There are events to please everyone during this celebration of winter in Woodstock, IL.
Please select a link from the list below to learn more about these unique features of Groundhog Days.

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January 29th - Tuesday
Kick Off to Groundhog Day Party - more info

January 31st - Thursday
Groundhog Storytime - more info
Awakening of the Groundhog - more info
Groundhog Day Trivia - more info

February 1 - Friday
Groundhog Movie Memorabilia - more info
Groundhog Day Dinner Dance - more info
Groundhogology - more info

February 2 - Saturday
Groundhog Day Prognostication - more info
Groundhog Day Breakfast - more info
Groundhog Wood Carving - more info
Opera House and Old Courthouse Tours - more info
Jim May's Groundhog Tales - more info
Groundhog Day the Movie Showing - more info
Groundhog Bowling - more info
Chili Cook-Off - more info
Woodstock Rotary Bags Tourney - more info
Walking Tour of Filming Sites - more info
Meet Ned Ryerson - more info
Groundhog Day Bingo - more info
Groundhog Day Trivia - more info
Groundhog Day Pub Crawl - more info

February 3 - Sunday
Breakfast with Woodstock Willie - more info
Groundhog Day the Movie Showing - more info
Woodstock Willie's Family Funday - more info
Walking Tour of Filming sites - more info

February 9 - Saturday
Woodstock Education Foundation Groundhog Dinner / Auction - more info



How It All Began

In 1992, something astonishing happened in the historic city of Woodstock, Illinois. People came to town and roped off the picturesque city square, moved all sorts of equipment into the park and started playing the Pennsylvania Polka, over and over and over again

They were filming a movie that has become a favorite of young and old for more than 20 years, and the city gathers each year to remember the fun and celebrate the special community that Woodstock has always been. We’ve had visitors from as far away as Australia, celebrities from the Groundhog Day movie and local media and everyone agrees that this festival is a great way to shake off the gloom of Winter, if just for a few days.

Click here to read the history of Groundhog Days.

Woodstock, IL

woodstockWoodstock, Illinois is located 51 miles NW of the Chicago loop. The center point of McHenry County, Woodstock is easy to reach by car or train. It has many unique shops, restaurants and arts venues to fill a fun and relaxing weekend.

The Groundhog Days Committee welcomes you to their web site and hopes that you will find the answers to all of your Groundhog Days questions on these pages.

Click here to read “Why Woodstock”.


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