Barrington is a social, active and vibrant community. Enjoy an hour or spend an entire day in Barrington. There is something going on each day for you to enjoy, including shopping at one-of-a-kind shops, alfresco dining, tours of the historical society and many other options. Visit this page often to see all that Barrington has to offer.
UPCOMING SUMMER EVENTS!
BARRINGTON ART FESTIVAL
Friday & Saturday, May 25 & 26
Cook & Station Streets, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tents will line the Village Center as over 120 artists display their work at this FREE festival, which includes live music, tasty food, & children’s activities. Shops and restaurants are open, and proceeds from the “Green Ribbon Project” benefit Barrington’s White House. Go to www.amdurproductions.com.
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Monday, May 28
Park Avenue to Evergreen Cemetery, 10:30 a.m.
Join our local veterans on this special day to commemorate the men and women who died while in military service to our country.
CYNTHIA ROWLEY DAYS & POP-UP SHOP
Friday & Saturday, June 1 & 2
Barrington’s White House
Renowned designer and Barrington native Cynthia Rowley visits Barrington’s White House for a weekend full of activities, including a Pop-Up Shop (Tuesday, May 29 – Saturday, June 2; open to the public); a welcome champagne and dessert reception (Friday, June 1); “Conversations with Cynthia Rowley,” (Saturday, June 2) and a gala dinner to benefit Barrington’s White House (Saturday, June 2). Go to www.barringtonswhitehouse.com.
BARRINGTON CRUISE NIGHTS, presented by Marquardt of Barrington Buick-GMC
Bring your family and join your friends and neighbors each Thursday this summer for the annual Cruise Nights car show in downtown Barrington. FREE and open to the public!
Cruise Night kicks off on Thursday, May 31, at 6:00 p.m. in the Harris Bank Parking Lot at Cook & Station streets, just south of Lake-Cook Road.
Presented by Marquardt of Barrington Buick GMC, this annual event features the best in classic cars each week, with prizes for People's Choice, Mystery Spot of the Night, and more.
NEW THIS YEAR! The Barrington Bank & Trust Family Fun Zone will feature kids’ entertainment and activities each week, plus food trucks during some weeks, too! Each week has a theme for the cars, entertainment, and dress for the evening. Feel free to come dressed as you are, or have fun with the theme! Dogs welcome! Prizes for the best-dressed.2018 BARRINGTON CRUISE NIGHT SCHEDULE
May 31 Kick-Off Night: All Classic Cars Welcome! (Vintage Attire)
June 7 Corvette Night/Hawaiian Night (Hawaiian Attire)
June 14 70’s Night/Muscle Cars Night: (Dress Disco!)
June 21 Concours d’Elegance Night/Pre-War Classics (Dress to the Nines)
June 28 Porsche & European Cars Night (Dress Designer!)
July 5 Classic All-American Car Night: (Red, White & Blue Attire)
July 12 Country Night: Jeep, 4x4 & Truck Night (Western Attire)
July 19 Lambo/Ferrari – Exotic Night (Exotic & Animal Print Attire)
July 26 ‘50s & ‘80s Night – Nostalgia (Poodle skirts & Parachute Pants)
Aug 2 National Night Out Against Crime (Kids: First responder outfits)
Aug 9 Hot Rods/Loud Car Night (Wear your LOUD outfits)
Aug 16 Cowboy Night: Pony Cars/Convertibles (Western Attire)
Aug 23 Mopar Night (People’s Choice Attire)
Aug 30 New Car Night/Dealer’s Choice (Dress to impress)
Thursdays, June 14- Oct. 18
Park Avenue, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The annual Barrington Farmers’ Market features fresh fruits and vegetables, organics, meats, eggs, flowers, pastries, cheeses, seafood, and more!
In 2018 the market has undergone a revitalization in hopes of building a new food system, fostering entrepreneurship, and encouraging community.
The Farmers’ Market aims to accomplish this by functioning as a small-scale incubator for local food vendors; creating a site for civic engagement and entertainment; raising the profile for the Village neighborhood; and selling goods and building relationships with neighbors.
For more information, visit www.barringtonfarmersmarket.com
NEW THIS SUMMER!2nd Thursdays: Flesk Fest Beer Garden
Every second Thursday through September beginning at 4:00 p.m., Flesk Brewery at the Ice House Mall will host its Flesk Fest outdoor Beer Garden, featuring live music, games, and great one-of-a-kind craft beer.
June 14 • July 12 • August 9 • September 13 • September 27
3rd Thursdays: Community Band
Concerts at Memorial Park
Continuing our 3rd Thursdays Art Night Out in the Village, the Barrington Cultural Commission will host FREE outdoor Concerts at Memorial Park featuring patriotic music and American standards. Bring a blanket and chairs and enjoy a musical evening outdoors with your neighbors!
Thursday, June 21, 6:30 p.m. Barrington Community Band
Thursday, July 19, 6:30 p.m. North Shore Concert Band
Thursday, August 16, 6:30 p.m. Military Band
Barrington 4th of July Fest (Brat Tent)
Friday, June 29-Wednesday, July 4, Commuter Lot
Food, drinks, and fun for everyone throughout the week preceding
July 4th! The “Brat Tent” features favorite bands:
>> Pet Rock & GooRoos (June 29)
>> Sixteen Candles and Allstars (June 30)
>> Gone Country & Dixie Crush (July 2)
>> Sons of Bildor & Exit 147 (July 3).
Kids’ activities every afternoon, including climbing walls, bungie jumps, and more. A Patriot Event ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m. on June 30 with 100 active Navy personnel and Barrington-area police and fire first responders. www.brattent.com.
Advocate Good Shepherd Family Fitness Run
Wednesday, July 4, 7:00 a.m., Downtown
Start off the July 4th festivities in downtown Barrington with this summer holiday tradition. Kids’ Run/5k/10k. Proceeds benefit the Barrington Cultural Commission. www.familyfitnessrun.com.
Fourth of July Parade, Presented by Idealease
Wednesday, July 4, 10:00 a.m., Downtown
Celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial! Barrington’s annual Fourth of July Parade is the most-attended event of the year in Barrington, with our community coming out in droves to be a part of this all-American community celebration. Bob the DJ will host the parade LIVE from the rooftop of Shakou. www.barringtonparade.com.
Barrington’s White House Open House
Wednesday, July 4, Post-Parade (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
After the parade, stop by Barrington’s White House for an open house featuring an 1818-themed event celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial. www.barringtonswhitehouse.com.
Barrington Community Fireworks
Wednesday, July 4, Dusk, Barrington High School
A favorite annual tradition! www.brattent.com.
Join us Friday, July 6th from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. for Uncork Barrington, hosted by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, the Barrington Area Council on Aging, and the Barrington Village Association. Support local charities through an evening of wine, food, laughter, and music. There will be 50 fine wines to choose from, along with tantalizing food from local restaurants as the summer sun sets on downtown Barrington. Purchase tickets and watch for details at www.uncorkbarrington.com.
Friday, July 6 (Uncork) & Saturday, July 7 (Brewfest)On Saturday, July 7th from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m., visit Barrington's Brew Fest. With nearly 50 brewers showcasing more than 90 different brews, Barrington's Brew Fest has become the foremost beer fest in the Northwest Suburbs. Barrington Brew Fest is hosted by Barrington Area Council on Aging, the vital resource that adults, families, and caregivers seek out for information and support as a partner on this journey to #agingbetter. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.barringtonbrewfest.com.
The Village offers many family-friendly events for you to enjoy. The following is a list of some of the upcoming events. For a complete listing of all that is happening in Barrington, click here.
Barrington Area Library - 505 N. Northwest Highway
Be sure to check out the Library for many great events, activities and other happenings! With storytime, school day kids crafts, book club discussions, video game tournaments, "second Friday" musical performances, computer classes and many other events for writers, readers and do-it-yourselfers, the Barrington Aera Library always has something going on. Go to their website at www.barringtonarealibrary.org for more information and to register for events!
The Barrington Park District seeks to enhance the quality of life and the environment; to acquire conserve and protect natural resources; and to provide leisure time opportunities for benefit of citizens and families or our community. Visit their website at www.barringtonparkdistrict.org to view their online brochure and to register for programs, trips, camps, fitness activities, and much more!
The Barrington History Museum - 212 W. Main Street
Visit the working blacksmith shop, check out special exhibits, take a walking tour of historic Barrington, learn more about Barrington's history. Plenty of fun for all ages and many educational opportunities. Visit the website for more information and a list of special exhibits at www.barringtonhistorymuseum.org or call (847) 381-1730.
Walk and Bike Around Barrington
Take a tour of Barrington on your bike! Ride or walk along the many bike routes, lanes or paths throughout the Village and experience the beauty of Barrington. There are several scenic miles of paths in the forest preserves which surround Barrington that provide for a delightful day seeing the sights from a different point of view. See the Bike & Pedestrian page for more information and a complete map of the Barrington bike facilities.