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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/...

January

1

New Year

National Holiday

January

2

Rose Parade

Pasadena, CA

A festival of flowers presented on floats parading each year on old Route 66 in Pasadena and broadcast live on TV throughout the US.

tournamentofroses.com/...

January

16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

National Holiday

February

12

Lincoln's Birthday

State Holiday in Illinois and Missouri

February

14

Valentine's Day

February

20

Washington's Birthday

Also known as President's Day

March

17

St. Patrick's Day

May

5

Cinco De Mayo

May

29

Memorial Day

National Holiday

June

27

Route 66 Decommissioning Birthday

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

July

4

Independence Day

National Holiday

September

4

Labor Day

National Holiday

October

7-15

International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque, NM

balloonfiesta.com

October

9

Columbus Day

National Holiday

October

19-23

Miles of Possibilities - Conference

Jolliet, IL

illinoisroute66.org/...

October

31

Halloween

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

25

Christmas

National Holiday

December

31

New Year's Eve

If you find information on an event related to Route 66 missing in the above list, please let us know the details.

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