Taste of Arlington 2013: Mane Event & Taste of Arlington Heights, August 9-10, 2013 Downtown

The Mane Event on Friday followed by the Taste of Arlington Heights on Saturday is scheduled for August 9, 2013 and August 10, 2013 respectively. The bookend events both occur on Vail Avenue and Campbell Street in downtown Arlington Heights [MAP/SAT], and they combine to make one of the biggest weekend celebrations of the summer.

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The block-party styled weekend showcases live music from favorite local bands, wonderful food from local restaurants, kids’ entertainment, a Business Expo and performances by the Top 10 Finalists of Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent on Saturday afternoon.

Mane Event (as in Horse Mane reference to the Arlington International Racecourse) and the Taste of Arlington weekend kick’s off Million Week is a celebration of the upcoming Arlington Million -- the premier race event held at Arlington International Racecourse on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Activities will be held at Arlington International (formerly Arlington Park) Racetrack  during the week leading up to the Arlington Million.

Mane Event Line-up, Friday, August 9  (Organized by the Special Events Commission)

5:00 p.m.   Business Expo: Local businesses showcase what they have to offer.

6:30 p.m.   Music from A Thousand Julys, a Pop/R&B/Dance cover band

8:30 -10:30 p.m.   Mike and Joe, a Chicagoland favorite, modern rock cover band

Taste of Arlington Heights, Saturday, August 10  (Organized by the Chamber of Commerce)
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. -- Color Blast 5K (see more info below)

1:00 p.m.   The Top 10 Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent finalists perform

Winner of Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent & People’s Choice Winner announced later in the afternoon!

6:30 p.m. –  Friction, a rock and roll cover band

8:30 pm – 7th Heaven, a rock band cover band

More about Color Blast 5K ...
Color Blast 5K, 10 a.m. Saturday, August 10. New this year to the weekend of Mane and Taste is the Color Blast 5K, not your typical 5K!

Five kilometers of color and runners are the canvas. Clearbrook partners with Active Care Chiropractic and Rehabilitation to host the Color Blast 5K in downtown Arlington Heights. The first race of its kind in the northwest suburbs, this fun run promises exciting and brightly colored fun for the whole family.

The course includes four designated “Color Zones” where runners will be doused with brightly colored cornstarch. The end result being a tie-dyed finish line celebration. To register visit  Colorblast 5K.

8:00 AM – Registration opens
9:30 AM – Registration closes and warm ups begin
10:00 AM – 5K run begins
10:20 AM – 5K walk begins
10:30 AM – 1 mile walk begins
10:45 AM – The Color Bonanza begins at the finish line
11:00 AM – Group color throws begin (and continue every 20 minutes)
1:00 PM – The Color Bonanza ends (to be continued next year)
** After the Color Celebration, stick around and enjoy the Taste of Arlington Heights (starting at noon). There will be an abundance of restaurants, live entertainment, and much more!

TASTE of Arlington Heights
Saturday August 10, 2013
12 noon - 11:00 pm


Armand’s of Arlington Heights
Bangkok Café
Berry Yo Frozen Yogurt
Birch River Grill
Big Shot Piano Lounge & Restaurant
California Pizza Kitchen
Carlos & Carlos Restaurant
Chili's Grill & Bar
Circa 57
Clementi's Italian American Bistro
Daily Grind & Grille
Daily Grind & Grille - Pastries
Garibaldi's Italian Eatery
Harry’s of Arlington Heights
Javier’s Sabor Mexicano & Agave Bar
La Roca Tapas Restaurant
La Tasca
Mago Grill & Cantina
Peggy Kinnane’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
Piatti Pronti
Pure Juice Cafe
Rack House Kitchen & Tavern
Salsa 17
Tuscan Market & Wine Shop
Ttowa Korean Bistro
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