Lincoln's Festival on Route 66


Mark your calendar for 2019 —July 19-21

Plan your family reunions for our Celebration!

Event Planning currently underway for 2019

We will celebrate our local ties to Abraham Lincoln – and historic Route 66!  Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66 offers three days of programs, most of them free.

Activities include theatrical and living-history performances, a car show, a Civil War encampment and battle reenactments, a historic bike show, Lincoln-themed films, concerts, presentations by distinguished scholars, and exhibitions of rare Lincoln and Route 66 artifacts and memorabilia.

Of course, Mr. Lincoln will again be present throughout the festival sharing his experiences as an attorney traveling the Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit with his Bloomington friends, and for your selfies! 

If you've never before attended Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66, you'll find it to be a lively, entertaining, informative, and memorable event for every member of the family. 

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We are honored to have earned the following designations:
2018 Looking for Lincoln Signature Event

2018 Illinois Route 66 Red, White and Blue Corridor Signature Event

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Laughter is the joyous universal evergreen of life.
— Abraham Lincoln

Most events and activities are free!



Bloomington - Normal, Illinois

Bloomington - Normal is located in the heart of Central Illinois on the old Route 66 at the intersection of I-55, I-74, I-39 and Route 9.  The Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) offers daily flights into and out of the community and Amtrak trains arrive and depart from the Uptown Normal station on a daily schedule.  Those traveling from out of town who wish to stay overnight have a wide range of lodging and dining choices.  (Visit the BN Convention & Visitors Travel Page for details and coupons.)

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Businesses & Individuals

We are honored and grateful for the wide range of support we receive from organizations, businesses and individuals throughout the Bloomington-Normal area.  A number of our supporters and sponsors have been with us since the festival's inception in 2009.  We are pleased to report, however, that our list of sponsors continues to grow annually.  Below are some of our key supporters.  See the full list of our supports and sponsors.



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