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Events along and about Historic Route 66

2020

Some of the events listed might be canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Please make sure to check the individual event's website and Facebook page for updates!

April

3-4

Reunion and swap meet

Devil's rope museum, McLean, TX

CANCELLED

April

4

Route 66 Comic Con

Claremore, OK

Will be postposed

April

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

April

4-5

Redbud Classic

Oklahoma City, OK

Cycling, running and more. CANCELLED

April

11

Kearney Cruise

Springfield, MO

April

11-19

Wildflower Week at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Claremont, CA

April

12

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

To be postponed

April

18

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

April

18-19

Kendall Whittier Art Festival

Tulsa, OK

To be postponed

April

19

Open streets / CicLAvia or 626 Golden Streets

San Dimas, CA

(some streets closed for cars) CANCELLED

April

23-25

Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival

Marshfield, MO

CANCELLED

April

23-25

Gathering of nations pow wow

Albuquerque, NM

To be postponed

April

23-26

Laughlin River Run

Laughlin, NV

Motorcycle event that causes big crowds in places such as in Oatman, AZ and surrounding areas CANCELLED

April

24

Bell Cow Boil Crawfish Festival

Chandler, OK

April

24-25

Green Country Classic Ranch Rodeo

Claremore, OK

April

25

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

May

1

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Rockability

May

1-2

El Reno Burger Day

El Reno, OK

May

1-2

Rawhide Days

Tucumcari, NM

May

1-2

Cowtown Days

Baxter Springs, KS

May

1-3

Downtown Edmond Arts Festival

Edmond, OK

May

1-3

Fun Run

from Seligman, AZ to Topock, AZ

CANCELLED

May

2

Illinois Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Joliet to Towanda, IL

CANCELLED

May

2

Kids and Kites Festival

Chicago, IL

May

2

Mural Fest 66

Miami, OK

CANCELLED

May

2

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

May

2

Tour de Tulsa Bike Ride

Various loops from Tulsa, OK as far as Bristow, OK

May

2

Warr Acres Rte 66 Festival Car Show Trains and Slot Cars Display

Warr Acres, OK

May

2

Seabastation Motorcycle Swap Meet

Warwick, OK

May

2-3

Kite Festival

Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM

May

2-3

Celtic Festival

Bernalillo, NM

May

2-3

Shamrock Court Cleanup Days

Shamrock Court, Springfield, MO

May

3

Gay Parita Car Show

Gay Parita, MO

May

5

Cinco De Mayo

May

6

Taste of Duarte

Duarte, CA

May

8-10

Tulsa May Fest

Tulsa, OK

May

9

Tabouleh Fest

Bristow, OK

May

9

Nettie Davenport Day, Alumni Parade, and Alumni Banquet

Davenport, OK

May

9

Buck Atom Space Cowboy birthday party

Tulsa, OK

May

10

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

May

10

Sky View Throwback Sundays

Litchfield, IL

Dazed and Confused

May

13-23

Run for the Wall

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

May

16

Historic Spirit Tours

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

May

16

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

May

17

Museums of the Arroyo Day

Arroyo Seco Area between Pasadena, CA and Los Angeles, CA

May

17

Import Face-off

Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL

May

21-24

Will Rogers Stampede

Claremore, OK

CANCELLED

May

21-31

ABQ Beer Week

Albuquerque, NM

May

22-24

Mid-America Street Rod Nationals

Springfield, MO

May

22-25

Mid-America Freedom Rally

Waynesville, MO ( Buckhorn, MO )

May

23

Bethany 66 Festival

Bethany, OK

May

23

Route 66 PatriotFest

West Tulsa, OK

CANCELLED

May

23

Kearney Cruise

Springfield, MO

May

23-24

Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival

Oklahoma City, OK

May

23-25

Paseo Arts Festival

Oklahoma City, OK

May

24

Bike the Drive

Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL

Lake Shore Drive bans cars

May

25

Memorial Day

National Holiday

May

26-30

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Chicago, IL

May

28-30

New Mexico Motor Tour

New Mexico

CANCELLED

May

29-30

Ozark Empire Pro Rodeo

Springfield, MO

Postponed from March

May

29-31

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Race Series

Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL

Burndown at Sundown on the 30th

May

30

"Get Your Kicks On Route 66" Car Show

Odell, IL

"Lenore Weiss Memorial"

May

31

Ironman Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

June

4-6

Galena Days

Galena, KS

CANCELLED

June

4-7

International Carillon Festival

Springfield, IL

June

5

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Wheelin' on Beale

June

5-6

Route 66 fest

Rolla, MO

June

5-6

Corvette Roundup

Edmond, OK

June

5-6

Lincoln's Pigs & Swigs Festival

Lincoln, IL

June

5-6

New Mexico Music Showcase

Tucumcari, NM

June

5-6

Andy Devine PRCA Rodeo

Kingman, AZ

June

5-6

Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo

Amarillo, TX

June

5-7

Oklahoma Modernism Weekend

Oklahoma City, OK

June

6

Route 66 blowout

Sapulpa, OK

June

6

Chisholm Trail & Crawfish Festival

Yukon, OK

June

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

June

6

Star Wars Day

Joliet, IL

CANCELLED

June

6

Route 66 Mother Road Bicycle Tour

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

June

6

Pharoahs Hangin' Dice Nationals

Springfield, MO

June

9-21

Mother Road Ride Rally

From Willowbrook, IL to Santa Monica, CA

June

11-13

PrideFest

Albuquerque, NM

LGBT event, parade on Saturday on Central Ave.

June

12-13

Elk City Route 66 Days

Elk City, OK

June

12-13

Historic Route 66 Car Show

Williams, AZ

June

12-14

Illinois Motor Tour

From the Chain of Rock Bridge to Joliet, IL

June

12-14

Route 66 Weekend in Lincoln

Lincoln, IL

June

12-14

LA Pride Festival

Los Angeles, CA

Large LGBT event - Parts of Santa Monica Blvd. will be closed.

June

12-21

OKC Pride Week

Oklahoma City, OK

LGBT event - includes a parade on Route 66

June

13

Historic Route 66 Wine & Food Festival

Stroud, OK

June

13

Edwardsville Route 66 Festival

Edwardsville, IL

June

13

Ice Cream Festival

Chandler, OK

June

13

Route 66 10K Run & Walk

Edwardsville, IL

June

13

Kearney Cruise

Springfield, MO

June

13

Claremont Village Blues & Brews Craft Beer Walk

Claremont, CA

June

13

Wildlife Festival Saturday

Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM

June

13

Route 66 Car show

Staunton, IL

June

14

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

June

14

Ukulele Festival

Round Barn, Arcadia, OK

June

14

Sky View Throwback Sundays

Litchfield, IL

Gone with the Wind

June

17-20

Pulaski County Regional Fair

Saint Robert, MO

June

18-21

NASCAR at Chicagoland Speedway

Joliet, IL

Jun-Jul

18-4

Cowboy Days

Edgewood, NM

June

19

Relics of Route 66

Petrified Forest, AZ

Guided tour - reservations required

June

19-20

Heartland Cruise Car Show

Weatherford, OK

June

19-20

Lebanon Route 66 Festival

Lebanon, MO

June

19-20

Vinita Route 66 Festival

Vinita, OK

June

19-20

Holbrook Historic Route 66 Car Show

Holbrook, AZ

June

20

Historic Spirit Tours

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

June

20

Route 66 Heart of Amarillo Festival

Amarillo, TX

June

20

Carnivor Festival

Marshfield, MO

June

20

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

June

20

25th Anniversary of the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

Clinton, OK

Also: Oklahoma Route 66 Association Hall of Fame Ceremony as well as Jerry McClanahan opening a new photo exhibit

June

20-21

Oro Grande Days

Oro Grande, CA

Postponed from April

June

21

Rodeo Drive Concours D'Elegance

Beverly Hills, CA

June

22

Get your 6.6 on Route 66

Funks Grove, IL - McLean, IL

June

24-26

The Great Race

From Sapulpa, OK to Rolla, MO, overnight stop in Joplin, MO

Part of the great race roughly follows a section of Route 66.

June

24-27

Cave State Cruisers Car Show & Route 66 Festival

Waynesville, MO

June

24-27

Rodeo de Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM

June

25-27

Flagstaff Pro Rodeo

Flagstaff, AZ

June

25-28

Rockin Route 66

Tucumcari, NM

June

27

Route 66 Decommissioning Birthday

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

June

27

Tatanka Music Fest & Car Show

Stroud, OK

June

27-28

Pier 360

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

Jun-Jul

28-4

LibertyFest

Edmond, OK

July

2-4

Fair Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

July

3

Independence Day (observed)

Alternate federal personnel holiday for Independence Day due to it occurring in a weekend.

July

3

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Picnic in the park

July

4

Independence Day

National Holiday

July

4

Relics of Route 66

Petrified Forest, AZ

Guided tour - reservations required

July

4

Oatman Sidewalk Egg Fry & Walter's Birthday Party

Oatman, AZ

July

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

July

5-7

Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago, IL

July

8-12

Taste of Chicago

Chicago, IL

July

9-12

Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL

July

10-11

Webb City's Route 66 Cruise-A-Palooza

Webb City, MO

July

10-12

Southwest Street Rod Nationals

Oklahoma City, OK

July

11

Colorado Street Bridge Party


Pasadena, CA

July

11

Kearney Cruise

Springfield, MO

July

11

Art Crawl

South Pasadena, CA

July

11

Tour de Donut

Staunton, IL

July

11

Ribfest

Staunton, IL

July

11-12

Lotus Festival

Echo Park, CA

July

12

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

July

12

Sky View Throwback Sundays

Litchfield, IL

Bullit

July

18

Route 66 Summerfest

Nob Hill, Albuquerque, NM

July

18

Historic Spirit Tours

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

July

18

Lincoln's Festival on Route 66

Bloomington, IL

July

18

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

July

23-26

Catfish Days

Wilmington, IL

July

25

Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon

Springfield, IL

July

25

National Day of the Cowboy

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, Amarillo, TX

July

25-26

Old Settlers Day

Waynesville, MO

Jul-Aug

25-6

Route 66 Historic Police Vehicle Trek

From Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA

Jul-Aug

30-2

Lollapalooza

Grant Park, Chicago, IL

Jul-Aug

30-2

NMRA/NMCA Superbowl of Street Legal Drag Racing

Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL

Jul-Aug

31-1

Route 66 Yard Sale: 100 Miles of Treasures

From Devil's Elbow, MO to Marshfield, MO

August

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

August

1-2

Tulsa Powwow

Tulsa, OK

August

2-9

Logan County Fair

Lincoln, IL

August

7

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Keeping it Cool

August

7-8

International Route 66 Festival

Zlin, Czech Republic

August

8

Oldham County Roundup

Vega, TX

August

8

Blues and Brews on 66

Joliet, IL

August

8

Kearney Cruise

Springfield, MO

August

9

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

August

9

Sky View Throwback Sundays

Litchfield, IL

Christine

August

13-23

Illinois State Fair

Springfield, IL

August

14-15

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Springfield, MO

Date changed

August

15

Historic Spirit Tours

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

August

15

Balloon Glow

Staunton, IL

August

15

Joliet Blues Festival

Joliet, IL

August

15

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

August

15

Route 66 Classic

Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL

August

15-16

Chicago Air and Water Show

Chicago, IL

August

16

Open streets / CicLAvia or 626 Golden Streets

Northeast LA, CA

(some streets closed for cars)

August

21-22

Blues Brothers Festival

Old Joliet Prison, Joliet, IL

40th anniversary of the Blues Brothers movie

August

21-23

Route 66 Street Rod Nationals

Albuquerque, NM

August

22

Big Brutus Polka Fest

West Mineral, KS

August

28-30

Zozofest

Santa Fe, NM

August

29

Berwyn Car Show

Berwyn, IL

Aug-Sep

29-5

Route 66: The Mother Road - Adventure Cycling

Route 66 guided cycling trip - advanced

Aug-Sep

29-6

Chicago Jazz Festival

Chicago, IL

Aug-Sep

31-8

Fiesta De Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM

September

3-7

Central States Threshermen's Reunion

Pontiac, IL

September

4

Burning of Zozobra

Santa Fe, NM

September

4

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Battle of the Bands

September

4-6

Ride for the Relay

Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL

September

4-27

LA County Fair

Pomona, CA

September

5

Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival

Springfield, IL

September

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

September

5

Horseshoe night

Oatman, AZ

September

5-6

Harvest and Fiber Festival

Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM

September

7

Labor Day

National Holiday

September

10

Good Times Celebration Barbecue Cook-Off

Amarillo, TX

September

10-20

New Mexico State Fair

Albuquerque, NM

September

11-12

Kickin' It Route 66 Barbecue Challenge

POSTPONED from March

September

11-12

Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings

Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL

September

11-13

Riot Fest & Carnival

Douglas Park, Chicago, IL

September

11-27

World Music Festival Chicago

Chicago, IL

September

12

Kearney Cruise

Springfield, MO

September

12

Arizona Trail Day

Flagstaff, AZ

September

12

Bourbon BBQ & Car Show

Bourbon, MO

September

12-13

Williamsville Fall Festival

Williamsville, IL

September

12-13

Art Spectacular

Springfield, IL

September

12-20

Route 66 on the Air

Ham radio event

September

13

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

September

13

Sky View Throwback Sundays

Litchfield, IL

Clueless

September

17-20

Dwight Harvest Days

Dwight, IL

September

17-27

Oklahoma State Fair

Oklahoma City, OK

September

18-19

Route 66 Cruisin' Reunion

Ontario, CA

September

18-19

Joplin Arts Fest

Joplin, MO

September

18-19

Berwyn's Oktoberfest

Berwyn, IL

September

18-19

Art Fair

Staunton, IL

September

18-26

Tri-State Fair and Rodeo

Amarillo, TX

September

19

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

19

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

September

19

Beyond City Limits Auto Festival

Chandler, OK

September

19-20

Railsplitting Festival

Lincoln, IL

Sep-Oct

19-3

National Route 66 Motor Tour

Joliet, IL to Santa Monica, CA

Honoring Oldsmobile this year

September

20

Founder's Day Parade

Romeoville, IL

September

25-26

Andy Devine Days Festival

Kingman, AZ

September

25-26

GCPRA Rodeo Kingman

Kingman, AZ

September

25-27

Springfield International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

Springfield, IL

September

26

Route 66 Cruisers Cruise Night and Car Show

Claremore, OK

September

26

Fired Up Festival & Wheels on Fire 100

Tucumcari, NM

September

26

Andy Devine Days Parade

Kingman, AZ

September

26-27

Andy Devine Days Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo

October

2

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Rotary Club Oktoberfest

October

2-3

Brews & Brats Oktoberfest

Kingman, AZ

October

2-3

Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K

Waynesville, MO

October

2-4

Arcadia Route 66 Neon Fest

Arcadia, OK

October

3

Rendezvous back to Route 66

San Bernardino, CA

October

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

October

3

Gearhead Invasion

Cuba, MO

October

3

Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bicycle Race

Waynesville, MO

October

3-4

Historic Shaw Art Fair

St. Louis, MO

October

3-4

The Train: Pumpkin Patch

Williams, AZ

October

3-11

International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque, NM

October

9-11

Apple Butter Makin' Days

Mt. Vernon, MO

October

10

Historic Spirit Tours

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

October

10

Route 66 Challenge

Rolla, MO to Waynesville, MO

October

10

Drink in the Clink

Old Joliet Prison, Joliet, IL

Beer Festival

October

10-11

The Train: Pumpkin Patch

Williams, AZ

October

11

Open streets / CicLAvia or 626 Golden Streets

Los Angeles, CA

(some streets closed for cars)

October

11

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

October

11

Chicago Marathon

Chicago, IL

October

11

Sky View Throwback Sundays

Litchfield, IL

Frankenstein

October

12

Columbus Day

National Holiday

October

15-18

Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference

Pontiac, IL

October

17

Route 66 Cuba Fest

Cuba, MO

October

17

Arts & Crafts Festival

Rolla, MO

October

17

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

October

17

Sky View Throwback Sundays

Litchfield, IL

Revenge of the Creature

October

17-18

The Train: Pumpkin Patch

Williams, AZ

October

17-18

Roadrunner's Retreat cleanup

Roadrunner's Retreat, near Chambles, CA

October

17-18

Open House Chicago

Chicago, IL

Opportunity to get inside some of the buildings in Chicago, IL

October

22-25

Oktoberfest Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

October

23-25

Route 66 Street Drags

Kingman, AZ

October

24

Running the Rails on Route 66

Cuba, MO

Formerly known as the race to the rocker Postponed from March to October

October

24

Historic Spirit Tours

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

October

24

Art Crawl

South Pasadena, CA

October

24-25

Pecan and Fun Festival

The nut house, Claremore, OK

October

24-25

The Train: Pumpkin Patch

Williams, AZ

October

30-31

Oatman Haunted Mine

Oatman, AZ

October

31

Halloween

October

31

Tulsa Run

Tulsa, OK

November

4-7

Will Rogers Days

Claremore, OK and Oologah, OK

November

6

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Harvest Fest

November

6-9

Fred Harvey History Weekend

New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM

Nov-Jan

6-3

Polar Express Train Ride

Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon NP

November

8

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

12-15

Working Ranch Cowboy Association World Championship Ranch Rodeo

Amarillo, TX

November

12-15

NHRA Finals

Pomona, CA

November

13-14

Rodeo Hall of Fame Weekend

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

November

15

Open streets / CicLAvia or 626 Golden Streets

South Pasadena, CA to Los Angeles, CA

(some streets closed for cars) Arroyo Fest (17 miles of Arroyo Seco Parkway to be made traffic free)

November

21

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

November

21

Luther Pecan Festival

Luther, OK

November

21-22

Route 66 Marathon

Tulsa, OK

November

26

Thanksgiving

National Holiday

December

6

Fort Reno Christmas Guns

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

December

13

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

December

25

Christmas

National Holiday

December

31

New Year's Eve

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