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Woodstock's 5th Annual Summer in the Park

Dates: Now - July 22, 2018 @ varies

Category: Family Holiday Live Music Festivals
Location: Woodstock Emricson Park, Woodstock, IL | Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: 815-338-4301
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Woodstock's 5th Annual 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 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 You can also get event details by liking us on Facebook.

Below is an overview of the event but keep checking or call 815-338-4301 for more information.

Wednesday, July 18 – Summer in the Park Band Concert. Come out to Park in the Square for a Woodstock tradition, the City Band Concert, featuring a Summer in the Park theme. Enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream social and carnival game booths (if you feel lucky). In addition, the evening will include a "Picnic in the Park" contest to see who can make the most creative picnic setting, so get your creativity going.

Thursday, July 19 – Summer in the Park Movie Night. This FREE movie event will be held "under the big tent" in Emricson Park and will feature Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In addition to free popcorn, RC Juggles will be joining us to provide pre-movie fun!

Friday, July 20 – Summer in the Park Live Music Night. Come out for a FREE concert under the big tent. Live music from two bands will be playing from approximately 6:30 – 10:00 PM. The beer garden will be open and a "Taste of Woodstock" will feature a variety of delicious food and snacks from local vendors. Come cheer on local business' in the first ever City Bags Tournament. This year's bands include, "Mellencougar", and "The LoveMonkeys"! This year the event will feature a Children's Drop Off area from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM where for $1 per child, you can have trained childcare volunteers watch your child while you enjoy the music and activities.

Saturday, July 21 – Summer at the Pool - a special "Wild, Wild, West" day at Woodstock Water Works featuring entertainment, games, food, and, of course, fun. There will be a reduced admission fee to the pool that day and all activities are free.

Sunday, July 22 – Family Fun Day – from Noon to 5:00 PM. Come out to Emricson Park for a day of FREE Family Fun featuring a variety of entertainment, games, food, fun, and activities for all ages, including carnival booths, arts & crafts, bouncy activities, a rock-climbing wall, music and more. The beer garden will be open and food will be available for a small fee. Then, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, teens and tweens, grades 6 and up, will enjoy activities and music planned just for them, complete with a DJ and door prizes!

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