47 miles from Chicago, Woodstock is on the edge of the Chicago metropolitan area. We’re close to the city with a small town, rural personality all our own.
Rich with Victorian architecture, a town square that seems frozen in time, and a world-renowned Opera House, Woodstock also has an independent streak brimming with creativity and entrepreneurship. Artists and locally-owned businesses are embraced. Our school system is a leader in dual language education. And music, whether rock, folk, jazz, country or classical, fills the air indoors and out most every night.
Music fills the air indoors and out most every night in Woodstock. This summer, see internationally acclaimed folk, bluegrass and Americana artists in Woodstock for Folk Music Weekend from Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15! Click for more information.
Chris Jones and the Night Drivers
Friday, July 13 | Niko's Red Mill Tavern
Saturday, July 14 | Stage Left Cafe
Saturday, July 14 | Woodstock Opera House
Woodstock Honors its Stars of Screen and Stage with Woodstock Mural
Bringing to life a concept originating with Woodstock City Councilman RB Thompson, a wall Mural has been designed honoring four of Woodstock’s cultural legends: Chester Gould / Dick Tracy; Orson Welles; the film Groundhog Day; and “Stars of the Opera House”.
Real Woodstock is Built on a Community of Creative and Entrepreneurial Leaders
Located on the historic Woodstock Square, Silver Prairie Natural Soap Company creates home-made blends of oils and goat milk soap designed to be luxurious and promote healthy skin.
Experience a show at the historic Woodstock Opera House
Entertaining patrons for over 125 years, the historic Woodstock Opera House is the crown jewel of Woodstock and McHenry County. Situated on the charming Woodstock Square, this community-owned venue continues to serve its guests as a performing arts center and focal point of the community.
Listen to Mike Turner on WGN's Patti Vasquez Show (June 2018)
Promote Woodstock President and Woodstock City Councilman Mike Turner went on WGN's Patti Vasquez Show with Steve Gavers of the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation to talk about the Gavers BarnDance and things to do in Woodstock this summer. Click here to listen to the full interview.
The Laughstock Comedy Festival takes place on the historic Woodstock Square on August 17 & 18, 2018!
Laughstock features national touring comedians as well as local talent from the Chicagoland area. Stand-up comedy workshops, open mics and other events will also be offered throughout the weekend.
Gavers BarnDance: The Best 7 Hours of the Summer Happen on Saturday, July 21
Gavers BarnDance is a Woodstock summer staple. Over the course of 19 years the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation has helped raise over 7.2 million dollars from biggest party of the summer. This event is 100% volunteer facilitated and all proceeds support local and Chicagoland cancer treatments, research, awareness and education.