Special Events

Ravinia Special Event

Ravinia Festival holds three annual special events, the Music Matters Benefit hosted by the Associates Board, the Gala Benefit Evening hosted by the Women’s Board, and the “Reach for the Stars” Golf Outing hosted by the Ravinia Board of Trustees. Each event provides a distinctive experience, so whether you are looking for a festive night on the town with friends, a friendly golf competition with colleagues, or a glamorous evening among the stars, Ravinia Special Events are a wonderful and enjoyable way to support the festival and its REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs.

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Music Matters

Music Matters is a creative black-tie benefit hosted every spring by the Ravinia Associates Board to raise money and awareness for Ravinia's education programs. The 2017 event will take place on Saturday, May 13, at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago featuring live performances, auctions, raffle, dinner and dancing.

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Gala Benefit

The Ravinia Women’s Board hosts a magical evening of music and dinner at Ravinia to support the mission of bringing music to the community.


Golf Outing

The Reach for the Stars Golf Outing is a fun-filled event that supports Ravinia's REACH*TEACH*PLAY education programs.