Family-Friendly Groundhog Day Events

Family-Friendly Groundhog Day Events 2016Whether Punxsutawney Phil has a shadow or not, we all know that Chicago weather is too crazy for anyone to really predict. Regardless of the prediction, Groundhog Day is a great time to come out of hibernation, brave the weather, and enjoy some family fun.

Groundhog Day Events in Woodstock

  • Thursday, January 28 through Tuesday, February 2, 2016
  • Full schedule of events available on website
  • The film Groundhog Day was filmed in Woodstock and they host several days of Groundhog Day festivities
  • Many FREE events including screenings of the Groundhog Day movie, walking tours of the filming sites, groundhog tales, groundhog trivia, and appearances by Woodstock Willie

Groundhog Day with Hal Family Day/Open House at Big Run Wolf Ranch in Lockport

  • Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • $6 per person
  • Dog sled demonstrations, food, drinks, music, and a chance to see wolves, cougar, a bear, woodchuck, and lots more.

Groundhog’s Day at Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington Hills

  • Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Free
  • Learn about groundhogs and make a groundhog craft

Groundhog Day Celebration at River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook

  • Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 1:30 pm
  • Free
  • Learn facts and myths about groundhogs

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