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.

The 120th Anniversary of the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago

December 01, 2017 - June 30, 2018
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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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Bicentennial Celebration–Kids in the Park-Pyramid State Park

May 24, 2018 - July 07, 2018
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BURNHAM’S DREAM: THE WHITE CITY

June 01, 2018 - July 01, 2018
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Down on the Farm

June 10, 2018 - June 29, 2019
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Illinois Indians State RV Rally Celebrating Illinois Bicentennial

June 20, 2018 - June 24, 2018
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Immigrant Heritage Month

June 20, 2018
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Macomb Heritage Days

June 21, 2018 - June 23, 2018
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Homer Community Festival

June 21, 2018 - June 24, 2018
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Kankakee Day Celebration

June 21, 2018
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CAPTAIN ABRAHAM LINCOLN-BLACK HAWK WAR Sculpture Presentation

June 23, 2018
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Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

June 23, 2018
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Chicago Pride Parade

June 24, 2018
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Murals and Milestones

June 27, 2018 - July 01, 2018
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Ten People From Illinois Who Changed History (… Besides Abraham Lincoln)

June 27, 2018
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International Student Science Fair 2018

June 27, 2018
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How Illinoisans Remember The Civil War

June 28, 2018
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Assumption Fest

June 28, 2018 - June 30, 2018
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Decatur Quilters Guild Celebrates Illinois Bicentennial

June 29, 2018 - June 30, 2018
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Patriot’s Day Parade

June 29, 2018
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52nd Annual Dunfermline Chicken and Fish Fry

June 30, 2018
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Rend Lake Fireworks

June 30, 2018
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Hinckley Fireworks Fest

June 30, 2018
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Red, White and Blue Days

July 01, 2018 - July 04, 2018
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36th Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show

July 03, 2018 - July 31, 2018
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Mokena Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade

July 04, 2018
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We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818!

July 04, 2018
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The Edgebrook Community Association 4th of July Parade and Picnic

July 04, 2018
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