2017 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival by the numbers:

  • 2 days
  • 2 superstar concerts
  • 32 musical acts
  • 72 vendors
  • 223 runners
  • 325 picnic goers
  • 451 classic cars
  • 2,900 motorcycles
  • 53,000 spectators
  • $24,500 from Big N Rich concert ticket sales, Gypsy Poker Run and the Birthplace of Route 66 Charity Bike Show benefiting Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and Home at Last, a homeless veterans association affiliated with The Kitchen, Inc.
  • $10,000 in proceeds from car show registration benefiting the West Central Neighborhood, who, in turn, donate much of that to Route 66 preservation/rejuvenation efforts.

wide aerial photo of park central square with many classic cars and people

2017 Festival Highlights

Mark your calendar to join us for the TWO-DAY, 2018 festival Aug. 10-11.

Watch the Parade

Virtual Trip on the Mother Road

Get your kicks by taking a virtual trip down the Mother Road through Springfield, Missouri with the City of Springfield's Route 66 Story Map. Special thanks to the C.H. Skip Curtis family for providing photographs and captions that make this map possible.

Big thanks to our Presenting Sponsors: