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 arts and culture, a picturesque town square 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.
Explore The Woodstock Square
There is always something happening on and off the Woodstock Square. From arts and culture at the Old Courthouse to entertainment at the Woodstock Opera House to the Woodstock Theatre to walking tours detailing scenes from the movie "Groundhog Day" (which was filmed here), Woodstock, Illinois is charming, quaint, historic--and a creative community with a deep independent streak.
Use the Real Woodstock visitor guide and map to find shopping, dining, parking and all other services on the Woodstock Square.
Saturday, August 17 at the Woodstock Opera House
Laughstock is back on the historic Woodstock Square on August 17, 2019! Laughstock features national touring comedians and top Chicago talent Saturday night--and a workshop on how to be a comedian Saturday afternoon.
Join us for side-splitting comedy for just $25!
September 13-14, 2019
A Farm to Square, Roots Music Experience. All New In Our 24th Year.
Celebrate the Harvest Season on the Historic Woodstock Square. Restaurants and Bars Will Feature Food and Drink Pairings from Local Farmers. Shop for Locally-Made Crafts. Experience Americana Music Indoors and Out. It’s a Farm to Square, Roots Music Experience.
Suggested $10 Donation to Benefit Off Square Music for Music on the Square