Sunday, July 3, 2016

July 03, 2016

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Gates Open First Post Admission
1:00PM 3:00PM $20/Adult $4/Child


Celebrate Independence Day at Arlington with live music and entertainment all day and into the night with the best fireworks display you will ever experience kicking off just after dusk.  Sunday Family Day will not be hosted July 3.


The very best reserved seats for this event do sell out and there is the probability that the entire facility—including general admission—will sell out...purchase tickets early!

This year Arlington wants to make all Fireworks Show customers aware of some operational procedures that represent a change from past years. We are encouraging all of our guests to purchase their tickets in advance to ensure entry on July 3rd.  Tickets are still available for General Admission and in a few other areas.  If you have not already purchased your tickets in advance, there will be a limited number of walk-up or drive-up tickets available for purchase by credit or debit cards (no cash) at the parking lot gates.  Everyone entering the Arlington property will either: 1) be required to have their tickets to present upon entering the property,  or 2) be required to purchase a ticket upon entering the parking lot for the event.

Fireworks Day Overview
Food & Beverage Specials

Firecracker Wings on special at Mr. D's Sports Bar


Live Band (4:00pm-9:00pm): Dave Tamkin & Co. LIVE on the Miller Lite Band Stage in The Park

Family Activities (3:00pm-7:30pm): Face Painting & Roaming Entertainment

Experience Live National Anthem with Presentation of Colors (After Race 3): Takaoki Onishi, an alumnus of The Juilliard School and a second-year Ensemble member of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, will sing live in the Winner's Circle with colors presented by Marine Air Control Group 48.

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

Jockey Goggle Giveaway: Winning jockeys will be giving out two pairs of signed goggles after every race! Guests are welcome to cheer for goggles outside of the Winner’s Circle.

Can't decide what to wear this 4th of July weekend?  Check out our Patriotic Style Guide blog post!

Fireworks (at Dusk): Fireworks will be kicked off with a special presentation and begin at dusk! Don’t miss a great show of music, contests, and giveaways between the last race and Fireworks. 

  • Live anthem before Fireworks will be sung by Wayne Messmer
  • Musical entertainment before Fireworks will be Dueling Pianos from Felix & Fingers - get your requests ready, what side will win the duel?
  • Appearances from Lady Liberty and more!


Fireworks Ticket Options

All- Inclusive Options in Premium Venues with Food & Beverage

Click Buy Now to purchase one of our many all inclusive options for Fireworks


Selections:  Click on links to learn about venue selections complete with menus, dress code, event times and more.

Governor's Room
International Room
Marquee Tents
Miller Lite Deck
Silks @ 2200

Dress Code: It’s part of the Experience.  Dressy Business Casual - Smart Casual applies to the Governor's Room, Suites, and International Room.  Persons in jeans, shorts, t-shirts, halter tops, athletic shoes or abbreviated clothing will not be admitted to the Governor's Room, Suites, or International Room.

VIP Seating in Winner's Circle

 VIP seating in the Winner’s Circle to view the best fireworks in town. This prime location includes summer snacking with soft drinks. Truly an exceptional experience!  Time: 8:30-10:15 PM, Summer Snacking: 8:30-9:05 PM.  $60 per ticket.  Click here for more information.

Ditka Den

ADMISSION: $25 per person (Admission price includes admission only, does not include food or beverage)
SEATING: Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets, there will be NO reserved seating.  *Please note: guests will not have a clear view of the races.
TIME: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Fireworks: 9:30pm*
*Timing for fireworks is approximate and subject to change based on the last race.

LOCATION: Click Here to view the Ditka Den.  Click Here to view the Ditka Den menu.

Million Room Restaurant

Overview: With great a’ la carte menu items to choose from and a cash bar, this package is sure to please everyone. Admission, Daily Racing Guide and Beverages are available for an additional cost. After watching the races, end the evening with a fantastic view of our fireworks show. Outside seating to view Fireworks are available for an additional cost.

Location: 4th Floor Million Room Restaurant

Event Details:
Event Time 2:00-7:00 p.m. Cash Bar 2:00pm-8:15 p.m.

Dress Code: Persons in ripped denim, shorts, t-shirts, halter tops, athletic shoes or abbreviated clothing will not be admitted. Dress denim is acceptable.

Pricing: TABLE RESERVATION Table on the Glass: $35 Standard Table: $32 Beverages, Food, tax, and tip are an additional charge paid day of in the Million Room.


General Admission Picnic & Canopy Tables Reserved & Box Seating Dining Reservations

Don’t miss out on Arlington’s other premium days: Arlington Million Day for exclusive experiences similar to Fireworks Day!
Sundays are Family Days (presented by Lipton Iced Tea & Daily Herald) through September 4.
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