Thank you to our 2016 Shakespeare on the Ridge sponsors:

  • -First Bank and Trust
  • -Plain and Simple Furniture 
  • -Brothers K Coffeehouse 
  • -Friends of the Family 
  • -The Alcove


And special thanks to the Evanston Arts Council for their continued support of the Shakespeare on the Ridge Festival.

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What's your big idea? Is there a cultural arts program you would love to see at RPD? Click HERE to tell The Ridgeville Foundation about it!

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Community Events and Celebrations

This month, we celebrate Jewish American Heritage!

Join Ridgeville Park District in celebrating all the beauty of our community! Visit our Celebration Board for our monthly spotlight on an influential member of our Chicago-land community and cultural enrichment events happening around town. 

Community Events at Ridgeville Park 

Going out? Why go far? Ridgeville residents can enjoy live, free entertainment right in the neighborhood! Part of Ridgeville's mission is to enrich the Evanston community. That's why we organize outdoor concerts, shows, and seasonal events for families to enjoy throughout the year.

Spring Egg Hunt

Date: April 8, 2017

Celebrate Spring with RPD's annual Bunny Trail tradition! Candy-filled eggs will be hidden throughout Ridgeville Park awaiting the searching eyes of the neighborhood children! A special prize awaits the lucky person who finds the golden egg and Mr. Bunny will there to start the hunt!


Date: July 15, 2017

Come participate in the park district's annnual 4 on 4 soccer festival with the Ridgeville Foundation! Adults of all ages are welcome to take part in this exciting community event at Kamen Park. Click here to find out more!


Shakespeare on the Ridge

Twelfth Night (Mudlark Theater) Dates: June 21-25

Taming of the Shrew (Arc Theatre) Dates: July 22-August 13

Outdoor Shakespeare that the whole family will love! See the bard's greatest comedies and tragedies brought to life on our outdoor stage for FREE! Pack a picnic and head on over to Ridgeville Park. Click here for more info! 

Strike Up the Band!

Date(s): 2017 TBD

The Ridgeville Band of Evanston plays in Ridgeville Park every Summer, and once again we are inviting you to play with us! Calling all woodwind, brass and percussion players! Click here for more information!


Summer Concerts

Date(s): 2017 TBD

Free, live music, outdoors, all summer long! Enjoy an evening of jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, or classical music performed on our outdoor stage. Check our calendar this spring for the full lineup. Past performers have included: The Brian Gephart Group, The Chris Madsen Group, The Starlites, and more!

Fall Frenzy

Date(s): 2017 TBD

What could be better than the City of Evanston's annual Bike the Ridge event? Combining it with live music, entertainment and games at Ridgeville! Bring your friends, bring your bikes, and come join the frenzy at the corner of South Boulevard and Ridge. 


Halloween Happening

Date(s): 2017 TBD

Join us each year at the Community House for a Halloween event perfect for the whole family. Features a spine-tingling harvest display, musical performances, and of course, free treats!