and bringing the joy of music to thousands throughout the Chicago area.

Upcoming Performances

child sitting on parent's lap at a Kids Concert

Children 2 and Under

Children under age 7 are permitted in reserved seats only for the Kids Concerts series. On these dates, there is also a free ticket option for children 2 and under who will be held in the lap of an accompanying adult during the performance. Children of all ages are always welcome on the Lawn.

Please order these tickets in advance from individual concert pages; all concertgoers need a ticket for park admission, regardless of age. Adults will not be admitted with a ticket intended for a child.

Ravinia requires parental supervision of all children admitted into the park.

KidsLawn: Interactive Musical Playground

This family-friendly space on the North Lawn is the perfect place to let kids run and play between interactive, large-scale percussion instruments on which they can make their own kind of music. KidsLawn is open for all concerts. On select dates, KidsLawn features additional activities such as an “instrument petting zoo,” arts and crafts, or live performances (details below).

Saturday, June 15  |  12:00–12:45 p.m.  |  Divi Roxx Kids
KidsLawn activities

Sunday, July 21  |  3:00–4:30 p.m.  |  CSO: Chopin + Strauss + Ravel
Performance by Lindsay Weinberg plus a musical shaker art craft activity

Saturday, July 27  |  12:15–1:00 p.m. |  Dan Brown’s Wild Symphony
Instrument Petting Zoo (outside Bennett Gordon Hall)

Sunday, July 28  |  3:00–4:30 p.m.  |  CSO: Tchaikovsky Spectacular
Instrument Petting Zoo

Saturday, Aug. 3  |  9:30–10:45 a.m.  |  Laurie Berkner
Performance by Laura Doherty & Michael Riendeau plus a maraca art craft activity

Saturday, Aug. 3  |  3:00–4:15 p.m.  |  Laurie Berkner
Performance by Laura Doherty & Michael Riendeau plus a maraca art craft activity

Sunday, Aug. 18  |  3:00–4:30 p.m. |  CSO: Symphonie fantastique
Musical arts & crafts and face painting

2024 season dates to be announced.

KidsLawn Image Gallery