Kohl Kaplan Fountain


About the Fountain

A chorus of water, lights, and music, the glorious Kohl Kaplan Fountain welcomes Ravinia visitors at the main entrance to the park and engages them in the “Ravinia experience” from the moment of arrival. The fountain is nestled along the path of the popular Green Bay Trail, giving Ravinia the opportunity to not only offer the public a place to pause and feel present even when the park is closed, but also share musical interludes with those who use the trail. Created by WET Designs, the engineers behind installations at Lincoln Center, Water Tower Place, Navy Pier, the Bellagio, and around the world, the Kohl Kaplan Fountain was unveiled at Ravinia in 2016.

Ravinia thanks Dolores Kohl Kaplan and the late Morris Kaplan for their vision and generosity, which brought this fountain to life.

Free Photos at the Fountain

Remember your special night at Ravinia!

On select performances, photographer Stephen Serio will be taking photos at the underpass after the security check-in and before ticket scans at the Tyler Gate. We will have a scannable QR code for you to fill out your contact information so we can share your free digital photos with you. A Ravinia staff member will be there to help!

Suggested donation: $10 to support our Reach Teach Play programs

Eligible Performances
8/20 A.R. Rahman
9/1 Yacht Rock Revue
9/2 Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter
9/11 Erykah Badu

Performances at the Fountain

While the Kohl Kaplan Fountain regularly dances along to recorded music from late spring to early fall, starting in June and continuing throughout the 2022 summer season, Ravinia is creating casual live music encounters with a series of pop-up performances in front of the fountain.

 View a selection of past performances below and watch for new recordings to be added.