110. Barrington Home Shoppe Tapas Tasting

Tapas Tasting and Demonstration in Barrington, Illinois

 I’ve always wanted to host a tapas dinner party at home, but I have yet to learn how to prepare any of my tapas favorites in my own kitchen. This week, I have found a fun way to figure that out! There’s a tapas and sangria-making demonstration and tasting taking place tomorrow night at the … Read more…

105. Celebrate Bastille Day in South Barrington

Bastille Day at L'Eiffel Bistrot in South Barrington

 It’s July 14th, Bastille Day, and a day to let your French flag fly. The French national holiday celebrates the storming of the Bastille prison on this date back in 1789 signaling the uprising of modern-day France. There’s a big party planned at L’Eiffel Bistrot in South Barrington today to celebrate the holiday with food, drinks, live music … Read more…

102. Free Slurpees for 7-Eleven Day

Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven

 Here’s a great way to chill out today for FREE! It’s July 11th and 7-Eleven stores throughout the U.S. are celebrating the company’s 83rd birthday by giving away slurpees all day in honor of their name and number one icy cold specialty drink. Lake Barrington’s 7-Eleven store is participating in this slurpeelicious occasion. They have four … Read more…

100. Uncork Barrington

2010 Uncork Barrington Wine Tasting

 You can take a trip around the world right here in downtown Barrington tonight!  The sixth annual “Uncork Barrington” wine tasting is happening from 6 to 9PM hosted by the Barrington Village Association. Organizers have selected fifty fine wines from ten regions of the world for you to sample with a “passport” where you can keep track … Read more…

93. Step Back in Time with “Sixteen Candles”

Barrington Brat Tent Sixteen Candles Night

 Tonight is one of those nights at the Barrington Brat Tent that people will be talking about the whole year long. That’s right, the band “Sixteen Candles” is back for their annual Fourth of July weekend performance from 8:30 to 11:30 PM. There’s something addictive about this 80’s cover band that gets people on their … Read more…

91. Brat Tent = Beer, Bands and Fun for Kids

Celebrating July Fourth in Barrington

 The 2010 Brat Tent officially opens today, kicking off Barrington’s 2010 Fourth of July festivities.  There’s a full schedule of July Fourth fun taking place this week in downtown Barrington and we’re going to be sharing the details daily here at 365Barrington.com The party starts tonight! The Brat Tent will be open from 5 to 11:30PM at the … Read more…

90. “Vampire” Menu at Gold Class Cinemas

Bella Swan and Edward Cullen in "Eclipse" - Courtesy of Summit Entertainment

 Fans of the “Twilight” vampire saga will be lining up tonight at midnight outside Barrington theaters for the release of the latest movie in the series, “Eclipse”. It’s the third book in the sequence in which 18-year-old Bella Swan realizes she loves vampire, Edward Cullen more than werewolf, Jacob Black and helps defeat an “army” … Read more…

82. Good Karma at Cook Street Coffee

Barrington Village Cook Street Coffee

 Our favorite “hometown coffee shop” is celebrating its first anniversary this week with daily prizes and an awesome new menu item. Cook Street Coffee opened for business on June 25th, 2009 and they’re starting their week-long celebration today. The coffee shop is holding daily raffles all week. You’ll get one raffle ticket for each drink … Read more…

79. Flip Flop Friday at Tropical Smoothie

Camp Sunshine and Tropical Smoothie

 It’s Flip Flop Friday at Tropical Smoothie in Barrington! The first 500 people who come into Tropical Smoothie in Barrington today WEARING FLIP FLOPS will receive a free 24-ounce “Jetty Punch” smoothie. “Jetty Punch” is a strawberry-banana flavored smoothie and they typically cost $4.80. While you’re at Tropical Smoothie today, they’l also ask for a … Read more…

78. Farmers Market 4-1-1

Fresh Produce at the Barrington Farmers Market

 The official first day of summer is just days away and today marks the return of a favorite summer activitiy in downtown Barrington. The Barrington Farmers Market is back in action for their tenth season starting this afternoon. Back in 2000, a group of neighbors from the Barrington Village got together and decided to start … Read more…