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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

6-8

Arcadia Lake Eagle Watch

Edmond, OK

edmondok.com/...

January

16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

National Holiday

January

27-29

Grand National Roadster Show

Pomona, CA

rodshows.com/...

January

28

Night on Broadway

Los Angeles

nightonbroadway.la

February

10-12

Tulsa Indian Art Festival

Tulsa, OK

tulsaindianartfestival.com

February

12

Lincoln's Birthday

State Holiday in Illinois and Missouri

February

14

Valentine's Day

February

17-19

Rockin' Billy Bash

Tulsa, OK

starbirdcarshows.com

February

20

Washington's Birthday

Also known as President's Day

February

24-25

Route 66 Hot Boat & Custom Car Show

Needles, CA

www.needleschamber.com

March

17-19

Saint Patrick's Day Celebration

Shamrock, TX

shamrocktexas.net/...

March

17

St. Patrick's Day

March

18

Race to the rocker

From Cuba, MO to Fanning, MO

4 mile running event

racetotherocker.com

March

18

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

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

March

18-26

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

chicagoflower.com

April

7-9

Southwest Street Rod Nationals

Oklahoma City, OK

nsra-usa.com/...

April

7-8

Springtime on broadway

Webb City, MO

webbcitychamber.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/...

April

21-22

Arcadia Route 66 Neon Fest

Arcadia, OK

April

27-29

Gathering of nations pow wow

Albuquerque, NM

gatheringofnations.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

13

Tabouleh Fest

Birstow, OK

bristowchamber.com/...

May

18-21

Tulsa May Fest

Tulsa, OK

tulsamayfest.org

May

20

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

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

May

26-28

Mid-America Street Rod Nationals

Springfield, MO

nsra-usa.com/...

May

27-28

Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival

Oklahoma City, OK

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/...

June

2-3

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Chicago, IL

chicagogospelmusicfestival.us

June

2-4

Lummis Day Festival

Los Angeles, CA

lummisday.org

June

3

Route 66 blowout

Sapulpa, OK

route66blowout.com

June

9-11

Illinois Motor Tour

Illinois

il66assoc.org

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

Ice Cream Festival

Chandler, OK

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

June

10

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

Carthage, MO

swmosg.com

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

Jun-Jul

24-4

LibertyFest

Edmond, OK

libertyfest.org

June

27

Route 66 Decommissioning Birthday

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

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

6-9

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

27

Route 66 Summerfest

Nob Hill, Albuquerque, NM

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

July

29

Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon

Springfield, IL

triharderpromotions.com

August

3-6

Lollapalooza

Grant Park, Chicago, IL

lollapalooza.com/

August

10-20

Illinois State Fair

Springfield, IL

illinois.gov/statefair/...

August

11-13

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Springfield, MO

route66festivalsgf.com

August

12

Oldham County Roundup

Vega, TX

oldhamcofc.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

23-26

Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo

Vinita, OK

80th annual

willrogersmemorialrodeo.com

August

25-26

Lincoln Balloon Festival

Lincoln, IL

chambermaster.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/

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

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

23-24

Andy Devine Days Parade & PCRA Rodeo

Kingman, AZ

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

October

1

Mother Road marathon

from Commerce, OK to Joplin, MO

localraces.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

Petrified Forest Marathon

Petrified Forest NP, AZ

petrifiedforestmarathon.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

10

Fort Reno Christmas Guns

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

fortreno.org/...

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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