Come spend a day in Barrington!

Barrington, located 35 miles northwest of Chicago, is a quaint Village with an array of things to do. 
Hop offOctagon House the Metra train or drive into town and experience the charm of a small town with numerous shopping and dinning opportunities.  You can stroll through the Village Center, which is a hub of activity with over 117 specialty retailers and 40 restaurants featuring a variety of apparel, antiques, gifts, home furnishings and more.  Stop by the Historical Society to learn about the history of the Barrington area or download the self-guided walking tour through the historic downtown.  In the evening, take in a movie at the historic Catlow Theater. Then, dine and enjoy the entertainment in the local restaurants. 

Enjoy a stroll through the state’s largest residential historic district and see stately Victorian homes and beautiful gardens. Hike, jog, bike, or play in our many parks, such as Citizens Park, which is connected by a bike path to Cuba Marsh.

Throughout the year, there are many exciting special events for people of all ages, including:

  • Barrington Art Festival on Memorial Day Weekend
  • Farmer’s Market every Thursday from May to October
  • Cruise Nights every Thursday evening from Memorial Day to Labor Day Scarecrow Fest
  • Fourth of July Festival
  • Sidewalk Sale Days
  • Scarecrow Festival  
  • Barrington Holiday festivities

For a complete listing of things to do, visit