Village of Barrington Ready to Kick Off Summer

Village of Barrington News
May 19, 2017

Kick the summer off with lots of family fun in Barrington.


Beginning Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-29), Barrington will host the 8th Annual Barrington Art Festival, a concert by the North Shore Concert Band, and the Memorial Day Parade.

Beginning June 1, the annual Cruise Night festivities will rev up every Thursday all summer, and the Farmers’ Market begins every Thursday starting June 15.

FREE and open to the public, the Barrington Art Festival is produced by Amdur Productions and will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 27 & 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Cook & Station Streets in the Village Center. This year’s festival features a full slate of 120 artists in all media and at all price points. Also featured are local food and beverages, plenty of shopping & dining at local boutiques and restaurants, kids’ activities (including a “Draw for the Troops” booth), a Tesla Gullwing vehicle exhibit, and much more. In addition, the event supports the American Cancer Society, with participating artists who display a green ribbon donating 10% of their proceeds to the charity.

On Saturday evening, May 27, at 5:00 p.m., the renowned North Shore Concert Band will perform following the Art Festival in the Barrington Bank & Trust Parking Lot at Cook & Lake Streets in downtown Barrington. Widely known as “America’s premier community band,” The North Shore Concert Band performs traditional and patriotic community band favorites.

On Monday, May 29, the annual Memorial Day Parade will step off at 10:30 am at Park Avenue and Cook Street and will process down Main Street to Dundee, then up flag-lined Monument Avenue to Evergreen Cemetery. A solemn ceremony will be held at Evergreen Cemetery to honor our nation's veterans. New this year: Attendees will be given roses to place on all veterans' graves at Evergreen Cemetery.

On Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m., the annual Cruise Night festivities kick off in the Harris Bank Parking Lot at Cook & Station streets. Cruise Nights, presented by Marquardt of Barrington Buick-GMC, runs each Thursday evening throughout the summer from June 1 to August 31.

All vehicles are welcome, with each Thursday night having its own theme:

For June, themes are:


  • - June 1st Chevy

  • - June 8th Ford/Lincoln/Mercury

  • - June 15th Mopar

  • - June 22nd Asian/British & European

  • - June 29th Pony Cars/Convertibles


Each week features local food vendors, kids’ activities, raffles & fun prizes, including the coveted People’s Choice award.

Beginning Thursday, June 15, the annual Barrington Farmers’ Market kicks off from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Park Avenue parking lot. The market runs every Thursday until October 19 and features fresh produce, meats, pastries & bread, flowers, and other items from local farmers and producers. Ready-to-eat food and drink is also featured. For more information, go to

Bring the entire family and come out to shop, dine, and enjoy all the activities that Barrington has to offer this summer. For more information, go to or