By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2012
Sapulpa Rotary will host its annual Salsa Festival at the Route 66 Blowout.
Sapulpa Main Street’s 23rd annual Route 66 Blowout Car Show and Festival is Saturday, June 2 on Dewey Avenue in historic downtown Sapulpa. Attracting over 10,000 people each year, the Route 66 Blowout, Sapulpa’s largest annual event, will offer fun for the whole family.
One of the Route 66 Blowout’s biggest draws each year is the car show, which began with 35 cars and a single parking lot in 1989, and has grown into one of Sapulpa’s most popular events. “We now have 46 different classes for classic cars and trucks,” says Kallie McGuire, director of Sapulpa Main Street. “And back this year are the motorcycles. For the first time, the motorcycles are going to have their own classes – 12 of them – and this is going to be a permanent addition to our show. We’d been asked so many times since last year’s Blowout whether the motorcycles would be back, and we’ve had a great response to their return. The motorcycle community loves to ride Route 66, and we’re proud to call Route 66 home to the Blowout.”
There’s lots more going on at the Route 66 Blowout. “The Sapulpa Rotary Club will be hosting their annual Salsa Festival, and you can stop by their tasting tent for some of the best salsa you’ve ever had,” says McGuire. “Plus, the Kids Zone is always a fun place for the kids to hang out and enjoy a variety of great activities just for them.” In addition, the Route 66 Blowout will feature arts and crafts vendors from all over Oklahoma. All of downtown Sapulpa’s retail shops will be open too, so you can stop in and cool off in their air conditioned stores. There will be plenty of food vendors as well.
Sapulpa Arts will host a Route 66 Art Show and Sale, and will feature an Art Zone on Water Street between Dewey and Lee, where work from local artists – professionals, amateurs, children, and teens – will be on display.
Sapulpa Main Street is a non-profit organization that works to keep downtown Sapulpa thriving and to preserve its historic buildings with a focus on design, economic restructuring, promotion, and organization. Sapulpa Main Street hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the Summer Concert Series at Martha’s Corner, Scarecrows on Parade in October, and the Jingle Bells Sweepstakes and other holiday events in November and December.
The 23rd annual Route 66 Blowout Car Show and Festival will be held June 2 in historic downtown Sapulpa. The event begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, or to register your car, truck, or motorcycle, contact Sapulpa Main Street or visit them on the web at www.sapulpamainstreet.com.