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Entertainment

Red Carpet Corridor Festival 2015

Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 (All day) - Sunday, May 3, 2015 (All day)

Come experience 90 miles of fun along Route 66 in Illinois. Support local businesses and enjoy family-friendly activities.

Click for complete details of the 9th annual Red Carpet Corridor Festival.

Wilmington, IL Catfish Days

Date: 
Saturday, July 25, 2015 (All day) - Sunday, July 26, 2015 (All day)

Drive’n The Dixie

Date: 
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 8:00am

This event starts in Blue Island, IL.

Car Show, Standard Oil Station, Odell, IL

Date: 
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

This car show will be held in memory of Route 66 Advocate and Preservationist, Lenore Weiss.

Red Carpet Corridor Festival, 2015

Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 (All day) - Sunday, May 3, 2015 (All day)

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2nd Annual Trunkin’ Treasure Sale to be held in Downtown Pontiac

Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 (All day) - Sunday, May 3, 2015 (All day)

The highly successful Trunkin’ Treasure sale will be held again during the Red Carpet Corridor Festival and the City of Pontiac is excited to announce that registration for the sale is now open. This sale will take place during the Red Carpet Corridor Festival Saturday, May 2nd from 8am-5pm and Sunday, May 3rd from 8am-3pm. The Trunkin’ Treasure sale is being marketed as part of the Kicks on 66 Sale that is being promoted as part of the Red Carpet Corridor Festival this year.

Residents are invited to load up their car, drive downtown, and sell their treasures. Local non-for-profit organizations and churches are also invited to participate in this event. The sale will be held in the parking lot south of the courthouse and Washington St. will also be blocked off.

2015 Edwardsville, IL Route 66 Festival

Date: 
Friday, June 12, 2015 (All day) - Saturday, June 13, 2015 (All day)

Edwardsville, IL Route 66 Festival

June 12-June 13, 2015

Come get your kicks on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 at the City of Edwardsville's 2015 Route 66 Festival. City Park opens at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12th and closes at 12:00 a.m.

Saturday’s festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. with a 10K Race and continues on throughout the day with a classic car cruise and car show, family fun zone, food court, art fair, wine and beer tent and more! Festival evenings also include live music and dancing galore. The Edwardsville streets will be rocking with Dr. Zhivegas! Mark your calendar!

Event information can also be found on Facebook “Edwardsville Route 66 Festival, ”Instagram, Twitter and our web site at www.edwardsvilleroute66.com.

Route 66, Henry’s Home Away from Home

Date: 
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 1:00pm

On Saturday, March 28 at 1:00, the McLean County Museum of History (200 North Main Street, Bloomington, Illinois 61701) invites you to take a tour down memory lane along the country’s most famous Mother Road—historic Route 66. Join retired lieutenant Chester D. Henry and his family for an afternoon of lively reminiscences of the Grand Old Road spanning the state trooper’s 26 year career from 1958 to 1984.

In 1995, Henry endeavored to preserve his memories of patrolling Route 66 in book form in hopes of ensuring that his stories would always be available to future family members. In the fall of 2014, this personal collection of anecdotes and memories, entitled Route 66, My Home Away From Home, was made available to the general public.

21st Mother Road Ride Rally

Date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 (All day)

12 days of the best Route 66 adventure you can have!

This is our 21st motorcycle ride down old Route 66. The ride starts on the 10th June 2015 at La Quinta Inn in Willow Brook, Illinois. The ride will follow Route 66 to Santa Monica, California.

The ride ends June 21st in Santa Monica, Calif. We have an awards dinner in California. The ride will follow a lot of the old Route 66 and will include riding across the Mississippi river on the Chain of Rocks Bridge and the Ozark Trail. Original red brick pavement road, the ghost town of Oatman for breakfast.

All bikes welcome. Registration is required.

web site. The menu on the left side top of page this will answer most questions and give you a look of what the Rally is about.

Association Picnic 2015

Date: 
Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

picnic sign.jpgAll are cordially invited to attend our annual Association picnic.

It will again be held at Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funk's Grove, IL
4532 N 725 East Road, McLean, IL 61254 (right off Route 66)

Map to this location

www.sugargrovenaturecenter.org

  • Our picnic is free of charge; the Association provides all food and soft drinks.
  • Feel free to bring a dish to share if you'd like.

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