First Hundred Miles

Plan Some Great Weekends Along Old US Rt 66 in Wilmington, Illinois!

Route 66′s Wilmington Welcomes You With An Exciting 2022 Event Line-Up

Wilmington, Illinois

Alt I-55 South Exit 241


Whether it’s an overnight stay or just for the day, put Wilmington, Illinois on your schedule for year-round fun. Visit the Downtown Merchants Association website at for times, locations, vendor registration and general information for visitors  wanting to experience ‘The Island City’. Located just 24 minutes from Joliet, you can enjoy the 16-mile ride on Old US Rt 66 and visit some of the best selfie stops along the way. Here’s the current run down for the rest of 2022.

May 28 - Memorial Day Parade

June 10 - Movie In The Park

June 16 - Farmers Market

June 18 - Pop-Up Flea Market

June 22 - Bingo! In The Park

June 25 - Kids Fishing Derby

July 1 - Independence Day Celebration with Club Car Show, Late Night Shopping, Beer Tent, Live Music and of course, Fireworks

July 8 - Movie In The Park

July 21 - Farmers Market

July 21-24 - Catfish Days & Cup In Hand Kickball

August 5 - Movie In The Park

August 6 - Wilmington Sharefest-Job Fair, Haircuts, Groceries, Books & Lunch

August 18 - Farmers Market

August 20 - Antique & Boutique Sidewalk Sale

September 10 - Wizard of Oz Fest-Wine & Craft Beer Tasting, Live Music & Movie in The Park

September 15 - Farmers Market

October 1 - Touch A Truck

October 8 - Movie In The Park

October 9 - Autumn Festival of Crafts

October 22 - Bewitched on 66 Halloween Festival-Wine & Witches Wine Walk & Bewitched at the Park District

November 26 - Small Business Saturday-Christmas Parade, Santa Photos, Late Night Shopping, Christkindl Market

We hope to see you there!

For more information, visit: WilmingtonIllinois.Net