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Events Calendar

Derby Day, Mother's Day, Fathers' Day, Fireworks Night tickets on sale March 1 - March 29 online only.  All tickets on sale April 1.  Arlington Million tickets on sale April 10.


Subject to Change

Shamrock Beer Run: March 9

Get lucky at Arlington International with this 5K fun run! Start with a “cheers”, then run a 5K on-site, stopping each kilometer to drink another beer! Stay for the after-party & enjoy live music, Irish entertainment, and of course, more beer!    *No Live Racing

Wine Expo presented by Binny’s Beverage Depot & Arlington International Racecourse: April 6

 Thoughtfully designed for the savvy and soon to be savvy wine enthusiast, this event will showcase hundreds of wines from around the world.  *No Live Racing

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt: April 20

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

Opening Day: May 3

Welcome back!  Opening Day offers FREE General Admission (online only) and a giveaway at the gates to the first 1,000.

First Leg of Triple Crown: Kentucky Derby: May 4

Experience the excitement and party atmosphere at Chicagoland’s largest Kentucky Derby Party featuring the Derby Party Zone.

Binny’s Food & Wine International: May 11

Experience the world through wine at this special ticketed event in our indoor executive suites. *Special Ticket Required.

Mother’s Day: May 12

Treat Mom to a day she will never forget with a family experience unlike any other.  Mother’s Day rose giveaway to first 1,000 moms through the Admission Gates.

Second Leg of Triple Crown: Preakness Stake: May 18

Watch and wager on the 2019 Preakness Stakes at Arlington.  Take your Triple Crown game up a notch and attend the VIP Preakness Party.

College Day: May 24

Enjoy free General Admission with college ID, live music, $1 specials, and great giveaways!

All American Affair: May 25

With the unofficial kick off to summer, make it official with great BBQ and all of your favorite American classics in The Park.  Food trucks, BBQ styled vendors, and a grill giveaway will start the summer off right.

NEW! Underwater Utopia Family Day featuring Arlington Heights Community Day: May 26

Dive into summer with this Themed Family Day! Experience the depths of the sea with family day activities, a live kids’ concert, and amusement rides and games!!

Memorial Day: May 27

Free General Admission for active/veteran military men and women, (must show Military ID), live music, and Family Day activities.

NEW! Fillies, Flappers & Fedoras: June 1 

The ‘Rearing 20s’ will be the bee’s knees and Arlington is the best Speakeasy around! Join us for a day of racing with 1920s-themed entertainment!

Northwestern University Day featuring Breakfast at Arlington: June 2

Wake up with the horses and experience Breakfast at Arlington…then celebrate Chicago’s Big Ten Team as Arlington International turns purple and white in this celebration of Northwestern University.

Belmont Stakes Day: June 8

 Watch and wager on the 2019 Belmont Stakes at Arlington.  Take your Triple Crown game up a notch and attend the VIP Belmont Bash.

Mascot Day: June 9

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.

Champions Day: June 15 

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

Father’s Day: June 16

Treat Dad to a great day at the track filled with live racing, live music and Family Day activities designed with Dad in mind.

Sensational 70’s Day: June 22

Can you dig it?  Enjoy live entertainment and a VIP ticket that will throw you right back to the 1970’s.

Fiesta de Arlington: June 23 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with this fun filled Family Day at Arlington!

Miller Lite Party in the Park after Dark I: Country Night: June 28

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!  Country Night is free with General Admission, but to experience the event with the best value, purchase a VIP ticket.

NEW! Bacon, Beer & Bloodies: June 29 

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

Renaissance Faire Family Day: June 30

Enjoy all of the fun of a classic renaissance faire!  Plus, Family Day activities and a live kid’s concert.

Independence Day: July 4

Special Holiday Racing & Entertainment *No Value Day

Fireworks Night: July 5

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

Jockey Appreciation Day: July 6

Arlington dedicates a day to the human athletes who pilot our equine friends.

First Responders’ Day featuring Breakfast at Arlington: July 7

Wake up with the horses and experience Breakfast at Arlington…then Arlington celebrates our honorable First Responders with First Responder perks and fun activities for the entire family.

Free Family Movie Night: July 11

After racing, enjoy the movie with the entire family outside in Arlington’s beautiful Paddock area.

Food Truck Festival on Ride to the Million, presented by Miller Lite: July 13

Join us for the 6th 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.

Chicago Bears Day: July 14

Bear Down and show your pride for the Monsters of the Midway at Arlington International.

Free Family Movie Night: July 18

After racing, enjoy the movie with the entire family outside in Arlington’s beautiful Paddock area.

Brown & Clear with a Chance of Hops: July 20

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

Chicago White Sox Day: July 21

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

Free Family Movie Night: July 25

After racing, enjoy the movie with the entire family outside in Arlington’s beautiful Paddock area.

Miller Lite Party in the Park after Dark II: A Hard Day’s Night: July 26

“Come Together” for this special Beatles Night!  Come early for an exhilarating afternoon of racing then stay into the night for dancing, live music, and themed fun!  A Hard Day’s Night is free with General Admission, but to experience the event with the best value, purchase a VIP ticket.

Horses & Hounds: July 27

Check out adoptable dogs and ways to help retired racehorses on a fun filled day of horses and hounds!  The horses will share the turf course for corgi racing throughout the day.

NEW! Outer Space Family Day: July 28

3…2…1… BLAST OFF! Explore outer space with family day activities, a live kids’ concert and amusement rides & games!

Around the World: 1 Week Countdown to the International Festival of Racing: August 3

Enjoy a day that celebrates the international flair of Arlington International Racecourse.

Breakfast at Arlington: Million Edition: August 4

Brunch with racing’s finest.  Breakfast with Tour ticket available.

The 37th Running of the Arlington Million: August 10

The Arlington International Festival of Racing is THE must attend event of the summer.  Experience the biggest day of racing in Illinois with exclusive ticketed packages, big ways to win, and a celebration of the best racehorses in the world.

NEW! Aloha Arlington: August 17

Get lei’d as Arlington turns tropical for the day. Experience live racing action & a Hawaiian Luau.

Arlington’s Got Talent: August 18

Every child is a star!  This Family Day features a kids’ talent show with riveting performances throughout the day and prizes for win, place, and show!

Chicago Wolves Day: August 24

Arlington’s been thrown to the Wolves!  Enjoy a day of racing featuring hockey and horses with Chicago Wolves Day.

NEW! Super Safari Quest Family Day: August 25

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. 

Miller Lite Party in the Park after Dark III: 90’s Night: August 30

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!  90’s Night is free with General Admission, but to experience the event with the best value, purchase a VIP ticket.

Germanfest: August 31

Dust off your lederhosen for Arlington’s Germanfest.  Get your fill of Oom-Pah musical beats, beer, and delicious food.

Arli Goes Back to School featuring Breakfast at Arlington: September 1

Summer has ended and kids and Arli are getting ready to go back to school!  Come celebrate Arli’s departure and final Sunday Family Day of the season.

Labor Day: September 2

Special holiday racing and entertainment!  Live music and Family Day activities.

Binny’s Taste at the Track: September 7

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

Luck of the Irish: September 14

It’s half way to St. Patrick’s Day!  Everyone’s Irish for this event!  Enjoy Irish music and performances in the Park, and test your luck with a VIP drink package.

Drink Arlington Dry: Closing Day: September 21

Arlington closes the 2019 season with a multitude of drink specials and giveaways to thank our loyal fans!

Halloween Family Movie Night: October 18

An Arlington Paddock Production Presents a free spooky screening of a Halloween Classic!  Plus, family fun, themed food and drink specials, and enter-to-win prizes!  *No Live Racing

Breakfast with Santa: December 14 & 15

The track is clear for Santa’s sleigh.  Enjoy breakfast in the Million Room Restaurant.  Breakfast with Santa includes a photo with Snata, kids' crafts, Christmas music, cookie decorating, and more! *No Live Racing

 

Miller Lite Party in the Park: Fridays Memorial Day - Labor Day

At this after work stop, good things come in 3’s: $3 Miller Lite, $3 Food Specials, and $3 vouchers.  Get out of the office into live bands, life-size yard games, and pool parties!

Miller Lite Summer Concert Series: Saturdays Memorial Day - Labor Day

Every Saturday will feature at top Chicagoland band LIVE on the Miller Lite Band Stage.  Live music, great beer, and Thoroughbred hrose racing - the perfect summer vibe.

Family Day Sundays: Sundays Memorial Day - Labor Day

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 painter, and much more in the Junior Jockey Zone!

Friday Friendzy: First Friday of the Month

Arli's first 1,000 fans through the gates on the first Friday of every month during the 2019 racing season will receive an exclusive prize just for coming!

Miller Lite Mug Club: First Friday of Every Month

 Experience the ultimate Party in the Park with Miller Lite Mug Club!  Receive free admission for all 14 Party in the Park Fridays, your first beer free each Party in the Park Friday, and a branded beer mug. Any additional beer is only $3 in your official Mug Club Mug plus be eligible for monthly prize drawings! 

Design Your Own Silks: Sundays Memorial Day - Labor Day

Don’t miss this awesome opportunity for a child’s drawing to come to life in a race!  Every Sunday in the Junior Jockey Zone, 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 the silks in an actual race.

Pony Express Pass: Mother's Day & Sundays Memorial Day - Labor Day

Get your kids in the fast lane with the Pony Express Pass featuring unlimited access to the Junior Jockey Zone BEFORE it opens to the public.  (Ages 1 and under free, parents do not need PEP ticket.)

Family Days PLUS: Last Sunday of Every Month

All the fun of a typical Sunday Family Day but with the addition of amusements rides, games, and kids’ concert!

Breakfast at Arlington: First Sunday of Every Month

Wake up on the right side of the stall with Breakfast at Arlington!  Experience early morning training, exclusive meet & greets, photo opportunities, and breakfast.  Tour option only available August 4.

Group Sales: Every Day

Book your next group event at Arlington!

Social Media Lounge: Every Race Day

Visit the Social Media Lounge, located on the main level next to Mr. D’s Sports Bar for televisions, mobile phone charging stations, shuffle board, video games, and great photo opportunities!

Style Guide: Online

Featuring what to wear by venue or style and tips on fashion at Arlington.

Arlington Apparel: On-Site & Online

Win, place, and show it off.  Arlington Apparel has every racing and horse lover covered.

Enhancements: On-Site & Online

Season Pass
Arlington Preferred Club
5 Ride/10 Ride

Pool Parties: Fridays Memorial Day - Labor Day

Need some help picking winners?  Join the party with a $20 entry fee that will be pooled together with all participants.  Arlington’s Racing Analyst will help guide the group to picking winners.  It’s a no risk way to enjoy betting on the horses, because if you win, everyone splits the pool, and even if you don’t, everyone will receive future tickets.

Arlington University: Hours Vary by Location

Visit the Main Campus on main level outside Mr. D’s Sports Bar, Park Campus, West Campus, or Box Seat Campus.  Let our professors get you out of the gate and running!