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2017

Jan-Jul

1-16

Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis

Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis, MO

The exhibit runs till July 16th, 2017.

mohistory.org/...

April

7-9

Southwest Street Rod Nationals

Oklahoma City, OK

nsra-usa.com/...

April

8

Webb City's Route 66 Cruise-A-Palooza

Used to be the Springtime on Broadway - Webb City, MO

webbcitychamber.com
joplinglobe.com/...

April

8-9

Redbud Classic

Oklahoma City, OK

Cycling, running and more.

redbud.org

April

15

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

fortreno.org/...
travelok.com/...

Apr-Jun

15-4

Route 66: The Mother Road - Adventure Cycling

Santa Monica, CA - Chicago, IL

Route 66 guided cycling trip - advanced

adventurecycling.org/...
web

April

21-23

Arcadia Route 66 Neonfest 2017

Arcadia, OK

April

22

Reed Park Art Festival

Tulsa

travelok.com/...

April

27-29

Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival

Marshfield, MO

cherryblossomfest.com

April

27-29

Gathering of nations pow wow

Albuquerque, NM

gatheringofnations.com

April

28-29

Green Country Classic Ranch Rodeo

Claremore, OK

travelok.com/...

April

29

Park on 66

Tucumcari, NM

Car Show & Concert

April

29

The Mill - Opening

Lincoln, IL

mill66.com

May

4

Blue Tie Affair

Blue Whale, Catoosa, OK

6th annual fundraiser

bluewhaleroute66.com/...

May

5-7

Downtown Edmond Arts Festival

Edmond, OK

downtownedmondok.com/...

May

5-7

Fun Run

from Seligman, AZ to Topock, AZ

azrt66.com/...
gokingman.com

May

5-6

Rawhide Days

Tucumcari, NM

tucumcarirawhidedays.com

May

5

Cinco De Mayo

May

6-7

Illinois Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Joliet to Towanda, IL

il66redcarpetcorridor.org

May

6

Fried Onion Burger Day

El Reno, OK

elrenoburgerday.com
travelok.com/...

May

6

Kids and Kites Festival

Chicago, IL

cityofchicago.org/...

May

6

Show Off Your Ride

Gay Parida, MO

May

6

Prairie Kicks on Route 66

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie - Wilmington, IL

May

13

Tabouleh Fest

Birstow, OK

bristowchamber.com/...

May

18-21

Tulsa May Fest

Tulsa, OK

tulsamayfest.org

May

19-20

Historical Route 66 Car Show

Williams, AZ

historicalroute66carshow.com

May

20

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

fortreno.org/...
travelok.com/...

May

25

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

showcaseclassics.com
calendar for 2017

May

26-28

Mid-America Street Rod Nationals

Springfield, MO

nsra-usa.com/...

May

26

Will Rogers Stampede

Claremore, OK

willrogersstampede.com

May

26-28

Buckin' Wild Music Fest

Elk City Lake, OK

buckinwildmusicfest.com

May

27-28

Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival

Oklahoma City, OK

May

27

Bethany 66 Festival

Bethany, OK

bethany66.com

May

27

Route 66 PatriotFest

West Tulsa, OK

route66patriotfest.com

May

27

"Get Your Kicks On Route 66" Car Show

Odell, IL

route66carshow.com

May

28

Bike the Drive

Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL

Lake Shore Drive bans cars

bikethedrive.org

May

29

Memorial Day

National Holiday

June

1-4

Elk City Route 66 Days

Elk City, OK

travelok.com

June

1-4

Rockabilly on the Route Festival

Tucumcari, NM

rockabillyontheroute.com

June

1-3

Route 66 Swap Meet – Western Oklahoma

Elk City, OK

google.com/...

Jun-Sep

1-30

America's Road: The Journey of Route 66

Discovery Center in Springfield, MO

route66exhibit.com

June

2-3

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Chicago, IL

chicagogospelmusicfestival.us

June

2-4

Route 66 Summerfest

Rolla, MO

route66summerfest.com

June

2-4

Lummis Day Festival

Los Angeles, CA

lummisday.org

June

2-3

Corvette Roundup

Edmond, OK

travelok.com/...
centralokcorvetteclub.org/...

June

3

Route 66 blowout

Sapulpa, OK

route66blowout.com

June

8-10

New Mexico Motor Tour

Gallup, NM to Tucumcari, NM

rt66nm.org/...

June

9-11

Illinois Motor Tour

Illinois

il66assoc.org

June

9-10

Edwardsville Route 66 Festival

Edwardsville, IL

edwardsvilleroute66.com

June

9-11

Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago, IL

cityofchicago.org/...

June

9

Route 66 relics tour

Petrified Forest, AZ

Guided route 66 tour - reservations required: call +1 (928) 524-6227.

June

10

Historical Route 66 Wine and Food Festival

Stroud, OK

travelok.com/...

June

10

Holbrook Route 66 Festival & Gunslinger Car Show

Holbrook, AZ

goholbrook.com/...

June

10

Kellyville Heritage Days

Kellyville, OK

travelok.com/...

June

10

Ice Cream Festival

Chandler, OK

chandlerok.com/...
travelok.com/...

June

10-11

Blue Carpet Corridor Tour

Between Springfield, IL and Saint Louis

Miners, Mobsters and the Mother Road

bluecarpetcorridor.org
illinoisroute66.org/...

June

10

Mustang Mother Road Rally Car Show & Rockin' the Route Car Show

Carthage, MO

swmosg.com

June

10

Route 66 10K Run & Walk

Edwardsville, IL

route6610k.com

June

11

Burr Ridge Car Show

Burr Ridge, IL

burr-ridge.gov/...
2017 flyer

June

14-25

Mother Road Ride Rally

From Willowbrook, IL to Santa Monica, CA

ridert66.com

June

15-18

Route 66 Bluegrass Festival

Victorville, CA

route66bluegrass.com

June

17

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

fortreno.org/...
travelok.com/...

June

18

Rodeo Drive Concours D'Elegance

Beverly Hills, CA

rodeodrive-bh.com/...
concoursdelegance.rodeodrive-bh.com

June

18

Showcase Classics Events

Lyons, IL

showcaseclassics.com
calendar for 2017

June

23-26

HOG Wild BBQ & Chrome Fest

Chandler, OK

Jun-Jul

24-4

LibertyFest

Edmond, OK

libertyfest.org

June

24

Pacific Car Show

Pacific, MO

June

24-25

Cave State Cruisers - Car Show & Old Rt 66 Fun Cruise

Waynesville, MO

June

27

Route 66 Decommissioning Birthday

Route 66 was officially decommissioned on June 27th, 1985.

June

29

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

showcaseclassics.com
calendar for 2017

July

2-4

Fair Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

fairsaintlouis.org

July

4

Independence Day

National Holiday

July

5-9

Taste of Chicago

Chicago, IL

cityofchicago.org/...

July

6

Nitro Nite - Downtown Joliet

Downtown Joliet, IL

July

6-9

Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Chicagoland speedway, Joliet, IL

route66raceway.com

July

14-16

Rock 'n Rods on Route 66

Bloomington, IL

rocknrodson66.com

July

15

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

fortreno.org/...
travelok.com/...

July

15

Abraham Lincoln Route 66 Festival

Bloomington, IL

mchistory.org/...

July

20-23

Catfish Days

Wilmington, IL

catfishdays.com

July

27

Route 66 Summerfest

Nob Hill, Albuquerque, NM

cabq.gov/...
visitalbuquerque.org/...

July

27

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

showcaseclassics.com
calendar for 2017

July

29

Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon

Springfield, IL

triharderpromotions.com

Jul-Aug

30-6

Logan County Fair

Lincoln, IL

logancountyfairil.com/

August

3-6

Lollapalooza

Grant Park, Chicago, IL

lollapalooza.com/

August

6

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

showcaseclassics.com
calendar for 2017

August

10-20

Illinois State Fair

Springfield, IL

illinois.gov/statefair/...

August

11-13

POW WOW of Champions

Tulsa, OK

39th annual

iicot.org
travelok.com/...

August

11-12

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Springfield, MO

route66festivalsgf.com

August

12

Route 66 Car Cruise

Crestwood, MO

route66carcruise.org

August

12

Oldham County Roundup

Vega, TX

oldhamcofc.org/...

August

12

Route 66 Mother Road Chili Cup

Joplin, MO

August

12

Cruisin' 66 Car Show & Fest

Willowbrook & Burr Ridge, IL

wbbrchamber.org/...

August

13

Route 66 Association of Illinois Picnic

Sugar Grove Nature Center, Funk's Grove, IL

il66assoc.org/...

August

19-20

Chicago Air and Water Show

Chicago, IL

chicagoairandwatershow.us

August

19

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

fortreno.org/...
travelok.com/...

August

19

Get your 6.6 on Route 66

Funks Grove, IL - McLean, IL

August

21

Solar Eclipse

Saint Louis, MO - Saint James, MO

Full Solar Eclipse crosses Route 66. Best spot on Route 66 at Saint Clair, MO

NASA map
eclipse2017.nasa.gov

August

23-26

Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo

Vinita, OK

80th annual

willrogersmemorialrodeo.com

August

25-26

Lincoln Balloon Festival

Lincoln, IL

chambermaster.com/...

August

26

Berwyn Car Show

Berwyn, IL

berwynrt66.com

Aug-Sep

31-3

Chicago Jazz Festival

Chicago, IL

chicagojazzfestival.us

Aug-Sep

31-4

Central States Threshermen's Reunion

Pontiac, IL

threshermensreunion.org/

August

31

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

showcaseclassics.com
calendar for 2017

September

1-10

Fiesta De Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM

santafefiesta.org

September

4

Labor Day

National Holiday

Sep-Aug

7-17

New Mexico State Fair

Albuquerque, NM

statefair.exponm.com/

September

8-24

World Music Festival Chicago

Chicago, IL

cityofchicago.org/...

September

9-17

Route 66 on the Air

Ham radio event

w6jbt.org

September

16-17

Railsplitting Festival

Lincoln, IL

46th annual

railsplitting.com

September

16

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

fortreno.org/...
travelok.com/...

Sep-Oct

16-14

Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy

Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA

details
mvpa.org/...

September

22-24

Springfield International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

Springfield, IL

route66fest.com

September

22-23

Best of the West on 66

Kingman, AZ

bestoftheweston66.com

September

23-24

Andy Devine Days Parade & PCRA Rodeo

Kingman, AZ

gokingman.com/...
gokingman.com/...
kingmanrodeo.org

Sep-Oct

23-1

Route 66: The Mother Road - Adventure Cycling

Santa Fe, NM - Flagstaff, AZ

Route 66 guided cycling trip - advanced

adventurecycling.org/...
web

September

23

Route 66 Parade

Duarte, CA

duartechamber.com/...

Sep-Oct

25-7

National Route 66 Motor Tour

Pontiac, IL to Santa Monica, CA

route66motortour.com

September

27-30

National Cavalry Competition

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

uscavalry.org/...

September

29

Route 66 Cruisers Car Show

Claremore, OK

route66cruisersok.org
route66cruisersok.org/...

Sep-Oct

30-1

Just Crusin Car Show

Winslow, AZ

justcruisncarclub.com

October

1

Mother Road marathon

from Commerce, OK to Joplin, MO

localraces.com/...

October

2

Adventurers, Crusaders, and Entrepreneurs: The Women of Illinois Route 66

Macoupin County Historical Society's library, Carlinville IL

Presentation by Cheryl Eichar Jett

route66chick.blogspot.com/...

October

7-15

International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque, NM

balloonfiesta.com

October

7

Rendezvous back to Route 66

San Bernardino, CA

rendezvoustoroute66.com

October

7

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

fortreno.org/...
travelok.com/...

October

7

Czech Festival

Yukon, OK

czechfestivaloklahoma.com

October

9

Columbus Day

National Holiday

October

19-23

Miles of Possibilities - Conference

Joliet, IL

route66milesofpossibility.com

October

20-21

Route 66 flywheelers

Catoosa, OK

25th Annual show

route66flywheelers.org/...

October

21

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

fortreno.org/...
travelok.com/...

October

21-22

Route 66 Cuba Fest

Cuba, MO

October

21

Petrified Forest Marathon

Petrified Forest NP, AZ

petrifiedforestmarathon.com

October

22

Litchfield Route 66 Half Marathon

Litchfield, IL

racemaker.org/...
runningintheusa.com/...

October

28

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

fortreno.org/...
travelok.com/...

October

31

Halloween

November

2-5

Will Rogers Days

Claremore, OK and Oologah, OK

travelok.com/...

November

10

Veteran's Day (observed)

Alternate federal personnel holiday for Veteran's Day due to it occurring in a weekend.

November

11

Veteran's Day

National Holiday

November

11

Route 66 Birthday

Route 66 was officially established on November 11th, 1926.

November

18-19

Williams Route 66 Marathon

Tulsa, OK

route66marathon.com

November

23

Thanksgiving

National Holiday

December

2-3

Miami Route 66 Christmas Parade

travelok.com/...

December

10

Fort Reno Christmas Guns

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

fortreno.org/...

December

25

Christmas

National Holiday

December

31

New Year's Eve

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