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2019 Celebrate Woodridge
resize ComboLogo-FINAL v2.png2019: Exciting Milestone Year
This year is an exciting milestone for the Woodridge community, and we invite you to be a part of it! In 2019, the Village of Woodridge and Woodridge Park District will celebrate our 60th and 50th anniversaries of incorporation, respectively. The Village and Park District encourages community groups to pay tribute to this milestone year by incorporating an anniversary component into an existing event or program. Community organizations may apply for a Celebrate Woodridge Grant online. The grant guidelines and paper application are also available.

Woodridge's present and vision for the future are firmly rooted in its past. These special anniversaries provide an opportunity to reflect on the many ways that organizations and individuals have contributed to the success of the Woodridge community. Please join us in celebrating Woodridge and the Park District in 2019!

Anniversary Parade - UPDATED INFORMATION!!

The parade route is set and approximately 1.5 miles long. The parade will head northwest up Woodridge Dr., northeast onto Kincaid Dr., south on Westmoreland Dr., loop back to Woodridge Dr. and finish at the Village Hall.

Click here or the map to the right for a larger view of the route.

Current committed acts include elected officials, the Woodridge District 68 Marching Band, Downers Grove North High School Trojan Marching Band, VFW Post #1578, at least two motorcycle units, at least two horse units, all three fire protection districts, District 68, the Woodridge Park District, Woodridge Library, many local boy scout and girl scout troops, Woodridge faith-based entries, antique cars, local businesses, various Medinah Shriner acts (cruzin coolers, a 1/3 replica piper airplane, Segway unit, etc.) and the West Suburban Community Pantry hosting a food drive (where parade viewers can place canned goods into shopping carts).

If you have already completed and submitted a parade application, please note that detailed information will be forthcoming. The staging area for the parade will include Center Drive and Woodridge Drive, with the parade kicking off on Woodridge Drive heading north. Parking will be available at Village Hall, Woodridge Library, and the Police / Public Works building for parade entries.

STAGING AREA - click here for closure information
The staging areas of 71st to Woodridge Dr. and Plaza Drive to Woodridge Drive will be closed off by 7:00 AM to allow for acts to being lining up.
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Beyond the Staging Area closures, there will be road closures as well. At 8:30 AM the parade route will be closed to through traffic, with barricades at Janeswood and Woodridge Dr; White Dr. and Woodridge Dr.; Diamond Court and Westmoreland; Young Court and Williams Dr.; and Patterson Court and Mitchell Drive. These points of entry to the route will be closed off and cars will be redirected to point of exit.

For those who live on the parade route
 - please note - there is no on-street parking the night of Friday, September 27 (signs will be posted) and if you need to leave on Saturday morning, please move your vehicle to a location that is accessible and not on the route. Thank you!


Please note parking will be extremely limited at Town Centre (Village Hall, Library, Police/Public Works). If you are interested in viewing the parade, the recommendation is to park on a side street that is not part of the parade route, as these will be closed to traffic, and walk to the route. The streets west of Woodridge Dr have ample parking, please be courteous of your neighbors.




Live Music Schedule

6:00-7:00 PM Eddie Korosa, Jr.
7:30-10:30 PM Infinity
5:30-6:30 PM Freeze Dried
7:00-8:30 PM Wild Daisy
9:00-10:30 PM Hi Infidelity

Food Vendors

Austrian Lodge (German food) • VFW (pretzels) • Woodridge Rotary (burgers & more) • The Little Red Donut Truck (Friday only) • Cookies with Flavor (Saturday only)


Price includes fest admission and a Woodridge Oktoberfest beer stein (while supplies last)
$5 Pre-Sale Tickets: August 26-September 25
$10 Tickets at the Fest Gate

Pre-sale Tickets

Purchase between August 26-September 25 at the ARC or Community Center to save $5 per ticket.

Woodridge Oktoberfest is an adult environment, but kids are welcome to enjoy the music, food and limited selection of soft drinks and water. No pets are allowed.

Submit photos
Would you like to be a part of Woodridge history? The Village of Woodridge and Woodridge Park District would like to invite community members to submit photos to celebrate the 60th and 50th anniversary years! 

We encourage a diverse range of photo submissions that reflects and celebrates Woodridge and captures Woodridge history. The photos could include historical photos of Woodridge, old family photos taken in Woodridge, or photos celebrating the 2019 Anniversary year. Please note that by submitting photos, you give the Village and Park District permission to use the photos royalty free (i.e., for social media, poster boards, etc.).

Join us as we move into the future by celebrating our past during this special anniversary year. Submit photos online here.