After a year of Bicentennial celebrations, the big day is here!

Celebrate the finale of Indiana’s Bicentennial year at “Ignite the Future.” This free, family event will take place on Statehood Day, Dec. 11, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds inside the Indiana Farmers Coliseum from 10 a.m. to noon. The two-hour program will include a variety of speakers from diverse faith backgrounds as well as music, dance and more.

The Indiana Historical Society is also hosting a 200th birthday bash on Statehood Day from noon to 4:30 p.m. There will be daylong activities, crafts, two special productions, a balloon drop and much more. The event is free for IHS members or included with admission to the Indiana Experience exhibit.

Bicentennial Signature Projects throughout 2016 included the Bicentennial Plaza, which is located west of the Statehouse and includes two public art pieces interpreting the Indiana Torch and an interactive time capsule.

The Bicentennial Torch Relay was an exciting event where peer nominated torchbearers passed on the torch in distinct ways that represent Indiana’s heritage. The torch was relayed through all 92 counties within a five-week period.

To learn more about the Indiana Bicentennial Celebration and Statehood Day events, visit