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Events along and about Historic Route 66

2019

February

22-23

Route 66 Hot Boat & Custom Car Show

Needles, CA

February

23

Route 66 "I am project" opening

Lile Art Gallery, Amarillo, TX

February

23

Story of Olive Oatman

El Garces, Needles, CA

February

26

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

March

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

March

3

Sapulpa Day

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, Sapulpa, OK

March

10

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

March

13-17

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

March

15-17

Saint Patrick's Day Celebration

Shamrock, TX

March

17

St. Patrick's Day

March

17-24

PDTP work week

Painted Desert Trading Post, Chamers, AZ

March

23

Running the Rails on Route 66

Cuba, MO

Formerly known as the race to the rocker

March

24

LA marathon

Downtown Los Angeles, CA to Santa Monica, CA

March

30

Thunder road

Devore area, San Bernardino, CA

Both Timed rally and untimed Route 66 tour

April

5-12

Great American Pony Drive

Los Angeles, CA to Oklahoma City, OK

April

6

Oro Grande Days

Oro Grande, CA

April

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

April

6-7

Redbud Classic

Oklahoma City, OK

Cycling, running and more.

April

11-13

Kendall Whittier Art Festival

Tulsa, OK

April

11-14

Town West Route 66 Carnival

Tulsa, OK

April

12-14

Southwest Street Rod Nationals

Oklahoma City, OK

April

14

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

April

20

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

21

Route "66" X-Treme Endurance Motor-Scooter Road Race

Kingman , AZ - Course stretches to Seligman, AZ and Needles, CA

April

25-27

Gathering of nations pow wow

Albuquerque, NM

April

25-27

Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival

Marshfield, MO

April

26-27

Green Country Classic Ranch Rodeo

Claremore, OK

April

27

Mural Fest 66

Miami, OK

May

3-4

El Reno Burger Day

El Reno, OK

May

3-5

Fun Run

from Seligman, AZ to Topock, AZ

May

3-5

Rawhide Days

Tucumcari, NM

May

3-5

Downtown Edmond Arts Festival

Edmond, OK

May

4

Kids and Kites Festival

Chicago, IL

May

4

Gay Parita Car Show

Gay Parita, MO

May

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

May

4

Tour de Tulsa Bike Ride

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

May

4

Illinois Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Joliet to Towanda, IL

May

4

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

Warr Acres, OK

May

4

Seabastation Motorcycle Swap meet

Warwick, OK

May

5

Cinco De Mayo

May-Oct

9-5

America's Road: The Journey of Route 66

Stauth Memorial Museum in Montezuma, KS

May

11

Nettie Davenport Day, Alumni Parade, and Alumni Banquet

Davenport, OK

May

11

Tabouleh Fest

Bristow, OK

May

11

Buck Atom's new muffler man celebration

Tulsa, OK

May

12

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

May

15-24

Run for the Wall

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

May

16-19

Tulsa May Fest

Tulsa, OK

May

17-18

Reunion and swap meet

Devil's rope museum, McLean, TX

May

17-19

Blue Dome Arts Festival

Tulsa, OK

May

18-19

Blue Carpet Corridor Tour

Chatham, IL to Collinsville, IL

Miners, Mobsters, and Mother Road

May

19

Firebird & Trans Am Day

Pontiac-Oakland Auto Musem, Pontiac, IL

May

19

Open streets / CicLAvia or 626 Golden Streets

South Pasadena, CA to San Gabriel, CA

(some streets closed for cars)

May

23-26

Will Rogers Stampede

Claremore, OK

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

25-26

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

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

31-2

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

June

1-2

The Andy Devine Days Rodeo

Kingman, AZ

June

2-7

International Carillon Festival

Springfield, IL

June

6-8

Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo

Amarillo, TX

Cattle Drive in on the 6th

June

7-8

Historical Route 66 Car Show

Williams, AZ

June

7-9

Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago, IL

June

7-9

Illinois Motor Tour

Illinois (North -> South)

June

8

Ice Cream Festival

Chandler, OK

June

8

Route 66 10K Run & Walk

Edwardsville, IL

June

9

Burr Ridge Car Show

Burr Ridge, IL

June

9

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Marshfield Route 66 Festival

Marshfield, mo

June

15

Carnivor Festival

Marshfield, MO

June

15-30

Cowboy Days

Edgewood, 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

22-23

Cave State Cruisers Car Show & Route 66 Festival

Waynesville, MO

Jun-Jul

22-6

LibertyFest

Edmond, OK

June

27

Route 66 Decommissioning Birthday

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

June

27-30

Rockin Route 66

Tucumcari, NM

July

4

Independence Day

National Holiday

July

4

Oatman Sidewalk Egg Fry

Oatman, AZ

July

4-6

Fair Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

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

10-14

Taste of Chicago

Chicago, IL

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

19-21

Lincoln's Festival on Route 66

Bloomington, IL

July

20

Route 66 Summerfest

Nob Hill, Albuquerque, NM

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

27

Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon

Springfield, IL

July

27

National Day of the Cowboy

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

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

8-18

Illinois State Fair

Springfield, IL

August

9-10

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Springfield, MO

August

10

Oldham County Roundup

Vega, TX

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

17

Balloon Glow

Staunton, IL

August

17

Front Street Music Festival

Bloomington, IL

August

17-18

Chicago Air and Water Show

Chicago, IL

August

22-25

Duck Race & Camping

McLean, IL

August

23-24

Lincoln Balloon Festival

"relaxed" version

August

23-25

Zozofest

Santa Fe, NM

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

28-31

Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo

Vinita, OK

Aug-Sep

29-2

Central States Threshermen's Reunion

Pontiac, IL

August

30

Burning of Zozobra

Santa Fe, NM

August

31

Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival

Springfield, IL

September

2

Labor Day

National Holiday

September

5-15

New Mexico State Fair

Albuquerque, NM

September

6-7

Bluegrass & Chili Festival

Wagoner, OK

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

7-19

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

13-14

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

14-15

Art Spectacular

Springfield, IL

September

19-22

Dwight Harvest Days

Dwight, IL

September

20-21

Route 66 Cruisin' Reunion

Ontario, CA

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

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

27-29

Springfield International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

Springfield, IL

September

27-29

Sixty-Six on 66!

Moriarty, NM

September

28

Fired Up Festival & Wheels on Fire 100

Tucumcari, NM

September

29

Mother Road marathon

from Commerce, OK to Joplin, MO

October

4

Brews & Brats Oktoberfest

Kingman, AZ

October

4-5

Just Cruis'n Car Show

Winslow, AZ

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

5-6

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

Miles of Possibility

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

19-20

The Train: Pumpkin Patch

Williams, AZ

October

26

Tulsa Run

Tulsa, OK

October

26-27

The Train: Pumpkin Patch

Williams, AZ

Oct-Nov

30-4

Will Rogers Days

Claremore, OK and Oologah, OK

140th Birthday of Will Rogers

October

31

Halloween

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

23-24

Williams Route 66 Marathon

Tulsa, OK

November

24

Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

Pasadena, CA

November

28

Thanksgiving

National Holiday

December

8

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

December

25

Christmas

National Holiday

December

31

New Year's Eve

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