Tiskilwa, IL celebrates Pow Wow Days every year during the first weekend of August. Pow Wow Days is a four-day event that includes a community concert or big band dancing, children's "Lil' Spurs Rodeo", a parade, a beer garden, 4-H Club and cheerleader sponsored food stands, church-sponsored lunches, historical tours, antique automobiles, tractors and many other events. Pow Wow Days was founded in 1976 as part of the national bicentennial. It may be, though, that the bicentennial was just the spark but not the driving force behind Pow Wow Days. The essence and purpose of Pow Wow Days may well be defined by a presence of what was to come and a desire to preserve and protect what is good and unique at the core of this small-town community with a history of its own going back nearly 200 years.