Annual Barrington Area KidFest
Kite Fly & Nature Learning

May 6, 2023
11:00am – 3:00pm
Citizens Park

KidFest Shuttle Service
Langendorf Park (235 Lions Drive, next to the pool)

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

All for the Love of Bubble

Barrington Boat Club

Barrington Chinese Immersion Council

Barrington Giving Day

Barrington Junior Women’s Club 

Barrington Park District – Fitness Center

Barrington Park District – Preschool & Early Childhood Program

Barrington Rotary Club

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township

BStrong Together

Citizens for Conservation

Davey Tree

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

Jovie Nannies  + Sitters and College Tutors


Noah’s Ark Christian Academy

Oak Leaf Cooperative School

School of Rock

SOUL Harbour Ranch Animal Therapy Program

Troop 21

Walk On Farm


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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