Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5
Celebrate Historic Route 66
The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge has a rich history as part of the beloved Route 66 Highway. The 2011 Route 66 Festival at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge celebrates this rich heritage and will take visitors back to the glory days by celebrating classic cars, music, and history. Both festival days will feature live music and entertainment, Route 66-themed products, refreshments and activities, and a chance to learn about the rich history of the ‘Mother Road.’
Schedule of Events:
Saturday, June 4
Festival Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Classic Car Cruise
Don’t miss your chance to cruise on the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge! We’ll line the bridge with classic cars and award prizes including the Mayor’s Award and People’s Choice.
Cost to Cruise:
$15 before Friday, May 27
$20 after May 27
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10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Classic vehicle registration and set up (drive onto bridge from Illinois side).
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Classic Car Cruise on the bridge
3:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
4:00 p.m. – Parade of Cars (exit on Missouri side)
The festival music and food lasts until 6:00 p.m. so stick around and enjoy the atmosphere!
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Live Music, Entertainment and Food
Nancy Kranzberg & The Second Half (12PM – 1PM)
Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers (1:30PM – 2:45PM)
The Jeremiah Johnson Band with The Sliders (3:15PM – 3:45PM & 4:15PM – 5:30PM)
Sunday, June 5
Festival Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Live Music, Entertainment and Food
Lucky Old Sons (12PM – 3PM)
Bridge Birthday Bash and Bicycle Ride
Celebrate the 82nd birthday of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge and National Trails Day with a scenic ride in Madison County, IL. Return to the Bridge for the Birthday Bash, part of the Route 66 Festival, featuring brews, blues, cake and ice cream too (while supplies last). The festival music and food lasts until 3:00 p.m. so stick around and enjoy the atmosphere.
Registration: 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Start: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge (Missouri entrance)
10950 Riverview Drive, St. Louis, MO 63137
Route: 21, 42 or 56 miles
Terrain: Flat to rolling, no big hills
Fees: $8 Member, $13 Non-member, $3 Child
Bike Shop Sponsor: REI
Free parking is available at the Illinois bridge entrance. Parking at the Missouri bridge entrance costs $5 on Saturday (free on Sunday).
Sponsors and partners to date include:
The Confluence Partnership
City of Madison
City of St. Louis
Great Rivers Greenway
Grossman Iron and Steel
The Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway
Missouri Arts Council
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Polsinelli Shughart PC
Regional Arts Commission
Route 66 Association of Missouri
St. Louis Brewery and Schlafly Beer
St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU
Southwestern Illinois Resource Conservation & Development
Tri City Port District.