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Inaugural Barrington Summerfest, July 27th & 28th

At the 200 block of Park Avenue – 4 PM until Midnight on Friday and 11 AM until Midnight on Saturday

In conjunction with the annual Barrington Sidewalk Sale Days which run from July 26-28, McGonigal’s Pub is adding to Barrington’s downtown entertainment experience by sponsoring the Barrington Summerfest. This two-day fest is scheduled for Friday July 27 and Saturday July 28 and features great live music, delicious food, ample drinks, and a focus on some true family fun. Eight live bands and full Pub service, local merchants, kids activities and more, with added attraction of Barrington sidewalk sales happening all around the festival both days!

McGonigal's Pub at 105 S. Cook St.

The Barrington Summerfest will be held on the 200 block Park Avenue, just East of South Cook Street and including McGonigal’s Pub. The outdoor festival will run from 4 PM until Midnight on Friday and 11 AM until Midnight on Saturday, with Pub hours 11 AM until 2 AM both days. A large covered band stage will be in place on the west end of Park Avenue, a beer truck will mirror it on the opposite side, and all food, merchants and activities will take up the space in between. Scattered tables and outdoor seating will be available, along with various family activities throughout the day including a dunk tank, caricature artists, and possibly a mini bag tournament. Live music will be the focus of the event, featuring some popular club bands such as IPOP and Hit or Miss. The full entertainment schedule is available at Admission is free during the day and all ages are welcome, with a nominal event donation request after 8 PM (21+ of age after this time).

Food will be provided by all local restaurants: McGonigal’s Pub, Cooper’s of Barrington and Park Avenue Wine Bar. They will be serving a variety of summertime favorites. Specialty deserts and treats will be available through Kaleidoscoop’s and Sweet Spot. Various draft beers, soft drinks and water will also be available, and the Pub and Wine Bar will be providing full bar and kitchen services indoors throughout the fest. All food and beverages transactions outside will be cash only, but credit & debit cards can be used for service within the Pub.

The Barrington Summerfest and McGonigal’s Pub is in downtown Barrington at105 S. Cook Street, located one block east of Rt. 59 (Hough Street) and half a block south of Lake-Cook Road (Main Street). There is plenty of parking available in the downtown area, and the Union Pacific Northwest Metra Rail Barrington Station is only two blocks away. Full details on the Barrington Summerfest, including directions, entertainment schedules and information on the participants, can be found on the website

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