We regret that the 2020 Elburn Days Festival has been cancelled.
We’ll be back in 2021!

Elburn Days

In 1934 the Elburn Lions Club began an annual event known as “A Day in the Park”, which later became known as Elburn Days.  For 85 years this event happened.  Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we regret to say that Elburn Days 2020, as have many other festivals and fairs this year, must be cancelled.  This decision was made considering the State of Illinois phase requirements plus our concern for the health and safety of our workers and guests.

Our efforts now go into thinking about the wonderful Elburn Days 2021 that will be happening on August 20 thru 22, 2021.  We hope to see you there.

The funds raised during Elburn Days go to not only charity but also to maintain Lions Park for everyone’s enjoyment throughout the year.  We have begun discussing the holding of a smaller event on Sunday, August 23, 2020 that will be called “Pull for the Park”.  This event would feature a combination drive thru or sit-down pulled pork dinner, plus we would be selling our world-famous pull tabs.

Even though Elburn Days is cancelled, we are still holding our Annual Car Raffle ($20 per ticket) and Annual 50/50 Raffle ($5 per ticket).  You can purchase either ticket online at “elburnlions.com” or call our office at 630-365-6315.

So even though we may be down for Elburn Days this year, your Elburn Lions are never out.

Stay tuned for further news.

Chet Cybulski
Chairman, Elburn Days 2020

Follow our Elburn Days Facebook page for up to date information.

Carnival Rides

Carnival Rides will be operating during these hours:


To be determined for 2021.


To be determined for 2021.


To be determined for 2021.


Main Stage

Come on down for the area’s best live music – old favorites and new acts you’ll love.  The Main Stage is located at the south end of our park, near the beer garden along Stetzer Ave.  All 2021 band and entertainment submissions can be submitted to office@elburnlions.com.

Community Stage

The Community Stage is filled with family-friendly entertainment all weekend long! Many of the events are open to participation for kids. The Community Stage is located just east of our clubhouse, which is in the center of the our park.

Check back for our 2021 schedule.

Elburn Leos Club

Food and Drink

Elburn Lions and Leo Clubs food stands:

Main Pavilion – Ream’s brats, Ream’s hot dogs, pork chop sandwiches, Taco-in-a-bag, Hot Dog Stand and Wiltse’s Sweet Corn.

North Food Stand (by Tractor Pull and Mud Volleyball) – Ream’s brats, Ream’s hot dogs, pork chop sandwiches, cookies and chips. Water, pop, Gatorade, Beer and Mike’s Hard Lemonade will also be available for purchase.

South Food Stand (aka The Beef Stand) – Ribeye sandwiches, Lion Phil Gladd’s famous pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and brats.

Leo Club Stand (at the main pavilion) – Root beer floats, ice cream bars and hot pretzels.

Beer Garden

Come on out to the annual Elburn Days festival and support the Elburn Lions with their largest fundraiser of the year. One of the many attractions that we offer during our festival is the Beer Garden that is situated next to the main stage. There is no charge to enter the beer garden or listen to the bands perform. We sell several different options of alcoholic beverages as well as offer non-alcoholic beverages at the Elburn Lions concession stand that is accessible inside the Beer Garden as well as from the main grounds.



5:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Noon – 11:00 pm


Noon – 9:00 pm

Tickets sales end a half hour before the beer garden closes. No refunds. Tickets are good for all three days of the Elburn Days Festival.

The Elburn Lions Beef Stand is also accessible inside the Beer Garden so you do not have to leave the beer garden to purchase food. Selection of food that can be purchased includes: Steak Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Pulled Pork, Chips, Pop, and Water.

Patrons must be 21 or older to enter the beer garden. All alcohol must be consumed in the beer garden or designated stroller/family area. No alcohol is allowed outside of the beer garden. We provide a safe atmosphere for fest goers and have security/safety personnel patrolling the grounds. For patrons that have guests under 21 accompanying them, a stroller/family area has been designated where you can enjoy an alcoholic beverage with your family & friends while listening to the bands or dining on delicious food sold by vendors on the park grounds.

Congratulations to the 2017 50/50 Raffle Winner Daniel O’Grady

Elburn Days Raffles

50/50 Raffle

The Elburn Lions Club will be hosting a 50/50 raffle at Elburn Days. Tickets are currently on sale for $5.00 each via local businesses and Lions Club Members. Tickets will be on sale at various locations throughout Lions Park during the entire festival. The drawing will be held during Elburn Days, on Sunday evening at 8:00 pm. 2019 total ticket sales were over $11,000.  Profits will go to projects that aid the community and seeing impaired.

Click here to buy tickets online.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Lion Nancy Faber at nancyfaber.elburnlions@gmail.com.

Congratulations to the 2017 Car Raffle Jeff Oconnell.

Car Raffle

The Elburn Lions Club hosts a Car Raffle every year. Tickets are on sale throughout the year at the Lion’s Club and other local businesses. Tickets are $20 each. Only 3750 tickets are sold. Winner will receive the choice of a  2020/2021 Chevy Car or Truck from Bob Jass Chevrolet in Elburn OR $30,000 cash. (Vehicle not to exceed $40,000).

Click on the Car Raffle Flyer below for more information on this year’s raffle.  Tickets available to purchase starting June 1, 2020.  Contact us for more information.  Tickets can be purchased at Bob Jass, Elburn Lions Office and Local Elburn businesses. You can now purchase tickets online!   Click here to buy.

Car Raffle Flyer

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