Arlington Park Opening Day Today, May 5, 2017


May 5, 2017. Gates open 2 p.m. First post 3:15 p.m.

Opening Day offers FREE General Admission (online only*), food & beverage specials, and chances to win big as an appreciation to all of Arlington’s loyal fans!

*In order to receive free General Admission for Opening Day you must obtain your print at home ticket online to present and be scanned at the gate upon entry. Otherwise, General Admission at the gates will be $10.

Free hot dog, $1 beer coupon for first 2,000 guests to enter the park.

Arlington umbrella for first 1,000 guests.

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2017 Racing schedule

71 live race dates (three less than 2016) …

May 5-July 9 racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

July 13-Sept. 4 racing also Thursdays.

Sept. 7-23 racing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

May 29, July 3 and Sept. 4 Special Monday racing dates

May 6, 2017 Kentucky Derby Day Gates open 10:30 a.m. First post 1:25 p.m. $18 admission. Live band, mint juleps and a hat contest with prizes for Win, Place and Show.


Aug. 12, 2017 Arlington Million Day
Arlington Million Block Party events in downtown Arlington Heights TBA.

Gates open 11 a.m. First post 12:15 p.m.

$30 admission, with all-inclusive VIP packages available.

35th running of the Grade I Arlington Million.

Other major stakes races: Beverly D., Secretariat, American St. Leger.

Best Dressed Competition.

Chance to win $1 million.


2017 Special Events

May 19 In honor of Arlington’s 90th anniversary, visitors May 19 can buy 90-cent hot dogs and $19.27 combo meals.

June 10, Sept. 9 Binny’s Taste at the Track

July 8 Food Truck Festival featuring 20 food trucks

June 30 Party in the Park After Dark: Country Night

July 28 Sports Night

Aug. 6 Breakfast at Arlington — view live morning workouts, eat a buffet breakfast, take behind-the-scenes tour

Aug. 25 ’90s Night


Twilight Races
First post at 4:15 p.m.

June 3 Life’s a Beach Night featuring live music, chance to win tickets to Jimmy Buffett’s concert at Wrigley Field.

July 3 Independence Day Holiday Fireworks show with live music.

July 22 Hollywood Date Night with live music, roaming Hollywood impersonators and a movie after racing.

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