Saturday, July 2, 2011

July 02, 2011

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Gates Open First Post Admission
11:15 4:00 $10

Fireworks

Don't miss the “Racing, Music and Fireworks” spectacular this year at Arlington Park! A great day of horse racing and music by day, and the BEST fireworks display in Chicagoland by dusk.

The day’s racing starts at a special post time of 4 pm and the racing action will run nearly seamlessly into a spectacular fireworks display that gets underway at nightfall. We'll have live music on the band stage in the Park by I-Pop throughout the day and into the evening.

The amazing fireworks display, which will run more than 30 minutes, will be synchronized to a mixture of patriotic and popular music, and will encompass the entire infield area of the racecourse.

Don’t take our word for it, come see for yourselves! The first 20,000 in attendance will receive 3D Fireworks Glasses, and the first 1,000 kids will receive a complimentary Firecracker Popsicle.

More Events

  • Summer Bash

    Grab your crew and enjoy Independence Day weekend at Arlington Park. Crank it up with live music from top local bands, and run wild with the excitement of live thoroughbred racing with food and beverage specials all season long!

    Today's Miller Lite Saturday Summer Bash features iPop.

    iPop is comprised of four guys and one girl who take their love of performing music to a whole new level of greatness. This cover band refuses to believe than one genre is better than another and delivers something for everyone. And they'll be out at Arlington Park this Saturday!

    For the full band line up of the 2011 season, click here

    Stick around after the races for the spectacular fireworks show!

    Saturday Food & Beverage Specials

    Paddock Pub:

    Beer Tasting Series

    Picnic Grove:

    $7 Burger and Beer or Soda Combo, $6 Hot Dog and Beer or Soda Combo

    Cobey’s Food Court:

    Chef’s Specialties Feature Tables

  • Learn to Win Seminar with Joe Kristufek & Brian Spencer

    Arlington Park continues in its efforts to promote fan education with ‘Learn to Win’ seminars to be held in the track’s Park area.  Hosted by Daily Herald and horseplayernow.com racing analyst Joe Kristufek and sidekick Brian Spencer, these informal sessions will take place on selected weekend and holiday dates. Kristufek and Spencer will teach race goers the basics of reading the racing program as well as how to construct wagers that give them the best chance to be successful at the races.  In addition, they will answer any questions that fans may have when it comes to handicapping races.

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