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Frontier Days Festival, June 30 - July 4

June 13, 2017
Plan a wonderful Fourth of July week in Arlington Heights by attending the annual Frontier Days Festival, from Thursday June 29 at 5 p.m. (Carnival Preview Night) – Tuesday, July 4 at Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner Street. For over 40 years, Arlington Heights is fortunate to have the Frontier Days, Inc., a volunteer organization of nearly 500 citizens, host and coordinate one of the largest parades and festivals in the Chicagoland area!
Frontier Days includes everything you could enjoy during this festive time – carnival rides, family activities, free music performances, the Stampede Run, food, drinks - and more! For an entire schedule of events for the Festival, visit
Main Stage Entertainment (entertainment is free):
Jefferson Starship – 8:00 PM, Friday, June 30
Gin Blossoms - 8:00 PM, Saturday, July 1
Rick Springfield - 8:00 PM, Sunday, July 2
Hoobastank - 8:00 PM, Monday, July 3
American English - 7:30 PM, Tuesday, July 4
Festival hours – Thursday, June 29, 5 - 11 p.m. (Carnival Preview Night. No Festival food or entertainment.); Friday, June 30, 4 p.m. - Midnight; Saturday, July 1, Noon - Midnight; Sunday, July 2, Noon - 11 p.m.; Monday, July 3, 5 p.m.  - Midnight.
July 4th Parade – Sponsored by Frontier Days, Inc. (the theme is: Readng, Passport to the World). The parade steps off at 10 a.m. from Oakton east to Dunton south to Miner, and ending at Recreation Park. Please remember to be a good neighbor and do not place any blankets, chairs, etc. on the parkways and sidewalks along the parade route prior to 7 p.m., July 3.
Stampede Run - Sunday, July 2, 7:30 a.m. 5K or 10K run with Chip Timing, 5K Walk or 1/4 mile Kids Dash. Race registration is being held online at or you can register at 6:15 a.m. at Recreation Park. Click here for details on the Stampede.
July Fourth Fireworks - sponsored by Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid. Held at nightfall on Monday, July 3. General Admission required. Tickets can be purchased here. 


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