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.
Head to Woodstock Square for a fun evening on the 2nd Fridays of the Month through September. Filled with great art, fun entertainment for a date with a friend, a loved one or spending time with the family it will surely be a hit. Strolling the historic square is an added bonus.
Come and explore this great toy store in the heart of Crystal Lake. This family owned shop features quality toys that are hand chosen to spark the imagination of the child in your life. The knowledgeable staff at Marvin’s will be happy to assist you.
Cary Main Street Fest, one of the newest fall festivals in the Northwest Suburbs. Hop on the Metra, Northwest Line and party in the street. With a full line up of bands, craft beer, select wines and local restaurants offering great fall flavors. There will also be family entertainment stage and art area.
Get ready to rock out in Woodstock at their annual ROCKTOBERFEST – OKTOBERFEST. For a weekend filled with Music, Food and Drink this fest should fit the bill. The Saturday lineup also has many family friendly events.
The weekend of Memorial Day kicks off the summer season in Barrington with several events including the annual Art Festival with Art, Music, a Wine & Beer Garden and Children’s Activities. The Memorial Day Parade and an Open House at the Barrington White House.
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.
SECOND SHOW ADDED !!! March 8th
For Film lovers everywhere you can have the inside track on Oscar Night!! Have you always wondered how and where you can see the Oscar Nominated Best Animated and Live Action Short Films? The Catlow Theater in Barrington is having a screening on Saturday, March 1st of all 10 nominated films. This event is not to be missed!
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.