Groundhog Days

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Home of Annual Groundhog Days - Woodstock, IL 

This eccentric annual festival celebrates the film site for the cult-classic, Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray.

Woodstock, Illinois was chosen as the film location for the film in 1992. Thousands of visitors from around the globe flock to the historic Woodstock Downtown Square for the annual Prognostication to hear the verdict on future weather from resident groundhog, Woodstock Willie. The Groundhog Days event weekend boasts a variety of themed activities such as movie scene walking tours, trivia, bingo, movie showings, pub crawls and more! See full event list below.

Groundhog Day list of events:

Groundhog Day prognostication

Friday, February 2 at 7 am

Visit the historic Square on the Friday after Thanksgiving and help the City of Woodstock usher in the official start to the holiday season. Will the resident groundhog, Woodstock Willie, see its shadow? Head to the Downtown to Square to find out at this highly anticipated, annual event!
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Guided Film Site Walking Tour
Friday, February 2 at 10 am | Saturday, February 3 at 1 pm | Sunday, February 4 at 1 pm

Join Bob Hudgins, Locations Manager during the filming of the movie, for a guided walking tour of the iconic movie scene areas. Learn more >


'Drink to World Peace' Toast
Friday, February 2 from 7:30-9 am

Join in for a festive movie-themed toast at the Public House patio! 
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Groundhog Day Movie Showings
Thursday, February 1 at 7 pm | Friday, February 2 at 12 pm & 7 pm | Saturday, February 3 at 10 am | Sunday, February 4 at 10 am

Refresh on your movie references at a variety of Groundhog Day movie showings at Classic Cinemas - Woodstock, equipped with brand new heated recliner seats!
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Groundhog Day Breakfast and Dinner-Dance
Friday, February 2 at 7 pm

*SOLD OUT* After a day full of festivities, head over to the celebratory dinner dance with live band: Broken Arrow. Tickets required.


Groundhog Day Pub Crawl
Saturday, February 3 from 6-10 pm

Get in the spirit of the festivities and join Woodstock Willie for a pub crawl. Drink to world peace all night long! Learn more >


Movie Memorabilia Open House
Friday, February 2 from 3-5 pm

Soak in elements of the film and experience the movie memorabilia open house. Learn more >

Entertainment, Activities & More!


Historic Woodstock

Opera House
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About Woodstock
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