7:30 a.m. 

Bob Corcoran Annual Fishing Derby - Sponsored by the Jackson Township Sportsman's Club. Ages 1-15 are welcome. This event is free, but you must bring your bait and fishing gear.


11:00 a.m.

2023 Elwood Community Days Parade - The 32nd annual parade is being organized by Elwood Cub Scout Pack 156, and all fees collected support the pack's mission. CLICK HERE for the registration form.

12:00 p.m.

Crosstown Exotics Reptile Show - We bring our scaly crew to you! Up close, hands-on interactions with some of the planet's most amazing creatures. Fun educational entertainment for all ages. This is a one-of-a-kind hands-on experience.

Paulie & the Shakers - Bringing the ultimate music experience - Pop, Rock, Country & Dance favorites, the 60s - Today.

3x3 Basketball Tournament - Grab your players and register before August 10 to secure your spot in the tournament. CLICK HERE for the registration form and waiver.

Craft Show - Vendors will receive a FREE 10x10 space; you are responsible for your tents, tables, and chairs. CLICK HERE for the registration form.                   

Elwood History Club Display - Visit their display, where you will have the opportunity to speak with those passionate about the history of Elwood and Jackson Township. 

Smokehouse - Display provided by the Elwood Fire Department - Many kids have never heard of a smoke detector and don’t know what to do when a smoke detector alarm goes off.   It is not unusual for children to get scared during a fire. The mobile “Smoke House” demonstrates a fire simulation to teach children the signs and how to escape a fire. 


1:00 p.m. 

Baby Contest - Elwood Community Days Cutest Baby Contest. Please register by August 10.

CLICK HERE for the registration form and waiver

Bingo - Presented by the Twilighters

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo

3:00 p.m.

Talent Show - All family-friendly performances are welcome. Provided music should be a clean version. Our DJ can play the song right from your phone. CLICK HERE for the registration form and waiver.

4:00 p.m.

Game Truck - Laser Tag - Windy City Game Theater will provide an awesome experience everyone can enjoy, including video games, laser tag, and yard games for all ages. Visit their website at for more information.

5:00 p.m. 

The Junkyard Dawgs - Purveyors of Good Time Rock 'n Roll - Classic Rock. Check out their Facebook page for more information. 

Bags Tournament - $10 per person, single elimination. Partners will be chosen in a blind draw. The tournament begins at 6:00 pm. Must be 18 and over. If you have any questions or want to sign up, please get in touch with Darryl Lab:

8:00 p.m.

The Band Sundance - The best music of the '60s, 70's, and '80s. 90's and today. Get a preview of their sound at


9:00 p.m.


Food Vendor

Raceway Pizza, La Pasadita, Annabelle's BBQ & The Creamery

To become a food vendor, click here for more information.

Beer Garden - Modelo, Corona, Corona Premier, PBR, Vodka Spritz, Tequila Paloma, Corona Refresca’s, Jack Daniels Country Coolers 

The Dock at Inwood Margarita Truck - Saturday only - Margaritas are sold separately.

Admission Fee - $5.00 for adults 21 & over; those under 21 are free.

Raffle Baskets - All proceeds benefit Elwood Community Church Food Pantry.

Please contact if you would like to contribute a basket to the raffle.