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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

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

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

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

21

Running the Rails on Route 66

Cuba, MO

Formerly known as the race to the rocker

April

19

Open streets / CicLAvia or 626 Golden Streets

San Dimas, CA

(some streets closed for cars)

April

23-25

Laughlin River Run

Laughlin, NV

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

April

23-25

Gathering of nations pow wow

Albuquerque, NM

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

25

Memorial Day

National Holiday

May

31

Ironman Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

June

20

Carnivor Festival

Marshfield, MO

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

Jul-Aug

25-6

Route 66 Historic Police Vehicle Trek

From Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA

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

11

Open streets / CicLAvia or 626 Golden Streets

Los Angeles, CA

(some streets closed for cars)

October

12

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

15

Open streets / CicLAvia or 626 Golden Streets

South Pasadena, CA to Los Angeles, CA

(some streets closed for cars)

November

21-22

Route 66 Marathon

Tulsa, OK

November

26

Thanksgiving

National Holiday

December

25

Christmas

National Holiday

December

31

New Year's Eve

If you find the information above to be inaccurate, incomplete or know of an event related to Route 66 missing in the above list, please let us know the details.

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