Red Carpet Corridor

May 6 & 7, 2017

From Joliet to Towanda, the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor kicks off the season of road trips and vacations.

Downtown Wilmington is the place to be on Saturday!

  • The Women of Wilmington flea market runs from 9am to 4pm
  • Downtown merchants will have sales during Red Carpet Corridor, stop in and check them out!
  • The Wilmington Lions Club will be grilling and chilling downtown. Every sandwich they sell helps the volunteers bring the community free activities like the June kids fishing derby.
  • Nelly‚Äôs on Route 66 will be serving up bison burgers.
  • At noon, the Chamber of Commerce will hold a laughing baby contest for infants up to 1 year of age, at the Chamber tent on North Water at Jackson Street.
  • The dancers from Finale Dance Studio, in Wilmington, will perform at 12:30 pm near the Chamber tent.
  • 1 pm, the Chamber will host its popular Hula Hoop contest for youth up to age 12.
  • The top dogs dressed for the day will compete in the Hound Dog Contest at 2:30 pm, at the Chamber tent.
  • Free shuttle to the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie to see the bison will run between 9am and 3:30pm by the post office.

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