Hawthorne Race Course, Illinois’ oldest sporting venue, is celebrating America’s oldest sport with its fourth annual Americana Nights on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. The two-day festival, which features live harness racing, starts at 6 p.m. each day with post time at 7:10 p.m. each day along with adult- and kid-friendly outdoor games. The festival features horse-drawn cart rides on the track, life-size beer pong, giant Jenga, corn hole tournaments, summer fun giveaways and more. Additionally, there will be live music before racing begins with performances by SunFallen and The Noize.
Harness racing now through September 22 on Thursday – Saturday. Winter Thoroughbred racing begins Thursday – Sunday on October 10 through December 28. For complete 2019 racing schedule visit, www.hawthorneracecourse.com/live_racing/