Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway


Downtown Bloomington – First Friday

Downtown Bloomington 115 E Washington St, Bloomington

First Friday is an event held each month on, you guessed it, the First Friday of the month in Downtown Bloomington from 5 PM -8 PM! First Friday is an…

2023 Old Joliet Prison Tours

Old Joliet Prison 1125 Collins St, Joliet

The Old Joliet Prison tour program is primarily managed by the Joliet Area Historical Museum, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit entity, in partnership with the City of Joliet. The proceeds from activities will be…

History Makers to Honor Six Community Leaders

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

Bloomington – The McLean County Museum of History will reveal the names of six recipients of the 2023 History Makers award at a press conference at the Museum on Thursday,…

2023 Small Town Dreamers Market in Farmersville

Farmersville City Park 513 Elevator St., Farmersville

2023 Small Town Dreamers Market in May. These are Outdoor Markets on Farmersville's Charming Square - 9am-3pm, May 13th, June 10th, Sept 9th, Oct 14th Small businesses coming together creating…

2023 Litchfield Pickers Market

Downtown Litchfield 400 North State Street, Litchfield

The Litchfield Pickers Market will return Every Second Sunday of the Month: May to October (Exact 2022 dates are May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, and…

2023 3rd Fridays in Downtown Lincoln

Downtown Lincoln 101 North Chicago St, Lincoln

The City of Lincoln is hosting Third Fridays Downtown is a free, family-friendly, Summer event series that offers fun, entertainment, and affordable food options for the entire community.  The only…

2023 Springfield Lucky Horseshoes Baseball

Robin Roberts Stadium 1415 N Grand Ave E., Springfield

While the history of baseball in Springfield dates back to 1925, this iteration of the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes franchise was founded in 2008 as the Springfield Sliders. Following a championship…

Irish Days Celebration in Farmersville

Farmersville City Park 513 Elevator St., Farmersville

The 112th Annual Irish Days Celebration is Farmersville's Annual Town Celebration festival in Farmersville Park, June 1st through the 3rd. The event is produced by the Irish Days Association in conjunction with the Village of Farmersville.

Springfield’s History Comes Alive 14th Season

Springfield, IL Springfield

This summer History Comes Alive returns for its 14th Season as Abraham and Mary Lincoln lead a cast of characters on a trip back in time! Meet the Lincolns at…

Darien Garden Club’s Garden Bazaar and Plant Sale

Darien Garden Club 7214 South Cass Avenue, Darien

Kick off National Garden Week at the Darien Garden Club's Garden Bazaar and Plant Sale! Includes tours of Route 66 Flyway Pollinator Garden in Parking Lot Island. Shop this fun event to bring home a locally grown plant, one-of-a-kind item or hand-crafted artwork for a special spot in your garden or home. Get advice from…

Country Classic Cars 1st Annual Summer Classic Car Show

Country Classic Cars 2149 E Frontage Rd, Staunton

Don't Miss The Event of The Summer! All registered vehicles will receive a free dash plaque and a Country Classic Cars decal. KSHE 95 will be here for a live remote. Klose Kuarters band will be playing 11 am-2 pm. We will have Off the Wall Chef Service food truck, Rise & Grind coffee truck…

Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center 10th Anniversary

Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center 334 Old Rte 66 N, Litchfield

Celebrate the Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center 10th anniversary! Giveaways Raffle Special sales Door prizes Free Jubelt cookies Creekstone Kettle Works Popcorn Sales Appearance by Electus Bachus Litchfield Weather permitting there will be an ambulance, police car, fire truck, and helicopter to visit, as well as A & G’s Kookin Kitchen food truck…

2023 Joliet Star Wars Day

Downtown Joliet 302 N Chicago St, Joliet

Returning for the 12th year, Star Wars Day is back! Join the fun Saturday, June 3rd from 11am - 4pm at the Joliet Public Library - Ottawa Street Branch. Returning this year will be a parade of costumed characters, games, food vendors, Artist and Author Alley, and merch vendors. This event is open to all ages and will…

Route 66 Corner Garage Antiques & Collectables Car Show

Route 66 Corner Garage 1211 5th St., Lincoln

The Route 66 Corner Garage Antiques & Collectables Car Show is Saturday, June 3rd, featuring free entertainment and onsite concessions! Mark your calendar we are having live music and Nick Bay’s concession trailer featuring his famous corn dogs and fries !! For registration and more info, call 217-737-7676.

Route 66 Roundtable Discussion

Six Mile Regional Library District 2001 Delmar Ave., Granite City

Join Beth Buenger, Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway board member representing southern Illinois, as she presents a brief history of Route 66 in our area. We will also discuss ways to raise community awareness of Route 66 in 62040. Bring your ideas! WHERE: Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave., Granite City, IL. WHEN:…

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