Mane Event and Taste of Arlington Heights Friday and Saturday August 3-4, 2018 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. Sponsor, Exhibitor & Vendor Space space is sold out for 2018.

Mane Event, Taste of Arlington Heights, August 3-4, 2018 in Downtown

Take it to the streets on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4, 2018 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 11, 2018. 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 3 (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: WaxWorks
8:30 PM: Mike & Joe

Taste of Arlington Heights, Saturday, August 4  (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
3:00 PM : Orange Star
4:30 p.m.: Dan Harvey Band
6:30 p.m.: SunFallen
8:30 p.m.: Exit 147



Arlington Million, Saturday, August 11, 2018
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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