Welcome to Arlington International

At Arlington International, we aim to make every day of the season special by combining the excitement of Thoroughbred racing, gorgeous grounds and fantastic food to create a winning track experience for our guests!

Welcome to Arlington International

At Arlington International, we aim to make every day of the season special by combining the excitement of Thoroughbred racing, gorgeous grounds and fantastic food to create a winning track experience for our guests!

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Arlington Park

Breakfast with Santa – December 14

December 14, 2019

The track is clear for Santa’s sleigh.  Enjoy breakfast in the Million Room Restaurant.  Breakfast with Santa includes a photo with Santa, kids’ crafts, Christmas music, cookie decorating, and more! New in 2019: two dates to choose from! Breakfast with Santa will be hosted on December 14th and 15th.  *No Live Racing

Arlington Park

Breakfast with Santa – December 15

December 15, 2019

The track is clear for Santa’s sleigh. Enjoy breakfast in the Million Room Restaurant. Breakfast with Santa includes a photo with Santa, kids’ crafts, Christmas music, cookie decorating, and more! New in 2019: two dates to choose from! Breakfast with Santa will be hosted on December 14th and 15th. *No Live Racing

Arlington Park

Binny’s Spring Wine Expo & Tasting

April 04, 2020

Binny's biggest and best wine tasting event is back and better than ever! Join us at Arlington for an afternoon of tasting and exploration!

Arlington Park

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt

April 11, 2020

Hop on over to Arlington for an action packed morning. Reserve your spot for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Million Room Restaurant or the Free Easter Egg Hunt. *No Live Racing

Arlington Park

Opening Day

May 01, 2020

The long wait for live racing and entertainment to return is finally over! 

Arlington Park

Kentucky Derby Day

May 02, 2020

If you can’t be in the Bluegrass State for the Kentucky Derby, Arlington is throwing the biggest Kentucky Derby party in Chicagoland! 

Arlington Park

Mother’s Day

May 10, 2020

This is your chance to give Mom a unique experience that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Arlington Park

Country Night – Miller Lite Party in the Park After Dark

June 05, 2020

Giddy up for this special Country Night theme!  Come early for an exhilarating afternoon of racing then stay into the night for dancing, live country music, and themed fun! 

Arlington Park

Champions Day

June 06, 2020

Enjoy a day dedicated to honoring local champions and photo opportunities of the hardware that goes with it!

Arlington Park

College Day & Miller Lite Party in the Park

June 12, 2020

College students enjoy free General Admission with College ID, live music, $1 specials, and great giveaways! 

Arlington Park

Horsepower²

June 13, 2020

Enjoy horsepower on and off the track!  The Thoroughbreds won't be the only ones with horsepower as Arlington brings back their classic car show.

Arlington Park

Father’s Day

June 14, 2020

Father’s Day at Arlington has become a Chicagoland tradition.  This is your chance to give Dad a unique experience that will create memories to last a lifetime! 

Arlington Park

Mascot Day

June 21, 2020

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.

Arlington Park

Horses & Hounds

June 27, 2020

Check out adoptable dogs and ways to help retired racehorses on a fun filled day of horses and hounds! 

Arlington Park

NEW! Family Day+: Carnival Day

June 28, 2020

Enjoy Carnival classics at the first Family Day+ of the season! Enjoy everything a Family Day has to offer but with a live kids’ concert and amusement rides and games!

Arlington Park

USA Night – Miller Lite Party in the Park After Dark

July 03, 2020

Celebrate 4th of July weekend with this USA theme, presented by Miller Lite! Come early for an exhilarating afternoon of racing then stay into the night for dancing, live music, and themed fun!

Arlington Park

Fireworks Night

July 04, 2020

Experience live music and entertainment all day and into the night while the best fireworks display you will ever experience kicks off just after dusk.

Arlington Park

First Responders’ Day

July 05, 2020

Celebrate our honorable First Responders with First Responders’ Day. 

Arlington Park

Brown & Clear with a Chance of Hops

July 11, 2020

Whether you like your whiskey neat, on the rocks, or straight up, this tasting ticket is exactly what you ordered.  Tasting ticket also includes beer and spirits.

Arlington Park

Around the World Day

July 12, 2020

Enjoy a day that celebrates the international flair of Arlington International Racecourse and the upcoming 38th Running of the Arlington Million on August 15th.

Arlington Park

Food Truck Festival on Ride to the Million, presented by Miller Lite

July 18, 2020

Join us for the 7th annual Food Truck Festival featuring over 20 food trucks and multiple live bands! Plus, catch Arlington Million contenders in exciting prep races throughout the day.

Arlington Park

NEW! Summer Day Camp Family Day

July 19, 2020

Make family memories that will last a lifetime with special activities geared towards family fun.

Arlington Park

NEW! Adult Christmas in July

July 25, 2020

Celebrate Christmas in July with this fun adult themed day!

Arlington Park

Family Day+: Super Safari Quest

July 26, 2020

Get wild at Arlington for this themed Family Day!  Experience the “Big Five” and enjoy family day activities, a live kids’ concert, and amusement rides & games. 

Arlington Park

Bacon, Beer & Bloodys

August 01, 2020

Name a better trio, we’ll wait. Experience bacon-infused dishes, bloodys with all the fixings, and ice cold beer in The Park! *Ticketed event

Arlington Park

Chicago White Sox Day

August 02, 2020

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

Arlington Park

90’s Night – Miller Lite Party in the Park After Dark

August 07, 2020

Don’t be a dweeb…get ready for this special 90’s event!  Come early for an exhilarating afternoon of racing then stay into the night for dancing, live music, and themed fun! 

Arlington Park

Aloha Arlington

August 08, 2020

Get lei’d as Arlington turns tropical for the day. Experience live racing action & a Hawaiian Luau. Aloha Arlington is free with General Admission, but to experience the event with the best value, purchase an Aloha Arlington drink ticket.

Arlington Park

NEW! Pirate Day

August 09, 2020

Argggggh you ready for this fun pirate themed family day?

Arlington Park

Arlington Million Day: 38th Running

August 15, 2020

The Arlington International Festival of Racing is THE must attend event of the summer.

Arlington Park

NEW! Chicago Day

August 22, 2020

Celebrate the best city in the country, on Chicago Day at Arlington!

Arlington Park

Arli Goes Back to School

August 23, 2020

Summer has ended and kids and Arli are getting ready to go back to school!  Come celebrate Arli’s departure with a fun day for the whole family. PLUS, Arlington gives all teachers an A+ with FREE General Admission with valid ID at the Box Office.

Arlington Park

NEW! Pre-Season Pre-Game

August 29, 2020

Get ready for football season with horse racing's spin on TAILgating (pun intended)!

Arlington Park

NEW! Family Day+: Game-A-Palooza

August 30, 2020

Everyone's favorite games come to life at the last Family Day+ of the season!

Arlington Park

Binny’s Taste at the Track

September 12, 2020

Taste hundreds of varieties of wine and enjoy samples of delicious food all at one of the largest wine tasting events of the Fall.

Arlington Park

Drink Arlington Dry: Closing Day

September 26, 2020

Arlington closes the 2020 season with a multitude of drink specials and giveaways to thank our loyal fans!

Arlington Park

Breakfast with Santa – December 14

December 14, 2019

The track is clear for Santa’s sleigh.  Enjoy breakfast in the Million Room Restaurant.  Breakfast with Santa includes a photo with Santa, kids’ crafts, Christmas music, cookie decorating, and more! New in 2019: two dates to choose from! Breakfast with Santa will be hosted on December 14th and 15th.  *No Live Racing

Arlington Park

Breakfast with Santa – December 15

December 15, 2019

The track is clear for Santa’s sleigh. Enjoy breakfast in the Million Room Restaurant. Breakfast with Santa includes a photo with Santa, kids’ crafts, Christmas music, cookie decorating, and more! New in 2019: two dates to choose from! Breakfast with Santa will be hosted on December 14th and 15th. *No Live Racing

Arlington Park

Binny’s Spring Wine Expo & Tasting

April 04, 2020

Binny's biggest and best wine tasting event is back and better than ever! Join us at Arlington for an afternoon of tasting and exploration!

Arlington Park

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt

April 11, 2020

Hop on over to Arlington for an action packed morning. Reserve your spot for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Million Room Restaurant or the Free Easter Egg Hunt. *No Live Racing

Arlington Park

Opening Day

May 01, 2020

The long wait for live racing and entertainment to return is finally over! 

Arlington Park

Kentucky Derby Day

May 02, 2020

If you can’t be in the Bluegrass State for the Kentucky Derby, Arlington is throwing the biggest Kentucky Derby party in Chicagoland! 

Arlington Park

Mother’s Day

May 10, 2020

This is your chance to give Mom a unique experience that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Arlington Park

Country Night – Miller Lite Party in the Park After Dark

June 05, 2020

Giddy up for this special Country Night theme!  Come early for an exhilarating afternoon of racing then stay into the night for dancing, live country music, and themed fun! 

Arlington Park

Champions Day

June 06, 2020

Enjoy a day dedicated to honoring local champions and photo opportunities of the hardware that goes with it!

Arlington Park

College Day & Miller Lite Party in the Park

June 12, 2020

College students enjoy free General Admission with College ID, live music, $1 specials, and great giveaways! 

Arlington Park

Horsepower²

June 13, 2020

Enjoy horsepower on and off the track!  The Thoroughbreds won't be the only ones with horsepower as Arlington brings back their classic car show.

Arlington Park

Father’s Day

June 14, 2020

Father’s Day at Arlington has become a Chicagoland tradition.  This is your chance to give Dad a unique experience that will create memories to last a lifetime! 

Arlington Park

Mascot Day

June 21, 2020

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.

Arlington Park

Horses & Hounds

June 27, 2020

Check out adoptable dogs and ways to help retired racehorses on a fun filled day of horses and hounds! 

Arlington Park

NEW! Family Day+: Carnival Day

June 28, 2020

Enjoy Carnival classics at the first Family Day+ of the season! Enjoy everything a Family Day has to offer but with a live kids’ concert and amusement rides and games!

Arlington Park

USA Night – Miller Lite Party in the Park After Dark

July 03, 2020

Celebrate 4th of July weekend with this USA theme, presented by Miller Lite! Come early for an exhilarating afternoon of racing then stay into the night for dancing, live music, and themed fun!

Arlington Park

Fireworks Night

July 04, 2020

Experience live music and entertainment all day and into the night while the best fireworks display you will ever experience kicks off just after dusk.

Arlington Park

First Responders’ Day

July 05, 2020

Celebrate our honorable First Responders with First Responders’ Day. 

Arlington Park

Brown & Clear with a Chance of Hops

July 11, 2020

Whether you like your whiskey neat, on the rocks, or straight up, this tasting ticket is exactly what you ordered.  Tasting ticket also includes beer and spirits.

Arlington Park

Around the World Day

July 12, 2020

Enjoy a day that celebrates the international flair of Arlington International Racecourse and the upcoming 38th Running of the Arlington Million on August 15th.

Arlington Park

Food Truck Festival on Ride to the Million, presented by Miller Lite

July 18, 2020

Join us for the 7th annual Food Truck Festival featuring over 20 food trucks and multiple live bands! Plus, catch Arlington Million contenders in exciting prep races throughout the day.

Arlington Park

NEW! Summer Day Camp Family Day

July 19, 2020

Make family memories that will last a lifetime with special activities geared towards family fun.

Arlington Park

NEW! Adult Christmas in July

July 25, 2020

Celebrate Christmas in July with this fun adult themed day!

Arlington Park

Family Day+: Super Safari Quest

July 26, 2020

Get wild at Arlington for this themed Family Day!  Experience the “Big Five” and enjoy family day activities, a live kids’ concert, and amusement rides & games. 

Arlington Park

Bacon, Beer & Bloodys

August 01, 2020

Name a better trio, we’ll wait. Experience bacon-infused dishes, bloodys with all the fixings, and ice cold beer in The Park! *Ticketed event

Arlington Park

Chicago White Sox Day

August 02, 2020

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

Arlington Park

90’s Night – Miller Lite Party in the Park After Dark

August 07, 2020

Don’t be a dweeb…get ready for this special 90’s event!  Come early for an exhilarating afternoon of racing then stay into the night for dancing, live music, and themed fun! 

Arlington Park

Aloha Arlington

August 08, 2020

Get lei’d as Arlington turns tropical for the day. Experience live racing action & a Hawaiian Luau. Aloha Arlington is free with General Admission, but to experience the event with the best value, purchase an Aloha Arlington drink ticket.

Arlington Park

NEW! Pirate Day

August 09, 2020

Argggggh you ready for this fun pirate themed family day?

Arlington Park

Arlington Million Day: 38th Running

August 15, 2020

The Arlington International Festival of Racing is THE must attend event of the summer.

Arlington Park

NEW! Chicago Day

August 22, 2020

Celebrate the best city in the country, on Chicago Day at Arlington!

Arlington Park

Arli Goes Back to School

August 23, 2020

Summer has ended and kids and Arli are getting ready to go back to school!  Come celebrate Arli’s departure with a fun day for the whole family. PLUS, Arlington gives all teachers an A+ with FREE General Admission with valid ID at the Box Office.

Arlington Park

NEW! Pre-Season Pre-Game

August 29, 2020

Get ready for football season with horse racing's spin on TAILgating (pun intended)!

Arlington Park

NEW! Family Day+: Game-A-Palooza

August 30, 2020

Everyone's favorite games come to life at the last Family Day+ of the season!

Arlington Park

Binny’s Taste at the Track

September 12, 2020

Taste hundreds of varieties of wine and enjoy samples of delicious food all at one of the largest wine tasting events of the Fall.

Arlington Park

Drink Arlington Dry: Closing Day

September 26, 2020

Arlington closes the 2020 season with a multitude of drink specials and giveaways to thank our loyal fans!

Whether you're looking for a fun and exciting day out with friends and family, a casual and charming afternoon at the races, or a sophisticated and stylish get-together, Arlington International offers an extraordinary experience for everyone!

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What To Wear

Anywhere from relaxed to glammed out, Arlington International has venue options that suit your style! Select what feels most comfortable to you and view the recommended locations that match your fashion preferences.

General Information

To make your trip to Arlington the best experience possible, please take a minute or two to learn about the track and our many amenities. The 2019 racing schedule kicks-off on May 3 and runs through September 21. We race rain or shine!

Mission Statement

Arlington International Racecourse is a leader in the sport of horse racing and is devoted to creating first class entertainment. Our mission is to demonstrate our passion, courtesy and commitment to excellence to our guests to exemplify the Arlington Experience and establish Arlington as a premier Chicago entertainment destination.