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Final Food Truck Thursdays & Family Night Out in Ravinia District
September 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ravinia District of Highland Park is recognized as the North Shore go-to hot spot on Thursday nights for its immensely popular Food Truck Thursdays. There is still time to see what all the buzz is about and enjoy the fabulous food and live music at the season finale on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 4:30 p.m. to dusk, with live music starting at 5:30 p.m. in Jens Jensen Park at the corner of Roger Williams Avenue and Dean Avenue. The fun will return in 2020 with additional vendors, entertainment, and a bags league.
In conjunction with the final Food Truck Thursdays, Ravinia District will also feature Highland Park Bank & Trust’s Family Night Out on Sept. 12 from 4-7 p.m. in Brown Park at the southeast corner of Burton and Roger Williams avenues. The family event will include a bounce house, petting zoo, pony rides, food, refreshments, and more.
“In its third year, Food Truck Thursdays is now a summer staple in the Ravinia District, bringing out crowds to enjoy the live music, great food, and our inaugural bags league in a family friendly atmosphere,” said Katie Wiswald, chair of the Ravinia Business District Association and vice president at Highland Park Bank & Trust. “We love being a part of the fun with our Family Night Out as the season ends and fall approaches.”
Each Thursday, more than a dozen food trucks visit Dean Avenue, catering to a dining culture that brings the family out to enjoy everything from standard kid-friendly fare to the more out-of-the-box fusion and gourmet creations. Adult beverages are available from local restaurants and breweries including Abigail’s American Bistro and Ravinia Brewing Company. Family-friendly crafts and activities in Jens Jensen Park, as well as a bags league, add to the fun.
The public is encouraged to walk or bike along the enhanced Green Bay Trail — Robert McClory Bike Trail that leads into the charming Ravinia District, ride the Metra north or south to Ravinia Station at Roger Williams in the Ravinia Business District, or take a Pace Bus. If traveling by car, Highland Park is easily accessible via north Lake Shore Drive to Sheridan Road, US 41 and 294. Exit Clavey Road east to Green Bay Road and east on Roger Williams Avenue. Free parking is available.
For more information, be sure to like and follow RaviniaDistrict.HighlandPark on Facebook, or visit cityhpil.com/thingstodo.
Food Truck Thursdays, music in the park, and the bags league is sponsored by the Ravinia District Special Service Area 17 property owners.
Bensidoun USA operates Food Truck Thursdays in cooperation with the City of Highland Park and Ravinia District Special Service Area 17. To be a Food Truck Vendor in 2020, please contact bensidounmarke[email protected]