Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway


Breaking Bread in McLean County

McLean County Museum of History/Cruisin' with Lincoln 66 Visitors Center 200 N. Main Street, Bloomington

Beginning February 9, 2021, the McLean County Museum of History, in partnership with BN Welcoming (a coalition of the Immigration Project, Not In Our Town/Not In Our Schools, and West…

Carlinville Market Days

Downtown Carlinville 112 N. Side Square, Carlinville

In the heart of Macoupin County is Carlinville and in the heart of Carlinville is the square. That's where you'll find Carlinville's Market Days! Come shop all the treasures the…

State of Sound: A World of Music from Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum 212 N 6th St, Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A special exhibit telling the story of Illinois music opened Friday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, with stunning artifacts from legends like Miles Davis,…

Moonlight Market at Obed and Isaac’s

Obed and Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery 500 S. 6th St., Springfield

Moonlight Market highlights local crafters, farmers, artists and artisans from around the Central Illinois area. It is a free event held the first and third Wednesdays of the month from…

Joliet Area Historical Museum 2021 Rooftop Summer Music Series

Joliet Area Historical Museum 204 N Ottawa St, Joliet

The 2021 Joliet Area Historical Museum Rooftop Summer Music Series is here! We've got some fantastic talent lined up for our Summer Rooftop Series, so register now, as capacity will…

Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series 2nd Season

Downtown Springfield Inc. 3 W Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

The second season of Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series presented by PNC, a ten-week series of free, live music on the Y Block, is almost here! Springfield finished in the top five in a nationwide vote in late 2019 to win its second season of Levitt AMP Springfield, which was delayed by the pandemic. About…

History Comes Alive Returns for 12th Season

Springfield, IL 3 W Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

This summer History Comes Alive returns for its 12th season as Abraham and Mary Lincoln lead a cast of characters for a trip back in time that you won't want to miss. Meet the Lincolns at historic sites throughout the city, like the world-class Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, where you can learn about…

30th Annual Route 66 Association Motor Tour – “Life is a Highway”

American Legion Post 263 - Lincoln 1740 5th St, Lincoln

The 30th Annual Route 66 Association Motor Tour "Life is a Highway" is back for 2021 on June 11-13, from Edwardsville to Joliet. The Motor Tour will start with a "double crossing" of the Chain of Rocks Bridge. The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held at the American Legion Hall in Lincoln, IL.  Chef…

Logan County Route 66 Weekend

Lincoln VFW 915 5th St, Lincoln

The annual TOWNWIDE Garage Sales and Vendor Event is back!!! June 11, 12 & 13!! Look for the PINK RT66 signs in front of homes that are having Garage Sales. Visit the VFW and Postville Park on 5th St for Vendors...The Historic MILL will be open for visitors and the Logan County Humane Society will…

Litchfield Park District Concerts in the Park 2021

Walton Park 10207 Niemanville Trail, Litchfield

Join the Litchfield Park District as they host their annual concert series live at Walton Park from 6:30PM to 9:30PM on Friday, June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10 from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. There is no cost to attend. Remember to bring a lawn chair! Free Musical Performances: June 11-6:30 PM—9:30…

Edwardsville Route 66 Mini-Festival

Downtown Edwardsville 101 S Buchanan St, Edwardsville

If classic cars, great food, and fun are your idea of a good time, join us for the 23rd Annual Route 66 Festival on June 12 at City Park in downtown Edwardsville. The City of Edwardsville is excited to welcome the community back to the park to enjoy great food, live music, the classic car cruise…

Dog Days of Summer

Downtown Springfield Inc. 3 W Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

The Dog Days of Summer is here in Downtown Springfield! Our businesses are ready to offer you some doggone good deals that you will not want to miss. Make sure to bring your furry friend and enjoy our dog-friendly downtown. Make sure to click the discussion tab to view all of the specials offered this…

Village of Elkhart Spring Event

Downtown Elkhart 103-104 Governor Oglesby St, Elkhart

The Village of Elkhart Spring Event on Saturday, June 12th, features a ribbon cutting ceremony for the “Elkhart Monarch Flyway” Native Plant and Pollinator Habitat at the corner of Historic Route 66 and Gov. Oglesby St. Visit the BUTTERFLY LADY’s bus! Schedule of Activities 9:45 a.m. Ribbon cutting ceremony for the “Elkhart Monarch Flyway” Native…

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