The Kingman Route 66 Fest celebrates all things Route 66, especially the history and culture surrounding it, and is hosted in beautiful Lewis Kingman Park, a historic park that was one of Arizona's few shady rest stops along the Mother Road.
This event will feature live bands, a beer garden serving regional craft beers, food and craft vendors, a motorcycle show, a classic car show, a vintage trailer show, a pin up contest, Route 66 displays, fun activity zones, Kingman's FIRST and ONLY zipline, a fun photobooth, children's activities - the list goes on and on!
The Route 66 Fest is free for spectators and free public parking is in the adjacent lot at the corner of Andy Devine Ave (Route 66) and Fairgrounds Ave.
The Vintage Trailer Show, Friday’s Mother-Road Motorcycle Show, and Saturday’s Classic 66 Car Show are free to join, but pre-registration is required. Complete the online form to register for either show.
The 2022 Festival Schedule is dipslayed below, check back for the 2023 schedule.
Friday, Oct 14: 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 15: 10:00am to 8:00pm
All details and times are subject to change.
The 2022 Kingman Route 66 Fest is ratcheting the live music line up by a good country mile.
Friday kicks off with Robert Kramer, who has been a mainstay on the mid-west music scene for over 20 years. Garland Hackney will join Kramer on stage while performing from his latest album “Kingman Station”, which was inspired by his experience while traveling through Kingman by train. Robert Kramer will perform a ninety-minute set beginning at 4 PM.
Friday night will close off with the Jonathon Lee Band. Jonathan has local roots, growing up and kicking up dust on the roads of Kingman in his younger years. These days, the Jonathon Lee Band is a west coast country band based out of San Diego with a little mix of rock and soul. Rickety Cricket hosted the band during the 2017 Andy Devine Days Festival to a lively crowd and there are a lot of fans excited to see him return for the 66 Fest.
Saturday live music kicks off at 4 PM with The Nicki Park Band. Nicki and her band plays pop rock variety of music from 70's through today and will play a great mix of road trip cover music and some great tunes from her own releases.
The 2022 Kingman Route 66 Fest will close out with the Cash’d Out Premier Johnny Cash Show, a San Diego based band that channels the style and rhythm of the late, great Man in Black. The band formed in 2005 and has been touring ever since. It’s the only Johnny Cash tribute band that has received acclaim from Cash family members and surviving bandmate W.S. Holland.
2022 Show Schedule below, check back for the 2023 scedule:
The Mother Road Motorcycle Show - Friday, October 14 - 5pm to 7pm
The Classic 66 Car Show - Saturday, October 15 - 12pm to 6pm
Tow 'N Show Camp-out - Friday & Staturday. Must arrive between 12pm & 2:30pm on Friday OR between 8am & 9:30am on Saturday. Participants can dry camp Friday & Saturday night. Security on site Friday night only. Participants cannot leave before 8pm either night due to pedestrian traffic at the fest. If your trailer will stay attached to the tow vehicle, it will have to be on display on Route 66 with the car show and/or motorcycle show. If you can drop the trailer, it can be displayed in the designated grass area. All participants will receive a commemorative decal. No entry fees this year.
New in 2022!
Route 66 Road Sign Graffiti Contest at the Route 66 Fest in Kingman, AZ
This competition will take place on Saturday, October 15th at 2pm. Contestants will have exactly 66 minutes to complete their artwork. All finished road signs will be displayed at the Kingman Visitor Center for all visitors and tourists to admire year-round.
The winner will be announced at 6pm on the main stage at the Fest. Voting will be open to the public.
There are twelve open spots for the contest and registration is $30. Winner will take home a cash prize of $150. Different decommissioned road signs will be available for contestants to choose from on a first come, first served basis.
Pay for registration in person at the Kingman Visitor Center or over the phone. 120 W Andy Devine Ave. | 928.718.2583
A respirator mask must be worn at all times during the duration of the contest while contestants are painting
No curse words or foul imagery in your artwork – this is a FAMILY FRIENDLY festival!
We encourage a Route 66 related theme to your artwork, but it is not required.
The Route 66 Shield Toss is an entirely new spectacle where contestants will get the chance to toss three Route 66 Shields twice (6 tosses in total) aiming for a target between Twin Arrows. Entry fee is $10 and limited to 20 contestants.
All contestants who land a shield on the target will receive a commemorative Kingman Route 66 Shield. The contestant landing their shield closest to the bullseye, and most in-line with the shield at the middle of the bulls-eye, will claim the title and a $100 prize.
The Route 66 Shield Toss contest begins at 4pm on Saturday, October 15 in the southwest field of Lewis Kingman Park.
2022 Show Schedule below, check back for the 2023 scedule:
Welcome! We are excited for you to join the Kingman 66 Fest Pin Up Contest on
Saturday, October 15th, 2022, 11:30am - 2pm.
The event location is Lewis Kingman Park, 2201 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401.
40's - 60's inspired pin up is appropriate to the theme.
Must be 21 or older to enter this contest. You will receive a contestant number at the event.
AWARDS - Titles
THANK YOU SO MUCH Miss Elvi Pearl for hosting & coordinating our pin up contest!
Registration is CLOSED for this event.
Please reach out to Perla SB (Miss Elvi Pearl) on Facebook to get on the waiting list. Thank you!
The festival activities don't end in the Park!
Make sure to visit Downtown Kingman for various activities, specials, live music, a community art show, and so much more!
The Kingman Route 66 Fest is working with Desert Wonder Tours to provide complementary transportation between Lewis Kingman Park and Downtown Kingman during the Festival. Spectators can pick up a free ride between 4pm and 8pm on Friday Oct 14 and Saturday Oct 15.
Downtown Pick-up / Drop-off locations will be at the Kingman Center for the Arts Gallery (4th & Beale Streets) and at the future home of the Electric Vehicle Experience (6th & Beale Streets).
Downtown weekend festivities include:
The Kinbgman Center for the Arts 6x6 Art Show: The ArtHub's 6x6 Show on Route 66, located at 402 E Beale St. Open from 11am to 6pm.
Chillin' on Beale Street Car Show: Classic car show in historic downtown Kingman on Beale St. Events begins at 2pm and only ends when the cars go home! October theme is a Halloween Costume Party! Bring a bag of candy!
Please check back in for more details & other activities!
Vendor fees will remain unchanged from 2022. All vendors must sell a product or on-site service. Commercial vendors must sell product that fits the them of the 66 Fest. The Festival committee will not be accepting informational, non-profit, or off-site service vendors.
Check back for the vendor request form.