The organizers of next year’s Route 66 Road Fest in Tulsa and Oklahoma City last week released this well-produced video that probably will prove enticing even if you’re not planning to go to those Oklahoma events.
The video not only touts the forthcoming features of the festivals but also the numerous landmarks along Route 66 itself in the Sooner State:
Route 66 Road Fest, organized by AAA Oklahoma, will take place on June 18-19 at Bennett Event Center in Oklahoma City and on June 25-26 at Expo Square in Tulsa.
The festival, originally scheduled for summer 2021, was postponed in February due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both events will feature immersive historical journeys through the decades, allowing visitors to travel through time from the 1920s to futuristic visions of the Great American Road Trip. It also includes food, games, live music, RVs, motorcycles and a variety of cars.
Proceeds from the festival are slated be used to help fund the Route 66 Revival Fund to pay for signage, beautification, walkability, street lighting, bike lanes, historical markers, restrooms, and other amenities along Oklahoma’s Route 66. The Revival’s website also states it could help support the preservation of the original route and encourage new businesses, such as motels, shops, diners and other roadside stops and attractions.
(Image of the festival logo and Pony Bridge near Bridgeport, Oklahoma, via AAA Oklahoma on Facebook)