Bond County Bicentennial

1817 - 2017


Our Events

Schedule of functions, tours, parties, and GENERAL FUN will be updated regularly as information becomes available.

Full Schedule

For information about Fundraising Events, please see the Calendar on the Welcome page.

Bicentennial Kick-Off History Program

Courthouse Ceremony

7:00 pm | January 5th [PAST EVENT]

Join Judge John Knight and historians Kevin Kaegy and John Coleman as they present a unique history program commemorating Bond County’s 200th anniversary in the courtroom. Also, the Bond County Board will make a special proclamation that night. Free and open to the public. 201 West Main Street, Greenville, Illinois. Use south entrance. Refreshments provided by the Benjamin Mills Chapter of the D.A.R. Live stream on our Facebook page.

Gonna Let It Rock

Main Bicentennial Celebration - Day 1

4:00 pm - Midnight | July 1st [PAST EVENT]

Downtown Greenville Event: Food & Beer Vendors, Historical Museum Exhibit in Old Masonic Building; Music by Head East (7pm) on the Bradford National Bank Main Stage with special guests: Swamp Weiss & the Swampdaddies (5pm), plus an open mic Bond County jam (9pm). All Events are FREE Admission. Bring your own seating!

  Fill out this form to reserve a spot in the Open Mic Music Jam! (137kb. .pdf) Any local musicians can come up and play or sing, with Swamp Weiss and the Swamp Daddies backing them up.

  View Head East concert event on Facebook.

  View the full Bradford National Bank Mainstage Music poster.

The Big Shabang

Main Bicentennial Celebration - Day 2

12:00 pm - Midnight | July 2nd [PAST EVENT]

  VIEW full July 2, 2017 Event Schedule, Map, & additional information.

Downtown Greenville Events: Courthouse Tours, Museum Exhibit continues, Parade @ 3pm, Vendors, Beer, Food, Family Fun Area, Fireworks, and MUSIC including headlining concert @ 6:30pm on the Bradford National Bank Main Stage by Ides Of March with Jim Peterik, Civil War Era Regiment Band, and Greenville Municipal Band. All Events are FREE Admission. Bring your own seating!

  View Ides of March concert event on Facebook.

Produced in partnership with Bond County Fourth Fest.

History Comes Alive

Cemetery Tours

Cemetery Tours for Summer 2017 have regretfully been cancelled. The sub-committee hopes to bring some type of county cemetery tour programs to the public at a later time. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Experience the Early 19th Century

Living History Days, Youth Events

0:00 am - 0:00 pm | September 15th - 17th

Hill’s Fort Rendezvous at the Hill’s Fort Reconstruction Site, on the grounds of AFHM south of Greenville. Friday is School Day! Saturday and Sunday open to the public. Featuring: Cannon firing; bullet making; blacksmithing; rope making; 1800s reconstructed fort, blockhouse and cabins; fife & drum; actual court records from the fort! Come see traders and vendors; buckskinners, fur traders, mountain men, War of 1812 & Colonial Re-enactors! More Details TBA.

Bond County Bicentennial Planning Committee


  • 618-593-5325
  • P.O. Box 376
    Greenville, IL 62246