OKLAHOMA Town — A countrywide celebration to commemorate the 100th anniversary of U.S. 66 will start in Oklahoma with a weeklong street competition that AAA Oklahoma will kick off next June.
“Ever given that Tulsa’s Cyrus Avery assisted pioneer the U.S. highway method in the 1920s, the Mom Road has been intrinsically related to Oklahoma and its early background,” stated Jared Peterson, president, AAA Club Alliance Excellent Plains Region. “So, it is only fitting that Oklahoma will be very first in line to begin a nationwide celebration of the 2,400-mile highway’s 2026 Centennial.”
The AAA U.S. 66 Highway Fest occasion will extend from Tulsa to Oklahoma City and consist of communities all alongside the state’s 420-mile section of historic highway.
The Street Fest will start out in Tulsa’s River Spirit Expo at Expo Sq. June 18 and 19, then move to the Bennett Event Center on the OKC Fairgrounds June 25 and 26.
Equally events will feature immersive historic journeys by way of the a long time, letting people to journey via time from the 1920s to futuristic visions of the Great American Road Trip. No loved ones pleasant competition would be full without food, game titles, are living audio and far more. Of training course, there will also be RVs, bikes, and cars and trucks, heaps of autos, ranging from basic vehicles, and distant-controlled cars to automatic autos destine for the long term of mobility.
All through the celebration, Oklahoma communities will swing open their doorways to thousands of people touring the landmarks, museums and other web pages that distinguish the Mom Road from any other highway in the environment.
“With more miles of Route 66 than any other condition, Oklahoma just can’t wait to be part of AAA as it prepares to rejoice the Mom Road’s centennial,” stated Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell.
“The AAA Route 66 Street Fest will deliver a huge option to embrace the Wonderful American Street Trip, although getting benefit of almost everything our condition has to give. From special street stops like the Blue Whale, to colourful dining places and diners like the Rock Café. Oklahomans and vacationers from throughout the nation can effortlessly see why our state is the hub of The us, and the hub of Route 66,” Pinnell said.
The AAA Route 66 Highway Fest is getting endorsed by big stakeholders, such as the Nationwide Park Support, the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Section, Convention & Guests Bureaus in Tulsa and Oklahoma City as perfectly as a developing listing of automobile clubs, RV camper groups and motorcycle associations.
Proceeds from the celebration will be utilised to help fund the Route 66 Revival Fund, which AAA Oklahoma has set up via the Oklahoma Town Group Foundation to support enhancements. Funds from the fund will be applied to pay back for signage, beautification, walkability, road lights, bicycle lanes, historic markers, restrooms, and other facilities along Oklahoma’s stretch of Route 66.
Vendor booth areas will be accessible at equally event spots to provide Route 66 lovers an opportunity to interact the attendees throughout this weeklong competition. For more data, visit www.route66roadfest.com or contact Ronda Adkisson at [email protected]
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