Special Events

  • The horses thunder into the first turn on Arlington's world famous turf course.

Throughout the year, Arlington Park hosts a number of cultural, lifestyles, and racing events. In 2011, Arlington Park is proud to introduce a number of new and unique events that will continue to establish the facility as a premiere entertainment destination.

Date Event
May 6-8 Opening Weekend
May 7 Chicagoland’s Largest Kentucky Derby Party
May 8 Mother's Day
May 18 Chef's Fest
May 27-30 Memorial Day Weekend
May 30 Memorial Day
June 4 Northwestern University Day
June 12 Chicago Bears Day
June 19 Father's Day
June 25 Illinois Teachers Appreciation Day
July 2 Racing, Music and Fireworks
July 4 Independence Day
July 9 Million Preview Day
July 17 Fiesta in the Park
July 22 Blackhawks Legends Day
July 23 Military Appreciation Day
July 30 Girls Day Out
August 13 Arlington Million and the International Festival of Racing
Sept. 2-5 Labor Day Weekend
Sept. 9 Rock After Dark
Sept. 10 Binny's Taste at the Track
Sept. 25 Closing Day
Oct. 1 Special Concert Event (details coming soon)