Drivin' the Dixie

Drivin' the Dixie reverses course but continues traditions

June 10, 2019 - 21:46
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The 18th annual Drivin' the Dixie motor tour on Saturday, June 15, will defy gravity, after a fashion, by swimming upstream. The celebration of the historic Dixie Highway has always started in Blue Island and followed a route south to Momence. This year, for the first time, the tour will start in Momence and travel north to Blue Island.

Drivin’ the Dixie recognized and honored statewide

June 02, 2018 - 23:10
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An event locals have known as something special for the past 17 years is being recognized throughout the state this year. As Illinois celebrates its 200th birthday, Drivin’ the Dixie has been named an official Illinois Bicentennial event. It’s also received four awards from the Illinois State Historical Society and an award of merit from the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Annual Drivin’ the Dixie car tour route goes through Homewood and Flossmoor

June 07, 2017 - 23:19
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The 16th annual Drivin’ the Dixie event on Saturday, June 17, marks the 102nd year of Dixie Highway, a major state thoroughfare and one of the nation's early interstate highways. Drivers will take to Dixie Highway from Blue Island to Momence, stopping in Homewood and Flossmoor along the way. 
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