Upcoming Events

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.

History of Monee from 1818 to the present & Bicentennial Photo Contest

May 10, 2018 - September 09, 2018
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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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Lincoln as Commander in Chief, A Panel Discussion

August 23, 2018
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We’re Going to Party Like It’s 1818

August 23, 2018
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4th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit

August 24, 2018
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Old Capitol Bicentennial Blues & BBQ

August 24, 2018 - August 25, 2018
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Illinois Bicentennial Tour – The Land Before Lincoln

August 25, 2018
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Taste of Pakistan and 27th Annual Flag hoisting ceremony

August 25, 2018
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Alto Vineyards Bicentennial Celebration

August 25, 2018
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Fair St. Clair 200

August 25, 2018
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Signature Event

Illinois Bicentennial Route 66 Motorcycle Ride

August 26, 2018
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Illinois Bicentennial Plaza Rendering Signature Event

Illinois Bicentennial Plaza Dedication

August 26, 2018
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Signature Event

East St. Louis Heritage Festival

August 26, 2018
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Signature Event

Where Illinois Began – Bicentennial Celebration

August 26, 2018
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Polish American Family Fest

August 26, 2018
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The Illinois Bicentennial Challenge Award

August 26, 2018 - December 03, 2018
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Signature Event

Addison-Medinah Shriners Parade and Bicentennial Bash

August 26, 2018
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Alsip Illinois Bicentennial Celebration

August 26, 2018
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Signature Event

Aug. 26th Illinois Constitution Day Event at Ravinia

August 26, 2018
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Signature Event

Du Quoin State Fair Celebration

August 26, 2018
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Signature Event

Galena Constitution Celebration

August 26, 2018
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Signature Event

Illinois 200th Birthday Cake Celebration

August 26, 2018
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Malaysian Flag Raising in honor of Malaysian Independence Day

August 31, 2018
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Dean Williams – The Making of the film “Abraham Lincoln in Logan County”

August 31, 2018
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Prairieland Chautauqua: “Illinois: A Bicentennial Celebration”

September 01, 2018 - September 03, 2018
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Evenings at Butterworth

September 04, 2018
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Our Land between the Rivers

September 04, 2018
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Pullman Labor Day 2018

September 04, 2018
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Sandwich Fair

September 05, 2018 - September 09, 2018
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