Red Carpet Corridor

2022 Festival Schedule:

Join us as we celebrate 80 miles of Route 66 through Illinois on Saturday, May 7, 2022 for the 15th Annual Red Carpet Corridor Festival! Each community will have their own events; here's what's happening in Pontiac:

Swinging Bridges Art Festival: Saturday, May 7

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fine Arts Vendor Show & Interactive Art Tables by GLCAC

10:00-10:45 AM Dave Herzog's Marionettes

11:00-11:30 AM Vermillion Valley Show Chorus

1:00-1:30 PM Vermillion Valley Show Chorus

1:00-2:00 PM GLCAC Young Artist Show and Competition Awards

2:00-4:00 PM She Said So

5:00-7:00 PM The Riker Maneuver

Sunday, May 8 

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Fine Arts Vender Show & Interactive Art Tables by GLCAC

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Kid Tent! Plant a succulent with Master Gardeners

12:00-2:00 PM John Kattke


Our giveaway item will be located at the Art Center (209 W. Madison St.)

Museums Open: All four of our museums will be open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Touch a Truck: Get an up close and personal look at a variety of large equipment. Time TBA.

Unique Travel Experience in the Corridor



Pontiac is a proud partner in the Red Carpet Corridor. The corridor is a 90-mile linear museum that runs along historic Route 66 from Joliet to Towanda. Each of the 13 communities along this stretch of the Mother Road offers the heritage traveler a unique Route 66 travel experience. 

Each year the towns which make up the Red Carpet Corridor join together on the first Saturday of May celebrating the history of Route 66.  For the Red Carpet Corridor Festival, each town puts together its own events and visitors are encouraged to take in all the sites and fun during the day.  

For more information about the Red Carpet Corridor, visit their Website.