The City of Edwardsville is gearing up for a revved-up Route 66 Festival as the annual event prepares to mark its 25th anniversary in June. With thousands of people expected to take part in the festivities, the Parks and Recreation Department is seeking sponsors and vendors to participate.
This community tradition is set to take place Saturday, June 10, at City Park in downtown Edwardsville. It will feature live music, a classic car cruise and show, food and market vendors, exhibits, a 10K run/walk, a petting zoo, trolley tours, family zone with inflatables, a caricature artist and face painting, and much more.
“Whether you are a fan of classic cars, live music or summer festivals in general, the Route 66 event has something for people of all ages,” said Grace Pellock, the Parks and Recreation Department’s special events and marketing coordinator. “We’re especially grateful for the support of our community partners who help us put on these fabulous events.”
The City is seeking local businesses to get involved as sponsors. The sponsor deadline is Friday, May 12.
There are five sponsorship levels, which offer various opportunities for company promotion or participation. Those levels are:
- The Fastback – $250
- The Roadster – $500
- The Hot Rod – $850
- The Muscle Car – $2,500
- The Mother Road – $4,000
There is still time to sign up as a food or market vendor, too, but the Friday, May 12, deadline is approaching.
For details about requirements and costs to be a vendor or to discuss sponsor benefits, call (618) 692-7538.
Edwardsville, Ill., is located on historic Route 66, which spans 2,448 miles across the U.S. You can find more information about the Route 66 Festival and Edwardsville’s Route 66 history by visiting www.edwardsvilleroute66.com.
You can also find the Edwardsville Route 66 Festival on Facebook (@EdwardsvilleRouteSixtySix). For information about other Route 66 sites and events, visit www.cityofedwardsville.com/route66.