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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Red Carpet Corridor Festival on Illinois Route 66

The 13 communities situated along historic Route 66 between Joliet and Towanda, Illinois, will celebrate the 8th year of their Red Carpet Corridor Festival on May 3 and 4.

Each of the towns along the highway will offer its unique schedule of events related to Route 66 history. There will be car and motorcycle shows, live entertainers, art displays, lots of food, games, fun runs, cook-offs, and retail events.

Many communities will have yard sales, garage sales, and flea markets to satisfy the shopping needs of most people. To assist festival-goers in finding the best shopping bargains, the Red Carpet Corridor committee has partnered with Kicks on 66 Sale. Kicks on 66 Sale is a multi-municipal destination shopping event which will run concurrently with the Red Carpet Corridor Festival along the 90-mile corridor of Route 66 that runs from Joliet to Towanda.

As is traditional with the Red Carpet Corridor Festival, this year the festival will offer travelers a special collectible souvenir just for making the entire festival journey. A free postcard collection is this year's collectible. Each of the 13 communities will design a postcard that exemplifies some aspect of their history or Route 66 heritage. Visitors can gather a complete set of the 13 postcards only by visiting each of the 13 communities. Quantities of the cards are limited, so festival travelers are encouraged to start their 90-mile exploration of the Red Carpet Corridor event early.  

For additional information on the Red Carpet Corridor Festival, the postcard pick up point in each town, or on Kicks on 66 Sale, contact the Pontiac Office of Tourism (815) 844-5847.  

For more information about top events in Illinois take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Illinois