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Brat Tent cooking up another great Fourth of July in Barrington

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  • Sparky, the Barrington Fire Department safety dog, is a popular figure at the 4th of July celebration.

       Sparky, the Barrington Fire Department safety dog, is a popular figure at the 4th of July celebration.
    GEORGE LECLAIRE | Staff Photographer

  • Sisters Elena, left, and Grace Dallstream, center, dance with other girls from the Bataille Academie of Danse at a previous Barrington Fourth Fest.

       Sisters Elena, left, and Grace Dallstream, center, dance with other girls from the Bataille Academie of Danse at a previous Barrington Fourth Fest.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • From left, Bruce Dockery, Peter McDaniel, and Jeff Lawler of the Kiwanis and Wayne Miller of the Rotary cook up the brats at another year's fest.

       From left, Bruce Dockery, Peter McDaniel, and Jeff Lawler of the Kiwanis and Wayne Miller of the Rotary cook up the brats at another year's fest.
    BOB CHWEDYK | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Barrington's 29th annual 4th of July Festival will feature four days of great food, music and family entertainment in the heart of downtown from the late afternoon of Wednesday, July 3, through the night of Saturday, July 6.

The 4th of July Parade will step off at 10 a.m. Thursday from Barrington High School, 616 W. Main St., and proceed straight east to and through downtown.

This year's parade theme is "America -- Land of Hopes and Dreams" and "Homegrown in Barrington."

A fireworks display will begin at dusk on Thursday and can best be viewed from the lawns of Barrington High School near the intersection of Main Street and Hart Road.

All other festival activities will be at "The Brat Tent" in the north commuter lot of the train station at 201 Spring St.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Kids' Daytime Special costs $5 for kids 3 years old and older. It includes unlimited access to all kids' activities, a hot dog chips and soda. Adults are free during these hours.

Evening admission after 6 p.m. is $5 for adults, with everyone 17 years old and under free.

A schedule of specific activities, performances and musical acts is below. For details visit barrington4thofjuly.com and barringtonparade.com.

Entertainment schedule

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

5-9 p.m. Patriotic Dog Tags

5-9 p.m. Giant Slide & Jacobs Ladder

5-8:30 p.m. Face Painting by BHS Fine Arts Board Students

5:30-8:30 p.m. Caricatures by Murawski

4:30-7:30 p.m. Between the Lines

8:30-11:30 p.m. The Suburban Cowboys

THURSDAY, JULY 4

10 a.m. Parade

Noon-2 p.m. Barrington Community Band

Dusk. Fireworks

FRIDAY, JULY 5

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Hands on Activity -- Learning Express

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free Bingo with Prizes

12:45-1:30 p.m. Frank Birdsall Entertainer Extraordinaire

2-3 p.m. Sparky and Elmo

Noon-4 p.m. Trackless Train

2-8 p.m. EuroBungee & Jacobs Ladder

2-5 p.m. Language Stars

3-4 p.m. Prizewalk

5:30-8:30 p.m. Caricatures by Murawski

5:30-8:30 p.m. Face Painting by Margie Making Faces Chicago

6-9 p.m. Baggo Competition

4:30-7:30 p.m. Alex and the Allstars

8:30-11:30 p.m. Sixteen Candles

SATURDAY, JULY 6

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Hands on Activity -- Learning Express

Noon-1 p.m. Learn Cool Dance -- BHS Fine Arts Board/Orchesis

1:30-2:30 p.m. Scales and Tales

Noon-4 p.m. Trackless Train

4:30-6 p.m. Art Craft with BHS Fine Arts Board Students

2-8 p.m. Adrenaline Rush Extreme Obstacle Course

2-8 p.m. 25-foot Rock Climbing Wall

2:45-3:15 p.m. Frozen T-shirt Contest

3-4:15 p.m. Karate Demonstration

6-9 p.m. Baggo Competition

4:30-7:30 p.m. GrassRoots presents: Rockstar 101

8:30-11:30 p.m. 97 Nine Band

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