From the March 30, 2016, Springfield (Missouri) News Leader "City releases Birthplace of Route 66 Festival details."
A video accompanied the article. This year will be the 6th annual festival. Last year 23,000 attended. This year it will be August 12-14.
Friday: Parade and concert by Rhonda Vincent and Asleep at the Wheel.
Saturday: Run/Walk. 66 Poker Run on original Route 66 pavement, Classic Car Show at Best Western Rail Haven Motel, Springfield Cardinals baseball game, concert by Marshall Tucker Band.
The 2014 crowd had 4,000. They are expecting 30,000 this year.