4/12/2014:  Paint with the Mayor

Location: Carlinville

Paint a masterpiece with the Mayor of Carlinville while enjoying dinner at Reno's.  Sandra Cania will lead the class using step-by-step instruction for you to produce your very own 16" x 20" painting of a Carlinville Landmark! 

$60 per person or $300 table of 6.  Includes pizza, pasta and salad buffet and soft drinks.  Cash bar.  All proceeds benefit Carlinville Winning Communities. 

Tickets available at CNB Bank and Trust, State Farm and Carlinville Chamber of Commerce.  For more information call 217-854-4737.

5/3/2014 and 5/4/2014:  The 7th Annual Illinois Rt. 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Location: Joliet, Elwood, Wilmington, Braidwood, Godley, Braceville, Gardner, Dwight, Odell, Pontiac, Chenoa, Lexington, Towanda on Route 66.

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It is all about family fun on the most famous road in America - Route 66.  This year's Red Carpet Corridor Festival will take place on Saturday, May 3 from 8 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, May 4, from 8 AM to 3 PM.  Sponsored by the thirteen communities which make up the 90 mile linear museum from Joliet to Towanda, the annual festival invites everyone to experience the good life in the slow lane. 

 Each community will produce its own events.  From full-blown festivals to antique and craft sales, art sales, car and motorcycle shows, live entertainments, and plenty of yard, garage, and sidewalk sales along the way, everyone is sure to discover something unique.

Food, snacks and treats will be in abundance, and there are plenty of historic sites, outstanding free museums and unique mom & pop businesses to help create a nostalgic journey for all to enjoy.  Visitors can simply enjoy the drive, or stop and get out of the car to have their picture taken with Elvis, or do a little shopping in any of the great stores along the Mother Road.

6/13/2014 and 6/14/2014:  The 17th annual Edwardsville Route 66 Festival

Location: City Park, Downtown Edwardsville

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Come get your kicks on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at the City of Edwardsville's 2014 Route 66 Festival. City Park opens at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13th 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 talent show, 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. Mark your calendar!

 7/03/2014 and 7/05/2014:  1st Annual Bluegrass Festival

 Location: Carlinville

The Carlinville Chamber of Commerce has started plans for a new July 4th Celebration that will take place on July 4-5, 2014 at the Carlinville Primary Center.  CNB Bank and Trust is helping by moving one of their Summer Concert Series to the evening of July 3, 2014 and will feature Nightflyer, a Bluegrass group from Batavia, OH.

While in town, Nightflyer will be featured at the CNB Concert, the Bluegrass festival at the Demuzio Sports Center on July 4th and 5th, and at a Bluegrass Jam on the evening of the 5th at the Magnuson Grand Hotel.

This festival, while still in the formative state, will feature 5 bands from across the Midwest. 

7/19/2014 and 7/20/2014:  The 33rd Annual Braidwood Lions Club Summerfest

Location: Braidwood City Park

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Come out and enjoy the rides, games, food, free nightly entertainment, bingo and much more for the entire family.  Each night during the festival live musical entertainment takes place on the main stage.  Bands from around the area perform a wide variety of styles and hits.  The annual Summerfest flea market will take place on Saturday July 19 and Sunday July 20 from 8 AM - ?  The flea market is located at the south end of the Braidwood City Park.

7/26/2014:  The Carlinville Route 66 Car Show

Location: Carlinville Square

9/6/2014:  The Berwyn Route 66 Car Show

Location: Ogden Avenue, Berwyn

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9/27/2014 and 9/28/2014:  The 14th Annual International Mother Road Festival

Location: Downtown Springfield

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