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Events along and about Historic Route 66

2020

Nov-Jan

8-4

Polar Express Train Ride

Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon NP

Nov-Jan

9-12

Moonlight Forest

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardena, Arcadia, CA

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

3-5

Arcadia Lake Eagle Watch

Edmond, OK

January

18-19

Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Chain of Rocks Bridge IL-MO

January

20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

National Holiday

January

24-26

Supernationals Hot Rod Show

Albuquerque, NM

Jan-Dec

24-26

Grand National Roadster Show

Pomona, CA

January

25

Oatman Bed Races

Oatman, AZ

February

12

Lincoln's Birthday

State Holiday in Illinois and Missouri

February

14

Valentine's Day

February

14-15

Rockin' Billy Bash

Tulsa, OK

February

17

Washington's Birthday

Also known as President's Day

February

21-22

Route 66 Hot Boat & Custom Car Show

Needles, CA

February

29

Art Crawl

South Pasadena, CA

March

8

LA marathon

Downtown Los Angeles, CA to Santa Monica, CA

March

13-15

Saint Patrick's Day Celebration

Shamrock, TX

March

17

St. Patrick's Day

March

18-22

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

March

21

Running the Rails on Route 66

Cuba, MO

Formerly known as the race to the rocker

March

27-28

Ozark Empire Pro Rodeo

Springfield, MO

March

27-28

Kickin' It Route 66 Barbecue Challenge

St. Robert, MO

March

28

Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction

Waynesville, MO

April

3-4

Reunion and swap meet

Devil's rope museum, McLean, TX

April

4-5

Redbud Classic

Oklahoma City, OK

Cycling, running and more.

April

19

Open streets / CicLAvia or 626 Golden Streets

San Dimas, CA

(some streets closed for cars)

April

23-25

Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival

Marshfield, MO

April

23-25

Gathering of nations pow wow

Albuquerque, NM

April

23-25

Laughlin River Run

Laughlin, NV

Motorcycle event that causes big crowds in places such as in Oatman, AZ

April

24

Bell Cow Boil Crawfish Festival

Chandler, OK

April

24-25

Green Country Classic Ranch Rodeo

Claremore, OK

May

1-2

El Reno Burger Day

El Reno, OK

May

1-2

Rawhide Days

Tucumcari, NM

May

1-3

Downtown Edmond Arts Festival

Edmond, OK

May

1-3

Fun Run

from Seligman, AZ to Topock, AZ

May

2

Illinois Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Joliet to Towanda, IL

May

2

Kids and Kites Festival

Chicago, IL

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

2-3

Kite Festival

Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM

May

5

Cinco De Mayo

May

8-10

Tulsa May Fest

Tulsa, OK

May

9

Tabouleh Fest

Bristow, OK

May

13-23

Run for the Wall

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

May

21-24

Will Rogers Stampede

Claremore, OK

May

22-24

Mid-America Street Rod Nationals

Springfield, MO

May

22-25

Mid-America Freedom Rally

Waynesville, MO ( Buckhorn, MO )

May

23-24

Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy 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

31

Ironman Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

June

5-6

Route 66 fest

Rolla, MO

June

5-6

New Mexico Music Showcase

Tucumcari, NM

June

5-6

PRCA Rodeo Kingman

Kingman, AZ

June

5-6

Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo

Amarillo, TX

June

6

Chisholm Trail & Crawfish Festival

Yukon, OK

June

6

Star Wars Day

Joliet, IL

June

6

Route 66 Mother Road Bicycle Tour

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

June

9-21

Mother Road Ride Rally

From Willowbrook, IL to Santa Monica, CA

June

12-13

Holbrook Route 66 Days

Holbrook, AZ

June

12-13

Elk City Route 66 Days

Elk City, OK

June

12-13

Historic Route 66 Car Show

Williams, AZ

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

13

Claremont Village Blues & Brews Craft Beer Walk

Claremont, CA

June

13

Wildlife Festival Saturday

Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM

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

19-20

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

20

Carnivor Festival

Marshfield, MO

June

24-26

The Great Race

From Rolla, MO to Oklahoma City, OK

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

June

24-27

Rodeo de Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM

June

25-28

Rockin Route 66

Tucumcari, NM

June

27

Route 66 Decommissioning Birthday

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

June

27-28

Pier 360

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

July

3

Independence Day (observed)

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

July

4

Independence Day

National Holiday

July

4

Oatman Sidewalk Egg Fry

Oatman, AZ

July

5-7

Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago, IL

July

8-12

Taste of Chicago

Chicago, IL

July

9-12

Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Chicagoland speedway, 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

Art Crawl

South Pasadena, CA

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

August

7-8

International Route 66 Festival

Zlin, Czech Republic

August

14-15

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Springfield, MO

Date changed

August

16

Open streets / CicLAvia or 626 Golden Streets

Northeast LA, CA

(some streets closed for cars)

August

21-23

Route 66 Street Rod Nationals

Albuquerque, NM

Aug-Sep

29-5

Route 66: The Mother Road - Adventure Cycling

Route 66 guided cycling trip - advanced

Aug-Sep

31-8

Fiesta De Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM

September

4

Burning of Zozobra

Santa Fe, NM

September

5-6

Harvest and Fiber Festival

Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood, NM

September

7

Labor Day

National Holiday

September

26

Route 66 Cruisers Cruise Night and Car Show

Claremore, OK

October

2-3

Frog Hill Half Marathon & 10K

Waynesville, MO

October

3

Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind Bicycle Race

Waynesville, MO

October

3-11

International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque, NM

October

10

Route 66 Challenge

Rolla, MO to Waynesville, MO

October

11

Open streets / CicLAvia or 626 Golden Streets

Los Angeles, CA

(some streets closed for cars)

October

12

Columbus Day

National Holiday

October

17

Arts & Crafts Festival

Rolla, MO

October

23-25

Route 66 Street Drags

Kingman, AZ

October

24

Art Crawl

South Pasadena, CA

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

12-15

NHRA Finals

Pomona, CA

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

21-22

Route 66 Marathon

Tulsa, OK

November

26

Thanksgiving

National Holiday

December

25

Christmas

National Holiday

December

31

New Year's Eve

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