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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival
Date & Time
Saturday, May 4, 2024
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Downtown Bloomington, Downtown Bloomington, IL
Experience the Excitement of Downtown Bloomington’s Red Carpet Corridor Festival!

Mark your calendars for May 4th because downtown Bloomington is gearing up for an unforgettable day packed with fun entertainment! As part of the renowned Red Carpet Corridor Festival, this event promises a delightful fusion of culture, arts, music, and cuisine, making it an occasion not to be missed.


Stop at Ryburn Place at Sprague’s Super Service, 305 Pine St., for a photo op in front of the replica gas pumps. This 1930s gas station is a restored Tudor- style building.  Pick up the giveaway for Normal here. Bloomington’s giveaway can be picked up here on Sunday. Enjoy Uptown Normal’s restaurants, Children’s Discovery Museum and shopping just minutes away.


-Kick off your day with a visit to the Downtown Bloomington Farmers Market, open from 7 am to noon. Browse through a diverse array of fresh produce, artisanal goods, and local treats while soaking in the beauty of Downtown Bloomington.

-Continue your stay by exploring the captivating art galleries nestled in downtown Bloomington. Immerse yourself in the creativity of local artists and discover unique treasures to adorn your home. Route 66 Art Trail

-But the excitement doesn’t stop there! Dive into the heart of downtown Bloomington’s vibrant scene as shops and restaurants open their doors to welcome visitors with open arms. Whether you’re hunting for vintage finds, indulging in delectable cuisine, or simply soaking in the lively ambiance, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

-And let’s not forget the fantastic giveaways! Normal’s Exclusive giveaway will be at Ryburns Place at Sprague’s Super Service both Saturday and Sunday. Bloomington’s exclusive giveaway will be at the Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitor Center on Saturday, and you will be able to receive Bloomington’s Sunday giveaway at Ryburns Place at Sprague’s Super Service.

-As the sun begins to set, prepare to elevate your experience with an evening of food, drinks and live entertainment. From 5 pm onwards, tantalize your taste buds with a mouthwatering selection from food trucks and an outdoor bar while grooving to the beats spun by a talented DJ, who will be serving up classic Route 66 hits.

-The pinnacle of the evening arrives at 6 pm with a captivating outdoor concert featuring the incredible Matthew Curry as part of Saturdays on the Square. Get ready to dance the night away under the stars as Curry’s electrifying performance fills the air with infectious energy and fun dance music.

So, gather your friends and family, and join us on May 4th for a celebration like no other at Downtown Bloomington’s Red Carpet Corridor Festival. It’s a day filled with laughter, exploration, and the magic of community, all set against the backdrop of one of Illinois’ most iconic landmarks, Route 66. See you there!



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