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22nd Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival

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Fri, Sep 22 – Sun, Sep 24, 2023 • 5:00pm - 2:00pm

1 South Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

Join us as we celebrate the cars, the music, the fun and nostalgia that Route 66 has brought to generations when the 22nd Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival rolls into Springfield’s historic downtown, September 22nd – 24th.

Since 2001, over 1,000 vintage cars and 80,000 spectators continue to gather and experience the thrills plus non-stop live entertainment. Watch as thousands parade along Springfield’s legendary Route 66 streets into the downtown area. Be a part of the action and enter your ride into the parade or find your spot amongst the thousands gathered to see an outstretched line of iconic vehicles.

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