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Welcome to the Official Illinois Bicentennial Event Calendar. Here, you will be able to view and plan for events throughout the state during the entire Bicentennial celebration.

​Illinois will celebrate its 200th year from December 3, 2017 to our official birthday on December 3, 2018. Look for special events on December 3, 2017, August 26, 2018, and December 3, 2018.

In addition to signature events and projects being led by the Commission, we invite all statewide partners and event and project managers planning activities between December 3, 2017 and December 3, 2018 to apply for endorsement to become an official part of Illinois Bicentennial.

Theatre in the Park 2018 Historic Season

May 18, 2018 - September 28, 2018
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Down on the Farm

June 10, 2018 - June 29, 2019
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The Illinois Bicentennial Challenge Award

August 26, 2018 - December 03, 2018
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NIU

September 08, 2018 - November 14, 2018
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The Flood

September 20, 2018 - September 30, 2018
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Autumn Pioneer Festival

September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018
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SAVOR: Restaurant Week

September 21, 2018 - September 30, 2018
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Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days

September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018
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Illinois at 200

September 26, 2018
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Ten People From Illinois Who Changed the World

September 27, 2018
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From Galena & Dixon to the White House: Illinois Presidents Journey

September 27, 2018 - September 28, 2018
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Mt. Vernon “Illinois Proud” Fall Fest

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
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1776

September 28, 2018 - October 07, 2018
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Czech Centennial Gala Chicago

September 28, 2018
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The Evergreen Cemetery Walk: Commemorating the Bicentennial of Illinois

September 29, 2018 - October 07, 2018
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Laughing Lincoln Jubilee

September 30, 2018
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Art of Illinois: A Bicentennial Celebration

October 03, 2018 - October 31, 2018
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Hispanic Heritage Month

October 03, 2018
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C-U Oktoberfest

October 06, 2018
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We’re Going to Party Like It’s 1818!

October 06, 2018
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SOS Illinois Harvest Day

October 06, 2018
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2018 Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

October 09, 2018
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We’re Gonna Party Like it is 1818!

October 11, 2018
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We’re Going to Party Like It’s 1818!

October 11, 2018
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A Bicentennial Weekend

October 12, 2018 - October 13, 2018
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First Annual Heritage Village Apple Festival

October 13, 2018
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UIS History Harvest: “Being Illinoisan”

October 13, 2018
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Illinois Bicentennial Corn Tasting

October 13, 2018
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Schaumburg Township Historic Bus Tour

October 14, 2018
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Echos of Yesteryear: Walk Through Oak Ridge Cemetery Walk

October 14, 2018
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