Event date: 12/3/2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Export event Elaine Evans / Sunday, December 17, 2017 / Categories: Events, Bicentennial Event Illinois Bicentennial Birthday Party Illinois Bicentennail Commission Don’t miss Illinois’ 200th Birthday Celebration on December 3, 2018 at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. The event will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Illinois’ recognition as the 21st state of the union. The Bicentennial Birthday Party will be a star-studded celebration. Illinois celebrities and contributors in all walks of life, including entertainment, sports, politics and more. The theme of the year-long Bicentennial Celebration will showcase the people, places and things that have been Born, Built and Grown in Illinois over the last 200 years that have made us Illinois Proud. The evening’s programming will mix historical video and live entertainment: Act 1- Born Built and Grown Hosted by Bill Kurtis Act 2- Veterans Hosted by Joe Mantegna and a performance by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Act 3- Illinois Entertainment REO Speedwagon Act 4- Sports Hosted by Jackie Joyner-Kersee and tribute to Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, Rockford Peaches & Illinois Olympians Act 5- History/Culture Performance by Miquel Cervantes – Hamilton in Chicago Act 6- History of Chicago Blues Buddy Guy & Friends and Special Musical Guests The Bicentennial Birthday Party will be a celebration to remember for the next 200 years. https://illinois200.com/ Location: Aon Grand Ballroom - Navy Pier 840 East Grand Avenue Chicago, Illinois (Map) Previous Article The Perfect Gift—An ISHS Membership Next Article Illinois Bicentennial Program for McDonough County Print 852 Rate this article: 4.0 Please login or register to post comments.