Arlington Park Racetrack

Off to the Races in Arlington Heights

Plan a visit between May - late September to the impressive Arlington International Racecourse which is described as "the most beautiful track in America." The Racetrack spans more than 80 years, beginning thoroughbred racing on October 13, 1927.

Arlington International Racecourse continues to provide world class thoroughbred racing to the Chicagoland area. It offers our community a fun and unique experience and it should be high on your list for a group outing destination! In August the annual Arlington International Festival of Racing is the must-attend event, which features the Arlington Million. Come out and experience the biggest day of racing in Illinois and celebrate with the best racehorses in the world! 

During the racing season, there is so much more to Arlington Park than the scheduled live races. The racing days include other creative events and promotions that make your outing to the Racetrack exciting for everyone. Some past events at the Racetrack included the "Party in the Park After Dark" night, "Horses & Hounds" promotion where patrons can check out adoptable dogs and participate in ways to help retired racehorses, or  enjoy rotating party theme nights "Life's a Beach," which included roaming entertainment including a flame thrower, hula dancers and a fire breather.

And it doesn't stop there! In the off-season, the Racetrack hosts large home shows, craft shows and more!