Events

Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway

Speakers Series: Meet the Stories of Survival Exhibit Creators

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

As part of our “For the People” speakers series, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is proud to welcome Arielle Weininger and Jim Lommasson, the creators of “Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory,” our new exhibit in partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Please join Arielle and Jim on Thursday, May…

2022 Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Red Carpet Corridor 204 N Ottawa St, Joliet

The annual Red Carpet Corridor Festival is all about family fun on the most famous road in America - Route 66.  Sponsored by the twelve communities which make up the 80-mile linear museum from Joliet to Lexington, the  annual festival invites everyone to experience the good life in the slow lane. Each community will produce…

Fat Ass 5K & Street Party for Charity

Downtown Springfield #1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

The Fat Ass 5K & Street Party for Charity was invented on a napkin at Celtic Mist Pub on St. Patrick’s Day in 2008. We are a “race” through Downtown Springfield, Illinois. We are in the works to put timing back on the race . We have donated over $1.6 million since 2008. The race…

Friday the 13th – Fright Fest! 2 Nights!

Litchfield Skyview Drive-In 1500 Old Rte 66 N, Litchfield

Join Litchfield Skyview Drive-in for Friday the 13th Parts 1, 2 & 3 on May 13 & 14! Gates open at 7:00 pm Part 1 Start Time: 8:25 pm Part 2 Start Time: 10:00 pm Part 3 Start Time: 11:30 pm Playing Two nights Only: Friday, May 13th & Saturday, May 14th Event and Non-RV…

Stories of Survival: Memory Keepers – Making Stories from our Treasures

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

Stories of Survival Memory Keepers - Making Stories from our Treasures. The objects and artifacts we have gathered on our life journeys are scattered throughout our homes. Some of them have great value only because of the emotional investment we have in them. You and your family are invited to join storyteller Susan Stone for…

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