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The weekend of Memorial Day kicks off the summer season in Barrington with several events including the annual Art Festival with Art, Music, a Wine & Beer Garden and Children’s Activities. The Memorial Day Parade and an Open House at the Barrington White House.
You don’t have to be Irish and it doesn’t have to be Saint Patrick’s Day for an Irish Celebration. Head to Mt. Prospects Irish Fest and celebrate like you are Irish. With Irish Music, Irish Dancers, Irish Food and of course plenty of Irish Beer. All in a heated tent. Hop on the Northwest Line and let Metra do the driving.
Celebrate the coming of Groundhog Day with this week-long celebration in the charming town of Woodstock. Woodstock Square was the filming site for the 1993 Movie ‘Groundhog Day’. Come and welcome Woodstock Willie and take part in this week long celebration. You will find fun for everyone, with Walking Tours, Screenings of the Movie at the Woodstock Theater, Dances, Bowling, and the Groundhog Day Prognostication.
Before it’s to late, get out enjoy this beautiful fall weather and take a hike on one of these three trails. Fall colors peak this time of year, so pack your camera, a fleece and head out for a day enjoying the best of what nature has to offer. All trails are within walking distance of the train.
If you are looking for a unique outing this winter the 2013 Norge Fall Ski Jumping Tournament on October 5th & 6th is for you. Grab your family or a group of friends and head for Fox River Grove. Have a drink and a bite to eat and watch top ranked ski jumpers from around the world.
Head to Downtown Palatine to enjoy Live Entertainment, German food and of course some German Beer. The Palatine Rotary’s Oktoberfest also features a family friendly time on Saturday afternoon. Admission to Oktoberfest is free and all monies raised will support local charities.
Here is your chance to experience an old fashioned Christmas. Stroll on cobblestone streets amidst quaint shops and restaurants. Aglow with thousands of lights, decked out windows, carolers and carriage rides. Come for the day or spend the weekend in one of Woodstock’s bed & breakfasts.
If you are looking for a romantic evening, a get together with good friends, or a fun family night out, these concerts are for you. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and pack your picnic basket and head on out to enjoy an evening of live music, some summer air and a sunset. Best of all they are FREE!!!
It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for – the 31st running of the Arlington Million! You can experience one of the most prestigious races in the world.The day is packed with parties, music, food, drinks, entertainment, and of course the best thoroughbreds in the country on the track.