Blue Island, Illinois

Drivin’ The Dixie 2018 begins in Blue Island, where participants will register vehicles, receive tour guide, map, Dixie Passports for stamps, and the official Dixie Highway windshield sticker – this year’s design including the event’s inclusion in the Illinois Bicentennial Celebration.

Enjoy coffee and rolls as you stroll along Blue Island’s historic Olde Western Avenue, recently outfitted with resurfaced streets and a Cal-Sag Trail spur. Then, head uptown for garage sales, antique shops, bakeries, and a leisurely drive through the city’s charming Silk Stocking District.