2013 Special EventsThe City of Highland Park has several events set for the 2013 Summer Season. Come and enjoy a free concert downtown or check out the fresh produce in Ravinia. There is no limit to the entertainment available in Highland Park this Summer.
Port Clinton Art Festival & Taste of Highland Park
For 30 years, the Port Clinton Art Festival has been recognized as one of the most succesful juried art festivals in the country, attracting more than 250,000 art enthusiasts annually. Returning to downtown Highland Park on Saturday, August 24, and Sunday, August 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, this distinguished outdoor festival offers fine art from more than 260 of the world's most celebrated artists. Exceptional artwork of all mediums is available at the festival, including ceramics, drawings, furniture, glass, jewlery, metal, paintings, photography and wood. In addition to the juried artists exhibiting, the festival hosts a youth art division, which offers young artists, ages 18 and under, an opportunity to participate in one of the finest art festivals in the country. Throughout the weekend festival-goers will enjoy art activities for kids, including an art scavenger hunt and spin art, interactive art demos, performance speed painting, and, of course, original artwork offered by master artists from around the world.
Kicking off the festival weekend is the 7th Annual Taste of Highland Park, which opens Friday, August 23, at 5:00 p.m. and runs in conjunction with the festival throughout the weekend. The Taste features food from many of Highland Park's notable restaurants. In addition to the tasty fare, festival-goers will enjoy a variety of live musical performances from acclaimed bands and performers throughout the weekend, including the weekend's headliner, Bruce in the USA, the most popular Springsteen Tribute band around! Other entertainment acts throughout the weekend include The Afrodisiacs, Radio Disney, a performance from the cast of Million Dollar Quartet, Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans, The New Invaders, Check with Lucy, Classical Blast, Soul2Soul, the Late Nite HP Bitter Jester Battle of the Bands winners, and more!
2013 Thursday Night Summer Concert Series
The City of Highland Park's Summer Concert Series continues in 2013 with ten scheduled events from June until August. All concerts, unless otherwise noted, will be held on Thursdays in Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Avenue, at 7:00 p.m. The 2013 schedule is as follows :
Check With Lucy
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Los Perros Cubanos
Tzofim Friendship Caravan
Highland Park Pops
Dr. Mark and the Sutures (Saturday Performance)
City Manager's Office
1707 St. Johns Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035
Ph: (847) 432-0800
Fx: (847) 432-7625
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm