Flagstaff, Arizona, has become one of many towns that have become permanently associated with the famous Route 66. Every year towns from its beginnings on the Pacific Ocean host some form of event or festival, and this town is no exception. Its Route 66 Days encourage participation and visitations from thousands, who come to honor the road, as well as see car shows and many other related events.
Dates: 09/07/2012 - 09/09/2012 update info
Time: 11:00:00 AM - 8:00:00 PM
Event Cost: varies
Venue: Flagstaff Route 66 Days in Flagstaff,AZ
Contact: Route 66 Car Club
Come join us in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona ~ the highest city on Historic Route 66 ~ for a weekend of fun, arts and crafts, fast cars and activities galore!!!
Take a trip down memory lane and celebrate the "Spirit of Route 66" in the cool pines of Arizona's High Country. Come on up and enjoy all the natural beauty Flagstaff has to offer.
- A weekend of events in mid September each year
- Over 300 cars can be seen in downtown flagstaff during the festival week
- The car show is a free event
Overview:Flagstaff's Route 66 Days are one of the largest, attracting not just tourists, but hundreds of classic cars that are seldom see elsewhere.
When: A weekend of events in mid September each year
Where: Cars can be seen in downtown flagstaff during the festival week
Fees: The car show is a free event
Details: Route 66 begins its journey on the West Coast, heading inland, encouraging visitors to take its historic route tours. Some come by car, others by whatever means of transport is available, but most head out on the open road to stop at the many annual events that honor its history.
Everyone who rolls into Flagstaff gets their kicks during a week in September. There is no charge as this town prides itself on hosting this historic festival by getting everyone involved in some way. As the route's highest location, it celebrates the road's passing, not only through its very heart, but through time and history.
At its annual car show, also free, some three hundred classic vehicles are displayed in crowded streets. Visitors look in awe at the cars that have made the route so famous. However, there is much more to this festival that cars. Just blocks away, musician impersonators, bands, arts and craft shows, children's entertainment and food galore draw in their own followers.
The route's official car club hosts the main car show. Participants are encouraged to park their classics in the town's historic center. The downtown is abuzz with pickups, custom cars, rods, trucks, street rods, sports cars, muscled cars, antiques and the real classics. Photographs and friendly chatter are always welcomed by the many private owners.