2019 Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66

Join WJBC at Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66 in Downtown Bloomington – come celebrate our local ties to Abraham Lincoln and historic Route 66!

This three day festival happens on Friday, July 19th – Sunday, July 21st and offers programs for the entire family. Most of the programs are free to participate in.

Programs include theatrical and live-history performances, a Civil War encampment and battle reenactments, a historic bike show, a vintage baseball tournament (new this year!), presentations by distinguished historians, exhibitions of rare Lincoln and Route 66 artifacts, live music, children’s activities and more.

Mr. Abraham Lincoln will be present throughout the festival sharing his history and for pictures!

If you’ve never experiences Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66, join us this year for a lively, entertaining, informative and memorable event!

Find a full schedule of weekend events by CLICKING HERE.

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