This proclamation event will bring national attention to Kingman! National Day Calendar is a household name and is the nationally recognized officiator of National Days.
National Day Calendar honored Kingman with the momentous occasion of hosting the proclamation of the very first National Road Trip Day because we are at the heart of Historic Route 66, an internationally recognized symbol of travel. May 27th was selected because it is the Friday heading into Memorial Day weekend, which kicks of the season of travel, road trips, and summer vacations across the U. S.
The Kingman Office of Tourism will be working with Main Street and others downtown to block off a section of Route 66, from 3rd St to 5th St, for the block party. Kingman Main Street is also going to unveil the Kingman Tours as part of this celebration.
The virtual tour will have signage at each tour stop with QR codes that people can scan. When scanned, it will load an audio recording about the interesting history of that location, then lead them to the next location.
For this block party, we will have printed maps to guide participants on the tour. The maps have stamp boxes for each spot (like a passport) and we’ll have volunteers stationed at each point of interest to stamp their tour map. Everyone who completes the tour will be entered into a drawing, held that night, for prizes donated by downtown Kingman businesses.
Marlo, the founder of National Day Calendar, will be dressed in his very best road trip attire for his proclamation at our event at 5pm. Keep an ear out for National Day Calendar's podcast as they will be featuring the event on May 27th! After this event, National Road Trip Day will also be on all future calendars.
This block party will have live music from Garagemahal and Sound Hole Painterz, delicious and festive specials at downtown restaurants, a beer garden, and a car show in addition to the unveiling of a new statue and the Historic Downtown virtual guided tours. Event starts at 3pm and ends at 10pm.
The car show will be located on Route 66 (Andy Devine Ave) between 3rd St and 5th St. The beer garden will be on the corner of 4th St and Route 66. The Walk About with Jim Hinckley bronze statue unveiling will take place in front of the Kingman Railroad Depot, 402 Andy Devine Ave at 6pm.
Don’t miss out on this kick-off of Memorial Day Weekend and #celebrateeveryday!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Walking Tours & Stamp Locations: 3pm - 7pm
Car Show: 3pm - 7pm
Robotics Demonstrations by Bionic Bulldogs: 3pm - 7pm
Statue Unveiling: 6pm
Music & Bands: DJ, 3pm - 6:30pm. Bands: 5pm - 6pm & 6:30pm - 10pm
Beer Garden: 3pm - 10pm