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Fourth of July Festivities: Fun for the Entire Family!

  • Date: 07/04/2017
  • Introduction: Stay around town and gather with friends, families, and neighbors for an en­tire week of festivities!

The Fourth of July is the best time of the year in Barrington! Stay around town and gather with friends, families, and neighbors for an en­tire week of festivities that includes the Brat Tent, a Family Fitness Run, Barrington’s White House Open House, the Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks, and more. It’s a celebration for the entire family to enjoy!

Barrington Lions Club 4th of July Brat Tent Friday, June 30 – Tuesday, July 4

This Barrington tradition includes five days of food, great music, and wonderful family entertainment. Located in the north commuter lot of the Metra Train Station, the festival features children’s entertainment daily and live musical entertainment at night. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.BratTent.com.

Advocate Good Shepherd Family Fitness Run Tuesday, July 4, 7:15 a.m.

The annual Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Family Fitness Run features a 10k run through Barrington Hills, a 5k run/ walk and a 2k walk through the streets of Barrington. Proceeds from the race will benefit the cultural arts in Barrington. For more information, visit www.signmeup.com or call (847) 620-4580.

Fourth of July Parade Tuesday, July 4, 10:00 a.m. The 4th of July Parade steps off at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street, beginning at Barrington High School and ending at the train station. This year’s theme is “Celebrating America's Superheroes.” In addition to the parade, the committee is hosting the annual food drive. Please bring a canned food item for our local food pantry. For more information, please visit www.BarringtonParade.com.

Barrington's White House Open House & Reading of Declaration of Independence July 4, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m (Immediately following the parade)

Join friends and neighbors at Barrington’s White House Open House. Docents will pro­vide historical information about this meticulously renovated 1898 mansion, including details on its original owners. Barrington resident Tim Dunn will read the Declaration of Independence from the front porch of Barrington's White House. Tim is a former BHS teacher and great-nephew of Arnett C. Lines, whose father, carpenter Fred Lines, built the house. Visit www.BarringtonsWhiteHouse.com for more information.

Barrington Bank & Trust Fourth of July Fireworks July 4, Dusk

The fireworks go off at dusk from Barrington High School; however, there are many great local viewing spots! Bring a blanket and watch the sky light up.