​​​​​​​​​Joliet- Joliet Area Historical Museum  204 N. Ottawa St. Free Museum Admission Saturday 8-5pm  Pick up 2018 commemorative giveaway here and throughout the year. View the original intersection of Lincoln Highway & Route 66 at Chicago & Cass Streets with family friendly activities throughout downtown. Visit the Museum Pop-Up Store at the Old Joliet Prison Park, 1125 N. Collins St and learn more about plans for the site.  
Race Your Ride at the Route 66 Raceway 9am-3pm. Enter Gate 11 from Route 53 (Historic Route 66.)

More Info Contact 815-723-5201
Elwood- ​Saturday 9am-4pm—Elwood Village Hall, 401 E. Mississippi Ave. Historic Information & Welcome Center -Antique Tractors, Quaint Downtown -Douglas Street Wayside Exhibit featuring Rosie the Riveter,  Arsenal Worker Statues & original Route 66 pavement. Visit Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Pick up a commemorative giveaway at the Elwood Village Hall. More Info Contact: 815-423-5011

Wilmington- Locate Chamber tent at north end of downtown vendors for commemorative giveaway. Large flea market on Water Street until 4pm., entertainment starting at 11am., laughing baby contest, children Hula contest, hound dog contest, dance performance, food and more. Remaining commemorative available at Nelly's Restaurant while supplies last. More Info Contact: 815-922-7966

Braidwood- Visit the Braidwood Area Historical Society museum, 111 N. Center St on Route 66, live music from noon-3pm welcoming back Silverstrings Acoustic Trio! Enjoy delicious BBQ with Brother George's BBQ, baked goods and craft display. Polk-a-Dot will also have a car show.  

Godley- Visit the Route 66 Mining Museum  to pick up your 2018 commemorative giveaway. Wagging Tails Pet Rescue, Jammin' Johny DJ. More Info Contact 815-458-2222 or 815-405-1906.

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​Saturday ​May 4, 2019

​​Braceville- Village Office parking lot, corner of Mitchell & Rt. 53 (Historic Route 66), for collecting your commemorative giveaway. Baked goods by the United Methodist Church, Junk-in-the-Trunk Sale, Mazonia State Park, Historical display by Alice Creech, lunch at the Wicked Cricket on Rt. 53. More Info Contact: 815-237-8655

Gardner- Meet & Greet with the Mayor at Two-Cell Jail for the commemorative giveaway.  Gardner Lions serving root beer floats in the Diner Car, Gardner Archives open at the Village Hall. Scapegoats Car Show 8-5 Depot Street parking lot, Church of Hope Rock-a-thon at the Gazebo, Spencer's Antiques & Resale open on Liberty Street. Every Buddies Pub & Grub on Depot Street serving the special of the day.  More  Info Contact: 815-237-2592. Remaining commemorative giveaways available at the Village Hall during normal business hours.
Dwight- The 7th annual Rt 66 Smoke Out BBQ contest & Springfest on Friday & Saturday at GABR Park. Over 40 teams competing in Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event. Food, entertainment, and fun for the kids. Meet the "Texaco Man" at the Rt 66 Historic Gas Station. Maps and brochures available to tour Barn Quilts, Dogs on Parade and historic sites. All Town Garage sales May 4-6. Get commemorative giveaway at Texaco Wecome Center, 417 W. Waupansie St. More info contact: 815-584-1830

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Odell- Historic 1932 Standard Oil Gas Station on Rt. 66, Historic Subway Souvenirs, Rt 66 Soda, nostalgia for sale. Pour Farmers Pub, 815-998-8556,
Rentz's Tap & Dining (reservations 815-998-2383)
More info contact: 815-988-2133 
Pontiac- Visit the Pontiac Community Art center, 209 W. Madison St., to pick up commemorative giveaway. 8am-5pm. Trunkin’ Treasure  Sale in downtown Pontiac and four fabulous Museums, Saturday 7pm Bells in Motion Concert at the Eagles Theater 319 N. Plum street, $10 individual, $20 family. Special pricing for RCC attendees who collect all 13, 2018 commemorative giveaways- $6 per person or $12 for family. For more info: 815-844-5847
Chenoa- Cruise-in sponsored by Midwest Real Street Machines, a semi-show, flea market, inflatables for children, food, and live music. The Chenoa Woman's Club has town-wide garage salws on Friday & Sturday. Pick up commemorative giveaway at the booth in front of the vendor tent on the street.

Any leftovers will be available at the Cheoa Pharmacy. 
More Info Contact: 815-945-7779

Lexington- Lexington’s activities will be located on Main Street, downtown Lexington. Live music, family activities, vendors, food, petting zoo and vintage car/truck display. More Info Contact: 309-365-3331
Towanda- A Rt 66 car show and DJ, noon-4pm., Pinup contest 2pm., vendor market along old 66 from 8am-5pm. Tour the Historic Duncan Manor and enjoy local vendors, live music, food and a cash bar 9am-4pm. Commemorative giveaway will be available at the RCC booth on Rt. 66, pickup at Kicks on 66 Bar & Grill after the festival. More info contact: 309-340-4491