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Historic Route 66

2014 International Route 66 Festival

Thank you to all who helped make the Festival a success!

April to October - Chillin‘ on Beale Street

Kingman was honored to host the 2014 Festival in August. We received much positive feedback from Festival attendees.

At this time, there is not a 2015 Festival planned. Contact the National Route 66 Federation for more information on future activities along the route.
  • TNT west facing The Bob Waldmire Art Gallery will be on display at the TNT Auto Center (535 E. Andy Devine Ave) showroom.  The late Bob Waldmire, represented by his brother Buz Waldmire, will be formally recognized with an induction into The Route 66 Walk of Fame near his famous Route 66 Mural at TNT Auto Center. Waldmire’s artwork will remain on display Thursday through Saturday.
    Thursday & Friday 8:00am until 5:00pm and Saturday 8:00am until 3:00pm.

  • The Kingman Railroad Museum will present a Model Railroad Exposition during the International Route 66 Festival. Several displays will be featured of early and current railroad paraphernalia and the History of Rail Travel in America. Open 9am - 8pm daily.

  • The Artists, Authors & Collectors Exhibition will be on display at Beale Celebrations (4th & Beale Streets) in Downtown Kingman.

  • The Cine 66 Film Festival will be at the Historic Elk’s Lodge Building (corner of Oak St. & 4th St.) in Downtown Kingman.
    Starts at 9:00am each day until the last film is shown, about 10:00pm. The last film shows at 10:30pm on Saturday with the movie “Go West”.

  • Speakers Series at the Mohave County Supervisor's Board Room Friday and Saturday (more information to come)

  • Distiller’s Choice Barrel Tasting at Desert Diamond Distillery. Patrons will attend an exclusive barrel tasting with the master distiller, who will choose up to five barrels for you to taste. While tasting, your guide will educate you on the barrels, the aging process, and what is happening in the distillery barrel room and why. This barrel tasting will include a featured cocktail, as well as h’ordeuvres. Prepare for a delicious educational experience inside our barrel room, and enjoy some of the angel’s share!

  • The Powerhouse Historic Electric Vehicle Symposium will be on display at the Kingman Visitor Center (120 W. Andy Devine Ave.) in Downtown Kingman.

  • Legends of the Road: “The 66 Kid”: An art show, featuring maps and artwork from Bob Boze Bell’s new book “The 66 Kid” will be on display at the Route 66 Museum located inside the Kingman Visitor Center (120 W. Andy Devine Ave.) in Downtown Kingman. The show will be ongoing will during the International Route 66 Festival.
    Thursday: Bob Boze Bell will be signing copies of his latest book, The 66 Kid, at the Kingman Visitor Center (120 W. Andy Devine Ave.)in Kingman. He’ll be there from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
    Friday: Bob will be at the Mohave Museum of History & Arts (400 W. Beale St.) in Kingman. He’ll be there from 2:00pm until 4:00pm.

  • Route 66 Fest Golf Tournament - In conjunction with the International Route 66 Festival, Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course is hosting a 3-day Route 66 event. Entry fee is $50 per person which includes 18 holes of golf with cart. Also Gross and Net Skins for each day with pay outs the following day. To qualify for the Net Skins the player must have a verifiable handicap.

 

5pm
The Walk of Fame “Bricks on 66” Dedication
will be presented at Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner (105 W Andy Devine Ave.) in Downtown Kingman. The presentation will be at 5:00pm.

7pm – 9pm
Kickstart the International Route 66 Festival with a concert with by “Garlan Hackney and Driftback!” Sponsored by Chicago Title. Thursday evening at Locomotive Park (120 W. Beale St.) in Historic Downtown Kingman.

Stetson Winery & Event Center

11am – 6pm
The Artists, Authors & Collectors Exhibition
will be on display at Beale Celebrations (4th & Beale Streets) in Downtown Kingman.

11am - 7pm
Stetson Winery’s Grape Stomp
- In conjunction with the International Route 66 Festival, Stetson Winery is celebrating with their “1St Annual Grape Stomp”. Free Admission, wine tasting all day, live music, food and don’t forget about GRAPE STOMPING from 2:00pm until 6:00pm!

1pm - 2pm
Our Time, Our History Arizona Kicks on Route 66
featuring Marshall Shore presented by Sounds of Kingman at the Mohave Museum of History & Arts. Free to the public, brought to you in cooperation with AZ Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

2pm – 4pm
Thursday
: Bob Boze Bell will be signing copies of his latest book, The 66 Kid, at the Kingman Visitor Center (120 W. Andy Devine Ave.)in Kingman. He’ll be there from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Friday: Bob will be at the Mohave Museum of History & Arts (400 W. Beale St.) in Kingman. He’ll be there from 2:00pm until 4:00pm.

6pm
Sky Duey Memorial Roping
, Enjoy 2 evenings of steer roping at the Sky Duey Arena located at the Castle Rock Bar & Grille (3743 N. Hwy 93) in Golden Valley. The roping starts at 6:00pm both nights. Spectators are free to watch.

6pm
Free Public Concert with “The Road Crew”
. The Road Crew is an internationally known Nashville band that bills itself as the official musical ambassadors for Route 66. The Road Crew will be performing 2 concerts at Locomotive Park in Downtown Kingman. First performance will be Friday Evening starting at 6:00pm and the second Saturday evening at 8:00pm.

6pm – 8pm
An Evening with Anne Slanina.
Anne is the author of the beloved "Annie Mouse" series. Bring the entire family to the Mohave County Library-Kingman Branch and find out how Annie Mouse came to be and how each of the "adventures" unfolded. This multimedia presentation is part of the 2014 International Route 66 Festival.

8:30pm
Drive-in Movie at the Mohave County Fairgrounds featuring Despicable Me II. How can a town host have a Route 66 Festival and not have a Drive-in Movie!  The Mohave Country Fairgrounds is a kid-friendly venue with lots of parking space. The nearly full moon won’t rise until 10:45pm, and the Fairgrounds is situated in a low light pollution area, so viewing should be great all around.

Welcome to Kingman, Heart of Historic Route 66!7am - 9am
Pancake Breakfast at the Fairgrounds
, in conjunction with the International Route 66 Festival a Pancake breakfast will be served at the Mohave County Fairgrounds.

8am – 3pm
TNT Auto Center is center stage on Saturday hosting the VW Crossroads Car Show on Andy Devine Ave. (Route 66) between 4th and 6th Streets.  This highly anticipated event is one of the highlights of the festival with approximately 500 Volkswagens on display, food, a live broadcast, DJ Music, games and prizes.

8am
Kingman Disc Golf/66 Holes of Havoc
- In conjunction with the International Route 66 Festival. The Kingman Disc Golf Club presents “66 Holes of Havoc” with 3 rounds – 22 holes each. “Throw your disc on Route 66” and you could win a DISCatcher Pro-28, just one of many prizes.

9am – 5pm
Come up to the annual “Hualapai Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair” under the tall cool pines at the
Hualapai Mountain Resort (4525 Hualapai Mountain Rd.) in Kingman. Featuring handcrafted arts and crafts from the best artists around, food and cold beer will also be on hand.
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am until 5:00pm.

11am – 6pm
The Artists, Authors & Collectors Exhibition
will be on display at Beale Celebrations (4th & Beale Streets) in Downtown Kingman.

11am – 7pm
Stetson Winery’s Grape Stomp
- In conjunction with the International Route 66 Festival, Stetson Winery is celebrating with their “1St Annual Grape Stomp”. Free Admission, wine tasting all day, live music, food and don’t forget about GRAPE STOMPING from 2:00pm until 6:00pm!

1pm - 6pm
In Conjunction with the International Route 66 Festival. Cerbat Motosports presents a full day of Mud Drags/ Tuff Trucks/Scramble Cars/UTV’ at the Mohave County Fairgrounds (2600 Fairgrounds Blvd.) in Kingman.

4pm – 9pm
Clear out the VWs and make way for the classics, because Chillin’ On Beale Street is makin’ an exception for the International Route 66 Festival.  Enthusiasts and gearheads will be takin’ a Chill on Route 66 between 4th and 6th Streets from 4pm to 9pm.

5pm – 7pm
Sounds of Kingman Arizona Kicks on Route 66 Concert in the Park, a free concert featuring Garlin Hackney Band.

6pm
Sky Duey Memorial Roping,
Enjoy 2 evenings of steer roping at the Sky Duey Arena located at the Castle Rock Bar & Grille (3743 N. Hwy 93) in Golden Valley. The roping starts at 6:00pm both nights. Spectators are free to watch.
Also join in the fun afterwards Saturday Night with Live Music (Band TBA).

6:30pm - 11pm
Route 66 Sock Hop at the Mohave County Fairgrounds Free Admission and free parking!

7pm – 10pm
Reunion Concert at the newly restored Lee Williams H.S. Auditorium in Historic Downtown Kingman.

8:00pm - 9:30pm
Free Public Concert with “The Road Crew”
. The Road Crew is an internationally known Nashville band that bills itself as the official musical ambassadors for Route 66. The Road Crew will be performing 2 concerts at Locomotive Park in Downtown Kingman.

9am – 5pm
Come up to the annual “Hualapai Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair” under the tall cool pines at the Hualapai Mountain Resort (4525 Hualapai Mountain Rd.) in Kingman. Featuring handcrafted arts and crafts from the best artists around, food and cold beer will also be on hand. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am until 5:00pm.