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PROUD OF OUR HERITAGE
CONFIDENT IN OUR FUTURE


Come Celebrate Belleville's Bicentennial in the Year 2014

It's hard to believe that Belleville is 200 years old! (1814 – 2014) In addition to the usual yearly festivities, we have several special, Bicentennial events planned throughout the year. There should be something for everyone; best of all, most will be FREE to the public. In order to achieve our goals, we need as many volunteers as possible. Check out our site to discover how you might help become a part of history.

Official Opening of Belleville, Illinois' 1st Annual Christkindlmarkt on Friday, November 28, 2014

downtown belleville snowy square picSet on Belleville's scenic Public Square, located at the intersection of Main Street and Illinois Highway 159, the Market will be open daily from November 28 through December 23rd. Vendors will operate from individual wooden chalets designed specifically for this event, and will sell a variety of items including handmade German lace, Russian and Ukrainian nesting dolls, amber jewelry, Egyptian hand blown glass ornaments, hand carved Santas, and German accessories. In addition, each weekend the Christkindlmarkt will also feature demonstrations and entertainment.

Check out a schedule of events here.

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Thank You Belleville for a Wonderful Weekend!

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The weather was beautiful. The brat was longer than 200 feet. The bands sounded great. The crowds were large. This was definitely a once in a lifetime event. Happy birthday Belleville and many thanks to the volunteers who made this all possible.


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Pictures of the weekend! Check out our galleries on facebook. Please post your own pictures and comments too.

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Thank you for taking the Museum Tour If you missed out, be sure to check here for directions to check them out on your own.

Belleville 200 Coins

Get your piece of history. One of a kind, sterling silver coins to commemorate Belleville's 200th are still available. Learn More.

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Christmas Market. Join us Downtown in November and December for a Christmas Open Market. Check out dates and times here.

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Belleville 200 is a sub-committee of the Belleville Cultural Enrichment Organization, an Illinois Not-For-Profit Corporation. All donations are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code