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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.

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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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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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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Remarkable Indonesia Fair 2018

July 07, 2018
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Olympia Fields Park District Summer Festival. An Illinois Bicentennial Celebration

July 07, 2018
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National Conference of Filipino American National Historical Society

July 11, 2018 - July 14, 2018
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Illinois Bicentennial Welcomeburger Celebration

July 11, 2018
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Civil War Widows and Orphans

July 12, 2018
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We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818!

July 12, 2018
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Amaranth Apple Festival

July 13, 2018 - July 14, 2018
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Building Illinois: Entrepreneurialism Flourishes, Workers Rise

July 15, 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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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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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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Southern Illinois Made Expo

July 28, 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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