Route 66 Festival & Car Show in Branson, MO

Park Central Square Springfield, MO 65806
The Route 66 Festival & Car Show is held annually in Springfield, MO just a short drive from everything that is awesome and exciting about Branson. The event features an awesome car show, a festival filled with music, food, fun, and activities for the whole family, a vendor area, a motorcycle show, a parade, an exhibit hall featuring items and displays showcasing the history of the “mother of all roads”, and a 6.6K Run (walkers and stroller-walker participants welcome).

The event takes place over the second-weekend of August and starts on Friday morning and continues into Saturday evening. The event is organized by the Route 66 Association of Missouri and is Sponsored by the Springfield Downtown Association, and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and visitor’s bureau. There is live music, great food, and lots of activities over the course of the two days and the event is held rain or shine. Located nearby the festival area are lots of great shops, eateries, and other attractions to enjoy while getting out of the heat and resting for a bit. Favorites include The Old Glass Place and Gillioz Movie Theater, which shows route 66 themed movies such as Disney’s Cars during the festival.

Admission to the Route 66 Festival & Car Show is free to all, and that includes all of the car/motorcycle shows, the run, the event activities, and all of the live music performances. Parking is located within a short walk of Park Central Square. Please, no large bags, purses, or coolers at the event, small satchels, purse, and backpacks are welcome but will be subject to security inspection. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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  • September 9, 2019 - September 10, 2019

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