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Events along and about Historic Route 66

2019

Sep-Jan

27-13

Exhibition - Memory & Desire: A Personal Exploration of Neon Art, Past and Present

Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO

Nov-Jan

9-5

Polar Express Train Ride

Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon NP

Nov-Jan

24-1

Route 66 Twinkle tour

Tulsa, OK

Nov-Jan

25-6

City Sidewalks of Route 66 dressed in Holiday Style

Chicago, IL

Walking tour of Route 66 in Chicago by David Clark

January

1

New Year

National Holiday

January

1

Rose Parade

Pasadena, CA

A festival of flowers presented on floats parading each year on old Route 66 in Pasadena and broadcast live on TV throughout the US.

January

4-6

Arcadia Lake Eagle Watch

Edmond, OK

January

20

Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Chain of Rocks Bridge IL-MO

January

21

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

National Holiday

January

25-27

Grand National Roadster Show

Pomona, CA

January

26

Oatman Bed Races

Oatman, AZ

2019 date tentative

February

9

Lincoln's Birthday Celebration

Bloomington, IL

February

12

Lincoln's Birthday

State Holiday in Illinois and Missouri

February

14

Valentine's Day

February

15-17

Rockin' Billy Bash

Tulsa, OK

February

16

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

February

16

Rockin & Rollin/Route 66 with The Fabulous Mid Life Crisis Band

Tulsa, OK

Fundraising Event

February

18

Washington's Birthday

Also known as President's Day

February

22-23

Route 66 Hot Boat & Custom Car Show

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

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

23

Running the Rails on Route 66

Cuba, MO

Formerly known as the race to the rocker

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

11-14

Town West Route 66 Carnival

Tulsa, OK

April

12-14

Southwest Street Rod Nationals

Oklahoma City, OK

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

5

Cinco De Mayo

May

11

Nettie Davenport Day, Alumni Parade, and Alumni Banquet

Davenport, OK

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

19

Firebird & Trans Am Day

Pontiac-Oakland Auto Musem, Pontiac, IL

May

24-26

Mid-America Street Rod Nationals

Springfield, MO

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

30-2

Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Chicagoland speedway, Joliet, IL

May-Jun

31-1

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

Chicago, IL

May-Jun

31-1

Corvette Roundup

Edmond, OK

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

1-2

The Andy Devine Days Rodeo

Kingman, AZ

June

7-9

Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago, IL

June

7-9

Illinois Motor Tour

Illinois

June

8

Ice Cream Festival

Chandler, OK

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

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

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

19-21

Lincoln's Festival on Route 66

Bloomington, IL

July

27

Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon

Springfield, 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

17

Front Street Music Festival

Bloomington, IL

August

17-18

Chicago Air and Water Show

Chicago, IL

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

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

Claremore, OK

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

13-15

Riot Fest & Carnival

Douglas Park, Chicago, IL

September

13-29

World Music Festival Chicago

Chicago, IL

September

19-22

Dwight Harvest Days

Dwight, 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

27-28

Andy Devine Days

Kingman, AZ

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

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

Rendezvous back to Route 66

San Bernardino, CA

October

5-13

International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque, NM

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

14

Columbus Day

National Holiday

October

17-20

Miles of Possibility

Bloomington/Normal, IL

October

17-20

Oktoberfest Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

October

19

Celtic Festival

Edgewood, NM

October

26

Tulsa Run

Tulsa, OK

October

31

Halloween

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

28

Thanksgiving

National Holiday

December

25

Christmas

National Holiday

December

31

New Year's Eve

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