Route 66 Event to be held in Kingman

In Route 66 by Martin Garfinkel

This is one of Roadside Gallery's fine art photographs of the "Garcia's Cafe" neon sign in Albuquerque, New Mexico along Route 66. Garcia's neon sign is legendary, as far as Albuquerque Route 66 signs go.

This is one of Roadside Gallery’s fine art photographs of the “Garcia’s Cafe” neon sign in Albuquerque, New Mexico along Route 66.

The Best of the West Route 66 Festival will be held in Kingman, Arizona September 25-27 this year. Because the International Route 66 Festival was so successful last year, officials in Kingman decided to make it an annual event.

When the city hosted the International Route 66 Festival in 2014, it drew 8,000 people to the area coming from 32 states and 24 countries.

According to the Kingman Miner, “There is so much cooperation and collaboration this year,” said Dora Manley, who once again will serve as the event’s primary coordinator. “I feel really good about it, because we get to give Americans and our European visitors what they like best about the West.”

 

 

 

 

The festival will include:

  • Cars shows
  • A parade (Sponsored by the Kingsmen)
  • A rodeo (Sponsored by the Kingsmen)
  • The Sandbox group is creating works of art that will be part of the Route 66 easement. They can be ordered at brickareus.com.
  • Musical entertainment
  • 100 Club Dinner

The festival will be held in Locomotive Park. Other events during the festival are still being planned out. For more information about the festival please visit http://kdminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=65200