Racing & Wagering

Arlington Fireworks; The Best Gets Better

Churchill Downs Communications | 04/22/2016 #

Chicagoland’s Biggest and Best Fireworks Show set for Saturday, July 4 will be even bigger and better with an expanded show in 2015.

The show is set to music with a carefully selected mix of newer popular songs and classic favorites played through Arlington’s new state of the art audio system. The show is a choreographed spectacle that will be longer and expanded to cover a much larger portion of the Arlington infield.

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 so we encourage customers to visit to explore ticket options.

We have made a concerted effort to each year find a way to top the previous year’s show and somehow our team has been able to do that,” said Tony Petrillo, Arlington General Manager. “When you have developed the reputation of having the very best show in the area there is the challenge to exceed expectations and we will deliver on July 4.”

This year Arlington wants to make all Fireworks Show customers aware of some operational procedures that represent a change from past years.

There will be a limited number of walk-up or drive-up tickets available for purchase by credit or debit cards only at parking lot gates.

Everyone entering the Arlington property will be required to have a ticket to the event and will have to present their tickets upon entering the parking lots.

The 2015 show will begin at dusk following eight live Arlington races, including the first stakes race of the season, the Purple Violet Stakes.

There will also be live music and performances in the Arlington winner’s circle building up to the main event; Chicagoland’s biggest and best fireworks show.