Things To Do In Arlington Heights


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  • The Great American Cooking Expo
    The Great American Cooking Expo presents "It's Just a Taste: Food and Wine Festival" brings together celebrity chefs, culinary trendsetters, and food and wine connoisseurs for two days of eating, drinking, and education. The event fills Arlington Park Racecourse’s 50,000 square feet with delicious aromas generated by more than 100 exhibitors, who alternate between demonstrating advanced techniques and providing tasty morsels and wine samples for the crowds. While professionals show off the methods that produce exceptional flavors, more than 25 premium beverage manufacturers offer up the perfect wines to pair. They provide more than 125 wines to sample, along with ample spirits and cordials. The event’s organizers hope to provide more than fleeting culinary satisfaction. They also organize stations to help generate menu ideas, teach specific recipes, or inspire visitors to find the perfect gift for a culinary-inclined friend, whether it’s a set of new pots or a kidnapped celebrity chef.
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    2200 West Euclid Avenue
    Arlington Heights, IL US
  • Chicagoland Bowling
    If you've been bowling in Chicago, chances are pretty good you've been to a Chicagoland Bowling establishment. With member centers from the north to the south, the organization connects pin destroyers all over the city. The advantages of this network include tournaments that span the entire region, scholarship programs for talented youth bowlers, and a cornucopia of options for entertainers who juggle bowling pins.
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    8 S. Beverly Lane
    Arlington Heights, IL US
  • Color Blast 5k LLC
    The finish line is a blur of color. Every runner and walker that arrives at Active Care ColorBlast 5K's end point looks like he or she just escaped in slow motion from an exploding chalk factory. In addition to sporting this prismatic new fashion statement, they all seem to have smiles on their faces. That's because the event is more of a celebration than a competition?getting as much color as you can takes precedent over getting the best time you can. In fact, lingering at key points along the 5k route is encouraged. It's at these locations, named color stations, that volunteers toss colored powder?which is made from completely natural and biodegradable food-grade cornstarch?towards the participants, turning their white t-shirts into something akin to tie-die. More hues wait at the finish line, where group color throws begin immediately after the race's end. As the vibrant cloud rises above the crowd, it announces a collective victory, not just for each participant but the community as a whole. 100% of proceeds from each Color Blast 5k benefits Clearbrook's programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Annually, the charity supports more than 6,000 individuals as well as their families in 13 counties, in over 160 communities and 50 locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs.
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    500 E Miner St.
    Arlington Heights, IL US
  • Gatsby's Pizza and Pub
    Gatsby's Pizza and Pub is a fantastic spot to grab a quick slice. The chefs at Gatsby's Pizza and Pub know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals. Guests can migrate to the bar section to catch the game on the TV. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Gatsby's Pizza and Pub with its kid-approved food and ambience. Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Gatsby's Pizza and Pub. Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Gatsby's Pizza and Pub, you can surf the web and get some work done. Gatsby's Pizza and Pub's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Gatsby's Pizza and Pub. The neighboring lot provides free parking to visitors. Gatsby's Pizza and Pub offers various parking options, including bike parking. Gatsby's Pizza and Pub makes it their goal to serve food that is both delicious and affordable. Short on cash? No problem. Gatsby's Pizza and Pub happily accepts all major credit cards.
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    427 E Rand Rd
    Arlington Heights, IL US
  • Harrys' Of Arlington
    A neighborhood bar is best when it reflects the local culture, which is why it’s no surprise that Harrys’ of Arlington pours brews from a variety of local craft breweries such as Revolution, 5 Rabbit, and Goose Island. A long wooden bar that stretches nearly the length of the room features a dozen tap handles in regimented rows above its polished surface. Those taps spout both macro- and microbrewed beers, which can be obtained on specials that run every day of the week. Cooks complement these libations with an extensive menu of pub grub, including customizable sirloin-patty burgers, sandwiches, and a variety of mac and cheeses spiced up with enticing ingredients. Occasionally, the staff clears the rows of tables and hooks up their sound and light systems to host concerts. For these convivial events, they invite musicians who run the gamut of musical styles, from rock and blues to funk and tribute bands, who play music in lieu of paying taxes.
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    1 N Vail Ave
    Arlington Heights, IL US
  • Joola Table Tennis Club
    Ping pong balls ricochet off 10 tables arranged neatly within a 5,000 square-foot dedicated space, only to rise up and meet a whipping paddle that instantaneously reverses their direction, back over the net and across the table. The scene may conjure images of international tournaments, and for good reason: Joola Table Tennis Club, an official table and apparel sponsor of USA Table Tennis, was never bound to take the game lightly. Instead of limiting invitations to championship-caliber players, however, the club also invites mere mortals to take hold of a paddle, line up themselves up at a table, and try their hand at the challenging, fast-paced sport. Novices can enroll in private or group training with a professional, or even rent a robot for concerted stroke repetitions or practice shaking someone's hand. When ready to put their new skills to the test, players can also take on challengers during all-day open play sessions.
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    1257 N Rand Rd
    Arlington Heights, IL US

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