Come see Branson entertainers and other celebrities as the City hosts the 3rd Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Parade.

While the Birthplace of Route 66 Parade can be viewed along the entire route (College & Fort east through the square to National & St. Louis), the prime viewing area will be at the grandstand in front of the lot north of the Expo Center on St. Louis Street. To reserve your bleacher seat at the grandstand, please email Cora Scott or call 864-1009.

Parade watchers are encouraged to arrive at the grandstand by 5:30 p.m., where they'll be treated to special performances by Springfield Little Theatre's Y.E.S. Troupe. Nearby paid parking for the grandstand is available in the Jordan Valley Car Park garage, accessible via Trafficway Street.

This year's parade starts at College and Grant and ends at St. Louis and National. The main viewing "stage" will again be near the Expo Center on St. Louis St.

We're sure to have an exciting parade lineup after last year's more than 350 cars and motorcycles, floats, special guest appearances and family-oriented entertainment!

This year's route starts at the corner of College (Historic Route 66) and Grant and proceeds east to St. Louis and National. Traffic officers will direct the parade to disperse south on National.

The parade will be organized by class, to be showcased in date order for our parade goers' enjoyment:

  1. Vintage Era Vehicles (1900-1929)
  2. Pre-War/Post-War Era Vehicles (1930-1954)
  3. Classic Era Vehicles (1955-1963)
  4. Muscle Era Vehicles (1964-1973)
  5. Modern Era Vehicles (1974-1989)
  6. All RVs, Modified and Modern Era Vehicles and Motorcycles (1990-Present)

Event Details

Aug. 11

Friday | 6:30 PM

Parade Applications

Please download and complete an application form to participate in the parade. If you are already registered for the car & motorcycle show, you don't need to register again for the parade. Application forms are available for: