Downtown Springfield Association
Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

August, 10 2018 - August 11, 2018 | All Day

Park Central Square Springfield, MO 65806


More than 50,000 Route 66 revelers came to downtown Springfield last year for the 7th annual festival celebrating Springfield, Missouri as the Birthplace of Route 66.

Festival organizers Aaron Sachs & Associates, Ozarks on Two Wheels, KY3/KSPR and the City of Springfield hope to top that number in 2018 with an all-free musical act lineup that includes favorite Branson acts on the KY3/KSPR stage in Park Central Square and regional favorites Lyal Strickland, Mark Chapman, Blue Plate Special, Makenna & Brock, Laura Ashley, the Mixtapes, Machine Gun Symphony, Dirty Saints and Dr. Zhivegas, Justice Adams, Papa Green Shoes and The Hurricanes on the Aaron Sachs Stage in Motorcycle Village.

Returning to the festival this year is the Open Road Girl Rally, the Authors, Artists, Collectors & Associations expo at The Old Glass Place, Vendor Village, the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Parade and the 6.6K Run/3.3K Walk. Motorcycle Village on the east side of the festival footprint will again be in full swing with live music, the Harley-Davidson Demo Truck, live stunt shows, the Gypsy Tour Poker Run and other motorcycle-geared entertainment and vendors.

Volunteers needed

The festival is currently looking for volunteers to assist August 10-11. As a thank you, all volunteers will receive one free event t-shirt. Here is the volunteer application form.

The deadline to volunteer is July 31. Volunteers will receive a confirmation email with their assigned shift and detailed instructions on August 3. Call 417-831-6200 or email at with any questions.