Join us for an afternoon of racing and evening fireworks display to celebrate Closing Day! **Individual tickets for this day are currently sold out. Please note: A limited number of additional seats may become available at a later date. To check for availability, please click the “Buy Now” button below.
Gates Open: 1:00 PM| First Post: 2:25 PM |Fireworks: Dusk
There will be no re-entry upon leaving. Guests leaving the facility will not be permitted to return.
Park Lawn Closing Day Tickets: This reserved area is located on the East end of the Park just past the picnic tables. Spaces are not assigned and will be on a first come basis. Ticket includes Admission, an Arlington Program, and access to the Park Lawn. Guests in this area are welcome to bring their own seating. ONLY guests with this ticket will be permitted to enter with portable seating. All other carry-in policies apply.
Sat, September 25th from 2:25 PM to 6:30 PM
Q: I can’t attend Derby Day at Arlington on September 5th, can I get a refund?
A: Yes, guests can request a refund by June 1st and all refunds will be applied within 10-15 business days. Click here to request a refund. For Group Bookings, please call 847-385-7550.
Q: I booked a Group Event for Derby Day on May 2nd, does it transfer over to September 5th.
A: Yes, the group venue and ticketing will all be valid for September 5th.
Q: Why are the Chicagoland Pet Expo, Binny’s Wine Expo, and Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast with the Easter Bunny cancelled?
A: Illinois Governor Pritzker addressed the state at 5PM CT March 12th, and provided additional guidelines and regulations to the state’s response to COVID-19. Among the recommendations included the mandate to cancel or postpone any events that exceed 250 attendees until May 1st. Honoring the Governor’s recommendations, effective immediately, the Chicagoland Pet Expo (March 20-22), Binny’s Wine Expo (April 4), and the Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast with the Easter Bunny (April 11) are cancelled.
Q: I purchased a ticket to Binny’s Wine Expo and/or the Easter Egg Hunt and/or Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, will I be getting a refund?
A: Yes, your refund will be automatically processed within 10-15 business days.
Q: When is Arlington’s Opening Day?
A: The situation remains fluid, more details will be provided on www.arlingtonpark.com/news and Arlington’s social media platforms as soon as more information is available.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, Churchill Downs Incorporated announced this morning that the 146th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020 to September 5, 2020 and the 146th Longines Kentucky Oaks will be rescheduled from May 1, 2020 to September 4, 2020.
In regards to the opening of Arlington’s 2020 race meet, we continue to work with health officials and regulators as we set plans closer to our opening.
Arlington will provide updates as soon as information is available on www.arlingtonpark.com/news and on Arlington’s social media platforms.
Guests who purchased pre-sale May 2nd Derby Day tickets will be valid September 5th. As of today, all tickets for the current racing and event schedule are set to go on-sale on April 15th.
Based on Illinois State officials’ guidelines, as of March 16th all of Arlington’s Trackside Off-Track Wagering facilities are closed until March 31st with the anticipation to re-open April 1st. Viewing and wagering on Thoroughbred racing continues on the best online wagering platform in the industry, twinspires.com.
Following Governor Pritzker’s order that all restaurants and bars in IL be closed, all of Arlington’s Trackside Off-Track Wagering facilities will be closed at the end of business tonight through March 31. We hope to re-open April 1 depending on guidance from state officials. We will keep you updated through social media and our website as we receive information that may affect the future of our operations.
Illinois Governor Pritzker addressed the state at 5PM CT March 12th, and provided additional guidelines and regulations to the state’s response to COVID-19. Among the recommendations included the mandate to cancel or postpone any events that exceed 250 attendees until May 1st. In addition, the Governor addressed the sporting and entertainment industry and asked that all major sporting events with large spectator crowds be cancelled until May 1st. This includes school and college events as well as major league sporting events.
Honoring the Governor’s recommendations, effective immediately, the Chicagoland Pet Expo (March 20-22), Binny’s Wine Expo (April 4), and the Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast with the Easter Bunny (April 11) are cancelled. All guests with pre-purchased tickets to the Binny’s Wine Expo, Easter Egg Hunt, or Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will receive a full refund within 30 days. We hope to re-schedule select events in the upcoming months.
In regards to the 2020 racing season beginning on May 1st, we will continue to follow the guidance of federal, state, and local officials regarding COVID-19.
Arlington International Racecourse is committed to providing guests and fans with regular updates. Updates will be provided on the Arlington website, www.arlingtonpark.com/news.
Arlington International Racecourse – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run a 68-day meet in 2020 from Friday, May 1 through Saturday, September 26 Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.