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.


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.


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        Hot Rods/Loud Car Night  (Wear your LOUD outfits)

Aug 9        National Night Out Against Crime (Kids: First responder 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


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


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.