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Events and Promotions

Check out the 2015 calendar of events below! View our full 2015 Racing Schedule or sign up for our e-newsletter and be the first to hear about all the news, events, special offers and ticketing information from Arlington International! 

May 1

Opening Day
Fan Appreciation Day- Free General Admission

May 2

First Leg of Triple Crown: Kentucky Derby
Experience the excitement and party atmosphere at Chicagoland’s largest Kentucky Derby Party featuring the Derby Party Zone.  Purchase a ticket to the Derby Party Zone for an all-inclusive party with a live DJ, 4.5-hour beer/wine bar and a red-carpet day to remember. 

Specialty Drink: Mint Julep

May 10

Mother’s Day
Treat Mom to a day she will never forget with a family experience unlike any other.

Giveaway: Mother’s Day Rose - first 5,000 moms through the Admission Gates

Mother’s Day Brunch Packages Available

May 16

Second Leg of Triple Crown: Preakness Stakes

 Specialty Drink: Black-Eyed Susan

May 22-25

Memorial Day Weekend
Get your summer started right at Arlington International.  This weekend kicks off a season of live musical entertainment every Friday and Saturday with Daily Herald & Lipton Iced Tea Family Day every Sunday through Labor Day.

May 23
 

BBQ Bash
May 2015 is the national month of BBQ!  With the unofficial kick off to summer, make it official with great BBQ in The Park.  Food trucks, BBQ styled vendors and a grill giveaway will start the summer off right.

May 25

Memorial Day
Free General Admission for active/veteran military men and women, (must show Military ID), live music and Family Day activities.

June 6
 

Binny’s Taste at the Track
Taste hundreds of varieties of wine and enjoy samples of delicious food from some of Chicagoland’s best restaurants all at one of the largest wine tasting events of the summer.  *Requires special ticket

Watch the Third Leg of the Triple Crown – Belmont Stakes

Specialty Drink: Belmont Breeze

June 7

Northwestern University Day
Celebrate Chicago’s Big Ten Team as Arlington International turns purple and white in this celebration of Northwestern University.

June 13

College & Greek Fest
Whether you are a 2015 college grad, a college student finishing another year or college alum… congratulations! Enjoy free General Admission with college ID, live music and great giveaways.  Plus, special philanthropy opportunities for sorority and fraternity members.

June 14
 

Pirate Party Family Day
Join us for this special themed Family Day!

June 21

Father’s Day
Treat Dad to a great day at the track filled with live racing, live music and Family Day activities designed with Dad in mind.

June 26

Miller Lite Party in the Park after Dark I: Country Night
Hang around after the live racing and party into the night with Arlington International.  The night will feature live music, a photo booth and more!  To enhance your experience, purchase a $35 ticket that includes admission, a 3-hour Miller Lite bar, beer mug, specialty food item and themed drink.

June 27

Bands & Beer
Enjoy the best of Chicago’s local bands live on the band stage while tasting* specialty beers throughout the afternoon.  *Requires special ticket

June 28
Chicago Bears Day

Bear Down and show your pride for the Monsters of the Midway at Arlington International.  A special all-inclusive ticketed package is available for extreme Chicago Bears fans!

July 4

Racing, Music, & Fireworks
Live music and entertainment all day and into the night while the best fireworks display you will ever experience kicks off just after dusk.

Giveaway: Complimentary 4th of July Accessory – first 5,000 guests through the Admission Gates

July 11
 

Million Preview Day / Food Truck Festival
Catch Arlington Million contenders in exciting prep races, and sample food from some of Chicagoland’s top food trucks. *Special ticketed package available but not required.

July 12
 

Mascot Day
Enjoy a day of racing with your favorite mascots!   The day wouldn’t be complete without a mascot race out of the gate on the main track.

July 25

Binny’s Food & Wine International
Experience the world through wine at this special ticketed first-time event.  *Special Ticket Required

July 26

Chicago White Sox Day
Show your South Side pride and celebrate the Sox as Arlington International turns black and white for Chicago White Sox Day.

July 31

Miller Lite Party in the Park after Dark II: Super Hero Night
Hang around after the live racing and party into the night with Arlington International.  The night will feature live music, a photo booth and more!  To enhance your experience, purchase a $35 ticket that includes admission, a 3-hour Miller Lite bar, beer mug, specialty food item and themed drink.

August 1
  

Motors & Music
A story of the decades as told by cars and live music.  Classic cars and multiple live bands will fill Arlington on a day with horse power on and off the track.

August 2
  

First Responders Day
Join us for the celebration of local service men and women.

August 8

Chicago Blackhawks Day
Celebrate Chicago’s championship hockey team with Arlington International.  A special all-inclusive ticketed package is available for extreme Chicago Blackhawks fans!

August 9

Family Day Concert
Get the kids ready to sing and dance as Arlington hosts a special concert just for kids!

August 15
 

The 33rd Running of the Arlington Million
Arlington Million (GI), Beverly D. (GI), Secretariat Stakes (GI) and the American St. Leger.  Celebrate the largest racing day of the year featuring the Million Party Zone and Million VIP Lounge.

Enter To Win: The chance to bet $3,000 to win on a horse in the Arlington Million!

August 23
 

Fiesta de Arlington
Celebrate an afternoon of Hispanic Heritage at Arlington International with specialty food items, drink specials and music.

August 28

Miller Lite Party in the Park after Dark III: 80’s Night
Hang around after the live racing and party into the night with Arlington International.  The night will feature live music, a photo booth and more!  To enhance your experience, purchase a $35 ticket that includes admission, a 3-hour Miller Lite bar, beer mug, specialty food item and themed drink.

August 30

Arli Goes Back to School
Join us for a special Sunday Family Day when Arlington mascot Arli leaves Arlington to go back to school! Send us pictures of your kids ready to go back to school to be shown on the Jumbotron during the day.  Donate school supplies to local kids in need for free General Admission!

September 4 - 7

Labor Day Weekend
Close out the summer with a bang with our final Party in the Park, Horses & Hops, Family Day activities and Labor Day entertainment.

September 12

Binny’s Taste at the Track
Taste hundreds of varieties of wine and enjoy samples of delicious food from some of Chicagoland’s best restaurants all at one of the largest wine tasting events of the summer. *Requires special ticket

September 19

Septemberfest
Join us at Arlington International for a chance to purchase a great medley of food from some fan-favorite food trucks located in The Park.  Craft beer will be available for guests and will be individually selected based on the food truck menus to create the perfect pairings.

September 26

Closing Day
Arlington closes the 2015 season with a multitude of giveaways to thank our loyal fans!