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30th Anniversary of Woodstock Groundhog Days!

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Every February, Groundhog Day revelers from around the world visit Woodstock, Illinois to watch a rodent predict the weather for the coming weeks. This may sound crazy to some, but if you've seen the 90's classic Groundhog Day featuring Bill Murray, you know what we're talking about. The film is based on the annual event hosted in Punxsatawney, Pennsylvania, but if you make the treck to Pensylvania you will find that it looks nothing like the  movie. That is because the entire film was shot right here in McHenry County, Illinois. And we are PROUD of that! 

This year's festivities celebrate the 30th anniversary of the filming of Groundhog Day the movie.That's right the 30th anniversary falls on 2-2-22. So that means we are in for a big celebration. 


Schedule of Events


Friday, January 28th - 

- Welcoming of the Groundhog (free) - 6:00 PM | Woodstock Opera House 
- Groundhog Day Trivia (free) - 6:30 PM | Woodstock Opera House
- Groundhog Day Dinner Dance - 6:00 PM | Woodstock Moose Lodge

Saturday, January 29th - 

- Groundhog Day Movie Memorabilia & Memories (free) - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Woodstock Public Library
- Groundhog Day - The Movie - 10:00 AM | Classic Cinemas Woodstock 
- Groundhog Day Bags Tournament - 11:00 AM | Ortmann's Red Iron Tavern
- Walking Tour of Filming Sites (free) - 1:00 PM | Woodstock Opera House
- Groundhog Day Bingo - 4:00 PM | Blue Lotus Temple
- Groundhog Day Pub Crawl - 6:00 PM 

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Sunday, January 30th -

- Groundhog Day Movie Memorabilia & Memories (free) - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Woodstock Public Library
- Groundhog Day - The Movie - 10:00 AM | Classic Cinemas Woodstock 
- Walking Tour of Filming Sites (free) - 1:00 PM | Woodstock Opear House

Monday, January 31st - 

- Groundhog Day Movie Memorabilia & Memories (free) - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Woodstock Public Library
- Groundhog Day Storytelling with Jim May (free) - 7:00 PM | Stage Left Cafe 

Tuesday, February 1st - 

- Groundhog Day Open House (free) - 4:00 PM | Woodstock Public Library
- Groundhog Day - The Movie - 7:00 PM | Classic Cinemas Woodstock 

Tuesday, February 2nd - 

- Groundhog Day Prognostication (free) - 7:00 AM | Woodstock Square
- Drink to Wold Peace - 7:30 AM | Public House of Woodstock
- Groundhog Day Breakfast - 7:30 AM | Woodstock Moose Lodge
- Groundhog Day Movie Memorabilia & Memories (free) - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Woodstock Public Library
- Walking Tour of Filming Sites (free) - 10:00 AM | Woodstock Opera House
- Groundhog Day - The Movie -2:00 PM | Classic Cinemas Woodstock 

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Can't make it for the festivities? That's okay! Visit us any time of the year and stay at the Cherry Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast and enjoy the historic Woodstock Square with our digital walking tour of the sites. You can find that tour HERE!



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