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.

Creating a More Vibrant Barrington!

Skin Wellness by Renee Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting

Skin Wellness by Renee ribbon cutting (3)

 Congratulations to Skin Wellness by Renee on its move to a new location at 205 S. Cook St.The company recently celebrated its ribbon-cutting with the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and Village President Karen Darch, Village Manager Jeff Lawler, and Economic Development Director Peggy Blanchard.

Skin Wellness by Renee provides personalized skin treatments with a fusion of science and natural botanicals uniquely designed to deliver results.

For more information, call (847) 525-3640 or visit

 EwelineB Celebrates Opening at Ice House Mall

EWELINEB FALL 2017bEwelineB, a new women’s fashion store, opened its doors at Barrington’s Ice House Mall with a Grand Opening on Thursday, September 14.

EwelineB Fashion offers three main fashion clothing lines – day, cocktail and occasion, which are featured every season, as well as Limited Edition collections featured twice a year. All creations are designed in the EwelineB studio and meticulously made using the highest-quality fabrics and the utmost attention to detail. Can’t find your size or have an idea of what you would like to see come to life? EwelineB offers custom tailoring and design services.

EwelineB store hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday by appointment only. Contact shop.barrington@ewe­ or, or call 1-800-292-5216.




Savvy Spirit Women's Clothing Celebrates 20 Years of Being Savvy!

savvy 20 year anniversary 2017Located at 200 Applebee Street in the Ice House Mall, Savvy Spirit is celebrating its 20th anniver­sary. Savvy will present its Customer Apprecia­tion Days Oct. 23-28 with six days of in-store specials. Customers will receive 20% off entire purchase of non-sale items, and will be treated to refreshments and a drawing for gifts with purchase throughout the week. For more info go to or call 847-381-6772.


Barrington Resident Launches "Little Free Library"


If you've seen “Little Free Libraries” in other commu­nities around the country, you've probably won­dered when they would come to Barrington.They've started to pop up in various locations in our area, and the latest site is hosted by Barrington resident Diane Scholten at 805 S. Cook Street (next to Grove Ave. School).

A Little Free Library is a small, front-yard book exchange program where you take a free book and leave one when you can. Each year, nearly 10 million books are shared worldwide in over 36,000 locations through the program. Visit for more information.




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.