Woodstock Willie's Prognostication video


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.

January 29 - Thursday “Awakening of the Groundhog” - more info
  Groundhog Trivia - more info
    Child Advocacy Center Benefit - more info
January 30 – Friday   Groundhog Day Dinner Dance - more info
January 31 - Saturday   Groundhog Bowling - more info
  “Groundhog Day” the Movie Showing - more info
  Jim May's Groundhog Tales - more info
    Chili Cook-Off - more info
    Woodstock Rotary Bags Tourney - more info
  Walking Tour of Filming Sites - more info
    D-200 Education Foundation Benefit - more info
February 1 - Sunday   Family Fun Day - more info
  “Groundhog Day” the Movie Showing - more info
  Walking Tour of Filming sites - more info
February 2 - Monday Groundhog Day Prognostication - more info
    Groundhog Day Breakfast - more info
February 8 - Sunday   Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast - more info



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 15 years, and the city gathers each year to remember the fun and celebrate the special community that Woodstock has always been.

click here to read Why Woodstock


Woodstock, 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 the history of this event!



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