July 2011

51. Climb on Board the Monster Trucks of Barrington

Big Trucks Show in Barrington, Illinois

If you’re a young kid in Barrington, this may just be one of the hottest events of the year, especially if your wee one is into things that make you go “VROOM!” It’s Barrington’s 12th annual “Big Trucks” show and it’s happening tomorrow. Prepare your tots to climb on board the biggest trucks in Barrington […]

50. Spend Your Dough in 60010 at Sidewalk Days

Barrington Sidewalk Days

It’s a summer shopping tradition in Barrington and it starts today! Sidewalk Days are back, giving us all a great opportunity to find sweet deals at shops throughout Barrington. Dozens of Barrington retail stores and vendors are participating in the three-day event.  You’ll find tents set up along the sidewalks of Barrington, at the Ice […]

49. Have a Baby at Good Shepherd Hospital

Babies Born at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois

You may have noticed that I’ve been a little absent over the past week or so here at 365Barrington.com and it’s because of some big news.  My husband and I welcomed our third child on Monday of last week, born right here in Barrington. The baby arrived a full week before my due date and […]

48. Childhood Swims Spark English Channel Challenge

Doug McConnel Camp Edwards Swim to Buck Island

What does swimming the English Channel have to do with childhood summer camp?  A Barrington man’s boyhood days at a Wisconsin camp in the 60’s were an early inspiration for one of his life’s biggest challenges.  Doug McConnell is nearing the end of months of intense training to swim the English Channel this August. And […]

47. Wet Your Whistle at Barrington Brew Fest 2011

2011 Barrington Brewfest

Downtown Barrington becomes the Beer Capitol of Chicagoland for one day every year and that’s TOMORROW! If you’d like to grab a cold one or sample sips of 50 local and regional craft brews, you don’t want to miss the 8th Annual Barrington Brew Fest, happening from 3 to 7 p.m. Barrington Brew Fest will […]

46. Sample 50 Fine Wines at Uncork Barrington 2011

7th annual Uncork Barrington event in downtown Barrington, Illinois

If you love fine wine and savor opportunities to sip samples from around the globe, you don’t want to miss tomorrow night’s 7th Annual “Uncork Barrington” event. I have attended this party every year since it started back in 2005 and, like a fine wine, it just keeps getting better with age. The party starts […]

45. Travel the World at Barrington International Fest

International Fest in Barrington, Illinois

We just spent Fourth of July weekend celebrating our country’s independence, but today’s a day to celebrate all countries and cultures without leaving Barrington. The first ever Barrington International Fest is happening today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and we’re all invited to share a sampling of dance, food and music from around the […]

44. Celebrate the 4th of July with "The Boss"

U.S. Air Force photo Courtesy of Robbin Cresswell

It’s Fourth of July Monday after a long weekend of holiday barbecues and what’s left to do but…bbq some more, of course!!! We’re celebrating with more friends, more family and more fireworks in Barrington today and some favorite Fourth of July music to keep the holiday going until the very last minute. There’s no better […]

43. Fire it Up with the Smokin Gunz

Smokin Gunz Band will Perform at the Barrington Brat Tent Tonight

Be sure you’re cocked, locked and ready to rock when you head to the Barrington Brat Tent today.  There’ll be lots of Country heat on hand tonight when Smokin Gunz takes the stage.  The band will be tonight’s finale performance after a full day of family fun at the Barrington 4th of July Weekend festivities. […]

42. Take a Stroll with Stilt Man Frank Birdsall

Frank Birdsall Fourth of July Appearance in Barrington

It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  No – it’s a giant Daddy Long Legs and you’ll find him cruising around the streets of Barrington today.  Stilt man and entertainer extraordinaire, Frank Birdsall will be making an appearance during Day Two of this weekend’s 4th of July Festivities at the Barrington Brat Tent. Frank Birdsall is […]

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