Annual Barrington Area KidFest
Kite Fly & Nature Learning

May 4, 2024
11:00am – 3:00pm
Citizens Park

KidFest Shuttle Service – Continuous 11:00am – 3:00pm
Langendorf Park (235 Lions Drive, next to the pool)

Food available for purchase from Catered Productions

The KidFest mission is to provide activities that inspire healthy habits, expose nature opportunities in the area and to encourage families to get up and explore the great outdoors. Our goal is to inspire families to go for a hike, a bicycle ride, play catch, fish, play frisbee and of course, Fly A Kite!

KidFest is a FREE, fun, family event that gets the entire family outside and moving.  

This is a FREE event located at Citizens Park. When you and your family arrive at the park, check in at one of the registration tents to get your all access wristband to participate in all of the activities. Then, pick up a free kite (for ages 2-10) and fly it in the big open field. At your leisure, experience each of the activity stations. Climb a tree, build a birdhouse, race your parents, do an obstacle course or explore the creatures that live in the pond. Food and drinks available for purchase from Rotary Grill! We have something for everyone to enjoy and it’s ALL FREE!  This event is very popular and parking is limited. FREE kites will be provided to all children ages 2-10. One kite per child.

In the event of inclement weather, this event will be canceled. Call our weather hotline at (847) 268-2268 for event status.


Organizations Participating in KidFest 2023

Algonquin Longhouse Princess Program

All for the Love of Bubble

Barrington 220 Educational Foundation

Barrington Area Conservation Trust

Barrington Area Library

Barrington Boat Club

Barrington Children’s Choir

Barrington Chinese Immersion Council

Barrington Giving Day

Barrington Junior Women’s Club 

Barrington Park District – Athletic Department

Barrington Park District – Fitness Center

Barrington Park District – Preschool & Early Childhood Program

Barrington Rotary Club

Bricks of Hope

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township

BStrong Together

Citizens for Conservation

Da Vinci Waldorf School

Dick Pond Athletics

Foss Swim School

Friends of the Fox River

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois


Lake County Forest Preserves


Noah’s Ark Christian Academy

Oak Leaf Cooperative School

Salem Methodist Preschool

School of Rock Barrington

SOUL Harbour Ranch Animal Therapy Program

St. Mark’s Day School

The Break

The Davey Tree Expert Company

The Orchard Barrington

Troop 21

Walk On

Young Rembrandts


We are always looking for more organizations and Eagle Scout candidates to join us! If you are interested in joining KidFest, please click the link below for more information.

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