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137. Suburban Cowboys to Rock Barrington 4th of July Fest Opening Night!

137. Suburban Cowboys to Rock Barrington 4th of July Fest Opening Night!

Home Newsroom 137. Suburban Cowboys to Rock Barrington 4th of July Fest Opening Night!

Barrington’s Fourth of July festivities begin this Wednesday, July 3rd, so get ready for the return of the Barrington Brat Tent, 4th of July Parade, fireworks, great food, fun for families and live music during the 4-day celebration this week.  The fest kicks off at 5 p.m. Wednesday, including an The Suburban Cowboys country music cover band in concert on Wednesday night.

Suburban Cowboys to Perform at Barrington 4th of July Festival Opening Night on July 3rd, 2013
Suburban Cowboys to Perform at Barrington 4th of July Festival Opening Night on July 3rd, 2013

According to the Suburban Cowboys’ website, you can expect to be entertained by  “The Ultimate Country Cover Band.” in Barrington on Wednesday night.  “This explosive show is designed for country fans that LOVE to dance! The setlist covers your top 40 country as well as some classic country jams and is full of energy and excitement.”

Read on for videos from some of the bands performing during Barrington 4th of July Celebration this year plus the full schedule of entertainment at the Brat Tent during the 4-day event.

You’ll find the Brat Tent and all the fun in the North Metra Train commuter lot at Spring Street.  There is a Kids’ Daytime special which costs $5 for kids age 3 and up and includes unlimited access to all kids’ activities, a hot dog, chips and soda from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for adults is free during these hours.  The cost after 6 p.m. is $5 for adults, $1 for teens age 14-17 and there is no admission charge for those ages 17 and under after 6 p.m.

There will also be a festive selection of foods available for purchase. You’ll find the list of options, prices and much more information at Barrington4thofJuly.com.

So grab your calendars and get ready for some good times, because here’s what’s happening at this year’s festival…

Wednesday, July 3rd: 5pm – 11:30pm

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Patriotic Dog Tags & Jacobs Ladder
Presented by Whole Foods Market

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Giant Slide
Presented by PepsiCo Chicago

5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Face Painting
Hosted by BHS Fine Arts Students

5 p.m. – Sparky the Dog Arrival
Visit with Barrington’s own fire dog mascot

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Caricatures by Murawski
Presented by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m – Between the Lines in Concert
presented by Doering Landscaping

8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Suburban Cowboys in Concert
Presented by Barrington Lion’s Club and Barrington Noon Rotary Club

The Brat Tent is all set up and ready to go for the six-day celebration and the schedule is packed with a great variety of fun activities for kids and adults. Here’s a look at what’s going on daily to help you plan your trips around your favorite festival features…

Thursday, July 4th: 10am – 3pm

10:00 a.m. – Fourth of July Parade
Parade Route down Main Street to 4th Fest, Starting at Barrington High School

Immediately following the parade…

12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Barrington Community Band
Patriotic sounds from a popular group of local musicians

5:30 p.m. – Pre-Fireworks Stormcrow Concert at BHS
Presented by Grassroots

Fireworks at Dusk!
Presented by Barrington Bank & Trust Company, N.A.
*FIREWORKS viewed best from the lawns of Barrington High School @ Lake Cook & Hart Rd.

Friday, July 5th: 11am – 11:30 pm

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Design Your Summer Bag
Personalize a bag for yourself and/or create one for a child attending Camp Courage

11am to 4pm Hands on Activity
Hosted by Learning Express Toys

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. & 12:45 to 1:30 – Free Bingo with Prizes
Presented by Barrington Area Council on Aging

12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Frank Birdsall Entertainer Extraordinaire
Presented by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Trackless Train & Fire Truck Slide
Plus a visit form Sparky, Barrington’s fire dog mascot
Presented by Whole Foods Market

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Eurobungee & Jacobs Ladder
Presented by PepsiCo

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Sparky and Elmo Visit
Fun for kids

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Fun Language Games
Hosted by Language Stars

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Prize Walk
join the walk of fun as you circle around numbered chairs to music.  When the music stops a number is drawn and YOU could be the winner!  Prizes provided by local merchants

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Alex and the Allstars in Concert
Presented by Anne Groh Beckman/State Farm

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Caricatures by Murawski
Presented by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Making Faces by Margi
Presented by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Baggo Competition
Presented by The Barrington Lions Club
(Visit Barrington4thofJuly.com for details)

8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – Sixteen Candles in Concert
Presented by Wickstrom Auto Group

Saturday, July 6th: 11am – 11:30pm

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hands on Activity
Presented by Learning Express Toys

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Learn Cool Dance Moves
Hosted by BHS Fine Arts Board & Orchesis

12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Trackless Train
Presented by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Scales and Tales
Presented by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

2 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Adrenaline Rush Extreme Obstacle Course & Jacobs Ladder
Presented by PepsiCo Chicago

2 p.m. to 8 p.m. – 25 foot Rock Climbing Wall
Presented by Whole Foods Market

2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. – Frozen T-Shirt Contest
Judged by Heads Up Apparel

3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Group Story Time
Come interact with Language Stars while playing games and learning Spanish

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Crafty Arts
Hosted by BHS Fine Arts Board Students

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Consolidated Music “Rockstar 101” Program
Presented by Grassroots

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Baggo Competition
Presented by The Barrington Lions Club
(Visit Barrington4thofJuly.com for details)

8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – 97Nine Band in Concert
Presented by Lake Cook Orthopedic Associates and Dave & Katy Pepper

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