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.

Fetching Market at the Hangar

May 18, 2018 - May 19, 2018
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Theatre in the Park 2018 Historic Season

May 18, 2018 - September 28, 2018
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Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair

May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018
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Illinois Cemetery Safari

May 19, 2018
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Drinkin’ With Lincoln Street Fest and 5K

May 19, 2018
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Binding Our State Together: Canals, Railroads, Postal Services, and Roads

May 20, 2018
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Creating the Land of Lincoln

May 23, 2018
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Memorial Day Parade and Courthouse Ceremony

May 28, 2018
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Memorial Day Sesquicentennial Observation

May 28, 2018
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Beyond Duty

May 29, 2018 - June 01, 2018
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Diamonds, Denim and Stars

May 30, 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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Rockford Peaches Day at City Market

June 01, 2018
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Rockford Peaches Day on State

June 01, 2018
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Friday Night Flix at Davis Park – A League of Their Own

June 01, 2018
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Virginia Bar-B-Que: Illinois’ Bicentennial, Celebrating 200 Years

June 01, 2018 - June 03, 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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“Baseball in the STEAM Zone” Family Day at Beyer Stadium

June 02, 2018
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Opening Ceremony and Exhibition Game at Beyer Stadium

June 02, 2018
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More Fun on 81 Festival

June 02, 2018 - June 03, 2018
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Illinois Bicentennial Community Garden Walk

June 02, 2018
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Home Run Derby and Closing Ceremony at Beyer Stadium

June 03, 2018
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Summer Family Festival

June 03, 2018
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Camp Butler: Training Grounds, Prison, Cemetery

June 07, 2018
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31st Annual Kiwanis Superman Bike Ride

June 09, 2018
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Philippine Fest (Piyesta Pinoy)

June 09, 2018
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From Prairie to Farm to City: Music to Commemorate Illinois’s Bicentennial

June 09, 2018
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Military Heritage Day

June 10, 2018
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