Route 66 Festival Facebook page screenshot

A new Facebook page, “Lebanon Route 66 Festival — June 17-18, 2022,” has been launched to help promote the festival, now in its 15th year.

“We wanted a Facebook page that’s exclusive to the Route 66 Festival, where you can go for updates year after year,” Mike Boggs, vice president of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, said.

Festival updates still will appear on other Facebook pages, including pages of the host organizations, the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society and Downtown Lebanon, and in local media. But the new festival page has features that will enable more people to learn about the event.

Boggs encouraged Facebook members to like, follow and share the new festival page to increase awareness of the event.

The Lebanon Route 66 Festival, first held in 2001 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the historic highway, is a two-day event held every year on Father's Day weekend. This year the festival will open on Friday evening, June 17, in Downtown Lebanon, and continue Saturday, June 18, at Route 66-themed Boswell Park. Live music, cruise-ins, food trucks, vendors and other activities are planned at both locations. Watch for details.

The Lebanon Route 66 Festival is presented by Heritage Bank of the Ozarks. Friday’s events are hosted by Downtown Lebanon. Saturday’s events are hosted by the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society in partnership with the Lebanon Parks and Recreation and Tourism departments.

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