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Woodstock, Illinois: Groundhog Day Movie Town

The town that was used for location exteriors in "Groundhog Day" relives that same day every year. Walking tour to movie sites -- see the "Bill Murray Stepped Here" sidewalk plaque.

Main St., Woodstock, IL
Northwest of Chicago, north of I-90 via US Hwy 14. Free map at Chamber of Commerce to the movie sites, or just walk around Woodstock Square Park.
Feb. 2 am if you want to see ceremony. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Groundhog Day movie town.

Groundhog Day

The Bill Murray movie "Groundhog Day" was filmed in Woodstock, which will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of the film with a live groundhog prognostication at 7 AM on Feb. 2, as well as a walking tour of the film sites, a dinner and dance where part of the movie was filmed, free showings of the film, and much more. Most of the events are free. Full schedule at

[Rick Bellairs, 01/28/2018]

Groundhog Day Movie Town.

Groundhog Day Movie Town

It's Groundhog Day... again. This is the 25th anniversary of the making of Groundhog Day the movie in Woodstock. On February 2nd there will be a ceremony at 7 AM in the town square, including a live groundhog, just like in the movie. The festivities will also include free showings of the movie, a walking tour of film sites around town, a chili cook off, a pub crawl, and more.

[Rick Bellairs, 01/31/2017]
Groundhog Day

Don't miss the Groundhog Day festivities January 28-February 2 in Woodstock. Most of the events are free, including showings of the movie and a walking tour of places around town used in the movie.

[Rick Bellairs, 01/18/2016]

Thanks to Hollywood, Woodstock is a year-round Groundhog Day destination. Permanent plaques around town are placed at key places seen in the Groundhog Day movie.

Woodstock, Illinois.

Groundhog Day Movie Town

Woodstock has a great farmers market May-November every Tuesday and Saturday with live music. There is also a great arts and crafts fair called Fair Diddley in mid-May.

[Nhiffman, 05/14/2015]

Groundhog Day mascot greet the crowd.

Movie Groundhog Day

Woodstock, IL celebrates Groundhog Day and the making of the Bill Murray movie. Woodstock was transformed to play the part of Punxsutawney, PA. Each year we have a festival with a dinner dance, free showings of the movie and walking tour of some of the sites used in the filming back in 1992. The climax is the prognostication of our own groundhog - Woodstock Willie at 7am February 2nd in the park on the town square. Join us.

[Rick Bellairs, 07/25/2009]

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