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.

Welcome, New Barrington Businesses!

Bluemercury, now located in the Barrington Village Center at Hough and Main, is opening in mid- June. Bluemercury is a national luxury brand known as the “neighborhood store for beauty,” where women (and men) of all ages can find high-quality, innovative beauty products and honest, expert advice.

Bluemercury offers luxury makeup, skincare, bath & body products, with makeup lines includ­ing Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent, and numerous other top-of-the-line luxury brands. The boutique also offers spa services including oxygen facials, gly­colic peels, waxing, and microdermabrasion. For more information, visit

Fine Rug GalleryBarrington Fine Rug Gallery, located at 425 W. Main St, is celebrating its new location adjacent to Steeplechase Antiques. Barrington Fine Rug Gallery's roots go back to the great Carpet Bazaars of Persia.

The love and appreciation of fine weaving was ignited by the owner, Mostafa Beik, and his family, who have been collectively in business for over 100 years. For more information, go to Drop by or call 847-382-1031 for an appointment.

Skin Wellness by Renee, located at 205 S. Cook St, is celebrating its new location, formerly known as the Blue House. At Skin Wellness, the number one goal is to slow down the aging process by softening, firming, and brightening skin tones.

With acne-prone skin and breakouts, the goal is to clear up the complexion and eliminate dam­aging effects. Whether your concerns fall into the category of anti-aging or acne, the results are amazing! For more information, visit www.





Norton's U.S.A. Celebrates 10 Years

Norton’s U.S.A., located at 400 Lageschulte Street, is celebrat­ing its 10th anniversary in Barrington. From June 13 – 17, visit Norton’s for a week-long celebration of fun, daily raffles, and sales. There is fun for the entire family, with free Bingo on Thursday, June 15th. Spend Saturday night under the stars and with some free popcorn while watching “The Incredible Journey” on the outside of the store. Norton’s U.S.A. is a Uniquely American General Store, selling only American made goods. For more information, visit

Barrington Martial Arts Celebrates 21 Years

Barrington Martial Arts, located at 123 Barrington Commons, is celebrating its 21st year serving the Barrington community. The academy offers Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Cardio Kick Boxing, Tai Chi, Cardio Fitness, and Lose Two Jean Sizes classes. Classes are taught by international certified master instructors, national champions, Hall of Fame inductees, and certified functional strength coaches. All classes are custom designed so that each student can progress in a non-competitive environment, and at their own pace. For more information, visit

Explore today and Enjoy Barrington! 

Community Events:
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

Everyday Attractions:
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 for more information and to register for events!

Barrington Park District - 235 Lions Drive

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 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 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.