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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

20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

National Holiday

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

28

Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction

Waynesville, MO

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

May

1-2

El Reno Burger Day

El Reno, OK

May

1-3

Fun Run

from Seligman, AZ to Topock, AZ

May

2

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

Warr Acres, OK

May

5

Cinco De Mayo

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

23-24

Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival

Oklahoma City, OK

May

25

Memorial Day

National Holiday

May

31

Ironman Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

June

5-6

Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo

Amarillo, TX

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

13

Claremont Village Blues & Brews Craft Beer Walk

Claremont, CA

June

17-20

Pulaski County Regional Fair

Saint Robert, MO

June

18-21

NASCAR at Chicagoland Speedway

Joliet, IL

June

19-20

Vinita Route 66 Festival

Vinita, OK

June

20

Carnivor Festival

Marshfield, MO

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.

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

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

11

Art Crawl

South Pasadena, CA

Jul-Aug

25-6

Route 66 Historic Police Vehicle Trek

From Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA

August

7-8

International Route 66 Festival

Zlin, Czech Republic

August

16

Open streets / CicLAvia or 626 Golden Streets

Northeast LA, CA

(some streets closed for cars)

September

7

Labor Day

National Holiday

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

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

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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