Set aside a day to attend this years Mozart Festival. The festival is a Woodstock tradition and takes place in the the 1880′s Woodstock Opera House. Come for the day or one of the weekends and plan to spend some time on historic Woodstock Square, eating shopping or strolling through the park.
If you are looking for a romantic evening, a get together with good friends, or a fun family night out, these concerts are for you. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and pack your picnic basket and head on out to enjoy an evening of live music, summer air and a sunset. Best of all they are FREE!!!
What a better way to spend a morning or afternoon, then to shop your local market. Purchase the freshest ingredients available. Select from organic, locally sustainable produce, eggs, cheeses, humanely grown and raised meats, and more. Many of the markets have live entertainment, children’s activities, cooking classes, demonstrations and more!
This years fireworks along the Northwest Line start on July 2nd with the last town, Fox River Grove on the 12th. So get out and enjoy the show. Many of the towns have celebrations, festivals and parades as well.
A “Just off the Tracks” favorite. For $5 at the door on the first & third Friday’s of the month you get a night of incredible Chicago Quality Jazz. Stage Left Cafe is the perfect intimate setting for this fun eventing. Beer, wine and light snacks are available. Head to Woodstock’s Historic Square for a memorable evening.
In a 1960 interview that asked where “home” was, Orson Welles answered, “I suppose Woodstock, Illinois, I went to school there.” For film and history buffs alike, the Orson Welles Festival will have something that will grab your attention. Through out the month of May there will be a Film Festival, Panel Discussions, a Reenactment of War of the worlds,Book Signings and more.
Go out on the town this holiday season and enjoy everything from Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Parades to Visits With Santa and Free Carriage Rides to Live Theatre like A Christmas Carol or the Nutcracker Ballet. The possibilities are endless along the Northwest Line alone, so head on out and start some new Holiday Traditions of your own.
Who knew that traveling in space could be achieved by first traveling on a train to The Challenger Learning Center in Woodstock. If you loved the movie “Gravity” and have ever wondered about what it would be like to have an out of this world experience, then you need to check this place out. The center offers a number of programs to entertain, educate and expand your horizons.
Are the specialty liquor shots at Ortmann’s a drink or a dessert? You decide, than let us know your favorite. Ortmann’s is located just off the square and close to the train, making it a great place to start or end your evening while in Woodstock.
For all of the Goblins and Ghouls, here are the Trick or Treat times as well as other Halloween themed activities for the towns along the NorthWest Line. Many of the Downtown areas have special festivities planned for children, like the Annual Halloween Festivities on the Square in Woodstock.