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Events along and about Historic Route 66

2018

Apr-Dec

28-31

Lure of the Open Road exhibit

Route 66 Museum, Clinton, OK

Jun-Aug

16-12

Exhibit "America's Road: The Journey of Route 66"

Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University - Dallas, Pennsylvania

July

20-22

Lincoln's Festival on Route 66

Bloomington, IL

July

20-22

Seligman Days

Seligman, AZ

July

20-22

Plainfield Fest

Plainfield, IL

July

21

Pontiac Cruise Night

Pontiac, IL

July

21

Route 66 Summerfest

Nob Hill, Albuquerque, NM

July

21

Chillin' on Beale Summer Beach Party

Kingman, AZ

July

21

100th Anniversary of the San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot

San Bernardino, CA

July

22

Showcase Classics Events

Riverside, IL

July

26-29

Catfish Days

Wilmington, IL

July

27-28

Edgewood Music & Art Festival

Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM

July

28

Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon

Springfield, IL

July

28-29

Old Settlers Day

Waynesville, MO

Jul-Aug

29-5

Logan County Fair

Lincoln, IL

August

2-5

Lollapalooza

Grant Park, Chicago, IL

August

4

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

4

Castaneda "Hard Hat" Tours

Las Vegas, NM

August

5

Route 66 Association of Illinois Picnic

Sugar Grove Nature Center, Funk's Grove, IL

August

5

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

August

7

Berwyn Cruise Night

Berwyn, IL

August

9

Showcase Classics Events

Riverside, IL

August

9-19

Illinois State Fair

Springfield, IL

August

10-11

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Springfield, MO

August

10-12

POW WOW of Champions

Tulsa, OK

39th annual

August

10-12

European Route 66 Festival

Zlin, Czech Republic

August

10-12

Cool Country Cruise In Car Show

Williams, AZ

August

10-12

Chicago Hot Dog Fest

Chicago, IL

August

11

Cruisin' 66 Car Show & Fest

Willowbrook & Burr Ridge, IL

August

11

Oldham County Roundup

Vega, TX

August

11

Webb City Route 66 Cruise Night

Webb City, MO

August

16

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

August

18

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

August

18

Pontiac Cruise Night

Pontiac, IL

August

18

Balloon Glow

Staunton, IL

August

18

Blues and Brews on 66

Joliet, IL

August

18

Chillin' on Beale Summer Beach Party

Kingman, AZ

August

18-19

Chicago Air and Water Show

Chicago, IL

August

21

Berwyn Cruise Night

Berwyn, IL

August

22-25

Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo

Vinita, OK

August

25

Get your 6.6 on Route 66

Funks Grove, IL - McLean, IL

August

25

Berwyn Car Show

Berwyn, IL

August

25

The Great Joliet Prison Break-In

Joliet, IL

Fundraising concert in the prison yard with food and drinks.

August

30

Rock the Route

Yukon, OK

Aug-Sep

30-2

Chicago Jazz Festival

Chicago, IL

Aug-Sep

30-3

Central States Threshermen's Reunion

Pontiac, IL

Aug-Sep

31-23

LA County Fair

Pomona, CA

Get Your Kicks ... at the LA County Fair

September

1

Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival

Springfield, IL

September

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

September

1-2

Harvest Festival

Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM

September

3

Labor Day

National Holiday

September

5-7

Grape and Fall Festival

St James, MO

September

6-8

Bluegrass & Chili Festival

Claremore, OK

September

6-16

New Mexico State Fair

Albuquerque, NM

September

7-9

Fiesta De Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM

September

7-9

Missouri Motor Tour

From Kirkwood to Carthage, MO

"Back on Track with Route 66, from Roadside to Trackside"

September

7-23

World Music Festival Chicago

Chicago, IL

September

8

Cruise-in at the Mansion

Bloomington, IL

September

8

Webb City Route 66 Cruise Night

Webb City, MO

September

8

California Route 66 Museum - Car Show

Victorville, CA

September

8

Wheels on Route 66

Tulsa, OK

September

8-16

Route 66 on the Air

Ham radio event

September

9

Chicago's Historic Route 66 Classic Car Show

Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL

Sep-Oct

9-29

Route 66: The Mother Road - Adventure Cycling

Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA

Route 66 guided cycling trip - advanced

September

14-15

Berwyn's Oktoberfest

Berwyn, IL

September

14-15

Joplin Arts Fest

Joplin, MO

September

14-16

Riot Fest & Carnival

Douglas Park, Chicago, IL

September

15

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

September

15

Motorcycle Show at the Mill

Lincoln, IL

September

15

Chillin' on Beale Summer Beach Party

Kingman, AZ

September

15

Geology of Midewin Tour

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie - Wilmington, IL

September

15-16

GTO AA Regional All Pontiac Cruise and Show

Pontiac, IL

September

15-16

Railsplitting Festival

Lincoln, IL

46th annual

September

15-16

Macoupin County Historical Society Fall Festival

Carlinville, IL

September

15-16

Reggae on Route 66 Music Festival

Victorville, CA

September

17-30

GTO AA Rpoute 66 Street Legends Cruise

Pontiac, IL to Needles, CA

September

21-23

Dwight Harvest Days

Dwight, IL

September

21-23

Route 66 Cruisin' Reunion

Ontario, CA

September

21-23

Springfield International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

Springfield, IL

September

21-23

Arcadia Route 66 Neon Fest

Arcadia, OK

September

22

Route 66 Parade

Duarte, CA

September

22-23

Castaneda "Hard Hat" Tours

Las Vegas, NM

Castaneda Under the Stars & "Hard Hat" Tours!

Sep-Oct

23-6

National Route 66 Motor Tour

Pontiac, IL to Santa Monica, CA

September

26-29

National Cavalry Competition

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

September

28-29

Route 66 Cruisers Car Show

Claremore, OK

September

28-29

Standin' on the Corner Festival

Winslow, AZ

September

28-30

Andy Devine Days

Kingman, AZ

Festival, Parade & PCRA Rodeo

September

28-30

ARTober Fest

Williams, AZ

September

29

Night at the Museum

Discover Center, Springfield, MO

September

29

Phillipsburg Fall Festival

Phillipsburg, MO

Sep-Aug

30-30

Showcase Classics Events

Riverside, IL

September

30

Mother Road marathon

from Commerce, OK to Joplin, MO

October

1-31

Maple Leaf Festival

Carthage, MO

Parade is on 20th

October

5-6

Just Crusin Car Show

Winslow, AZ

October

5-6

Brews & Brats Oktoberfest

Kingman, AZ

October

6

Rendezvous back to Route 66

San Bernardino, CA

October

6

Czech Festival

Yukon, OK

October

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

October

6

Oktoberfest on 66

Galena, KS

October

6

Geology of Midewin Tour

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie - Wilmington, IL

October

6-14

International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque, NM

October

7

Open streets / cicLAvia

Coast; Santa Monica, CA

October

8

Columbus Day

National Holiday

October

12

Edfest

Edmond, OK

October

12-14

Opening of Decades of Wheels Car Museum

Baxter Springs, KS

October

13

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

October

13

Cruise-In at the Mill

Lincoln, IL

October

13

Route 66 Bristow Car, Truck, Bike & Tractor Show

Bristow, OK

October

13

Rude 66 Festival

Kingman, AZ

Car and Music Festival

October

13

Route 66 Challenge

Missouri

October

18-21

Oktoberfest Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

October

19-20

Route 66 flywheelers

Catoosa, OK

25th Annual show

October

20

Petrified Forest Marathon

Petrified Forest NP, AZ

October

20-21

Route 66 Cuba Fest

Cuba, MO

October

25-28

Miles of Possibility

Carlinville, IL

October

27

Ghosts of Fort Reno

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

October

31

Halloween

November

2-4

Will Rogers Days

Claremore, OK and Oologah, OK

November

8-10

Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

Nov-Jan

9-5

Polar Express Train Ride

Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon NP

November

11

Veteran's Day

National Holiday

November

11

Route 66 Birthday

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

November

12

Veteran's Day (observed)

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

November

17-18

Williams Route 66 Marathon

Tulsa, OK

November

18

Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

Pasadena, CA

November

22

Thanksgiving

National Holiday

December

2

Open streets / cicLAvia

Los Angeles, CA

December

8

Kris Kringle Market

Galena, KS

December

25

Christmas

National Holiday

December

31

New Year's Eve

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