June 2023 … 

Get your kicks at the Route 66 Festival


A celebration of the nation’s Mother Road will bring thousands through Oklahoma this summer during the Route 66 Festival. 

The annual festival will take place in downtown Vinita on June 16-17. A centerpiece of the Route 66 Festival, a car show featuring classic automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles will take place, and the car show is sponsored by the Craig County Cruisers, a local organization of classic car enthusiasts.  

A block party on Friday night gathers friends old and new together, with food trucks, children’s activities, and rockin’ music on site to feed all your senses. A carnival with rides and games also will be on site during the weekend, as well as food vendors and arts and crafts vendors. 

If full-sized cars aren’t your thing, try a smaller version with a remote-controlled car. The Steam Alley races will be available for remote-controlled car racers of all ages and skill levels. 

For more information on the Route 66 Festival, visit vinitaroute66festival.com. For information on the history of Route 66 itself, visit the National Historic Route 66 Federation at www.national66.org.

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A grand celebration of all things Route 66, the Route 66 Festival returns to Vinita, OK, June 16 and 17. (Image courtesy of vinitaroute66festival.com)