Racing & Wagering

Weekly Promotion Schedule for 2014 Announced

| Churchill Downs Communications | 05/08/2014 #
  • Family Day activities include pony rides

In addition to great horse racing, Arlington International Racecourse is well known as an entertainment venue with something for everyone, and starting Memorial Day weekend there are weekly promotions every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Each Friday from May 23 through August 29 Arlington will play host to Miller Lite Party in the Park.  The popular promotion returns with good friends, great food and entertainment. Miller Lite Party in the Park events offers guests three different experiences throughout the season extending later into the night as well as $3 Miller drafts.  Post time for the first race Fridays is 1 p.m. until June 6 and 3 p.m. beginning June 13 until August 29.

The all new Miller Lite Party in the Park Remix Series features a live disc jockey playing the hits and taking requests until the last race on Fridays from May 23 until June 20.  In July and August, the Miller Lite Party in the Park Concert Series features live popular cover bands performing on the main band stage starting at 3:00 p.m. and into the evening.

Party in the Park After Dark – scheduled for the final Friday in June, July and August – carries the entertainment well into the evening hours.  Each Party in the Park After Dark event is themed with special entertainment plus food and drink specials from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Arlington and Miller Lite are teaming up once again to reward guests for regularly attending Party in the Park Fridays. Guests need to visit the Club Miller Lite tent located in The Park area during select hours on Miller Lite Party in the Park Fridays to sign up and receive a 2014 membership card. Each time guests attend a Miller Lite Party in the Park event, their membership card gets punched with each punch getting them closer to great Miller Lite and Arlington International prizes. Membership is in Club Miller Lite is free.

On Saturdays from May 24 until August 30, Arlington and Miller Lite will present the newly created Horses & Hops promotion.  Each Saturday will feature a different craft, cider, or specialty brand from the MillerCoors portfolio that will be paired with a specialty food item.  The Horses & Hops experience also includes live musical performances by Chicagoland’s favorite cover bands.  Fans can get more involved with the horses and jockeys on the track with a new collectable Jockey Card program and Horseracing Bingo.

Sunday Family Days Presented by Daily Herald at Arlington International is back for 2014 and has been expanded with more kid-friendly entertainment in the Junior Jockey Zone including pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, magician, caricaturist, juggler, bounce house and hands on activities from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sundays also include the Junior Jockey Club which teaches children about horses and Arlington International through hands-on activities and giveaways. Guests ages 4-17 can join the Junior Jockey Club for free. "Triple Crown" Membership into the Junior Jockey Club is also available for $25 which includes an Official Junior Jockey Club Triple Crown card which is good for free admission on Sundays (except May 11 and June 15) for one child, three “pony express passes” which will each grant one child access to quicker/shorter line for Family Day pony rides and exclusive VIP opportunities on selected Family Day Sundays. Junior Jockey Club activities take place in the Park area from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

More details for Miller Lite Party in the Park, Club Miller Lite, Miller Lite Horses & Hops, Sunday Family Days presented by the Daily Herald and the Junior Jockey Club can be found on Arlington’s website at