Barrington is a social, active and vibrant community. Enjoy an hour or spend an entire day in Barrington. There is something going on each day for you to enjoy, including shopping at one-of-a-kind shops, alfresco dining, tours of the historical society and many other options.  Visit this page often to see all that Barrington has to offer.

Explore today and Enjoy Barrington!  To view additional events, click on "More", and then under "All Departments", click on "Enjoy Barrington".

Community Events:
The Village offers many family-friendly events for you to enjoy.  The following is a list of some of the upcoming events.  For a complete listing of all that is happening in Barrington, click here

Retail Events
The Village strives to continue to offer a more vibrant Barrington.  With the help of our many retailers, we continue to enhance the high quality of life in the Village.   For more retail events, click here.

Assure Vision (3)Assure Vision has opened their newest location in the Barrington Village Center, 143 W. Main Street. A family business, Assure Vision believes in quality and service. Dr. Lomazov has a reputation for accommodating “hard to fit” patients with comfortable contact lenses. They are also able to customize sunglasses to fit any prescription. Assure Vision offers a vast frame collection by top designers in the optical industry and has an impressive sunglass selection as well! For more information visit www. or call (224)-407-2020.

Epicure BistroEpicure Bistro is celebrating their 1 year anniversary! Located at 718 W. Northwest Highway in the Foundry Shopping Center, Epicure Bistro is a full-service res­taurant featuring an upscale bar and two dining experiences for diners to choose from. Diners may choose the relaxed bistro, which features a lounge seating area, high top tables, and TVs, or they can enjoy the more elegant dining room, which features intimate, conversation-friendly booths and hosts a Sunday champagne brunch. A full-service patio is also seasonally available. Their menu stays true to the classic way of preparing bistro dishes, but also is versatile and creative to keep their customers excited. For more information, visit or call (847) 382-1677.

MidasBarrington Car Care (aka Midas Tire & Auto Center), located at 110 W. Northwest Highway, is celebrating 5 years in Barrington. Barrington Car Care is so much more than just an exhaust shop, as they have done everything from replacing hybrid battery packs to overhauling electronic dash clus­ters and installing complete engines, and so much more. They follow the Midas Service Pledge and will always do right by you and your car – and help keep you safely on the road. For more informa­tion, visit or call (847) 381-3377.

BAHBarrington Animal Hospital is proud to announce its 82nd anniver­sary! Located at 216 S. Northwest Highway, Barrington Animal Hospital has been Barrington’s hometown clinic since the 1930’s. Barrington Animal Hospital maintains the highest level of modern veterinary medicine while providing clients with caring, personal service. For more information, visit or call (847) 381-4100.

Everyday Attractions:
Barrington Area Library - 505 N. Northwest Highway

Be sure to check out the Library for many great events, activities and other happenings! With storytime, school day kids crafts, book club discussions, video game tournaments, "second Friday" musical performances, computer classes and many other events for writers, readers and do-it-yourselfers, the Barrington Aera Library always has something going on. Go to their website at for more information and to register for events!

Barrington Park District - 235 Lions Drive

The Barrington Park District seeks to enhance the quality of life and the environment; to acquire conserve and protect natural resources; and to provide leisure time opportunities for benefit of citizens and families or our community.  Visit their website at to view their online brochure and to register for programs, trips, camps, fitness activities, and much more! 

The Barrington History Museum - 212 W. Main Street
Visit the working blacksmith shop, check out special exhibits, take a walking tour of historic Barrington, learn more about Barrington's history.  Plenty of fun for all ages and many educational opportunities.  Visit the website for more information and a list of special exhibits at or call (847) 381-1730.

Walk and Bike Around Barrington
Take a tour of Barrington on your bike!  Ride or walk along the many bike routes, lanes or paths throughout the Village and experience the beauty of Barrington.  There are several scenic miles of paths in the forest preserves which surround Barrington that provide for a delightful day seeing the sights from a different point of view.  See the Bike & Pedestrian page for more information and a complete map of the Barrington bike facilities.