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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Celebrating our Prairie Heritage

January 11, 2018 - March 12, 2018
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Experience Korean History and Traditions with the “Korean Culture Box” Exhibit

February 10, 2018 - April 28, 2018
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CHINESE NEW YEAR GAME WITH THE CHICAGO BULLS

February 22, 2018
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The 35th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

February 24, 2018
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Chicago Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade

February 25, 2018
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Rising of the Bulgarian National Flag in front of Richard J. Daley Center

March 03, 2018
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Cultures of China Festival of Spring 2018

March 06, 2018
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15th Annual Henry Farnam Dinner

March 09, 2018
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Election of the Queen of the Polish Constitution Day Parade

March 10, 2018 - March 11, 2018
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Quincy Concert Band presents “An Illinois Bicentennial”

March 11, 2018
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#Bicentennial Hour: “The Land Before Lincoln: Midewin in 1818”

March 15, 2018
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This Land Was Your Land: Native Americans, Globalization and Treaties

March 18, 2018
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Fort de Chartres Colonial Trade Faire and Musket & Rifle Frolic

April 07, 2018 - April 08, 2018
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Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon

April 07, 2018
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Becoming a State: The Illinois Way

April 15, 2018
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Illinois DAR Bicentennial Luncheon

April 27, 2018
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Kid’s Day at Fort de Chartres

May 05, 2018
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Polish Constitution Day Parade

May 05, 2018
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Polish Independence Banquet

May 05, 2018
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1776 The Musical

May 18, 2018 - May 26, 2018
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BURNHAM’S DREAM: THE WHITE CITY

June 01, 2018 - July 01, 2018
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First Fridays: Illinois Bicentennial

June 01, 2018
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Vogt Visual Arts Center Art Show & Sale

June 02, 2018
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48th Annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres

June 02, 2018 - June 03, 2018
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31st Annual Kiwanis Superman Bike Ride

June 09, 2018
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Military Heritage Day

June 10, 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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Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

June 23, 2018
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