Mane Event and Taste of Arlington Heights Friday and Saturday August 4-5, 2017 Great Food Downtown Arlington Heights

One of the best highlights of Arlington Heights is its fine restaurants, and August is especially excellent because it is the time of the annual Taste of Arlington Heights block party in downtown Arlington Heights [Businesses Register Here].

Mane Event, Taste of Arlington Heights, August 4-5, 2017 in Downtown

Take it to the streets on Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5, 2017 for the Mane Event on Friday followed by the Taste of Arlington Heights on Saturday. The bookend events both occur at Vail and Campbell in Downtown, and they combine to make one of the biggest weekend celebrations of the summer!

This block-party styled weekend is a crescendo to the summer and both events are ripe for celebration with live music from favorite local bands, wonderful food from local restaurants with a variety of cuisines, a business expo at the Mane Event, and children's entertainment.

Schedule Below ...

Mane Event (yes, it is spelled M-A-N-E in reference to a horse’s mane) and the Taste of Arlington Heights weekend kicks off the Million Week in recognition of the upcoming Arlington Million, the premier racing event held at Arlington International Racecourse on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Activities will be held at the Racetrack during the week leading up to the Arlington Million.

Exact times TO BE ANNOUNCED ...
Mane Event Line-up, Friday, August 4 (Organized by the Arlington Heights Special Events Commission)
The Mane Event is from 5 - 11 PM at Vail & Campbell
5-8 PM: Business Expo
5-8 PM: Children's Entertainment
6 PM: The Student Body
8:30 PM: Libido Funk Circus

Taste of Arlington Heights, Saturday, August 5  (Organized by the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce)
The Taste of Arlington is from Noon - 11 PM at Vail & Campbell
Noon : School of Rock -Arlington Heights
2:30 PM : Suburban Chicago's Got Talent - Finale and Winner announce
4:30 p.m.: Second Time Around
6:30 p.m.: Exit 147
8:30 p.m.: ARRA



Arlington Million, Saturday, August 12, 2017
The Arlington Million is at Arlington International Racecourse
Gates open at 11 AM for the must-attend event of summer. Experience the biggest day of racing in Illinois!

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