Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Car enthusiasts and history buffs alike will not want to miss this festival honoring the iconic Mother Road of America–Route 66. Join thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world as they celebrate an authentic slice of Americana on August 9th and 10th. Attendees get an up-close look at hundreds of classic, fully restored automobiles and motorcycles lining the streets of beautiful Downtown Springfield. 

Events will include the annual Birthplace of Route 66 Parade with a pre-parade party, a two-day car and motorcycle show, a Gypsy Tour motorcycle poker run, the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Signature Concert Series, free live music at Park Central Square and Jordan Valley Park, an outdoor movie, vendor villages, a 6.6K/3.3K run/walk and the annual two-day convention of Route 66 authors, artists, collectors and associations.