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.

NoticeHappy 5th Anniversary, Notice! - Barrington!

Notice!, located at 202 S. Cook Street, is celebrating five years in Barrington. The store features contemporary women's apparel along with fabulous handbags, jewelry, and gifts for everyone, especially the new baby in your life. Notice is thrilled that the Barrington community has helped it thrive over the years. For more information, visit

LaubergeHappy 20th Anniversary, L'auberge A. Golden Day Spa & Salon

L'auberge Salon, located at 764 W. Northwest Highway in the Foundry of Barrington, is celebrating 20 years. Their full-service salon offers spa treatments, advanced hair care, nail services, and much more. L’auberge prides itself on customer service and dedication to educating their guests with their product knowledge of hair and skin care. Check them out on Facebook or visit For appointments, call (847) 277-7000.

Sweetspot (2)Happy 7th Anniversary, SweetSpot!

SweetSpot, located at 102 S. Hager St., is celebrating its 7th anniversary this year. Sweetspot offers fresh, hand-dipped
Homer’s Ice Cream, hand-spun malts and shakes to order, as well as banana splits, sundaes, floats, flurries, old fashioned Snokones, and homemade Italian ice creations. SweetSpot would like to give special thanks to customers for supporting them the past seven years.

Southern Belle (2)Happy 1st Anniversary, Southern Belle's Pancake House

Southern Belle’s Pancake House, located at 210 S. Cook Street, is celebrating its first year in Barrington! Southern Belle’s prides itself on hospitality and great food. Along with their over-the-top sized pancakes and omelets, a gluten free and vegan menu, as well as a fresh juice, smoothie, and specialty coffee bar, complement the existing breakfast
fare. Long gone are the pre-packaged jellies and butters we all grew up with. Instead, Southern Belle’s is producing its
own line of farm fresh house made jams, whipped butters, buttermilk biscuits, and freshly made corn muffins. They are open daily from 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Explore today and Enjoy Barrington!  To view additional events, click on "More", and then under "All Departments", click on "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.