Mane and Taste of Arlington

Mane Event & Taste of Arlington Heights, August 3 & 4
Posted on 07/05/2018

Arlington Heights will be celebrating in the streets with two back-to-back events in the downtown on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4 to kickoff the Million Week in recognition of the Arlington Million race held at Arlington Park Racecourse on August 11.

Both fests, which attract thousands each year, are held on Vail Avenue and Campbell Street in the downtown. Mane Event, organized by the Village's Special Events Commission, will be held on Friday, August 3, from 5 - 11 p.m. followed by an all-day Taste of Arlington Heights from noon - 11 p.m. The Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce organizes the Taste and coordinates the Business Expo at the Mane Event as well as organizes the restaurants for both events.

It's a great celebration of Arlington Heights' neighbors and people from around the area who come out to enjoy the atmosphere the downtown, partake in festival activities and sit back and relax to the free musical entertainment.

Over 20 restaurants, including some downtown restaurants, will be serving food both days.

The Mane Event -- named for a horse's mane -- is held from 5 to 11 p.m.  on Friday, August 3. It features a Business Expo until 8 p.m. as well as children's entertainment from 5 - 8 p.m.

Musical entertainment for the Mane Event starts with WaxWorks at 6 p.m. followed by a local favorite, Mike & Joe at 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, August 4, the Taste runs from noon to 11 p.m. and the entertainment schedule includes the School of Rock at Noon, Orange Star at 3 p.m. the Dan Harvey Band at 4:30 p.m., SunFallen at 6:30 p.m. with the headliner act, Exit 147, hitting the stage at 8:30 p.m.