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2019

May-Oct

9-5

America's Road: The Journey of Route 66

Stauth Memorial Museum in Montezuma, KS

May

15-24

Run for the Wall

Multiple routes across the USA, with many stops along Route 66

May

22

Start of the Lincoln sculpture "Return Visit" visit to Springfield, IL

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL

The statue will stay till September 2020

May

23-26

Will Rogers Stampede

Claremore, OK

May

23-28

PDTP work week

Painted Desert Trading Post, Chambers, AZ

May

24-26

Mid-America Street Rod Nationals

Springfield, MO

May

24-27

Mid-America Freedom Rally

Waynesville, MO ( Buckhorn, MO )

May

25

Clinton Route 66 Festival

Clinton, OK

May

25

Route 66 PatriotFest

West Tulsa, OK

May

25

Bethany 66 Festival

Bethany, OK

May

25

Kearney Cruise

Springfield, MO

May

25

Draggin Main: Route 66 Cruise In

Baxter Springs, KS

May

25-26

Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival

Oklahoma City, OK

May

25-27

Paseo Arts Festival

Oklahoma City, OK

May

26

Bike the Drive

Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL

Lake Shore Drive bans cars

May

27

Memorial Day

National Holiday

May-Jun

29-1

Galena Days

Galena, KS

Galena Days Car Show on June 1st

May-Jun

30-1

New Mexico Motor Tour

Las Vegas, NM - Santa Rosa, NM - Albuquerque, NM - Los Lunas, NM - Grants, NM

May-Jun

30-2

Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Chicagoland speedway, Joliet, IL

May-Jun

30-2

Elk City Route 66 Days

Elk City, OK

May-Jun

31-1

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Chicago, IL

May-Jun

31-1

Corvette Roundup

Edmond, OK

May-Jun

31-1

Lincoln's Pigs & Swigs Festival

Lincoln, IL

May-Jun

31-1

Route 66 Summerfest

Rolla, MO

May-Jun

31-1

New Mexico Music Showcase

Tucumcari, NM

May-Jun

31-2

Lummis Day Festival

Los Angeles, CA

June

1

World's Largest Calf Fry Festival & Cook-Off

Vinita, OK

June

1

Chisholm Trail & Crawfish Festival

Yukon, OK

June

1

Historical Route 66 Wine Festival Car Truck and Bike Show

Stroud, OK

June

1

The Train: Steam Saturdays

Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon NP

Note: while a steam locomotive is up front, it's not doing the majority of the work anymore

June

1

Star Wars Day

Joliet, IL

June

1

"Get Your Kicks On Route 66" Car Show

Odell, IL

"Lenore Weiss Memorial"

June

1

Stone Age to Space Age Mural Tour

Barstow, CA

June

1

Route 66 blowout

Sapulpa, OK

June

1

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

Route 66 Car & Bike show

June

1

Route 66 Mother Road Bicycle Tour

Multiple loops between Cartage, MO and the border between KS and OK

June

1-2

The Andy Devine Days Rodeo

Kingman, AZ

June

2

Circle the Wagens

Round Barn, Arcadia, OK

VW meet

June

2-7

International Carillon Festival

Springfield, IL

June

4

Berwyn Cruise Nites

Berwyn, IL

June

6-8

Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo

Amarillo, TX

Cattle Drive in on the 6th

June

7

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Wheels on Beale

June

7

Cruise Night at the Launching Pad

Wilmington, IL

June

7-8

Historic Route 66 Car Show

Williams, AZ

June

7-8

Relay ride for autism

From Devore, CA to Las Vegas, NV

June

7-9

Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago, IL

June

7-9

Illinois Motor Tour

From Romeoville, IL to Litchfield, IL

June

7-9

El Reno Small Town Weekend

El Reno, OK

June

7-9

Route 66 Weekend in Lincoln

Lincoln, IL

The Mill 90th anniversary, Route 66 garage sale, and Illinois Motor Tour

June

8

Ice Cream Festival

Chandler, OK

June

8

Route 66 10K Run & Walk

Edwardsville, IL

June

8

Edwardsville Route 66 Festival

Edwardsville, IL

June

8

Route 66 Cars & Guitars Festival

Kirkwood, MO

June

8

Kellyville Heritage Days

Kellyville, OK

June

8

Claremont Village Craft Beer Walk

Claremont, CA

June

8

DTLA Donut Festival

Union Station, Los Angeles, CA

June

8

All Mopar Cruise Inn

Pops, Arcadia, OK

June

9

Burr Ridge Car Show

Burr Ridge, IL

June

9

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

June

9

Ukulele Festival

Round Barn, Arcadia, OK

June

11-23

Mother Road Ride Rally

From Willowbrook, IL to Santa Monica, CA

June

12-15

Pulaski County Regional Fair

Saint Robert, MO

June

13

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

Cruise night

June

14-15

Heartland Cruise Car Show

Weatherford, OK

June

14-15

Lebanon Route 66 Festival

Lebanon, MO

June

14-15

Vinita Route 66 Festival

Vinita, OK

June

14-16

Oklahoma Modernism Weekend

Oklahoma City, OK

June

15

Route 66 Heart of Amarillo Festival

Amarillo, TX

June

15

Carnivor Festival

Marshfield, MO

June

15

Pontiac Cruise Night

Pontiac, IL

June

15

Mother Road Fire Truck Show And Muster

Stroud, OK

June

15

Historic Spirit Tours

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

June

15

Totem Pole BBQ & Music Fest

Foyil, OK

June

15

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

Motorcycle cruise in

June

15-30

Cowboy Days

Edgewood, NM

June

16

Rodeo Drive Concours D'Elegance

Beverly Hills, CA

June

16

Showcase Classics Events

Lyons, IL

Car & Bike Show

June

16

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

Father's day cruise to the Grand Canyon Caverns

June

18

Berwyn Cruise Nites

Berwyn, IL

June

19-22

Rodeo de Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM

June

21-22

Decades of Wheels Auto Show

Baxter Springs, KS

June

21-22

World's Largest Block Party

Chicago, IL

June

21-23

Peoria Tribe Annual Powwow

Miami, OK

June

22

Cruise-In at the Wagon Wheel Motel

Cuba, MO

June

22

Freedom fest on the square

Waynesville, MO

June

22

The Great Race

Route 66 Museum, Victorville, CA

Lunch stop on Route 66, entire race is from june 22nd till 30th. It is not following Route 66 in 2019

June

22

Draggin Main: Route 66 Cruise In

Baxter Springs, KS

June

22-23

Cave State Cruisers Car Show & Route 66 Festival

Waynesville, MO

June

22-23

Pier 360

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

Jun-Jul

22-6

LibertyFest

Edmond, OK

June

26

Race Fan Rally

Joliet, IL

June

27

Route 66 Decommissioning Birthday

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

June

27

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

Cruise night

June

27-29

Flagstaff Pro Rodeo

Flagstaff, AZ

June

27-30

Rockin Route 66

Tucumcari, NM

June

29

Cucamonga Classics Car Show

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

June

29

Pacific Car Show

Pacific, MO

June

30

Tatanka Music Fest & Car Show

Stroud, OK

July

2

Berwyn Cruise Nites

Berwyn, IL

July

4

Independence Day

National Holiday

July

4

Oatman Sidewalk Egg Fry

Oatman, AZ

July

4

Camp Cajon Monument Dedication

Cajon, CA

July

4-6

Fair Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

July

5

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Picnic in the Park

July

5

Cruise Night at the Launching Pad

Wilmington, IL

July

6

The Train: Steam Saturdays

Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon NP

Note: while a steam locomotive is up front, it's not doing the majority of the work anymore

July

6

Relics of Route 66

Petrified Forest, AZ

Guided tour - reservations required

July

6

Jack Rabbit Trading Post 70th Anniversary

Joseph City, AZ

July

10-14

Taste of Chicago

Chicago, IL

July

11

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

Cruise night

July

11-14

Sac & Fox Nation Powwow

Stroud, OK

July

13

Midsummer Madness 5K

Stroud, OK

July

13

Webb City's Route 66 Cruise-A-Palooza

Webb City, MO

July

13-14

Lotus Festival

Echo Park, CA

July

14

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

July

14

Heritage Square Movie Night

Heritage Square Museum, Los Angeles, CA

"Rear Window"

July

16

Berwyn Cruise Nites

Berwyn, IL

July

18

Showcase Classics Events

Riverside, IL

Cruise night

July

19

Plainfield Fest

Plainfield, IL

July

19-21

Lincoln's Festival on Route 66

Bloomington, IL

July

20

Route 66 Summerfest

Nob Hill, Albuquerque, NM

July

20

Pontiac Cruise Night

Pontiac, IL

July

20

Historic Spirit Tours

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

July

20

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

Rat Rods Cruise In

July

25

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

Cruise night

July

25-28

Catfish Days

Wilmington, IL

Jul-Aug

25-6

Route 66 Historic Police Vehicle Trek

From Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA

July

26-27

Schwagstock

Buckhorn, MO

Campout Concert

July

26-28

Girard Festival Days

Girard, IL

July

27

Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon

Springfield, IL

July

27

National Day of the Cowboy

July

27

Draggin Main: Route 66 Cruise In

Baxter Springs, KS

July

27-28

Old Settlers Day

Waynesville, MO

Jul-Aug

28-4

Logan County Fair

Lincoln, IL

August

1-4

Lollapalooza

Grant Park, Chicago, IL

August

1-4

RomeoFest

Romeoville, IL

August

2

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Rockin' Gem Show

August

2

Cruise Night at the Launching Pad

Wilmington, IL

August

2-3

Route 66 Yard Sale: 100 Miles of Treasures

From Devil's Elbow, MO to Marshfield, MO

August

3

The Train: Steam Saturdays

Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon NP

Note: while a steam locomotive is up front, it's not doing the majority of the work anymore

August

3

Route 66 Run, Rally & Rock

Edgewood, NM

August

4

Route 66 BBQ Blast

Eureka, MO

August

6

Berwyn Cruise Nites

Berwyn, IL

August

8

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

Cruise night

August

8-18

Illinois State Fair

Springfield, IL

August

9-10

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Springfield, MO

August

9-10

Cool Country Cruise In Car Show

Williams, AZ

August

9-11

POW WOW of Champions

Tulsa, OK

August

9-11

Chicago Hot Dog Fest

Chicago, IL

August

10

Oldham County Roundup

Vega, TX

August

10

Joliet Blues Festival

Joliet, IL

August

11

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

August

11

Open streets / CicLAvia or 626 Golden Streets

West Hollywood, CA

(some streets closed for cars)

August

11

Heritage Square Movie Night

Heritage Square Museum, Los Angeles, CA

"Breakfast at Tiffany’s"

August

15

Showcase Classics Events

Riverside, IL

Cruise night

August

17

Front Street Music Festival

Bloomington, IL

August

17

Balloon Glow

Staunton, IL

August

17

Pontiac Cruise Night

Pontiac, IL

August

17

Historic Spirit Tours

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

August

17

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

Kingman Beach Party Hawaiin Style

August

17-18

Chicago Air and Water Show

Chicago, IL

August

22

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

Cruise night

August

23-24

Lincoln Balloon Festival

"relaxed" version

August

23-25

Zozofest

Santa Fe, NM

August

23-25

Route 66 Street Rod Nationals

Albuquerque, NM

August

23-25

Dutch Route 66 Association Meet & Greet

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Aug-Sep

23-1

Chicago Jazz Festival

Chicago, IL

August

24

Get your 6.6 on Route 66

Funks Grove, IL - McLean, IL

August

24

Berwyn Car Show

Berwyn, IL

August

24

Big Brutus Polka Fest

West Mineral, KS

August

24

Draggin Main: Route 66 Cruise In

Baxter Springs, KS

"Super Cruise"

August

28-31

Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo

Vinita, OK

August

29

Rock the Route

Yukon, OK

Aug-Sep

29-2

Central States Threshermen's Reunion

Pontiac, IL

August

30

Burning of Zozobra

Santa Fe, NM

Aug-Sep

30-1

Buckhorn BlueGrass Festival

Buckhorn, MO

Aug-Sep

30-22

LA County Fair

Pomona, CA

August

31

Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival

Springfield, IL

Aug-Sep

31-1

Harvest and Fiber Festival

Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM

September

2

Labor Day

National Holiday

September

3-7

Grape and Fall Festival

St James, MO

September

5-15

New Mexico State Fair

Albuquerque, NM

September

6

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Local Art Festival

September

6

Cruise Night at the Launching Pad

Wilmington, IL

September

6-7

Bluegrass & Chili Festival

Wagoner, OK

September

6-7

Williamsville Fall Festival

Williamsville, IL

September

6-8

Fiesta De Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM

September

7

Arizona Trail Day

Flagstaff, AZ

September

7

The Train: Steam Saturdays

Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon NP

Note: while a steam locomotive is up front, it's not doing the majority of the work anymore

September

7

Night at the Museum

Discover Center, Springfield, MO

September

7-15

Route 66 on the Air

Ham radio event

September

7-19

Ride for the Relay

Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL

September

8

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

September

12

Good Times Celebration Barbecue Cook-Off

Amarillo, TX

September

13

Chicago Marathon

Chicago, IL

September

13-14

Art in the Park

Staunton, IL

September

13-15

Riot Fest & Carnival

Douglas Park, Chicago, IL

September

13-21

Tri-State Fair and Rodeo

Amarillo, TX

September

13-29

World Music Festival Chicago

Chicago, IL

September

14

Route 66 Car Show and Show-Me Burnouts

Saint Clair, MO

September

14

Battle on Elm Street

Lebanon, MO

September

14-15

Art Spectacular

Springfield, IL

September

15

Founder's Day Parade

Romeoville, IL

September

19-22

Dwight Harvest Days

Dwight, IL

September

20-21

Route 66 Cruisin' Reunion

Ontario, CA

September

20-21

Joplin Arts Fest

Joplin, MO

September

21

The Train: Steam Saturdays

Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon NP

Note: while a steam locomotive is up front, it's not doing the majority of the work anymore

September

21

Seabastation Motorcycle Swap meet

Warwick, OK

September

21

Relics of Route 66

Petrified Forest, AZ

Guided tour - reservations required

September

21

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

Vans, Trucks, 60 and 70s hippie days costumes

September

21-22

GTO AA Regional All Pontiac Cruise and Show

Pontiac, IL

September

21-22

Railsplitting Festival

Lincoln, IL

Sep-Oct

22-5

National Route 66 Motor Tour

Joliet, IL to Kingman, AZ (option to Santa Monica, CA)

September

25-28

National Cavalry Competition

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

September

27-28

Andy Devine Days

Kingman, AZ

September

27-28

Standin' on the Corner Festival

Winslow, AZ

September

27-28

Route 66 Cruisers Cruise Night and Car Show

Claremore, OK

September

27-28

Pinto Bean Fiesta

Moriarty, NM

September

27-29

Springfield International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

Springfield, IL

September

27-29

Sixty-Six on 66!

Moriarty, NM

September

27-29

Retro 66

Moriarty, NM

September

28

Fired Up Festival & Wheels on Fire 100

Tucumcari, NM

September

28

Reggae on Route 66 Music Festival

Victorville, CA

September

28

Wings Over Weatherford

Stafford Air & Space Museum in Weatherford, OK

September

28

Showcase Classics Events

Riverside, IL

Car & Bike Show

September

28

Draggin Main: Route 66 Cruise In

Baxter Springs, KS

October

1-31

Maple Leaf Festival

Carthage, MO

Parade is on the 19th

October

4

Brews & Brats Oktoberfest

Kingman, AZ

October

4

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Fall Festival

October

4

Cruise Night at the Launching Pad

Wilmington, IL

October

4-5

Just Cruis'n Car Show

Winslow, AZ

October

4-5

Frog Hill Half Marathon

Waynesville, MO

October

5

Rendezvous back to Route 66

San Bernardino, CA

October

5

The Train: Steam Saturdays

Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon NP

Note: while a steam locomotive is up front, it's not doing the majority of the work anymore

October

5

Blue Carpet Corridor Road Rally

Illinois

October

5

Czech Festival

Yukon, OK

October

5

Arts & Crafts Festival / Tinkerfest

Rolla, MO

October

5

Grove Fest

The Grove, Saint Louis, MO

October

5

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

Route 66 Motor Tour welcoming party

October

5-6

Historic Shaw Art Fair

St. Louis, MO

October

5-6

The Train: Pumpkin Patch

Williams, AZ

October

5-13

International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque, NM

October

6

Open streets / CicLAvia or 626 Golden Streets

Los Angeles, CA

(some streets closed for cars)

October

10

"Rock & Raise" fundraiser

Joliet, IL

Oct-Dec

11-13

Apple Butter Makin' Days

Mt. Vernon, MO

October

12

Route 66 Challenge

Rolla, MO to Waynesville, MO

October

12-13

The Train: Pumpkin Patch

Williams, AZ

October

13

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

October

14

Columbus Day

National Holiday

October

17-20

Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference

Bloomington/Normal, IL

October

17-20

Oktoberfest Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

October

18-19

Route 66 flywheelers

Catoosa, OK

October

18-20

Roadrunner's Retreat cleanup

Roadrunner's Retreat, near Chambles, CA

October

19

Celtic Festival

Edgewood, NM

October

19

Pets & Pumpkins

Springfield, MO

October

19

Kingman AirFest

Kingman, AZ

October

19-20

The Train: Pumpkin Patch

Williams, AZ

October

19-20

Route 66 Cuba Fest

Cuba, MO

October

20

Heritage Square Movie Night

Heritage Square Museum, Los Angeles, CA

"Psycho"

October

21

Historic Spirit Tours

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

October

26

Tulsa Run

Tulsa, OK

October

26

Draggin Main: Route 66 Cruise In

Baxter Springs, KS

October

26-27

The Train: Pumpkin Patch

Williams, AZ

October

26-27

Pecan and Fun Festival

The nut house, Claremore, OK

Oct-Nov

30-4

Will Rogers Days

Claremore, OK and Oologah, OK

140th Birthday of Will Rogers

October

31

Halloween

November

1

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Dia de los Muertos

November

7-10

Working Ranch Cowboy Association World Championship Ranch Rodeo

Amarillo, TX

November

8-9

Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

Nov-Jan

8-4

Polar Express Train Ride

Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon NP

November

10

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

November

11

Veteran's Day

National Holiday

November

11

Route 66 Birthday

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

November

16

Luther Pecan Festival

Luther, OK

November

23-24

Route 66 Marathon

Tulsa, OK

November

24

Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

Pasadena, CA

November

28

Thanksgiving

National Holiday

December

7

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

Toy Drive

December

8

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

December

8

Fort Reno Christmas Guns

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

December

25

Christmas

National Holiday

December

31

New Year's Eve

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