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2018

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.

tournamentofroses.com/...

January

1

New Year

National Holiday

January

5-7

Arcadia Lake Eagle Watch

Edmond, OK

edmondok.com/...

January

15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

National Holiday

January

26-28

Grand National Roadster Show

Pomona, CA

rodshows.com/...

January

27

Night on Broadway

Downtown Los Angeles, CA

nightonbroadway.la

Feb-May

5-6

America's Road: The Journey of Route 66

Park City Museum in Park City, UT

route66exhibit.com

February

9-11

Tulsa Indian Art Festival

Tulsa, OK

tulsaindianartfestival.com

February

12

Lincoln's Birthday

State Holiday in Illinois and Missouri

February

14

Valentine's Day

February

19

Washington's Birthday

Also known as President's Day

February

23-24

Route 66 Hot Boat & Custom Car Show

Needles, CA

March

14-18

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

chicagoflower.com

March

17

St. Patrick's Day

April

26-28

Gathering of nations pow wow

Albuquerque, NM

gatheringofnations.com

May

5

Cinco De Mayo

May

5-6

Illinois Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Joliet to Towanda, IL

ilroute66redcarpetcorridor.com

May

17-20

Tulsa May Fest

Tulsa, OK

tulsamayfest.org

May

28

Memorial Day

National Holiday

June

9

Historical Route 66 Wine Festival Car Truck and Bike Show

Stroud, OK

travelok.com/...

June

14-17

Route 66 Bluegrass Festival

Victorville, CA

route66bluegrass.com

June

27

Route 66 Decommissioning Birthday

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

July

4

Independence Day

National Holiday

July

12-15

World Shamrock 2018 International Route 66 Festival

Shamrock, TX

shamrock2018.com

August

10-12

European Route 66 Festival

Zlin, Czech Republic

September

3

Labor Day

National Holiday

October

6-14

International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque, NM

balloonfiesta.com

October

8

Columbus Day

National Holiday

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

Veteran's Day (observed)

Alternate federal personnel holiday for Veteran's Day due to it occurring in a weekend.

November

17-18

Williams Route 66 Marathon

Tulsa, OK

route66marathon.com

November

22

Thanksgiving

National Holiday

December

25

Christmas

National Holiday

December

31

New Year's Eve

If you find information on an event related to Route 66 missing in the above list, please let us know the details.

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