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Events along and about Historic Route 66

2019

May-Oct

9-5

America's Road: The Journey of Route 66

Stauth Memorial Museum in Montezuma, KS

May-Sep

28-14

Road Trip Route 66, A nostalgic look at the “Main Street of America.”

La Quinta Museum, La Quinta, CA

Exhibit about the cultural and artistic influence of Route 66 in California

Jun-Sep

29-5

I am RT 66 Art Show

Pontiac Museum Complex, Pontiac, IL

Free portrait shoots on the 29th.

Jun-Oct

29-19

California's Route 66 Hiding in Plain Sight Exhibition

Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica, CA

July

19-21

Lincoln's Festival on Route 66

Bloomington, IL

July

25

Showcase Classics Events

Romeoville, IL

Cruise night

July

25-28

Catfish Days

Wilmington, IL

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

Draggin Main: Route 66 Cruise In

Baxter Springs, KS

July

27

National Day of the Cowboy

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

July

27-28

Old Settlers Day

Waynesville, MO

July

27-28

Tulsa Powwow

Tulsa, OK

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

3-4

Chili Cook Off and Calendar Car Show

Albuquerque, 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

Cool Country Cruise In Car Show

Williams, AZ

August

9-10

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Springfield, MO

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

Webb City Route 66 Cruise Night

Webb City, MO

August

10

Kearney Cruise

Springfield, MO

August

10

Joliet Blues Festival

Joliet, IL

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

11

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

August

13

Gearhead Invasion

Keeney's Kustoms, Rolla, MO

Hot Rod and Chopper Cruise-In

August

15

Showcase Classics Events

Riverside, IL

Cruise night

August

17

Pontiac Cruise Night

Pontiac, IL

August

17

Historic Spirit Tours

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

Reservation required

August

17

Balloon Glow

Staunton, IL

August

17

Front Street Music Festival

Bloomington, IL

August

17

Blues and Brews on 66

Joliet, IL

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

Balloons over Route 66

"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

Berwyn Car Show

Berwyn, IL

August

24

Get your 6.6 on Route 66

Funks Grove, IL - McLean, IL

August

24

Draggin Main: Route 66 Cruise In

Baxter Springs, KS

"Super Cruise"

August

24

Big Brutus Polka Fest

West Mineral, KS

August

24-25

The Great Joliet Prison Break-In

Joliet, IL

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

Big Muddy Blues Festival

Laclede's Landing, Saint Louis, MO

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

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

Arizona Trail Day

Flagstaff, AZ

September

7-15

Route 66 on the Air

Ham radio event

September

7-19

Ride for the Relay

Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL

Sep-Oct

7-12

I am RT 66 Art Show

Heritage and Culture Museum, Baxter Springs, KS

Free portrait shoots on the 7th.

September

8

Pedal The Parks

Burr Ridge, IL

September

8

Union Station Art & Architecture Tour

Los Angeles, CA

September

10

Gearhead Invasion

Keeney's Kustoms, Rolla, MO

Hot Rod and Chopper Cruise-In

September

12

Good Times Celebration Barbecue Cook-Off

Amarillo, TX

September

12-14

Atlanta Fall Festival

Atlanta, IL

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

Webb City Route 66 Cruise Night

Webb City, MO

September

14

Kearney Cruise

Springfield, MO

September

14

Battle on Elm Street

Lebanon, MO

September

14

Route 66 Car Show and Show-Me Burnouts

Saint Clair, MO

September

14-15

Art Spectacular

Springfield, IL

September

15

Founder's Day Parade

Romeoville, IL

September

15

Cruz’n for Roses

South Pasadena, CA

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

20-21

Berwyn's Oktoberfest

Berwyn, IL

September

21

Relics of Route 66

Petrified Forest, AZ

Guided tour - reservations required

September

21

Geology of Midewin Tour

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie - Wilmington, IL

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

Oktoberfest Westside Lilos

Westside Lilos Cafe, Seligman, AZ

September

21

Seabastation Motorcycle Swap meet

Warwick, OK

September

21

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

Vans, Trucks, 60 and 70s hippie days costumes

September

21-22

Railsplitting Festival

Lincoln, IL

September

21-22

GTO AA Regional All Pontiac Cruise and Show

Pontiac, IL

September

21-22

Macoupin County Historical Society Fall Festival

Carlinville, 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

Route 66 Cruisers Cruise Night and Car Show

Claremore, OK

September

27-28

Andy Devine Days

Kingman, AZ

September

27-28

Standin' on the Corner Festival

Winslow, AZ

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

Showcase Classics Events

Riverside, IL

Car & Bike Show

September

28

Route 66 Parade

Duarte, CA

September

28

Reggae on Route 66 Music Festival

Victorville, CA

September

28

Draggin Main: Route 66 Cruise In

Baxter Springs, KS

September

28

Wings Over Weatherford

Stafford Air & Space Museum in Weatherford, OK

September

28

Fired Up Festival & Wheels on Fire 100

Tucumcari, NM

September

28-29

GCPRA Rodeo Kingman

Kingman, AZ

October

1-31

Maple Leaf Festival

Carthage, MO

Parade is on the 19th

October

4

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Fall Festival

October

4

Brews & Brats Oktoberfest

Kingman, AZ

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

Czech Festival

Yukon, OK

October

5

Geology of Midewin Tour

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie - Wilmington, IL

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

Grove Fest

The Grove, Saint Louis, MO

October

5

Arts & Crafts Festival / Tinkerfest

Rolla, MO

October

5

Blue Carpet Corridor Road Rally

Illinois

October

5

Chillin' On Beale Street

Kingman, AZ

Route 66 Motor Tour welcoming party

October

5

Gearhead Invasion

19 Cuba Drive In, Cuba, MO

Car & Bike Show

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

8

Gearhead Invasion

Keeney's Kustoms, Rolla, MO

Hot Rod and Chopper Cruise-In

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

Kearney Cruise

Springfield, MO

October

12

National Miss Route 66 Pageant

Barstow, CA

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

14

I am RT 66 Art Show

Atlanta, IL

Opening with a dinner at the Palm Cafe.

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

Pets & Pumpkins

Springfield, MO

October

19

Kingman AirFest

Kingman, AZ

October

19

Celtic Festival

Edgewood, NM

October

19-20

Route 66 Cuba Fest

Cuba, MO

October

19-20

The Train: Pumpkin Patch

Williams, AZ

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

25-27

Route 66 Street Drags

Kingman, AZ

October

26

Draggin Main: Route 66 Cruise In

Baxter Springs, KS

October

26

Route 66 Punkin Chunkin Festival

Vinita, OK

October

26

Tulsa Run

Tulsa, OK

October

26-27

Pecan and Fun Festival

The nut house, Claremore, 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

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

Fort Reno Christmas Guns

Fort Reno, El Reno, OK

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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