Free Concerts at Cook Street Plaza

133. “Live and Unplugged” in Cook Street Plaza

Feel like checking out a free concert in Barrington this weekend?  Saturday is “Live & Unplugged” night at Cook Street Plaza. Local musicians set up in the courtyard, perform and share stories about their own original songs in an intimate neighborhood setting surrounding Francesca’s Famigila Restaurant. Francesca’s will set up extra tables and chairs in the … Read more

Bastille Day at L'Eiffel Bistrot in South Barrington

105. Celebrate Bastille Day 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

South Barrington Arboretum Children's Summer Concerts

104. Children’s Concert at the Arboretum

Here’s a fun way to start the day with your kids. Pinstripes and the Arboretum of South Barrington are hosting a free children’s summer concert tomorrow morning at 10:30. The performer for tomorrow’s concert is a guy known as “The Flying Fool”. His name is Ken Schultz and he juggles bowling balls, rides a unicycle, … Read more

2010 Uncork Barrington Wine Tasting

100. Uncork Barrington

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

Celebrating July Fourth in Barrington

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

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

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

90. “Vampire” Menu at Gold Class Cinemas

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

Horse Trials in Barrington Hills

87. Horse Trials by Day, Ron Hawking by Night

The Horse Trials are underway in Barrington Hills this weekend. About 300 upper-level riders from around the country are competing with their beautiful horses today and tomorrow at the Barrington Countryside Park District Riding Center. These experienced competitors will be jumping larger obstacles, including a challenging water complex this weekend. The popular celebrity course walk … Read more

Barrington Village Cook Street Coffee

82. Good Karma at 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

Camp Sunshine and Tropical Smoothie

79. Flip Flop Friday at 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

Golfing at Makray in Barrington

75. Make a Tee Time at Makray

We’re on day 75 here at 365Barrington.com and I think it’s about time we start talking about Barrington’s golf community. There are six golf courses in Barrington, but only one of them is a public course and that’s Makray Memorial Golf Club. Makray is a premier 18-hole championship caliber course with 7,000 yards, four sets … Read more