Family Days presented by Lipton Iced Tea

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Family Days presented by Lipton Iced Tea

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Make family memories that will last a lifetime with special activities geared towards family fun. All Family Days include a free petting zoo, pony rides, bounce house, face painters, and much more in the Junior Jockey Zone in The Park.

Get your children in the fast lane with the Pony Express Pass, featuring unlimited access to the Junior Jockey Zone BEFORE it opens to the public.

Children ages 3 and under are admitted FREE to Arlington International Racecourse when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission for children ages 4-17 is $4. The Junior Jockey Zone is open 1pm-5pm.

Petting Zoo: 1pm-5pm; Junior Jockey Zone (The Park East)

Family Day Appearances: Educational Content from Chicagoland Partners; 1pm-5pm; The Park

Pony Rides: 1pm-5pm; Junior Jockey Zone (The Park East)

Games & Activities: Designed with kids and families in mind; 1pm-5pm; Junior Jockey Zone (The Park East); Hands On Activities; Face Painting, Bounce House, Carnival Games, Outdoor Tic Tac Toe, Life Size Connect Four

Design Your Own Silks: Don't miss this aweesome opportunity for a child's drawing to come to life in a race; 1pm-5pm (season long contest); Kids 12 & Under; Junior Jockey Zone (The Park East); Kids are encouraged to color and design what their jockey silks would look like and enter into the contest. Three winners will be chosen and the winners will receive their own silks designed by them PLUS a jockey will wear them in an actual race!

Jockey Goggle Giveaway: Winning jockeys will give out two pairs of signed goggles after every race; 2 Lucky Fans; Outside Winner's Circle

Food & Beverage Specials: Snow Cones, Dip N' Dots, Cotton Candy; The Park


  • Special Family Days on May 12, May 27, and September 2.
  • Junior Jockey Zone activities are weather permitting.
  • Breaks will be given to all ponies when needed and for the safety of the animals, there is an 80 pound weight limit per pony.
  • Arlington or Azoosment Officials will cut the back of the pony ride line at 4:30pm to ensure a 5:00pm close for the animals.

Pony Express

Themed Family Days

Design Your Own Silks

Our Partners

Daily Herald Media Group

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Chicago Bandits

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Windy City Bulls

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Chicago Red Stars

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