Arlington Aikikai |
Arlington Heights is located in northeastern Illinois in Cook County
northwest of Chicago
and about 15 miles west of Lake Michigan
The city is best known as the home of Arlington Park, the world famous horse racing track which began operations in 1927. Feature races include the Breeders' Cup and the Arlington Million. The racetrack is said by many to be one of the finest such facilities in the world.
The city of Arlington Heights has grown by leaps and bounds since the first settler came to the area in 1845. Sample population figures show 1,400 residents in 1900; 5,000 in 1930; 28,000 in 1960 and surpassing 75,000 in 1990.
Originally known as Dunton, the city changed its name in 1874. The town's past has endured significant hardship that includes the 144" of snowfall in 1979 and the fire that destroyed the original racetrack in 1985.
Area recreation includes outings to the Nickol Knoll Golf Club and Arlington Lakes Golf Club.
Art Dunton Gallery | Transparent Watercolor Society |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Kitakata Japanese Restaurant |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Arlington Park Hilton/Conf Ctr |
Shopping Tribal Expressions |
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11/12 Coming to The area
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .