Entertainment

Route 66 Tour Brings "Cow Bop" back to the World's Largest Catsup Bottle!

Date: 
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

A free concert by the greatest cowboy/jazz western/swing ensemble to ever come out of California. How awesome are they? These critters from Cali were recently inducted into the TEXAS Western Swing Hall of Fame!

Under the Brooks Catsup Bottle water tower
800 S. Morrison Ave.
Collinsville, IL

Cow Bop

Produced by Rifftime Music, the "Rifftime on Route 66 Linear Music Festival" is the industry's first mobile, interactive music festival. Over 25 bands will kick off from Chicago on July 25 and play their way 2400 miles to Los Angeles by August 9. Nighclubs, bars, house parties & street corners are all on the menu.

16th annual World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival

Date: 
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

16th annual World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival - Birthday Party & Classic Car Show!

Catsup bottleLandmark Catsup Bottle Turns 65, Won't Retire Any Time Soon

American Legion Post 365
1022 Vandalia (Rt 159)
Collinsville, IL

New this year is the Illinois Trekkers 5k(etchup) Walk and the appearance from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile! Plus all the usual family favorites: ketchup tasting, tater tot eating contest, Princess Tomato & Sir Catsup Pageant, hula hoop competition, water balloon toss, Big Bottle Bike Ride, St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders, and the C.I.A. Cruzin' In Antiques Car Show.

10th Anniversary Open House at Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame & Museum

Date: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

It's our birthday! Come celebrate our 10th year at an open house at our Hall of Fame and Museum, 110 Howard St, Pontiac, IL!

There will be free refreshments and other special offerings during the celebration. All visitors to the museum during the Open House will be invited to register for some Route 66-related door prizes.

Bethany, OK Route 66 Festival

Date: 
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Click to view official event flyer.

Clinton, OK Route 66 Festival

Date: 
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 10:00am - 10:00pm

Here's the official festival flyer:

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Free Admission to Joliet Area Historical Museum & Route 66 Visitors Center for Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Date: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, May 4, 2014 (All day)

Joliet Area Historical Museum & Route 66 Visitors Center, as we are offering FREE ADMISSION to the entire Museum on Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th for the Red Carpet Corridor Event.

The Special Free Days are sponsored by the Heritage Corridor CVB.

Red Carpet Corridor Festival, 2014

Date: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, May 4, 2014 (All day)

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Elkhart Bird Watcher Walks

Date: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

On Saturday, April 26 the Elkhart Historical Society will host Bird Watcher Walks on beautiful Elkhart Hill. The walks will be offered at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., leaving from Governor Oglesby Street in historic downtown Elkhart.

Walkers will enjoy looking for the migratory birds that pass through Elkhart Hill every spring. The Bird Watcher Walks are a perfect opportunity for a spring family event. The outing will be on foot, so walkers should dress for the weather (rain or shine), wear good walking shoes and bring insect repellent. And don’t forget the binoculars! Walks last approximately 90 minutes.

Elkhart Bird Watcher Walks

Date: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 6:00am

On Saturday, April 26 the Elkhart Historical Society will host Bird Watcher Walks on beautiful Elkhart Hill. The walks will be offered at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., leaving from Governor Oglesby Street in historic downtown Elkhart.

Walkers will enjoy looking for the migratory birds that pass through Elkhart Hill every spring. The Bird Watcher Walks are a perfect opportunity for a spring family event. The outing will be on foot, so walkers should dress for the weather (rain or shine), wear good walking shoes and bring insect repellent. And don’t forget the binoculars! Walks last approximately 90 minutes.

Elkhart Wildflower Nature Walks

Date: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

Enjoy the spectacular wildflowers on Elkhart Hill. The Elkhart Historical Society’s Wildflower Nature Walks are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, Saturday, April 19 and Saturday, April 26. (More dates in May are a possibility. See website for updates.) Walkers will depart from Governor Oglesby Street in historic downtown Elkhart.

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