kids at a concert clapping their hands

Ravinia’s Kids Concerts series emulates the festival’s main-stage programming across a mix of different genres and artists, all in a kid-friendly environment. These concerts directly connect to the mission of Ravinia's Reach Teach Play® education programs to bring the joy of music to thousands throughout the Chicago area.



Saturday, Jun 18
Jonathan Rush conducting and smiling on a green background with stylized fireworks
Let Freedom Ring! with the Chicago Sinfonietta
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Saturday, Jul 16
Laurie Berkner with a guitar smiling on a white background
Laurie Berkner
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Sunday, Jul 31
illustration of girl conducting with the silhoutte of a larger conductor and orchestra behind her
Mo Willems’s Because In Concert with the Chicago Sinfonietta
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Saturday, Aug 20
Justin Roberts with a carboard guitar on a turquoise background
Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players
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Children 2 and Under

child sitting on parent's lap at a Kids Concert

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

Please arrange 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 to the festival. 


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 performance activities. (see below for dates).

July 16  |  9:30–10:45 a.m.  |  Laurie Berkner
Includes KidsLawn performance by Nanny Nikki

Aug. 20  |  12–1 p.m.  |  Justin Roberts
Includes KidsLawn performance by Laura Doherty

Aug. 21  |  3–4:30 p.m. |  CSO: Tchaikovsky Spectacular
Includes Instrument Petting Zoo