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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Experience Korean History and Traditions with the “Korean Culture Box” Exhibit

February 10, 2018 - April 28, 2018
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Governor’s Hometown Awards

March 01, 2018 - August 01, 2018
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Association of Lincoln Presenters 2018 Conference

April 19, 2018 - April 22, 2018
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Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest Awards Ceremony and Exhibit

April 21, 2018
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The Fabric of Friendship

April 21, 2018
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The Third Coast with Author Thomas Dyja

April 22, 2018
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Illinois Association of Park Districts’ Parks Day at the Capitol/Legislative Conference

April 24, 2018 - April 25, 2018
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Fair Housing Event – 50th Anniversary Celebration

April 26, 2018
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Illinois DAR Bicentennial Luncheon

April 27, 2018
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Workers’ Memorial Day

April 27, 2018
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Workers’ Memorial Day

April 28, 2018
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Rockford Workers’ Memorial Day

April 28, 2018
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5th Annual Bike Blessing – An Illinois Bicentennial Event

April 28, 2018
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Illinois Institute of Technology Historic Walking Tour

April 28, 2018
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Lantern Festival

April 28, 2018
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Signature Event

Illinois Bicentennial Celebration at the Union League Club of Chicago

April 30, 2018
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Rend Lake Water Festival

May 02, 2018 - May 05, 2018
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A Walk Through the Historic Triangle Park Neighborhood

May 04, 2018
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Polish Constitution Day Parade

May 05, 2018
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Kid’s Day at Fort de Chartres

May 05, 2018
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Polish Independence Banquet

May 05, 2018
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Cinco De Wino in Central Illinois

May 05, 2018 - May 06, 2018
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54th Annual Convocation to Honor Lincoln Laureates & Patriotic Concert

May 05, 2018
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Bagpipes, Banjos, and the Beatles

May 06, 2018
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We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818!

May 07, 2018
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Tech 2018

May 10, 2018
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2018 Rail Splitter Award Ceremony & National Public Service Recognition Week Celebration

May 10, 2018
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Historic Walking Tour of Crab Tree Farm

May 12, 2018
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1776 The Musical

May 18, 2018 - May 26, 2018
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