Groundhog Days in Woodstock, Illinois, Celebrates Movie, Holiday
Movie fans of the classic film Groundhog Day can make their way to the McHenry County town of Woodstock, where the movie was filmed, for its annual celebration of Groundhog Days.
The film was shot in Woodstock in 1993 and released in 1994. Every year since 1996, Woodstock has celebrated its own Groundhog Day which has actually evolved into Groundhog Days. The weeklong celebration kicks off with a Lion’s Club pancake breakfast in the Woodstock Moose Lodge, where several movie scenes were filmed, and continues with events like a Welcoming of the Groundhog ceremony, a Groundhog Day movie trivia game, a Groundhog Day breakfast, free showings of the movie and more.
Most of the events for the celebration of free, but some require tickets purchased in advance. For more information and a full list of events, visit www.woodstockgroundhog.org.
And while Groundhog Day serves as one of the most famous films featuring Woodstock, the Northern Illinois town also hosted the film crew for Planes, Trains and Automobiles.