Get your kicks by taking a trip down the Mother Road through Springfield, Missouri with the City of Springfield at the Route 66 Festival.
Experience the new Route 66 Food Truck Park on St. Louis Street, just west of the Rail Haven Motel on Glenstone.
Step back in time at the History Museum on the Square. Explore eight interactive galleries, including the popular Birthplace of Route 66 permanent exhibit. Don’t miss Order Up! The Restaurants of Route 66, on temporary exhibit from August 3 through November 6, 2022.
Pay a visit to the Route 66 Car Museum at College Street and Kansas Expressway. Owner Guy Mace has assembled an incredible collection and it’s available throughout the year in your own backyard.
Check out the public art along Route 66. This includes fun 1950s neon, Springfield SculptureWalk through downtown, and a new sculpture that will be added on College Street in early fall.
Live music is a big part of the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival every year. This year, all musical acts are FREE! Enjoy the music of many of the area’s top performing acts on the Chevy Dealers of the Ozarks/KY3 Stage in Park Central Square. The Aaron Sachs stage, located at McDaniel St. and Jefferson Ave., will feature local and regional acts. Confirmed acts thus far are listed in the schedule below.
The 3-day music festival in Motorcycle Village will feature:
Thursday Night: Rockin’ the Route headline act – Emerald City Band
Friday Night: Sixwire with special guest Tommy DeCarlo
Chiefs Champions Tour
The Kansas City Chiefs Champions Tour provides fans the opportunity to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVII victory. This marks the first time in franchise history that the Chiefs have hosted a tour that invites members of Chiefs Kingdom to celebrate one of the club’s Super Bowl victories.
“We are excited to bring the Kansas City Chiefs Champions Tour to Springfield and the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival,” said Mayor McClure. “Without a doubt, the Springfield region is Chiefs Kingdom!”
Mayor McClure has encouraged everyone to remember to wear red to support our team.
Champions Tour Public Events
4-6 p.m. – Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis | Rally featuring the club’s Super Bowl LVII Lombardi Trophy as the main attraction. In addition to the trophy, the event includes an appearance by the “Kingdom Cruiser” bus, appearances by Chiefs Cheerleaders, the Rumble drumline, as well as KC Wolf, and more!
6 p.m. – Parade Route: Grant to Jefferson | The bus and entourage will join a portion of the Birthplace of Route 66 Parade. The “Kingdom Cruiser,” cheerleaders, drumline, and KC Wolf will all feature prominently in this festive procession of classic cars and motorcycles.
7 p.m. – Aaron Sachs Stage, Motorcycle Village | Cheerleaders and drumline will perform once again on the Aaron Sachs Stage.