Elma, Iowa

Elma Trail Days

In July, annually the weekend of the 2nd Saturday

Elma Trail Days schedule of events

 Elma Trail Days is the town's annual festival, occurring the weekend of the 2nd Saturday of July each year; dates for the 2023 festival are July 7-8-9.  The event has a few preliminary activities in the week leading up to the festival, such as a family-friendly "Chalk the Walk" event and a "Medallion Hunt", but the majority of festival activities take place Friday evening through Saturday evening  and end with a  Knights of Columbus community breakfast on Sunday morning and a euchre tournament by the American Legion Sunday afternoon.  Some annual features of the festival include a kid's pedal tractor pull & ball games, a ribeye steak sandwich meal in the park Friday night with additional entertainment, & beverage garden, operating late into the night with a  fireworks display at 10 :00 p.m.  Saturday morning begins with a 5k walk/run, community breakfast, 11:00 a.m. parade, and then a full day/evening of fun in the Elma City Park.  Saturday fun includes a NEW feature this year, FOOD TRUCKS instead of the concession stands of previous years, which should offer more food options.  The beverage garden opens from the park noon-12:00 midnight with a special "signature drink bar" available noon until gone.  Live music by The Chocolate Crackers on the stage at night ($10 charge at the gate),volleyball, show & shine car event,  inflatable bounce house & other kid's activities fill the afternoon & evening. 


Schedule of events is shown above, but all events are subject to change.

5k walk-run