Arlington Alfresco

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Arlington Alfresco 2024 Begins Friday, May 3rd
Arlington Alfresco is an open-air, pedestrian friendly, shopping, dining & entertainment experience in downtown Arlington Heights! Featuring expanded outdoor seating areas at popular restaurants, Arlington Alfresco is open May - September each year, and is one of the most unique destinations in the region. The 2024 Arlington Alfresco season begins Friday, May 3 and the last day to dine will be Monday, Sept. 23rd. Harmony Fest featuring the Taste of Arlington Heights will celebrate the end of summer on Friday, Sept. 27th and Saturday, Sept. 28th, with music, entertainment, and delicious food and drinks. 

Live music in Harmony Park at Sounds of Summer Concerts will take place Thursday nights, 7-8:30 p.m., June 6th - August 29th, except for July 4th. 

Planning a visit? Here are helpful resources!
Over a Dozen Different Restaurants and Eateries within One Block:
  • Armand's Pizzeria
  • Beer on the Wall
  • Berry Yo
  • Big Shot Piano Lounge
  • Carlos & Carlos
  • Cortland's Garage
  • Hey Nonny
  • Kilwins
  • La Tasca Tapas
  • Mago Grill & Cantina
  • Peggy Kinnane's Irish Restaurant & Pub
  • Salsa 17
  • Scratchboard Kitchen
  • Shakou
And 20 more restaurants and eateries and 30+ shops and boutiques in Downtown.  See our Downtown Map & Directory to learn more.

About Arlington Alfresco 
Arlington Alfresco was first introduced in the summer of 2020, to provide additional outdoor seating for restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its creation was the result of an “explore all options” approach taken by staff, when identifying ways to support local businesses. After a successful first year in 2020, Arlington Alfresco has grown in popularity and continues to welcome guests and visitors from throughout the Chicago area every year from May through September.