Mark your calendars for the many Barrington events throughout the summer! For details on all events, visit barrington-il.gov/visitors/special_events.

Fourth of July Weekend Events

Friday, July 1: Fireworks at dusk from Barrington High School.

Saturday, July 2: Metra Lot Concerts presents Sixteen Candles, 8-10 p.m.

Sunday, July 3: Metra Lot Concert presents Pat McKillen, 8-10 p.m.

Monday, July 4: Good Shepherd Family Fitness Run, 7:15 a.m., Main Street.

Monday, July 4: Fourth of July Parade, 10 a.m., Main Street.

Monday, July 4: Barrington’s White House Open House featuring Chris Waltz & the Oldtown Boys Bluegrass Band, 11:30 a.m.

Barrington Farmers Market

Open through October 21

Park Ave. and Cook Street
Thursdays from 3–7 p.m.

A Barrington tradition for more than 20 years! Fresh produce and food items for your “buy local” shopping list. For a list of vendors, visit barringtonfarmersmarket.com.

Food Truck Series

Deer Park Town Center

Third Saturdays
11:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Calling all Foodies! Food trucks are coming to Deer Park Town Center every 3rd Saturday, from now until October. The monthly Food Truck Series is presented by The Luby Group. Save the dates for July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15. Food trucks are located at the road in front of Pottery Barn and Kendra Scott. Free admission and parking.

July

Barrington Cruise Night

Village of Barrington
Cook and Station Streets

Thursdays, July 7 until August 18
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Barrington Cruise Night returns! After a hiatus due to the pandemic, this popular tradition for the young and old is back. Each Cruise Night has a theme and brings the kids for face-painting, a balloon artist, kid-friendly activities, and much more. This year, the Barrington Farmer’s Market will be open at the Harris BMO parking lot, offering fresh, seasonal produce and products, and hot food.

Be Mine Fundraiser Let It Be Us

Shakou Barrington

Friday, July 8
7–10:30 p.m.

Join Let It Be Us for a night of fine food, signature cocktails, and a live auction. Let It Be Us is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the landscape of foster care and adoption in Illinois. Funds raised go to programs that build the strong and innovative bridge between waiting children and foster and adoptive parents. Let It Be Us envisions a future in which our most vulnerable children have the opportunities and resources they need, best met by belonging in a family. Visit letitbeus.org/events.

July

The Magic Mansion Wurlitzer Theater Organ Concert

Sanfilippo Foundation
Sanfilippo Estate
Barrington Hills

Saturday, July 9
Doors Open at 1 p.m.

For the first time, the Sanfilippo Foundation is holding a children-friendly Wurlitzer Organ Concert featuring your child’s favorite movie songs to sing along with. Parents, this is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an afternoon exploring the Sanfilippo Collection with your kids, hear a fun concert, and get to ride the 1890 Eden Palais carousel. Doors open at 1 p.m. for exploring the Collection, followed by the concert from 2 to 3 p.m., with a visit to the carousel pavilion for hotdogs and sodas, and a ride on the 1890 Eden Palais Carousel. Recommended for children 5 and up. Come dressed as your favorite prince, princess, superhero, or as yourself. Docents will be on hand to show you the amazing Collection of Automatic Music Instruments, and Organist Zach Frame will entertain you on the 7,000 pipe Wurlitzer Theater Organ. Sing along if you know the words. We bet your child does! Cost is $25 per adult, and $12.50 per child. Tickets are available at SanfilippoFoundation.org/events. For more information call 847-691-7425.

Annual BACC Girls Night Out

Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Barrington

Thursday, July 21
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Shop sizzling sales first and then join us for drinks and appetizers at McGonigal’s Pub! Tickets are $30 and include one drink ticket and complimentary appetizer at McGonigal’s Pub (upstairs), raffle prizes, and chance to win Gift Certificates to local boutiques when you show your shopping receipts. Event proceeds benefit the Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. Register at barringtonchamber.com.

August

National Night Out

Barrington Police Department
Downtown Barrington

Thursday, August 4 at 7 p.m.

Join Barrington’s Finest and a host of sponsors for food, fun, and entertainment—all in support of “America’s Night Out Against Crime”. This free event is hosted by the Village of Barrington and the Barrington Police Department, and is designed to heighten drug prevention, crime awareness, and generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts. Meet the K-9 team and take photos with local police. The event takes place at Cook and Station Streets in downtown Barrington. Help strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships!

August

Solly’s Way Foundation Charity 10-Year Anniversary Fundraiser

Solly’s Way Foundation
Pinstripes South Barrington

Friday, August 5
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Solly’s Way Foundation is hosting a charity fundraiser on August 5, 2022. Follow @sollysway or visit sollysway.org for updates on new announcements and ticket sales.

BDE’s Drive for Dance

Barrington Dance Ensemble
Saturday, August 13

Makray Memorial Golf Club
Starts at 12:30 p.m.

Barrington Dance Ensemble (BDE) invites the community to its 15th annual Drive for Dance golf outing. Grab your clubs and join Barrington Dance Ensemble (BDE) for our 15th annual Drive for Dance golf outing. Golfers will enjoy 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, and entry into “Closest to the Pin” and “Longest Drive” contests. Cost per golfer is $160.00. The play of the day will be a “4-person scramble” in order for golf enthusiasts of all levels to enjoy the game. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses and individuals. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., foursomes will tee off in 10-minute intervals. Makray Memorial Golf Club is located at 1010 S Northwest Hwy., Barrington. For more information, visit barringtondance.org, or call 847-382-6333.

september

LeCompte/Kalaway Cup Polo Matches

Barrington Hills Polo Club

Saturday, September 10
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Barrington Hills Polo Club announces the return of its LeCompte/Kalaway Cup Polo Matches to be held Saturday, September 10, at the Oakwood Farm Polo Field in Barrington Hills. Originating in 2005, the Kalaway Cup has been held annually each September except for 2018 due to rain and 2020 due to the pandemic. See page 94 in this issue for more info. Tickets at the Gate: $20 per person; children 12 & under, no charge. For info on tickets and tailgates, contact barringtonhillskalawaycup@gmail.com. For advertising and sponsor info, contact John Rosene, 847-791-2910, or jrosene@lydiamarketing.com.

Aging Better Expo 2022

Elderwerks Education

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Join Elderwerks for our annual Aging Better Expo at the Triphahn Center in Hoffman Estates. Attend presentations on Legal Planning, Medicare, Financial Planning, Veterans Resources, and much more! All presentations will be available for viewing online. Learn about a variety of local resources. Call Elderwerks at 847-462-0885 or email Events@Elderwerks.org to register today.