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Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival, May 4-5th, 2024

Cruisin’ the Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor: A Weekend Adventure

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through time and culture? Mark your calendars for May 4th and 5th, 2024, as the historic Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor event sweeps through our area, promising a blend of nostalgia, gastronomy, and community fun. Let’s delve into the exciting itinerary awaiting you at each stop along this iconic route!

Chenoa: The Crossroads of Opportunity


Stop in Chenoa, the Crossroads of Opportunity, located at Route 66 and Route 24. Weave through town and pass the Matthew T. Scott House listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Shop at the all-town garage sales and a big vendor event: Chenoa superior shopping event! Enjoy historic architecture downtown and stop by Chenoa Pharmacy, with original 1889 floors and cabinetry. Giveaway will be uptown near the Chenoa Pharmacy. ​

For more information, visit Popular Events | Chenoa, IL (

Lexington: Bourbon, Beer & BBQ Extravaganza


Next stop: Lexington, where Main Street transforms into a haven for bourbon, beer, and BBQ enthusiasts. Indulge your taste buds in a culinary adventure as local car clubs and selected vendors cater to your cravings. Explore the vibrant restaurant scene and discover hidden gems in boutique shopping.

Immerse yourself in the local culture with live music, family activities, and photo opportunities galore. Take a stroll down Memory Lane, snap a pic with the Lexington neon sign, and visit historical landmarks like Patton Cabin and VanDolah Castle. And for a truly unique experience, hop aboard the Illini Pub Cycle for a pedal-powered bar tour through town! Giveaways will be available at City Hall.

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Normal: A Snapshot of History

Continue your journey to Normal, where Ryburn Place at Sprague’s Super Service awaits with its picturesque replica gas pumps. Capture a moment in time against the backdrop of this meticulously restored 1930s gas station. Don’t forget to snag your giveaway here before heading off to explore Uptown Normal’s culinary delights and family-friendly attractions. Pick up the giveaway for Normal here. Bloomington’s giveaway can be picked up here on Sunday.

Bloomington: Saturday on the Square

Conclude your adventure in Downtown Bloomington, where a Saturday on the Square awaits with the Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival. Starting at 5 pm, groove to the nostalgic tunes and happening later in the evening, the main event of Matthew Curry.  Tantalize your taste buds with food truck delights, and sip on refreshing beverages from the outdoor bar.

And remember, the fun doesn’t stop there!  Check out the Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market season opener happening Saturday morning and explore the Art Trail on Route 66, downtown Bloomington restaurants and shopping. Be sure to grab your giveaway on Saturday at the Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitor Center and on Sunday at Ryburn’s Place in Normal.

Join the Journey

Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or simply seeking a weekend of family-friendly fun, the Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor event has something for everyone. Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and join us for a memorable weekend celebrating the rich heritage and vibrant communities along Route 66.

For more information, visit ​ ROUTE 66 RED CARPET CORRIDOR FESTIVAL – May 4 & 5, 2024 – Bloomington-Normal, Illinois ( or call 800-433-8226 or go to Events (


Don’t miss out on this epic adventure down America’s most legendary highway!

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