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.

Governor’s Hometown Awards

March 01, 2018 - August 01, 2018
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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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36th Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show

July 03, 2018 - July 31, 2018
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We’re Going To Party Like It’s 1818!

July 16, 2018
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The Southwest Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois

July 18, 2018
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Roadside History: Illinois Civil War Markers

July 19, 2018
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Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018
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Rock the Badges

July 21, 2018
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Friends of Fort de Chartres Summer Ball

July 21, 2018
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45th Annual Chatham Jaycees Sweet Corn Festival & Illinois Championship Cow Chip Throw

July 21, 2018 - July 22, 2018
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Ann Stokes – African American Civil War Nurse

July 23, 2018
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Henderson County Fair Refurbished Window Contest

July 24, 2018 - July 29, 2018
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IHC “Exploring Native American Culture” with Kim Sigafus

July 24, 2018
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We’re Going To Party Like It’s 1818!

July 24, 2018
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Grant and Sherman Win The War

July 26, 2018
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The Great Balloon Race

July 27, 2018 - July 29, 2018
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Proud American Days

July 27, 2018 - July 30, 2018
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EffingHAM-JAM

July 27, 2018 - July 28, 2018
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Southern Illinois Made Expo

July 28, 2018 - July 29, 2018
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Korea Festival : The Rhythm of Korea in Chicago

July 28, 2018
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KalaUtsav 2018

July 29, 2018
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Illinois Songwriters Who Helped Win The Civil War

August 02, 2018
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Orion Celebrates Illinois Bicentennial: History-Music-Food-Drama

August 04, 2018 - August 05, 2018
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El Valor 2nd Annual Tequila Tasting

August 04, 2018
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Illinois Rural Health Summit

August 07, 2018
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Stephen A. Douglas, Patriot

August 09, 2018
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Exploring the Illinois Wine Industry

August 09, 2018
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We’re Going to Party Lime it’s 1818!

August 09, 2018
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