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The 16th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Celebrate the Golden Age of Route 66… the cars, the music, the friends…all brought together along Illinois’ Route 66 September 22 – 24, 2017!  The 16th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival will fill the streets of historic downtown Springfield, Illinois with automotive eye candy, live music from the ’50s to the ’80s and festival fun for the whole family.  Spectators are free or register your classic car or truck to join the fun!


Event Features Include:

·         Friday Night! Rt. 66 City Nights Cruise For Crime Stoppers – over 1,000 classic cars cruise the streets! $5 Donation to Crime Stoppers of Sangamon & Menard Counties requested to participate

·         Cabo Wabo Tequila Backyard – Have an Official Route 66 CaboRita, play games and more!

·         Smokin’ tires and burnin’ rubber in the Burnout Competition – Saturday

·         Monet of Cars – automotive eye candy from Dick Levi’s private collection

·         The Travel Illinois Expo showcasing unique travel opportunities to Route 66 motorists traveling through Illinois communities along the Mother Road

·         Live Music on the Cabo Wabo Tequila Main Stage with classic hits from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s

·         Performance Marketplace vendors on display for the restoration enthusiast

·         Post your “selfie” at any IL Route 66 landmark to Facebook, Twitter, or Insta with hashtag #MyIL66 to be featured on IL Route 66 Scenic Byway social media!  Info at SelfiesOn66.com

·         Downtown Springfield, Inc. Poker Race – Saturday.  Register at 6th & Adams / $5 to play

·         Downtown Springfield, Inc. Farmers Market – Saturday

·         State Capitol Photo Op!  Stage a photo of your car with the majestic IL State Capitol Building as your backdrop (4th & Capitol)


WHEN Friday, September 22, 2017…………………………………6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday,  September 23, 2017………………………9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Sunday,  September 24, 2017………………………..            11:00 am – 2:00 pm

WHERE Downtown Springfield, IL between Washington & Capitol and 4th & 7th Streets
TICKETS Admission is free to all spectators.
REGISTER YOUR RIDE Register your ride at Route66Fest.com or call (317) 236-6515 M-F 8:30am to 5pm EST.  Pre-register by Friday, September 15th for just $40.  Register on-site starting Thursday, September 21st for $55.   Registration includes 1 goody bag and weekend entry for car, driver and copilot.

*Subject To Change

Visit Route66Fest.com or call 317-236-6515.  Find us on Facebook at @InternationalRoute66MotherRoadFestival.


September 22, 2017
September 24, 2017


Downtown Springfield, IL
Enter on 6th Street
Springfield, IL United States



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