Woodstock Summer Farmers Market
May
1
to Oct 30

Woodstock Summer Farmers Market

Running from May through October, the Woodstock Farmer's Market has vendors surrounding the Historic Woodstock Square on all four sides as well as throughout the park in the center of the Square. 

Come out every Tuesday from 9 AM - 12:30 PM and Saturday from 8 AM - 1 PM for one of the best Farmer's Markets in Illinois.

Learn more here.

 

 

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Concerts in the Park
Jun
6
to Aug 29

Concerts in the Park

Woodstock's favorite concert series is back again in 2018! Come to the Woodstock Square every Wednesday from June - August and hear live music with family and friends on the charming Woodstock Square. 

Band Dates

June:
6, 13, 20, 27

July:
4, 11, 18, 25

August:
1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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Berry Picking
Jun
15
to Sep 21

Berry Picking

It's summertime, which means it's time to pick berries in Woodstock! One of our oldest summer traditions, connect to the land and enjoy a day of berry picking and unplugged fun at one of our berry farms.

Approximate Berry Picking Schedule:

Heider's Berry Farm

-Strawberries - June 15

-Red & Black Raspberries - July 5

-Blackberries - August 1

-Red Raspberries and Strawberries - September 1

McCann Berry Farm

Blueberries - Early July (More info to come)

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August Concert Series
Aug
1
to Aug 22

August Concert Series

The August Concert Series starts on August 1 on the Woodstock Square. Check out the list of events below!

Woodstock Community Choir - August 1
The Woodstock Community Choir perform an eclectic mix of repertoire ranging from classical to rock and everything in between.

Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings - August 8
Previously know as The Mellow Fellows, the Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings perform straight blues to brassy, funky R&B to soul ballads to danceable rock ‘n’ roll, Their music epitomized Chicago’s blend of tough, rust belt attitude and uptown sophistication.

Son Monarcas - August 15
Son Monarcas is a Latin Folk Fusion ensemble led by Mercedes Inez Martinez and Irekani Ferreyra. Like that of the Monarch Butterfly, they take you on a musical migration from the USA to Latin America by fusing indie soul with traditional son & cumbia

Miles Over Mountains - August 22
Miles Over Mountains is a progressive bluegrass band based in McHenry, IL. Their live shows are high energy, centered around an arsenal of original material and refreshing variety of cover songs served up in their own unique style.

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The Creation of West Side Story
Aug
14
1:30 PM13:30

The Creation of West Side Story

Musical Theater Charities of Woodstock will present four "second Tuesday" summer fundraising shows and one "second Tuesday"  Christmas fundraising show at the Woodstock Opera House at 1:30 & 7 PM.

The programs will feature acclaimed musical theater historian and storyteller Charles Troy.   Mr. Troy will perform  "The Creation of The Sound Of Music"  on May 8th,   "The Creation of Fiddler On The Roof"  on June 12th,   "The Creation of The Wizard of Oz"  on July 10th,   "The Creation of West Side Story"  on August 14th, and "Making A List:  The Secular Songs of Christmas (1933-1952)"  on December 11th.   Mr. Troy's shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos,  original graphics,  edited audio tracks and video clips,  live performers,  and a scripted narrative. 

Learn more and buy tickets here.

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Laughstock Comedy Festival
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Laughstock Comedy Festival

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.

Tickets for Friday and Saturday nights at the Woodstock Opera House on sale now!

FEATURING:
Emo Philips
Michael Palascak
Patti Vasquez
Ana Belaval
Carl Wolfson
Lucas O'Neil
Cleveland Anderson
The Lincoln Lodge

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7th Annual Woodstock On The Square Benefit Car/Cycle Show
Aug
18
11:30 AM11:30

7th Annual Woodstock On The Square Benefit Car/Cycle Show

Come to the Woodstock Square for the 7th Annual Woodstock on the Square Benefit car/cycle Show.
$15.00 registration at the gate, spectators are free. 

There will be 50/50, raffles and food so don't forget to bring some cash. There will also be music by Double J Entertainment. 

Food provided by Offsides Sports Bar & Grill and Perfect Pop Kettle Corn will also be on hand. 

Trophies (must be present to win) and dash plaques.

For more information contact 815-338-5108 or visit the link here

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Food & Wine Pairing - Farm-to-table - Vegetarian
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

Food & Wine Pairing - Farm-to-table - Vegetarian

A marvelous dinner showcasing Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus farm fresh produce, locally sourced products. Farm Coordinator, Rachel Catlett, will talk about the farm and discuss "growing" tonight's dinner. Evening starts with a wine reception and appetizers and proceeds to a five-course wine dinner.

Learn more here.

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Bark-a-Paw-Looza 2018
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Bark-a-Paw-Looza 2018

Join us for our 4th annual Bark-a-Paw-Looza in the Woodstock Square on Sunday, August 19th, from 11am-3pm! This annual fundraiser helps to support local families in need with caring for their furry family members. Dogs are welcome! Live music, raffles, adoption booths, and lots of exhibitors - including dog services and local businesses!

Learn more here: http://www.rescueddogresourcecenter.com/bark-a-paw-looza.html

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Woodstock Jazz Festival
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Woodstock Jazz Festival

The Woodstock Jazz Festival is returning for its 11th year on the charming Woodstock Square, August 24th and 25th!

Event Schedule:

Friday, Aug 24th - 7pm
Stage Left Cafe in Woodstock, IL (doors open at 6:30pm) 
Le Perculateur Scientific Map with opening act the Johnny Weber Trio

Saturday morning, Aug 25th 9am-12:30pm 
On the historic Woodstock Square

9:00am: Peter Swenson Quartet

10:15am: Potts & Pans Steel Band
www.pottsandpans.com

11:30am: Outcast Jazz Band
www.ojbmusic.com
 

Saturday evening, Aug 25th - 7pm
Stage Left Cafe in Woodstock, IL (doors open at 6:30pm) 

Chris Greene Quartet

www.chrisgreenejazz.com

Visit Jazz On The Square's website for more information: www.JazzOnTheSquare.com.  

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Summer Send Off on the Square
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Summer Send Off on the Square

Celebrate the final days of summer with a little retail therapy from some amazing local crafters & vendors! Come to Mixin Mingle Woodstock on Saturday, August 25 from 10 AM - 2 PM.

Learn more here!

CONFIRMED VENDORS:
LuLaRoe
DoTerra
Color Street
Norwex
Scentsy
Monat
Avon
Paparazzi
Mary Kay
Gourmet Cuppboard
Plexus
Posh
Chiro One Wellness
Lipsense
Apothecary Teas
Intuitive Body & Mind

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5th Annual Paw Crawl Fundraiser
Aug
25
to Aug 26

5th Annual Paw Crawl Fundraiser

  • Helping Paws Animal Shelter (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Helping Paws Animal Shelter and hundreds of other supporters as we raise our glass to support the animals at Helping Paws Animal Shelter! Our Paw Crawl is similar to a pub crawl and will have all bars and restaurants within walking (or crawling) distance for your convenience. The participating bars will all have different drink specials that tokens can be used for. Some will also have food or appetizer specials. There will also be a variety of raffle items/baskets, as well as a 50/50 raffle. 

NOTE: Must be 21 or older to attend this event.

Participating Bars

Public House
Pour House
Ethereal Confections
Liquid Blues
Ortmann's
Benton Street Tap
The Cabin
D.C. Cobb's

Registration - Includes event shirt, 5 tokens for alcoholic beverages, map of participating bars, and game sheet. 


DD Registration - Includes event shirt, wristband for non-alcoholic beverages, map of participating bars, and game sheet. 


To guarantee your shirt and size wanted, please register before August 8. After that date, limited shirts in sizes will be available while supplies last. 

Learn more here!

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Apple Picking
Sep
1
to Oct 31

Apple Picking

Woodstock has more apple orchards that any other town in Illinois, with six orchards within a short drive from the historic Woodstock Square. 

Bring the whole family and establish a fun fall tradition picking fresh, crisp apples in the country. Then head to the beautiful Woodstock Square for an afternoon of music, movies, theater, boutique shopping and dining.

Orchards:

All Seasons Apple Orchard

Homestead Orchard

Lang's Orchard

Woodstock Country Orchard

More Than Delicious Orchard

Meadowmoor Orchard

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Autumn Art Tour
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Autumn Art Tour

Saturday, September 8th 10:00-5:00
Sunday, September 9th 10:00-4:00.

Artists and fine craftsmen in Woodstock and the surrounding the countryside will be opening their studios to display and sell their work. The self guided tour is free to the public and will showcase the exceptional art and fine crafts produced in the region. Maps available at Material Things Artisan Market on the Woodstock Square and www.wpbw.org. Be sure to stop at the award winning Woodstock Farmers Market when picking up your maps on Saturday. For more information visit www.wpbw.org.

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Woodstock Food Truck Festival
Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

Woodstock Food Truck Festival

Truck Off returns to the Historic Woodstock Square! Come hungry and throw down on Chicagoland’s best food trucks. Free admission, open to the public, family friendly. Please get a free electronic ticket so we have a headcount for public works/safety and printing maps. You do not need to present the ticket.

Click here for more information.

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Woodstock Ale Fest
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Woodstock Ale Fest

  • Clay and Newell Street Woodstock, Illinois, 60098 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There are so many great breweries and beers within a couple hours that this year the Fest is featuring only breweries within 100 miles of Woodstock. Join us as we celebrate local Craft Beer, Bacon & Bluegrass.

Grab a brew, munch on some sizzlin’ bacon, and get your jam on with live Bluegrass music at the fifth annual Woodstock Ale Fest.

Proceeds from Woodstock Ale Fest will benefit Adult & Child Therapy Services.

Learn More Here!

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Woodstock Fine Arts Association's Creative Living Series
Oct
18
to Apr 18

Woodstock Fine Arts Association's Creative Living Series

Coffee and conversation offered at 9:00 a.m.
All programs begin at 10:00 a.m. 

Speakers Include: 

Bill Odenkirk / October 18, 2018
THE MAKING OF THE SIMPSONS

Dn. Joseph R. Ferrari, Ph.D / November 15, 2018
UNDERSTANDING PROCRASTINATION: IT’S NOT ABOUT TIME

Fern Schumer Chapman / January 17, 2019
STUMBLING ON HISTORY

Donna Seaman / February 21, 2019
IDENTITY UNKNOWN: REDISCOVERING SEVEN AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS

Anna Celenza / March 15, 2018
MUSIC THAT CHANGED AMERICA

William Tyre / April 18, 2019
FRANCES GLESSNER LEE & THE NUTSHELL STUDIES OF UNEXPLAINED DEATH

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31st Annual Autumn Drive
Oct
19
to Oct 21

31st Annual Autumn Drive

  • 16105 Garden Valley Road Woodstock, IL, 60098 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Local farms are offering fall produce like pumpkins, honey, jams, soaps, and vinegars, as well as “tastefully simple” products. Experience tractor rides, petting zoos, hay rides, and even pumpkin and apple launchers. Pick your own apples right from the trees or pumpkins in the fields. Many stops include visiting crafters selling: pottery, jewelry, lawn ornaments, and dozens of other crafts. Some stops are mini craft fairs in themselves. Antique dealers are selling refurbished furniture, trunks, cook books, tools, white elephants, and vintage jewelry. Scattered throughout the drive are garage sales and barn sales where treasures can be found.

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Home Grown Fall Fair
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Home Grown Fall Fair

McHenry County's premier makers fair celebrating handcraft, food, beverages and art made here, from the ground up, by hand and from the heart. With music, demos, samples and sales featuring Ethereal Confections, Casting Whimsy teas, Hello Lavender crochet and more! 

Come out to the Autumn Drive at 5 Lazy K Ranch, 18209 Collins Road, Woodstock.  For the Fall Home Grown Fair, October 19-21 from 9 AM - 5 PM.

Learn more here.

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Lighting of the Square 2018
Nov
23
5:00 PM17:00

Lighting of the Square 2018

Woodstock's annual family holiday tradition, the Lighting of the Square, takes place on Friday, November 23 on the historic Woodstock Square.

At 7:00 PM, the flip of a giant switch will illuminate thousands of festive lights on the charming Woodstock Square, heralding the true beginning of Victorian Christmas and holiday celebrations in Woodstock. Come be a part of our tradition!

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Ladies Night Out
Nov
29
5:00 PM17:00

Ladies Night Out

Ladies Night Out is the most happenin' event of the year on the Woodstock Square. Hundreds of women from near and far come out to the shops and restaurants in this popular holiday outing. 

Traffic is pretty busy, and shoppers are looking for unique finds and a place to stop for a break with friends. It's so much fun!

Learn More Here!

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Making A List: The Secular Songs of Christmas
Dec
11
1:30 PM13:30

Making A List: The Secular Songs of Christmas

Musical Theater Charities of Woodstock will present four "second Tuesday" summer fundraising shows and one "second Tuesday"  Christmas fundraising show at the Woodstock Opera House at 1:30 & 7 PM.  

The programs will feature acclaimed musical theater historian and storyteller Charles Troy.   Mr. Troy will perform  "The Creation of The Sound Of Music"  on May 8th,   "The Creation of Fiddler On The Roof"  on June 12th,   "The Creation of The Wizard of Oz"  on July 10th,   "The Creation of West Side Story"  on August 14th, and "Making A List:  The Secular Songs of Christmas (1933-1952)"  on December 11th.   Mr. Troy's shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos,  original graphics,  edited audio tracks and video clips,  live performers,  and a scripted narrative. 

Learn more and buy tickets here.

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2nd Monday Film Club: The Last Suit
Aug
13
1:00 PM13:00

2nd Monday Film Club: The Last Suit

Join the Woodstock Theatre for the Second Monday Film Club presentation of The Last Suit (El último traje) shown on Monday, August 13 at 1:00 & 7:00 PM. General Admission. 
 

The Last Suit (El último  traje):
At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up in a retirement home and are even trying to convince him to amputate his disabled limb. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land, and isn't about to quietly fade away. Instead, he's planned a one-way trip to the other side of the world.

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Second Sunday Concert
Aug
12
3:00 PM15:00

Second Sunday Concert

Second Sunday Concerts presents "A flute with other instruments thing" 

Bring the whole family and enjoy August's jam. Come hear some soothing flute and pan sounds with a touch of vibes and other percussion. You'll hear beautiful melodies you've heard before and some new ones!

Second Sunday Concerts are presented to showcase local artists and in support of Culture, Arts & Music

$10 tickets online or at the door. Children under 6 are free (2 per paying adult max).

Learn more here!

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Back to School Bash and Backpack Drive
Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

Back to School Bash and Backpack Drive

Join us for an afternoon of FREE fun with bouncy house, relay games, water games, prizes, playground, and other activities! Frozen custard donated by Culvers. Water and ice pops will also be provided.

Free raffle with prizes donated by:

  • Classic Cinemas
  • Culvers
  • Dairy Queen
  • Woodstock Golf and Games
  • Woodstock Recreation Center

This event will be in Emricson Park. Follow the signs to pavilion #3, the Hilltop.

We are excited to partner with District 200 to provide backpacks for students in need. If you are able, bring a backpack to donate for a student in grades K-8. (Backpacks will be distributed by District 200 and won't be given out at this event.)

Other supplies needed are:

  • Wide rule spiral notebooks
  • Pointed and rounded scissors
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Two pocket folders

Learn more here.

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Midwest Mozart Festival
Aug
5
to Aug 12

Midwest Mozart Festival

The 32nd annual Midwest Mozart Festival is gearing up for its two-concert run at the historic Woodstock Opera House on August 5 and 12. 

Come and be charmed by Mozart's Third Symphony his famous Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter"), and many other musical masterpieces at the Woodstock Opera House on Sunday, August 5 & 12.

More information here.

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Halfway To Groundhog Day
Aug
2
5:30 PM17:30

Halfway To Groundhog Day

Celebrate Halfway to Groundhog Day by joining us at a free showing of Groundhog Day on the historic Woodstock Square Thursday, August 2nd at 5:30PM.

In case of rain, the event will be held inside the Woodstock Opera House, right across the street from the Park site, at 121 W Van Buren St. The event will have the same schedule

5:30 pm - Walking Tour of Film Sites
6:30 pm - Groundhog Day Polka Band
7:30 pm - Drink to World Peace
8:30 pm - "Groundhog Day" the movie

Visit WoodstockGroundhog.org or call 815-334-2620 for more info.

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McHenry County Fair
Jul
31
to Aug 5

McHenry County Fair

  • McHenry County Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come out the the McHenry County Fairgrounds for the 2018 McHenry County Fair July 31  August 5.

The McHenry County Fair is a 70 year tradition held in Woodstock, Illinois. At the fair you can see 4-H, Open, and Junior Open livestock and non-livestock shows, educational displays revolving around conservation and agriculture, various vendors from different businesses and organizations across the county, a carnival, and a variety of ground and grandstand entertainment. It is an event for families to come to create summertime memories that last a lifetime.

Learn More Here

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Christmas in July 5K
Jul
29
7:00 AM07:00

Christmas in July 5K

Join the Woodstock Rotary Club for a family-friendly Christmas themed 5K fun run through the beautiful Woodstock Square Historic District and quaint Victorian neighborhoods. Get festive with our Best Christmas Costume Contest, along with race awards in eight age bands immediately following race. Competitive and recreational participants welcome! Proceeds benefit the Woodstock Christmas Clearing House.

$38 includes t-shirt and reindeer antlers headband. Teens 17 & under run for $25. 1K Kids run/walk for $15. This is a chip timed certified event. 

REGISTER HERE

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Food and Wine Pairing - Farm-to-table
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Food and Wine Pairing - Farm-to-table

  • Loyola Univeristy retreat and ecology (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come to Loyola University Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus on Saturday, July 21 from 6 PM to 9 PM for a Food and Wine pairing class.

First farm-to-table dinner of the season. Dinner starts with a wine reception in the garden with hand-passed appetizers and leads to the five-course dinner.

Learn more here.

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Summer Daze on the Square
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Daze on the Square

Take a break from the sweltering summer sun & check out 17 hot vendors, crafters, and artisans at Mixin Mingle Woodstock! This is an INDOOR event with air conditioning & complimentary hydration. Come to Mixin Mingle Woodstock on July 21 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

CONFIRMED VENDORS:
LuLaRoe
DoTerra
Color Street
Norwex
Monat
Avon
Mary Kay
Kitty Mystic
Plexus
Paparazzi
Posh
Chiro One Wellness
Lipsense
Apothecary Teas
Intuitive Body & Mind
Award Winning Author Patricia McClure-Chessier

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Mary Poppins Jr.
Jul
20
to Jul 22

Mary Poppins Jr.

Friday, July 20, at 2:00 PM - Library Program - (on sale to public July 16th)*

Friday, July 20, at 7:00 PM - (WCST Fundraiser Dinner begins at 5:30 PM)**

Saturday, July 21, at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, July 22, at 3:00 PM

Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical!

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

Presented by Woodstock Children's Summer Theatre

TICKETS:  $10.00 All Seats

*$6.00 All Seats for Library Benefit 

**$20.00 Adults & $15.00 Students for WCST Fundraiser Dinner (includes show admission)

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2018 Summer in the Park
Jul
18
to Jul 22

2018 Summer in the Park

Woodstock's signature event, Summer in the Park, will be held July 18-22, 2018 in beautiful Emricson Park.  Sponsored by the City of Woodstock, this five-day festival has something for everyone...music and concerts, children's entertainment, food court and beer garden, bouncies and other children's activities, pool party, bags tournament, Movie in the Park, and much more!  Come on out to Emricson Park this July and enjoy Summer in the Park.  Schedule of Events - Coming Soon! 

Sponsors, businesses, and not-for-profits are invited to participate and we always need volunteers, so come out and join the fun!  For more information or questions, to sponsor, participate, or volunteer, call (815)338-4301 or e-mail citymanager@woodstockil.gov. You can also get event details by liking us on Facebook.

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33rd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival
Jul
15
12:00 PM12:00

33rd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival

The 33rd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from Noon-6 p.m., on Woodstock Square.

Performance Schedule & Locations

MAIN STAGE (On the charming Woodstock Square; in case of rain at the Unity Spiritual Center, 225 W. Calhount St.)

12:00 PM Spook Handy

12:30 p.m. Gathering Time with guest Mara Levine

1:15 p.m. Crys Matthews

2:00 p.m. Ordinary Elephant

2:45 p.m. Garnet Rogers

3:30 p.m. Annie and the Hedonists

4:15 p.m. Presentation of Inaugural “Woody” Awards to Dave Humphreys, John Scharres, and Rich Warren

4:20 p.m. Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation to Corky Siegel followed by his performance

5:05 p.m. The Donna Herula, Jon Spiegel, & Chris Walz Trio

5:45 p.m. All-Sing Finale led by Spook Handy

 

OPEN MIC STAGE (at Stage Left Café, Sign up begins at 12:05 PM)

1:30-2 p.m. Featured Performer Jim Gary

2:15-3 p.m. Workshop led by Annie and the Hedonists

 

The Festival will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Corky Siegel. Corky is known internationally as one of the world's great blues harmonica players, and is a celebrated composer, blues pianist, singer, songwriter, band leader, and author. Spook Handy will open the Festival and lead the All-Sing Finale.

There will also be a Children’s Area, Open Mic Stage, and Workshop. The Festival is made possible in part by Radio Partners WDCB/90.9FM, WFMT/98.7FM, and WNUR/893FM, the City of Woodstock, and Real Woodstock.

Learn more here.

 

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Woodstock Folk Weekend
Jul
13
to Jul 15

Woodstock Folk Weekend

Woodstock Folk Music Weekend
July 13-15, 2018

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! 

FRIDAY, JULY 13

Chris Jones & The Night Drivers (with opening act Fox Crossing Stringband)
Niko's Red Mill Tavern
8:00 PM | Friday, July 13
Tickets on Sale Tuesday, May 15

Combining a unique blend of dry wit, emotional authenticity and humor, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers take the Niko's Red Mill Tavern stage on Friday, July 13 for a night of pure bluegrass.

Chris Jones is a quadruple threat as a singer, a songwriter, a guitarist—and, thanks to his role hosting SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction, as one of the most widely heard broadcasting voices in bluegrass music.

Fox Crossing Stringband is a four-member, six instrument, and all-female bluegrass group from Chicago that’s made quite a splash around the Midwest region since forming in the Fall of 2016. The group plays traditional material, original songs, and grassed up covers of popular artists ranging from Dolly Parton to Rod Stewart to The Rolling Stones. Consider this your official invitation to the ground floor of something great.

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SATURDAY, JULY 14

Garnet Rogers
Stage Left Café (LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE)
6:00 PM | Saturday, July 14  
Tickets on Sale Tuesday, May 15

Heralded as "one of the major talents of our time" by The Boston Globe, Canadian folk musician Garnet Rogers performs two sets during Folk Music Weekend in Woodstock, IL on July 14-15.

Saturday, July 14
- Rogers will sign copies of his memoir "Night Drive" at Read Between the Lynes beforehand at 2:00 PM.
- At 6:00 PM, Rogers plays an intimate show at Stage Left Café. A limited number of tickets will be put on sale for this show on Tuesday, May 15.

Sunday, July 15
- Rogers joins other nationally acclaimed folk acts such as Crys Matthews, Corky Siegel and Ordinary Elephant at the 33rd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival on the charming Woodstock Square.

Limited tickets for Rogers' set at Stage Left Cafe will go on sale Tuesday, May 15 at 10:00 AM on the Woodstock Opera House website.

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Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues
Woodstock Opera House

8:00 PM | Saturday, July 14
Tickets on Sale Now

Corky Siegel, a Chicago folk music icon, is regarded as one of the world's great blues harmonica masters.

On Saturday, July 14, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues - an ingenious Americana mix of blues, folk, classical and wry wit - hit the historic Woodstock Opera House stage. Regarded by the Chicago Tribune as "A match made in heaven", Siegel and the Chamber Blues seamlessly fuse raw blues with a classical string quartet. Tickets are on sale now on the Woodstock Opera House website. 

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SUNDAY, JULY 15

33rd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival
Woodstock Square
Noon-6:00 PM | Sunday, July 15

For the 33rd consecutive year, the Woodstock Folk Festival hosts talented folk musicians from across North America on the historic Woodstock Square on Sunday, July 15 from noon-6:00 PM.

This year's main stage acts include internationally acclaimed folk musicians such as Garnet Rogers, Corky Siegel, Crys Matthews, Ordinary Elephant and Annie and the Hedonists. A suggested donation of $20 per person will be asked upon entry. See the entire lineup at www.WoodstockFolkMusic.com.

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The Creation of the Wizard of OZ
Jul
10
1:30 PM13:30

The Creation of the Wizard of OZ

Musical Theater Charities of Woodstock will present four "second Tuesday" summer fundraising shows at 1:30 & 7 PM and one "second Tuesday"  Christmas fundraising show at the Woodstock Opera House.  

The programs will feature acclaimed musical theater historian and storyteller Charles Troy.   Mr. Troy will perform  "The Creation of The Sound Of Music"  on May 8th,   "The Creation of Fiddler On The Roof"  on June 12th,   "The Creation of The Wizard of Oz"  on July 10th,   "The Creation of West Side Story"  on August 14th, and "Making A List:  The Secular Songs of Christmas (1933-1952)"  on December 11th.   Mr. Troy's shows have been embraced by audiences nationwide since 2006, and combine scans of rare photos,  original graphics,  edited audio tracks and video clips,  live performers,  and a scripted narrative. 

Learn more and buy tickets here.

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Second Monday Film Club: RBG
Jul
9
1:00 PM13:00

Second Monday Film Club: RBG

Join us at the Woodstock Theatre for the Second Monday Film Club presentation of RBG shown on Monday, July 11 at 1:00 & 7:00 PM. General Admission. 


RBG:
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

 

 

 

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Hansel & Gretel
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Hansel & Gretel

Woodstock Dance Academy's summer concert, will feature an original ballet, "Hansel & Gretel" on Sunday, July 8 at 2 PM at the Woodstock Opera House

Formed in 2013, the Woodstock Dance Academy is a school of ballet training under the direction of Linda Pohlman. Join the Woodstock Dance Academy for a program of classical ballet sure to delight patrons of all ages.

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Micro Marathon, Full Size Party
Jul
8
12:00 PM12:00

Micro Marathon, Full Size Party

The First Ever Micro Marathon, Full Size Party!!! .26 Miles, Because No One Likes To Run!!!! The event will begin by meeting in the square starting at 11 AM. The "race" will kick off at noon sharp. We will make our way around the square (with rest stops for donuts and coffee of course) and then end on Benton street where we will enjoy live music, games for the kids, and more fun. The entry for the race is $25 which includes an event t-shirt and of course a .26 mile micro marathon sticker for your car! Benton street will be closed from 12-5pm for music and fun. Tickets go on sale soon!!!!

Proceeds from the Micro Marathon will go to support the Hero Academy in Costa Rica. Providing leadership and Jiu Jitsu, as well as food and uniforms to underprivileged children. Find out more at https://www.bjjincostarica.com/donate/

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Capitol Steps
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Capitol Steps

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The Capitol Steps make their McHenry County debut on the Woodstock Opera House stage on Friday, July 6 for a night of bipartisan lampooning. Always fresh and crispy, mocking both ends of the political spectrum, this troupe of Congressional staffers-turned-comedians travel the States satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. 

After 35 years, The Capitol Steps have become an American institution, performing their original political and musical comedy act to Americans from coast-to-coast. Whether you lean left, right, or straddle the U.S. political fence, The Capitol Steps will leave all parties laughing!

Before the show, enjoy dinner on the historic Woodstock Square at either Mia Passione or Public House of Woodstock with a price fixed dinner package. Dinner packages are $32 and include an appetizer, entrée, drink and dessert. 

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