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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!

Jul-Aug

25-6

Route 66 Historic Police Vehicle Trek

From Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA

August

2-9

Logan County Fair

Lincoln, IL

August

7

Downtown Kingman's First Friday

Kingman, AZ

Keeping it Cool

August

8

Oldham County Roundup

Vega, TX

August

8

Blues and Brews on 66

Joliet, IL

August

8

Kearney Cruise

Springfield, MO

August

8

Marshfield Cruise-In

Marshfield, 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

CANCELLED

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

Kingman Beach Party Hawaiian style

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

22-30

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. POSTPONED from June 2020

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

Route 66 blowout

Sapulpa, OK

POSTPONED from June

September

12

Kearney Cruise

Springfield, MO

September

12

Arizona Trail Day

Flagstaff, AZ

September

12

Bourbon BBQ & Car Show

Bourbon, MO

September

12

Marshfield Cruise-In

Marshfield, 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

CANCELLED

September

18-19

Route 66 Cruisin' Reunion

Ontario, CA

CANCELLED

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

Rat Rods Cruise In and Raffing off Project X

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

CANCELLED

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

CANCELLED

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

Marshfield Cruise-In

Marshfield, MO

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

Halloween Party Costumes - bring a bag of candy for entry

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

23-25

Fleetwoodstock Art and Music Festival

Carthage, MO

POSTPOSED till Spring 2021

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

26-31

Lemons Route 66 Rally

Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA

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

Cruise In Toy Drive

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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