The Arlington Heights 4th of July Parade, Thursday July 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. [MAP/SAT], Arlington Heights Frontier Days, Wednesday, July 3 to Sunday July 7, 2013 [MAP/SAT] and Arlington Park Racetrack Fireworks, Thursday July 4, 2013 at dusk [MAP/SAT] offer plenty of fun for Arlington Heights …
FIREWORKS 2013 near 60004, 60005, 60056: Thursday, July 4, 2013 @ Arlington Park; Thursday, July 4, 2013 @ Melas Park and Sunday, July 7, 2013 again @ Melas Park. (See also ArlingtonPark.com & Melas Park Fest)
THURSDAY Special July 4 Racing/One of Chicagoland’s Largest Fireworks Displays — more than 30 minutes Join Arlington Park for a fun filled July 4th featuring racing, music and and fireworks. Live racing will begin later in the day than normal (3:00 p.m.) followed shortly thereafter by Chicagoland’s major fireworks display for an Independence Day Fireworks Celebration. Celebrate July 4th Fireworks and Horse racing at Arlington. General Admission is $13-15 at the gate. How Far to Austin, a rock band with a heart made of soul, will be playing live on the band stage in the Park throughout the day and into the evening! Gates will open at 1 p.m. See Arlingtonpark.com for latest details for the whole weekend.
The Robbie Gold Band will perform in the Winner’s Circle immediately before the fireworks display.
Many neighbors of the racetrack gather (FREE OF CHARGE) at the Rolling Meadows Cook County Circuit Courthouse property or along parkways of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road, just south and east of the racetrack.
Missing the fireworks at Arlington Park? Mount Prospect has fireworks at Melas Park [MAP/SAT] from 9:30 pm to 10:00 pm. on Thursday July 4 AND Sunday July 7, 2013. The complete schedule for Melas Park runs from Wednesday, July 3, 2013 through Sunday, July 7, 2013.
FRONTIER DAYS at Recreation Park Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7, 2013 [MAP/SAT]
Parking is no longer available at Arlington Market. Most people park in the neighborhood streets north of Recreation Park and in the Parking Garages in downtown Arlington Heights. Shuttle buses run from the parking garages to Frontier Days at Recreation Park. Check the full Arlington Heights Frontier Days Schedule at frontierdays.org …
WEDNESDAY JULY 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM at Frontier Days Carnival/Festival at Recreation Park …
MAIN STAGE … SAWYER BROWN
Daily Herald and Frontier Days bring you Sawyer Brown, who has been called the “Rolling Stones of Country Music.” Top 20 hit with Leona, followed by #1 hit Step That Step. The band has gold and platinum hits, Some Girls Do, The Dirt Road, The Walk, Thank God for You, The Boys and Me, and Drive Me Wild.
THURSDAY JULY 4, 2013 at 8 PM at Frontier Days Carnival/Festival at Recreation Park
MAIN STAGE … HERE COME THE MUMMIES
RENEWAL BY ANDERSEN and FRONTIER DAYS bring you … Here Come the Mummies, a Nashville-based
11-piece costumed band of funk-a-teers. Appeared on TV including music on Big Shots, The Loop, Scrubs and the movie Fired Up!
FRIDAY JULY 5, 2013 at 8 PM at Frontier Days Carnival/Festival at Recreation Park
MAIN STAGE … THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS
VILLAGE BANK & TRUST and FRONTIER DAYS bring you … Grammy-nominated Blues/Rock band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds! Performing blockbuster hits Tuff Enuff and Wrap It Up which went to number 50 in the Billboard Hot 100. Powerful Stuff included in the film Cocktail.
SATURDAY JULY 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Frontier Days Carnival/Festival at Recreation Park
MAIN STAGE … BRET MICHAELS
CITY BEVERAGE and FRONTIER DAYS bring you … Bret Michaels, a musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer and reality television personality who gained fame as lead vocalist of Poison. He has had fifteen Top 40 singles including, Talk Dirty to Me, Something to Believe In, Nothing But A Good Time, and the timeless #1 smash Every Rose Has its Thorn.
SUNDAY JULY 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM at Frontier Days Carnival/Festival at Recreation Park
MAIN STAGE … AMERICAN ENGLISH
Service Sanitation and Frontier Days bring you American English — these remarkable musicians perform songs from the beginning to the end of the Beatles run.
Frontier Days includes much, much more. A running race, flea market, a carnival, food, fire department water fights and more entertainment. See the Arlington Heights Frontier Days Official Site for more details.
FRONTIER STAGE (ASIDE FROM MAIN STAGE AFTER MAIN STAGE EVENT)
Wed July 3, 2013 +++ 9:30-11:45pm
FRONTIER STAGE – AFRODISIACS…Electrifying show propels you into the disco groove, great costumes, and dance moves of ‘70’s.
Thu July 4, 2013 +++ 9:30 – 10:45 pm
FRONTIER STAGE – ACCORDING TO ANDREW…
Outstanding group of musicians that delivers an energetic blend of classic covers from the past thirty years – don’t miss these guys!
Fri July 5, 2013 +++ 9:45 – 11:45 pm
FRONTIER STAGE – C-FACTOR…Energetic female fronted five piece band has an electrifying stage show with an eclectic music lineup!!
Sat July 6, 2013 +++ 9:45 – 11:45 pm
FRONTIER STAGE – ARRA … Come see Chicago’s best rock cover band light up the Frontier Stage with their powerhouse show.
FESTIVAL CLOSES FOR FRONTIER DAYS 2013 AT 10:00 PM after the American English performance. (No Frontier Stage entertainment after the Main Stage entertainment.)
The official name for this event is Frontier Days Festival.
Frontier Days is sometimes incorrectly referred to as Arlington Heights “Pioneer Days”
The Arlington Heights Frontier Days Festival 2013 is the 38th annual celebration.
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