Red Carpet Corridor Fest to promote Illinois' Route 66 from Joliet to Towanda (One of the best stretches of the old road in my opinion.) Towanda is just north of Bloomington Normal whose lack of involvement is indicative of those two cities' neglect of their 66 heritage.
This year's celebration takes place from May 4-5 and we are seriously considering going on it. We've been on one other one and had a great time.
The celebration is the brainchild of Pontiac's Betty Estes who organized it and ran the first one back in 2006. I was fortunate enough to meet her and her husband Dal on several occasions. He was a major mover in the city's War Museum.
Every town along the stretch of 66 has things going on. Check out the website.
Illinois, One Great Stretch of the Mother Road. --RoadDog