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If you’d like an excuse to do some major shopping this weekend, I have a great one that’s good for the next three days! Deer Park Town Center is hosting their 3rd annual Summer Sidewalk Sale, starting today, Friday, July 13th.
Deer Park’s 70 retailers and restaurants will be rolling out the red carpet for shoppers excited to find deep discounts during the 3-day sale. Many merchants will set up tables and racks out on the sidewalk in front of their stores to make it easy for shoppers to browse for the hottest deals of the summer before the sale ends this Sunday, July 15th….…Continue Reading
The Fourth of July festivities begin in Barrington this Friday, June 29th, so get ready for the return of the Barrington Brat Tent, 4th of July Parade, great food, fun for families and live concerts over the next six days.
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……Continue Reading
Anyone up for a FREE music festival this weekend? Prepare to flash back to the 90’s because Toad the Wet Sprocket is one of ten bands performing at the Arboretum of South Barrington’s two-day Block Party and Music Fest, which starts at noon tomorrow.
There’s a great lineup of performers for both Saturday and Sunday, but the headlining band is Toad the Wet Sprocket performing at 8:30 on Saturday night. Named in honor of a sketch by the Monty Python comedy troupe, this 4-piece band of Santa Barbara, CA high school cronies came to be known as Toad the Wet Sprocket in 1986. The band’s big commercial breakthrough came in 1991 (the year I graduated from high school) as the single “All I Want” became a Top 20 hit. Another single from Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Fear LP, “Walk on the Ocean,” also became a successful track for the band.
Here’s a look at the scheduled performers for the fest and an oldie but goodie by Toad the Wet Sprocket……
The Barrington Farmers Market returns for its 12th season today and that means our kitchens will soon be stocked with some of the freshest produce and treats you can find here in Barrington. It’s also a great excuse to share this almost edible image captured by local photographer, Anthony Tortoriello. Go ahead, take a bite!
There’s a great lineup of vendors for this year’s weekly market, including some new additions to the list of past favorite……
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We have a libation theme going this weekend with a number of beverage-centered specials and events taking place in Barrington. With the first day of summer only five days away, merchants downtown are getting a jump start on the season by hosting the first ever Summer Wine Walk, a compliment to the well-attended Winter Wine Walk they hosted in March.
The FREE event will be hosted by participating businesses surrounding Cook and Station Streets from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 16th. Each merchant will have a wine map for you to grab so you can see what’s available for sipping before you move on to your next destination. Participating merchants will be offering a total of 14 wines to sample along with appetizers from Cooper’s Pizza. And to add a little summer sizzle, Park Avenue Restaurant will feature live music with Brian Saltzman from 3 to 6 p.m.
More merchants have joined the downtown wine walk for tomorrow’s event. Here’s a look at who’s participating and what you will enjoy as you power your way through the town……