There will never be enough celebrations for the iconic Route 66.  Amarillo, Texas is lucky to be a part of this historic piece of US history.   Getting your kicks on Route 66 is a worldwide phenomenon and we're excited to get to celebrate once again.

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Last year's festival was so much fun that it's back again for 2024.

The Texas Route 66 Festival is June 6 - 15

Route 66 Festival
Route 66 Festival

The Texas Route 66 Festival is a part of the celebrations leading up to the Centennial Celebration (100 years) of Route 66 in 2026.  We don't want just 1 year of celebration we want 3!   The festival began in 2023 with 10 full days of celebration. There's always a reason to celebrate Route 66.

Festivities for this year include:

Thursday, June 6th

Coors Ranch Rodeo Kick-Off (rodeo is June 6-8)

Friday, June 7th

First Thursday Art Walk - Arts in the Sunset

Celebrity Fast Draw Shoot Out - TBD

Saturday, June 8th

Michael J Rivera/TSM
Michael J Rivera/TSM

Coors Cowboy Club Cattle Drive - Downtown Amarillo

Rt 66 Motor Tour Car Show,12-4p, Adrian, Tx

Sunday, June 9th

Low Rider Cruise and Cook Out 6-7:30p

Monday, June 10th

Film Society Screening

Tuesday, June 11th

June Jazz 7-9 pm

Wednesday, June 12th

Tx 66 East Bus Tours 8:30-5 pm

Cactus Rose Taphouse Soiree, McClean, 6-8 pm

High Noon on the Square 12-1

Thursday, June 13th

Tx 66 West Bus Tours 8:30-5 pm

Tx Rouet 66 Visitor Center Celebration 6-8p

If you missed out on the festivities last year, then this year's celebration is going to be amazing. Everyone enjoys a good nostalgic celebration, especially when it's about Route 66. Amarillo has a rich history when it comes to our portion of this famous stretch of road, and it's definitely worth checking out.

Cool, Historic And Weird Things Along Route 66 In Texas

Some of the odd stuff you'll find along Route 66 where it goes through Texas.

Gallery Credit: Dubba G

LOOK: Route 66’s quirkiest and most wonderful attractions state by state

Stacker compiled a list of 50 attractions--state by state--to see along the drive, drawing on information from historic sites, news stories, Roadside America, and the National Park Service. Keep reading to discover where travelers can get their kicks on Route 66.

Gallery Credit: Kery Wiginton

LOOK: Coors Ranch Rodeo Cattle Drive in Downtown Amarillo (2022)

The Coors Ranch Rodeo Cattle Drive is a time honored tradition in Amarillo. It starts at 10th and Polk and goes all the way down to the entrance of the Tri-State Fairgrounds.

Take a look at this year's big day!

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark