2018 Blue Carpet Corridor Schedule of Activities
Pick up your FREE souvenir passport at any of the Passport Stops in our 14 communities!
Get each of the 14 unique stamps from Auburn to Collinsville!
Passport Validation Times: Sat. 8-5 and Sun. 10-3
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Passport Stop Sat. 8-5, Sun. 10-3 Double-decker Bandstand on the Square at 110 N. 5th St.
Car Cruise both days around Square
Food/refreshments available at several Auburn businesses
Two Passport Stops (1) Sat. 6 am-8 pm, Sun. 6 am-8 pm Showtime Family Fun Center
1515 N. Springfield St.
(2) Sat. only 9-2 Silvernick's, on the Square at 231 W. Jackson St.
Passport Stop Sat. 8-5, Sun. 10-3 - Doc's Soda Fountain, on the Square at 133 S. 2nd St.
Passport Stop Sat. 8-5, Sun. 10-3 - Northwest side of Square on Route 66
Scavenger hunt with rewards/incentives for people of all ages
Free brochures on “Historic Carlinville” and “Walking Tour of Carlinville”
Passport Stop Sat. 8-5, Sun. 10-3 – Illinois Coal Museum, 121 S. Macoupin St.
Three Passport Stops (1) Sat. 8-2 Main & Elm St.
- Sat. after 2 pm Boy Scout Building, Duda Dr. and N. Elm St. (one block north of Main)
Staunton Route 66 Festival Sat. 10-8 with Elbon Shrine Club Wing Cook Off,
food, beer, games, live music, arts & crafts, fun for all ages
10 am – 2 pm – Touch-A-Truck with BIG trucks lining Main Street – climb, touch, check out
10 am – 2 pm – Kids' Zone – Duda Park – with BIG games sponsored by the Clergy Association and Crafts & Art sponsored by the MAC
Entertainment all day: Big Papa G Entertainment (10-5);
Ainad Drum & Bugle Corps (1-2); Bistro Band (5-8)
Passport Stop Sat. 8-5, Sun. 10-3 – 8767 IL-4 south of Staunton
Souvenir t-shirts and glasses available for sale
Live music by The Route 66 Band from Joliet IL Sat. 1-5 pm
Passport Stop Sat. 8-5, Sun. 10-3 – Weezy's Route 66 Bar and Grill, 108 S. Old Route 66
Creekside with Don and Jan live podcast Sat. beginning at 10:00 am from Weezy's
Passport Stop Sat. 8-5, Sun. 10-3 – in front of Afterwords Books, 441 W. Vandalia St.
Local Author Fair Sat. – in front of Afterwords Books (with authors of multiple genres
Sela Carsen, Vince Churchill, Elizabeth Donald, April Floyd, Jim D. Gillentine,
Cheryl Eichar Jett, Diane Schrader, Charles Schwend, John Smith selling and signing books)
21st Annual Route 66 Festival – Sat. 8 am-midnight – City Park on Route 66 – Live music, food, vendors, artists, children's activities, car show/cruise
8 am – Metro Miles 10k Run, Trailnet Route 66 Bicycle Ride
10 am – Post race awards ceremony, vendors open, Historic tents/displays open
1 pm – Trolley tours begin on the ½ hour (last tour at 4:30), Infinite Limit performs
1:30 pm – Mellow D's performs
3 pm – Cars begin assembling at Cassens Transport parking lot
4 pm – Car show begins, Trophy Mules performs
6:30 pm – Jonathan Braddy Band performs, Car Cruise begins (will pass City Park)
9:30 pm – Johnny Holzum & Well Hungarians performs
Passport Stop Sat. 8-5, Sun. 10-3 – Glen Carbon Heritage Museum, 124 School Street
Free souvenir commemorative Illinois Bicentennial wooden nickels
Sat.-Sun. 9-4 Museum Tours, take a Selfie at the Selfie Station with Route 66 sign
Sat. 1-4 – George Portz and his Friends of Bluegrass Band at the Museum Pavilion
Two Passport Stops (1) Sat. 10-3 – Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center, 334 Historic Old Route 66 North
Creekside with Don and Jan live podcast Sat. beginning at 1:00 pm from the Litchfield Museum
(2) Sat. 4-9 pm, Sun. 11-8 Ariston Cafe, 413 N. Old Route 66
Passport Stop Sat. 8-5, Sun. 10-3 – Soulsby Station, 201 South Old Route 66
Passport Stop Sat. 8-5, Sun. 10-3 – Troy Times-Tribune, 201 E. Market St.
The staff of the Troy Times-Tribune will be on hand with souvenirs, refreshments, and answers
to any questions you might have about local hot spots, attractions, and commerce.
Free souvenir dash plaques/magnets and copies of American Road magazine
Troy Historical Society with historical handouts
Three Passport Stops (1) Sat. 8-5, Sun. 8-3 - World's Largest Catsup Bottle, 800 S. Morrison Ave.
Photo Op, Souvenirs, Games, Ketchup Tasting Booth
- Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-3 Historic Miner's Theatre 204 W. Main St.
(3) Sat. 8-3 - D.D. Collins House, 703 W. Main St.
Tour this fully restored Greek Revival home built in 1845
ALSO HAPPENING SAT. JUNE 9TH:
Movies on Main, 229 W. Main St., Showing: Despicable Me 3, Movie starts at Dusk
Collinsville Historical Museum, 204 W. Main St., Open for Tours 10-2
Willoughby Farm, 31 Willoughby Ln., Open for Exploration 9-4
Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site, 30 Ramey St., Open for Exploration 9-1