Posted on: August 12, 2016

Festival’s John T. Woodruff Award to be presented Saturday

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On behalf of the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, David Eslick will present two John T. Woodruff Awards at noon, Saturday Aug. 13 at Park Central Square to St. Louis Street Steak ‘n Shake owner Gary Leonard and West Central ...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Love to chat about Route 66? Visit The Old Glass Place Aug. 13-14

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A gathering of authors, artists, collectors, associations, and preservation and tourism enthusiasts affiliated with Route 66 will take place at The Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis (east end of the car show), 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

Gypsy tour tradition comes to the Mother Road during Route 66 Festival this weekend

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Along with Aaron Sachs and Associates, Ozarks on Two Wheels joined forces with the 4-3 Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) chapter to create the second annual Route 66 Gypsy Tour Poker Run, a 66-mile poker run along part...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Expect road closures, traffic delays downtown Friday-Sunday during Route 66 Festival

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Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays all weekend in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, starting the morning of Friday, Aug. 12 and lasting until evening Sun...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

City GIS staff create 80-stop virtual tour down Springfield’s stretch of Historic Route 66

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The City of Springfield’s Geographic Information Systems division has created an intensive 80-stop “story map” of Historic Route 66 through Springfield utilizing mapping software Esri.

Esri Story Maps let users combine authori...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

West Central Neighborhood to host pre-party Friday before the Route 66 Festival Parade

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The West Central Neighborhood Alliance will host a pre-party for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Parade 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park at College Street and Fort Avenue. Join them f...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Festival organizers release parade details, instructions for participants

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The second annual Birthplace of Route 66 Parade has an exciting lineup this year that includes more than 350 cars and motorcycles to date, several floats, special guest appearances and fun entertainment for the whole family.

Th...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Festival founders hope to pass preservation of Historic Route 66 to future generations

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Tommy and Glenda PikeLifelong Springfieldians Tommy and Glenda Pike are a walking, talking encyclopedia of Mother Road lore and history.

In 1989, while antiquing in Halltown, the Pikes came across a sign-up sheet to form a Misso...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

It's almost here! Festival to offer three days of cars, motorcycles, concerts and fun

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Please join the City of Springfield, KY3/KSPR, Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. and Ozarks On Two Wheels for the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Aug. 12-14. The festival will offer three days of family fun and entertainment...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

City, West Central Neighborhood to ceremoniously break ground for Route 66 Plaza Streetscape Aug. 10

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The City of Springfield and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance will ceremoniously break ground for the Route 66 Plaza Streetscape at College Street and Broadway Avenue at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10.

The groundbreaking is t...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

City participating in CFO's Give Ozarks to raise funds for Route 66 Plaza Clock Tower

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Nearly 150 nonprofit agencies will participate in Give Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks' 24-hour online giving day Tuesday, May 3. The City of Springfield is participating in Give Ozarks to fundraise for the planned Rout...Read on...

Donate to Route 66 Roadside Park fund.
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Saturday marks 90th anniversary of telegram sent from Springfield naming Route 66

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Route 66, also known as the “Mother Road” and the “Main Street of America,” was conceived 90 years ago Saturday in downtown Springfield.

On April 30, 1926, a group of businessmen led by Cy Avery of Tulsa and Springfield’s John...Read on...

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Posted on: March 22, 2016

2016 Route 66 Festival to offer three days of cars, motorcycles, concerts and family fun

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The City of Springfield and Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners KY3, Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. and Ozarks On Two Wheels announced the 2016 festival event lineup at a press conference at the historic Gillioz Theatre M...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2016

Press conference 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Gillioz to announce Route 66 Festival event schedule

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Please join us for a press conference at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 22 at the historic Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, as we announce the featured attractions of the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival.

Last year’s festival drew a...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2015

City staff, neighborhood to build Route 66 pop-up plaza tonight at College and Broadway

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Route 66 Festival attendees are invited to come out to the corner of College Street and Broadway Avenue at 7 p.m. tonight to see what the new Route 66 streetscape will look like when it's built.

The City of ...Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2015

23,000 pack downtown for Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

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Approximately 23,000 people visited downtown Springfield Aug. 14-16 for the 5th Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, presented by KY3/KSPR/CW and Aaron Sachs & Associates.

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Posted on: August 13, 2015

Route 66 Parade: tips for navigating through Springfield Friday evening

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Attention motorists: Expect delays at locations intersecting with St. Louis Street between Glenstone and Campbell Friday evening from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Parade. The parade kicks off at St. Louis and Glenstone at...Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2015

Route 66 Festival to include memorabilia and musings with Mother Road aficionados at Old Glass Place

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A gathering of authors, artists, collectors and associations affiliated with Route 66 will be at the Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16.

These folks will have displays with ...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Full lineup of Birthplace of Route 66 Festival events announced

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Please mark your calendar to celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 14-16 at the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. This year's festival promises to be the best yet!

Events will include a Route 6...Read on...

Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
Posted on: July 23, 2014

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival to feature live concert simulcast at Park Central Square

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The Birthplace of Route 66 Concert, featuring the Ozark Mountain Daredevils at the Gillioz Theater Aug. 9, has sold out. In partnership with the band, the City of Springfield will present a live simulcast of the concert at Park Ce...Read on...